City of South Salt Lake

News

  • Thursday Jul. 29

    August 2021 OTM Newsletter


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    Find out the latest news and happenings in South Salt Lake. August's On The Move Newsletter is out now!

  • Tuesday Jul. 27

    Now Hiring!

    Work for SSL
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    Full and part-time positions available.

    View job descriptions and apply

  • Wednesday Jul. 21

    Civilian Review Board Info Night


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    Members of the community can sign-up to receive news and updates relating to the CRB, as well as attend a publicly held CRB Information Night at South Salt Lake City Hall, Monday, August 30th at 6 p.m. (the presentation will be recorded). Open enrollment and applications for prospective Civilian Review Board members will begin on September 1 through September 30, 2021. 

    Sign up for Updates and Info relating to the SSL Civilian Review Board here.  

  • Wednesday Jul. 21

    Drought Response: Take Action!


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    Extreme drought calls for extreme water-saving measures. Small changes add up, so be sure to learn how to be even more water wise this season.

    Visit here for water conservation tips.

  • Monday Jul. 19

    Notice of Municipal Election

    South Salt Lake Municipal Election November 2, 2021
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                                                        CITY OF SOUTH SALT LAKE

                                       AMENDED NOTICE OF MUNICIPAL ELECTION

     

    The City of South Salt Lake will hold a Municipal General Election on November 2, 2021 to elect the following:

     

                Mayor – 4 year term

                City Council Member District 2 – 4 year term

                City Council Member District 3 – 4 year term

                City Council Member District At-Large – 4 year term

     

    To qualify as a candidate a person must be:

    1.  A United States citizen at the time of filing

    2.  A legal resident of South Salt Lake for 12 consecutive months

         immediately preceding the date of the election

    3.  A registered voter of the municipality

    4.  A resident of the council district you are filing for

    5.  Not be a convicted felon unless the right to hold elective office has been restored.

    6.  Pay the $25 filing fee.

     

    The City Council has elected to use the Ranked Choice Voting method without a Primary Election.

     

    The candidate filing period is Tuesday, August 10, 2021 through Tuesday, August 17, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

     

    The candidate filing deadline is Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

     

    Declaration of Candidacy forms or Nomination Petitions must be filed in person with the City Recorder’s Office at 220 East Morris Avenue, Suite 200, South Salt Lake, Utah, unless individuals are subject to Section 20A-9-203(3)(b) of the Utah Code.

     

    If you have questions, please contact the City Recorder’s office at 801.483.6027 or 801.483-6019 or by email at cburton@sslc.com or aandrus@sslc.com.

  • Monday Jul. 19

    Rent a Roll Off Dumpster


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    SSL Residential garbage customers can rent a roll off dumpster for the low price of $25, yep you read that right.

    Complete and download the Roll Off Dumpster Agreement (make sure to include a valid phone number). All agreements must be signed. Email your completed agreement to utility@sslc.com, along with a list of the dates you'd prefer and we will call you to reserve the specific dates and take your payment over the phone. Don't have access to the internet? Call us 801-483-6074 and we'll help you with another option!

     

    General Schedule: delivered on Monday, picked up on Wednesday | delivered on Wednesday, picked up on Friday | delivered on Friday, picked up on Monday.

  • Wednesday Jul. 7

    Lifted- Water System Health Advisory


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    The Utah Division of Drinking Water has lifted the Water System Health Advisory issued on July 1, 2021.
     
    The SSL Water Division will continue to closely monitor the drinking water and promptly report findings to customers.
     
    We have taken 38 samples from residential and commercial tap locations throughout our service area in the past eight (8) days. The average Manganese level of these samples is 0.027. The highest concentration level of Manganese sampled from within a business or residence was 0.0616 ppm or approximately 1/5 of the health advisory limit set for infants.
  • Friday Jul. 2

    South Salt Lake Water System Health Advisory


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    7/6/21

    We continue to work with the Utah Division of Drinking Water. Sampling continues and we are awaiting lab results of our Manganese levels. Results will be provided as soon as the City receives them. 

