We hope you enjoy the inaugural launching of the monthly Roy Connection magazine. Each month we will provide information on the City’s community events, projects, need to know information, and residents who are making a difference. Our goal is to bring awareness to our community on important issues and programs. We appreciate local businesses taking advantage of advertising opportunities through this publication. This is one of many efforts we are working, let me share a few more!
Recently Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) began the Environmental Assessment on 5600 South that will hopefully address a major traffic issue within the City. In August they held a public meeting and requested resident’s input for this 15 month study. We will keep you informed as it progresses.
You may have noticed we are working on the George Wahlen North Park with a plan to complete by year’s end with a re-dedication ceremony forthcoming. The enhancements within the park will provide a wonderful addition to our community. Once completed, we will be addressing and enhancing Municipal Park, which stands in need of improvements.
Business development is an important objective for the City and we are working a number of opportunities. I’m not in a position to provide too many details at this time, but know we are doing what we can to fill those empty store fronts. Be aware that we are working to update our General Plan which will include ways to help modernize our Business District along 1900 West and develop our Frontrunner Station. Additional public input will be welcome!
Recently, a number of City Council meetings have been addressing changes in the recycling industry. Nationwide deviations in recycling requirements have reached all the way to Roy City as we contemplate the future of this program. Clearly with tighter contamination requirements through inspections and the associated need of additional sorting, those of us who recycle will be expected to pay more. Latest projections indicate an additional $1.23 per month. It is important that you consider whether or not you want to continue your involvement in the City’s recycling program. More information is forthcoming on your ability to opt-out of the program, if you so choose.
Through input from concerned residents, UDOT has made and is in the process of changing a couple of intersections within the City. We now have a new stoplight located on 4300 West and 5500 South. A project has been submitted to reconfigure the intersection of 1900 West and 4000 South, which has been the scene of too many accidents. We are waiting for the environmental assessment to be completed along 4800 South at the railroad crossing so that improvements there can get started.
I will have more to share with you through the upcoming months and will use this local magazine to help do that. Please stay connected and involved in local government. Your issues are our issues! Please shop local! Our business owners are our partners and we need to help keep them here!