August 3, 2015
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. The city’s primary concern is to increase the safety of those who live and recreate on the bench areas. An aerial map may be viewed on the city’s website to assist in knowing where the city limits lie in relation to major streets and trails. Any property east of the city limit line is owned by the U.S. Forest Service, and discharge of firearms is permitted there as per forest service guidelines. Please contact the American Fork Police, if you witness shooting within city limits. You can reach the police by calling 801-763-3020 during business hours or 801-794-3970 after hours. If there is an emergency at any time, please use 9-1-1.