     

    To date, none of our increased level manganese samples have come from a residence or business. The sample sites of the increased level manganese have all been hydrant locations.

     

    The earth’s crust contains manganese, iron, and many other naturally occurring minerals. Our drinking water comes from the ground -- minerals exist in our wells and water mains. Over time, minerals precipitate out and fall to the bottom of our mains. Activation of a hydrant creates a rapid increase in velocity and stirs up the minerals that are resting on the bottom of mains. The increased flow at hydrants is likely to have created the increased mineral content at the hydrant sample locations.

     

    Bottled water continues to be available for SSL Water Customers at: Fire Station 41 --  2600 South Main Street.

     

    Public Notice for South Salt Lake Water System Health Advisory

     

    Attention: South Salt Lake Drinking Water Customers

    Area: South of 2100 South to North of 3300 South

     

    On June 29, 2021 elevated levels of manganese [măng′gə-nēz′] were discovered in the South Salt Lake drinking water system. The high levels were found at hydrant testing sites. 

     

    This is not a violation of a regulation. There are no federal public health regulations for manganese in drinking water. This notice is being sent because the measured concentration of manganese is above the EPA’s Health Advisory Level.  

     

    Manganese is a naturally-occurring element. It is found in many foods and is considered an essential nutrient for humans and animals, because our bodies require it to function properly.  

     

    Elevated manganese levels WILL NOT cause negative health effects for most people, but can be harmful to infants under six months of age. It is recommended to avoid using tap water to prepare bottles or food for infants under six months of age until it is confirmed that manganese has been reduced to the advised level. Additionally, the elderly, and those with liver disease should not use tap water to prepare food. 

     

    Of note, brown discoloration in our water is caused by high iron content, not manganese. High iron content does not cause adverse health impacts. 

     

    If you are a South Salt Lake Drinking Water Customer (2100-3300 South) and in your household you have an infant under 6-months of age, occupants with liver disease or elderly occupants, bottled water is being made available at Fire Station 41 - 2600 South Main St. One case per household. 

     

    Lab results tested on July 1 have already shown a significant decrease in the level of detected manganese. The highest level of manganese samples taken July 1 was .8. Ongoing testing will continue and be made available to the public until the .3 advisory level is reached.

     

    See full notice for additional details.


    Email: connect@sslc.com with any questions

  • Thursday Jul. 1

    Night Out Against Crime & Emergency Preparedness Fair

    Join us for an evening focused on crime prevention and emergency preparedness!
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  • Thursday Jul. 1

    South Salt Lake Bans Fireworks for 2021 Season


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    Fire Chief Terry Addison, with support of Mayor Cherie Wood and the majority of the City Council, adopt Firework Restrictions within the municipal boundaries of South Salt Lake. Resolution R2021-07 passed June 23 by a majority City Council vote.

    To protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public, effective immediately and until further notice, fireworks, explosive devices, and open fires are prohibited in South Salt Lake. Residential barbecues are the only exception. Violations of these restrictions may result in fines and cost recovery of fire-fighting expenses for negligently started fires and may also result in the filing of criminal charges. 

     Salt Lake Valley Fire Chiefs - Skip a Year Video

  • Wednesday Jun. 30

    Annual Drinking Water Quality Report 2020


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    The City's Water Division provides culinary water from south of 2100 South to north of 3300 South. The Annual Drinking Water Quality Report for 2020 is now available. 

  • Monday Jun. 28

    Fiscal Year 22 Budget

    July 2021 - June 2022
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  • Friday Jun. 25

    July 2021 OTM Newsletter


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    Find out the latest news and happenings in South Salt Lake. July's On The Move Newsletter is out now!

  • Wednesday Jun. 23

    Join the Neighborhood Watch Mailing List!


