2000 Council Announcements

February 8, 2000


City Council Announcements

February 8, 2000


A.    Decisions, Feedback & Information needed by staff


1.    LETTER FROM THE CITY COUNCIL CHAIR:  Attached a draft letter to Rep. Mary Carlson. The Chair and Vice Chair have reviewed the draft. Does the Council approve the letter?


A: All Council Members were in favor of sending the letter.


2.    TRAFFIC CONTROL CENTER QUARTERLY REPORT: Attached is the quarterly status report regarding the implementation of the City’s new computerized traffic signal system at the Traffic Control Center.  Would the Council like a briefing?


A: Council Member Rogan said he wanted the Transportation Division to take him on a tour of one to three streets where the traffic lights were actually coordinated.  Council Member K. Christensen said the Transportation Division needed to get a very strong signal from the Council that they were not pleased with the results.


3.    PROPERTY CONVEYANCE: Attached is detailed information regarding a sale of  property located in the Hidden Hollow Area (1251 E. Wilmington Ave).  The transaction will be between AT&T Cable (AKA TCI, Inc.) and the City.  The parcel is approximately 1,483 square feet.  The Administration indicates this conveyance is a win/win transaction. It will allow TCI to relocate their satellite dishes and fence/landscape around them.  The City will own both the north and south banks of Parley’s Creek Corridor/Hidden Hollow Natural Area. Compensation tendered is $9,936.  See attached map.  Does the Council wish to request a hearing?   


A: No hearing needed.


B.    Council Office Policies


C.    For Your Information


1.    TOWN MEETING: The District Six Town Meeting was scheduled for Tuesday, March 28, 2000.  It was brought to Council staff's attention that the Salt Lake City Schools will be on spring break from March 27-31, 2000.  Due to spring break, the Salt Lake City schools will not be available for the District Six Town Meeting on March 28, 2000.  With Council's approval, Council Member Dave Buhler would like to reschedule the District Six Town Meeting sometime in September (exact date to be determined).


2.    QUALITY GROWTH:  Attached are meeting notes from the January 12 Quality Growth meeting attended by staff.


3.    OFFICE 2000 EXPO AND TRAINING EVENT : The Administration will hold a product demonstration and training event in connection with implementing Office 2000.  The event called O2K Rollout will be held on February 22 at the Salt Palace.  The expo will highlight the capabilities of Office 2000 and what Office 2000 will do for City employees.  There will be several one-hour training sessions at the Salt Palace with advanced signup.  Signup will soon be available on the City's intranet at slcnet/o2k.  The Administration will distribute a letter encouraging supervisors to allow employees that use computers to participate in the training and product demonstrations.  Airport buses will be used to shuttle City employees.  Some of the funding for the event will be provided by vendors who will help pay for a portion of airport buses and Salt Palace rent.  The City's Information Management Services Fund will pay the remaining cost of the airport buses and rent.  The vendors are providing prizes for drawings and shirts for IMS employees.  Employees from other municipalities will also be invited to attend.


4.    CITY HOLIDAY: On Monday, February 21 the City Council Office will be closed in honor of Presidents’ Day.


D.    Meetings   



Tuesday, February 8 at 4 p.m.

Historic Room


Tuesday, February 15 at 4 p.m.

North Historic Room



Tuesday, February 15 at 4 p.m.

South Historic Room



Tuesday, March 7 at 4 p.m.

North Historic Room



Thursday, March 9 at 4 p.m.

Historic Room



Tuesday, March 14 at 4 p.m.

South Historic Room