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Dear Residents of Cottonwood Heights,

Following the March 12 announcement and recommendation from Governor Gary R. Herbert, we want to reassure you that Cottonwood Heights has emergency management policies and procedures in place to address the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The City Administrative Staff and Council Members are prepared to take necessary actions towards maintaining daily operations with priority on public safety.

As the events of the next few weeks unfold, we want to emphasize that we do not anticipate any interruption of city services, although some might need to be altered in the way we provide them. Cottonwood Heights Police and Unified Fire have always kept public safety as their top priority, and that will never change. Our Police department will continue to be proactive in responding to calls and addressing the needs of our residents.

We highly encourage you to work with us via email or telephone. Our staff is available via email and telephone during business hours and our police department is on duty 24 hours a day. If you feel that you need to meet in person, we encourage precautionary measures such as keeping a safe distance of at least six feet from others.

We ask that each of our residents and visitors respect our efforts and follow the hygiene recommendations listed below to combat this and many other viral threats. It is of paramount importance that citizens be educated and proactive in measures that can slow the spread of COVID19 in our community. Key public prevention measures include:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who is experiencing flu-like symptoms
  • Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing
  • Avoid touching your mouth, nose, and eyes
  • If you are experiencing symptoms, stay home

We recommend and encourage residents to opt out of attending large mass gatherings. As a city we have made the determination to postpone mass gatherings and most public functions. We additionally encourage residents to practice social distancing to reduce the potential spreading of the virus.

It is critically important that residents use 911 for emergencies only. If you develop a cough, fever, or difficulty breathing and have traveled recently with a widespread outbreak of COVID-19, you should consult traveler’s guidance information from the Centers for Disease (CDC). This content is regularly monitored and updated. As always, you should consult your primary care provider or local clinic directly with questions regarding your own health.

If you have questions about COVID-19 the Utah Department of Health has established a hotline at 1-800-456-7707 and has information on their website Additionally, the experts at the Salt Lake County Health Department have asked that community members reference for information.

We can assure you that we will continue to respond to your emergencies and will conduct daily operations for our residents and businesses.


Cottonwood Heights City is committed to the community and response during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Respectfully yours,

Mike Peterson

Mayor Mike Peterson



Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing illness in people and others circulating among animals including camels, cats and bats. Based on other coronaviruses, people infected with COVID-19 should be considered to be contagious from the day of fever onset until 10 days after fever ends, or until appropriate laboratory testing shows the patient is no longer contagious. Coronaviruses typically have an incubation period of 2‒14 days after exposure. The specific incubation period for this coronavirus is unknown. More information can be found at


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City Council Agenda 6/2/2020

Post Date:05/29/2020

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Notice is hereby given that the Cottonwood Heights City Council will hold a Work Session at approximately 5:00 p.m., or soon thereafter, on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. In view of the current Covid-19 pandemic, this work session will occur electronically, without a physical location, as authorized by the Governor’s Executive Order dated 18 March 2020. The public may remotely hear the open portions of the meeting through live broadcast by connecting to
5:00 p.m.

1. Review of Business Meeting Agenda – Mayor Mike Peterson
2. Staff Reports
(Each week the city council and staff provide informational reports as a method of keeping up on the day-to-day activities of the city. This agenda item is set aside to allow council members to ask questions or for staff to bring the council up to date of any changes since the report was made).
a. Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center Interlocal Agreement - City Manager Tim Tingey and Parks & Recreation Service Area Executive Director Ben Hill
b. Parks, Trails and Open Spaces Master Plan – Senior Planner, Matt Taylor
3. Review of Calendars and Upcoming Events
Councilmember Schedules for the next week - 2020 Calendar:
None, at this time.
4. Possible Closed Meeting to Discuss Litigation, Property Acquisition and/or the Character and Professional Competence or Physical or Mental Health of an Individual
5. Adjourn City Council Work Session




Notice is hereby given that the Cottonwood Heights City Council will hold a Business Meeting beginning at approximately 7:00 p.m., or soon thereafter, on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. In view of the current Covid-19 pandemic, this meeting will occur electronically, without a physical location, as authorized by the Governor’s Executive Order dated 18 March 2020. The public may remotely hear the open portions of the meeting through live broadcast by connecting to

*** Public comments may be submitted to the City Recorder by email at up to the start of the meetings at 5:00 p.m., MST. Comments received after the start of the meeting will be forwarded to the City Council, but not read into the meeting record or addressed during the meeting. ***