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    Would you like to receive emails notifying you of upcoming Neighborhood Watch meetings, and receive occasional emails containing safety information or upcoming event information? Join our Neighborhood Watch mailing list! Neighborhood Watch is a great way to get to know your neighbors, get to know representatives from the Police Department and other City departments, learn about various safety techniques, find out about events happening in your community and have an opportunity to ask questions and engage with City officials. CLICK HERE to sign up.

  • Friday Jun. 18

    2021 State of the City Address


    more ▼ less ▲

    Annually, Mayor Cherie Wood provides a review of the City's accomplishments and shares what is next for SSL. She also highlights the people, places and partners who make SSL an amazing place to live. Check them out!

    See the Award Booklet and Speech Text

    Watch the recording of the Event

  • Wednesday Jun. 16

    Residential Recycling Survey

    Tell us about your recycling needs!
    more ▼ less ▲

    Now seeking resident input on recycling. 

    Glass, Green Waste, Cardboard? Tell us more!

    Take the Recycling Survey

  • Thursday Jun. 3

    Columbus Center - Name Change Proposal

    Contact your City Council Representative
    more ▼ less ▲

    On April 28, 2021, the SSL Youth City Council presented an information item at the South Salt Lake City Council Meeting. You can reveiw the Columbus Center name change propsal at the following links:

    presentation and full proposal 

    All comments should be sent or direct to the SSL City Council

     

  • Wednesday Jun. 2

    Request for Qualifications - Curbside Glass Recycling

    RFQ - glass recycling
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    Request for Qualifications

    Curbside Collection – Glass Recycling Services

    REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ)

     

    The City of South Salt Lake invites interested vendors to submit a Statement of Qualifications to allow the City to extend a contract for the curbside collection and recycling of residential glass products.

     

    Each Respondent must submit an electronic copy (.pdf format) of their responses addressed to: City Recorder, City of South Salt Lake by 4:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time on Friday, June 25, 2021. The City will not consider responses received after that date and time. Electronic copies must be submitted to cburton@ssl.com and aandrus@sslc.com

     

    Proposals should be prepared and submitted as described in the Request for Qualifications. The complete Request for Qualifications, and instructions are available from Utah Supplier Portal at https://purchasing.utah.gov/for-vendors/ or at www.sslc.com or by request to the City Recorder.

     

    The City reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, to waive any informality or technicality in the City’s sole discretion, to cancel, edit, or remove any of the RFQ in whole or in part, or to accept any proposal deemed to be in the best interests of the City

  • Wednesday May. 26

    SL Tribune Features Mural Fest


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    Read this article from the Salt Lake Tribune about MURAL FEST 2021, "South Salt Lake gains several new murals, which bring art ‘to the street level’."

  • Wednesday May. 26

    Deseret News Highlights 3 Local Westminster Graduates


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  • Wednesday May. 26

    June 2021 OTM City Newsletter

    SSL City News and Happenings
    more ▼ less ▲

    Discover the latest SSL news and happenings in the June 2021 On The Move City Newsletter

  • Wednesday May. 12

    Mayor Wood HSS Statement


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  • Tuesday May. 11

    Historic Scott School


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    South Salt Lake’s Historic Scott School

    Background

    The Historic Scott School is located at 3271 South 500 East in South Salt Lake.  The school was founded in 1847, when a two-room log cabin was built on the corner of 3300 South and 500 East with the intent to be used as a church, school, and community center.  In 1890, the building was replaced with a larger brick building and named after pioneer, John Scott. Over time, several other structures were added to the site which was owned by the Granite School District and leased by local non-profit, Pioneer Craft House.

