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01/06/2022 - Meeting Materials PARKS,NATURAL LANDS,URBAN FORESTRY AND TRAILS ADVISORY BOARD of SALT LAKE CITY Formal Meeting Thursday,January 6,2022 5:00 p.m.—7:30 p.m. Public Lands Administrative Building: 1965 W.500 S.Salt Lake City,UT 84104 Upstairs Parks Training Room-MASKS REQUIRED Or Join Via Webex: https://saltlakecity.webex.com/saltlakecity/j.php?MTID=m3d1 d233692f3e8d5c811 e81908b0f342 Join by phone 1-408-418-9388 Access code: 2499 490 8192 AGENDA 1—Convening the Meeting 5:00PM • Call to Order • Chair Comments 2—Approval of Minutes 5:03PM • Approve December 2, 2021 Meeting Minutes 3—Public Comment Period 5:05PM • Verbal comments are limited to no more than 3 minutes; 15 minutes total. Written comments are welcome. 4—Staff Discussion and Agenda Items 5:20PM • May We Have Peace land acknowledgement presentation -Taylor Knuth 10 mins • Glendale Regional Park Update—Nancy Monteith 20 mins • CLOSED SESSION: Open Space Acquisition—Kat Maus 20 mins • Public Lands Budget Initiatives FY2023—Kristin Riker 20 mins • Road Map of Public Lands projects anticipated for 2022 -Kristin Riker 5 mins 5—Board Discussion and Action Items 6:35PM • Adopt Bylaws Revision Regarding Electronic and Hybrid Meetings (Action Item) 5 mins • Board Chair and Vice Chair Elections for 2022 (Action Item) 10 mins • Approve Annual Meeting Schedule (Action Item) 5 mins • Board Discussion on Public Lands FY2023 Budget Initiatives& 20 mins Recommendation 6—Confirmation of Next Meeting, Board Comments& Future Agenda Items 7:15PM • Board Subcommittee updates as needed • Board Comment and Question Period • Next Meeting: February 3, 2022 • Request for Future Agenda Item • Upcoming Involvement Opportunities 7—Adjourn 7:25PM PARKS,NATURAL LANDS,URBAN FORESTRY AND TRAILS ADVISORY BOARD of SALT LAKE CITY Formal Meeting Thursday,December 2,2021 5:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m. Public Lands Administrative Building: 1965 W.500 S.Salt Lake City,UT 84104 Upstairs Parks Training Room-MASKS REQUIRED Minutes (Pending Approval) 1—Convening the Meeting 5:00PM • Call to Order o Samantha Finch o Polly Hart o Melanie Pehrson o Phil Carroll o Brianna Binnebose o CJ Whittaker o Ginger Cannon o Clayton Scrivner • Chair Comments PNUT Board Chair Samantha Finch welcomed the new members of the board.The PNUT Board is now comprised of 10 members. Ms. Finch shared with the board that she has emailed the board's letter of support for the pause of the Foothills Trails construction to the Mayor. Ms. Finch also gave a shoutout to the RAC in recognition of the closing of a successful season and thanked staff for preparing department updates materials for the board to utilize. 2—Approval of Minutes 5:03PM • Approve November 4, 2021 Meeting Minutes and October 26, 2021 Retreat Meeting Minutes. Ms. Hart recommended that the November 4, 2021 and October 26, 2021 meeting minutes are amended to provide clarification and additional information. Ms. Hart recommended that in the November 4, 2021 minutes regarding Miller Park, clarification regarding the project's consultants is added. Ms. Hart also recommended that the clarification on CIP fund allocation for Fisher Mansion is added. Lewis Kogan stated that the CIP budget includes the carriage house and improvements to the irrigation system and grounds.A separate fund from the CIP is being utilized to conduct a visioning study of the Fisher Mansion. Ms. Hart recommended that in the October 26, 2021 minutes,the names of pending board members are added to the breakout sessions and that it is identified in the minutes that the pending board members are awaiting approval. Mr. Carroll motioned to approve the minutes with the added amendments. Mr. Whittaker seconded the motion. The motioned to approve the minutes passed unanimously. 3—Public Comment Period 5:05PM • Verbal comments are limited to no more than 3 minutes; 15 minutes total. Written comments are welcome. Dan Schelling— Dan Schelling stated that on October 25, 2021, a large gulley developed on the western side of city creek after a rainstorm washout causing the area and road to become unsafe for use.Two weeks ago, Public Lands stated on social media that the trail was impacted by the washout but is not a contributing factor to the washout. Mr. Schelling stated that this statement released by Public Lands is false. Mr. Schelling called on Public Lands to take responsibility for the washout and conduct scientific research before engaging in trail construction. He also thanked the PNUT Board for their work in supporting the Foothills Trails. Hilary Jacobs— Hilary Jacobs expressed concern regarding the need for enforcement or ordinance and maintenance of the Foothills. Ms.Jacobs stated that on Saturday November 6th, an unauthorized event was held at the I Street Bike Park and no enforcement of ordinance was employed to stop the event. Ms. Jacobs also expressed that signage that was vandalized earlier in the year has yet to be replaced in the Foothills. Ms.Jacobs called on Public Lands to enforce ordinances and maintain the Foothills. Eric Edelman— Eric Edelman expressed concern regarding the Foothills Trail system. Mr. Edelman stated that Public Lands is currently not maintaining existing trails in the Foothills system. He also stated that he has been in contact with Lewis Kogan and has expressed concern regarding a risk of washouts in the Foothills. Mr. Edelman is frustrated that Public Lands stated on social media that the trail was impacted by the October washout but was not a contributing factor. Precautions could have been taken by Public Lands to prevent this washout from happening. Mr. Edelman also expressed a need for enforcement and maintenance in the Foothills and stated that many members of the public don't feel that there are heard by the PNUT Board and Public Lands Department. Mr. Edelman called on Public Lands and the PNUT board to focus on existing trail maintenance and not destroy existing trails. Dave Alderman— Dave Alderman expressed his concerns regarding the PNUT Board's CIP Application review process. Mr. Alderman stated as the applicant for the Cemetery CIP Project, he is concerned that the board is reviewing projects and formulating their recommendation before he can meet with Public Lands staff and finalize his application. He feels the PNUT Boards review process is out of sync since the city has expressed applicants have until the end of the year to compile recommendations. Jan Hemming— Jan Hemming stated that at the Miller Bird Refuge, over the past two years 600 trees have been removed from the refuge. Public Lands stated that most trees that were removed were five feet or less and were comprised of non-native invasive species. Tracy Aviary has reported that the bird population in the refuge has increased and Tracy Aviary has worked with Public Lands to establish hummingbird protection after two nests were destroyed in the park in 2014. Ms. Hart asked if the PNUT Board has any bylaws pertaining to public comments submitted electronically. Kristen Riker recommended that the PNUT board establishes a follow-up plan to respond to public comments. Ms. Riker also stated that Public Lands staff would be happy to aid in responding to public comments. 