The word has certainly spread about what a great place Cedar Hills is to live! Our city has experienced phenomenal growth over the last decade.
Organizational Mission Statement
"In Cedar Hills, the quality of life is based upon an equal partnership between citizens, elected officials, and City employees. We strive to provide the highest level of service to the citizens of Cedar Hills within the policy limits and financial constraints established by the City Council and citizen input."
The municipality of Cedar Hills was incorporated in 1977 and was classified by the State of Utah as a Town with a traditional form of government until 1999 when Cedar Hills received the classification of a "City of the Third Class." (Classification is now fifth class, based on population between 1,000 and 10,000.)
Mayor & City Council
A mayor and five council members are elected at-large for four-year, staggered terms.
Current City Council Members:
Robert Nixon (1977 - 1978)
Douglas Collette (1978 - 1979)
Richard Turnbow (1980 - 1983)
Max Adams (1984 - 1985)
Greg Harris (1986 - 1989)
Paul Fox (1990 - 1992)
Marcus Memmott (1992 - 1993)
Martha Spoor (1994 - 1996)
Elizabeth Johnson (1996 - 1998)
Brad Sears (1998 - 2004)
Michael C. McGee (2004 - 2009)
Eric Richardson (2009-2012)
2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2002-2005 | 1997-2001 | 1992-1996 | 1987-1991 | 1982-1986 | 1977-1981
- Donald Steele and Daniel Zappala were appointed to a three-year term on the Planning Commission, with David Driggs as the first alternate. Darin Lowder and Randy Gehring were appointed to the Board of Adjustment. Stephanie Martinez was appointed Mayor Pro Tem.
- City begins offering dog licensing at the City office.
- An ordinance was approved, allowing temporary businesses to do business in the commercial zone during the spring and summer months.
- The City Council met with the Pleasant Grove City Council to discuss sewer line access on 9600 North in Cedar hills (4000 North in Pleasant Grove), as well as public safety issues in this area.
- The City announced release of a newly designed and updated website with improved navigation and new features, such as Transparency, Council Corner, and an opinion poll page.
- The prestigious Government Finance Officers Association (2011) Budget Award was presented to the City for the tenth year.
- An open house was held to celebrate the one-year anniversary of having full-time firefighters and medics stationed at the Public Safety Building.
- The City’s 14th annual Spring Clean-Up was held on April 14 and 21.
- Due to redistricting, the City received a new fifth voting precinct.
- Standard & Poor’s ratings services increased its rating on the City’s series 2005 general obligation refunding bonds up one notch to an A+.
- The Youth City Council presented the annual Easter Egg Hunt.
- The Community Services Department introduced FIRST LEGO League to kids ages 9 to 14.
- A grand opening and a ribbon cutting ceremony were held on May 5 for the opening of the Cedar Hills Community Recreation Center.
- City officials and local businesses signed a commitment to the Community Covenant, supporting military service members and their families in the City.
- On March 20 the Sutherland Institute gave the City an A+ Website Transparency Award.
- A City Beautification Committee of volunteers was organized to increase community involvement. Programs such as Yard of the Month, Light Up Cedar Hills, etc. were instigated.
- Silver Star Day (May 1) was observed from April 30 through May 3 with free rounds of golf at the Cedar Hills Golf Club for military personnel, including veterans.
- Effective May 1, City Manager Konrad Hildebrandt, Recorder Kim Holindrake, and Building Official Brad Kearl resigned from City staff.
- National Trails Day was observed on June 2.
- The Cedar Hills Grill at the new Community Recreation Center opened for business in May.
- City encouraged residents to clearly and accurately mark their homes with address numbers.
- The 17th annual Cedar Hills Family Festival was held June 9-16, including a parade, carnival, and fireworks.
- On June 16 Detective Russell Anderson of the American Fork Police Department was grand marshal in the Cedar Hills Family Festival Parade.
- The City's Firecracker Golf Tournament was held on June 13 & 14.
- On June 21-22, the City offices were merged into one location at the Public Works Facility, 10246 N Canyon Road.
- A variety of weekly fitness and recreational classes began at the new Cedar Hills Recreation Center.
- Due to extreme dry conditions during the summer, the fire chief restricted the use of fireworks and open fires.
