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Taylorsville Journal

Call For Committee Volunteers

Feb 06, 2015 03:06PM ● By City of Taylorsville

(Left to right) Brad Christopherson, Dama Barbour, Ernest Burgess , Kristie Overson and Dan Armstrong

Council Corner

Are you looking for an opportunity to get involved, participate, and get an inside look into how the city operates? Do you want to share your time and talents to build our community? We have some city committees that are seeking members at this time. 

Below is a little information about each of these committees: Taylorsville Budget Committee, LARP Committee, and Public Safety Committee.

Residents interested in serving on one of the city’s committees are invited to submit a volunteer application located on the City of Taylorsville website at or call the City Offices for additional information at 801-963-5400.

Budget Committee

Mission Statement: The Taylorsville Budget Review Committee reviews financial statements of the City of Taylorsville and reviews the proposed City of Taylorsville budgets each year as prepared by administration to and presented to the City Council. We seek to verify that sound financial procedures are followed in the financial statements and the budgets. The Budget Committee meets monthly on the 4th Thursday at 5:30 pm at the Taylorsville City Hall, 2nd floor conference room. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

• Study and become familiar with the state mandated format for the annual municipal budgets.

• Gather appropriate information from the mayor, department heads, the council, and other staff, to evaluate and estimate revenues and expenditures.

• Assist in drafting a budget and a budget message which reflects the needs of the city, the directives of the council, and all necessary elements required by law, which is understandable to the public.

• Review actual revenues and expenditures as compared to budgeted amounts, evaluating variances and reasons for variances.

Leisure, Activities, Recreation, and Parks Committee

Mission Statement: Find activities within Taylorsville your family can enjoy. Taylorsville City is committed to providing additional opportunities for recreation, promoting the full use of the City recreational facilities and providing the opportunity for the community to live a healthy lifestyle.

Focus: Taylorsville Clubs, Recreation Resources Parks, City Forestry, Beautification, and Leisure Activities

Duties and Responsibilities: 

• Assist the council and the mayor in improving the quantity and quality of the leisure and recreation experience for residents and visitors to the city.

• Assist the council and mayor in providing an optimum range, mix, and location of leisure and recreation opportunities for all people.

• Promote preserving or developing appropriate recreation resources to serve their highest and best use.

• Assist in relating recreation plans to other types of planning and the general plan.

• Promote public understanding of and support for more effective recreation planning at all levels of government.

• Conduct research and evaluate the effectiveness of existing facilities.

• Encourage public and private cooperation to provide diversified leisure and recreation opportunities in the city.

• Review and report the status of existing and proposed park and recreation facilities encouraging innovation in planning, design, funding, and maintenance support.

Taylorsville Public Safety Committee

Mission Statement:  Provide information to citizens to assist them in promoting safety and preventing crime as well as promote awareness and provide information regarding emergency preparedness.

Duties and Responsibilities: 
Advise, evaluate, and recommend to the council and the mayor all phases of safety in the city regarding the following areas of concern, as well as other areas of concern hereafter identified by the mayor, the council, or the committee:

1. Federal, state, county, and city roads, signals, and signs
2. Sidewalks
3. Law enforcement
4. Fire and paramedics
5. Citizen involvement in neighborhood watch, mobile watch, and similar programs
6. Crime Prevention
7. Court systems
8. Graffiti and gangs
9. Emergency management and preparation, including incorporation of Salt Lake County’s CERT plan
10. Coordination of other public safety agencies in the city, including (without limitation) Salt Lake Community College, UDOT, and the police academy
11. Public and private schools and churches
12. Storage, usage and disposal of hazardous materials
13. Safe business practices in the City
14. Traffic
15. Snow removal on sidewalks and Street lighting

Some of their activities in recent years have been to sponsor the annual Night Out Against Crime, host informative seminars, visit schools providing them with information as well as supporting our local Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT). 

The Committee meets on the first Thursday of each month at 6:00 at Taylorsville City Hall.       
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