This Saturday, Syracuse Police Department will be conducting an Administrative Traffic Checkpoint as part of its ongoing initiative to remove impaired drivers from our roadways. The location of the checkpoint will be at 1900 West 1700 South (Antelope Dr.). The checkpoint will begin during the evening of Saturday, November 1, 2014, and continue until the early morning hours of Sunday, November 2, 2014. Click here for the full press release.
Reminder to Inspect Halloween Candy
For many years, parents have been told of the importance of inspecting their child’s Halloween treats and not letting their child consume anything that is unwrapped, “home wrapped”, or that appears tampered with.
Utah is a border state with Colorado. Now that marijuana can legally be sold in many parts of Colorado, Syracuse Police Department encourages residents to be vigilant in inspecting Halloween treats. Marijuana infused candy, or “edibles”, are very popular and readily available in Colorado. The appearance of “edibles” makes it almost impossible to visually distinguish them from regular candy.
This video link from Denver Police Department provides more information on the subject of marijuana infused candy.
Syracuse Police Department wishes all residents and children a safe and happy Halloween.
City Tree Board
The City is looking for volunteers to serve on the City Tree Board. This Board advises the City Council on best ways to plant, care for, and remove trees in parks, roadways, and other public areas. Send letters of interest to Shauna Greer at City Hall or email email@example.com .
Posted October 8th, 2014
The Syracuse City Pumpkin Walk will be held October 23rd, 24th, & 25th this year from 7-10 p.m. at Founders Park (1500 South 1900 West). FREE entrance for the whole family! Food and Craft Vendors will be open 6-10 p.m. Come and see hundreds of artistically carved pumpkins on display!
We will also be accepting non-perishable food items for those wishing to donate to the Utah Food Bank.
Fire Prevention Week Open House
Posted October 7th, 2014
The Syracuse Fire Department will be holding a Fire Prevention Week Open House, Thursday, October 9th from 6-8 p.m. Bring the kids out to learn about fire safety from our awesome fire personnel. The Fire Department is located at 1869 S. 3000 W. Syracuse.
Secondary Water Shut Off
The secondary water will be shut off for the winter on October 1st. Questions can be directed at the public works department (801) 825-7235
Posted September 15, 2014
Bring your expired over-the-counter and prescription medications to Smith's (951 W 1700 S) to be safely destroyed on Saturday, September 27th, 2014 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. There is also a permanent drop off location at the Police Department. (1751 S 2000 W). It is very important to dispose of these drugs properly because when they are flushed or thrown away to the landfill, the chemicals in the drugs can leach into our soil and drinking water supply causing pollution and contamination. Also, it keeps the drugs away from curious children.
700 S Road and Water Service Closure
Posted September 8th, 2014
UPDATE: because of the rain, this project has been rescheduled to Wednesday night (9/10).
-700 South will be closed tonight (9/8/14) near 2000 West and Syracuse High School. The City will be completing connections to the water line in the road. In addition to the road being closed, culinary water service will be shut off, impacting homes and businesses surrounding the intersection. The road and water service will be closed and off at 6pm until work is completed. The job is estimated to take only a few hours.
After tonight, 700 S will remain closed to through traffic. The closure is being patrolled and the penalty for cutting through is a $680 ticket.
Chloe Sunshine Playground Ground Breaking
Posted August 11th, 2014
Syracuse City will soon begin construction on a large handicap accessible playground. The playground is named after Chloe Bennett, a Syracuse City child. Chloe has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and West Syndrome which limit her ability to speak, walk, and to play on traditional playground equipment with other kids. This separation inspired Chloe’s mother, Tara Bennett, to gather support to create a place where Chloe and other children can play together. The future playground will bridge this gap making Chloe's dream a reality.
The playground will feature amenities that are specially designed to allow disabled and non-disabled children to play together. It will be built at Syracuse City’s Centennial Park. (approx. 1800 S 2000 W Syracuse UT 84075). Construction on the first phase is estimated to begin in August of this year and is slated to be completed in October.
A ground breaking ceremony is scheduled for 5pm on August 12th at Centennial Park. The playground will be a unique place for the children of Davis County and the City would like to thank all those who have made it a reality. All are invited to attend.
Miss Syracuse Pageant
Posted August 6th, 2014
The Miss Syracuse and Miss Syracuse Outstanding Teen 2014 Pageant will be held this Saturday, August 9th, 6 pm, at Syracuse High School. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5 dollars. We will also be having a very special guest appearance by Jessi Kate Riley who is the current Miss Utah's Outstanding Teen. Please come support Syracuse's youth who are participating in this contest.
Committee Members Needed for General Plan Update
July 21, 2014
The City has 6-10 volunteer openings to serve a short term (4-6 months) on the Planning Commission Subcommittee for the purposes of updating the City General Plan. If you are interested in serving your community, please submit a letter or email (firstname.lastname@example.org
) to Shauna Greer, HR Specialist by 5PM on Monday, July 28th, 2014. Please include your contact information, a brief outline as to why you would like to serve, and any experience or qualifications you feel would help you in your role of planning for future generations of Syracuse residents.