City News & Insights Archives
City Offices Closed for Thanksgiving
Posted November 27th, 2013
The Syracuse City offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 27th and 28th, in observance of Thanksgiving Holiday. The offices will be open again on Monday, December 2nd.
Posted November 13th, 2013
The General Election results have been officially finalized. Congratulations to Terry Palmer (Mayor-elect), Brian Duncan, and Michael Gailey, (City Council-elect), on their successful campaigns. These newly elected officials will be sworn into office on Monday, January 6 at noon at City Hall.
Also, thanks to all citizens that were willing to declare their candidacy and run for an elected position with the City!
Parks, Trails, and Recreation Impact Fee Plan Proposed Updates
Posted October 31, 2013
The City is currently in process of updating our Parks, Trails, and Recreation Impact Fee Plans. A Public Hearing and discussion will be held on November 12, 2013 concerning these proposed changes. The proposed changes can be found by clicking on the link above.
Posted September 25, 2013
The City will be soon be finishing the 700 S and 2500 W road expansion projects and is holding a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 11th at 3:00 PM at Canterbury Park. Please join us to celebrate!
Fire Prevention Open House
Posted September 25, 2013
The Syracuse Fire Department will host a Safety Fair Open House on Thursday, October 10 from 6 to 8 pm. The event will feature fire truck rides, fire safety information, station tours, AirMed helicopter display, and refreshments. The fire station is located at 1869 s 3000 w.
Meet the Candidates
Posted August 26, 2013
There is a series of meet the candidates nights scheduled in the upcoming weeks. Each meeting format consists of a meet and greet from 6:00 to 6:30 pm followed by a question answer session from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The events will be held at City Hall.
-Wednesday, Sept. 25th - All Candidates
-Thursday, Oct. 10th - Mayor Candidates Only
-Thursday, Oct 24th - City Council Candidates Only
Mayor – Four Year Term
Two Councilmember Seats – Four Year Term
The Syracuse City General Election will be held Tuesday, November 5, 2013. Any questions regarding the Syracuse City Municipal Elections can be directed to the City Recorder, Cassie Brown, at (801) 614-9633 or email@example.com.
UDOT Reveals Draft EIS West Davis Corridor Alignment
Posted May 19, 2013
Click here to review the draft EIS (Environmental Impact Statement)
Notice of Architectural Review Committee Opening
Posted September 4th, 2013
The City has an opening on the Architectural Review Committee and invites all those interested in serving their community to apply by submitting a letter or an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to the Community Development Department by 5 p.m. on Friday, September 13, 2013. Please include a brief outline as to why you would like to serve on the Committee and any experience or qualifications you feel would help you in your role of planning for future generations of Syracuse residents.
Posted September 3rd, 2013
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Trustees for the North Davis Sewer District (District) intends to hold a public hearing on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 6:00 pm at the District's offices located at 4252 West 2200 South, Syracuse, Utah. The purpose is to receive input on, and to consider approval and adoption of: (1) a proposed sewer Impact Fee Facilities Plan (IFFP); (2) a proposed Impact Fee Analysis (IFA); and (3) a proposed sewer impact fee resolution.
The proposed Impact Fee Facilities Plan and a summary of the IFFP, impact fee analysis and a summary of the analysis, and the proposed Board Resolution will be available for public inspection at the District office, and at each public library and city hall within the District at least 14 days before the public hearing.
This Notice is being given in satisfaction of requirements of UCA 11-36-502-504 and 17B-1-11. Written comments will be received and may be submitted to company: email@example.com until 4:30 p.m. on September 11, 2013.
Posted August 12, 2013
The Primary Election for Mayor and two City Council seats will be held Tuesday, August 13, 2013. Registered voters may vote from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m at the Syracuse Community Center (1912 W. 1900 S.) To access the election results: Click Here
Meet the Candidates Night
Posted July 16th, 2013
A meet the candidates night will be held Wednesday, July 31st at 6:30 pm. The event will be held at Syracuse City Hall (1979 W 1900 S). During the meeting, candidates will introduce themselves and field questions. There are three candidates running for Mayor and seven candidates running for two City Council seats. The primary election will be held on August 13th, after which two candidates for Mayor and four candidates for City Council will advance to the general election. The general election will be held on November 5th. The event is sponsored by TARS (Teen Age Republicans) Questions about the event can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted July 11, 2013
By way of Resolution 13-16, Syracuse City has prohibited AERIAL FIREWORKS discharge inside the highlighted areas on the map. The map can be viewed by clicking here
. Alternate locations to light your AERIAL fireworks are: Rock Creek Park, Founder's Park, Centennial Park, and Bluff Ridge Park. The resolution can be viewed by clicking here
. Remember legal discharge dates are July 21-27. Check this page for future updates.
