Several road projects will take place September 25 – 28 for paving and microsurfacing.

Road Closures

Bobby Wren Blvd east of Pony Express Pkwy will be closed for paving Friday, September 25 and Saturday, September 26. The closure starts at 7 AM on September 25 and will open when completed on Saturday, September 26.

Smith Ranch Rd will be closed for microsurfacing on Saturday, September 26 between Pony Express Pkwy and Porters Crossing Pkwy.

Golden Eagle Rd will be closed for microsurfacing on Sunday, September 27 from the top of the hill at Jacobs Well to Eagle Top Ct.

Half Mile Rd will be partially closed for microsurfacing on Monday, September 28, with the closure between Crest Rd and Prospector Ct, and the road open with flaggers operating from Prospector Ct east to Ranches Pkwy.

Non-Closures

Ranches Pkwy will have a microsurfacing treatment on Saturday, September 26. Delays should be minimal.

The roundabout on Eagle Mountain Blvd at Pony Express Pkwy will have a microsurfacing treatment on Sunday, September 27. This will require flaggers on site and traffic control. Moderate delays are expected.

The Utah County Health Department and County Commissioners issued a public health order related to mask requirements effective September 23.

This follows the Utah Department of Health order announced September 22, also effective September 23, for the cities of Provo and Orem to go back to orange level guidelines due to a significant COVID-19 case spike in those areas. The hope is that if case numbers can level out again the whole county going back to orange can be avoided. The state health department is also encouraging more people in Utah County to get tested if any COVID-19 symptoms are present.

Eagle Mountain City is currently under yellow level guidelines.

If you have questions about COVID-19, please visit the state coronavirus website at coronavirus.utah.gov and the Utah Co Health Dept website. On the county health department website there is a map that shows the number of cumulative cases in each city in the county, with a daily total of new cases.

Mountainland Association of Governments (MAG), in partnership with the Utah Department of Transportation, the Utah Transit Authority, and study area cities are moving into the next phases of the North Lakeshore Area Study. This regional transportation study started in 2019, was paused due to Covid-19, and is now resuming. The study focus’ along the north shore of Utah Lake to develop a future transportation system that supports the values of the region while addressing growth demands in this pivotal transportation hub connecting Utah, Cedar, and Salt Lake valleys.

Based on feedback MAG have received from the public, community leaders, and businesses in the area last winter, the study team has defined guiding principles and goals for the region as well as needs and issues to be addressed to define transportation solutions that best fit the area. 

We are seeking feedback on the information gathered so far as well as more specific information regarding ideas and possible solutions to move forward.  The online comment period will be in place through October 18 at mountainland.org/nlstudy.com.

The Facebook Eagle Mountain Data Center Community Action Grants program will award its first recipients in 2021. Facebook is committed to investing in the long-term vitality of Eagle Mountain and its residents by supporting projects that meet the community’s needs. Eagle Mountain has been a tremendous partner for Facebook, and our Community Action Grants program is one way Facebook invests in this community.


What types of projects are eligible?

The Facebook Community Action Grants program supports projects that address critical community needs by putting the power of technology to use for community benefit, connecting people online or off, or improving local science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.


When does the application open?

The application for our 2021 Community Action Grants program opens September 14, 2020, and we encourage Eagle Mountain nonprofits and schools to apply. The application closes October 16, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Links to the application and Terms and Conditions are available at facebook.com/EagleMountainDataCenter.

What are the criteria for the Community Action Grants?

Grants are awarded based on merit and meeting the following criteria:

• Organizations are permitted to submit one application per Grant Cycle, with the exception of schools, which may apply for multiple grants. Schools are encouraged to notify the superintendent of desired grants to ensure the
most competitive and feasible applications are submitted.

• Grant applications are being accepted from September 14, 2020, until October 16, 2020. We aim to announce grant recipients by the end of March 2021.

• Facebook Community Action Grants are intended for registered 501c3 organizations.

• The funds allocated are intended to be used during the Grant Cycle in which they’re awarded. The project must have demonstrable metrics that can be publicly reported. We ask that an annual report be provided on how the funds are being used and their impact in the community.

• This grant program is in partnership with CAF America
and CyberGrants LLC.

The following types of organizations or requests are not eligible for Facebook Community Action Grants:

• Organizations whose programs operate exclusively for religious purposes or proselytizing

• Organizations that make hiring choices based on race, gender, faith, national origin, sexual orientation or disability

• Organizations that promote or support specific political ideologies, doctrines, candidates or issues

• For-profit companies

• 501c4 organizations

• Proposals for endowments, memorials, budget deficits and/or the like

Please visit facebook.com/EagleMountainDataCenter to access the application and for the complete Terms and Conditions for the program.

Join Communities That Care in celebrating Family Meals Month this September. Family Meals Month is designed to highlight the benefits of family meals and encourage your family to share one more meal with your family each week.

We know that family meals feed our mind, body, and soul and never before have our minds, bodies and souls needed more nurturing. Some of us are spending an increased amount of time, including meals, with family members. Others are home by themselves.

Not only are family meals good for us, but they can serve as a great unifier during times of uncertainty. No doubt your family meals are looking different these days. Either a LOT more of them each day and week – or a complete lack of them due to social distancing. Video dinner party anyone?

Studies show again and again the significant, measurable, scientific proof about the positive, lifelong benefits of family meals. Family meals nourish the spirit, brain and health of all family members.

  • Regular family meals are linked to higher grades and self-esteem.
  • Children who grow up sharing family meals are more likely to exhibit prosocial behavior as adults, such as sharing, fairness and respect.
  • With each additional family meal shared each week, adolescents are less likely to show symptoms of violence, depression and suicide, less likely to use or abuse drugs or run away, and less likely to engage in risky behavior or delinquent acts.

Join the movement and commit to one more meal at home per week this September for Family Meals Month because family meals make families stronger.

Eagle Mountain City is following the low-risk phase of the state’s COVID-19 response plan. EM City requires those visiting city buildings to wear masks. If you do not have a mask, we can provide one. Social distancing measures are in place. The City continues to recommend that residents conduct business with the city online, via email, or by phone as much as possible. The senior center will remain closed until further notice.

Please reference our department contact information and online services. If you are unable to find what you need on the website, you may email info@emcity.org 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 shutoff are planned to resume in September. If you need assistance with payment arrangements or have questions for utility billing, contact utilitybilling@emcity.org or call 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 continue but some inspections of occupied homes (basement permits, etc.) may be postponed. To contact the building office, please email buildinginspections@emcity.org. 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. 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.

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