4—Staff Discussion and Agenda Items 5:20PM • Budget 101 Presentation (Gregg Evans) 10 mins Gregg Evans provided the PNUT Board with an overview of Public Land's budget process and the 2021-2022 budget. Mr. Evans explained that Public Lands is funded through general funds, which are funds supported with general tax revenues and that Public Lands manages the golf enterprise fund, which is a self-supporting entity that provides goods and services to the public for a fee. The city operates on a fiscal calendar year starting July 1st and ending June 30ch. The overall budget approval process begins in November and concludes in the beginning of June. From December to January, personnel services are projected, and revenue estimates are developed. In February, departments receive guidance on budget development from the Mayor's office and departments develop budget requests and budget reduction options. From March to April, departments present proposals to the Mayor and provide briefings to the City Council about services and budget options are developed. In April, the Mayor's recommended budget is prepared. In May,the Mayor's recommended budget is published and presented to City Council in May. City Council then reviews the Mayor's recommended budget and holds public hearings. The copy of the FY2022 Department of Public Lands budget approved by City Council can be found at https://www.slc.gov/Finance/investor-relations-city- financials/budget/ • Overview of Public Lands FY23 Budget Initiatives (Kristin Riker) 10 mins Kristin Riker provided the PNUT board with a brief overview of Public Lands FY23 budget initiatives.The budget initiatives categories are as follows. New Properties and Amenities- Every year, Public Lands receives new properties or amenities that are a result of CIP projects that are now completed and available to the public and in need of funding for materials, supplies and staffing. Climate Resiliency and Environmental Health— This initiative aims to increase the capacity of Public Lands to address ecological health and resiliency of public green spaces. Positions and supplies will be requested to support and expand native plant propagation and biodiversity projects. Weed Abatement Program— In 2012 Salt Lake City Public Lands was commissioned with an unfunded weed abatement program,transferred to PL from Sanitation.The program provides weed removal, mowing and spraying of herbicides in right of ways, alleys, medians and undeveloped city properties. There are no weed abatement funds in the PL budget. Since 2016, PL has requested funding for this program annually. Currently,the program operates on a complaint basis only. Forest Preservation and Growth— Significant and sustainable forest expansion requires a bolstered tree planting effort, as well as a strong commitment to preserving and protecting the City's valuable established trees.This initiative proposes to fund the Mayor's 1,000 tree initiative as well as provide funding for an FTE to mitigate unnecessary damage to trees during construction by applying and enforcing City code requirements pertaining to tree protection. Development and construction projects routinely inspected. It also includes a part time position to manage the new Mark Smith Arboretum. Golf Course Tree Maintenance— Golf Course property trees receive very little if any maintenance due to a lack of resources in the Golf Fund. For this reason,there exists a significant backlog leading to a decline in tree health (dead and unpruned trees) on the courses. This initiative proposes funding for contracted tree maintenance, managed by Urban Forestry,to resolve the backlog in 3 years. This work would bring the golf course trees to a condition that could be maintained and steadily improved. Although Golf is an Enterprise fund, trees on City Golf Courses provide community benefits, beyond those which they provide to the golf courses, and these city tree assets could be managed (by the Urban Forestry Division)to provide far greater benefit. Urban Wood Reutilization— This priority seeks to develop a program to recycle and reuse the many thousands of tons of wood that is removed from the City's Urban Forest each year effectively and responsibly. The program would feature the capability to generate quality mulch, lumber, and other wood products,for use directly by the City. It would also sort, produce, and make available various wood products for the public. The Urban Wood Reutilization Program will ultimately require new facilities, specialized equipment, and an additional FTE over a multi-year development. The 'facilities' component(Yard Development, Storage Building, and Equipment Awning) is being requested with a Community Reinvestment bond that will be discussed in January 2022. Any questions from the PNUT Board regarding budget priorities can be emailed to Luke Allen. • Pioneer Park Update (Nancy Monteith) 20 mins Nancy Monteith provided the PNUT Board with an overview of the proposed vision plan for the redesign of Pioneer Park. Over the Summer of 2021, engagement was conducted with the Salt Lake City Community to gain insights from key groups. Public Lands received 3,000 responses, which is considered statistically significant. During the engagement window, the community identified their preferences for active play, public spaces and passive features programming. Based on the community engagement, Public Lands is proposing a design that includes an all-ages playground, dog park, dog water area, pickleball courts, garden ribbons and a pavilion featuring a café, outdoor stage,welcome kiosk, restrooms and park ranger hub. The design will also result in the removal of 43 trees in the park,with 55 new shade trees proposed and 33 new ornamental trees proposed. Currently, Pioneer park contains 225 trees. With the implementation of the plan,the park will contain 270 total trees. The next steps of the process will consist of evaluating the plan with a sub- consultant with expertise in construction costing and sharing the content plan with the public for feedback. Public Lands is hoping to open the park in 2023. The PNUT board asked Ms. Monteith questions regarding the Pioneer Park plan.The questions and answers are as follows: - Q: Would it be possible to look at changing the park's infrastructure without removing trees and bring existing mature trees back to health? A: This is something that Public Lands will investigate. - Q: How does Public Lands justify and support water features in the park given that Salt Lake City is in a long-lasting drought?A: In the parks plan, the addition of a misting feature requires much less water usage than the addition of a splash pad.The misting feature will also be able to be turned on and off accordingly. Regarding placing a dog water feature in the park, Public Lands is hoping to provide an alternate space for dogs to go instead of Salt Lake City's canyons. Additionally, more public engagement will be conducted in January to gain feedback from the public regarding these features. - Q: Does the park contain a looped walking path?A:Yes, the park does contain a looped walking path as well as connecting paths that promote access to the park's features. - Q: How can Public Lands make the surrounding roads less of a barrier to the park?A:The state is conducting a repaving project of the surrounding roads but this project is not a construction project so it will not redesign the edges of Pioneer Park. Public Lands is in conversations with transportation and is hopeful that in the future, mid-block crossings might be possible.Transportation is also looking into how they can integrate the edges of Pioneer Park into their projects. - Q: What are the PNUT boards next steps?A: Sharing the plan with their community networks and gathering feedback. • May We Have Peace land