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Tami Moody, Director of Communications/PIO

Direct: (801) 727-0782
Cell: (385) 312-4212
tmoody@herriman.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 21, 2017

Herriman City Closes Blackridge Reservoir

 HERRIMAN, UT – Herriman City has been communicating with the Salt Lake County Health Department as they monitor the algal bloom situation at Utah Lake. At this time, we have been notified that there is a low level of an algae related toxin present in the Jordan River.

NOTICE OF RESERVOIR CLOSURE: The Salt Lake County Health Department has detected levels of an algae-related toxin in the Jordan River. It is advised that people and dogs do not enter the bodies of water associated. This toxin can present health threats. As a point of caution, Herriman City will be closing Blackridge Reservoir.

Signs will be posted around the reservoir notifying guests of the concern, and the gates will remain closed.  At this time, we are unsure of when the reservoir will re-open. We are testing the water and will have a better idea once the results are returned.

Though this restriction may impact the plans of those who wished to cool off in the reservoir over the holiday, safety is of the utmost importance. We thank you for your cooperation. For more information on the algae toxin visit http://slco.org/health/media/.

For updates regarding the status of the reservoir, visit our website at www.herriman.org or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HerrimanCity/.

 

Draft 2018-2023 Transportation Improvement Program

Learn about projects in your region that total $5 billion in vital transportation funding and provide comments via an online interactive map.

The Wasatch Front Regional Council (WFRC) invites you to provide input on the Draft 2018-2023 Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP). Totaling more than $5 billion in vital transportation funding, the TIP identifies balanced investments in road, transit, bike, and pedestrian infrastructure that are needed in Salt Lake, Davis, Weber, Tooele, Morgan, and Box Elder counties. The Draft 2018-2023 TIP helps to meet current transportation needs while simultaneously addressing critical future priorities throughout the region.

In close collaboration with the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), the Utah Transit Authority (UTA), and the cities and counties across the Wasatch Front, the TIP is updated every year and identifies projects funded with federal, state, and local resources for the next six years. Major capacity projects in the TIP are selected from Utah’s Unified Transportation Plan. Utah’s transportation agencies work together to develop the Unified Transportation Plan in which in-depth analysis and careful planning are used to identify and prioritize projects for the coming decades.

For a complete list of projects, visit wfrc.org/tip to learn more and comment on the proposed projects via a public comment layer on WFRC’s online interactive map. Public comment on the Draft 2018-2023 TIP runs through Saturday, August 5. 

Representatives will be available to answer questions about the TIP projects via an in-person open house held on Thursday, July 20 at the Salt Lake Central Station at 250 South 600 West in Salt Lake City. The event will run from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Portions of the open house will be streamed live via WFRC’s Facebook account. 

If you have any questions, please contact Muriel Xochimitl, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and Communications, at muriel@wfrc.org or 801-363-4250.

Herriman City is now accepting applications for a Community Facilitator and Deputy Community Facilitator.

Herriman City is excited to announce the new Community Outreach Program. This program is a partnership between communities and City government. The City will be divided into 7 communities, which will consist of a Community Facilitator and a Deputy Community Facilitator.

Community Facilitators will serve a voluntary term of 2 years. An applicant must be a registered voter, a resident of Herriman, and live within the district they are applying for.

Anyone interested in volunteering as a Community Facilitator or a Deputy Community Facilitator is invited to submit an application and a resume by 5:00pm on July 31, 2017.

For more information on the responsibilities of the volunteer positions, the program, and submitting an application please see the Community Outreach Program webpage.

Envision Utah presented at the Joint City Council / Planning Commission meeting on Thursday, July 13, 2017.

They shared with us their Quality Communities Academy. Below is a link for their full presentation.

Envision Utah – Quality Communities Academy


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