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Highland sets up cemetery perpetual care fund
Highland City has increased its cemetery fees. Beginning July 1, those wishing to inter their loved ones in the Highland City Cemetery will pay 3 percent more. City officials say this is necessary to help set up a perpetual care fund for the cemetery. Currently all cemetery expenses, including maintenance, are paid for out of revenues from plot sales and burial fees. While that revenue is currently more than the cemetery's expenses, the administration is concerned that once all the plots are
Highland to open new history museum
Highland City will celebrate the opening of the Highland Historical Museum along with the yearly opening of the DUP Cabin on Saturday, June 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Highland Community Center, 5378 W. 10400 North, and across the street at the cabin. The Highland Historical Society will have a special program upstairs in the community center at 11 a.m. with remarks from Mayor Mark Thompson, a historical presentation by Historical Society President Charlie Greenwood, remarks from an older
UDOT study says connector is badly needed
A UDOT traffic study of the proposed Murdock Connector area in Highland seems to validate the efforts of state representatives and local communities to get the project on UDOT's priority list. The study found that the area between the Alpine Highway and North County Boulevard lacks an east-west connection. The proposed connection between the Alpine Highway and North County Boulevard was analyzed as a two-lane major collector road. The study identified what it called an east-west 3.4 mile-long
Highland prepares for new growth with sewer line upgrade
Highland City officials have approved a major upgrade to the city's sewer lines on 10400 North from 5950 West to 5600 West and 10400 North to 10480 North on 5600 West. As a result of new development, the line is at 75 percent of capacity, city officials say. Additional capacity is needed to serve proposed developments in the Towne Center and undeveloped property within the service area. Kilgore Contacting was the low bid on the project at $639,791 and was awarded the project on April 11. The 10
Highland council approves contracts, annexation intent
In April, the Highland City Council authorized Mayor Mark Thompson to sign a $639,791 contract with Kilgore Contracting for sewer and road improvements for 10400 North. The council also approved a contract with Eckles Paving for two patch road work projects totaling $57,852. This work is necessary as a result of several utility main repairs that led patched areas in the city's roads this past winter. The city council also approved an intent to annex 10.05 acres of land located at 5901 W. 10400
Highland City Arts presents summer options for kids
Are you looking bleakly ahead at the long summer months, wondering just how you're going to keep your kids occupied? Highland City Arts is offering several classes and workshops that just might do the trick. Summer Musical Theatre Class The class will teach technical foundations in acting, singing and dancing to young artists ages 6 to 12. Class members will learn to perform, dance and sing on a stage. Cost is $30 per month. The class will be held once a week from May 3 to July 12. Class size
Cedar Hills and county discuss Canyon Road
During the Cedar Hills City Council meeting on May 18, city officials continued an ongoing discussion with county commissioners regarding Canyon Road. The county currently owns the road as a result of a swap with the state when North County Blvd. was built. County officials want the cities of Cedar Hills and Pleasant Grove to take over the road. To sweeten the deal, they say they will set the timetable at 30 years out with the county covering the maintenance during that time. Pleasant Grove has
Eventual property tax increase to fund roads likely in Highland
A committee formed by Highland City to examine ways to fund road reconstruction has determined that bonding is not a good option. Instead, the committee has recommended that the city fund the reconstruction by increasing property taxes. City staff members are currently working on a five-year road plan. Current estimates indicate that an additional $1 million will be needed annually for road maintenance and construction. Some council members favor using excess funds in the city's budget toward r
Highland amends sign ordinance
In March, the Highland City Council made an amendment to the city's development code regarding freestanding signs to allow additional signs in the Highland Town Center commercial development. Previously, the ordinance allowed for freestanding commercial signs up to 18 feet in height with a base of three feet in commercial developments of 10 acres or larger. Developer WPI approached city staff about the possibility of placing two 15-foot signs in front of the Meyers four-acre site. The amendment
Highland residents invited to give input regarding road repairs
Highland City has recently completed a comprehensive road maintenance and repair study and city officials are seeking public input on it. The study revealed that the city is currently not budgeting anywhere near enough to repair and maintain the roads and indicated that an additional $1 million is needed each year to bring the roads up to standard. Options include continuing with the current practices, which will mean the roads will continue to degrade, or increase funding for repair and mainte


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