    In 2007, Granite School District decided to sell its ownership interest in the Historic Scott School.  South Salt Lake expressed interest in purchasing the site with the intent of updating the campus and expanding its offerings to the local community, including use of the property for South Salt Lake’s Promise afterschool arts program.  To facilitate the purchase, the City entered into an interlocal agreement with Salt Lake County in which the County would purchase the property from Granite School District and bond for the purchase using ZAP funds.  The agreement stated that when the bonds were paid off, the County would transfer the deed to South Salt Lake.

    Current status

    The bond was paid off in July 2018, but the transfer of ownership to South Salt Lake has taken some time due to the creation of a historic preservation easement on the property.  Salt Lake County has now signed the necessary documents to convey full ownership of the property to South Salt Lake.  

    Anticipated changes

    South Salt Lake will make any necessary changes – to both the physical buildings and tenant mix -- to ensure that the diverse residents of South Salt Lake receive the highest and best use of the Historic Scott School within the confines of the historic preservation easement.  To that end, the City has initiated eviction proceedings to remove Pioneer Craft House from the property given that Pioneer Craft House does not have a valid lease.

    South Salt Lake residents are among the most culturally, ethnically, and religiously diverse in the State. Considering this, we seek to provide programming and cultural opportunities that serve all South Salt Lake residents.  South Salt Lake will expand arts and cultural programming that is affordable and accessible – this will include enhanced Creative Arts for Life programming for seniors and adults and Promise afterschool art programming that better serves the City’s cultural, financial, and legal requirements.

  • Thursday May. 6

    Celebrate Arbor Day - Plant a Tree

    Now is the best time to plant a tree! This video shows you how.
    more ▼ less ▲

    South Salt Lake landscape architect Sharen Hauri demonstrates the basics of how to plant a tree in this video at Fitts Park. Sharen goes over the tools needed, how to prepare the soil and how to care for your newly planted trees. In addition, she explains how SSL is planting trees around the city as one strategy to help keep our waterways to help keep them clean. This year has been critical as the city replaces trees that were taken down in the 2020 windstorm.

     

     

     

  • 2021-07-29

    August 2021 OTM Newsletter


    more ▼ less ▲

    Find out the latest news and happenings in South Salt Lake. August's On The Move Newsletter is out now!

  • 2021-07-27

    Now Hiring!

    Work for SSL
    more ▼ less ▲

    Full and part-time positions available.

    View job descriptions and apply

  • 2021-07-21

    Civilian Review Board Info Night


    more ▼ less ▲

    Members of the community can sign-up to receive news and updates relating to the CRB, as well as attend a publicly held CRB Information Night at South Salt Lake City Hall, Monday, August 30th at 6 p.m. (the presentation will be recorded). Open enrollment and applications for prospective Civilian Review Board members will begin on September 1 through September 30, 2021. 

    Sign up for Updates and Info relating to the SSL Civilian Review Board here.  

  • 2021-07-21

    Drought Response: Take Action!


    more ▼ less ▲

    Extreme drought calls for extreme water-saving measures. Small changes add up, so be sure to learn how to be even more water wise this season.

    Visit here for water conservation tips.

  • 2021-07-19

    Notice of Municipal Election

    South Salt Lake Municipal Election November 2, 2021
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                                                        CITY OF SOUTH SALT LAKE

                                       AMENDED NOTICE OF MUNICIPAL ELECTION

     

    The City of South Salt Lake will hold a Municipal General Election on November 2, 2021 to elect the following:

     

                Mayor – 4 year term

                City Council Member District 2 – 4 year term

                City Council Member District 3 – 4 year term

                City Council Member District At-Large – 4 year term

     

    To qualify as a candidate a person must be:

    1.  A United States citizen at the time of filing

    2.  A legal resident of South Salt Lake for 12 consecutive months

         immediately preceding the date of the election

    3.  A registered voter of the municipality

    4.  A resident of the council district you are filing for

    5.  Not be a convicted felon unless the right to hold elective office has been restored.

    6.  Pay the $25 filing fee.

     

    The City Council has elected to use the Ranked Choice Voting method without a Primary Election.

