The Yalecrest Neighborhood Council helps promote a safe and vibrant community in this historic neighborhood with its iconic architecture, tree-line streets and parks. We act as a forum for residents to voice their opinions about issues vital to the community and to engage in activities, projects and causes that reflect Yalecrest’s vitality.
YNC meetings are typically held the second Thursday monthly at 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 8 Meeting Synopsis
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- Tracy Aviary’s 2022 report on birds in Miller Park. Wins: 3 owls and a rare Northern Goshawk sighting. The park seems to be holding its own regarding population. Concerns: Miller Park is last in “species richness” when compared with other urban parks. Advice: Don’t remove trees during breeding season, develop abundant vertical tree height and diversity, and protect stream vegetation. For year end report go to this link.
- The Other Side Village, a private, non-profit organization will build a community for the homeless in Poplar Grove that will house the chronically homeless, disabled, and those with mental illness. 480 permanent homes. 10/15:1 ratio of staff to homeless. Goal: lifetime, “whole person change.” See presentation here; learn more about The Other Side Village.
- Yalecrest was recognized for its historic architecture with 9 cast bronze signs installed by city workers last week along the neighborhood’s perimeter boundaries. Congratulations to K.E.E.P. Yalecrest for initiating this project. Visit YNC website for photos and more information.
- SLC winter clothing drive (Homeless Engagement and Response Team) benefiting Catholic Community Services, Thursday, December 15, 3-6 p.m. Drop-off at City & County Building, 451 State St. Go to east side “horseshoe;” volunteers will unload your car. Gently used men’s and women’s clothing: jeans, snow pants, jackets, gloves, blankets, sleeping bags, etc. New socks and underwear.
- City Council and government liaison reports: $6 million grant for permanent homeless housing; 200,000 gallon water restriction on commercial water usage; SLCPD’s speed watch program: city will install a speed trailer; one reported larceny (theft) in Yalecrest during November; Free U of U 2023 Wasatch Transportation Academy (10 week course — how to influence transportation policy): Sign up.
Share Your Opinions
Salt Lake City wants to hear from residents about these critical issues:
- Comment on the new Homeless Shelter Amendments that would allow shelters throughout Salt Lake, except in manufacturing zones. Deadline to send written comments or take the survey: Wednesday, November 30. Access the survey here or send written comments to Nick Norris, Planning Director. Attend, speak or watch the public hearing on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 5:30 p.m.before the Planning Commission. Read the Homeless Shelter Amendments here.
- Read an update on the city’s Affordable Housing Incentive plan that will impact Yalecrest and neighborhoods across the city — allowing developers and owners to demolish single family homes and replace them with higher density housing like fourplexes, cottages, row houses or townhomes. Get updates about the community workgroup that has been meeting with city officials. The City is expected to push the incentive forward in January, 2023.
- Proposed changes to SLC’s landscaping codes that would give rebates to city residents who replace sod with water-friendly vegetation and affect new construction. Deadline to comment: December 13. Contact Nick Norris, Planning Director.
Join the “Friends of Miller Park
In the 1980s, Yalecrest formed the Miller Park Committee, a citizens oversight group. Based on comments as well as suggestions received from Yalecrest residents, the YNC is re-creating the spirit of that early group and formed the “Friends of Miller Park.” The committee is charged with maintaining the historical and environmental integrity of Miller Bird Refuge and Nature Park. This is accomplished through public awareness, occasional clean-up projects, bird watching, vegetation and tree plantings, and educational outings in the park.