Updated 11/30/21

Everyone Ages 18 and Older Should Get a Booster Shot

Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna

Who should get a booster:
Everyone 18 years or older

When to get a booster:
At least 6 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination series.

Which booster should you get?
Any of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States.

Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen

Who should get a booster:
Everyone 18 years or older

When to get a booster:
At least 2 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination.

Which booster should you get?
Any of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States.

Data Supporting Need for a Booster Shot

Studies show after getting vaccinated against COVID-19, protection against the virus and the ability to prevent infection with variants may decrease over time.

Although COVID-19 vaccination remains effective in preventing severe disease, recent data pdf icon[1 MB, 68 pages] suggest vaccination becomes less effective over time, especially in people aged 65 and older and at preventing infection or milder illness with symptoms.

  • The recent emergence of the Omicron variant (B.1.1.529) further emphasizes the importance of vaccination, boosters, and prevention efforts needed to protect against COVID-19. Early data from South Africa suggest increased transmissibility of the Omicron variant and the potential for immune evasion.
  • Emerging evidence also shows that among healthcare and other frontline workers, vaccine effectiveness against COVID-19 infections is also decreasing over time.
  • This lower effectiveness is likely due to the combination of decreasing protection as time passes since getting vaccinated, as well as the greater infectiousness of the Delta variant.

Data from clinical trials showed that a booster shot increased the immune response in trial participants who finished a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna primary series 6 months earlier or who received a J&J/Janssen single-dose vaccine 2 months earlier. With an increased immune response, people should have improved protection against COVID-19, including the Delta variant. For Pfizer-BioNTech and J&J/Janssen, clinical trials also showed that a booster shot helped prevent COVID-19 with symptoms.

For additional information on COVID-19 booster shots, visit this website for the Center for Disease Control.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has now approved the Pfizer vaccine for children age 5-11. They must receive the Pfizer vaccine. Pharmacies and pediatricians are ready to administer the vaccine or you may check the Utah County Health Department website (link below) to schedule at one of their locations. Please be sure to schedule the appointment where the Pfizer vaccine is being administered. If you have questions regarding your child receiving the vaccine, please contact your pediatrician.

Minors must be accompanied by their parent or guardian, or, if another adult accompanies them, the minor can’t receive the vaccine unless the parent or guardian has either signed the COVID-19 vaccine form or gives permission over the phone.

For upcoming vaccination events (Booster or 1st and 2nd Doses) please visit this website or call the Utah County Health Department (801) 851-4357.

Utah County remains at high risk on the transmission index. You can view the current risk level recommendations here.

Vaccine eligibility is open to all Utah residents ages 5 and up. If you are 5 to 17 years old, you can only receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Visit this website to find a location that offers the Pfizer vaccine. As more people get vaccinated, it increases health protection for everyone and will help things get back to normal faster.

For all others, find where to schedule booster or 1st and 2nd dose appointments here. Use the link at the top of the page that says “Where can I get vaccinated?”

Nearby COVID-19 testing locations can be found at this website.

The October Edition of The Eagle’s View is ready for your enjoyment. This month, we learn about birds migrating into the area, park phase completion, and the Eagle Mountain Library recently won an award.

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Eagle Mountain City is again offering the Bag the Leaf program for its residents this fall.

The City will provide free leaf collection bags from Oct. 19 through Dec. 10 while supplies last. Residents may pick up bags at the City Hall Utility Billing office from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday – Friday. Residents are also free to use their own large plastic garbage bags.

In addition to removing leaves from private property, residents are encouraged to clear leaves and other debris from the tops of storm drains adjacent to their property during the fall leaf collection period to help prevent localized flooding conditions during the fall and winter months.

Curbside pickup will be performed on weekdays through Dec. 10 by the storm drain crews as they drive through the neighborhoods checking for leaf bags. Bags will be picked up as soon as possible.

Bags shall not exceed 40 pounds and must contain leaves only. Heavier bags will not be picked up. In addition to the weight restrictions, the City will not collect bags that contain household waste, green waste, branches, limbs, rocks, animal waste, dirt, sod or other restricted bulky waste. If a bag contains any unacceptable materials, crews will place a notice on it and leave it for the resident to remove.

Bags should be placed curbside. They should not be placed in the street, gutter, ditches or any area where drainage takes place.

If you have any questions, please contact Larry Diamond at ldiamond@emcity.org.

If residents observe any illegal dumping in storm drains, or any materials in storm drains that may cause a blockage, such as sticks, leaves, bags, or other items with the potential to cause flooding or a hazardous material situation such as oil, animal waste, or household cleaning products, please contact the hotline at 801-789-5959, option 5.