To help make this July Fourth and Pioneer Day the safest on record, the licensed Utah Fireworks industry and the State Fire Marshal's Office offer the following safety rules for people celebrating with fireworks this year:
Posted July 1st, 2013
-Sales of state approved fireworks begins June 23rd and runs through July 27th.
-Discharge dates are July 1st through July 7th and again July 21st through July 27th.
-Discharge times are between 11:00 am and 11:00 pm, except that on July 4th and July 24th, the hours are from 11:00 am to midnight. (reference: UCA 53-7-225)
-Always read and follow directions carefully.
-Ignite outdoors away from buildings, dry grasses, trees or bushes.
-Keep a safe distance away.
-Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy.
Please be cautious and safe out there!
Water Conservation Recommendations
Posted May 30th, 2013
Due to extreme shortages in the water supply, the City is recommending that our secondary water users implement conservation practices immediately. Please adjust your sprinkler systems and hand watering efforts to match the schedule shown below.
Day of the week
Max. watering time / zone
20 - 30 min
20 - 30 min
20 - 30 min
20 - 30 min
20 - 30 min
20 - 30 min
Please understand that if we are unable to conserve water, there may not be any water available by mid summer. Reservoir level statistics are available on the Public Works Dept. page here.
25th Annual Heritage Days Celebration!
Posted June 20th, 2013
Syracuse City Heritage Days is an all week celebration with fun and entertainment for the whole family! The celebration begins Monday June 24th and ends Saturday June 29th. Please look at what we have in store this year!
Monday June 24th
3rd Annual Syracuse’s Got Talent Show - 7pm at Founders Park
Tuesday June 25th
Senior Appreciation Luncheon - 12pm at the Community Center
Wednesday June 26th
Chalk Art Festival kickoff - 5 pm at Founder’s Park
Children’s Night and Parade - 7pm at Centennial Park
Thursday June 27th
Carnival Rides Open- 4pm to 11pm at Founders Park
Youth Baseball Games - 4pm to 9pm at Founders Park
Friday June 28th
Carnival Open - 4pm to 11pm at Founders Park
3 on 3 Basketball Tournament - 5pm at the Community Center
Family Fun Night - 7pm at Founders Park
Saturday June 29th
5k Run and Walk - 7 am at the Community Center
Pancake Breakfast - 7:30 to 9:30 am at the Community Center
Parade -10 am on 2000 W between the round-about up to Syracuse High School
Carnival Open - 11 am to 11 pm at Founders Park
3 on 3 Basketball Tournament - 12pm at the Community Center
Live Entertainment - 11:30am to 7 pm at Founders Park
Syracuse Got Talent finals - 7pm at Founders Park
Fireworks Show and Concert - Dusk at Jensen Park
There’s something for everyone at Heritage Days 2012! For more information, please visit click here
or call the Community Center at 801-614-9660 opt. 1.
West Davis Corridor Public Hearing
Posted June 6th, 2013
Utah Department of Transportation is holding a series of three open houses/public hearings for the public to review and submit comments about the recently released West Davis Corridor Draft Environmental Impact Statement. (DEIS)
Tuesday, June 11
Legacy Events Center
151 South 1100 West
Wednesday, June 12
West Point Junior High
2775 West 550 North
Thursday, June 13
Freedom Elementary School
4555 West 5500 South
Open Houses: 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Public Hearings: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
For questions or concerns, please contact the study team at 877-298-1991 or email@example.com. The draft EIS and maps are available to review at http://www.udot.utah.gov/westdavis/
Green Waste Container Info
Posted May 1st, 2013
Just as a reminder, if you have a green waste container please don't put plastic bags, glass, metal, rocks, cement, dirt, or garbage in it. Only things like grass clippings, tree trimmings, and things that decompose should be placed in it. Thanks! For more details please click here
Military Appreciation Picnic has been rescheduled
Posted May 18, 2013
Due to the rain, the City's second annual Military Appreciation;Picnic has been rescheduled for Saturday June 1, from 11:00-14:00 (11 am to 2 pm) at;Canterbury;Park (1600 South 2500 West).
The Great Utah "Shake Out"
Posted April 15th, 2013
Do you know what to do in case of an earthquake? The City will be participating in the Great Utah "Shake Out". Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:15 a.m. on April 17th so that you can be prepared in an actual earthquake. For more info click here
911 Awareness Month
Posted April 15, 2013
April is National 9-1-1 Education Month. The Syracuse Police Department urges community members to familiarize themselves with the following tips to ensure that the 9-1-1 dispatcher will be able to process emergency calls efficiently and send assistance as quickly as possible.
- 9-1-1 is for emergency use only! For example, only call to save a life, stop a crime, or report a fire.
- If 9-1-1 is accidentally dialed, instead of hanging up, stay on the line and tell the dispatcher that you don't have an emergency.
- Make sure you give a correct and complete address to the dispatcher. When calling from a cell phone while driving, pull over to reduce the chance of a dropped call.
-Texting 9-1-1 does not work.
