Parks and Recreation

Youth sports Pitch, Hit & Run: FREE Pitch, Hit & Run is intended to encourage youth participation and emphasize the “FUN” element of baseball/softball.  Pitch, Hit & Run tests three of the most fundamental aspects of baseball/softball- pitching, hitting and running. Participants will compete in each of the three components and accumulate a total score based on his/her performance. This is a FREE program for … Continue reading Parks and Recreation

Employee Spotlight: Jody Peeters

Jody Peeters– Administrative Professional, Court Clerk As the Court Clerk and Administrative Professional, Jody helps run the day-to-day operations of the City’s justice court. She is involved with administering the judge’s decisions, organizing cases for court day, and following up with our court customers. She also assists the City Manager and Mayor with administrative duties, including the coordination of the popular Lunch with the Mayor … Continue reading Employee Spotlight: Jody Peeters

Animal Control Questions?

Question: Is it true that we are charged on a per call basis for Animal Control service? Answer:  Largely, yes. We contract with Davis County to provide animal services; and quite frankly, they are the most affordable option available to us.  As a means to provide a fair distribution of costs among all users of the system, Animal Services divides half of their budget – … Continue reading Animal Control Questions?

Victory Medal for Cold War Veterans

Local DAV Commander Tom Montez, working with Larry Kerr and Ferron Johnson, all part of DAV Davis County chapter 14, have taken up the mantle of honoring those veterans who served in the armed forces from 1945 to 1963 in what has been called the invisible war. A medal was created to honor these veterans and some funding was provided for their purchase; however, once … Continue reading Victory Medal for Cold War Veterans

Art Council Updates

We would like to thank everyone who participated in and attended Pirates of Penzance in concert. It was a wonderful evening filled with pirates, policemen, and maidens…oh my! Save the date for our next Orchestra Concert on Monday, April 8 at 7 pm in the Syracuse High School Auditorium. It will feature selections from Handel’s Messiah! This is the perfect kickoff to the Easter season. … Continue reading Art Council Updates

The Ducks at Jensen Pond

Should we feed the ducks at Jensen Pond? In many cases, the answer to this question is actually… No. When it comes to feeding ducks, the most common choice for many people is bread. Despite our best intentions, however, bread can actually be detrimental to a duck’s health. According to the National Geographic Education Blog (, a spokeswoman for the Royal Society for the Protection … Continue reading The Ducks at Jensen Pond

Public Works Updates

Public works is dedicated to contributing to a safe environment for the community by providing fast and courteous service. Public works handles all matters regarding water, storm water, sewer, land drain, streets, street signs, street lamps, as well as pot-hole and sidewalk repairs.  Contact us with concerns! For any concerns related to these matters, the first contact made must be to our public works department. … Continue reading Public Works Updates

Employee Spotlight

Brenda Leota – Building Permit Technician As a Building Permit Technician, Brenda processes applications for building permits as well as several other services. This can be a daunting task these days, given the rapid growth occurring in Syracuse. Brenda has been a dedicated employee of the City for over 20 years. She has held several positions throughout the years, including a crossing guard and a … Continue reading Employee Spotlight

Ruby Red Velvet Crumble Muffins

Give your Valentine his or her true heart’s desire this year with a homemade decadent breakfast sweet in love’s favorite shade of red. These tender muffins are a cinch to bake and almost too pretty to eat. Serve them slightly warm with a generous pat of softened butter for a treat that’s sure to win over taste buds and hearts alike. Makes 12 muffins Ingredients: … Continue reading Ruby Red Velvet Crumble Muffins