The site is being considered for a potential future data center.  If such development goes forward, it will create jobs and continue making Eagle Mountain a leader in attracting investment from some of the world’s most recognizable brands. 

“Google choosing Eagle Mountain is a testament to the strength of our workforce and economy,” said Mayor Tom Westmoreland.  “We hope they decide to build here and look forward to partnering with them in the future.”

Eagle Mountain City partnered with Utah County, Alpine School District, Unified Fire Service Area, the Central Utah Water Conservancy District and the Economic Development Corporation of Utah to lay the foundation for the company to consider developing the site based on their internal timelines.

The Senior Meals have undergone a change from drive-up meal pick-up, which took place during the pandemic, to dining inside at the Senior Center. Please arrive by 11:45 a.m. and check in at the office window so your attendance can be documented. The meal will be served at 12 noon.

As a reminder, here is the information about reserving meals:

Here is the link to the online meal order form or you may call 801-789-6660 or email jroberts@emcity.org to place an order for a meal. If there is no answer, please leave a message with first and last name, and the date you want the meal. Orders must be placed by 12 noon the day prior to receive a meal. If needing to place an order later than that time, the day prior, please email jroberts@emcity.orfor arrangements. If you know you will be eating meals more than once, please reserve the dates in advance. You may reserve meals for Wednesday and Thursday in advance indefinitely.

Pick-up meals will still be available to those who come inside the Senior Center to collect them. A second meal will no longer be provided on Thursdays. Lowfat milk will be served with the meal. Alternate meals are now available.

Before the pandemic, seniors were asked to donate $3 per meal if they could afford it. During the pandemic, the meals were provided free by the MAG program. Now that they are returning to the previous set-up, with meals inside the Senior Center, donations of $3 are suggested per meal for those over 60. Those under 60 must pay $6 per meal. The gray donation box is located next to the door inside the Senior Center.

Plan your commute accordingly. Speeding is not allowed in a school crossing zone.

Follow all speed limit signs and flashing crosswalk signs when approaching a school zone.

Wait for all pedestrians to be out of the crosswalk before proceeding through the crosswalk

Be patient with, and kind to, crossing guards. They are there for the safety of the children.

With so many new residents, the Utility Billing Department has been seeing a lot of similar cases and questions regarding residents’ utility bills. To help you avoid fees and penalties, Utility Billing would like to remind residents of the following:

  • The utility bill is posted by the 10th of each month and the payment is due by the last day of the month.  
  • Please be aware that there is no grace period for late utility payments.
    • If payment is not received by the last day of the month, you will be assessed a late fee of $15.
    • If the due date falls on a weekend or state holiday when our office is closed, you have until the end of the next business day to make the payment. Any payment received after that time will be assessed a late fee of $15.  
  • Late notices are sent out at the beginning of the following month for past due accounts. Payments for past due balances need to be in the office by 5:30 p.m. on the day specified on your bill and late notice.  
    • Past due payments received after 5:30 p.m. on the day specified will be assessed a $50 penalty, regardless of whether or not water service was actually disconnected. 
  • Please be aware that since the bill is not available until around the 10th of the month, if your auto pay is set up any time between the 1st and the 10th of the month, it will not run until the following month and you’ll receive a late fee every month until it is changed. 
    • When you schedule auto pay, set it up between the 10th of the month and the last day of the month.  
    • If you can, schedule your auto pay a few days before the last day of the month so that if any problems arise, you will have a few days to resolve them before your bill is due. 
  • Utility Billing doesn’t take payments over the phone for security reasons. 
    • Xpress Billpay will take your payment over the phone at (800) 768-7295. You may also pay your bill online at xpressbillpay.com. Click “Pay Utilities” at emcity.org for instructions to set up online payments for the first time.
  • If you pay your bill via US mail or your bank on the last day of the month, it will arrive late. 
    • Mailed payments have taken up to a week to reach our office.  
    • If you want to pay at the end of the month, instead of mailing your payment, you may drop it in one of our two utility drop boxes. The drop box in the Ranches is located in the drive-through at 3688 E Campus Dr. The drop box in City Center is located at City Hall.
    • You are also welcome to pay online through Xpress Billpay or in person at City Hall (1650 E. Stagecoach Run). 

The Utility Billing department understands that residents may have specific questions and individual circumstances. So we can help you best, please contact us at (801)-789-6609 or come see us at City Hall before the day your bill is due or your services are turned off. We kindly ask for your patience as we resolve problems and find solutions. 

Podcast Newspost

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.

Season 2

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

Season 1

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