-Try to stay calm. Give all the information and follow all the instructions the dispatcher asks for and gives.
- Do not hang up until the dispatcher does. If you get cut off, call back and explain that you were cut off.
for more details.
Easter Egg Scramble
Posted March 27th, 2013
Come out and enjoy our annual Easter Egg Scramble! There are always plenty of eggs for everyone. The 'hunts' are organized into age categories 0-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-11 so every child gets a fair chance. The event will be held at 10 am sharp at Founder's Park. (1500 South1900 West Syracuse, Utah)
Road Improvement Projects Underway
Posted March 7th, 2013,
The city has awarded some road construction projects that are now in the beginning stages of construction. These projects are:
700 South (2500 West to St Andrews Drive)
Construction will begin around March 12 with piping the ditch. Construction will continue through the summer with curb, gutter, and sidewalk and new asphalt having an anticipated completion mid-August.
2500 West (700 South to 1700 South)
Construction will begin around March 12 with storm drain piping and improvements followed by a sewer main replacement. Construction will continue through the summer with curb, gutter, and sidewalk and new asphalt having an anticipated completion mid-August.
1000 West (2700 South to Bluff) and 3300 South (1000 West to 930 West)
Construction has begun with pipeline installations at the south end of 1000 West and will progress northward. Construction will continue through the spring with new asphalt completed by the end of June. Roads will be closed during the day during construction and open at nights. Please use caution while driving through construction zones.
We keep our website updated with construction information in order to be aware of expected traffic delays and to be able to plan detour routes as necessary around these construction zones. We admonish all pedestrians and travelling public to exercise caution around these construction zones by following construction signs and flaggers, driving slow, and becoming aware of the surroundings. Please contact our public works department for any questions concerning these projects.
Suicide Prevention and Awareness Education Available
Posted February 15th, 2013
Syracuse City and Syracuse Police Department are partnering with NUHOPE to bring suicide prevention and awareness education to our community. NUHOPE is a group made up of medical and behavioral health professionals. They are highly trained in educating families, community leaders, and youth on how to identify risk factors related to suicide. NUHOPE also provides resources to help individuals who have been, or are currently affected by multiple factors leading to suicide or suicide attempts. Other Utah communities, such as Provo City, have participated in this training and have seen a dramatic reduction in suicides.
Syracuse City invites all member of our community who are interested in this program to attend a presentation at Syracuse High School on March 23, 2013, at 10:00 am. Local clergy, business leaders, and other community leaders are encouraged to attend.
If you have additional questions regarding this training please contact Detective Rowley with Syracuse Police Department at (801) 825-4400.
VITA Program Available
Posted January 30th, 2013
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program will be available again at Syracuse Community Center this coming tax season. If your annual household or individual income is $50,000 or less, IRS-trained community volunteers will prepare your federal and state taxes free of charge. These tax preparers are especially proficient in getting all the special credits you may be allowed under tax law, e.g., Earned Income Tax Credits, Education Credits, Child Credits and Residential Energy Credits. Syracuse Community Center will be open for free tax preparation each Monday starting February 4 and ending April 15, from 5-8pm. The center will be closed on February 18 for President’s Day. If you would like to make an appointment to have your taxes done, call 2-1-1 on or after the third week in January and they will schedule a time for you. Walk-ins are also welcome, but they must be served after those with appointments.
Community Meeting about Sewer Line Repair Project
Posted January 13th, 2013
An introductory meeting about the sewer line repair project that will be performed along 2700 South/Gordon Ave. between 2000 West in Syracuse and Main Street in Layton is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, February 23, 2013. The meeting will be held at Bluff Ridge Elementary School. (2680 S. 775 W. Syracuse) At the meeting, community impacts, detour routes, and the construction process will be discussed.
City Awarded Certificate of Excellence
Posted January 30th, 2013
Congrats to our City finance director Steve Marshall for helping the City win the Certificate of Excellence in Citizen-Centric Reporting from the Association of Government Accountants (AGA). Syracuse won the award because of the excellent financial report he prepared about how Syracuse is doing financially and what goals we have. The report can be found on our website. Click here
A Message from Our Fire Chief
Posted January 14th, 2013
Recent storm snowfall has left several fire hydrants in the city covered or inaccessible from snow pile-up during plowing or snow removal operations. As your fire chief I am asking that you help us maintain constant readiness to access water supply in the event of a fire, by shoveling/removing the snow on and in the immediate vicinity of any fire hydrant on your residential or business property (clear area three feet on all sides of hydrant). This will ensure a quick fire department access to water for fire-fighting activity. Our on-duty firefighters will be looking for areas that need special attention for hydrant access and addressing those case-by-case. Your help is important and greatly appreciated! Please forward any special concerns you have to me at the fire department. Thank you!
