January 4, 2013

The City announced release of a newly designed and updated website with improved navigation and new features.

A new ordinance allows temporary businesses in the commercial zone during the summer months.

An open house was held to celebrate the one-year anniversary of 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.

The Youth City Council presented the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Heritage Park.

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 program, supporting military service members and their families.

On March 20 the Sutherland Institute gave the City an A+ Website Transparency Award.

The Beautification, Recreation, Parks and Trails Citizens Advisory Committee was organized to increase community involvement in Yard of the Month, Light Up Cedar Hills, etc.

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.

The annual Cedar Hills Family Festival was held June 9-16, including a 5K, carnival, parade, and fireworks.

On June 22 the City offices were merged into 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, fireworks and open fires were restricted.

On July 19 the City Council appointed Gary Gygi as mayor due to Eric Richardson’s resignation on June 25.

The City paid off Series 1999 Lease Revenue Bonds (for the Fire Station building) six years early, saving over $50,000 in interest and fees.

David Bunker was appointed City Manager on July 31.

The City declared August 8 as Arielle Martin Day.

As additional ways to communicate information to residents, the City opened Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Brenna Bergeson and Mark Schvaneveldt were elected as mayors on the Cedar Hills Youth City Council.

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.

Mayor Gygi created an ad hoc resident advisory committee to arrange regular town hall meetings to help keep residents informed on City issues.

A free weekly story time for children began at the recreation center.

Osmond Senior Living began business with an open house on Sept. 15.

A ‘State of the City Report’ was created by the City Council and mailed to residents.

Harts Gas and Food opened its doors for business on Oct. 4 and had a grand opening on Oct. 19 & 20.

The Community Services Department sponsored a ‘Spooktacular Pumpkin Walk’ in October and a ‘Princess Day’ in November.

The City celebrated its 35th anniversary of incorporation, which took place on November 2, 1977. At that time there were 31 occupied homes.

An ad hoc Golf Course Finance Advisory Committee was formed by the mayor to provide assistance to City officials in shaping the financial future of the golf course. The committee held a public town hall meeting on November 15.

The City offered various youth sports programs throughout the year: Lacrosse, Tot Soccer, Flag Football, Jr. Jazz Basketball, FIRST LEGO League, and the Cedar Hills Ski Bus.

The City shaved nearly $500K from the golf course bond by refinancing to a lower rate.

The Youth City Council held its fifth annual Santa’s Workshop, which helped to brighten the holidays for many Cedar Hills families.

Current Population: approx. 10,066.

 Many more items available on the City’s website at: www.cedarhills.org/about