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Highland and Alpine hope to study transportation gridlock
ALPINE — City officials are in the process of applying for a Mountainland Association of Governments grant to perform a traffic study. While such studies are common, this study, if approved, will be a little different: it will study the impacts of Alpine's future traffic on Highland City roads. Although Alpine is in and will continue to be in growth mode for several years, the community is basically landlocked. Most of Alpine's traffic has to travel on Highland surface streets to access the A
February 16, 2018, 12:20 pmRead More...
Northern Utah County Notes
On January 3, the County Commission approved several voting district boundary changes, resulting in the creation of five new precincts in Saratoga Springs, Eagle Mountain and Lehi. BYU Young Ambassadors present benefit concert with Lone Peak choirs The BYU Young Ambassadors will join the Lone Peak High School choirs for a benefit concert on Saturday, February 3, at 7 p.m. in the Lone Peak High School auditorium, 10189 N. 4800 W., Highland. Proceeds will benefit the Lone Peak High School ch
February 12, 2018, 1:46 pmRead More...
Highland plans for future of gravel pit
HIGHLAND — The city is in the process of forming an ad hoc committee to study the effects of the closure of the gravel pit currently being operated by Kilgore at the mouth of American Fork Canyon at 4600 West and Timpanogos Highway. The pit is nearing the end of its life cycle and is expected to close in seven to 10 years. Currently, Highland City owns about 11 acres of the total property. The ad hoc committee would study both the city property and the total property in terms of land use, tra
February 7, 2018, 2:21 pmRead More...
Citizen survey to gather feedback
HIGHLAND — The city will be conducting its annual citizen survey in January. Copies of the survey will go out with the city newsletter and can be returned with utility payments or dropped off at City Hall. It can also be taken online through a link on the city website, highlandcity.org. On the survey, residents are asked to rate city staff and services and to give their opinions on certain issues. They were asked about the Murdock Connector, land use, and zoning. (Public Information Officer E
January 19, 2018, 8:20 amRead More...
First year of deer harvest program goes well
AMERICAN FORK — City officials received an update on the urban deer program at a recent city council meeting. As of November 21, 15 deer — 13 does, one buck and one fawn — had been harvested from four locations around the city. Of those, 10 had been harvested from the amphitheater while two each had been harvested from 1080 N. 100 E. and 575 S. 100 W. with one from 800 S. 100 W. Police Sgt. Josh Sergeant Christensen told the council if the hunters encountered a buck and a doe at the same t
January 7, 2018, 4:42 pmRead More...
January Christmas tree pick up
Several northern Utah County cities will be offering live Christmas tree pick up either curbside or at designated locations. All trees should be free of decorations and flocking. SARATOGA SPRINGS The city will collect live Christmas trees from December 26 to January at the parking lot south of the South Fire Station at 2015 S. Redwood Road. ALPINE Ace will pick up Christmas trees curbside on Saturday, January 13. Trees should be on the curb by 7 a.m. AMERICAN FORK Republic Services w
January 1, 2018, 9:14 amRead More...
New Lone Peak fire chief named
Lone Peak Fire District has a new chief at the helm. On November 21, the Lone Peak Public Safety Board appointed Reed Thompson to fill the position of fire chief. Thompson has an almost-20-year career in firefighting, most recently as deputy fire chief in South Jordan where he was a member of the department for 10 years. He was an American Fork firefighter for 12 years. Thompson obtained his Bachelor's of Science in public emergency services management from Utah Valley University and a mas
December 28, 2017, 9:14 amRead More...
Northern Utah County Notes
ALPINE • The city council recently approved a $ 35,766 contract with Nickerson Co. to rebuild the Healey Well pump. • Last-minute purchases of Light the Way Luminaires kits may be purchased at the Alpine City Shops, 181 East 200 North Dec. 18 to 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. and December 23 from 10 to 2 p.m. Each kit consists of 20 long burning candles, weather resistant sacks and the sand to hold them in place. The cost per kit is $22, with all proceeds from the sales of the kits benefitting the Color
December 12, 2017, 9:59 amRead More...
Lone Peak Public Safety audit raises concerns
ALPINE — In the wake of a Lone Peak Public Safety District audit (see the story in the October Crossroads Journal), at least one Alpine resident is concerned that increased taxes for the Lone Peak Fire District did not go to fund firefighters as had been expected. Kerry Smith brought the matter up at the October 10 Alpine City Council meeting. In 2011, the city raised taxes to hire additional firefighters, but they were never hired, he said. Smith also said that even though the audit indicate
December 11, 2017, 1:53 pmRead More...
Snow plow fleet needs an update
HIGHLAND — Just as we start dusting off our snow blowers and snow shovels this time of year, cities start looking at how they're going to plow the roads this winter and what shape their equipment is in. On October 3, Highland Operations and Maintenance Director Justin Parduhn gave Mayor Mark Thompson and the city council an update on the city's snow plows. Currently, the city uses five trucks to plow city streets, the newest of which is nine years old. One has to be used exclusively at the
December 10, 2017, 5:09 pmRead More...