Chief Wallace Retirement Celebration
Posted January 10th 2013
Posted January 9th, 2013
Just as a friendly reminder, it is illegal to park on the road when the snowplows might be in use. Here is the language from the ordinance: “In order to allow for the orderly and timely removal of snow during winter months, it shall be unlawful to park any vehicle within the public right-of way of any street within the corporate limits of Syracuse City at any time during the accumulation or removal of snow unless special permission is granted by the Syracuse Police Department. Violation of this ordinance shall be a Class C misdemeanor, punishable in accordance with all the provisions of law.” (Ordinance 11-4-1)
Planning Commissioner Openings
Posted January 4th, 2013
We are currently seeking residents to apply for multiple openings on the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission is an appointed advisory body of seven citizens that meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month. The Commission helps guide the future of the City by overseeing real estate development and the City’s General Plan. Residents who are interested in becoming a member of the Commission can submit a letter of interest to Michael Eggett on or before January 18, 2013 by 5pm. Please include a short description of yourself and the reasons why you are interested in serving on the Planning Commission. Letters of interest can be dropped off in person at City Hall, mailed to 1979 West 1900 South, Syracuse UT 84075, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Santa Visits Syracuse
Posted December 17th, 2012
Santa made an early visit to the children of Syracuse on Saturday, December 8th. This drive-by event is one of Syracuse's favorite traditions. Please enjoy this YouTube video of the Jolly Old Saint Nick.
Toys For Tots A Huge Success!
Posted December 17th, 2012
Thanks to everybody who participated in this year's Toys for Tots drive. We filled over 10 collection bins with gifts for needy families!
Holiday Season Blues Resources Available
Posted November 8th, 2012
The holiday season is here and while this time of year can be fun and exciting, it can also be stressful, lonely, or depressing. It’s very common and normal to get down sometimes and that’s why we are asking everyone to take some time to familiarize yourselves with the following resources that are available to you and your loved ones. Please have a safe and happy holidays!
NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness)
NUHOPE (Northern Utah Hold On Persuade Empower)
Toys For Tots
Posted October 25th, 2012
Syracuse City is proud to partner with the United States Marine Corps Reserve again for our annual Toys for Tots drive. Toy collection bins will be located in the lobby of City Hall from the end of October through December 15; so please bring by new, unwrapped toys for this great cause that brings joy to less fortunate children.
Business Directory Delivered with Newsletter
Posted October 25th, 2012
Your November/December newsletters will be on your doorsteps soon. Expect a little Christmas present to be delivered with your newsletter too....the new Syracuse City Business Directory! You'll be surprised at all the local services that are available here in the city. Also, a special thanks to the boy scouts for their help in delivering them.
Santa to Visit Syracuse
Posted December 4th, 2012
Don't miss Santa Claus this Saturday December 8th starting at 9am! He will be cruising around town on his sleigh (city fire truck), just listen for the sirens to know when he is near.
SR-193 Extension Open House
Posted November 28, 2012
There is a meet the contractor open house tonight at Syracuse High School (665 South 2000 West). A brief update will be given about the project's current status. It will be held 5pm-7pm. Construction will be starting this winter and is scheduled to be completed by summer of 2014.
Syracuse 2012 Financial Report Completed
Posted November 5th, 2012
The fiscal year 2012 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) is now complete and is available on our website. Click here to read the report. The report includes information about how your tax money is being used. Auditors Wood, Richards & Associates reviewed the financial report and records of the City for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012. The auditor's issued an unqualified opinion on the CAFR. This is the highest opinion an audit firm can give and essentially means that the City's financial statements are fairly presented and free of material misstatement. The auditor's did not issue any findings or recommendations from this year's audit. If you have any questions contact Stephen Marshall, Finance Director at 801-614-9621.
Chloe Sunshine Playground Receives Gala Proceeds
Posted October 24th , 2012
We just took a big step closer towards getting our Chloe's Sunshine Playground. The Davis County Gala proceeds went to the cause and they presented us a check for $42,046.20 dollars! Thank you to everybody involved! For more info about the playground and about Chloe click here.
General Election Day is November 6, 2012
Posted October 25th, 2012
The general election day is November 6th, 2012. For polling locations and voter information please refer to vote.utah.gov and the Davis County Clerk's webpage. Don't forget to vote!
Tri-City Emergency Preparedness Fair
Posted October 22nd, 2012
In the event of an emergency will your family be ready?On Saturday, November 03, 2012, 9 am to 1 pm at the Syracuse Community Center (1912 W. 1900 S) there will be booths, vendors, demonstrations and emergency management professionals, agencies & volunteers on hand to answer questions about emergency preparedness. Services include, Davis County Sheriff’s Department children fingerprinting services, 72-hour kit and emergency planning, Animal Control - including pet adoptions, Power companies, water district & sanitation emergency info and much more!For information & vendor opportunities call/email Robin @ (801) 614-9614, email@example.com
Posted October 18th, 2012
The annual Pumpkin Festival will be held October 25-27, 2012 at Centennial Park (behind the police station) from 7-10 p.m. The event is free and always tons of fun. On Saturday there will be additional activities starting at 12 noon. There will be bounce houses, a slide, human hampster balls, kids activities, a pumpkin throw contest (2pm) and pumpkin bowling (3pm). A special thanks to Black Island Farms who provide all the pumpkins for the event each year. For more information about becoming a vendor, call (801) 614-9660, option 1.