acknowledgement presentation (Taylor Knuth) 5 mins The May We Have Peace land acknowledgement presentation was cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. • Donation Proposals-Action Item (Rock)Torres Mora) 5 mins Rocio Torres Mora presented a donation proposal regarding the Oak Hills Ball Park.The donation is totaling$4,000 raised by community members to make improvements to the park in honor of a Matthew Perry, a community member who has recently passed. The donation would encompass replacing the lighting in the park's two scoreboards, placing additional identification signs, repairing bleachers and other amenities and the addition of a memorial plaque. The PNUT board asked if Public Lands could look at improving the safety and congestion of Oak Hills Ball Park's parking lot and surrounding streets. The PNUT board also asked if Public Lands has a policy surrounding monuments and memorial markers in parks. Public Lands does have a policy that only permits memorials in Memory Grove. The proposal of a memorial plaque would not be allowed at Oak Hills Ball Park. Mr. Scrivner motioned to accept the donation proposal given that the proposal fits in the existing policy around memorials and Public Lands staff works with the donors to develop the proposal's details. Ms. Hart Seconded the motion. The board voted unanimously to pass this motion. 5—Board Discussion and Action Items 6:10PM • 501(c)(3) Subcommittee: Forming a subcommittee to explore the creation of a 10 mins 501(c)(3) Park Foundation. The purpose is to provide the public with a philanthropic vehicle for supporting Public Lands projects and goals under the Master Plan. (Samantha Finch) Ms. Finch asked the board if anyone would be willing to serve on this sub- committee.The sub-committee would meet once a month outside of regular meetings and its membership will be under a quorum. Ms. Binnebose expressed that she would be interested in being involved as her schedule permits. Ms. Finch asked that the board reaches out to her if they are interested in joining. • CIP Prioritization process: Selecting the top 10 for a recommendation 20 mins (Samantha Finch) As per the board's decision to conduct a Google Forms survey to gather information on the board's top projects, the PNUT board reviewed the collected data. After a discussion of the board's top CIP projects, Phil Carroll motioned to provide a recommendation of their top 18 projects and an explanation of their ranking process to the Mayor and Council. CJ Whittaker seconded the motion. All board members voted unanimously to pass this motion, completing the PNUT Board's CIP recommendation process. • Board Chair and Vice-Chair Nominations, Reminder that Elections will be in 10 mins January. (Samantha Finch) Ms. Finch solicited nominations from the board for the Board Chair and Vice-Chair positions. Ms. Hart was nominated to serve as Board Chair and Ms. Binnebose was nominated to serve as Vice-Chair. Ms. Finch will be following up with all board members in an email to collect any additional nominations.The election for Board Chair and Vice-Chair will be held in January's meeting. 6—Confirmation of Next Meeting, Board Comments& Future Agenda Items 6:50PM • Next Meeting:January 6, 2021 The PNUT Board's next meeting will be held January 6, 2021. The board is looking to conduct this meeting in a hybrid format. • Board Comment Period Mr. Carroll asked what happens to public comments after they are brought to the board during the public comment period? Ms. Riker responded that the department would be happy to follow up with information about the concerns brought up during the period. Public Lands can also add the answers to public comments in the staff updates packet so the board can share the information with the public. Additionally,the board can request updates to public comments as an agenda item. • Request for Future Agenda Item • PNUT Board Field Trip • Upcoming Involvement Opportunities 7—Adjourn 7:00PM Ms. Hart Motioned to close the meeting. Ms. Finch seconded the motion.The PNUT board voted unanimously to close the December 2021 meeting. t! Pub1ic __ILa`� Parks I Trails&Natural Lands I Urban Forestry I Golf Staff Responses to Public Comments from the December 2,2021 PNUT Board Meeting Public Comment: Dan Schelling Dan Schelling stated that on October 25, 2021, a large gulley developed on the western side of city creek after a rainstorm washout causing the area and road to become unsafe for use.Two weeks ago, Public Lands stated on social media that the trail was impacted by the washout but is not a contributing factor to the washout. Mr. Schelling stated that this statement released by Public Lands is false. Mr. Schelling called on Public Lands to take responsibility for the washout and conduct scientific research before engaging in trail construction. He also thanked the PNUT Board for their work in supporting the Foothills Trails. Response: Public Lands staff(Lewis Kogan &Tyler Fonarow) first observed the formation of a small erosion gully at this location resulting from a rain event in mid-April, 2021. At this time, staff observed and photographed the location where stormwater perforated an earthen berm along the street edge, and caused minor erosion damage to the hillside and trail. No stormwater runoff or channeling along the trail was observed, indicating that the trail was draining rainwater as intended. In late June 2021, another significant storm event caused a severe worsening of the erosion gully,which was documented by Public Lands staff, who then reached out to SLC Public Utilities and SLC Streets for support with stormwater management along Bonneville Boulevard. Rain events in August and October 2021 continued to worsen the erosion gully, ultimately resulting in undercutting of Bonneville Boulevard during a rain event on October 25-26.Throughout the summer and fall, Public Lands staff endeavored to maintain a trail closure along the Lower City Creek Loop Trail segment impacted by the erosion gully, and repeatedly requested assistance from other City Departments to resolve the drainage issue. Engineers with SLC Public Utilities and SLC Engineering informed Public Lands staff that this issue was caused by stormwater runoff, and that there was historical precedent for similar erosion events in lower City Creek, predating the construction of the Lower City Creek Loop Trail. At no time did Public Lands staff observe any sign that the source of the erosion was water running along the Lower City Creek Loop Trail, and Public Lands statements on social media are consistent with explicit feedback from the SLC Engineering Division and Department of Public Utilities Stormwater Division.The SLC Engineering Division completed an extension of curb and gutter along Bonneville Boulevard in November 2021, repairing the impacted slope, trail, and roadway. Public Lands does not anticipate additional stormwater challenges in this location,though similar runoff issues have impacted the slopes below Bonneville Boulevard in other locations and staff are keeping an eye on these. Public Comment: Hilary Jacobs Hilary Jacobs expressed concern regarding the need for enforcement or ordinance and maintenance of the Foothills. Ms.Jacobs stated that on Saturday November 6th, an unauthorized event was held at the I Street Bike Park and no enforcement of ordinance was employed to stop the event. Ms.Jacobs also expressed that signage that was vandalized earlier in the year has yet to be replaced in the Foothills. Ms. Jacobs called on Public Lands to enforce