Community Bulletin – September 2014


Community News
Official news and announcements from the City of Eagle Mountain, Saratoga Springs, and Utah County. New compilation released each month.

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Eagle Mountain Accepts Bid from Rocky Mountain Power:  EM City Council accepted a bid from Rocky Mountain Power with a 4-1 vote. EM residents will have the opportunity to vote on the sale of the electric utility during the November 4 election.

New Traffic Light in Eagle Mountain: The traffic signal at Pony Express and Ranches Parkway is now operational.

Saratoga Springs Fall Reading Program: The library will offer FREE tutoring to children 5-10 years of age, on any reading level. Cost to non-residents is $20. Register online at

Lehi Literacy Center & Homework Help: The Fall Program begins September 3. Call (801) 407-1025 to see if there are any openings in reading or math programs. The Literacy Center offers homework help for Pre-Algebra or higher math courses on Monday-Thursday from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Assistance is available on a first-come, first served basis.

Free Parenting Classes “Guiding Good Choices”: Communities That Care is offering a FREE five-session workshop series for parents of children in grades 4-8. Parents will learn to set clear family guidelines, as well as learn and practice skills to strengthen family bonds, help their children develop healthy behaviors, and increase children’s involvement in the family. Dinner and daycare provided. Sessions held September-November in EM; January-March in SS. For more info, contact Caryn Nielsen at (801) 888-9147 or

SS Citizens’ Police Academy Starts September 9th: This 9-wwek program lets citizens see what officers do on a daily basis and better prepares them for spotting and reporting crimes in their neighborhood. Classes on Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm starting 9/9. Apply/enroll online at

Choir/Orchestra Participants Needed for Local Messiah Production: Rehearsals for the 1st annual multi-community performance of Handel’s Messiah will begin September 14, 6-8pm. For more info visit 

Hunter Safety Course to be Held at American Legion in Lehi: Get ready for hunting season with a hunter safety course, taught during the last two weeks of September. For more information, call Gary at (801) 372-7485 or Don at (801) 735-6291.

Lehi City Youth Council Registration/Signups: If you’re interested in participating on the Lehi City Youth Council, and are in 10-12 grade, please email Teisha Wilson at

SS Residents Asked to Voluntarily Cut Back on Secondary Water: SS City has suggested three ways to conserve water and help maintain reservoir levels: Only water your lawn once every 3 days, adjust your mower to a higher blade setting so grass holds moisture better, water brown spots by hand instead using the sprinkler system.

New Educational Signage on Historic Pony Express Trail: EM City, in collaboration with SITLA and the National Park Service, has installed a series of signs that provide an overview of the area and identify points of interest, and six panels that provide information about the history of the trail, Native Americans, and ancient Lake Bonneville.

Dump Fire Reseeding & Motorized Travel Restriction: Reseeding has been done to rehabilitate the burned areas. To help vegetation regrow, the State of Utah, the BLM, Utah County and the City of Saratoga Springs are restricting motorized travel in the reseeded areas through 11/15/2015. For a map of restricted areas, visit

Free Dump Passes for Eagle Mountain Residents: The City offers two free dump passes per year for EM residents, available at the reception desk at City Hall or in the Utility Billing office. The Intermountain Regional Landfill (800 S. Allen Ranch Road, Fairfield, UT ) is open Mon-Fri 7am – 4pm and Sat 8am – 2pm. Directions and a list of restricted items is on the Living in EM section of the City website.

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