There are several important issues over the next couple of months that will require Roy City leadership’s attention. With the recent announcement of a potential 1400 job development at north end of Hill AFB, Roy City must face the opportunities and impacts. At the same time, a contractor who was hired to help develop both our downtown business district and the Frontrunner Transit Station area will be presenting their recommendations. In addition, UDOT will be presenting their recommendations to the city council and general public on the results of their study addressing the I-15 interchange at 5600 South as well as what to do about 5600 South from the interchange to 3500 West. There will be another push by Hill AFB to get the few remaining residents to agree to have their homes tested for possible vapors from the contaminated groundwater. As you know we have a general election coming in November with three City Council seats up for your vote.
Each of these topics warrants lengthy discussion and public input. The fact that all will be facing us on or about the same time will take vision and courage to work through. We must make the tough planning decisions now. We must focus on a common vision of the future of Roy City now. We must ensure our residents understand the facts and have input. We must vote to elect answerable leaders to help guide us into the future.
Change is coming. If there has ever been a time when vision and courage was needed in our leaders, it is now! There are great opportunities coming if we effectively plan for them. We can not do this alone! We need your input! As public meetings are held on these issues, please attend them.
I am enthusiastic about the possibilities coming. For a long time, we have been patiently witnessing economic growth and development changes to neighboring cities. Now it is our turn! What I see coming is bold, modern and exciting. Be part of it, learn about it, and let your voice be heard.
Mayor, Roy City