- Water, sewer, storm drain, and pressurized irrigation usage rates were increased to continue the City’s high level of service and to maintain the infrastructure.
- On June 25 Eric Richardson resigned the office of mayor. The City Council appointed Gary Gygi as mayor on July 19.
- Brenna Bergeson and Mark Schvaneveldt were elected as mayors for the Cedar Hills Youth City Council.
- An external review was performed by Squire & Company to determine if City funds were properly safeguarded against misappropriation during Eric Richardson’s term as mayor. No misappropriations were found.
- The City paid off Series 1999 Lease Revenue Bonds (encumbered for the Public Safety Building) six years early, saving over $50,000 in interest and fees.
- As additional ways to communicate information to residents, the City opened Facebook and Twitter accounts.
- The City declared August 8 as Arielle Martin Day.
- On August 14, Daniel Zappala was appointed to serve on the City Council to fill the vacancy left by the mayoral appointment of Gary Gygi.
- David Bunker was appointed City Manager on August 14.
- Mayor Gygi created an ad hoc resident advisory committee to arrange regular town hall meetings to help keep residents informed on City issues.
- The City Council voted unanimously provide a technology allowance for each elected official to purchase a tablet of their choice on which they will receive electronic copies of the agenda packet. The decision came after a detailed review of the cost benefits.
- A free weekly story time began for children at the recreation center.
- Osmond Senior Living began business with an open house on Sept. 15.
- A State of the City Report, which covered a variety of topics and issues that face the City of Cedar Hills, was created by the City Council and mailed to residents.
- A City-wide contest was held to gather resident e-mail addresses for quick and timely communication of pertinent information.
- The City welcomed new staff members: Charl Louw (Finance Director); Colleen Mulvey (Recorder); Laurie Petersen (Administrative Analyst); Wade Doyle (Golf Operations Manager); Katherine Murdoch (Business Licensing); Scott McMahon (Code Enforcement Officer); Lauren Jasper (Accounting Assistant).
- Harts Gas and Food opened its doors for business on Oct. 4 and had a grand opening on Oct. 19 & 20.
- On Sept. 18 the Mayor appointed three new alternate members to the Planning Commission: Bradley Weber, Michael Geddes, and Emily Cox. Tonya Edvalson succeeded from an alternate to a regular member. Former vice-chair, Glenn Dodge, succeeded to chair, and commission member, Donald Steele, succeeded to vice-chair for the remainder of the term.
- The Community Services Department sponsored 'Spooktacular Pumpkin Walk' in October and 'Princess Day' in November.
- The City celebrated its 35th anniversary of incorporation on November 2, 1977. At that time there were 31 occupied homes.
- On November 15 the City Council unanimously agreed to approve a settlement agreement to resolve a lawsuit with the Utah Valley Homebuilders Association, regarding the collection and use of impact fees for recreation facilities.
- Various youth sports programs were offered throughout the year by the City: Lacrosse, Tot Soccer, Flag Football, Jr. Jazz Basketball, FIRST LEGO League, and the Cedar Hills Ski Bus.
- City shaves nearly $500K from golf course bond by refinancing to a lower rate of 2.47 percent.
- The Youth City Council held its fifth annual Santa's Workshop to help brighten the holidays for many Cedar Hills families.
- Current City Population: approx. 10,066 with 2,510 homes @ 4.01 persons per household.
- The Year of Emergency Preparedness (YEP11) offered residents access to emergency preparation instruction and information.
- Decisions 2011, a City-wide informational survey, was reviewed by the City Council.
- The prestigious Government Finance Officers Association (2010) Budget Award was presented to the City for the ninth year.
- The City received a certificate from Rocky Mountain Power for supporting Blue Sky renewable energy in 2010.
- A construction bid for the Community Recreation/Events Center was awarded to Peck Ormsby on April 19.
- Youth City Council hosted the City's annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 23.
- An open-house was held at the Public Safety Building on April 23 to celebrate the full-time status of Lone Peak firefighters and medics in Cedar Hills.
- The annual Spring Cleanup was held April 30 through May 7.
- Students of Deerfield and Cedar Ridge Elementary Schools were invited to participate in Utah's Arbor Day Poster Contest, “Trees are Terrific...Where you live and play!”
