APRIL 2013

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To download a PDF version of the April 2013 City Newsletter. Highlights are outlined below. more>

Official Updates Taylorsville, Utah April 2013

Mayor's Message

Public Safety & Education


Police Officers Begin New Elementary School Program

A responsibility of local city government is the safety and welfare of our residents, and the community in general. Taylorsville is committed to our schools and the children that attend them; so, to that end we have reached out to our schools to partner with them on programs and events that are important to them and their students.

I am excited to announce a new program we are implementing in our elementary schools in conjunction with our police officers. This program will primarily focus on drug awareness, gang awareness, bullying, and self-esteem related topics. Over the next few months our Taylorsville UPD officers will be out in each of the nine elementary schools within our city to conduct instructional programs, undertake training of students, faculty, and administration, and provide assistance on the issues and topics that the schools are facing. more>

APRIL 2013

Council Corner

Community Councils

Community Councils Beginning in Taylorsville

The Taylorsville City Council approved an ordinance that outlined how community councils would operate in the city. There are 10 councils - two per city council district - and each community council will be made up of several adjacent neighborhoods. The community councils will meet monthly. The purpose of the community councils is to inform residents about issues affecting them and their neighborhoods and to provide them a voice with regards to city issues.. more>

April 2013

Did You Know?

CommunityGeneral Info

Girl Scout

Girl Scouts Earn Back All of Stolen Cookie Money and More!

In March, Taylorsville Girl Scout Troop 2532 had their cookie money stolen outside Walmart. Within just a few days, our UPD officers were able to apprehend the suspects. The community rallied around this troop and Mayor Rechtenbach invited them to sell their Girl Scout cookies at City Hall. They sold 855 boxes and appreciated the support from the mayor, several councilmembers, Representative Jim Dunnigan, Congressman Jim Matheson, and all our great Taylorsville residents! more>


Awards Banquet

Employees and Volunteers Honored at Awards Banquet

On March 27 the annual Taylorsville Awards Banquet honored 12 people. Volunteer Awards of Excellence went to: Lynn Handy, Peggy Sadler, Lee Bennion, and Dale Kehl. A Mayor Award of Excellence was given to Former Mayor Russ Wall, Service Provider Award of Excellence was presented to Pam Roberts with the Wasatch Waste and Recycling District, Firefighter Award of Excellence went to Tom Smolka, and Police Officer Award of Excellence was given to Detective Scott Lloyd. The following received Employee Awards of Excellence: Ted Andersen, Steve Porten, Vanessa Giron, Marsha Thomas, and Cheryl Peacock Cottle. more>

Night Out Against Crime
Mark your calendars for the Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, August 6. Neighborhoods are encouraged to have block parties to organize neighborhood watch programs, or just to get to know each other better so they can watch out for each other. The city will host an event from 6:30-8:30 that evening at City Hall – 2600 W. Taylorsville Blvd. There will be police and fire displays, UPD presentations, free hot dogs, prizes, and information booths. For more information, please contact Public Safety Chair Peggy Sadler at 801-580-9174.

Taylorsville’s Emergency Preparedness is Top Notch
City employees had their emergency management skills tested in the Great Shakeout exercise held on April 17. All aspects of our emergency operations center were tested through this role play. We are lucky to have such a great emergency management coordinator, Lisa Schwartz, who is one of the best in the state!

Taylorsville Symphony Performs Family Concert
The Taylorsville Symphony will be performing a Family Fun Concert on May 3 at 7:30 p.m. at Eisenhower Junior High at 4351 S. Redwood Road. There is a requested donation of $5.

Landfill Vouchers Available, While Supplies Last!
As part of our efforts to keep the city clean, Taylorsville City and Wasatch Front Waste offer free landfill vouchers to residents of Taylorsville. Each voucher gives $10 off a load at the Salt Lake Valley Landfill, and is good for the rest of the year. Two per household are available at the second floor receptionist desk at City Hall – 2600 W. Taylorsville Blvd. Please bring photo ID to pick up your vouchers.

Join Us in the Largest Citywide Service Project Ever!
On Saturday, April 27, residents, civic groups, church groups, and businesses of Taylorsville will gather to clean up the city! This is the largest citywide service project Taylorsville has ever had. Meet at the UDOT parking lot at 4501 S. 2700 W. between 7 - 8 a.m. for breakfast and registration. Service projects will go from 8 a.m until noon. Lunch will be provided by Comcast at noon. For more information see or contact Rhetta at 801-963-5400.

Nominate Your Neighbor’s Yard for “Best of Taylorsville” Award
If you have a neighbor who does a great job keeping up their yard, please nominate them by May 8. Email Rhetta at, and send her their name and address.

Community Garden Plots Available
If you need gardening plots, there are some available for rent this spring/summer in our Community Garden at City Hall. Plots are $25 for the season. For more information call Toni Lenning - 801-265-1328 or 801-414-4192.

Taylorsville Dayzz is Coming Soon – June 27, 28, 29!
Mark your calendars for Taylorsville Dayzz on June 27, 28, and 29. For the first time we are having a “Movie in the Park” following the Utah Symphony performance on the 27th. Other performers include “Let’s Hang On!” music from Frankie Valli & the Jersey Boys; ABBACADABRA, the ultimate ABBA concert; our fabulous Taylorsville Symphony; and of course the best fireworks in the valley!

Ordinance Review Committee Reminder
Despite the recent snow, spring is here! It’s time to spruce up your home and yard. Taylorsville ordinance 9.28.010: Responsibility to Keep Property Clean, is one of several ordinances that require all residents to landscape and maintain property. So get out those rakes, shovels, and brooms, and let’s make Taylorsville a beautiful city! The Wasatch Front Waste annual neighborhood clean up is scheduled for August this year. You can find all the ordinances on the city’s website

April 2013


March 30 - Easter Egg HUNTS

Easter Egg HuntEaster Egg Hunts through-out Taylorsville:

9 a.m. – Taylorsville Rec Center - Valley Regional Park
5100 S. 2700 W.

9 a.m. – Lions Club - Labrum Park
1850 W. 6100 S.

10 a.m. – Crosspoint Church – City Hall south lawn
2600 W. Taylorsville Blvd.:

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Youth Council

Youth City Council

Taylorsville Youth Council went to Utah State University for a leadership institute. They won first place for their display and third place for the award of excellence. We are proud of this fine group of youth in our city.

Photo caption – Top Row: Spencer Braithwaite, Tyler Newton, Taylor Moulton, McKenzie Miller, Jessica Springer, Jasey Wyatt, Emmy Beck, Marin McIff Middle Row: Angelica Manuel, Adam Black, Kendra Peterson, Front Row: Aubree Newton, Abby Oligario, Erin Penrose, Sidnee Huff, David Witt, Andy Ho

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city cleanup

Join your neighbors in a Taylorsville Clean-Up

City-wide clean up of parks, trails, streets, neighborhoods On Saturday, April 27, 2013 residents civic groups, church groups and businesses of Taylorsville will gather to clean up their city!

Meet at the UDOT parking lot at 4501 S. 2700 W. between 7-8 a.m. for breakfast and sign-in. Service projects will go from 8 a.m. until noon. Lunch will be served from 12-1 p.m. Register by April 1 to receive a free T-shirt.

Sign up here.



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committee updates

Emergency Preparedness

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Great Utah Shake-Out

public safety
April 2013


Hang on to your heritage


then and now
through-out 2013

arts council

Art Show: March 1, 2, 2013

Winners: Art Show 2013

Taylorsville arts


Mush on!

Child Abuse Prevention Month

April, 2013

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