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White City Township Community Council

August 5th, 2009 @ 7:00 PM

Eastmont Middle School 10100 S. 1300 E. Room #105.


  • Meeting called to order by Troy Blundell, Chair, there was a quorum.
  • Welcome, Introductions and then Pledge of Allegiance was led by Kay Dickerson.
  • Kay Dickerson presented the July 1st, 2009 minutes for approval. Paulina Flint made a motion to approve the July 1st Minutes with a technical correction on the check for the South East Township Days, it was seconded and approved.
  • Jeremy Christensen gave the Treasurer’s report for June. Kay Dickerson made a motion to approve the report. Motion was seconded and approved. A note was made that budgets are due August 1st for 2010 and we will need to discuss this item. Motion was made by Kay Dickerson to ratify the preliminary 2010 Budget. Motion was seconded and approved.
  • Bev Uipi of the Salt Lake County Mayor’s Office-The new director has been named for the Planning and Development Services Division as Rolen Yoshinaga. All of the 12 White City Township signs will be in place by this fall and they are looking at the 1185 E. Serpentine Way Project. We need to all have our Tax numbers by this month. County is aware of the drainage problems in the area but the county does not have the funding to fix then this year. Code Enforcement there is one open case and several have been closed. Discussed the Turquoise Way property. Health and Safety is the primary concern and of first importance with the property as noted by Mayor Corroon. There is a voucher program for the Sanitation Department for the community for the use of dumpsters. Each voucher is good for two dumpsters. Dumpsters will be in White City September 15 thru 17. Vouchers for the Communities will be available for $5300 soon so will be able to go forth with our Township days.
  • Mayor Corroon talked about Budget. He feels we have hit the bottom of economic times and we should see gains. Budget balanced for 2009 but we will need to work the 2010 Budget. Telecommunication fund lost about $3 million and sales taxes were down. Interest income is way down. Property taxes are pretty stable but School District split may cause some increase. There will be a special Budget meeting on 27 august in the council chambers to explain Budget to residents. Looking at infrastructure in the unincorporated areas. Bonds or other ways as well as park improvement and regional parks. Wayne Johnson has met with Sparta Soccer people to see if the scheduling problems could be worked out. He feels the discussion should help the problem.
  • Trisha Beck attended a meeting about Truth in Taxation at the Canyons School District offices about debt reduction program which shows 97% of the bond that we voted for the money went to the West side.
  • Sheriff’s Report-Brody Waldrum-Sent around Stats report. Bikes are now covering patrols in the area. Moses Fernandez, a Deputy, who was leading the bike patrol in the area, is leaving this month. Jeremy Christensen asks Brody to write up thoughts from the two deputies in the Sheriff’s office who visited to Bear Park last evening about the crowd and how the situation was handled. A discussion was held about a recent ABC-4 News report on crime in White City and it was noted that the Sheriff’s Office and Sandy City does not report to Crime Stats for crime in the area therefore the report they used was not accurate.
  • Greg Schultz gave a report on the Canyons School District Budget discussion.
  • Paulina Flint passed out a report from a newspaper article about an ABC 4 crime report on White City area crime and how inaccurate it is. Jeremy Christensen made a motion to have a letter written to the State Attorney General’s Office about the ABC 4 report on crime in the White City area in the newspaper. The Attorney General’s office logo appeared on the website for the crime statics, therefore they should stand behind the report. A copy of the letter should go to Sheriff Winder, Mayor Corroon and County council. Motion was seconded and approved. Paulina Flint was asked to write the letter.
  • Big Bear Park Master Plan-Troy Blundell in meeting with Angelo Calacino recommends that we do not need the additional parking. Paulina Flint made a motion to write a letter to the County Parks and Recreation to create a New Master Plan for Big Bear Park to take into account current usage and proposed future usage. Motion seconded and approved. Troy Blundell will write that letter and to use that money to help with the new Master Plan.
  • South East Township Days- Paulina Flint mentioned that we had received additional money for the celebration. LANTIS Fireworks has backed out of the celebration. We have additional parking at the Churches and Schools in the area. Looking to have about 100 cars in the car show. Several bands and Music groups are set up for the show. Face painting, fire engine, Sheriff’s Department, and new food items. Paulina has tax information for sponsors. Coordinator meeting next week.
  • New Business-Magna doing a community night with the Salt Lake Bees on August 25th. A discussion was held on the idea of sharing the Web space with other communities.
  • Meeting was adjourned at 9:03 pm.