     

    The candidate filing period is Tuesday, August 10, 2021 through Tuesday, August 17, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

     

    The candidate filing deadline is Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

     

    Declaration of Candidacy forms or Nomination Petitions must be filed in person with the City Recorder’s Office at 220 East Morris Avenue, Suite 200, South Salt Lake, Utah, unless individuals are subject to Section 20A-9-203(3)(b) of the Utah Code.

     

    If you have questions, please contact the City Recorder’s office at 801.483.6027 or 801.483-6019 or by email at cburton@sslc.com or aandrus@sslc.com.

  • 2021-07-19

    Rent a Roll Off Dumpster


    more ▼ less ▲

    SSL Residential garbage customers can rent a roll off dumpster for the low price of $25, yep you read that right.

    Complete and download the Roll Off Dumpster Agreement (make sure to include a valid phone number). All agreements must be signed. Email your completed agreement to utility@sslc.com, along with a list of the dates you'd prefer and we will call you to reserve the specific dates and take your payment over the phone. Don't have access to the internet? Call us 801-483-6074 and we'll help you with another option!

     

    General Schedule: delivered on Monday, picked up on Wednesday | delivered on Wednesday, picked up on Friday | delivered on Friday, picked up on Monday.

  • 2021-07-07

    Lifted- Water System Health Advisory


    more ▼ less ▲
    The Utah Division of Drinking Water has lifted the Water System Health Advisory issued on July 1, 2021.
     
    The SSL Water Division will continue to closely monitor the drinking water and promptly report findings to customers.
     
    We have taken 38 samples from residential and commercial tap locations throughout our service area in the past eight (8) days. The average Manganese level of these samples is 0.027. The highest concentration level of Manganese sampled from within a business or residence was 0.0616 ppm or approximately 1/5 of the health advisory limit set for infants.
  • 2021-07-02

    South Salt Lake Water System Health Advisory


    more ▼ less ▲

    7/6/21

    We continue to work with the Utah Division of Drinking Water. Sampling continues and we are awaiting lab results of our Manganese levels. Results will be provided as soon as the City receives them. 

     

    To date, none of our increased level manganese samples have come from a residence or business. The sample sites of the increased level manganese have all been hydrant locations.

     

    The earth’s crust contains manganese, iron, and many other naturally occurring minerals. Our drinking water comes from the ground -- minerals exist in our wells and water mains. Over time, minerals precipitate out and fall to the bottom of our mains. Activation of a hydrant creates a rapid increase in velocity and stirs up the minerals that are resting on the bottom of mains. The increased flow at hydrants is likely to have created the increased mineral content at the hydrant sample locations.

     

    Bottled water continues to be available for SSL Water Customers at: Fire Station 41 --  2600 South Main Street.

     

    Public Notice for South Salt Lake Water System Health Advisory

     

    Attention: South Salt Lake Drinking Water Customers

    Area: South of 2100 South to North of 3300 South

     

    On June 29, 2021 elevated levels of manganese [măng′gə-nēz′] were discovered in the South Salt Lake drinking water system. The high levels were found at hydrant testing sites. 

     

    This is not a violation of a regulation. There are no federal public health regulations for manganese in drinking water. This notice is being sent because the measured concentration of manganese is above the EPA’s Health Advisory Level.  

     

    Manganese is a naturally-occurring element. It is found in many foods and is considered an essential nutrient for humans and animals, because our bodies require it to function properly.  

     

    Elevated manganese levels WILL NOT cause negative health effects for most people, but can be harmful to infants under six months of age. It is recommended to avoid using tap water to prepare bottles or food for infants under six months of age until it is confirmed that manganese has been reduced to the advised level. Additionally, the elderly, and those with liver disease should not use tap water to prepare food. 

     

    Of note, brown discoloration in our water is caused by high iron content, not manganese. High iron content does not cause adverse health impacts. 