- Scout leaders from Cedar Hills Troop 1183 organized a flag replacement ceremony at the Public Safety Building on May 24.
- The annual Cedar Hills Family Festival was held June 17-25.
- The City's Firecracker Golf Tournament was held on June 22 & 23.
- Funds in the amount of $2,511 were raised through the Family Festival 5K race and were presented to the Reynolds family to help with medical expenses for two-year-old Jessica Reynolds, who has battled leukemia.
- Mayor Richardson declared July 12 as Jessica Reynolds Day.
- The City Council voted to adopt a lower property tax rate than suggested by the County.
- The City teamed up with Parlant Communications to create a City-wide notification system to send e-mail and/or voice messages to individual residents or to the entire City.
- The City held a Primary Election on Sept. 13. Six candidates were elected to run in the November General Election to fill three City Council positions (4-year terms).
- Miss Utah and other local royalty came to Cedar Hills on Sept. 24 for a Princess Day activity held at Heritage Park.
- An ordinance was approved relating to the designation of streets and highways as open to street-legal all-terrain vehicle use.
- Cedar Hills was again recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA.
- The City-wide Pressurized Irrigation System pumped and delivered over 583.4 million gallons of secondary water during the April-October 2011 irrigation season.
- The Public Works Department installed over 1,360 lineal feet of curb or curb/sidewalk combinations, 1,481 feet of sidewalk, and 10 ADA curb ramps.
- The City held a General Election on Nov. 8 to fill three City Council positions. Gary Gygi, Trent Augustus, and Jenney Rees were each elected to four-year terms, which begin Jan. 3, 2012.
- Various youth sports programs were offered throughout the year by the City: Lacrosse, Tot Soccer, Flag Football, Jr. Jazz Basketball, and the Cedar Hills Ski Bus.
- The Youth City Council held its fourth annual Santa's Workshop to help brighten the holidays for many Cedar Hills families.
- Newly elected officials—Mayor Eric Richardson and Council Members Scott Jackman and Stephanie Martinez—were sworn in.
- The 2009 Fiscal Year Audit was accepted.
- The auditors reported they had never seen a better municipal audit, and City staff was thanked for their diligence and expertise.
- The Provo Reservoir Canal Greenway Interlocal Agreement was entered into with Utah County for the development and maintenance of a trail system over the Murdock Canal.
- The Blue Ribbon Recreation Committee was created to assist and give input to City officials regarding the potential of a City center. Download the Blue Ribbon Recreation Committee Report.
- The Beautification Committee was created to increase beautification and community involvement.
- The Recreation, Parks, and Trails Committee was created to help facilitate parks, trails, and recreational events.
- Free golf was offered to Cedar Hills residents during the first three weeks in March.
- The Youth City Council hosted the Cedar Hills Easter Egg Hunt on March 27.
- 2010 Census percentages came in with Cedar Hills at 82% participation, compared to the State of Utah at 75% participation.
- All military personnel and veterans were honored with a free round of golf at the Cedar Hills Golf Club during the week of Silver Star Day.
- The prestigious Government Finance Officers Association Budget Award was presented to the City.
- National Trails Day was observed on June 5. The City participated in the centennial celebration of the Boy Scouts of America by doing clean-up and maintenance projects.
- Cedar Hills was recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA.
- The Beautification Committee invited residents to a Trash Pick-up Night on June 14.
- Another great Cedar Hills Family Festival was held during the last week in June.
- A beautiful new McDonald's restaurant opened its doors in Cedar Hills on July 26.
- Various youth sports programs were offered through the City, such as Lacrosse, Tot Soccer, Cedar Hills Flag Football, Junior Jazz Basketball, and Cedar Hills Ski Bus.
- The City Council announced the approval for the development of a 16,000 square-foot community events and recreation center in the City of Cedar Hills. The new facility will be located at the current golf course clubhouse site and will be built with recreation funds that the City has saved over the last six years from developer impact fees.
- The City adopted a Storm Water Management Program, as part of the updated EPA-enforced Uniform Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (UPDES).
- $10M 2009/2010 fiscal-year budget adopted.
- City Council lowered property taxes for third consecutive year.
- Resident Chris McCullock recognized by City Council as hero for saving life of neighbor.
