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Northern Utah County Notes

By Linda Petersen
The city council has approved a contract with Tennis and Track Company, an ASBA Sports Builders Association member, to replace the basketball court at Burgess Park, at Canyon Crest Road and 200 West. The contractor will install a new 56'x90' basketball court including a complete basketball system and two basketball standards for $47,647.

Resident Jeff Mendez has received authorization to place a Little Free Library in the park strip by his home at 46 S. Country Manor Lane on a six-month trial basis. A Little Free Library is a "take a book, return a book" free book exchange. Anyone may take a book or bring a book to share.

On March 27, the city council appointed John McKay to the planning commission to fill the seat vacated by Jason Thelin.

Beginning in April, Republic Services is making a change to the recycling schedule in American Fork. Due to continued growth in northern Utah County, they will be moving all recycling pick up to Mondays. Recycling will remain every other week, but those homes that had their recycling picked up on Tuesday will now have it picked up on Monday, with everyone else. There are no changes to trash pickup, which will remain every week on Thursdays.

Henry Schein, Inc., the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health, and medical practitioners, and Internet Brands, a leading provider of web presence and online marketing software, announced on April 3 the creation of a joint venture designed to deliver integrated dental technology to help the profession improve practice management and marketing as well as patient communication. The joint venture, to be named Henry Schein One, will initially employ approximately 1,500 team members and be headquartered in American Fork. Most of the 1,500 employees of the joint venture are already located in American Fork.

On March 13, the city council passed an ordinance regulating lift stations (sewer pumping facilities) greater than three horsepower or serving more than one residential or commercial unit that takes the place of the gravity flow sewer system. Lift stations will be permitted only when gravity sewer to the property being served is unobtainable, as determined by the city's public works director upon recommendation of the city engineer and as approved by the city council.

In mid-March, the city received notice that S&P Global Ratings had revised the municipal rating of the city's 2012 GO refunding bonds from AA- to AA. This was attributed to the strong economy of the city and also to the hard work of city employees, including strong management, good financial policies/practices, strong budget performance and flexibility, strong liquidity and an overall very strong institutional framework score.

During the week of Silver Star Day, April 30 to May 3, the city will honor all military personnel, including veterans, with a free round of golf at the Cedar Hills Golf Club. Cart fees are not included. (Bring your military I.D).

The city will hold its annual open house on Thursday, May 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. at City Hall. City personnel and volunteers will provide information on the city's budget, road projects, a potential mixed-use development at the corner of 6000 West and SR 92, the Arts Council, the Historical Society, trash collection, ways to get involved on volunteer committees and the Dry Creek Lake project.

On March 20, the city council approved the site plan for Norton Performance, an athletic training facility to be located west of Arctic Circle. The facility is expected to open in early-July.
The city is seeking volunteers for the upcoming community celebration Highland Fling to b be held July 28 to Aug. 4. Needed volunteers include parade assistants, parade banner carriers, chair people for the following committees: vendors, stage entertainment , sponsor-coordinator assistant, family adventure race assistant, play day rodeo chair/assistant, garbage management coordinator, graphic designer, photographer, videographer, swag assemblers, information booth assistant, kids night cardboard challenge co-coordinator and event assistants. To volunteer call Julie Tapusoa at 801-772-4507.

The Highland Fling committee is also seeking stories of Highland residents who have helped others. To share that information, contact Julie Tapusoa at by April 24.

The city has applied for a $250,000 federal Community Development Block Grant to replace old, undersized and dilapidated waterlines and install valves and fire hydrants, along with curb, gutter and sidewalks, ADA handicap ramps with asphalt repair and widening. If the city receives the funding the project will take place at 100 N. (200 E. to 300 E.), 200 E. (100 N. to 200 N.), 300 E. (Main Street to 100 N.).

For Spring Clean Up, the city will offer dumpsters at the city's Public Works site on Saratoga Road at 900 E. Saratoga Springs May 12 to 21. This will be the only dumpster location in the city. This service is provided only for bagged household and/or green waste items.

After a recent Mountain View Corridor post-construction survey, UDOT officials say many people who left questions did not include their email addresses or any other way for the MVC team to respond. If you asked a question but forgot to include a way for the MVC team to reply, email them at or call (800) 596-2556.
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