What Should Be North Salt Lake's New ...

What Should Be North Salt Lake's New Name?

There are 12 comments on the Kutv.com story from Jun 8, 2006, titled What Should Be North Salt Lake's New Name?. In it, Kutv.com reports that:

A North Salt Lake City Councilwoman wants to rename the city. She says it's time for a change.

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Carolyn DJ

United States

#1 Jun 10, 2006
As a resident of NSL, I'm surprised that there isn't any comment here about the proposed name change to North Salt Lake. I would like to mention just three of my many objections to this change.

Iím hearing comments that North Salt Lake residents should all be okay with the name Orchard Hills because we all live on a hill. That thinking is not realistic. Go stand in the Maverik gas station on Redwood Road and Center St and look east. What do you see? I see a hill in the distance, many, many feet higher than where Iím standing. Foxboro is not on a hill. Most of the area on the west of the city is flat! When the development is finished in that area, about one third of the city residents will not live on the hill. If you count all the residents west of Hwy 89 it raises to approx. one half. Who lives on the hill Ė not everyone! Must a new name,(if we have to have one), exclude one third to one half of the residents and not reflect the whole city area?

If you think you have a hard time telling people where you live now, think of the possibilities when it changes to an anonymous name like Orchard Hills. No, itís not near Springville in Utah County. No, itís not near Brigham City in Weber County. No, itís not near Fruit Heights. No, itís not near Vernal, or Mt. Pleasant, or Cedar City. Is that explanation any easier? At least with the despised geographical name we can be easily found.

Also, what city projects will have to be put aside so this unnecessary change can be made? Don't we have more pressing needs to address than this one?
Roddy

Draper, UT

#2 Jun 11, 2006
Poopheadtown
Jared B

Salt Lake City, UT

#3 Jun 13, 2006
Actually, Carolyn, the name with which you're associated is important. A name is a symbol, representative of a community, if not personal, ideal, and if we have the opportunity to choose a new name, why not voice personalized options? After all, our city is not north of the Great Salt Lake, and a prominent mountain separates most of Salt Lake City from us (so far as geography is concerned). Furthermore, we're not even part of Salt Lake County, and so the name North Salt Lake is misleading. As a former resident of Salt Lake County, I was quite surprised by the demographical, geographical, and sociological distinctions I discovered when I moved into Davis County. The people, or at least their general public attitude, is remarkably different--indeed, preferable--and I have since gladly dissociated myself from Salt Lake County and especially the city. Orchard Hills is a fabulous name, representative of fruitful, optimistic, and aethetic qualities. Even if you don't live on the hill (I don't either), can you argue against the view those green hills offer? Whether fruit orchards or ash or pine groves, beauty is still recognizable and commendable, and I would much rather be represented by a corresponding title like Orchard Hills, rather then be lumped into the common whole (of which we are distinctly NOT a part). Two thumbs up for Orchard Hills--out with the old, in with the new!(And for what it's worth, "Orchard Hills" is a lot better than my title, "Refinery's Fire").
James Keeler

United States

#4 Jun 13, 2006
Someone needs to add up the cost of this name changing game! Every street sign in the city, the city names molded in concrete at each end of the city, web sites, personal addresses, lettering on trucks that are from North Salt Lake trucking companies, road maps,local state and hundreds of gas station maps, utah tourist maps printed in many languages, signage on city businesses- thousands of changes, and for what. North Salt Lake is self explanatory...we are located north of Salt lake city! Orchard hills is not a good name, we no longer have the orchards that used to dot our hillside. Actually the Cudahy slaughterhouse probably made more money than the orchards ever did, so why not name it Cudahy!

The council woman who is shoving this down our throats has lived here just fourteen years. The sign that used to be on the Bamberger RR station in North Salt Lake reads " North Salt Lake" and the railroad came through here in 1891!
Don M

Columbus, OH

#5 Aug 22, 2006
Jared,
If someone had asked me this morning (before I read your post) whether NSL was part of Davis or Salt Lake County I'm not sure I could have answered their question with any confidence. Somewhat embarrassing, I know, but I'll bet I'm not the only one. To make matters worse, I grew up in Davis Co. and even worked in NSL for a couple of summers. I have to agree with you that the current name is more confusing than the suggested new name. But hey, maybe NS Laker's enjoy the mystery, who knows?
Jared B wrote:
Actually, Carolyn, the name with which you're associated is important. A name is a symbol, representative of a community, if not personal, ideal, and if we have the opportunity to choose a new name, why not voice personalized options? After all, our city is not north of the Great Salt Lake, and a prominent mountain separates most of Salt Lake City from us (so far as geography is concerned). Furthermore, we're not even part of Salt Lake County, and so the name North Salt Lake is misleading. As a former resident of Salt Lake County, I was quite surprised by the demographical, geographical, and sociological distinctions I discovered when I moved into Davis County. The people, or at least their general public attitude, is remarkably different--indeed, preferable--and I have since gladly dissociated myself from Salt Lake County and especially the city. Orchard Hills is a fabulous name, representative of fruitful, optimistic, and aethetic qualities. Even if you don't live on the hill (I don't either), can you argue against the view those green hills offer? Whether fruit orchards or ash or pine groves, beauty is still recognizable and commendable, and I would much rather be represented by a corresponding title like Orchard Hills, rather then be lumped into the common whole (of which we are distinctly NOT a part). Two thumbs up for Orchard Hills--out with the old, in with the new!(And for what it's worth, "Orchard Hills" is a lot better than my title, "Refinery's Fire").
Les Brown

Salt Lake City, UT

#8 Nov 15, 2006
When asked if I live in Rose Park, I have to explain,"no, I live in North Salt Lake".....Oh, above the Capitol Building? No, in North Salt Lake!!! Well, where is north salt lake? Blaaa, blaa, blaa......
Let call it South Bountiful or South Woods Cross or
East Wendover or what ever.....but, not North Salt Lake.
Haha

United States

#9 Nov 28, 2006
Bountiful Jr.
Annabell

United States

#10 Jan 3, 2007
Salt Land Park
Martha Garrett

Spokane, WA

#11 Jan 4, 2007
Roddy wrote:
Poopheadtown
Dude, I use to live in NSL, why change the name? I think it is a good name. I am proud to be from NSL. At least don't call it Best Valley.

Spokane WA
Tiggersmom

Salt Lake City, UT

#12 Jul 23, 2013
Yes it will cost money but the longer we wait to change the name the more it will cost.
Tiggersmom

Salt Lake City, UT

#13 Jul 23, 2013
The longer we wait the more it will cost.
Tiggersmom

Salt Lake City, UT

#14 Jul 23, 2013
When I first moved here and was interviewing for jobs I was asked, "Do you live in the Avenues." I'd have to explain that North Salt Lake was a city in Davis County. North Salt Lake is not in Salt Lake County. It is not in Greater Salt Lake. I've gotten mail addressed to Salt Lake City or SLC from people who lived out of state. In order to avoid confusion I tell people I live in Bountiful or the Bountiful area. Anything would be better. Call it by my late cat's name Shasta. Refinery City, South Bountiful, South Woods Cross maybe Laban or Laman or Lemuel but North Salt Lake is too confusing. I heard of someone trying to find an address in North Salt Lake and was driving around the Avenues.

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