- Routine cleaning conducted by TSSD (Timpanogos Special Service District) to ensure proper maintenance of the City’s sewer lines.
- Walmart Supercenter ribbon cutting and grand opening held March 18.
- City receives Distinguished Presentation 2008 Budget Award from Government Finance Officers Association.
- Youth City Council completes service projects, including fifth annual Easter Egg Hunt and food and toy drives.
- Council adopts April 24 as Arbor Day.
- As part of a neighborhood beautification project, City provides hundreds of shade, flowering, and pine trees for residents at minimal cost.
- Annual Family Festival held June 20-29 with 5K and mile races, Firecracker Golf Tournament, dinner and movie in the park, carnival, and fireworks.
- Kim Holindrake, City Recorder, designated Master Municipal Clerk (MMC) from International Institute of Municipal Clerks.
- Council adopts Special Events ordinance to govern special events within the City.
- Council declares September 6-13 Childhood Cancer Awareness Week.
- Cottonwood Culinary Well Project completed, providing City with more than a fully redundant water source.
- Municipal primary and general elections held.
- Chase bank opens Cedar Hills/Lone Peak branch November 17.
- Official proclamation declares November 23 as Feed America Day.
- McDonald’s (restaurant) concept and preliminary plans approved.
- $12M 2008/2009 Fiscal-Year budget adopted
- Youth City Council completes many service projects, including 4th annual Easter Egg Hunt with over 1,200 participants, and food and toy drives
- City declares May 1 as Silver Star Day, honoring armed forces men and women
- Parks and Trails Committee hosts National Trails Day and creates Adopt-a Trail program
- 13th annual Family Festival held
- Creation of 22 paper lots to help write down City’s bonded indebtedness
- Cedar Hills Golf Club hits break-even mark on operations
- New redundant well installed to pump 1500-1800 gallons of culinary water per minute
- New home construction rate drops from 280 homes built in 2005 to seven in 2008
- Over 260 home-based business licenses issued
- City constructs Mesquite Soccer Park, bringing total City parks to seven
- Upgrades installed at Heritage Park, including new picnic tables, playground equipment, and security lighting
- Cedar Hills along with American Fork and Highland, acquired debris basin at the mouth of AF Canyon, giving all three cities the ability to control storm waters and run off to reduce flooding
- Interlocal Library Cooperative formed with North Utah County libraries. City continues to reimburse residents for non-resident library card fees
- City participates in County-wide dispatch system. Mayor McGee appointed to represent Cedar Hills
- Boundary adjustment with Pleasant Grove brings 14 new residences into Cedar Hills
- City becomes an official “Tree City USA” member and creates a City Tree Board to advise the City Council
- CARE tax adopted to bring additional arts and recreation funds to City
- Fiscal year audit brings no State compliance findings—excellent for any city
- Commercial zone anchored by Wal-Mart set to open March 2009
- Year-end estimated population: 9,777
- City saves $$ and increases service with in-house management of golf course
- Wal-Mart’s plans approved—ground breaking Spring 2008, grand opening Spring 2009
- New Public Works facility opens to provide multiple new services
- Frisbee course installed at Heritage Park by Eagle Scout
- Gary Maxwell and Joel Wright serve as appointed members of the City Council
- City-wide Easter Egg Hunt held—highest attendance ever
- City updates capital facility plans and impact fees
- Cedar Hills and Pleasant Grove continue boundary discussions
- Water rate structure modified to ensure long-term water needs are met
- Golf course works closely with neighboring residents to save cedar tree grove
- City Council’s pay rate increases—remains lowest paid in county
- Another Family Festival success!
- City bids fond farewell to long-time planner Rodney Despain
- City approves dynamic steps to improve golf course operations and decrease overall golf course debt
- 25% boost in attendance at golf course brings in the “green”
- City Council passes family-friendly commercial resolutions
- City opts to maintain current tax rate
- Timpanogos Cove Park ribbon cutting and dedication
- City clarifies its annexation policies
- Deputy Recorder Gretchen Gordon honored as a Certified Municipal Clerk
- City creates Traffic Safety and Livability Committee
- City becomes first Blue Sky Community in Utah County
- Amsource makes plans for further commercial development in Cedar Hills
- Youth City Council sponsors first Pumpkin Walk
- Jim Perry re-elected and Ken Kirk and Marisa Wright elected to City Council
- City celebrates 30-year anniversary of its incorporation. In 1977 there were 31 households—in 2007 there are 2,188
- City creates Cedar Hills Community Development and Renewal Agency to manage reconfiguration of golf course
- City constructs second culinary well
- City curbs vehicle access to east bench
- City receives “A” rating in bond market
- Year-end estimated population 9,657
- Standard & Poors gives the City an “A” credit rating prior to golf course refinancing.
