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Question and answer with Cedar Hills candidates
The Crossroads Journal recently offered Cedar Hills mayoral and city council candidates the chance to answer questions addressing issues important to local voters. Sixteen questions were sent to each of the candidates in the municipal elections that The Crossroads Journal covers. These candidates were given the opportunity to answer questions on a wide range of topics including; roads, development, family life, open space, schools, and why they are running for office. Participation in the survey
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Question and answer with Highland City candidates
The Crossroads Journal recetnly gave candidates for Highland City office the chance to address issues important to city residents. Sixteen questions were sent to each of the candidates in the municipal elections that The Crossroads Journal covers. These candidates were given the opportunity to answer questions on a wide range of topics including; roads, development, family life, open space, schools and why they are running for office.  Participation in the survey was voluntary, not all candid
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Question and answer with Alpine City candidates
The Crossroads Journal recently gave Alpine City mayoral and city council candidates the chance to respond to questions of high interest to city residents. Sixteen questions were sent to each of the candidates in the municipal elections that The Crossroads Journal covers. These candidates were given the opportunity to answer questions on a wide range of topics including; roads, development, family life, open space, schools and why they are running for office.  Participation in the survey was
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Question and answer with Saratoga Springs candidates
The Crossroads Journal recently gave each Saratoga Springs mayoral and city council candidate the chance to respond to questions of high interest to city residents. Sixteen questions were sent to each of the candidates in the municipal elections that The Crossroads Journal covers. These candidates were given the opportunity to answer questions on a wide range of topics including; roads, development, family life, open space, schools and why they are running for office.  Participation in the su
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American Fork to use county services for elections
AMERICAN FORK—On June 13, the American Fork city council approved two resolutions indicating its intent to annex two small parcels of land: the J & R Bailey Annexation consisting of 1.688 at approximately 1000 East Queens Drive and the Tolman Annexation consisting of 2.029 acres at approximately 118 South North Utah County Boulevard. The city council also approved an agreement between the city and Utah County for the administration of the 2017 Municipal Elections. Initially, some council memb
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Legacy Center pool gets new slide tower
LEHI—The city is replacing the indoor pool slide tower at the Legacy Center. On June 6, Legacy Center Director Dan Harrison told the mayor and city council that the tower, originally constructed in 2005, had never been coated properly and that he had received an engineer's opinion in 2012 that the level of deterioration was beyond repair on some parts of the tower. On June 27, the council awarded the bid for reconstruction of the pool tower to Shepherd Fabrication and Peterson Company. Shephe
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No road referendum for Highland
HIGHLAND—A group of residents opposed to a citywide road fee called the Transportation Utility Fee, has decided not to pursue a referendum petition on the issue. The fee, which was supposed to go into effect July 1, was put on hold when the residents filed a referendum petition on May 22 for the fee to be placed on the November ballot. The residents had until July 7 to collect a minimum of 1,210 valid signatures. The group ultimately decided not to pursue a referendum. So the $18.50/month pe
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The benefits of positive thinking
Positive thinking is a mental and emotional attitude. Those that practice this thinking try to focus on the bright side of life and expects positive results. To use positive thinking in your life, you need more than just to be aware of its existence, you need to adopt the attitude of positive thinking in everything you do. Positive thinking doesn't mean that you keep your head in the sand and ignore life's less pleasant situations. Positive thinking just means that you approach unpleasantness in
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Alpine officials say no to pay increase
ALPINE—Elected city officials have turned down the chance to increase their salaries. On June 13, all five Alpine city council members voted to reject an ordinance that would have increased their salaries, and the mayor's, by roughly 20 percent. This vote also eliminated a small increase for planning commissioners. The item was on the council agenda at the request of council members Kimberly Bryant and Troy Stout. Three residents spoke at the public hearing on the issue: former city council m
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Cedar Fort council makes planning commission changes
CEDAR FORT—Several personnel issues were addressed at the May 23 council meeting. The town council appointed Autumn Blackner as the new town treasurer. Bart Berry was appointed to the planning and zoning commission. Planning Commission Chair Barry Miller told the council his term would end on June 30 and that they needed to look for a replacement. Dave Rose was put in as the planning and zoning vice chair. Fire chief Steve Bowen reported that the fire department was getting 13 to 14 new fire cre
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