Parking-Zoning Laws and Ordinance Reminder for Salina Utah

In response to the many and varied complaints that have come into Salina City, both through the police department and also through open city council meetings, the Salina City Police Department has been tasked with more aggressively enforcing the parking and zoning laws and ordinances on the books. These are the more common issues we are receiving complaints about:

*No parking on the street between Cobble and 500 W on Sandy Ln.

*No parking between 2 AM and 6 AM on Main from 100 W to 100 E.

*No parking between 2 AM and 6 AM on State from 200 N to 200 S.

*No semi trucks traveling over or parking on any city owned streets (except for temporary construction, commodity pickups or deliveries, trash collection, or firefighting). This does not apply to commercial or industrial zoned areas, State, Main, 300 E from Main south, 200 S east of State and 300 N east of State.

*No semi trucks parked overnight anywhere on any city owned street regardless of zoning.

*No vehicles, motor-homes, boats, trailers, or camp trailers left unattended on a city street or state highway for more than 48 hours.

*No parking any vehicle on or within 20 feet of a crosswalk.

*No parking against traffic on the wrong side of the road (specific areas of concern would be on State or Main).

Salina officers will try to give attention to these violations when possible, but often we are called to and spend much of our time on calls for service, writing reports about the calls for service, and investigating and following up on calls for service. As a result, many times enforcement will come down to specific complaints being made, which will be handled as they come in.

If you find yourself being contacted for one of the above violations, please be aware we understand that there are many such violations going on all over town all the time, and one day it will be another person’s turn to be contacted as well. However, there are only so many hours in a day and so many other calls for service and other duties to attend to. We will attempt to be as patient as we can with those we contact on these issues. Please be patient with us as well. This is not a fun thing for us or anyone involved, but overall it is necessary to promote public safety, snow removal, road maintenance, traffic flow, etc. Many times citations will be issued for more blatant and obvious violations that are clearly not born out of ignorance as much as for a lack of public consideration or safety.

Please see the below references

Salina Municipal Code (can be found online)
10.08.020 – No Parking Areas

Utah Code (can be found online)
41-6a-1401 – Standing or parking vehicles
41-6a-701 – Duty to operate vehicle on right side of roadway
41-6a-1408 – Abandoned Vehicles

Blast from the Past Car Show, 2017 in Salina Utah July 28 & 29th

14th Annual Blast from the Past Car Show held at the Salina City Park in Salina, Utah. Open to ALL vehicles. Top 50 awards, 12 special awards and Best of Show.
Friday Night Cruise, Social, and Pre-Show, starting at 6:00 PM.
Saturday Show registration begins at 8:00 AM.

July 28 – July 29
Jul 28 at 6 PM to Jul 29 at 5 PM
1500 S Old Hwy 10, Salina, Utah 84654


Off Highway Vehicle (OHV/ATV) Laws for Salina, Utah

Off Highway Vehicle (OHV/ATV) Laws for Salina, UT:

*Drivers must be at least age 8 to operate an OHV on public lands.

*Drivers under 12 must be under direct visual supervision of someone 18 or older who has a valid drivers license.

*Drivers under 18 must be under direct visual supervision of someone 18 or older who has a valid drivers license OR must have a valid drivers license in their possession.

*Drivers under 15 must have a safety certificate in their possession.

*Drivers 16 or older must have a valid driver’s license or a safety certificate in their possession.

*Drivers may not operate an OHV while carrying anything that would prevent them from keeping both hands on the handlebars.

*Passengers may only ride on a portion of an OHV designed for a passenger, and only as many passengers as the OHV was designed to carry.

*Passenger may not ride in a position that interferes with the driver’s operation or view.

*Drivers must obey posted speed limits and may not exceed 50 mph even if the speed limit would allow.

*Drivers are subject to the vehicle traffic code. Essentially, they have to obey all the other laws as others on the road who are driving around in cars, etc.

*Drivers and passengers under 18 must wear a properly fitted DOT approved helmet.

*OHVs must be equipped with a muffler (that actually does its job).