Fire Department Open House
Posted October 10th, 2012
The Syracuse Fire Department is hosting an open house Thursday, October 11, 2012 @ 6:00 pm. Activities include:
-Fire truck rides
-Fire safety information
-Air Med display
-Bike helmets for sale ($10.00)
The fire station is located at 1869 South 3000 West Syracuse, Utah 84075.
Davis County Gala to Benefit Syracuse
Posted September 4, 2012
The Davis County Gala, an annual black-tie affair, will be held the evening of Sept. 6 at the Davis Conference Center in Layton. Proceeds from the event will go to the proposed Chloe’s Sunshine Playground that will soon be built in our very own Centennial Park. Entrance includes a nice dinner and entertainment from the adorable African Children’s Choir. For table sponsorship or individual reservations, contact Annette Hanson at: (801) 451-3278.
Antelope Island Stampede Festival
The Antelope Island Stampede Festival is this weekend! (Friday August 31 to Sunday September 2nd) There will be lots of fun things going on for both the adults and the kids. There will be concerts, 12k/5k trail run, kites, hot air balloons, BMX biking, and a color chalk fight to name a few. Visit the event website at: http://antelopeislandstampede.com
. Cost is $15 per vehicle.
Notice of Public Hearing
The Syracuse Planning Commission will hold public hearings on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, during their regularly-scheduled meeting, beginning at 6pm, in the Council Chambers of City Hall, at 1979 W 1900 S, regarding the following matters:
- Proposed amendments to the General Plan Map, Districts 2 & 8 and to the C-2 Commercial Zone- Sketch Plan Review for Hammon Acres located at approximately 1290 S. 3700 W.- Preliminary Plan Review for Trailside Park Phase 3 located at approximately 2950 S. 2000 W.
All related documents are available for public review in the Community Development Depart-ment, and all interested parties are welcome to attend and provide comments.
"Friend of the Community Award" given to Syracuse Family Dental
Posted August 20, 2012
Congratulations to Dr. Michael Gailey and Syracuse Family Dental Clinic for being awarded the "Friend of the Community Award" at the city council meeting held on August 14th. Did you know that Syracuse Family Dental was our first dental office? They opened in 1982 and have been providing quality dental care every since!
Topsoil for Sale
posted on June 23, 2011
Syracuse City currently has topsoil available for purchase. Interested parties may contact the Public Works Department at 801-825-7235 to schedule pick-up or delivery of soil.
Posted August 9, 2012
Our Syracuse Police 5k-9 fun run is this Saturday August 11th at 8am.
Posted August 6, 2012
There will be some road closures this week. We will be spraying a sealant on the pavement surface that will extend its life, saving money in the long run and preventing future pot holes. Multiple roads will be closed for 24 hours beginning 7 a.m.Tuesday August 7th and again at 7 a.m. on Thursday August 9th.
For maps and more detailed information please refer to:
Road Construction Updates
Court Day Changes
Posted July 19, 2012
Beginning Wednesday August 8th, Justice Court that is currently being held each Monday at City Hall, will move to Wednesdays instead of Mondays. Court will not be held on Mondays after August 8th. After that date, court will be held every Wednesday at City Hall, excluding legal holidays, beginning at 9:00 am until 12:00 pm resuming at 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm. Please call (801) 614-9623 with any questions.
Message from Fire Chief Froerer
Posted July 19, 2012
As we move into the Pioneer Day Holiday week, there is still significant concern about the use of fireworks statewide. Legal fireworks are again allowed for use between July 21 and July 27, except in brush-covered forested and mountainous areas, and all unincorporated lands throughout the state. Recent rain was a welcome reprieve from the extreme heat and dryness we have been experiencing, but fire danger remains high. We urge you to use common sense and exercise great caution with fireworks.
If you live near a dry grassy field, heavy landscape vegetation (bushes/trees) or agricultural crop that could easily ignite from a mis-directed firework, please discharge your fireworks at one of the following locations: Rock Creek Park, Founder’s Park, Centennial Park, and Bluff Ridge Park.
Always have a water hose or bucket ready to douse flame or sparks that hit the ground.
Remember that Aerial Fireworks will travel up to 150 high and could drift a considerable distance depending on direction of travel and wind conditions. If there is any measurable wind at all, please choose a different time to use your fireworks.
We believe with responsible use we can have a safe fireworks experience in Syracuse this year. Please help us keep fireworks related problems to a minimum by following safe practice this summer.
