Davis County Connector
Davis County Connector

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Enjoy this last full month of summer! Read below to learn more about Paramedic Service and about the Great Salt Lake which graces the west side of our county.

We hope you find information in our Davis County newsletter that is IMPORTANT, HELPFUL, and FUN.  Additional information can be found on The Davis County Website.

Paramedic Services in County will Transfer to Cities and Fire Districts

Davis County has done a great job with paramedic services since 1976. However, the County has grown in population tremendously since then! Layton City started its own paramedic service in 2001 and South Davis Metro Fire (North Salt Lake, Woods Cross, Bountiful, West Bountiful, Centerville) started their own in 2005.

For two years, a collaboration among all 15 cities, two fire districts, and the county have met to discuss the paramedic program and the growth in the county. Public safety and emergency response is taken very seriously by local governments, and their efforts to work together for the best service to residents is important.

Ultimately, the most desirable model became a transition of the paramedic program from the county to the cities and fire districts. The "Davis County Paramedic" line will be removed from annual property taxes. All Davis County cities will be assuming the paramedic services or will be contracting with another agency to fill this need. The transition will be complete by January 2022.

Assessor's Office Contributes Pantry Packs for Kids
Davis County employees in the Assessor’s Office participated in a team building activity providing food items to help fight Childhood Hunger through the Pantry Pack program at The Bountiful Food Pantry. Food was donated by Davis County employees throughout the county, including a great effort from the Sheriff’s Office. Lisa Manning, Chief Deputy Assessor, said the original goal for this project was to provide 1,000 pantry packs. They exceeded their goal by more than double and were able to collect and assemble 2,400 packs.

Each pantry pack includes 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and several snacks. The pantry packs are distributed through the schools to at-risk children to help provide food over the weekends when they are at risk of going hungry. Thanks to all those who helped with this project!

Summer is Not Over Yet!

Summer may be winding down, but there is still plenty of fun to be had and things to do before school starts again. Here are just a few of our ideas:

You won’t want to miss out on the outdoor concert scene this month: Station Park’s Rock the Park (Thursdays), Bountiful City’s Music in the Park (Fridays), Summer Concert Series at Kenley Amphitheater (Sundays).

Check out our local theatres for one (or all) of these amazing performances: The Rainmaker, Sister Act, Annie Get Your Gun, Shrek JR, and Beauty and the Beast. Or stop by Layton F.E.S.T. every Friday evening for food, vendors, and entertainment.

Other must-see events are going to be the Davis 4H Showcase (indoor exhibits) and Livestock Show. For all you golf fans out there, the Korn Ferry Tour Utah Championship is happening Aug 5th – 8th and is free for Davis County residents with a valid ID.

Click below for more details and we hope you have a great remainder of your summer! Give us a shout or connect with us on social media, please tag us (@discoverdavis) to be featured on our story or to show us the fun you're having in Davis this summer!

Follow Discover Davis on Facebook, Instagram and our blog for more upcoming events and things to do in Davis County!

Municipal Primary Elections
August 10th - Election Day
July 30th - Last Day to Register
Mailed Ballots must be Postmarked no later than August 9th.

Ballot drop boxes are available in every city. Locations and other election information can be found below.

FREE COVID-19 Vaccines
The Davis County Health Department is offering FREE COVID-19 Vaccines for anyone 12 years and older at these locations:
  • North Davis Senior Activity Center (42 South State Street, Clearfield, Utah 84015)
    • Monday-Friday: 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    • Saturday: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Central Davis Senior Activity Center (81 East Center Street, Kaysville, Utah 84037)
    • Tuesday & Thursday: 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • South Davis Senior Activity Center (726 South 100 East, Bountiful, Utah 84010)
    • Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Watch social media accounts to see when the health department will be in your area for a Community Outreach Pop-Up Vaccine Clinic.

For questions, call 801-525-4900 (English) / 801-525-4903 (Spanish), M–F, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM.

South Davis Recreation District - Master Plan
The Recreation District completed a Master Plan between 2018 and 2020 identifying current needs and improvements to meet future recreation demands for the communities served.

Recommendations include:

  • Improvements and expansions at the existing Recreation Center
  • A new Second Recreation Center on the west side of I-15 to accommodate growth within the district

The Recreation District is looking to pass a bond this fall. Key reasons for bonding for this upgrade and expansion are:

  • Growth of 12,000 residents in the District since 2008 when the Rec Center was built. Expectation of 30,000 additional new residents by 2050.
  • The existing facility shows signs of excessive wear and tear. Upgrades for safety and utility will benefit members.
  • Current facilities limit the number of kids that can participate in programs such as swimming, soccer, and Jr. Jazz.

Community use of the recreational facilities remains high. Improvements proposed in the plan will ensure the SDRD can continue to effectively serve the aquatics, fitness, ice programming and recreation needs of the area for the 20-year future.

The Great Salt Lake benefits our economy, our environment, and our ecology. Minerals and brine shrimp from Great Salt Lake are resources that contribute to economic growth. Lake effect snow can extend the ski season at Utah resorts. Millions of birds visit Great Salt Lake annually as an essential stopover and breeding ground. While the benefits of the lake often go unnoticed, the consequences of not having the lake would be impossible to miss.

The water level of the Great Salt Lake is down 11 feet to a historic low level. Drought conditions are partially to blame for the low water level, but another reason is that with the growth of our communities, water is being diverted away from the lake for other purposes. In Davis County we enjoy the many benefits of having the lake as our western border. As we make efforts to conserve water in our communities, we help protect the Great Salt Lake.
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