April 2013 - City Refinances Utility Bond
April 2013 - City Celebrates Arbor Day with New Trees
March 2013 - City Partners with Sammy’s Café
March 2013 - Cedar Hills Supports Epilepsy: Declares March 26 as Purple Day
Cedar Hills Champions
April 2013: Quincy Lewis
April 2013: Kolin Powell
February 2013 - Cedar Hills officials and staff are proud to announce a new program: Cedar Hills Champions. This program recognizes and honors Cedar Hills residents who achieve noteworthy accomplishments in academics, athletics, leadership, arts, business, and community service. To date we have recognized Arielle Martin, Herb Wilkinson, and BSA Silver Beaver recipients Sherman Varney, Sheldon Talbot, Arlene Smith, Gary Smith, Andrew Gibbons, Reed Swenson, Grant Bangerter, Grant Iverson, Pauline Iverson, Greg Harris, Bob Ogden, Jeffery Pyne, and Brad Sears. We are excited for the opportunity to recognize our amazing citizens and encourage residents to submit recommendations for the program by calling the City’s front desk or by going online at: www.cedarhills.org/news-events/cedar-hills-champions.
February 2013 - Each year the City spends a considerable amount of money repairing vandalism to city parks, especially park restrooms. Last month vandals removed a manhole cover to the City’s sewer system and threw in a basketball, football, and several tree branches wrapped in towels. This resulted in three homes being flooded with sewage, causing many thousands of dollars in personal damages. If you have any information about this activity or wish to report suspicious activities anytime, please contact the American Fork Police Department. Help us be on the lookout for vandalism.
February 2013 - Did you know that most standard homeowners’ insurance policies do not cover water damage or damage due to an earthquake? Our homes and possessions could be affected by either of these disasters. It is a good idea to consult with your insurance agent and add these riders to your policy to make sure your home is covered.
Statement from the City of Cedar Hills - Jan. 7, 2013
Where inaccurate or incorrect information is publicly advanced, the City feels it is in the interest of the community to provide an accurate and correct summary. Recently, statements made on a public website present inaccurate or incomplete information regarding a recent lawsuit and legal fees. The City wishes to address those statements. Download: Statement from the City of Cedar Hills 01072013
Bond Interest Rate Lowered
On December 12, 2012, the City refinanced the general obligation bond for the golf course at a new lower rate of 2.47%. This new rate was made available after the City received an AA- bond rating by both Fitch and Standard & Poor in November. It is difficult for any community as small as Cedar Hills to obtain such a high rating as rating agencies generally believe that risk is reduced as costs are spread out to a larger population.
In their report Fitch stated "the city has maintained good reserves, including 18% unrestricted general fund balances the past two years and excess reserves in the capital projects fund, some of which have been used to support golf course operations. The city's moderate debt levels, which are primarily related to its golf course, are likely to decrease over time as the city intends to continue financing capital needs through pay-go sources."
The new interest rate equates to a total savings of almost $500,000 over the life of the loan, or approximately $23,000 each year. City officials and staff continue to strive to reduce costs while providing quality service to the community and are dedicated to improving the community in all areas.
Statement from the City of Cedar Hills - Oct. 9, 2012
A resident recently published some inaccurate or misleading information about the city. The City is committed to making sure that residents receive accurate information about issues facing our city, so that we can better work together to make Cedar Hills a great place to live. This statement addresses some recent claims about the golf course and related policies and events. Download the Statement.
Statement from the Cedar Hills Mayor and Council
Recent GRAMA Request and the Open and Public Meetings Act - Where inaccurate or incorrect information is advanced, the City Council feels it is in the public interest to provide an accurate and correct summary. It has come to our attention that some inaccurate information has been provided regarding a recent GRAMA request and information on the Open and Public Meetings Act. Download the statement.
State of the City Report
Communicating with residents and being transparent are high priorities for City staff and our elected officials. We have added several new and more effective ways to get information to residents, including this new State of the City Report, which covers a variety of topics and issues that face the City of Cedar Hills. This special report will be created and mailed to residents twice each year. View the State of the City Report - September 2012.
Town Hall Meetings
Mayor Gygi is creating an ad hoc resident advisory committee, which will work on arranging regular town hall meetings to help keep residents informed on a variety of issues. This group has scheduled their first town hall meeting for Thurs., October 18, at 7:00pm at the Community Recreation Center. The topic will be public safety and will include a short presentation from the American Fork Police Department and the Lone Peak Public Safety Department. We encourage residents to attend these meetings to stay involved and informed.