There are a couple of roadwork projects taking place presently here in Eagle Mountain, which will alter traffic patterns.
Utility work is being done on Pony Express Parkway & Bobby Wren Blvd. through July 10
In addition, utility work is taking place which is affecting the area of Eagle Mountain Blvd. and Major St. This work will be in affect for approximately one month.
Work hours are expected to be from approximately 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in order to lessen the impact on commuters.
Please watch for signs and drive cautiously through these areas.
Update: UFA Issues Fireworks Warning Due to Upcoming Weather Conditions
July 1, 2020, Salt Lake City: The Unified Fire Authority (UFA) issued a fireworks weather warning today for the Fourth of July weekend and asks the public to take extra precautions when lighting fireworks during the holiday.
Weather for the rest of the week is predicted to be hot, dry and windy. Temperatures will be in the 90s, with winds between 20 to 30 mph and humidity as low as 10 to 15 percent. These conditions lead to a high risk of accidental fire starts from the usage of fireworks.
UFA urges the public to take every precaution when using fireworks during such conditions or to find legal opportunities to use them when these weather conditions do not exist.
Before lighting fireworks, UFA asks the public to review the interactive restrictions map found on unifiedfire.org and monitor the weather conditions to ensure they are doing so in an appropriate and legal area.
UFA also strongly encourages following the recommended safety tips:
Refrain from using any aerials if you are within 200 feet of an open area or grassy, brushy field
- Read the cautionary labels before igniting
- A responsible adult should supervise all firework activities
- Never use fireworks while impaired by drugs or alcohol
- Anyone using fireworks or standing nearby should wear eye protection
- Always have a bucket of water AND a charged water hose nearby
- Appropriately secure any aerial fireworks before lighting
- Never relight a dud firework. Wait 20 minutes and then soak it in the bucket of water
- Dispose of spent fireworks by wetting them down or placing in the bucket of water and then throwing them away in a metal trash can the next day
June 22, 2020
Local Professional Fireworks Shows
Unified Fire Authority (UFA) advises the safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public display conducted by trained professionals. This year fireworks displays are being held that are conducive to social distancing. The Freedom Festival in Provo is offering three locations with displays on July 4 tailored to be viewable from a distance.
Legal Fireworks Regulations
Please be aware of regulations for the permitted use of fireworks as follows.
- Fireworks are prohibited in many areas of Eagle Mountain due to high wildfire danger. Enter your address in the Fireworks Restrictions Map. If your address is in a shaded red area fireworks are prohibited. Yellow areas are allowed. If you are in a newer residential development and can’t locate your address on the map, your area is restricted. If you are a resident in a restricted area: the asphalt parking areas at SilverLake Amphitheater (off of SilverLake Pkwy), Smith Ranch Park, and the rodeo grounds at Pony Express Memorial Park may be used to light fireworks. Please be sure to only use fireworks on the asphalt, not in other areas of the parks, clean up debris and dispose of fireworks safely. *Note – Pony Express Memorial Park may show restricted on the map but the city has consulted with the fire department and can allow use on the asphalt parking area only.
- Fireworks can be used July 2-5 and July 22-25, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. (until midnight on the 4th and 24th), December 31, 11 a.m. – 1 a.m. Jan. 1, Chinese New Year, February 12, 2021, 11 a.m. – 1 a.m. the following day.
- To ensure that you are using Utah state-approved fireworks, only use items purchased from an approved in-state vendor.
Fireworks Safety Considerations
- Always supervise children around ALL fireworks and similar products.
- Sparklers burn at 2,000 degrees and account for more than 25% of ER visits associated with fireworks. For children under 5 years of age that jumps to nearly half of all firework-related injuries.
- Ensure that you are on a paved and level surface, safely distanced from any spectators or fire-prone areas (dry unkempt vegetation, homes, vehicles, etc.).
- Always use eye protection.
- Always soak spent fireworks in a bucket of water for several hours before discarding.
- Never relight or handle malfunctioning fireworks.
- Never use fireworks while impaired.
Eagle Mountain City wishes you happy and safe holidays!
Update 5/15/20: Eagle Mountain City is following the transition to the low-risk phase of the state’s COVID-19 response plan. EM City asks that those visiting city buildings wear masks. If you do not have a mask, we can provide one. Social distancing measures will be in place. The City continues to recommend that residents conduct business with the city online, via email, or by phone as much as possible.