- Joel Wright and Gary Maxwell are appointed to fill vacancies on City Council.
- Curbside recycling program implemented.
- Two new snow plows are purchased to eliminate the need to contract for plowing services.
- Two new pressurized irrigation wells go on-line in April 2006.
- $15 million 2006-2007 fiscal year budget adopted.
- Full-time community services director is hired and implements City-sponsored events: Jr. Jazz, Flag Football, Easter Egg Hunt, Extreme Scarecrow Makeover, and Ski Bus.
- Construction and bonding for a public works facility.
- 11th annual Family Festival held in 2006, capped by the best fireworks ever!
- Recreation task force created to review needs for multi-city recreational facility.
- Wal-Mart proposal announced.
- 2006 year-end population estimated at 9,257.
2002 - 2005
- Pressurized irrigation contract awarded to Xcavate in the amount of $222,652.96.
- Bid awarded to Sterling Codifiers.
- Preliminary study funds appropriated for participation in UTOPIA.
- Lease of golf course reviewed.
- Sunset Park bid awarded to Premier Excavation.
- Water conservation ordinance adopted.
- Grant approved for matching funds to construct a portion of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail.
- Cedar Hills awarded the Distinguished Budget Award from the GFOA.
- Harvey Boulevard West bid granted to Premier Excavation in the amount of $56,647.
- Final approval granted to the Lexington Heights Office Park/Assisted Living Center, the City's first commercial buildings.
- Citizen initiative petitions placed on the ballot.
- Traffic calming improvements along 4600 West approved in the amount of $60,631.
- Contract awarded to Jay Diggs to construct the pressurized irrigation project in the amount of $1,260,254.
- Public hearing set for Wal-Mart proposal.
- Youth City Council formed.
- Cedar Hills appropriates funds to participate in the North Utah County Choir.
- Utility fee waiver for active military personnel approved.
- Allocation of funds and matching grant approved to construct portions of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail.
- Funds allocated to participate in Alpine City Family Focus Days.
- Premises occupations approved.
- Purchase of five acres of park land in Canyon Heights.
- City continues participation as a non-pledging city in UTOPIA.
- Issuance authorized for $6 million water revenue bond.
- Proposal for secondary water feasibility study accepted from Gilson Engineering.
- Utah Power requests conditional use to install electrical substation.
- Initiative petition regarding bonding put on ballot for public vote.
- Initiatives regarding 2002 tax rate and certified tax rate put on the General Election Ballot. Later, 2002 Tax Rate Initiative removed from consideration.
- Golf course clubhouse site work started by Layton Construction.
- Design and construction of Forest Creek Trail begins.
- Jay Diggs Co. begins construction of Pressurized Irrigation Project 2003.
- Development of new City Web site funded.
- Harvey Boulevard East construciton approved.
- Site plan for LDS stake center at 4600 West/Cedar Hills Drive granted.
- City Recorder Kim Holindrake receives Certified Municipal Clerk designation.
- City Council drops community services. Sports and youth programs must be privately funded.
1997 - 2001
- Transportation and Non-Motorized Trails elements approved in the General Plan.
- Commercial Development Standards and Resolution approved.
- Letter of intent drafted to acquire property at the corner of Cedar Hills Drive and Canyon Road for a Public Safety Building.
- Heritage Park improvements completed.
- Public Safety Master Plan started.
- Police report stated 213 calls from Cedar Hills in 1998.
- Parks/Trails Advisory Committee bylaws and charter adopted.
- Cedar Hills unanimously approved to become part of the Public Safety District with Alpine and Highland.
- Full-time building inspector position hired.
- Contract with American Fork police authorized.
- Land Exchange Agreement signed for Public Safety Building property.