*OHVs must be equipped with at least one headlight, one taillight, and a brake light.

*West Main Street and all of State Street are State Highways. For this reason they are not open to OHV travel unless the OHV is street legal, displays a license plate showing it is registered as street legal, and is being operated by a driver with a drivers license (not a safety certificate). Otherwise, OHVs are allowed only to cross State Street and West Main Street, but nothing else.

Parents, if you have responsible kids who are going to and from things around town and they are wearing their helmets and driving safely, the Salina Police Department is not interested in bothering them as they travel. If you have more “enthusiastic” kids who like to drive in ways that draw the attention of law enforcement, we will bother them and then we will come and bother you too. This all comes down to respect for other people. As parents, you know which of your kids can go out and be safe and respectful and get around and which ones are going to drive around a bit more…enthusiastically. Keep in mind that many of the laws mentioned above that apply to drivers under 18 years of age also provide for law enforcement to take action against the parents as well. Please be responsible for your kids and lets keep them and everyone else safe as this ATV/OHV season is getting under way, and lets all have fun and enjoy the many benefits of living where we do!

references: Salina City Ordinances 10.12 and Utah State Code 41-22

A Short Video of Salina City receiving the 2017 Preservation Utah Heritage Award winner for its restoration of the CCC/POW Camp

Salina City has been named a 2017 Preservation Utah Heritage Award winner for its restoration of the
Civilian Conservation Corps and Prisoner of War Camp.

The project to restore the camp’s three buildings including commander’s quarters, a bunk house and a motor pool and repair shop was completed in early November 2016.

“We are absolutely thrilled and honored to receive this award,” project coordinator and fundraising director Tami Olsen said, “It will bring wonderful recognition for the community and city of Salina.”

Originally built to house CCC employees, the camp gained notoriety years later during World War II when it was being used to as a POW camp for 250 German prisoners.

On July 8, 1945, two months after the war ended in Europe, Private Clarence Bertucci, a guard stationed at the camp, opened fire with a .30-caliber machine gun on 43 tents where the POWs were sleeping.

In just 15 seconds Bertucci peppered the barracks with 250 rounds because, he later said, he “just didn’t like Germans.” He killed six POWs and injured 23, three of whom later died at Salina’s hospital. Bertucci was later declared insane and sent to a mental hospital.

Last year, a local group restored the buildings from glorified storage sheds into near-original condi􀆟 on. A broad range of individuals and groups helped finance the $103,000 project, including the Mormon Pioneer National Heritage Area.

The award was presented to Salina Mayor Dustin Deaton on Thursday, April 6, at Preservation Utah’s annual meeting and award ceremony at the Falls Event Center, Trolley Square, Salt Lake City.

The restored CCC/POW camp in Salina, Utah, will now serve as a museum. Salina City has restored this
CCC/POW camp to its former state.

According to Alison Flanders, Preservation Utah public outreach director, recipients of the award are nominated by the public for their efforts in preserving historic structures or furthering the preservation movement in the state.

Nominations are judged by a jury of architects, and preservation and planning professionals from throughout the state.

The restored CCC/POW camp is now being operated as a museum. Beginning April 18, hours will be Tuesday-Friday 4-6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Group tours or special arrangements may be made by calling Salina City. The camp also has a Facebook page: CCC & POW Camp Salina, Utah.

Great Utah Shakeout Planned for Thursday April 20th, 2017

Thursday, April 20th at 10:15 am Sevier and Piute County Communities will be testing their ‘shelter in place’ (high/lo alternating tone) and ‘evacuation’ (constant wail) sirens in conjunction with the Great Utah Shake out. Please listen to what the sirens sound like and think/prepare for how you need to react if it was a true emergency

If sirens are activated for a real in-progress emergency, public safety officials ask that you find a reliable source for more information i.e. OFFICIAL PUBLIC SAFETY social media sites, KSVC/KMTI radio, Code Red alerts, etc.

For more preparedness information and training, there will be a FREE Preparedness Conference Saturday, April 22nd 9:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Snow College Administration Building (see flyer above)