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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
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
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
Fairfield appoints town planner
FAIRFIELD—On June 27, after a phone conference with Tyree Pulham and a discussion on the duties and responsibilities of the position, the Fairfield town council appointed Pulham as town planner. Pulham had been serving on the planning and zoning commission, a position he has resigned from. The council also met with Pulham later that evening. As his first order of business, Pulham said he felt the town's building permit application and process needs to be updated. The town council members all
Historic Lehi-Fairfield Road renamed Fairfield Road
Saratoga Springs - Following an impassioned discussion at the July 18 city council meeting, Saratoga Springs City Council members unanimously voted to change the name of the historic Lehi-Fairfield Road to Fairfield Road. Confusion amongst emergency service providers influenced the proposed name change. According to Jess Campbell, Fire Chief, three roads in the area have the name Lehi attached, which causes "confusion and issues" when dispatching services. He elaborated that workers have to r
Civil War Encampment event offers families a peek inside Utah history
History will come to life at the annual Civil War Encampment event at Camp Floyd on May 27 and May 29. This annual event at Camp Floyd has been happening for more than 16 years and has brought families and history together while learning the past in a fun and educational way. "(We) like to give the public an experience of walking through an 1860s encampment," said, Mark Trotter, park manager. "Most of the activities are geared toward children and families. They get a hands-on experience with
Lake Mountain a popular area for bird watching
Between Eagle Mountain and Saratoga Springs lies Lake Mountain. This northern Utah County mountain is home to a wide variety of wildlife. That wildlife includes a wide range of birds. With Eagle Mountain's open spaces and green space policies, there are plenty of locations for bird watching. Jeff Cooper, an avid birder as well as blog author at and nature photographer, talked about his experiences in birding around Lake Mountain. "My interest in birding around
Saratoga Springs fire crew's excellent service recognized
At the Saratoga Springs City Council meeting held at the end of January, Mark Sanderson, emergency room director at Mountain Point Medical Center, recognized the city's fire crew. He shared a story of a seriously injured 2-year-old. The child's survival was largely due to the quick response of the Saratoga Springs paramedics and fire crew as it only took 37 minutes from the time of the injury to hospital treatment and a helicopter flight to Primary Children's Hospital. Sanderson presented the Ex
Eagle Mountain, other cities to vote by mail
The Eagle Mountain City Council recently voted on a resolution to use Vote by Mail (VBM) as the mechanism for the 2017 municipal election. The resolution passed with a 3-2 vote (Adam Bradley, Ben Reaves and Tom Westmoreland voted in favor while Colby Curtis and Stephanie Gricius voted against). As more information became available, a couple of the city council members tried to bring the item back for a re-vote and more discussion, but they were unable to garner enough support to bring the item b
Families enjoy Christmas in the Night Sky
On Saturday, Dec. 3, Lantis Fireworks, located just south of the Camp Floyd Cemetery, sponsored its annual Christmas in the Night Sky. This is a fun-filled event provided for the community. Families bundled up to enjoy fireworks, food, family and friends around campfires. The price for admittance was an unwrapped toy or cash donation that will stay in our community to benefit those that need help this holiday season. Santa was there for children to visit. This yearly event is one of the best fir


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