Funeral Procession For UHP Officer Aaron Beesley
Posted July 5, 2012
Syracuse Residents - On Saturday July 7, there will be a funeral procession for fallen UHP Officer Aaron Beesley; Expect delays if you are traveling to West Point between hours of 12:00 – 2:00 pm.; (Interment West Point Cemetery)
Happy Heritage Days!
Posted June 25, 2012
Heritage days is here! This week will be full of fun events. Below is list of what is going on. You can also click on the picture of the Ferris wheel on the left column for event details.
Monday June 25
Syracuse's Got Talent - 7pm @ Founders Park
Tuesday June 26
Baseball Games - 4pm and 6pm @ Founders Park
Wednesday June 27
Museum Celebration - 1pm @ Museum
Children's Night - 7pm @ Centennial Park
Thursday June 28
Carnival Opens - 4pm @ Founders Park
Pie Social - 6pm @ Founders Park
Chalk Art Contest - 6pm @ Founders Park
Teen Night - 7pm @ Founders Park
Friday June 29
Carnival Open - 4pm @ Founders Park
Vendor Booths Open - 4pm @ Founders Park
3 on 3 Basketball - 5pm @ Founders Park
Family Magic Show - 7pm @ Founders Park
Family Movie Night - 9pm @ Founders Park
Saturday June 30
Scleroderma 5k Run - 7am @ Community Center
Pancake Breakfast - 7:30 am @ Community Center
Parade - 10am @ 2000 West from Roundabout to Syracuse High
Vendor Booths - 11 am @ Founders Park
Entertainment - All day @ Stage in Founders Park
Carnival Open - All day @ Founders Park
3on3 Basketball - All day @ Founders Park
Concert in the Park - 7pm @ Jensen Park
Fireworks - Dusk @ Jensen Park
1275 South Re-Opened
Posted June 7, 2012
1275 South is now finished and open to the public. Thank you for your patience. Here is a video of the construction process. Public works will be completing similar road projects throughout the summer.
City Hall & Post Office Closed for Memorial Day
Posted May 25, 2012
Just as a reminder, City Hall the Post Office will be closed Monday 28 for Memorial Day. The Syracuse Citizens for Awareness and Accountability will hold a memorial service at the Syracuse City Cemetery (1030 West 1290 South) Monday at 8:00 am.
Officer Stan Penrod Celebrated
Posted May 22, 2012
||Last Saturday May 19, 2012, a goodbye celebration was held in honor of Officer Stan Penrod. He is being re-assigned to other areas of police work such as patrol and detective work in order to further his career as an officer. The celebration was held at Syracuse High School where more than 400 current and former students showed their appreciation for his service. Officer Penrod has taught the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program in Syracuse schools since 2005. The program consists of 13 life lessons that empower youth to avoid drug and alcohol abuse. Officer Penrod has been very successful in this assignment because of his funny, engaging, and smart teaching methods that come naturally as part of his personality. This is what makes him such a positive role model in the lives of many Syracuse children. Thank you and great job Officer Penrod!
Military Appreciation Picnic
Posted May 14, 2012
In honor of Military Appreciation Month, Syracuse City hosted an airman appreciation family picnic for the 388th EMS (Equipment Maintenance Squadron) and CMS (Component Maintenance Squadron) Squadrons Saturday, May 12. Mayor Jamie Nagle is a honorary commander for the 388th Fighter Wing. The event was held at Centennial Park. It was a HUGE success! Thanks to all who volunteered, participated, and sponsored the event!
Posted May 9, 2012
We would like to let you know that Syracuse will be improving many of its roads this summer. The much needed improvements could include resurfacing or repairing our roads that we travel on each day. Expect some temporary road closures and delays as the crews help us with this important project. The contractor will distribute information fliers to the effected residents as the projects occur. The first of the closures will be 1275 south from 2000 to 2250 west. The road will be closed May 7th to around June 4th.
Posted May 8th 2012
Hopefully everybody recieved the May/June issue of the city's newsletter, "The Lakeview" in the mail this last week. If not, we have extras here at City Hall and here on the website. It is full of fun info about our upcoming Heritage Days. However, we noticed a few errors that we want to correct. Here they are:
-We have a new City Councilmember! His name is Brian Duncan. He can be reached at BDuncan@syracuseut.com.
- Easter egg hunt sponsor is Tea Licious, not Tea Vicious.
-Heritage Days Family Fun Night will be on Friday, June 29 not Thursday, June 29.
-Police Auction on June 30 will be on the stage in Founder's Park not at the Police Department.
-Arts Council's Concert in the park on June 23 will feature 2 Steps Back (Rock) not Mister Tim and Moosebutter.
