|The City Council heard and made decisions on the following issues:
Hale Center Theatre update: Mark Dietlein from Hale Center Theater and Lyle Beecher, the architect, gave the City Council a presentation of the proposed theater complex to be located just west of City Hall. No guarantees but we hope everything works out as the new design and improvements will be magical to say the least. The new theater will allow higher more impressive actor flying abilities, new technology will also be integrated into the theater for the various productions and seat 850 patrons (with more leg room). This facility when constructed will provide another very real quality of life enhancement for those that attend the theater!
The Prestige: The development team of Dan Simons and Russ Platt presented their recently designed condominium project “the Prestige” which will be located south of City Hall (by the post office). Phase 1 is slated to commence construction this summer and will be over 20 stories. Every window will feature outstanding views and again, change the skyline of Sandy enhancing Dan Simon’s original vision of “the other downtown” which was a marketing phrase he coined several years ago when working for Sandy.
Citizen Recognition: The Council and Mayor presented Alia Leonard with a Citizens Recognition Award as a result of her helping numerous disadvantaged children providing them in part with birthday gifts, extra clothing, toys and a whole assortment of needed items over the past four or five years. The most amazing part of the story is that this Sandy City resident started her quest at seven years of age! If you know of someone who should be recognized, please let me know and we will contact them and try to recognize them with a formal City Council resolution!
Sandy is getting bigger: And yet another annexation petition was adopted last night in the upper bench area near the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon. I am grateful to the residents who took the initiative to put forth the extraordinary effort to make this happen. After we passed and adopted the annexation, the residents applauded – thank you.
Sandy Pride Day: We are in need of Sandy Pride day volunteers which will be on May 17, 2015. Sandy Pride is the day we work in our community to better the area you live in and help those who cannot help themselves. We have lots of projects lined up and need more volunteers. Please email me or call Sandy City Parks and Recreation at 801-568-7100 for more details.