Goats and Washington School … You’ve got to read this!!

There have been a few neighbors who have expressed concerns about the areas just east of Washington School being overgrown with weeds, etc.  Well, our great principal at Washington, Rebecca Pittam, and the SLC School District have come up with an interesting and novel way to get rid of the weeds.

Please read the attached …. should be interesting.  Post pictures if you take them.

June 23, 2015

Dear Washington Neighbor,

We wanted to bring you up to date on an event we have planned for the weekend of June 26th to improve the hillside area in the back of the school. This is part of a long term plan to clean up the weeds and beatify the area in a natural, safe, and cost effective way.

On June 26th a Utah company, D-Goat Ranch will bring approximately 100 goats to the hillside. Temporary fencing will be set up to keep the goats in the hillside “grazing area” where they will stay until Monday morning, June 29th. During the weekend. The goats will eat nearly all of the vegetation on the hillside (leaves on trees up to 6 feet high and saplings up to about 1” in diameter. A herder will be on site day and night to watch the goats. Droppings within the grazing area become trampled into the soil by the goats and will actually contribute to the soil quality.

The following week, the grounds crew from Salt Lake City School District will selectively remove dead trees and volunteer trees/shrubs greater than 2” in diameter.

We would appreciate it if you could keep your children away from the school grounds during this weekend so that we can avoid any problems.

If you have any questions, please direct them to the following:

Mark Ruff who is overseeing the project @ 886.8929 ext. 164. Or 801-244-1581

Ricardo Zubiate 801-514-7976

Thank you,

Rebecca Pittam, Principal

Washington Elementary School

Capitol Hill Neighborhood Council – June Meeting

The June meeting of the Capitol Hill Neighborhood Council will be held Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 240 of the State Capitol (not in the Copper Room where previous meetings have been held). We’ll look forward to seeing you there.

The Agenda includes reports from SLC Police and Fire Departments, City and State legislative leaders and the following:

1. Report on the Marmalade Library Construction
2. Report on the 500 North Columbus Traffic Signal Construction

Please note that we had planned for a report from Salt Lake City Transportation on the planned improvements to East Capitol Boulevard between 300 North and 500 North. That report will be changed to our July meeting due to an unforeseen conflict.

Our July meeting, July 15th, will feature a discussion Q and A with candidates for SLC Mayor. The meeting will be in Room 240 at 6:30 p.m.


May Council Meeting

A quick reminder that the monthly meeting of the Capitol Hill Neighborhood Council will be held Wednesday, May 20th at 6:30 p.m. in the Copper Room of the Capitol Complex East Annex Building.

We’ll receive our regular updates from City and legislative leaders as well as have reports from Salt Lake City regarding the Ensign Peak Trail redesign and the Warm Springs Park Master Plan.

Also, please make sure to add to your calendars the annual July 4th breakfast to be held on Saturday, July 4th (obviously) at Warm Springs Park starting at 8:00 a.m. and going to 10:30 a.m.

See you on Wednesday night!

Ensign Peak Trailhead Clean-up

Ensign Peak Trailhead Annual Clean-up

May 2, 2015
8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
142 Ensign Vista Drive

Come and help the neighborhood get this famous, historic trailhead ready for active spring and summer use. We’ll be weeding, mulching and doing general clean-up. The City will bring all the necessary tools and gear.  So, no need to bring tools …. just yourself, your gloves and your enthusiasm. Some sunscreen will be helpful.

We’ll have water, juice and treats.

Please come!!!

Capitol Hill Neighborhood Council – April Meeting

Just a quick reminder that our Capitol Hill Neighborhood Council’s April meeting will be Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at the State Capitol Complex, East Annex, Copper Room.

Topics on the Agenda include:

Reports from City and Legislative Representatives
Update and Report on Ensign Peak Trail Redevelopment
East Capitol Boulevard Upgrades and Improvements (Tentative)

Please put on your calendars to come participate in our annual Ensign Peak Trailhead clean-up on May 2, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  This annual clean-up gives us a chance to beautify one of the jewels of our neighborhood making it ready for summer use. Further information to come.

See you next Wednesday!

March Capitol Hill Neighborhood Council Meeting

The March meeting of the Capitol Hill Neighborhood Council will be held Wednesday, March 18th at 6:30 p.m. in the Copper Room of the East Annex of the State Capitol Complex.  We will receive reports from City Representatives, State Legislators and discuss Salt Lake City’s Transit Master Plan and the proposed revisions to Ensign Peak Trail.  We will also have a report on the ongoing Master Plan efforts for Warm Springs Park.

Please plan on attending …


Final Workshop on Warm Springs Park Master Plan – Tonight

The last of three workshops on Warm Springs Park is tonight from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Main Library, Level 4 Conference Room.  The previous two meetings have been energetic and full of great ideas.  Please come and provide your input for this great neighborhood asset …

Hope to see you there …..

Please see the attached for more information.

Warm Springs Park Workshop