- Week of 5/18-22, City buildings will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the exception of the library, which will continue to offer curbside service, and the senior center, which will remain closed. Park restrooms will be opened. EM City is working with the Utah County Health Department regarding splash pad operations and will announce when we have information.
- Week of 5/25-29, City buildings will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday on 5/25, then open to the public regular hours – 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, from that point forward. The library will open. Park online pavilion reservations will be accepted beginning May 26.
- The senior center will remain closed until further notice.
- Spring and Summer sports leagues affiliated with the city are managed by outside organizations. We will share information regarding their plans.
Please reference our department contact information and online services. If you are unable to find what you need on the website, you may email email@example.com or call 801-789-6600. For urgent issues after hours, please call the city hotline at 801-789-5959 and select the option for an on-call employee for the parks, water, sewer, storm drain, or streets departments and an employee will return your call as soon as possible.
Utility bill payments may be deposited in the dropbox on the north side of City Hall or at the Prairie Gate Office Building in The Ranches. We cannot accept cash payments. Late fees and water shut-off will be suspended at this time. Questions for utility billing may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 801-789-6626 or 6628 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 801-789-6627 or 6607 from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Email is preferred.
For all Pony Express Memorial Cemetery inquiries, please call the City Recorder’s office at 801-420-2279.
Building and subdivision inspections will continue but some inspections of occupied homes (basement permits, etc.) may be postponed. To contact the building office, please email email@example.com. A drop box is available for plans outside the community development building entrance.
Contact Utah County Sheriff’s Office and Unified Fire non-emergency dispatch at 801-794-3970. Call 9-1-1 only for life-or-death emergencies or crimes in progress. On certain calls first responders may be wearing additional protective gear to limit exposure.
We appreciate the efforts of everyone in the community in practicing social distancing, frequent hand-washing, sanitizing, and staying informed to help protect the vulnerable and keep our health care facilities from being overwhelmed from rapid spread of COVID-19. Please plan your shopping carefully and don’t over-purchase items that others may need.
Let’s keep looking out for each other.
TOOELE ARMY DEPOT SOUTH AREA (TEAD-S) – The TEAD-S will resume Open Detonation (OD) operations, beginning April 1, 2020.
These operations have been permitted to run annually from April 1 to October 31, weather permitting, approximately 11 a.m. through 6 p.m.
Open Detonation limits the handling of excess munitions and explosives, helping to protect local residents and employees from injury or damage due to explosive safety risks.
Safety is the most important consideration. Strict observance of proven OD procedures has resulted in an excellent safety record being earned by the personnel who have helped to destroy the many millions of pounds of obsolete or unstable munitions safely over decades at numerous Department of Defense (DOD) installations.
Tooele Army Depot is a United States Army post in Tooele County, Utah. It serves as a storage site for war reserve and training ammunition. The depot stores, issues, receives, renovates, modifies, maintains and demilitarizes conventional munitions. The TEAD-S is a US Army facility located approximately 15 miles south of Tooele, Utah.
For more information, residents can call the Tooele Army Depot detonation hotline at (435) 833-3300.
Eagle Mountain City has a weekly podcast called Talking Up Eagle Mountain where a variety of topics related to Eagle Mountain government, services, programs, and goals are discussed in a panel format. The podcast is available on several platforms, including Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Anchor, and more. Episodes will be posted below as they become available. RSS link.
Episode 9 – Preparing for the Coronavirus
Episode 8 – Safe Routes to School
Episode 7 – Research & Public Input
Episode 6 – Miss EM Scholarship Pageant
Episode 5 – Snow Removal
Episode 4 – Community Events
Episode 3 – Budget & Taxes
Episode 2 – Economic Development: Fact vs. Fiction
Episode 1 – Youth Council
Episode 17 – Raptor Conservation
Episode 16 – Parks & Recreation
Episode 15 – Development Processes & Planning Commission
Episode 14 – Senior Council & Charitable Giving
Episode 13 – Recreation Center
Episode 12 – Behind the Scenes with Utility Billing and Reception
Episode 11 – 2019 Municipal General Election
Episode 10 – Beyond Books: Library Services & Programs
Episode 9 – Preparing for Winter
Episode 8 – Police & Fire Services
Episode 7 – Pony Express Memorial Cemetery
Episode 6 – Neighborhood Improvement
Episode 5 – Emergency Preparedness
Episode 4 – School Health & Safety
Episode 3 – Economic Development
Episode 2 – Roads
Episode 1 – Open Space Planning and Wildlife Preservation