2012 Collegiate Road Cycling Nationals at Antelope Island
posted April 30, 2012
The 2012 Collegiate Road Nationals (the crown jewel event in the 2011-12 collegiate cycling calendar) will be at Antelope Island this Friday, May 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon for team time trials. An estimated 400 collegiate cycling competitors from more than 100 schools from all over the country will be driving through Syracuse on their way to the event. So expect some traffic coming through town! Also, F.Y.I., if you will be visiting Antelope Island, the road just south of the Antelope Island Marina will be closed to the Fielding Garr Ranch during the event. Public Access to the Visitor Center, Buffalo Point and the beach will still be available. For more information: http://www.usacycling.org/courses-revealed-for-2012-collegiate-road-nationals.htm
City Celebrates Arbor Day
posted April 27, 2012
Today the City planted 7 new trees in honor of arbor day. Did you know that Syracuse is a tree city USA? That means that Syracuse is committed to improving the quality of life for its citizens by planting trees! Trees absorb odors and pollutants in the air, provide shade from ultra-violet rays, increase property values, help calm traffic, and provide wildlife habitat just to name a few benefits of planting trees.
Development Panel Discussion Regarding Proposed Ninigret Development
Check Out The City's New YouTube Channel!
posted April 18, 2012
Free Community Shred Day
posted on April 18, 2012
posted April 19, 2012
A public meeting with Randy Abood, owner of Ninigret Group will be held at 7 p.m. April 26 in the gym of the community center. The group is proposing to develop approximately 180 acres in northeast Syracuse. All Syracuse residents, both for and against the development, are encouraged to attend
Bring your old taxes and papers to shred this Saturday April 21 11am-1pm in the parking lot of Founders Park! The event is sponsored by our local business, A Insurance
Award Presented to Syracuse Jr. Students
posted on April 12, 2012
The Mayor and City Council presented the Syracuse City & Wendy’s Award for Excellence to Connor Clark and Emily Tweed Tuesday night at the City Council meeting. Congratulations Connor and Emily! The Syracuse City and Wendy’s Award for Excellence is an award that will be given to students who live in Syracuse City to recognize and reward success or extra effort in academics, arts, community participation, or athletics.
Post Office Policy
posted on April 3, 2012
As of April 4, 2012, credit cards will not be accepted on transactions under $2.00.
72 Hour Food Kits
posted on March 5, 2012
Come make 72 hour food kits on Saturday, May 5, from 9am - 2pm at the Syracuse Fire Station. The cost for each kit is $8.50 and feeds one person. These kits are quick and easy to assemble (20 minutes to make six kits) and you'll know exactly what's in them. You must preorder your kit by filling out a form at the Syracuse Fire Station by April 27. This is the last time we will be offering these and extra kits will NOT be available. If you would like to make your own kit, you can find more information by clicking on 72 Hour Kit in our Popular Pages section of our home page.
Syracuse City Pumpkin Festival a Success!
posted on November 1, 2011
The Syracuse City Pumpkin Festival, October 27th - 29th, had record attendance thanks to an expanded venue that included Saturday activities throughout the day. The time passed, but don't "boo"-hoo yourself to sleep, because this is an annual event. Hope to see you next year!
Syracuse Post Office Holiday Hours
posted on October 28, 2011
Starting the week of November 28th and going until December 23rd, the Syracuse CPU (Contracting Postal Unit) will offer extended business hours until 6 pm during the holiday season. On Saturday, December 3rd, 10th & 17th, the Post Office will be open from 9 am - 1 pm.
Guns 'n' Hoses Charity Basketball Game
posted on October 25, 2011
Syracuse Police & Fire will be holding a Guns "n" Hoses Charity Basketball Game and Auction, Friday, November 11, 2011 at Syracuse High School. The tip off will begin at 7 pm. Entrance fee is $1 per person. Click here
to make an online donation. [flyer...
West Davis Corridor
posted on September 30, 2011
At the City Council meeting on Tuesday, September 27, 2011, UDOT gave an updated presentation regarding the West Davis Corridor. Click here
to view the presentation, or for additional information like maps
, visit the project website at www.udot.utah.gov/westdavis
Syracuse City awarded Excellence in Financial Reporting
posted on September 29, 2011
On August 29, 2011 Syracuse City was awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting [here
] by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. This Certificate of Achievement, awarded to previous Syracuse City Finance Manager Amber Fowles, “is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.” [More...
Waterline Construction Project
posted on September 23, 2011
Crews will be installing a new culinary water line on Antelope Drive between 2500 West and Bluff Road. Construction is anticipated to start the week of September 26, 2011 and be completed around October 15, 2011. Please expect minor delays in this area, as they will be working on the north shoulder of the road. For any questions, contact the Public Works Department at 801-825-7235.
posted on September 23, 2011
Syracuse City was recently awarded a grant from the State of Utah to construct a “Safety Sidewalk” on the North side of Antelope Drive between 4000 West and 4500 West. This project is anticipated to be completed this Fall. Additional information will be available as the construction portion of this project is started. For any questions please feel free to contact the Public Work Department at 801-825-7235.