7:00 p.m. 1.0 WELCOME AND PLEDGE
(City Manager Tim Tingey will read or summarize into the record any public comments submitted to
the City Recorder prior to 5:00 p.m. on the meeting date.)
3.1 Tentative Budget for the Period of 1 July 2020 - 30 June 2021 – Introduction by
Administrative Services and Finance Director Scott Jurges
(Public comments for this public hearing will be accepted up to 7:00 p.m., in accordance and as
stated in its public notice).
4.1 Consideration of Resolution 2020-22 Approving Entry into a Vehicle Repurchase
Option Agreement with Garff Enterprises, Inc. for Police Vehicles and Associated
(The city's leased fleet of police vehicles is rotated every two years. Because the vehicle lessor [in this case,
Zions Bank] requires the city to purchase the fleet at the end of the two-year lease term, the city requires the
original seller of the fleet [in this case, Garff Enterprises] to agree at the time of sale to repurchase the fleet
at the end of the lease term, thereby insulating the city from the repurchase risk. This resolution will approve
the city's entry into the repurchase agreement.)
4.2 Consideration of Resolution 2020-23 Approving Entry into a Governmental Lease-
Purchase Agreement with ZB, National Association, for the Lease of Police
Vehicles and Associated Equipment and Authorizing the Execution and Delivery
of all Related Documents and the Taking of All Required Actions.
(This resolution will approve the city's entry into the two-year lease of a new fleet of police vehicles from Zions
4.3 Consideration of Resolution 2020-24 Approving Park and Ride Maintenance
Interlocal Agreement with UTA and Others.
(This resolution will approve the city’s entry into an interlocal agreement with UDOT and other
entities for the maintenance of several “park and ride” lots in the city).
4.4 Consideration of Resolution 2020-25 Accepting Request for Indemnification.
(A city officer is named as a co-defendant, with the city and certain un-named others, in a lawsuit recently filed by a city employee. The city officer has filed with the city a request for indemnification pursuant to the Governmental Immunity Act of Utah. The city is required to accept such request and (through its insurer) provide defense and indemnity to the city officer to the extent that subject acts or omissions occurred (a) during performance of the officer’s duties; (b) within the scope of the officer’s employment by the city; or (c) under color of authority. See UCA 63G-7-902. This resolution will accept the requests for indemnification subject to a reservation of rights if the subject acts or omissions did not occur within those parameters).
4.5 Consideration of Resolution 2020-25 Approving and Ratifying a Bid and Awarding a Construction Contract to Asphalt Preservation LLP for a City-wide Slurry Seal Project.
(This resolution will approve the city’s acceptance of a $496,209 bid from Asphalt Preservation LLP for a city-wide slurry seal project and authorize the city to enter into a construction contract with that provider for that work).
Approval of the City Council Work Session Minutes of May 5th and May 19th, 2020.




On Friday, May 29, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. a copy of the foregoing notices was posted in conspicuous view in the front foyer of the Cottonwood Heights City Offices, Cottonwood Heights, Utah. A copy of this notice was faxed to the Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News, newspapers of general circulation in the City by the Office of the City Recorder. The Agendas were also posted on the City’s website at and the Utah Public Notice website at
DATED THIS 29th day of May 2020 Paula Melgar, City Recorder

Council Members may participate in the meeting via telephonic communication. If a Council Member does participate via telephonic communication, the Councilmember will be on speakerphone. The speakerphone will be amplified so that the other Council Members and all other persons present in the Council Chambers will be able to hear all discussions. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals needing special accommodations or assistance during this meeting shall notify the City Recorder, at (801) 944-7021 at least 24 hours prior to the meeting. TDD number is (801)270-2425 or call Relay Utah at #711. If you would like to submit written comments on any agenda item, they should be received by the City Recorder no later than Tuesday at noon. Comments can be emailed to




At each City Council Business Meeting any person wishing to comment on any item not otherwise on the agenda for public comment may address the City Council during the Public Comment period. Any person wishing to comment during the citizen comment period shall request recognition by the Mayor and upon recognition, approach the microphone and state their name, state if they are a resident of Cottonwood Heights and either provide their address or their Council district; and then address the body. Any person wishing to comment shall limit their comments to no more than three (3) minutes, unless additional time is authorized by the Mayor. Citizen groups who are present will be asked to appoint a spokesperson, who shall limit their comments to no more than five (5) minutes. All comments shall be directed to the Mayor and City Council.  No person addressing the City Council during the comment period shall be allowed to comment more than once during that comment period. Speakers should not expect any debate or dialogue with the Mayor, City Council or City Staff during the meeting. The Council may choose to limit the amount of time allotted to public comment on a specific issue. In such cases, special procedures for determining who will be allowed to speak and the order of such speakers will be determined by the Council.

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