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Fairfield plans to increase water fees
FAIRFIELD — At their December 17 meeting, town council members discussed increasing the monthly water bill by $6 with another 89 cents for data usage for the new cellular meters. This increase will take place when the new meters are all up and running. They also met with members of the planning commission to discuss several of the town's ordinances. Light Industrial Zone Planning Commission Chair Daymon Stephens explained that some changes needed to be made to the light industrial zone.
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Lone candidates elected
FAIRFIELD — The general election was recently canceled by the town after it was determined that there was just one candidate running for each open position. Those candidates were Brad Gurley for mayor and RL Panek and Konnie Savage for town council. In this situation state law allows the municipality to cancel the election as long as there are no propositions on the ballot and the candidates are considered to have been elected to those positions as if they had won the election by ballot. The new
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Cedar Fort Mayor elected by 7 votes
Cedar Fort is a small community that is nestled in the Cedar Valley west of Eagle Mountain and Saratoga Springs. The town was settled in 1856. In 2010 it had a population of 368. In the 2017 general election, the city had two 4-year Town Council seats and the Mayor's seat up for election. There were a total of 169 people who voted in the election (155 voted at the polling station, 12 provisional ballots, and 15 absentee ballots). Because of the small number of people involved in the election the
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Roads and water addressed at Fairfield Town Council meeting
FAIRFIELD — Town officials have been working for several months on road dedication plat maps. Mayor Brad Gurney said the town has embarked on this venture to clarify which roads actually belong to the town and where they are located. At their November 9 meeting, Gurney told the town council and the public that there are several property owners in Fairfield whose property either crosses or extends into roads. The mapping project is an effort to get the roads platted so there is formal document
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Westlake High School Band set to march in Rose Parade
While millions of Americans will most likely begin 2018 by relaxing and watching TV on New Year's Day, 166 members of the Westlake High School Marching Thunder Band will be performing in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade, one of the most famous parades in the country. "The Tournament of Roses Parade is the granddaddy of all parades. We're excited to participate and represent our school, cities and the State of Utah," Brek Mangelson, Westlake High School Band Director, said in a telepho
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Batteries cause fire at landfill
FAIRFIELD — A fire that burned overnight at the Intermountain Regional Landfill was likely caused by lithium batteries from residential garbage, General Manager Rob Richards said. Richards believes it is likely that a truck containing the batteries (or possibly charcoal) came in on Saturday, December 2 and sat overnight since the landfill is not open on Sundays. (Lithium batteries get compressed when waste is compacted, the process of which can provide a heat source, igniting the batteries un
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Fairfield officials look at water projects
FAIRFIELD — At their September 19 meeting, the town council considered authorizing the installation of a six-foot concrete wall around the town water tanks' control panel and meter base to protect them from being vandalized, along with bringing in dirt to build up a dirt mound around the spring. Town officials are looking into a previous water project grant to see if there are enough funds to cover the project. Mayor Brad Gurney said even if there were not enough funds left in that account, it w
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Town council votes to pay elected officials
FAIRFIELD — In August, the town council voted to start paying themselves on the condition the town has the money and salaries and compensation does not exceed 25 percent of the budget. The change is necessary, they say, because the duties assigned to each elected official have increased (meaning they have to spend more time on them), and they're finding they are dipping into their own pockets for town expenses. But no one is going to get rich off this change. Mayor/Town Administrator Brad
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Eagle Mountain Youth Council
EAGLE MOUNTAIN -- One way that Eagle Mountain has setup for the youth to get involved is through the Eagle Mountain Youth Council. The youth council is defined by Eagle Mountain City code in Chapter 2.45. It is designed to give the youth of the Cedar Valley (Eagle Mountain, Cedar Fort, and Fairfield) a greater knowledge of and appreciation for the cities' representative form of government. The council also is to help the mayor and city council solve problems by working directly with them. It
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New town building for Fairfield
FAIRFIELD — Plans are moving forward on a new town building and museum. On July 20, the town council voted to authorize Mayor Brad Gurney to sign an agreement on the construction of a new town building and museum. Utah County will pay $300,000 towards the project and the state will contribute $1 million, Gurney said. The multipurpose room that was originally on the plans would need to be downsized or eliminated due to cost. He also said that the state is willing to give the town the existing com
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