     

    If you are a South Salt Lake Drinking Water Customer (2100-3300 South) and in your household you have an infant under 6-months of age, occupants with liver disease or elderly occupants, bottled water is being made available at Fire Station 41 - 2600 South Main St. One case per household. 

     

    Lab results tested on July 1 have already shown a significant decrease in the level of detected manganese. The highest level of manganese samples taken July 1 was .8. Ongoing testing will continue and be made available to the public until the .3 advisory level is reached.

     

    See full notice for additional details.


    Email: connect@sslc.com with any questions

  • 2021-07-01

    Night Out Against Crime & Emergency Preparedness Fair

    Join us for an evening focused on crime prevention and emergency preparedness!
    more ▼ less ▲

  • 2021-07-01

    South Salt Lake Bans Fireworks for 2021 Season


    more ▼ less ▲

    Fire Chief Terry Addison, with support of Mayor Cherie Wood and the majority of the City Council, adopt Firework Restrictions within the municipal boundaries of South Salt Lake. Resolution R2021-07 passed June 23 by a majority City Council vote.

    To protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public, effective immediately and until further notice, fireworks, explosive devices, and open fires are prohibited in South Salt Lake. Residential barbecues are the only exception. Violations of these restrictions may result in fines and cost recovery of fire-fighting expenses for negligently started fires and may also result in the filing of criminal charges. 

     Salt Lake Valley Fire Chiefs - Skip a Year Video

  • 2021-06-30

    Annual Drinking Water Quality Report 2020


    more ▼ less ▲

    The City's Water Division provides culinary water from south of 2100 South to north of 3300 South. The Annual Drinking Water Quality Report for 2020 is now available. 

  • 2021-06-28

    Fiscal Year 22 Budget

    July 2021 - June 2022
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  • 2021-06-25

    July 2021 OTM Newsletter


    more ▼ less ▲

    Find out the latest news and happenings in South Salt Lake. July's On The Move Newsletter is out now!

  • 2021-06-23

    Join the Neighborhood Watch Mailing List!


    more ▼ less ▲

    Would you like to receive emails notifying you of upcoming Neighborhood Watch meetings, and receive occasional emails containing safety information or upcoming event information? Join our Neighborhood Watch mailing list! Neighborhood Watch is a great way to get to know your neighbors, get to know representatives from the Police Department and other City departments, learn about various safety techniques, find out about events happening in your community and have an opportunity to ask questions and engage with City officials. CLICK HERE to sign up.

  • 2021-06-18

    2021 State of the City Address


    more ▼ less ▲

    Annually, Mayor Cherie Wood provides a review of the City's accomplishments and shares what is next for SSL. She also highlights the people, places and partners who make SSL an amazing place to live. Check them out!

    See the Award Booklet and Speech Text

    Watch the recording of the Event

  • 2021-06-16

    Residential Recycling Survey

    Tell us about your recycling needs!
    more ▼ less ▲

    Now seeking resident input on recycling. 

    Glass, Green Waste, Cardboard? Tell us more!

    Take the Recycling Survey

  • 2021-06-03

    Columbus Center - Name Change Proposal

    Contact your City Council Representative
    more ▼ less ▲

    On April 28, 2021, the SSL Youth City Council presented an information item at the South Salt Lake City Council Meeting. You can reveiw the Columbus Center name change propsal at the following links:

    presentation and full proposal 

    All comments should be sent or direct to the SSL City Council

     

  • 2021-06-02

    Request for Qualifications - Curbside Glass Recycling

    RFQ - glass recycling
    more ▼ less ▲

    Request for Qualifications

    Curbside Collection – Glass Recycling Services

    REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ)

     

    The City of South Salt Lake invites interested vendors to submit a Statement of Qualifications to allow the City to extend a contract for the curbside collection and recycling of residential glass products.

