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Lehi obtains water for IM Flash

By Linda Petersen
Lehi City officials recently approved agreements with Jordan Valley Conservancy District and IM Flash that will allow the microchip giant to access the water it needs to roll out new technologies to the market and expand its plant. JVWCD has received approval from the state to drill wells in northern Utah County, so city officials have worked out an agreement with JVWCD to purchase 1,300 acre feet of the water needed by IM Flash. The company will pay the city for those water rights.

In March, the council approved an ordinance resolution to adopt the 2015 International Wildland-Urban Interface 221 Code, which will help Lehi identify where the wildland-urban interface areas are. Fire Chief Jeremy Craft told the council this will allow Lehi City immediate access to resources to fight a wildland fire and the state will pick up the bill. This ordinance also delineates areas in Lehi where homes would be required to have an indoor sprinkler system in case of fire.

The council also received an annual report from Arts Council President Jean Hatch who discussed the arts council's current programs and the challenge of not having enough space for programs and productions. Hatch said that they need storage for props and are looking to rent a storage unit.

City staff gave an update on the skate park and reviewed landscaping and playground equipment upgrades to the area. They indicated that the playground equipment needs to be updated.

The city council also approved an encroachment agreement between the city and the Welby Jacob Water Users Company. The agreement is necessary with the construction of the city's 2.3 million gallon culinary water tank west of Redwood Road and south of 2100 North. With this project, an overflow pipe from this tank flows into the Welby Jacob Canal, necessitating permission from the canal company to discharge these flows.
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