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Lindsey Gardens Open Public Meeting- Thursday, May 2nd at 6:30pm

Good afternoon all,

The Department of Public Services is holding an open public meeting regarding the Lindsey Gardens off-leash proposals on Thursday, May 2nd at 6:30 pm. The purpose of this meeting is to hear and collect more public comments from the residents before any recommendations are made. We will have the meeting at Lindsey Gardens park on the lawn at the corner of 7th Avenue and M Street.

We will be posting this information publicly as we do for all public meetings. Gwen Springmeyer is also posting this information to the GACC home page. It will also be announced at the upcoming GACC meeting on May 1st.

Thank you all for your e-mail inquiries, comments, and concerns. I want you all to know that I have compiled them, shared them with the Public Services Director as well as the Acting Director of Parks and Public Lands. We greatly appreciate your feedback and thank you for your patience through this process.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call me. Hope to see you all on May 2nd!

Sincerely,

TARA HASENOEHRL
Customer Service Liaison & Special Projects Coordinator

DEPARTMENT of PUBLIC SERVICES
SALT LAKE CITY CORPORATION

TEL 801-535-7116
FAX 801-535-7963

WWW.SLCGOV.COM

Spring clean up time!!

Dear FIDOS,

Spring has sprung, the grass has grew, oh where, oh where is last year’s poo?? Well, it is right there peeking out from under the snow and it needs to be cleaned up right away.

Seriously people, this is really no laughing matter. The first thing that responsible dog owners do is clean up and they clean up everything they see, not just deposits left by their own dogs. Overlooked dog waste is the major complaint we always hear and this time of year the complaints ramp up.

We all need to do our part, do extra clean-ups on your regular walks, join a few friends and spend some time on your favorite trail and pick up everything you see. And, as always, carry extra bags and offer them to anyone you may see not cleaning up or clean up for them. Spend a little time educating others about the difficulties we have faced in getting and keeping off leash space and how important this is to all of us.

Thank you very much.
Millcreek FIDOS
“Clean up Now or Forever Hold Your Leash”
fidosfoundation.org | www.MillcreekFIDOS.org

Avenues residents needed tonight re: LINDSEY GARDENS

WHO: AVENUES AND FEDERAL HEIGHTS RESIDENTS (Please bring ID)
WHAT: VOTE ON LINDSEY GARDENS OFF LEASH AREA
WHERE: SWEET LIBRARY (F St. AND 9th Ave)
WHEN: 7:00 PM TONIGHT (meeting starts at 6:30. Vote will be between 7:00 and 9:00)

FIDOS-

If you live in the Greater Avenues Community Council area (Avenues and Federal Heights), your voice is needed at tonight’s GACC meeting. Only GACC residents can vote (PLEASE BRING YOUR ID TO PROVE ADDRESS).

There will be a vote tonight on Lindsey Gardens Off Leash Area. You will have two choices:

A. Vote to expand the off leash area all the way to N Street.
B. Fence in the existing off leash area with no expansion.

PLEASE COME AND SUPPORT YOUR OFF LEASH SPACE.
Questions? Call Polly at 801-231-8118

A Tragic Reminder

FIDOS-
Please be cautious with your dogs when hiking out in the foothills and wilderness.  With the cold and snowy weather challenging predators out there (not to mention humans moving into their territory), they are getting bold. Please be extra careful with smaller dogs!  A 15 pound Jack Russell was snatched and killed by a coyote this morning on Ensign Peak above Capitol Hill.  Attached is a link to the story.

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/55573353-78/mallard-coyote-dog-scout.html.csp

Your Comments Needed

ATTENTION FIDOS

WE NEED YOUR COMMENTS ON OPEN CITY HALL

The city is continuing to pursue the expensive purchase of a parcel of farmland for an off-leash park. The problem is that it is in the middle of nowhere- 2200 West at the Davis County line between I-215 and the airport. There is no residential development within miles. A couple weeks ago at an off-leash discussion panel, Ann Ober from the city admitted that most likely no one would use it but that it was an “excellent investment opportunity.” This is a flat out set up for failure. She wants to spend money on our user group that she knows we don’t want and won’t use, so that we can be classified as ungrateful.

