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Northern Utah County Notes

By Linda Petersen
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 choir program. Tickets are $13 for adults and $11 for students. Reserved seats can be purchased at (search: Lone Peak) or general seating tickets can be purchased at the door.

On December 5, the city council passed an ordinance enacting a new PARC tax, a 0.1% local sales and use tax for the purpose of financing cultural, recreational and botanical organizations or facilities within the city. Voters previously approved the tax in the general election. The PARC Tax will take effect on April 1, 2018, and remain in effect for 10 years.

The "Light Up Cedar Hills" annual holiday lighting contest winners have been announced. This year's winners were: Dan & Nicole Crawley, Darin and Marie Haag, and Wes and Gina Higbee. Photos of the decorated homes may be viewed on the city's website.

The city council appointed Lisa Bullington to the library board on December 5.

On December 5, the city council established a perpetual care fund for maintenance of the city cemetery. The Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund is expected to have $81,649.49 in cemetery expenses and $100,000 in cemetery revenue this fiscal year. At the end of the fiscal year, 10 percent of the costs of cemetery maintenance, approximately $5,184.74 will be transferred from the General Fund to the Perpetual Care Fund. The net balance of the Perpetual Care Fund, approximately $23,535.25 will be transferred to the General Fund as a part of a 75 percent repayment of previous capital expenses.

Highland City officials have contracted with Vancon Inc. for the construction of a right turn lane at the intersection of 4800 West and the Alpine Highway. The Mountainland Association of Governments has provided $305,794 for this project. An additional $22,206 in matching funds is being provided equally by the cities of Highland and Alpine.

The Highland Arts Council is sponsoring "An Evening of Broadway" February 8-12 at 7 p.m. at the Highland Civic Center (5378 W 10400 N.). Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children and seniors. Contact Kathy Castleton at for more information.

Intel has announced that it will discontinue its partnership with Lehi-based Micron on the development and manufacturing of flash memory chips later this year or in early 2019 but will continue to manufacture its new 3D XPoint technology at Micron.

The Alpine Nature Center is organizing a birding group. So far, the group has 16 members and is seeking input on how often to meet and whether to combine activities with the Utah County Birders. To complement the group's endeavors, a new section called 'Around the Feeder' is being added to the Nature Center website. Parties interested in being part of the birding group can contact group organizer Jennifer by email at
The community news source for Eagle Mountain Utah, Saratoga Springs Utah, Lehi Utah, American Fork Utah, Highland Utah, Alpine Utah, and The Cedar Valley, including Cedar Fort Utah and Fairfield Utah. Copyright 2018 The Crossroads Journal LLC. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


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