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Alpine monitors water usage
ALPINE — City officials concerned with over usage of the city's pressurized irrigation water have hired a part-time employee to police water usage for 20 hours a week through October 15. The employee will be paid for out of the city's surplus funds. At a July 25 city council meeting, Mayor Sheldon Wimmer said he receives phone calls regularly from residents complaining that their neighbors are overwatering and said he wanted it addressed. City Councilmember Troy Stout said he would prefer to
State audits Lone Peak Fire Department
By Linda Petersen The Office of the State Auditor recently released a review of the Lone Peak Fire Department. The audit was performed after the auditor's office hotline received "numerous allegations of impropriety regarding various aspects of Lone Peak Fire Department," according to a letter sent to Alpine Mayor and Board Chair Sheldon Wimmer included with the report which was released August 29. Cedar Hills Mayor Gary Gygi, who is vice chair of the district, told his city council that bef
Alpine Cemetery to be gated
ALPINE — After problems at the Alpine City Cemetery, city officials have decided to install electronic gates. City Manager Shane Sorenson has been getting bids and talking to providers. Mayor Sheldon Wimmer said there have been instances of drugs being sold in the cemetery. "Those burial plots are sacred ground and there shouldn't be activity after dark," he said. City council member Ramon Beck who lives next to the cemetery said he has seen all kinds of late-night activity there including
Northern Utah Notes
ALPINE The Healey Well will be out of service for the rest of the season due to mechanical issues. Because of this, city officials are asking residents to conserve water by reducing their sprinkler times. AMERICAN FORK The American Fork DUP Museum now has an in-house digital resource center that is word searchable. Guests can find histories and pictures of the early settlers of American Fork. You can visit the museum by appointment. CEDAR HILLS 40th Birthday Cedar Hills will celebrate
Higher fees in Alpine
Alpine City has increased some of its fees. Culinary water has gone from $15/month to $16/month, according to a city plan to increase the base rate by $1 every year for the first five years. Trash collection fees have increased to comply with an agreement with the city's service provider, ACE. The base rate which includes one garbage can will remain at $11.50. The charge for a second can will go from $6 to $6.20 and for recycling cans from $5.35 to $5.60 for the first and from $5.10 to $5:35
PARC tax funds several projects
AMERICAN FORK — City officials have decided to fund several projects this year with revenues from the city's Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture Sales and Use tax. The city's Parks and Recreation Department will utilize $677,752 for several projects. At Quail Hollow Park $ 58,000 has been earmarked to pave the parking lot and provide lighting. An additional $ 67,000 will fund construction of a pavilion at the park. PARC funds in the amount of $ 408,577 will be used toward completion of Art Dy
Bulk of Alpine budget goes to roads/capital projects
ALPINE -- On June 13, the city council approved the 2017-2018 budget. Total General Fund revenues and expenses are each $5,490,761. A proposed electronic meter read system for the culinary and pressurized water systems has been put on hold pending a grant application by the city. At the public hearing, resident Jessica Smuin asked why the Alpine Days budget had increased from $40,000 to $134,000. City Manager Shane Sorensen said in the past the city would budget about $40,000, then expect the
Upcoming Jr. High School events
School Starts August 22 - Alpine District Jr. High Schools Picture Day American Fork Jr. High - August 31-September 1 Frontier - September  6-7 Lehi Jr. - September 6 Timberline - September 7-8 Vista Heights - September 7-8 Willow Creek - September 27-28 Parent Teacher Conference American Fork Jr. - September 14, 3:30-7:30 p.m. Frontier - September 14, 3:30 - 7:30 p.m. Lehi Jr. - September 14, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Vista Heights - September 14, 3:30 - 8:00 p.m. Willow Creek - Septem
Lambert Park closed to motorized vehicles following fire
ALPINE — City officials have banned motorized vehicles from Lambert Park — at least temporarily. The city council took action July 18 in an emergency meeting after it was determined that the Water Tower Fire had been caused by target shooters in a wilderness area, who likely accessed the property on ATVs or other motorized vehicles through the park. City officials are hopeful the action will curtail target shooting and open fires in the area. While shooting is already banned in all city parks
Project to ease Alpine Highway congestion put on hold
HIGHLAND — City officials have pulled the plug on a project to reduce a bottleneck at the intersection of 4800 West and the Alpine Highway on hold until next spring. According to City Engineer Todd Trane, the action was necessary because of a lack of interest from contractors. Trane explained that property negotiations and interlocal agreements for the project had taken longer than anticipated, pushing the project toward the end of construction season when contractors are extremely busy.


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