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Bookmobile program ends in Cedar Hills
CEDAR HILLS — Local readers will no longer have access to the bookmobile after Utah County informed city officials it would no longer help fund the bookmobile program without the city's help. The county worked up some figures and proposed that Cedar Hills pay $5,616 for the service which had previously been provided for free. In the past, the bookmobile stopped at the roundabout near Walmart from 1 to 3 p.m. every other Monday. According to county figures, from June 2016 to May 2017 there wer
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Council favors continuation of urban deer control program
HIGHLAND — In August, the city council discussed the city's urban deer control program. City Recorder Jody Bates gave them background on the issue: In 2012 the city worked with the Division of Wildlife Resources on a pilot program to address the deer problem in the city. Later in 2015, it was made an official program and city officials signed up for an additional three years. Bates brought the subject before the council to see if they wished to sign up again. The council appeared supportive o
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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
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Developmental Center board looks at annexation
State developmental center officials are considering filing a petition to have some of its property, currently located in Highland, annexed instead into American Fork. At the heart of the matter is a proposed development on some of the USDC's property which would bring in revenues to the facility. A USDC master plan, developed in 2013, for more than 750 acres of the state-owned property includes residential and commercial components. The development center is currently in discussions with
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Highland offers fall activities
HIGHLAND — The city has lots going on for people who want to be involved with the arts this fall. Highland Children's Choir The Highland Children's Choir annual auditions and registration are going on Aug. 19 and 26. There are limited openings on a first come, first served basis for ages 5 - 18. For more information, contact Kerilynn Lenhart at HighlandChildrensChoir@gmail.com or 801-492-0590. Utah County Modern Quilt Group The Utah County Modern Quilt Group begins Aug. 19 at 11 a.m. at
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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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Highland approves budget
HIGHLAND — The city council recently approved the 2017-2018 budget. (Since city officials were waiting to see if residents would file a referendum petition regarding the road fee, no road fees were assumed for this budget.) Just one resident, Weston Millward, a business owner in Highland, spoke at the public hearing. He expressed concern that if there were an economic slowdown, if the city did not cut back on what he called "things that are unnecessary," the city might not be in a strong econ
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No go on removal of no build restriction
HIGHLAND — On July 18, the city council considered a plat amendment request for the Country French subdivision. The original plat for the development included an 80-foot no-build restriction along the south and east side of the development adjacent to Bull River which the developer was seeking to have changed. The city received seven letters of opposition to the proposal and several residents of the adjacent Bull River subdivision spoke in opposition to it, saying it would negatively impact t
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Northern Utah Notes
CEDAR HILLS The city of Cedar Hills will hold its annual pancake breakfast on Saturday, August 19, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the Vista Room at the Cedar Hills Community Center. The free breakfast includes pancakes, bacon, eggs, juice and milk. HIGHLAND Highland City is looking for people willing to help out in the community. Current volunteer opportunities include gardening sites, campground clean-up and trail trimming. You can see the specific project and contact information at http://bit.ly
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Highland residents can now care for open space parcels
HIGHLAND—On June 20, the city council formalized an arrangement for open space maintenance by residents by approving an amendment to the Private Maintenance of Public Open Space Property Ordinance. The amendment requires a resident to submit a petition (an open space subdivision maintenance plan) for such an arrangement. The plan would identify the property which is eligible for maintenance, the type and level of landscape improvements and any conditions associated with private maintenance of th
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