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NORTHERN UTAH NOTES
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
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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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Easter events planned in northern Utah County
There are Easter activities planned in several eastside cities in April. LEHI Lehi City is sponsoring its first-ever Teen Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt on Friday, April 7, at 9 p.m. at Vets Park, 850 W. Main, Lehi. Teens ages 13-18 should show up at 9 p.m. sharp with their flashlights ready to hunt for cash and candy-filled eggs. The city's official annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place Saturday, April 8, at 11 a.m. at Sports Park, 2000 W. 700 S. There will be designated areas by age group
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Tag's Thrift plans Earth Day Event
Tag's Thrift store will host a community event as part of Earth Day on Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tag's Thrift is located at 680 S. 500 East in American Fork. There will be food trucks, fire trucks, local vendors selling their unique items, a blood drive with the Red Cross, bouncy houses, face painting and much more at the event. Those attending are asked to bring a bag of re-sellable goods, giving those clothing and household items and more a second chance. There is no entrance
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American Fork leaders work on strategic goals
In February, the American Fork City Council worked with staff on the city's Strategic Goals Work Plan. That plan included five "statements" or goals: 1: Street management. City leaders have decided to prioritize a road project for every quadrant within the city. 200 South will be the priority project for the southwest quadrant. 2: Reduce debt. The city council hopes to find some opportunities to pay down debt or refinance its bonds. Currently, the Broadband Fund Balance has a negative fund bal
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Members of AF High School Student Council go to Washington DC for Inauguration
Eighteen students from the American Fork High School Student Council, got to witness the transfer of power at the presidential inauguration of the 45th president of the United States, on a seven-day trip to New York City and Washington D.C. These 18 students plus eight chaperones, got to see, explore and experience some of the nation's most important memorials, monuments and sites. "The purpose of the trip was for students to learn first-hand leadership lessons through seeing how our governme
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Finance expert gives Alpine a thumbs up
An annual city audit of Alpine City for fiscal year 2015-16 was recently completed by Greg Ogden, an independent auditor. Ogden found that the city was in good shape. He reported to the Alpine City Council that the city was doing very well financially. The only areas of concern are the water and storm drain funds, which are running at a deficit. The city needs to keep an eye on those, Ogden said. He said that the recent increase in water rates should remedy the problem. The only irregularity h
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New City Administrator and Road Name for Alpine and AF
ALPINE—The city council has appointed Public Works Director and City Engineer Shane Sorenson as the new city administrator. Sorenson has worked for the city since 2001. He graduated from BYU in 1995 with a degree in civil engineering and worked briefly in the private sector before coming to Alpine City. For the time being Sorenson will continue to serve as public works director, working out of the public works department in the mornings and at City Hall as administrator in the afternoons. Sorens
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New filters for American Fork pressurized irrigation system
In January the American Fork City Council approved the appointment of David Bunker as city administrator and Aaron Brems as fire chief. The council also approved a contract with Corrio Construction for construction of a new pressurized irrigation upper filtration station. The amount of the contract is $410,235.00 (with a 10 percent contingency). The filters at the current station have been in place for several years and have been experiencing problems, according to Public Works Director Dale Go
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Local Realtor Kyle Johnson marks 5 years supporting walkathon
Kyle Johnson, of Weichert Realtors at The Rockies, is marking his fifth year of involvement with the Energy for Life Walkathon, which is sponsored by the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation. Johnson assists the walkathon director and heads up sponsorship and fundraising. The walkathon raises awareness of and funds to support finding a cure for Mitochondrial diseases. "My role with the Energy for Life Walkathon entails reaching out to small and large companies asking for sponsorship thr
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