- Additional council seat filled due to Cedar Hills becoming a third-class city.
- Public Safety Building construction begins.
- School marquee approved at Cedar Ridge Elementary School.
- Hubble Design Group accepted to complete the Commercial District Master Plan.
- Cedar Hills library committee established.
- Lone Peak Public Safety District makes application for paramedic-level service.
- American Fork City extended invitations to Cedar Hills, Highland and Alpine to participate in a library district.
- Resolution approved creating a citizen advisory technology committee.
- Lease/financing approved for the Harvey Well and sewer improvements.
- Review of THK, Inc. feasibility study relative to the golf course.
- West Cedar Hills Drive improvement project approved in the amount of $545,931 ($372,000 Class “C” road funds and $89,000 of street impact fee).
- Hiring approved for paramedics for Lone Peak Public Safety District.
- Authorization given to move forward relative to the MBA golf course bond election.
- Funds to pay for 1/3 cost of the traffic light at 4800 West and Cedar Hills Drive approved.
- Hiring of City engineer approved.
- Special Golf Course Lease Revenue Bond Election results reviewed. 56% in favor of proceeding with the City owning the golf course.
- Ordinance adopted establishing campaign financial disclosure requirements for candidates.
- New England style approved for the LDS church located at 4600 West Cedar Hills Drive.
- "Historic Manila Days" name changed to "Family Festival" for the town's fifth annual celebration in 2000.
- Participation offered to Cedar Hills in the Miss Timpanogos Pageant, to include Alpine, Highland, and Cedar Hills.
- Resolution adopted to participate in UTOPIA (fiber-optic system) preliminary study.
- Completion of Cedar Hills Golf Club, a 6,700 yard, 18-hole, par 72 golf course situated at the mouth of American Fork Canyon.
- Pressurized irrigation implemented, bringing City's storage of water from 1.5 million gallons to over 13 million gallons.
- Clafin Associates approved to complete design and construction documents for Sunset Park and Forest Creek Park, Phase 1.
- Hayes annexation agreement approved.
- Funds approved to pay for 1/3 of the cost of the traffic light at 4800 West/Cedar Hills Drive.
- Special Golf Course Lease Revenue Bond election held. 56% voted in favor of proceeding with the City owning the course.
- Public Safety Building park name approved as Heiselt's Hollow Park.
- Sear-Brown approved as traffic-calming consultant for 4600 West neighborhood.
- Library card reimbursement approved.
1992 - 1996
- Manila Water issues - Town intends to stay with 300 connections but maintain the philosophy to have their own system at some point.
- Trash recycling reviewed.
- Town to be annexed into district for UTA.
- 20% of law enforcement calls are dog related.
- Youth Council sworn in.
- 76-lot subdivision proposed.
- Park to be completed by June 1994.
- Moratorium lifted on water with work proceeding on new tank.
- Park completion eminent with Mayor heading the volunteers and mowing the grass.
- Planning Commission begins work on Street Plan.
- Concern of having an east-west corridor in the town.
- First full-time employee hired.
- Timpanogos Special Service District (sewer treatment) considers conditions for Cedar Hills becoming a member.
- Support in creating Parks/Trails Master Plan.
- Alpine School District requests Lone Peak High School water and sewer connection, which was to go out to bid in January 1996.
- Agreement signed to join with Alpine and Highland in establishing Mountain Ridge Community Library.
- Magnolia tree planted in the park in memory of the Oklahoma City bombing victims.
- Discussion about implementing impact fees.
- Joint meeting with Pleasant Grove City Council regarding common boundary.
- Development of the Bonneville Trail.
- Discussion of construction of an additional one-million gallon water tank.
- Cedar Hills General Plan and zoning ordinances approved.
- Discussion of construction of an elementary school on Cedar Hills Drive.
- Office trailer suggested.
- Water tank nearly completed.
- Town is accepted as member of Timpanogos Special Service District.
- Consider change in Town logo.
- "Historic Manila Days" town celebration was held for the first year on July 24, 1996. Name of celebration was changed in 2000 to "Family Festival."
1987 - 1991
- Resident expresses dissatisfaction with the Town meetings as being uninteresting, tedious, and generally not inviting to the citizenry.
- Installation of clustered mailboxes completed.
