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What’s your Earthquake protection?

Every Homeowners policy has an “Earth Movement” exclusion, which means damage from an earthquake is excluded on your home policy. The state of Utah has more fault lines than most of us realize, and when the big one comes are you covered? In 2015, a study predicted that when the big one comes, 84,000 households are expected to be displaced with 53,000 people seeking shelter in Utah. Essential lifelines of water, electricity, gas, and sewer will likely be out for days, months and some even longer! More than 300,000 structures in 30 days will need to be evaluated for...

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Arts Council

Enjoy a night of music on February 12, at 7pm, in the Syracuse High School auditorium as the Symphony Orchestra presents Love That Jazz! The event is, once again, free to the public. The Theater Committee is now accepting letters of interest for the production team of Hairspray the Musical. Please email volunteer@syracuseutaharts.org if you would like to serve as Assistant Director, Music Director, Choreographer, Set Designer, or Publicity Manager—or even just help in other areas of the production. Be sure to include some background, any experience, and dates of other commitments that might conflict with the production from...

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DIY Photography

By Ryan Spelts Scott Sneddon spent nearly 21 years in Air Force as a Military Police Officer. Even though he worked as an officer at his day job, Scott has always had a passion for photography. He would set up a photography studio where ever he was currently assigned around the world. He has had studios in California, Germany, Korea and finally, he settled here in Utah. The idea for DIY Photography Studio arose when he was looking for a local place to take maternity photos of his wife Aple in 2011. He couldn’t find a place that would...

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CodeRED Notifications

Syracuse City encourages every citizen to sign up for our CodeRED notification system. By simply entering your phone number into this service, we can notify you in the event of a city-wide or county-wide emergency. Please take a moment to fill in the appropriate information to be notified by your local emergency response team in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts. Examples include: evacuation notices, bio-terrorism alerts, boil water notices, and missing child reports. Please got to www.syracuseut.com and follow the prompts to sign up. It is free to sign up, and takes less than five...

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Space Heaters Need Space

According to the National Fire Protection Association and the United States Fire Administration, space heaters annually account for 40% of reported U.S. home heating fires. Please practice extreme caution when using space heaters this season. Keep things that can burn at least 3 feet away from space heaters, and create a three-foot “kid-free zone” around them. Make sure to use equipment that has the label of a qualified testing laboratory, and have a qualified professional install stationary heating equipment according to local codes and manufacturer’s instructions. Additionally: Place space heaters on a solid, flat surface, away from high traffic...

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Hike: The Frary Peak Trail

By Brody Bovero One of the secrets about Antelope Island that only the locals know is that winter arrives late and it leaves early due to its lower elevation. While trails in the Wasatch Mountains and foothills are covered with two, three, or six feet of snow, many of the trails out on the island are still clear for a nice day hike. In early December, I was fortunate enough to tag along with my son, Miles, and his compadres from local Boy Scout Troop 882 (pronounced eight-eight deuce), on a day hike up to Frary Peak. At an...

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Kindergarten Registration

Syracuse Elementary will be registering new Kindergarten students for the upcoming 2018-19 school year during the week of March 12-16, 2018. A child who resides within Syracuse Elementary boundaries may register for Kindergarten in 2018-19 if they are 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2018, as required by Utah State Law. If you have a child who qualifies, please call 801-402-2600 to receive registration materials. Share this:FacebookLike this:Like...

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Looking For Love in the Desert

The onslaught of pink and red hearts, frilly Valentines, the promise of roses, love poems, candy, or jewelry is already upon us. It can only mean one thing: Valentine’s Day and all its romance and loving wishes is around the corner. Valentine, an early Christian, was martyred on February 14th, the same day an ancient Roman love lottery took place annually, and so, once raised to sainthood, St. Valentine somehow transitioned to being the patron saint of lovers everywhere. The holiday has been observed in some form for more than a few centuries, and beginning in the Victorian Era...

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Fun Ways to Say “I love you”

Fun Ways to Say “I love you” For Couples ♥ Make a special dinner for two and eat it by candle light ♥ Clean the house ♥ Dinner and Movie (When Ryan watches an entire chick flick with me I always feel loved!!!) ♥ Flowers ♥ Go for a walk and hold hands ♥ Volunteer together ♥ Drive to the top of the mountain & go star gazing with lots of blankets to snuggle under. ♥ Watch the sunrise + breakfast date ♥ Pretend your electricity went out & spend the evening relaxing by the fire & reading or playing games in the candlelight (no phones or electronics).  ♥ Visit your favorite museum or...

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February Recipes: Sweet + Savory

Whip up a batch of these easy Valentine-themed sugar cookies for your loved ones this month! Chicken Salad Stuffed Peppers by Melissa Spelts 2 bell peppers – cut in half Mix 1 can of chicken, 12.5 oz (we buy ours from Costco) 1 avocado (diced) 1 to 2 Tbsp. of Mayo 2 tsp. of mustard Stuff and eat. It’s so yummy! Mayo Substitutes… Greek Yogurt Olive Oil Mashed Avocado Hummus   Best Sugar Cookies by Melissa Spelts This is my Mom’s favorite sugar cookie recipe. It truly is the BEST! I loved when my mom made these. I have many...

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Public Works

During the months of December through March, you may use your green can for regular household waste. For more information, contact the utility department at 801-825-1477, option 1. Public Works info: http://www.syracuseut.com/Departments/PublicWorks/PublicWorksInfo.aspx Road Construction Updates: http://www.syracuseut.com/Departments/PublicWorks/RoadConstructionUpdates.aspx UDOT: https://www.udot.utah.gov/projectpages/f?p=250:2007:0::NO::P2007_EPM_PROJ_XREF_NO,P2007_PROJECT_TYPE_IND_FLAG:9063,A     Share this:FacebookLike this:Like...

