By Jenney Rees

We have several resident-driven committees and volunteers who have done wonderful things for our community over the years. This month I want to focus on two events.

First, our Parks and Trails Committee held their second annual “Day of Service” last month. They selected a few projects throughout the city that included cleaning the Forest Creek Trail, planting flowers at the roundabout on Cedar Hills Drive, and laying rock xeriscaping materials at the south entrance of Cedar Hills on Canyon Road. There were over 50 volunteers who showed up that day to work on these projects, which were all successfully completed.

Second, our Family Festival Committee has been working hard over the last several months planning an amazing lineup of events. This included new events such as a car show, a teen night, and a children’s art show. They also booked a new carnival company with more and better rides. The week was very successful and enjoyed by many. 

In addition to the planning of the Family Festival activities, over 100 volunteers showed up at the various events to help make them happen.

Thank you to our committees and volunteers who work so hard and do so much to make Cedar Hills a great place to live. Your efforts are noticed and appreciated by many.

Open Fire and Firework Restrictions

While we have been fortunate to receive quite a bit of rain over the past few weeks, experts are forecasting a dry summer with continued drought conditions. After consulting with Chief Freeman with the Lone Peak Public Safety District, the City Council voted to implement some fire restrictions effective immediately. 

The current restrictions prohibit any aerial fireworks or open fires east of Canyon Road. The use of other fireworks and covered fires (i.e. screen covers on fire pits) are allowed. There are currently no other restrictions for the rest of the city; however, the city will continue to discuss potential concerns with the fire chief as the season progresses. Please visit the city’s website or Facebook page throughout the summer for updates on restrictions. 

Residents are invited to light aerial fireworks at Mesquite Soccer Park on July 4 and July 24, where fire personnel will be on site.