ordinances and maintain the Foothills. Response: Public Lands is having internal discussions about messaging and education for those who use bike trails and other open lands. We are crafting language for physical signs to be placed on location,giving a brief overview of the permitting process and city ordinances, as well as encouragement to reach out to our office with any questions. We will also be proactive and identify bike shops and related social media accounts to help get our information out into the specific communities. Furthermore,we are meeting with our new Deputy Director over Operations to help flesh out the question of enforcement and the best practices moving forward. Public Comment: Eric Edelman Questions about why the University of Utah and the Natural history museum maintains sections of the Foothills and Public Lands doesn't. He also expressed the same concerns that Dan Schelling expressed and stated that he and other community members don't feel that their voices and concerns are being addressed.The speaker stated that he's been in contact with Lewis so he might have more information. Response: This constituent's concerns regarding Bonneville Boulevard are discussed above. Public Lands is unaware of any regular trail maintenance conducted by the University of Utah, other than maintenance funded and conducted by the Natural History Museum of Utah, which is focused on the short section of the BST in front of their building, as well as access trails leading to Colorow Road. Until July, 2021, Public Lands did not have budget allocated to foothill trail maintenance. The Public Lands department received operating budget in July 2021 to begin performing some annual trail maintenance on City-owned lands in the Foothills, but these maintenance activities are impacted by the ongoing pause in construction-related activity for the Foothills trail system implemented by the Mayor and Council in 2021. Public Lands anticipates working to establish an inventory of maintenance needs beginning in spring of 2022, and initiating regular maintenance of system trails as soon as practicable and allowed by the Mayor and Council. Public Comment: Dave Alderman Dave Alderman expressed his concerns regarding the PNUT Board's CIP Application review process. Mr. Alderman stated as the applicant for the Cemetery CIP Project, he is concerned that the board is reviewing projects and formulating their recommendation before he can meet with Public Lands staff and finalize his application. He feels the PNUT Boards review process is out of sync since the city has expressed applicants have until the end of the year to compile recommendations. Response: Public Lands has endeavored to work as quickly as possible to work with constituent CIP applicants to develop their proposals, and to provide the PNUT Board with information on both constituent and internal Public Lands Department CIP project proposals, in a timeframe which allows the PNUT to evaluate and provide recommendations on funding applications before applications are submitted via Zoomgrants.All Constituent applications are submitted—by the constituent sponsors—directly into Zoomgrants and are evaluated through the City's formal CIP review process, which includes consideration and recommendations by the CDCIP Advisory Board,followed by the Mayor. Final considerations and decisions are made by City Council. In order to fit within the annual CIP schedule and allow adequate time for project consideration by the CDCIP Board, Mayor and Council, the PNUT Board must review and consider applications and submit its recommendations between October and December. CIP applications were on the PNUT Board's agenda at each of these monthly meetings, and constituent CIP applications were considered alongside internal CIP applications,with Public Lands staff working to develop projects and inform the board as quickly as possible. Given the short timeline and large number of annual CIP project applications, it is inevitable that the PNUT Board must evaluate projects as they are still undergoing scope and budget refinements. Public Comment:Jan Hemming Jan Hemming stated that at the Miller Bird Refuge, over the past two years 600 trees have been removed from the refuge. Public Lands stated that most trees that were removed were five feet or less and were comprised of non-native invasive species.Tracy Aviary has reported that the bird population in the refuge has increased and Tracy Aviary has worked with Public Lands to establish hummingbird protection after two nests were destroyed in the park in 2014. Response: The 600 trees referenced that were removed from Miller Park were all targeted invasive species,Tree of Heaven, Siberian Elm and Black Locust. In addition, 95%of these trees were saplings or suckers,that were less than 5 feet in height and 1.5 inches or less in diameter. It would not be accurate to view the removal of these trees as a removal of a beneficial ecological element. In terms of replacing these trees, Public Lands has been taking great care to source the appropriate species for the site to ensure their success. However, due to climate change effects which has been impacting producers, as well as supply chain issues, Public Lands has not been able to obtain the desired trees for MBF. Public Lands has made an effort to plant a number of native grasses and shrubs on site, some of which have been successful, but some have not survived. Tracy Aviary began doing surveys in the park August 2020 which has yielded almost a year and a half of data/ Non-breeding and breeding season point count surveys were conducted. Non-breeding surveys have been conducted monthly from August 2020-March 2021.They then did 9 breeding surveys between April-July, and in August began monthly non-breeding surveys again. Highly trained community science volunteers and Tracy Aviary staff have conducted the surveys. As surveys began in 2020, here is not enough data to look at trends in any significant way, but if surveys continue we will be able to see these in a few years.Tracy Aviary will provide a report with 2021 findings and information about the status of the bird community in MBR in January of 2022. Local habitat conditions, the presence of other animals such as the non-native Fox Squirrel, off-lease dog activity, roaming cat activity, and larger scale conditions may all affect bird health and counts in Miller Bird Park. Larger scale conditions may include weather, insect availability, and timing of flowers and fruiting plants. Many of the birds in MBR are neotropical migrants, and are impacted also by conditions in their wintering grounds in South America, as well as migrations. Some of the surveys conducted by Tracy Aviary are designed so they can pinpoint, as much as possible, the local factors that may influence the presence of birds in this study area, but more data will need to be collected. Fr,-6,1741E1-n • '•-tilMikfiti-mi•:-*'.771;;' - il: C. ' : .1 ' 1.-. - --4 '- -NriEwl .. , .... ...14 ......, . _ +t ej E � •„ r • L -A r a . .0 -` -* ;. Salt Lake City Public Art . 2„_.- •,.- • . -, — L 1 ` r , Program pf , ... , • \ =-� . . ; ,...m.. _ , ..} �• 4. ..,.., Use of acknowledgements ` •T ' ' - , -, in public art plaques pi•` •.ti4. F r • fr• • Taylor Knuth ..y_ ;L-.!'