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Students of the Month

  SPONSORED BY THE SYRACUSE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE   “Syracuse City Chamber of Commerce Award for Excellence” In order to recognize outstanding students and athletes in Syracuse, the Community and Economic Development Department have developed the Syracuse City Chamber of Commerce Award for Excellence. This monthly award recognizes the outstanding performance of male and female students who excel in athletics, arts and/or academics. The individuals selected for this award will be identified by Syracuse City in partnership with representatives from local elementary, junior high, and high schools.   Jackson Lucas Buffalo Point Elementary Jackson is very kind. He is...

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Antelope Island State Park Its early exploration & natural features

By Ryan Spelts       Imagine the wonder John C. Fremont and Kit Carson experienced in the 1840’s when they explored and mapped much of the West which assisted in the massive immigration into the now Western United States. When Mormon Settlers came to Northern Utah, they weren’t the first to discover and inhabit Antelope Island and its vast surroundings. John C. Fremont had discovered and mapped the island when he and his group of explorers drifted into the Great Salt Lake from the Weber River. Their boat had a leak and they found land on Fremont Island....

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Fix It Requests

We appreciate our citizens helping the City be aware of issues that need to be addressed throughout the city such as road repairs, street light/sign repair, park maintenance, water problems (culinary & secondary), garbage can pickup, code ordinance enforcement and even employee feedback. The City website is a great tool for providing us with notifications. The Fix-it Request link can be found on our home page at the top left hand side under Popular Pages. Share this:FacebookLike this:Like...

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Key Community Contacts

Mayor Terry Palmer: 801-614-9636 tpalmer@syracuseut.com   Council Members Mike Gailey: 801-589-0976 mgailey@syracuseut.com *New Councilmember Doug Peterson Jan 2018   Corinne Bolduc: 801-529-5779 bolduc@syracuseut.com   Andrea Anderson: 801-309-1466 ananderson@syracuseut.com   Dave Maughan: 801-927-7752 dmaughan@syracuseut.com   Jordan Savage: 385-424-0258 jsavage@syracuseut.com   SERVICES Syracuse City Hall: 801-825-1477 1979 West 1900 South Open Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm, closed holidays   Syracuse Utilities Department: 801-825-1477 Opt #2   Post Office: 801-614-9677 (Inside City Hall)   Syracuse Police Station: 801-825-4400 1751 South 2000 West   Syracuse Fire Station: 801-614-9614 1869 South 3000 West   Syracuse Community Center: 801-614-9660 1912 West 1900 South Hours: Mon-Thurs, 6am-9pm; Fri, 6am-8pm;...

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Precious Pets Golden Doodle Love

      This family has found that their dogs make life a little better. By Wade Stoker I was raised in Syracuse on a small hobby farm. December 25th, 1984 I awoke to a dog training book as my Christmas present. Inside was a letter from Santa Clause informing me of a Brittney Spaniel named Jake that was in the garage waiting for me. This started my love for dogs. Over the next 20 years I raised Brittney’s and Labrador retrievers. When my wife Rhonda and I had kids, my first child Makynzee was sick and in and...

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City Council Meeting

***City Council Meeting Summary*** The City Council met in a business meeting on December 12, 2017. Detailed Council packets containing further information about the presentations that were made to the Council are available on the City’s website, www.syracuseut.com. Following is a summary of major actions taken at the meeting: December 12 Business Meeting:  The Council adopted a resolution imposing the .1% Recreation, Arts, and Parks (RAP) tax approved by the voters at the November 7, 2017 Municipal General Election. The sales tax will be assessed starting in the spring of 2018 with revenues passed along to Syracuse City starting...

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Green Waste Service

Just a reminder that during the months of December through March, the green waste cans may be used for regular household waste. The green waste program will begin again starting April 1, 2018. For more information, contact the utility department at 801-825-1477, option 2. The City Council met in a business meeting on December 12, 2017. Detailed Council packets containing further information about the presentations that were made to the Council are available on the City’s website, www.syracuseut.com. following is a summary of major actions taken at the meeting: Share this:FacebookLike this:Like...

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Code Enforcement- Snow Removal

As we approach the winter months, please be mindful of snow removal on sidewalks and on-street parking of vehicles. VEHICLES & TRAILERS WILL BE SUBJECT TO TICKETING DURING SNOW REMOVAL 11.20.050 SCC 11.20.050- Off-street parking during winter months. To allow for the orderly and timely removal of snow during winter months, it shall be unlawful to park any vehicle within the public right-of-way of any street within the corporate limits of Syracuse City at any time during the accumulation or removal of snow unless special permission is granted by the Syracuse Police Department. SCC 04-05-160 -As you clear your...

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Employee Spotlight-Wes Hutchings

On September 27, 2017, Wes was dispatched to several vehicle burglaries that occurred in our city. As he was handling these incidents, a citizen called in a suspicious circumstance of two males at a residence that did not belong there and appeared to be removing property from the residence. Wes responded to the area and was able to apprehend one of the subjects. During this incident property was recovered and returned to some of the victims of the prior vehicle burglaries that he had responded to earlier that morning. Other property was also recovered that involved citizens outside of...

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Mayor’s Award of Excellence

Congratulations to the following City employees who received the Mayor’s Award for Excellence for their exceptional service to Syracuse City and its citizens for 2017. Thank You! Mike Mathis– Public Works Shauna Greer–Human Resources Troy Jamison–Fire Department Sam Carter–Police Department Share this:FacebookLike this:Like...

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