Recently, UDOT purchased the two commercial properties on the southeast corner of 5600 S. 1900 W. as part of the 5600-widening project. Demolition to remove two buildings has started in preparation for the broader requirements coming over the next three years. It is anticipated that UDOT will issue a contract to the winning contractor some time at the end of this year, which will set significant changes in motion to not only 5600 South, but the connected I-15 interchange. This will create disruption in the traffic flow over a period of time, but be patient as we work through it. The city will work closely with all the stakeholders and post updates on our website, magazine, and social media page. Watch for them!
As you know, we are entering the election season, with campaign signs popping up everywhere. What you will not see are signs from two of our existing city council members, who have elected not to run. I would be remiss if I didn’t make a brief comment on each of them over the next two months, starting with Council Member Jan Burrell. Jan’s heart and soul has always been about making things better, particularly for Roy City. As a council member and retired educator, she has always loved this community. Her passion and focus were always about pulling the council together on tough issues and reminding us of things that really matter. Her influence and contributions to this community are numerous, and we will enjoy the results of her endeavors for a long time. Although she will leave office in January, she has made a remarkable difference in helping this city prepare for the future. She will be missed but not forgotten! Please, take a moment when you see her to say thank you for a job well done. She has earned it.
School is back in session, which means our children are walking the streets again. Please keep a lookout and slow-down as you drive through the neighborhoods. We must keep our children safe.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues. Remember that this virus exists because we exist. Do everything you can to keep it out of your life by washing your hands; if necessary, wearing a mask in public places; and keeping your distance when possible. Be safe and keep your family safe.
Mayor Robert Dandoy