{ � I , . • Assistant Director, Salt Lake City Arts Council r • • T. •' ' 1385-977-2027 a• k • I. Ax:y 'y N _ I,. i ; L. r I. - .M y .N~ • Salt Lake City's public art program continually seeks new ways of integrating artwork, by both experienced and emerging artists, into everyday life in our urban surroundings—that is what we do! • Our public art program is committed to understanding and recognizing that Salt Lake City is situated on the traditional Public art and land territory of many nations, including the Shoshone, Paiute, acknowledgements Goshute, and Ute peoples, and is also home to many diverse Indigenous peoples from all over the world. • Public art can be an evocative entry point into this conversation—helping to restore visibility to Salt Lake City's ' Indigenous communities, creating a greater sense of place and belonging, and sparking dialogue about the legacy of colonialism, and a shared path forward. r ; � tit 'x 7 • Recognizing the fact that public art is : ,,',. : -4 ,, 4 i .- embedded throughout the urban landscape, • - r, 44 . 1,„p, ,,,,, - s Iv'- ''. ''` our program would like to institute a policy ,�, J,., r�; / k�*�� v , ah,, , i,' a , a .,, ,.„that will inform the ways in which we L'. �y �i, 4404 , ,,44, , ',' ;,, ,; r y 'r,incorporate land acknowledgements in the �; �� ,� ,3 dx didactic plaques that accompany our public t; . 1""y ` ��` 'y . art projects throughout the City. ��0 �'� ,' a� / � '�;� ti {L •-44* • The sculpture May We Have Peace by , Indigenous artist Alan Houser (located in the `...� ` ,k Vr r ° � . '' ."' -- sf northeast corner of City and County Building y. _ _ 4' grounds) is a good place for us to start doing "Li, �I``'� \ T 1, -_ , _ - this work. This highly-visible scut ture within _-'� 'f _' � v' pI - our art collection needs to have its plaque �°'� '._ ,•ter - _ i- the artist's estate in incorporating a land -114114111* acknowledgement for its future plaque. .•" , : .^ .,. , ,, a ice: �: .. We seek your feedback k ;' and input { -.t., , ..1-* , '.., A ... AO. • Including a land acknowledgement on `,. - '; ' a new plaque that has been drafted `'~ - for Houser's May We Have Peace i I • Including a land acknowledgement on •.%.- , ':.. other public art projects located : `. . , throughout the City's parks and public 04% • `= - ' -- . lands. i - : -...P..:r.: ` a x,- x` • A great number of our public art 4104 } projects are in the City s parks and t. :" 'I :x f. -' I. 4j public lands. Your feedback and input r ' r -1 % ' " r';. . will help us inform how we can s, - -1,'I . -.:.i: iA•- 'li 'r;_t1;„ k,: , ; successfully implement this justice, s :,!S 'r5! •,. • .(,'i ? ; `}�*'' equity, diversity, and inclusion-minded :': I . ¢ ' *4n .? ".1.i. .1.1`, V work. ,If 4 1-fir' {�R }'i.,}-' i�,�g' —F s-•r ki`- p Allan Houser (Haozous) May We Have Peace, 1992 Cast Bronze May We Have Peace depicts a standing Native American man whose extended arms clasp a peace pipe. The sculpture combines Native American imagery with stylistic influence by modernist sculptors. It was set forth as a numbered edition of 8 castings in 1992. Allan Houser had a special casting made in 1994 dedicated "To the American People of the United States from the First Americans" and presented it to then-First Lady Hillary Clinton. It was installed at the Naval Observatory (official residence of the Vice-President). It remained on display there until joining the permanent collection of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in 2001. Additional castings of May We Have Peace include those located in Oklahoma, where Houser was born and raised, Santa Fe, where Houser lived for much of his career, and at the Smithsonian Institution. This casting of May We Have Peace and 18 other Houser sculptures were loaned to Salt Lake City by the Allan Houser Estate in 2002 as part of the Cultural Olympiad, an arts festival that accompanies all Olympic games. Through efforts led by Ms. Karen Edson, Ms. Sharon Newton, and other private donors, Salt Lake City co-purchased the sculpture for permanent display. Allan Houser was an artist, teacher, and member of the Chiricahua Apache tribe. He grew up in Oklahoma, where many members of his tribe were incarcerated for 27 years as U.S. prisoners of war after the surrender of Geronimo and the seizure of millions of acres of their homelands in New Mexico and Arizona. Houser attended the Santa Fe Indian School for painting in 1934. In his early days of schooling in Oklahoma, his name had been changed from the native Haozous, which refers to the sound and feeling of uprooting a plant, to "Houser." He taught art at the Intermountain Indian School in Brigham City, Utah before founding the institute of Native American Arts in Santa Fe in 1962. After gaining popularity in Europe and the American Southwest, Houser's sculpture Offering of the Sacred Pipe, which is thematically similar to May We Have Peace, was installed at the United Nations building in New York. In the final two decades of his life, Houser focused on a prolific sculptural practice and became the first Native American awarded the National Medal of the Arts. Houser's vast legacy includes navigating an inheritance of state violence against his tribe and ongoing marginalization of Native Americans. This artwork, like all of Salt Lake City, is located on tribal land unceded from the Shoshone, Paiute, Goshute, and Ute people. We honor their memory and continued presence, physically and spiritually. www.saltlakepublicart.org SALT LAKE CITY PARKS,NATURAL LANDS,URBAN FORESTRY AND TRAILS ADVISORY BOARD BY-LAWS Updated January 2022 AUTHORITY The Salt Lake City Parks,Natural Lands,Urban Forestry and Trails Advisory Board(the "Board")shall operate pursuant to Chapter 2.94-Parks,Natural Lands,Urban Forestry and Trails Advisory Board as ordained by the City Council of Salt Lake City,Utah. The Board was created in 2012 for increased stew ublic participation for the Open Space Program. Since that time,the Parks Di ion, s and Natural Lands Division,and Urban Forestry Division are under one umbrella known as Public Lands in the Public Services Department.The City Council has determined that one advising board for these Divisions will lead to efficiencies and remove duplication and confusion as to the respective roles and responsibilities and has determined that ordinance 2.94 is in the best interest of the City and its citizens.The Mayor and City Council recognize the need to acquire,preserve and protect these critical resources within Salt Lake City and its environs. They have adopted an Open Space Master Plan(1992)to identify,protect and manage open space lands and have established this Board to facilitate the City's acquisition,manage romotion,preservation,protection and enhancement of public lands. 1 The Board has established the owing B ws for the conduct of Board business: PRINCIPAL OFFICE' The principal office of the Board shall be in Salt Lake City,County of Salt Lake,and State of Utah. The location of the office shall be at the Parks&Public Lands Building at 1965 West 500 South,Salt Lake City,UT. ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND TERMS The officers of this Board shall be a chairperson and a vice-chairperson. The term of these positions shall be one year. No person shall serve more than two consecutive terms as chairperson. The vice-chairperson may be reelected one or more times successively. There shall be no automatic succession of the vice-chairperson to the chairperson. The vice-chairperson shall succeed the chairperson if the chair vacates the office before the term is completed;the vice-chairperson will serve the unexpired term of the vacated office. A new vice-chairperson shall be elected at the next regular Board meeting. Any Board member may nominate any other Board member for the positions of chairperson and vice-chairperson. The Board may nominate and elect members to other offices as deemed appropriate by a majority of the Board. Nominations from the floor as well as written or digital nominations shall be accepted. Written,digital and oral nominations shall be made in December or at the year-end Board meeting. All nominees shall be contacted and shall have stated their availability and willingness to serve prior to being placed in nomination. Election shall be by written or digital ballot. Subject to Section 2.07.120,the Board,at its first regular meeting of each calendar year shall select a member as chairperson and another as vice-chairperson. Immediately following the year-end Board meeting,the Department office facilitator shall mail or email to all Board members a ballot,listing nominees for each position. Ballots shall be returned to the Board at the commencement of the first regular meeting of each calendar year. Proxy votes shall not be allowed. Officers shall be elected by an affirmative majority vote of the Board. The vice- chairperson and one other member of the Board who is neither an officer nor a nominee shall count ballots at the beginning of the Board meeting. The o ficers-elect shall assume their duties on the next regular Board meeti iiir POWERS AND DUTIES OF OFFICEII S Without limiting the foregoing,t duties and powers of the officers of th rd shall be as follows: A. Chairperson: IL (1) A' Preside at all meetings of the Board. (2) Call special meetings of the Board in afcordance with the By-laws. (3) Sign Board documents,as authorized by these By-laws or the Board. (4) See that the Board complies with these By-laws and applicable law. NIP (5) Appoint standing or ad hoc subcommittees of the Board. (6) The chairman may be an ex-officio member of all subcommittees with a voice but no vote. (7) Act as official spokesperson for the Board. B. Vice-Chairperson The vice-chairperson shall assist the chairperson,and during the absence of the chairperson,shall exercise or perform all the duties and be subject to all the responsibilities of the chairperson. REGULAR MEETINGS The Board shall meet on an as needed basis but at least twice per quarter as specified in Section 2.94.050. The Board shall establish a schedule specifying the times,dates and locations of regular meetings. The Board may alter the schedule at any regular meeting, and shall comply with open meeting laws.A quorum will consist of the majority of filled board positions. An electronic meeting maybe held in accordance with the Open and Public Meetings Act. ..- Commented[AL1]:This is the proposed addition to the Bylaws for the January 2022 meeting,per advice from the City Attorney's Office. SPECIAL MEETINGS Special meetings may be called by a majority of the Board,by the chairperson,or the Mayor,and are subject to open meeting laws. The call for a special meeting must be signed by the member calling such meeting and,unless waived in writing,each member not joining in the order for such special meeting must be given not less than 24 hours notice. Said notice shall be served personally or left at a member's residence or business office. Special meetings shall be held at the Public Services Department or at such other public place as may be designated by the Board. VOTING All official Board business that results in e.recommendation to th or,City Council or other public agency or commission must be subject to an affirmat ote of a majority of the Board members,consistent with Section 2.07.150. ORDER OF BUSINESS At any regular meeting of the Board,the following shall be the regular order of business: A. Call meeting to order. B. Approval of Minutes. C. Discussion of set agenda. D. Invite public comment. E. Voting on official business. F. Confirm date for next meeting;assign tasks to sub-committees. G. Adjournment. CONFLICT OF INTEREST Board members are obligated to avoid and disclose conflicts of interest,and are held subject to Section 2.07.080. If any member suspects that a particular set of circumstances might involve a conflict of interest,that member shall notify the Director of Public Services requesting an opinion of the City Attorney on whether there is a conflict and how to avoid or otherwise resolve it. AMENDMENT These By-Laws may be amended in writing at any meeting by a vote of a majority of the entire membership of the Board,provided prior notice has been given to each member of the Board. CERTIFICATION ,in my capacity as chairperson of the Parks,Natural Lands,Urban Forestry and Trails Advisory Board do hereby certify that the foregoing document is a complete,accurate and current copy of the By-Laws of the Parks,Natural Lands,Urban Forestry and Trails Advisory Board. CHAIRPERSON STATE OF UTAH ) 44 A )ss. COUNTY OF SALT LAKE) N On the day of 1 ,2019 , Personally appeared before me,who being by me duly sworn,did say that the/she has read the foregoing document and has executed the same. 1 NOTARY PUBLIC NResiding in Salt Lake County,Utah My . ission expi _ MOTION FOR ADOPTION wF RULES AND REGULATIONS Upon motion duly made and seconded and by unanimous vote of the Board at its regularly scheduled meeting on ,the By-Laws of the Parks,Natural Lands,Urban Forestry and Trails Advisory Board,dated ,2019 were formally adopted. CHAIRPERSON z , �� i y�'Q�,y Lands al; st:, _-_,-- TdbflC H s ,,,11 c Z T Parks I Trails & Natural Lands I Urban Forestry Parks, Natural Lands, Urban Forestry and Trails Board 2022 Meeting Schedule January 6, 2022 February 3, 2022 March 3, 2022 April 7, 2022 May 5, 2022 June 2, 2022 July 7, 2022 August 4, 2022 September 1, 2022 October 6, 2022 November 3, 2022 December 1, 2022 Meetings start at 5:00pm. Location Public Lands Building 1965 West 500 South, 2nd Floor Parks Training Room Meetings may also be held electronically. **Meeting date is not confirmed until meeting notice is provided** MONTHLY JANUARY 6 2022 REPORT d Fyry_ , a .' _ • , . 0. + k .. y .. ++ r f WWW.SLCPUBLICLANDS.COM Department of Public Lands CONTENTS t _ " • 02 PUBLIC LANDS DEPARTMENT 04 COMMUNICATION , OUTREACH & EDUCATION 05 URBAN FORESTRY DIVISION 08 PLANNING & ECOLOGICAL SERVICES 11 PARKS DIVISION WWW.SLCPUBLICLANDS.COM 01 )' , , ; �i fC,.Y' 4 A, \ \ c� red-, ej ' i Y,, 41- - ,.\f. - jam- !� � 1:' Mize. I 1_'� ``-4 ft + ♦ 4 PUBLIC LANDS DEPARTMENT _iiii Operational Updates Volunteer and Outreach TNL's remaining volunteerism and engagement positions will remain under Katie and will move Trails&Natural Lands Division Volunteer& into the Department's Communications& Outreach Coordinator,Katie Riser has been Engagement Team,where they will serve TNL as promoted to Community Partnerships& well as the other Public Lands Divisions. Engagement Coordinator.In her expanded role,Katie will lead volunteerism,programming Parks,Trails and Natural Lands and strategic partnerships for the entire Public Lands Department. Katie joins Luke Allen, In our December report,we mentioned Aaron Rocio Torres Mora,Amy Nilsson and others on Benzon was hired to replace Troy Baker as Parks the Public Lands Communications& Operations Manager. In addition to overseeing Engagement Team.Since 2019,Katie has Parks Districts 3&4(south half of the city)and worked to reform,expand and improve the TNL Greenhouse operations,Aaron will now oversee Division's volunteer programs,including the Urban Trails&Right-Of-Way maintenance, new Trail Ambassadors Program and working along with other responsibilities. through the challenges of direct community engagement during the pandemic.Katie's past He will also help oversee the TNL Restoration experience includes several roles at the Field Crew in collaboration with the TNL Division National Ability Center,where she was Director.Aaron's abilities as an involved, instrumental in establishing that organization's supportive manager and problem solver and his programs for military service members. unique skillset in both maintenance and native plant restoration will be a boon for the entire Katie is an excellent strategic thinker and big- Public Lands Department. TNL is currently hiring picture visionary,and her skills are sure to for its Natural Lands Supervisor Position. benefit Public Lands as the Department works to realize the ambitious goals of the Park Operations Manager,Kyle Shields will Reimagine Nature Master Plan. continue to oversee Parks Districts 1&2(north half of the city),Graffiti Removal and will now Congratulations Katie! oversee Property Maintenance and Central Irrigation. WWW.SLCPUBLICLANDS.COM 02 . - - -`,? 