PLEASE LET YOUR FEELINGS BE KNOWN! BELOW IS A LINK FOR OPEN CITY HALL. PLEASE USE IT!  INSIST THAT THE CITY PROVIDE OFF-LEASH SPACE WHERE YOU LIVE!

Your Friends at Millcreek FIDOS

The FIDOS HOLIDAY PARTY & FUNDRAISER is coming up!!

The FIDOS HOLIDAY PARTY & FUNDRAISER is coming up!!

Saturday, December 1st – 7:00 PM
Holladay United Church of Christ located at 2361 E Murray Holladay Blvd 

Don’t miss the fun with wine and cheese tasting, live music and a wonderful silent auction to raise funds for FIDOS!!
Admission is only $15 if you bring a bottle of wine or “munchies” to share, and only $20 without.
The silent auction will feature lots of goodies for both people and critters.
Get your holiday shopping done, meet new and old friends (sorry, two-legged FIDOS only) while supporting a great cause.

If you would like to donate something to the silent auction or if you know of someone 
who might be interested in donating an item, 
please contact Rita at ritalund@msn.com or by phone at 801-550-5474.

Don’t let your dog loving friends miss out on the fun, pass the word!!
See you there!!

The Elections!!

Dear Fellow FIDOS -

We realize that there are many important issues for you to consider when making your determination about who to cast your vote for. And we appreciate all of you who attended our Candidate Forum, we hope you came away with a better understanding of each candidate and their stands.

For those of you who were unable to attend the meeting, we have asked each candidate to answer a few questions that are related to the “off leash” open space issue. They are posted below for you to read through. We have had many questions about where the candidates stand on our specific issue and hope this helps your decision making.

The candidates are:

SALT LAKE COUNTY MAYOR – Mark Crockett and Ben McAdams – If you live anywhere in Salt Lake County, one of these candidates will be your Mayor

SALT LAKE COUNTY COUNCIL AT LARGE – Jim Bradley and Joseph Demma – If you live anywhere in Salt Lake County, one of these candidates will represent you on the County Council.

SALT LAKE COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT #2 – Michael Jensen and Brent Goodfellow – District #2 represents the western part of the valley, including Kearns, Magna, Herriman, parts of So. Jordan, Riverton, Bluffdale and other areas.

SALT LAKE COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT #4 – Sam Granato and Missy Larsen – District #4 represents Millcreek, Holladay, Cottonwood Heights along with a part of Salt Lake City and other areas

SALT LAKE COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT #6 – Paul Recanzone and Max Burdick – District #6 represents Draper, Sandy, parts of Midvale and other areas

 

You can find what District you are located in by visiting http://council.slco.org/html/distMap.html .

 

We hope this information helps you make your decision. MOST IMPORTANTLY, EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE IN THIS IMPORTANT ELECTION!!!

 

Click HERE for Candidate Questions & Answers

 Your Friends at Millcreek FIDOS!!!
“Bark (VOTE) Now or Forever Hold Your Leash!!!”

How Do The Candidates Feel About Off-Leash Space?

COME MEET THE CANDIDATES – Learn how they feel about off leash space!!

Monday, Sept. 10th, 2012 – 7:00 PM – Sprague Library (Sugar House Branch) – 2131 S 1100 E

Find out how the candidates for Salt Lake County Mayor and Council At Large will help replace the off leash space lost in Parleys (Tanner), if they know that Salt Lake County operates NO off leash areas other than Millcreek Canyon, ask them if they promise to direct the county, the largest holder of open space in the valley, to add badly needed off leash open space.

Let them know that the decision making process in Parleys ignored a large and enthusiastic citizen group, and damaged both their beloved recreation activity and the park itself.  Let them know that voters expect better from their public servants, ask them how they will promise to balance the voices of well connected minorities with broader user groups!!!

It is important that these candidates understand the huge need for space for our user group!!

Let them know “loud and clear” that what happened in Salt Lake City is unacceptable to us and that they need to step up to the plate and provide space for us!

Ask the incumbents why this hasn’t already been done and tell all the candidates that plans for off leash space need to be made and implemented!

THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT—NUMBERS COUNT!!

BARK NOW OR FOREVER HOLD YOUR LEASH!!

www.MillcreekFIDOS.org & www.FIDOSFoundation.org

MEET THESE CANDIDATES

SALT LAKE COUNTY MAYOR - Mark Crockett & Ben McAdams

SALT LAKE COUNTY COUNCIL “AT LARGE” - Jim Bradley & Joseph Demma

SALT LAKE COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 2 - Michael Jensen & Brent Goodfellow

SALT LAKE COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 4 - Missy W. Larsen & Sam Granato

SALT LAKE COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 6 - Paul Recanzone & Max Burdick

This is important! If you are concerned with the future of off-leash parks in Salt Lake, please read!

Dear FIDOS,


We know many of you are unhappy with Mayor Becker’s management plan that has been adopted for Parleys Park (Tanner Park, the “gully”). But the plan has been adopted and we encourage all of you to comply with the rules. The plan is still “interim” and instances of breaking the rules will most likely result in increased restrictions. 


Mayor Becker’s office is now proposing a policy for “off leash” parks for Salt Lake City and has expressed an interest in having the policy adopted throughout Salt Lake County. FIDOS is pleased at the prospect of a policy that would address the needs of the off leash user group, however the proposal has some aspects that concern us. We are hoping that changes can be made which would help create appropriate additional off leash space. 

Comments are being collected on the proposal through a series of questions on the Salt Lake City website. These will be used to formulate any changes to the proposal as well as to move toward adoption. We apologize, we did not notify you of the first question which was “The City currently has seven off leash areas where guardians and their dogs are able to recreate together. Do you believe that this is an adequate amount of space for the current demand? We did not realize that it had been posted and that there was a limited period of time for postings. 

The current question is “Do you feel current off leash parks in Salt Lake City are adequately maintained? If not, what changes in services/amenities would improve your experience?” You can read the responses to the questions that have already been posted. Take a look at them and post your comments at http://www.slcclassic.com/opencityhall/?pd_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.peakdemocracy.com%2Fportals%2F79%2Fforum_home%3Fa%3D86 or through the Salt Lake City website at www.slcgov.com , click on “Open City Hall” and then “Dog Guardian Policies: Adequate Space”. Please mention that you had not realized this process was moing forward and that you would like to comment on the first question that you missed. Tell them that we need more space for off leash use, including trails where we can exercise with our dogs, not just small fenced in areas. 

Comments from residents who live outside of Salt Lake City are also accepted. You are required to register and should include where you live. Since this plan is proposed for adoption by the entire county, all comments are important. Once you have registered you will receive emails with additional questions as the process moves along. 

Please make thoughtful comments and suggestions, Mayor Becker will not meet with FIDOS and bases that decision on emails he claims to have received from people with nasty messages who stated they were with FIDOS. This is an example of how counter-productive this type of message can be.

Once again, this is importantIf you are concerned with the future of off leash parks in Salt Lake City and County, log on with your comments. Thanks. 

“Bark Now Or Forever Hold Your Leash!!”
Your Friends at Millcreek FIDOS
www.MillcreekFIDOS.org

Memory Grove Clean-Up

Hi FIDOS!


A Memory Grove cleanup project is happening on May 12.  It’s a beautiful off-leash area, and we’d like to keep it that way. If you have the capacity to help, we’d love to have a good showing to express the support of off-leash users to the off-leash spaces.


Thanks!


Your Friends at, http://MillcreekFidos.org


Salt Lake City

Help Keep the Avenues Beautiful: Participate in this year’s Memory Grove Clean-Up! 

What: Memory Grove Clean-Up Service Project
When: Saturday, May 12
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: Memory Grove Park and City Creek Park- meet at Memory Grove Park entrance
 
A free lunch will be provided by LDS Hospital at 11:00 a.m. for volunteers!

 

Come dressed and ready to plant flowers and participate in other outdoor clean-up activities.  For more information, please contact the Salt Lake City Council Office at 801-535-7600.

 

Thank you to Phil Carroll and the Greater Avenues Community Council for organizing this great service project each year!