Public Assets Department
Our Department manages all city-owned assets, including parks, facilities, vehicles and equipment. Whether we are maintaining our city parks, replacing an emergency vehicle, or updating our city’s firefighting equipment, we aim for safe and cost-effective solutions. We believe in the long-term value our work provides for the community, and we put a huge emphasis on honesty, integrity and courtesy in our day-to-day work.
What we Do:
Our department manages and maintains the city’s capital assets (as well as budgeting, building and purchasing new assets). We handle three central roles within South Salt Lake:
Fleet and Equipment
We are proud to manage a $15 million fleet that supports all City departments. At work, our certified technicians maintain, repair and replace city vehicles and equipment. Our team is responsible for:
- Upkeep and maintenance of fire equipment
- Upkeep and maintenance of firetrucks and ambulances
- Upkeep and maintenance of police vehicles
- Upkeep and maintenance of civilian employee vehicles and equipment
- Purchase and upkeep of equipment such as generators and mowers
- Working with contractors to ensure excellent quality at the best value
- Vehicle and equipment compliance with City, State and Federal standards
- Detailed replacement/repair projections for the city budget
South Salt Lake has over 20 city-owned buildings and numerous support facilities, each with its own important role for the community. Our Facilities team oversees all the following:
- Building maintenance, including Community Centers, city offices, and support facilities
- Site maintenance, including snow removal, mowing, weeding and security
- Capital improvement projects and planning
South Salt Lake has 10 parks with public pavilions, restrooms, and playgrounds as well as numerous trails and alleyways. As South Salt Lake grows and prospers, we are committed to adding and improving open spaces and parks. This job falls under the Parks subdepartment. In addition, we handle:
- Upkeep and maintenance of all open spaces and city parks
- Upkeep and maintenance of utility properties and alleyways
- Projects to ensure playground safety
- Professional arborist management of city properties
- South Salt Lake municipal court’s Community Service Worker program
- Upkeep and maintenance of all park equipment and vehicles
How you can help:
We take pride in our parks and community centers and believe they are essential to making our community more clean, safe and beautiful. We hope you join us there and help build a sense of community and pride. In addition, please help us by:
- Following the park rules for keeping dogs on leash and picking up waste
- Don’t feed the ducks or wildlife - in addition to making the animals sick and at-risk, it makes a bigger mess for us.
- Reserve pavilions that you wish to use so you can guarantee your use
- Leave our parks cleaner than how you found them
- Volunteer for a project - Have fun while helping your community. We offer opportunities through our Community Connection program
- Donate seedlings, bulbs, trees or plants - we have lots of places that need sprucing up and can often find a home for your extra plants.
- Plant a tree! - Our city needs more trees. We can suggest appropriate trees for our area.
What parks and trails does the city have?
The City of South Salt Lake has several excellent parks, as well as a network of trails that travel through our municipality. Visit the Parks and Trails page to learn more!
What does the city have planned for parks?
Our Parks and Facilities teams work within scope and vision of South Salt Lake's 2015 Master Plan. Based on this, our goal is to improve the walkability and amenities of our city, provide afterschool resources to our youth, and positively impact property values throughout the area.
What does the city have planned for trails?
Check out the City’s Strategic Mobility Plan (coming soon) as well as the WFRC 2019-2050 Regional Transportation Plan to see what we have planned for trails throughout the city.
How do I compete for city contracts and projects as a contractor?
Contact Amy Knight at 801.464.6719 for more information. We post all major capital improvements projects on the Utah Public Procurement Portal (JAEGGER).
How do I donate to a city park in honor of someone?
Contact Sharen Hauri at 801.464.6771.
On March 18, 2020, South Salt Lake experienced a magnitude 5.7 earthquake. Mayor Cherie Wood declared a state of emergency in order to facilitate access to funding to repair and restore city facilities that were damaged. Several buildings sustained damage, but none to a degree to close them to use. We are assessing damage, filing reports to FEMA, and are assessing what repairs need to be made.
Capital Project Bidding
All major City Capital Improvement projects are on the Utah Public Procurement Portal (JAEGGER).
If you are a smaller contractor and wish to pursue smaller projects (under $10,000), contact Amy Knight at 801.464.6719.