Taylorsville Dayzz is coming up! The celebration is scheduled for June 27, 28 and 29 at Valley Regional Park, and you won't want to miss this year's show-stopping line-up. Performing Thursday night is the Utah Symphony. On Friday, you can Rock the 80s with Lisa McClowry, and Saturday features Abbacadabra. Also enjoy a movie in the park, carnival rides, the 5K, Car Show and Parade, and of course the best fireworks in the Valley!
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:
In addition, registration is now open for the 2019 Taylorsville Dayzz 5K. Run over to www.taylorsvilledayzz5k.com for more information and to sign up! We look forward to another exciting 5K and Kids Fun Run!
TREE PLANTING-CINCO DE MAYO
Plan to come to the Spring into Spring: Tree Planting-Cinco de Mayo event on Saturday, May 4, at 10 a.m. It's hosted by the Taylorsville Parks and Recreation Committee and Cultural Diversity Committee. You can join in planting 8 new trees at Millrace Park, 1150 W. 5400 South, and enjoy music and food. There will be pots and seeds for the first 40 children and pinatas for the children at 10:30 a.m. Please bring shovels and gloves to help plant the trees.
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!
2019 AWARDS BANQUET AND STATE OF THE CITY
The City held its 23rd annual Awards Banquet on Tuesday, April 2, where Mayor Kristie Overson presented the 2019 State of the City Address and seven awards were bestowed in recognition of excellence.
Mayor Overson’s State of the City, titled “By the Numbers,” incorporated both fun facts and significant numbers defining Taylorsville. For instance, did you know that Taylorsville’s median age is 33.3 and that 63 percent of employees in Taylorsville work in professional fields? In all, there are more than 17,600 employees working in Taylorsville at more than 1,000 businesses.
“Our community is safe and prosperous,” Mayor Overson said. “It is a beautiful place to recreate and spend time. I love Taylorsville, and can confidently tell you as Mayor that our future is bright. I only see Taylorsville continuing to flourish.”
Awards were presented to the following. Click on each name for details:
Gordon Wolf - Volunteer Award of Excellence
Kim Horiuchi - Service Provider Award of Excellence
Summit Vista - Taylorsville Business Award of Excellence
Jennie Peterson - Police Department Award of Excellence
Jonathan Van Huss - Firefighter Award of Excellence
Angela Price - Employee Award of Excellence
Police Chief Tracy Wyant - Mayor’s Award of Excellence
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!
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.