Taylorsville leaders have taken a huge step in further defining and implementing the city's 20/20 Vision. They have issued a formal request seeking Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) for professional services with the goal of master-planning and revitalizing commercial centers in the city. The SOQ request seeks consultants in land use planning, small area design and programming, retail development, transportation planning and market analysis. The goal is to formulate a clear, insightful, visual and engaging plan for overall commercial development in the city, as well as visual plans and fiscally viable options for each individual area. The map below shows those core commercial areas identified for study and planning. The project is a key part of the city's 20/20 Vision, which focuses on bringing new businesses and housing to the city as well as plans for prime development locations, transportation and land use. The full SOQ request can be viewed here.
Preparation is once again underway for Taylorsville Dayzz! This year's celebration is scheduled for June 27, 28 and 29 at Valley Regional Park. The Taylorsville Arts Council is taking applications for individuals and groups who would like to perform at the event. Applications are due by April 12, and stages will be filled on a first-come basis. Click here for the application form.
Additional application forms for exhibits and food vendors, as well as sponsorship contracts and registration for the Taylorsville Dayzz Parade are also now available. Please submit your applications as soon as possible and check the forms for deadlines. Click on the links below for each:
Also, again this year, the city is sponsoring a T-shirt design contest for the Taylorsville Dayzz 5K run, scheduled for June 29. Submissions are due by April 22 to firstname.lastname@example.org and the winner will receive $50 and a free T-shirt with their winning design. Submissions must include the words "Taylorsville Dayzz 5K" and the run date "June 29, 2019." Click on the image below for a contest flyer:
MAMMA MIA DANCE CLINICS
The process involving the proposed Midvalley Connector Bus Rapid Transit project in Taylorsville is moving forward. The Draft Environmental Study Report is complete; public comment on it was taken through the end of December. A public open house also was held.
The proposed project extends along Murray, Taylorsville and West Valley City. The proposal includes a bus rapid transit line that travels from Murray Central station, through Taylorsville with connection at Salt Lake Community College on Redwood Road, to West Valley Central station. It is approximately seven miles in length with 15 proposed stations. The project includes approximately 1.4 miles of center-running exclusive bus lane along 4700 South. With the conclusion of the public comment period, UTA will now process all comments received and prepare the Final Environmental Study Report, anticipated to begin in the spring.
Visit www.midvalleyconnector.com for details and to view the Draft Environmental Study Report.
The City Council and Mayor will be available every 5th Wednesday to talk one-on-one about any issue. The next meeting is Wednesday, May 29 at 6 p.m. at City Hall. Come meet with your Council Member or talk with the Mayor. They want to hear from you!
DISPLAY YOUR ART
Share your art or enjoy the talents of others! The Taylorsville Art Show is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, March 29 & 30 at the Taylorsville Senior Center. If you are entering, Art Intake will occur Tuesday, March 26, and Wednesday, March 27, from 2 to 7 p.m. Entry forms must be completed by Monday, March 25, at 7 p.m. Access the form here: https://goo.gl/forms/wsy7KkwHjmPfPO552
Awards will be presented on Saturday, March 30, at 3 p.m. Also, new this year: The Taylorsville Arts Council has partnered with Story Crossroads to bring two professional storytellers to the show. Karl Behling and Suzanne Hudson will perform on Saturday at 1 p.m., along with youth and junior storytellers. Get your Arts Show People's Choice ballot stamped at the Storyteller event for a prize drawing. Click here for a show flyer.
It will be a lot of fun. More than 200 art pieces were entered in last year's show!
This year's Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the Valley Regional Softball Complex next to the Taylorsville Recreation Center. There will be plenty of fun for children of all ages. Age groups for the hunt are: 4 and under, 5-8 and 9-12. The hunt begins at 9 a.m. sharp on Saturday, April 20. Bring your own basket for gathering the candy-filled eggs. The Easter Bunny will be there too!
With recent events including the recent earthquake near Bluffdale, you may be wondering how Taylorsville City would get information out to you in an emergency. There are a couple of emergency communication systems you should be aware of:
First, the federal IPAWS system (Integrated Public Awareness and Warning System) helps us send out notifications to cell phones, computers, radio and television. It uses cell towers to distribute information to everyone within the area of that tower. See more here: https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/videos/77356
Coordinating with VECC (Valley Emergency Communications Center), we also have the reverse 911 option that allows us to reach those who sign up. The key is that you need to sign up if you want alerts to go to your cell phone. Here is more information on how to do that: http://www.vecc9-1-1.com/voip-registration/ (Landlines are automatically added to the system).
Of course, we are also active on Social Media, including FB @ TaylorsvilleCity; Twitter @ TvilleUT; and Instagram @ taylorsvillecity, and will use this website as well as coordination with local media outlets to help us get vital messages out to the community.
Also, don't miss the Great Utah Shakeout on April 18 at 10:15 a.m. Find more information here.
It's always good to plan ahead!