With April being the start of the water season and secondary irrigation water filling our sprinkling system lines, we need to be reminded to conserve our water usage. Utah is still experiencing a serious drought condition, with 2020 recording the 16th driest year on record. Whether you use culinary or secondary water to irrigate your lawn, please do not water between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Last month, the city council approved a change in the ordinance to the downtown business district along 1900 West, south of Riverdale Road. One of the most significant changes included allowing mixed-use developments for the first time in Roy City. These types of developments are not uncommon in cities along the Wasatch Front, and it was time for us to consider it. Your response to a recent survey helped the council members in finalizing their collective decision. Thank you for taking the time to voice your opinion.
Recent legislation passed by Utah legislators could expedite the modernization of the I-15 interchange at 5600 South. UDOT recently finalized and approved recommended changes from a study that was conducted to help mitigate traffic challenges in that area. If approved by the governor, it is anticipated that, sometime in May, the Utah Transportation Commission will provide a better understanding on what we can expect and when. As we get more details, we will provide them to you.
Consider staying engaged in what is going on in Roy City. With the current pandemic finally starting to slow down, Roy City is cautiously moving forward to a new normal. Events and activities that we have enjoyed for years are in the developmental phases with some minor adjustments. Be patient with us as we balance moving back to normal with public safety. Please review our Facebook pages and city website for more information. If you have questions, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or the city council at email@example.com.
Be safe and keep your family safe.
Robert Dandoy, Mayor