Salt Lake City

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Public Utilities Advisory Committee

The Salt Lake City Public Utilities Advisory Committee annually reviews department operations, maintenance budget and expenditures, examines department water and sewer system capital improvements program, recommends proposed legislation relating to water and sewer, and consults with Mayor Erin Mendenhall concerning water resources and sewage reclamation requirements. This committee assists the public utilities director as much as possible to continue orderly development and operation of the public utilities system for the city.

Contact Information

Janine Calfo

Administrative Assistant

(801) 483-6770 or janine.calfo@slcgov.com

Agendas and Minutes

Bylaws and Governing Documents


Vacancies

The Public Utilities Advisory Committee has four (4) outstanding vacancies: D1, D2, D3, D4 and County. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please fill out and submit an application online. To find out which district you reside in go here.

Please see below for all upcoming term expiration/vacancy dates. Only applications submitted up to one year prior to a vacancy date will be considered. The Mayor’s office will only contact applicants when considering them for specific appointments.


Meeting Information

Fourth Thursday of the month, beginning at 8:00 a.m.

1530 S West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84104

I, Laura Briefer, Director of the Department of Public Utilities, hereby determined that conducting the Public Utilities Advisory Committee meeting at an anchor location presents a substantial risk to the health and safety of those who may be present at the anchor location. The World Health Organization, the President of the United States, the Governor of Utah, the Salt Lake County Health Department, Salt Lake County Mayor, and the Mayor of Salt Lake City have all recognized a global pandemic exists related to the new strain of the coronavirus, SARS- CoV-2.

Due to the state of emergency caused by the global pandemic, I find that conducting a meeting at an anchor location under the current state of public health emergency constitutes a substantial risk to the health and safety of those who may be present at the location. Moreover, the LeRoy Hooten Public Utilities Building, which is the anchor location for PUAC meetings, is presently closed for regular meetings due to COVID-19 precautions.  For information on the electronic meeting please click here and search for Cities/Salt Lake City/ Public Utilities Advisory Board and choose the meeting agenda.

Click here for a calendar of this years meetings.


Member Qualifications

Nine voting members will serve four terms each. Mayor Mendenhall, the public utilities director and the city attorney shall be ex-officio, non-voting members. Members must be 21 years of age, a resident of the state and must not be actively engaged/employed in any commercial actively that sells good or services directly to the city. At least three members must reside outside the corporate limits of the city; provided, however, their place of residence shall be within the county and within the service districts supplied by the city water department.

Residency Requirements: At least three (3) members, at the time of their appointment, shall reside outside of the corporate limits of the city; provided, however, their place of residence shall be within the county and within the service districts supplied by the city water department.


Powers and Duties

  • Review water and sewer system capital improvements program, operations and maintenance budget and expenditures, revenue requirements
  • Recommend rate adjustments to Mayor Mendenhall
  • Review and make recommendations on proposed legislation on water and sewer concerns
  • Consult with Mayor Mendenhall regarding water resources and sewage reclamation requirements
  • Assist the Public Utilities director in every way possible to maintain orderly development and operations of the public utility systems
  • Hear and decide appeals arising from decisions granting or denying a riparian protection permit

Current Members

#Members DistrictServing SinceTerm Expires
1Roger Player   (Vice Chair)County20122021
2Ted BoyerCounty2015January 2023
3Kent MooreD120122021
4VACANTD2  
5VACANTD3  
6VACANTD5  
7Tom Godfrey D52018 October 2022
8Ted Wilson D62016January 2024
9Lynn Hemingway (Chair)D72016January 2024