|SHCC Newsletter, November 2011|
Sugar House Community Council Newsletter
Photo Courtesy of Laurie Bray
Dear Friends of Sugar House:
While winter isn't upon us yet, we wanted to share this beautiful photo in anticipation of the Santa Shack and the holiday season!
SHCC Message from the Chair
I am so honored to be serving the Sugar House Community as Chairman for the upcoming year.
This is an exciting time for Sugar House. Seeing the growth of community events like the Farmers Market and the Hidden Hollow Concert Series, and looking forward to the Sugar House streetcar, it’s clear to me that we are in a time of revitalization.
Over the next year, my goal is to work with the Sugar House Community Council and other community organizations to keep the momentum growing, and engaging more members of the community to use their talents to help our community be the best it can be.
How will we do that? I have a couple of ideas and our skilled Executive Team, composed of Judi Short, Amy Barry, Scott Kisling, Cabot Nelson, and Robin Bastar do, too. But we also want to hear from you. If you could organize an event, or an initiative, to build community involvement, what would it look like? What would you do?
Finally, in my short time on the Community Council, I’ve noticed a propensity for our Board members to engage in significant disagreement. In the best cases, these disagreements help bring additional information and perspective to our discussions, and ultimately lead to better decisions. In the worst cases, they can devolve into personal attacks that breed bad will and fracture our community.
During my tenure, I hope to lead by example, and set a tone that allows for disagreements and discussion, while maintaining good will and respect, and eliminating personal attacks. I also hope that the intensity of our disagreements will be matched in equal measure by the vitality of our commitment to see our community thrive.
Sugar House Streetcar Study Update
This summer has been full of open houses for all the issues surrounding the Sugar House Streetcar in anticipation of a 2012 start date for construction.
The analysis for the existing project is complete and we expect to hear a report from the Salt Lake City Redevelopment Agency soon on those recommendations.
We're not done yet! There is an upcoming Open House to present information and gather public comments on the Streetcar Alternatives Analysis, which concerns where the streetcar should extend from McClelland St. If you have ideas of where the streetcar should extend to within the business district and beyond this is another chance for you to give those comments. Additionally, we will hear about the Jordan & Salt Lake Canal Trail. There will be information about trail alternatives and will showcase conceptual trail renderings and gather public input.
October 27, 2011
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Eccles Health, Wellness, and Athletic Center
1840 S 1300 E
To learn more about the streetcar and see a report of public comments gathered up tot his point visit www.shstreetcar.com.You can also read more about the Sugar House streetcar and leave comments at SLC Open City Hall here.
Brown Bin Recycling
Fall is around the corner and that means raking leaves for many of us. For those home owners that may temporarily need an extra brown bin for leaves you can request one starting October 31st.
The City only has about 200 extra cans so quantity is limited and on a first come first serve basis.
If you're like me you or your neighbors have fruit trees with more bounty than can be harvested. Salt Lake City is running a great new program called "fruit gleaning".
Register your fruit tree with the SLC Sustainabilty office and share your harvest with the food bank and/or volunteer for the Harvest Group.
All the hard work of neighbors to make the Sugar House Community Garden a reality has resulted in a great first year. The community garden is hosting a HARVEST PARTY to celebrate a great first year and looks forward to expanding next year.
October 23, 2011
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Sugar House Community Garden
900 E 2225 S
Everyone is invited to enjoy dinner and music. Please RSVP to:
or call 801-484-2164.