FALL 2002. Page 4 The West View IN THE GROVE sLENDALE KORUM ee News From the West Salt Lake » Community Council devices be installed? These are just a few of the many ~ questions that residents have, and because they feel that their concerns are being ignored, their anger has built up and their faith in the City has dwindled. A-second issue that our council is concerned about is the status of the Glendale Plaza. Although we are pleased about at least one new shop there, called the “Family Dollar Store”, the owners of the Plaza don't seem to be doing anything substantial to improve the appearance and value of their property. Many of the stores are in disrepair - leaky roofs and ceilings, etc. We Executive Committee: John Storrs, Yolanda Sanchez, Mark Smedley, andJ. Michael Clara. Message From Poplar Grove CC Message From West Salt Lake CC Since July, [have been serving as chair of the Poplar Grove Community Council. Our former chair, Edie Trimmer, resigned at who are callously from the Glendale area to discuss City in these upgrades will be approximately 1-1 million dollars. on-going isshes. ~borhoods. We have not yet our seh ‘for more updates on the date and ei answers to our questions regarding the impacts of the 900 South Rail line time of that Saturday session, and if Local residents, who live near the want to know what is being done. trailhead with a boat dock, park- ing, and river lookout. questions and/or concerns and become better informed of what the City is doing in regards neighborhood. to your We cannot plan positive events be put up? Will quiet zones be put West Night Out Against Crime because into effect? Will the damage to Community Council meetings, call we are using all of our energy to simply avoid being ignored, tram- homeowners property values be. : looked into? Will oe safety of Poplar Grove and on the West’ Side to participate in decision making for our communities. Vote in the November elections. Attend your community’ council meet‘ings. Block out Tuesday evenings on your calendar for City Council Live at 7:00 pm in downtown Salt Lake City. Put on your steel- toed shoes, jump into the trenches and help make the public planning process happen in public. The second shoe that Edie left is difficult to Fremont Avenue with parking and benches, anda North Temple the process, call Jay at 581-6626. We would like to invite everyone like aneighborhood street fair ora public process that these entities use to advance their interests. I encourage all of the residents The improvements include a new trailhead at 13th South with parking stalls, a trailhead at you are interested in participating in At the very least, they are asking for an honest update. Will sound walls pled, or railroaded in the not-so- and four will be completed in 2003. The total investment’ by the: Master Plan ideas to present to the City. They are asking for resident input before they finalize their West Salt Lake Master Plan. Stay tuned indifferent to our neighborhood, _ tracks and who suffer every day, leaves us with no time to plan events for our community. | planning stages. Six of the projects will be completed in 2002 This Fall, there are not very many reactivation. the July board Meeting. I have in the Glendale Community to Approximately one month ago, been working diligently to fill her shoes since then, but they are diffi- _ we contacted the Mayor's office to - attend our next Community Council meeting, which will take place on inquire about the status of the negocultshoes to fill. October 16 at the Sorenson Multitiations that the City has been conFirst, the issues that our comCultural Center. The Mayor and his ducting with Union Pacific, but munity faces are daunting. The staff are scheduled to be there for were told that they could not dischallenges presented by corporate this important meeting. Come with close any information at this time. power, city planners and transit developers, During the next two years, District Two residents can expect to see many new enhancements along the Jordan River. Parkway from - North dente to 21st south. Eleven improvement projects are either underway or are in the new items to report upon. However, as a community council, we are still concerned about some important, by Mans Sede would like to see something positive done over there to improve the overall quaity of the neighborhood. | We are planning an upcoming Saturday planning session where we will invite twenty or so people by District Two City Councilman, ~. Van Turner For more information about the Salt Lake (Glendale) Randy at 973-6652 orJay at 581-6626. : “School Improvement” Main Focus At © Glendale Middle School by Keith Homer As the new school year begins at © standards. Since the school did not meet the standards under the old Glendale Middle School, both stupe of the law it was placed dents and faculty face new chalon “school improvement”. lenges. Looming large among the Under President Bush's recentlyusual challenges of back-to-school passed law, the No Child Left jitters, locker combinations, and what to wear is the “school Behind Act (NCLB), parents at any school listed as “not meeting state improvement” program. learning standards” have the right Although Glendale has shown fill because she worked so passionately for our neighborhood. I continued improvement in the past to select another school and the district will help pay for transportafew years in many areas, such as will not be able to work as pastion. A letter went out to parents sionately as she did, but I will reading, scores on the SAT (Stanford Achievement Test) have from the school district at the end of work diligently for our pee the past school year explaining the not improved sufficiently to meet hood. Several new pedestrian bridges will be built over the river, including bridges to connect a new trail through the Glendale Golf Course to the east side of the river, a bridge at the ox-bow of the river, and a bridge at bonis Avenue.- Security lights will be installed in several areas of the Parkway, new ADA accessible restrooms will replace the existing rest- rooms at the 900 South Indiana Street Park, and benches, tables and sitting areas will be added at various locations between the I80 bridge and 1700 South. The Jordau River Parkway is a great amenity in our community. - These upgrades will offer many new recreational opportunities. for residents and their families. If you would like additional information regarding improvement plans for the Parkway, contact the Council Office at 535-7600. situation and detailing options for parents. Along with these options for parents, “school improvement” also triggers an influx of federal and state funds to help schools meet ‘their particular needs. Dr. Dave Roberts, principal of Glendale Middle School, is focusing much of the school's resources. on students in math or language arts in an effort to bring up the test scores in those areas. Extra teachers have been hired or reallocated to bring down class sizes.