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Midvale Journal

As I See It by Mayor JoAnn B. Seghini

Aug 14, 2015 10:04AM ● By Bryan Scott


As you read this letter you know that we will be celebrating our Harvest Days on the first whole week in August.  Some of the events are the neighborhood picnics.  This is one of the most important things we can do as neighbors.  Families move and new families move into their homes.  Over a year’s time your neighborhood may change.  It is important for us all to know who lives in one’s neighborhood.  We watch the children and one another’s homes.  We get to know our new neighbors as neighbors not just as people we know through our church communities.  We can discuss together what our needs are and let the city know when we need help or have problems.  

You will also get to know city officials who will attend.  The police and fire departments will stop at your neighborhood gathering as will a representative for emergency preparedness. City officials will also attend and answer any questions you may have.  Several years ago neighbors told the police about a drug house in their neighborhood and the police were able to investigate and to remove the tenants who were causing problems.  The neighborhood party is a time when you can speak to city employees and can let us know how we are doing and what we need to do in the future.

This year the picnics will be on Monday evening, Tuesday evening, and on Friday evening.  Select a person to be the host then call the Midvale Police Precinct and give us your contact person, the address of the gathering, the hours during which the event will be held.  If your location is not on a major road you can request that your street be closed to traffic during your event.  Midvale City feels that this is one of the most important events during the year so we have moved the event to three days.  In order to insure that city officials and departments can get to all of the gatherings we are trying to increase the time during which we can attend.  In the past there have been 25 to 30 events all occurring between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.. and many gatherings did get visited.  You can arrange for a neighborhood event any time of the year.  If you don’t schedule during the Harvest Day’s Week we will come at any time.  Be sure to schedule with the police department so they can let all city departments know we can visit and listen to your concerns. 

ADMINISTRATION AT (385) 468-9350
, to schedule a neighborhood party.

We hope that you are
enjoying our new park.  It is easier to find!  Hillcrest Football will have their games and practices in the park this fall.  There are two play areas, one for smaller children and one for older children.  Our new SPLASH PAD will be a great addition later in the summer and the park itself is a perfect place to fly a kite. There are no overhead wires!  We are very fortunate because the Canyons School District had made the property available to our citizens. Our band will be Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband.  Enjoy the concert and, of course, the greatest fireworks in the state.

Thank you all for making Midvale a great place to live and play.