41 - use i9 1 rr1' M1 '(' „�, �� 6 6�ye .ter --- bhp,' ' " _"M1'- ,� J + �� �_ —h y :ors , 'r' . „ '1 Urban Forest Action Plan Cities need urban trees to thrive.Urban forests 9 •'�I, ` ;�;r; ., . benefit both public and environmental health l A f, when they are well-planned,planted,and • Protected.Residents of Salt Lake City value our e4 c• +�3�' urban forest as a valuable asset.The City must � plan for the health and expansion of the urban as '.,'' i a ., forest in order to ensure that its advantages are dispersed fairly throughout the city. r- ' 4 k F ;.- • ✓ x r. .rY, tY The Urban Forest Action Plan,a project coordinated by the Salt Lake City Planning i.. 4,7kr ' Division with cooperation from the Urban - 7 - s Forestry Division,will set goals,objectives,and - -';, ;`- _ actions to achieve the urban forest vision for Salt Lake City. _ . , _- ice' - meet with the Planning Division regarding the •i . Urban Forest Action Plan in January. The final .41. ti , + chapter of the plan is currently in draft review. pe At this time it is unclear when the Planning a=7• Division will be ready to bring an update to the PNUT Board. For more information,visit the project website: https://www.slc.gov/planning/2021/10/25/u rba n-forest-action-plan/ WWW.SLCPUBLICLANDS.COM 03 7 . 1. } r ^ ti• it ,q�Q is 4 b f' e 4 �, f. �1ga '4L ~ '�C. 1'rq . } j. ♦ 4 4*- . f.''' ''. . try '- 4 js. ,r fll r Wad .t 1 11*. . r"-f 0,'"\J t;.•'r'' , .i[7. �t„,171- r iIfF Trn P..V,dl l , 141:61 W: .I", `ti!9{ it i rottit;! ,,,i -.en hi �i_ -.�I1 I_�'�' J t-t—,'-1 :,�,�h 1 J ' 1'. & +!".:d" r L'° "—� C�'!_3lwu1 I ice`. ti �lII , r1' j_111._"..W i ,1 iYfim L, 9 • .."'5- - _ COMMUNICATION, OUTREACH & EDUCATION 2021 Public Lands Community , Events Recap 44. .' ' , 1 '' • . Public Lands had an exciting year of events : ,1 • despite a late start and event modifications mil .jam due to the pandemic. far '?i.,. In 2021,events such as Yappy Hour and Yoga on Tap saw a record number of attendees and vendors. Dog with Tennis Balls at Yappy Hour Additionally,Public Lands introduced new events such as the Pioneer Park Food Truck J. Park and partnered with local organizations for movie nights and the Three Creeks • 'f Confluence Opening Celebration. till'k " d ' With hope on the horizon,Public Lands is . 4t„,_ looking forward to continuing to bring the community together in 2022. ` '� Community Members at Yoga on Tap WWW.SLCPUBLICLANDS.COM 04 iteifif_ifob - - °Yy„,' . Iri . , ,:it, 3" ) .4 T. ,,, _:;f y,y "�1'\ a ii.� +�. �'+wI' F,T r ,, *;--A"/ • A. Y-.h ,+ - pair ;,,..*„.. ,,*, V URBAN FORES DIVISION Snowstorm Event&Tree Damage On Wednesday,December 15th,an early winter \`, .';,.. season storm dropped heavy snow that resulted in ~ 4. '!' significant tree damage throughout Salt Lake City. •This storm can be described as a'2-3 Year Tree ,. att.r'" k '`• Damage Event.'Salt Lake City will sustain tree _ '� S . damage events of this size and scope every 2 to 3 .. ' years.As such,the City is well equipped tot. 7. ✓, 1 manage the necessary tree damage response and -, �' a "'` s-- ' clean-up effort went underway immediately. However,the clean-up effort will be protracted, It'e -i �., due to the Urban Forestry Division being short } ;- staffed over the last two weeks of the calendar ` .- year. ... s•! f ` WWW.SLCPUBLICLANDS.COM 05 13V4. , Yftlr, -- -...:1 • }. IF w st t r Yv ''P �r Within 36 hours of the snow storm,the Urban Ar> < ! •� t' Forestry Division received 400 to 500 calls "•• ti ' J,�'1,`. �` �,• from residents to report damaged trees .‘ • •• ,1 ` (branches blocking the road,driveways, {t„ !� J'\' .: '`'�^. sidewalks,parking,on cars,etc). The Division i_�._: . `I t: actively manages a three-tiered prioritization ,V r' • '• �- list to respond to resident reports and resolve % 9y' concerns. r< b/did' • Priority 1:Trees and branches on houses, i''-`.-;,` •cars,and blocking roadways and N _ ~ ` driveways �g • Priority 2:Branches blocking sidewalks, 9= and on-street parking • Priority 3:Broken/hanging branches in Parks/neighborhood streets,and downed branches. The Division immediately applied all in-house ' ,.. r1r ' � , 1 . and contracted operational resources xkr ;.: k ,.,._ _ available to resolve all reported Priority 1 aqfr': conditions. >' All known Priority 1 work was completed within . Jv,"r-"1.1' '• 5 days of the storm,and all known Priority 2 4 . work within 10 days of the storm. However,as ; ' of December 27,2021,the Urban Forestry 11 ,1< < 4 i `' D� Division is still receiving reports of tree _ `� ,1. V.4 damage that had not been previously . ��-� A _ ' 4, '/ reported. Tree damage work will continue to \ 4s .�, be reprioritized on a daily basis as new calls .5. . � , and reports come in. t WWW.SLCPUBLICLANDS.COM 06 AY,��pp: yam 7, 7 0J •.42.,;_ .x .C4 .144. y... b # 4- ,A.,• ' , ilti'. • ...,. eliVietti The Urban Forestry Division currently has all • Salt Lake City residents have been available resources working on Priority 3 phenomenal.Their patience, clean-up and anticipates this effort will last understanding,and gratitude(during our into February. response effort)have been wonderful for UF staff! Some things of note regarding this tree damage event include: • The impacts of this storm(and the September 2020 storm,from which the UF • While the tree damage was truly city-wide, Division has not yet recovered from)on the central part of Salt Lake City sustained tree work backlogs are currently being the most damage(Downtown,Central evaluated. A funding request,to address City,Liberty Wells,and Ball Park). the work backlog resulting from the storms, will be forthcoming. • At this point more than 600 resident reports of tree damage have come into the UF Division(which is substantial), however,the Urban Forestry Division is running into lots and lots of damage trees that have not been reported.Taking this into consideration(and having surveyed -r ;;' x4 1-) F tree damage in city parks),the UF Division -1' . °• ro : rf estimates that between 2,500 and 3,000 " s+ } city-maintained trees sustained damage. i' j, !.'• -' a,• • While thousands of trees sustained some is. '.4 level of damage,the vast majority of = ' r—ih damage was medium sized branches that will not result in loss of the entire tree. i • The storm also resulted in damaged to ..4• M 1,000 to 1,500 private property trees on ..- - residential and business properties. 2020 Storm Damage WWW.SLCPUBLICLANDS.COM 07 M vc. F �..XX i4frk4 �j# `. 