Prescription Drug Take Back
posted on October 28, 2011
The Drug Enforcement Administration has scheduled a National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 10 am - 2 pm. to provide a venue for persons who want to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs. The local collection site will be at the Syracuse Smith's store on Antelope Dr.
Annual Pumpkin Walk Festival
posted on October 26, 2011
Reminder: Activities start this week for theSyracuse Pumpkin Walk Festival. Come join the fun for the entire family! For a complete list of activities during this event click here.
Annual Antelope Island Buffalo Roundup
posted on October 26, 2011
Reminder: Activities start this week for the 25th Annual Bison Range Ride and Roundup. For a complete list of activities visit the Antelope Island website at stateparks.utah.gov/parks/antelope-island/roundup
Meet the Candidates Night
posted on October 26, 2011
Meet the Candidates at City Hall on October 26, 2011. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for residents to meet the candidates for Syracuse City Council. At 7:00 p.m., discussions begin. Residents may email questions in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fire Prevention Week
posted on October 12, 2011
The Syracuse Fire Department will be hosting a open house for Fire Prevention Week on Thursday, October 13, 2011 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Syracuse Fire Station located at 1869 South 3000 West. Come and join the fun activities such as repelling and fire extinguisher demonstrations, coloring contest and rides in the Fire Truck. There will also be a helicopter on display. For questions please contact the Fire Department at 801-614-9614.
RFP Automated Meter Reading System "Deadline Extension"
posted on September 15, 2011
Syracuse City is accepting vendor proposals for an automated culinary water meter reading system. The deadline has been extended until October 7, 2011. Please click here to view the entire RFP (Request For Proposal) document.
West Davis Corridor
posted on September 9, 2011
On Thursday, UDOT released the refined Level 2 Screening alternatives for the West Davis Corridor. To view the map of these alternatives click here, or if you would like additional information regarding the West Davis Corridor please visit UDOT’s website at www.udot.utah.gov/westdavis.
SR-193 Public Input Workshop
posted on September 7, 2011
The public is invited to attend a public workshop to discuss land use along the future expansion of SR-193. This event will be held at 7:00pm on Thursday, September 15, 2011 at Syracuse High School. View the flyer for any further information. [flyer... ]
Kites At The Community Center
posted September 2, 2011
Did you miss the kites at the Syracuse Community Center? Click on the link below to watch what you missed and a taste of what you can find this weekend over at the Antelope Island Stampede Festival. [Video... ]
Syracuse Stampede 5k & 12k Trail Run
posted August 26, 2011
The Syracuse Stampede is a 12k and a 5k trail run held in conjunction with the Antelope Island Stampede. If you would like more information or to participate in this fun, professionally-timed event, please click here to be linked to the Stampede website.
posted August 18, 2011
On Friday August 19th the roundabout on 1000 West and 2700 South will be receiving a pavement treatment and will be closed to vehicles from approximately 7am until 7pm. Click here to view the map of the traffic routing plan in this area.
1475 W. Road Safety Enhancement Project
posted July 29, 2011
On July 27th our Public Works crew did a great job completing road work on 1475 West from Antelope Drive to 1950 South to help drivers navigate the road more responsibly and provide a travel lane for bicyclists. In total the work included a new stop sign where 1475 intersects with 1950 South with a crosswalk, a new speed limit sign, bike lanes and bike route signage, and a center dividing line. This work is completed in time for the new school year to help protect the safety of our students and residents.
General Plan Map
posted July 27, 2011
On July 26, 2011 the Syracuse City Council adopted by ordinance minor updates to the General Plan Map. Click on the link to view map [Syracuse City General Plan Map ]
2011 Cost of Government Report
posted July 20, 2011
The most recent Utah Taxpayer's Association report is available for viewing. Please note that Syracuse City is listed in the bottom three for government spending per capita. Additionally, please note that the current population is greater than listed on their document and this lowers the amount of government spending per capita. Click on the link to view the full report. [2011 Cost of Government Full Report ]
Street Funding Plan
posted July 20, 2011
In lieu of a property tax increase, a street maintenance fee and bond issuance is being considered by the Syracuse City Council. [More... ]
2010 Census Offers New Snapshot of Syracuse City
posted July 3, 2011
On Thursday July 28th the U.S. Census Bureau released the first set of reliable figures for Utah communities since the 2000 Census. Click on the link below to view highlights of the latest 2010 Census data, UDOT trip counts, and overall Utah data. Syracuse 2010 Census Information Report
Flood Watch Update Blog
posted June 6, 2011
When property has ‘clean water’ damage, a property owner can take steps that will reduce the cost of repair. [More...]
Discussion Points for a Tax Increase
posted June 1, 2011
The 2012 budget includes a proposal to increase property taxes by $450,000 or 28.75%, all of which will be put to road repair/replacement. [More...]
Roads Update Presentation
posted June 1, 2011
Public Works Director, Mike Waite educates the public on current road conditions in Syracuse through a presentation called "The Good The Bad And The Ugly." [More...]