     

    Each Respondent must submit an electronic copy (.pdf format) of their responses addressed to: City Recorder, City of South Salt Lake by 4:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time on Friday, June 25, 2021. The City will not consider responses received after that date and time. Electronic copies must be submitted to cburton@ssl.com and aandrus@sslc.com

     

    Proposals should be prepared and submitted as described in the Request for Qualifications. The complete Request for Qualifications, and instructions are available from Utah Supplier Portal at https://purchasing.utah.gov/for-vendors/ or at www.sslc.com or by request to the City Recorder.

     

    The City reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, to waive any informality or technicality in the City’s sole discretion, to cancel, edit, or remove any of the RFQ in whole or in part, or to accept any proposal deemed to be in the best interests of the City

  • 2021-05-26

    SL Tribune Features Mural Fest


    more ▼ less ▲

    Read this article from the Salt Lake Tribune about MURAL FEST 2021, "South Salt Lake gains several new murals, which bring art ‘to the street level’."

  • 2021-05-26

    Deseret News Highlights 3 Local Westminster Graduates


    more ▼ less ▲
  • 2021-05-26

    June 2021 OTM City Newsletter

    SSL City News and Happenings
    more ▼ less ▲

    Discover the latest SSL news and happenings in the June 2021 On The Move City Newsletter

  • 2021-05-12

    Mayor Wood HSS Statement


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  • 2021-05-11

    Historic Scott School


    more ▼ less ▲

    South Salt Lake’s Historic Scott School

    Background

    The Historic Scott School is located at 3271 South 500 East in South Salt Lake.  The school was founded in 1847, when a two-room log cabin was built on the corner of 3300 South and 500 East with the intent to be used as a church, school, and community center.  In 1890, the building was replaced with a larger brick building and named after pioneer, John Scott. Over time, several other structures were added to the site which was owned by the Granite School District and leased by local non-profit, Pioneer Craft House.

    In 2007, Granite School District decided to sell its ownership interest in the Historic Scott School.  South Salt Lake expressed interest in purchasing the site with the intent of updating the campus and expanding its offerings to the local community, including use of the property for South Salt Lake’s Promise afterschool arts program.  To facilitate the purchase, the City entered into an interlocal agreement with Salt Lake County in which the County would purchase the property from Granite School District and bond for the purchase using ZAP funds.  The agreement stated that when the bonds were paid off, the County would transfer the deed to South Salt Lake.

    Current status

    The bond was paid off in July 2018, but the transfer of ownership to South Salt Lake has taken some time due to the creation of a historic preservation easement on the property.  Salt Lake County has now signed the necessary documents to convey full ownership of the property to South Salt Lake.  

    Anticipated changes

    South Salt Lake will make any necessary changes – to both the physical buildings and tenant mix -- to ensure that the diverse residents of South Salt Lake receive the highest and best use of the Historic Scott School within the confines of the historic preservation easement.  To that end, the City has initiated eviction proceedings to remove Pioneer Craft House from the property given that Pioneer Craft House does not have a valid lease.

    South Salt Lake residents are among the most culturally, ethnically, and religiously diverse in the State. Considering this, we seek to provide programming and cultural opportunities that serve all South Salt Lake residents.  South Salt Lake will expand arts and cultural programming that is affordable and accessible – this will include enhanced Creative Arts for Life programming for seniors and adults and Promise afterschool art programming that better serves the City’s cultural, financial, and legal requirements.

  • 2021-05-06

    Celebrate Arbor Day - Plant a Tree

    Now is the best time to plant a tree! This video shows you how.
    more ▼ less ▲

    South Salt Lake landscape architect Sharen Hauri demonstrates the basics of how to plant a tree in this video at Fitts Park. Sharen goes over the tools needed, how to prepare the soil and how to care for your newly planted trees. In addition, she explains how SSL is planting trees around the city as one strategy to help keep our waterways to help keep them clean. This year has been critical as the city replaces trees that were taken down in the 2020 windstorm.