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Taxes by the numbers in Eagle Mountain
Eagle Mountain has several different revenue streams that feed into its general fund. One of the biggest sources of revenue for the general fund would be that of taxes. Taxes account for a larger portion of the general fund's revenue than any other source, including fees collected from business licenses, building permits and the like. 2007 was the only year in the last nine years where fees bypassed taxes as the largest revenue stream. Since 2006, Eagle Mountain has received revenue into the gen
Don't make a bad breakup situation worse
Although something may sound like a good idea in a song (or movie), please refrain from committing a crime. What am I talking about? Let me give you a few examples. First, from the beautifully talented Adele's "Hello": "I must have called a thousand times. To tell you I'm sorry for everything that I've done. But when I call you never seem to be home." Please refrain from calling or texting, Facebook messaging or any other form of electronic communication to someone 1,000 times. This is harass
5 reasons now is the right time to buy or sell a home
If you have been wondering whether you should buy or sell a home and use a licensed agent, here are five reasons why the answer is "yes": 1. Buying and selling a home can be complicated. Sellers have some very serious obligations to buyers. If a seller does not understand these obligations, they could end up owing a buyer money. buyers, on the other hand, have to navigate inspections, title reviews, contract language and loans. As either a buyer or a seller, you need a licensed agent to be you
Tips for improving your credit
Credit score. Does that phrase leave you feeling nauseated or sitting there with the cold sweats? If it does, don't worry - you aren't alone. Especially in a struggling economy, losing your great credit is much easier to do than one would think. Fortunately, unlike losing your car keys, your time or your mind, a credit score is something that you can get back. And it's easier to do than you'd think. The first step is knowing your score. It's easy to check your score online, and each of the thre
West Side Theatre Company plans Broadway concert
Lots of exciting things are going in the Saratoga Springs area and The West Side Theatre Company is one of them. The West Side Theatre Company is now the newest theater group in the area. Bringing theater and the arts to the west side of Utah County allows residents to participate and enjoy the theater closer to home at affordable prices. WSTC's first production, "First Impressions: A Broadway Benefit Concert," will be performed on April 28 at Garden Near the Green in Eagle Mountain. Hannah F
Cub Scouts complain about Cedar Fort roads
On March 21, Cedar Fort officials had a visit from local Cub Scouts who brought their scooters with them. Ryan Stark told the town council that since the town chip sealed the roads, the roads are too rough and the kids cannot ride their scooters to school. City officials explained that the town didn't have funds to pave the road and that chip sealing them was the only option. Clarence Ault also complained about the roads and said his road was falling apart and that he had put his own money into
LEHI The Lehi City Council has approved the issuance of $5 million in sales tax revenue bonds to fund a new fire station being constructed at 3870 N. Traverse Mountain Boulevard. The bonds are being issued for 25 years and the resolution passed by the council indicated that they could have no more than a 6 percent interest rate. The station is expected to cost about $5.29 million. This third Lehi fire station will include living quarters, offices and a training/community room. It will be man
Utah Military Academy decided to change location
After spirited public opposition, officials at the Utah Military Academy have decided to move the site for a proposed school from Pioneer Crossing and Center Street in Lehi. The primary concern for residents was traffic, with the residents claiming the traffic study the school had done was flawed and that their neighborhood would be negatively impacted by the many cars needed to get students to and from school. The change came about after developer Boyer Company offered to swap the Pioneer Cro
Courtney Johnson named principal of Eagle Mountain's new high school
In March 2017, the Alpine School District broke ground for the construction of a new high school in Eagle Mountain. In the process of getting things geared up for the construction, the school district selected Courtney Johnson as the new principal for the currently un-named high school. There have been many questions surrounding the new high school. There are a lot of unknowns when it comes to the new high school and how it will affect the community. But one of these unknowns is not who the p
American Fork Symphony to present Salute to Youth Concert
Six of Utah's most talented young musicians will take the spotlight on stage during the American Fork Symphony's 2017 Salute to Youth concert on Monday, April 24. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. in the American Fork Junior High School auditorium, 20 W. 1120 North, American Fork. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 3 to 18 or $15 for a family pass. Seating is general admission; arrive early for best seating. Performing during the concert with accompaniment by the symphony will be p


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