- North Meadows annexation approved.
- Resident suggested that Town needs to have newsletter, flyers, publicity, welcome wagon, and Town hall.
- Presentation of $1,000 check given to Pleasant Grove Library. Mayor expressed pleasure in the reception and felt this to be a turning point in the Town's relationship with Pleasant Grove.
- Interlocal agreement signs for county-wide funding of the enhanced 9-1-1.
- Request was made to allow horses to be kept in the lagoon area. The request was denied unless approved by the State Health Department.
- Discussion of mandatory garbage services was adopted at a cost of $9.50 per month.
- July 24th celebration to include: flag raising, continental breakfast, speeches and songs, hot air balloon, golf tournament, parade, pie-eating contest, games, bake sale, pony rides, melodrama, and street dance.
- Resident concerns voiced regarding vacant lots, motor bikes being driven on vacant lots, loud music, and watering restrictions due to a broken pump.
- Secondary irrigation system discussed.
- Review of whether or not to install street lights.
- Funds approved for City computer and software.
- Law enforcement and animal control approved through County.
- Cable TV franchise lease dissolved.
- National Guard continues grading of park.
1982 - 1986
- Discussion regarding a fire station.
- Considerable discussion regarding extending Cedar Hills Drive to the Training School Road to facilitate contract for Town fire service.
- Discussion of removing existing speed bump on Cedar Hills Drive and installing stop signs. Extensive concern about children playing in the street; discussion of installing speed limit signs. Sheriff was asked to ticket speeding on Cedar Hills Drive twice a month.
- Citizens raised concerns about burning of weeds and grasshoppers. Later decided that burning of insects is no longer permitted.
- Consideration of General Obligation Bond for Proposition #1: $80,000 for a firehouse/Town hall; and Proposition #2: $50,000 for completion of Cedar Hills Drive. Proposition #1 vote: 49 For, 97 Against - vote failed. Proposition #2 vote: 67 For, 80 Against - vote failed.
- Town clerk requested that the records of the Town be prepared to be on the computer and also microfilmed in the State microfilming program.
- Town considered purchasing a vacant building in Lehi and relocating it to Cedar Hills to be used as Town hall.
- Request from Mayor Wilson of Salt Lake City was denied for funds to study whether the Winter Olympics would be held in Utah.
- Council authorizes Mayor to purchase typewriter, not to exceed $400.
- Petition submitted by residents to request that 9600 North remain unsanded on icy days to allow for sleighing. The petition was refused.
- Mayor requested that elected official compensation be voluntarily forfeited until March 31, 1986, and donated back to Town funds to maintain a balanced budget. If funds were not needed they would be designated for the Capital Improvement Funds.
- Mr. Smart approached Planning Commission regarding a request for rezoning of 47 acres west of the lagoons to Training School Road. Council approved property zone as SC-1 Commercial Zone.
- Due to lack of support, the proposal to hold two Council meetings per month was dropped.
- Residents asked Town Council to review options for recreational programs for Cedar Hills children.
- County resident asked if annexing into Cedar Hills would allow her home to be re-zoned for a mini-mall.
1977 - 1981
- Cedar Hills incorporated November 2, 1977. Thirty-one occupied homes at the time.
- Concern regarding sufficient water supply for the future.
- Council urged to adhere to high building standards and wise planning.
- Pleasant Grove City offers use of their City Council room for meetings.
- Discussion of need to hire part-time secretary and establishing regular office hours.
- Issues which were discussed: police protection, water wells, water problems, street maintenance, crushing plant at the mouth of American Fork Canyon.
- Discussion of Mayor and Council salaries to be $1.00 per year.
- Rumors circulating about law suits.
- Animal control officer hired and his pay was raised to $5 per hour. Tranquilizer gun purchased. Position was terminated one month later.
- Adverse feelings from area and townspeople to change the name of Cedar Hills to something else to rid city of stigma.
- Highland rejects proposal to adjust annexation declaration to consider matching Cedar Hills' north border; law suit by lower Manila residents; American Fork considers annexations at south border.
- Borrowing money from Water/Sewer fund for General Fund opposed by residents.
- Pro's and con's of small town discussed.
- Discussion of proposed annexation to American Fork.
- Town's “War on Weeds” foiled by rain.