Recent News

Vote-by-Mail Produces Record Voter Participation

The city’s first all vote-by-mail election, which was held on August 11, 2015, produced a record 27% voter participation for a primary election. If you plan to vote in the general election on November 3, please make sure you are registered to vote. Every election has certain deadlines for registration. Know what the specific dates and requirements are for your situation, so that you can be ready to cast your vote by November 3.

Pressurized Irrigation System Winterized

The pressurized irrigation system will be winterized on October 15. After that date, the system will be turned off until April 15, 2016. The city asks that you leave the individual shut-off valve in the “open” position for a time to allow for proper drainage of the system, which must be completely drained to prevent damage to the system's components caused by frozen water inside the pipes and valves. Prior to the system being energized in the spring, you must “close” the shut-off valve to avoid damage to the sprinkler heads from high pressure from the initial system start up.

Yards of the Month

The Barlow Residence on SpyglassEach month during the summer, the Beautification Committee gives awards to residents in recognition of their efforts to beautify the city. Photos of the 2015 Yards of the Month winners are available for viewing on the city’s Yards of the Month page.

Cedar Hills Scout Earns Recognition

It takes a certain amount of dedication, time, effort and support to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. Among other requirements and projects, It takes a minimum of 21 merit badges to earn Scouting’s highest rank. Now imagine duplicating that time and effort by 6, plus add on all the Cub Scout ranks and awards and what you have is one dedicated Scout.

Eagle Scout Joseph Chou, age 17, from Cedar Hills, UT is just one of those Scouts. He earned all 141 merit badges as well as all of the Cub Scout awards at the time. There will be a special Court of Honor for his accomplishment Saturday, Aug 29, 7 pm at the LDS chapel at Chesterfield Drive, Cedar Hills, UT.

City Adjusts Water Rates Effective July 1, 2015

As recommended in the 2012 utility rate study completed by Bowen Collins, the city has increased some of its water rates, effective July 1, 2015. The increases are necessary to continue the appropriate level of service and to help keep the infrastructure maintained. The complete Bowen Collins study is available on the Utility Rates page of the city's website. The following table shows the increases:

Shooting in the Foothills

The city has received a number of calls expressing concern over the target shooting in the east bench area. The city is actively working with the U.S. Forest Service, American Fork Police, and property owners in the area on an extensive plan to eliminate the discharge of firearms within city limits.

Four‐Way Stop Signs Installed

The intersection at Harvey Boulevard and 4600 West is now a four-way stop. With the heavy pedestrian traffic in the area, created by new homes, schools, and churches, it is planned that the four-way stop at the intersection will reduce vehicular speeds and increase safety in the vicinity. Police presence will be increased to remind residents to slow down. Please be alert and use caution as drivers and pedestrians adjust to the change. 

Community Developments: "What's all the construction on Canyon Road and Cedar Hills Drive?"

There are two development projects currently being worked on in the city. The first is a residential development on the east side of Canyon Road, called the Lakeshore Trails subdivision. The first of two phases of this plan is the building of five homes at the end of Bayhill Drive, which will turn this existing street into a cul-de-sac. The second phase is off of Canyon Road across from the fire station, creating 17 new homes. The developer is currently installing utilities to these lots.

Food Truck Rallies

We are excited to announce a new community event – a weekly food truck rally. We will hold this rally every Thursday evening from 5:00 to 9:00 at Heritage Park through October as the weather allows. Each week there will be four or five food trucks available. This is a great opportunity to enjoy good food and spend a fun time with friends and neighbors.