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Neighborhood Council's December agenda to discuss the Miller Park CIP project of restoring Stream work has begun to prepare for historic walls and increasing accessibility in installation of the bridge,and demolition is the park. underway.Construction will continue on-and- off throughout the winter months dependent However,this agenda item was postponed on weather. until January. The bridge has been scheduled to arrive on Public Lands will attend the January 13th YNC January 24 with a placement installation on meeting to address community questions January 25. involving the management of Miller Park. Public Lands plans on engaging with the Additionally,YNC will be holding a second school to alert them of the bridge installation. meeting January 27th to inform the community and discuss the CIP project moving forward. 11WIE �s _ ii r Following these meetings,Public Lands will ' -ii present the project to the PNUT board for a final recommendation moving forward. WWW.SLCPUBLICLANDS.COM 08 fY LWvC PUBLIC LANDS MASTE -, �. . i ,�__=��� ,r� ,rt �' � MW IP Reimagine Nature Master Plan Staff will keep the PNUT Board apprised of Update schedule updates and additional information on this final phase as we know it. Just before the holidays,Public Lands received a final revised draft of the Reimagine Nature Planning &Projects Team Update Public Lands Master Plan from consulting firm Design Workshop.The revised draft The Planning&Projects Team has not yet been incorporates and addresses a variety of internal able to fill its open position for a Public Lands comments,including many of those provided by Planner;interviews are ongoing and the PNUT Board Members. position will remain open until filled. Many thanks to all the board members who Meanwhile,Public Lands Projects Manager Tyler took the time to carefully review the plan and Murdock and Public Lands Planner Kat Maus are provide many helpful and insightful comments! currently juggling 19 active(funded)projects in PL staff and the consulting team agree that the the engagement and design phase,as well as Public Lands Master Plan is something SLC can 11 funded projects in the Construction be extremely proud of. documents/construction phase and 11 projects in the close-out phase. The revised draft plan is now being transmitted to the Mayor and Council for their review.It is An additional 26 funded Public Lands projects expected that City Council will initiate a final have not yet been assigned and are awaiting phase of public engagement as they consider available staff capacity. formal adoption of the Master Plan later this winter or spring. A growing project management backlog is a significant concern,and filling the open Public Board members are encouraged to participate Lands Planner position is unlikely to fully resolve in City Council hearings and to advocate for the project backlog. plan adoption.With a master plan document of this scope and importance,hearing directly Public Lands staff will brief City Council on this from advisory board members would be issue in spring of 2022. valuable for City Council. WWW.SLCPUBLICLANDS.COM 09 1 M �► 1 — ♦ -` ' ', B. +�f pik. -'''- ! 1.1111.11%! "7 4 tr,',ak- L x f e • o- a - im , 1 `' ? ,, 2022 Major Projects 2021 Final CIP Submission Recap In 2022 Public Lands will begin planning for The Planning&Projects Team submitted its 20 fourteen newly funded Capital Projects, internal CIP projects via Zoomgrants on continue implementing the Cartegraph work December 29,and supported the completion order platform,develop the Glendale of 20 additional constituent CIP projects Waterpark Master Plan,Emerald Ribbon Plan, related to Public Lands(constituents are and the Liberty Park Master Plan. responsible for final submittals in Zoomgrants). The newest and most pressing Public Lands' The PNUT Board's review letter and rankings major project for 2022 will be implementing were attached to the application packages. the Park Ranger Program.Currently the Public The CDCIP Advisory Board will take up their Lands team is working on position descriptions, consideration of project applications hiring,securing vehicles and developing a sometime in January. policy manual. Thanks again to PNUT Board Members for their Public Lands will also begin planning for Fiscal support in reviewing and recommending Year 2023. capital improvement project applications. Public Lands will continue to work throughout the year to further streamline and refine the CIP process. WWW.SLCPUBLICLANDS.COM 10 ' el 1 ' � � •v y1 _ '' j ?.'' m .. - - " ,? 'e ` 1 " {' • p•� .;Y P # t`_s` k.� } . ✓ �- , • . r4 f l 'rJ :xaa , t {.T , qr. • p . z r t' h ' • r ,Fg:. — s-' 8J ,t .:. - kF 4 i "; ,JJ66 .wr, n •e i`!r ti. K t Law W. ,Mi, _ 0 3 •�= • ,� ill — _� s' _ yrFilm; y �L� ®c ,.. IIII ark .� r` ; ,, �■ Il IIIIIII Ilhllllll a►- PARKS DIVISION Pioneer Park Tree Lighting ' On Tuesday December 7th,Public Lands lit the G➢'. new holiday tree at Pioneer Park. •,: , „ t.,". •.• The holiday tree is located along 300 South, ' . 4' with lights being turned on each night at 5:30 �„+ ' 4-- 0_ ° ,t„� `- i 0 s,t'v To engage with our Salt Lake City community, 1� , ,+ M - ,, ="' Public Lands encouraged community members •' �, ,'' •• ...-• share selfies with the tree by tagging Public .",,` .4 - '•••`i-Y Lands on social media. ' i Wreaths Across America Event _" 7i - r 3 This year,the Salt Lake City Cemetery worked with Wreaths Across America,a notional program that provides wreaths to place on ' TN veteran's graves during the holiday season. r 1 lift ' :r I':.o—' :ram This year,Wreaths Across America raised - enough funds to place a total of 1,440 L_ _ - - — '�'�_ wreaths in the cemetery. : !+''' . On December 18th,an event was held at thel Cemetery to place the wreaths. WWW.SLCPUBLICLANDS.COM 11 S ' .1%.4. • . -' •..r•- - 1_ - .;� T WeatherTrak Smart Irrigation System In late 2020 Public Lands decided to Improved Site Mapping implement WeatherTrak,a smart irrigation system,in the City's parks.Throughout 2021, WeatherTrak is equipped with sophisticated Public Lands has been in the process of site mapping technology that makes it easier converting existing irrigation to the for Parks staff to map out all irrigation lines in WeatherTrak system. City parks and pinpoint locations where maintenance is needed. WeatherTrak's Benefits: WeatherTrak's implementation will be Water Savings complete by the end of 2022. The WeatherTrak smart irrigation system uses precise weather data to automatically modify run times based on the site's needs.This results in decreasing instances of overwatering and achieving water cost savings. Cloud-Based Central Management WeatherTrak's cloud-based central s.\.. j • ,s management system allows Parks staff to `� program sites,monitor performance and be t ±� - M alerted of issues from an internet browser on any device. WWW.SLCPUBLICLANDS.COM 12 illwa I ^� ' s. .r -jb-- .t .I I - cM :r F" i�. r. c. _— - `- .r t Iti_1 r %'' s�es��- - - ------ - I am REGIONAL ATHLETIC COMPLEX Shade Structure Project Complete In November 2021,the RAC completed a 2019 • s CIP Shade Structure Project. The project provides two shade sails located near the RAC's Championship Field and food �_-- truck vending area. Shade Sails at the RAC, November 2021 New Events 47 '''t'< _ '!!t '' ` The RAC will be hosting the following new events in 2022 • I r 2022 US Quidditch Cup lev " '� • Yellowstone Premier Soccer r R �t�.rWI! • Adrenaline Lacrosse Championships a�, .' �' , - • Premier Super Copa(Soccer) A"' 'u • Spider Fest 7s(Rugby) Lacrosse at the RAC,2021 Season • National High School 7s(Rugby) WWW.SLCPUBLICLANDS.COM 13