Given persistent dry conditions, high winds, warmer temperatures and limited water resources, the Eagle Mountain City Council tonight (6/15) approved a resolution prohibiting fireworks in Eagle Mountain during the July 4 and July 24 (Pioneer Day) holiday celebrations. The City Council further restricted open flame fires in undeveloped areas. This decision puts Eagle Mountain in line with state-level decisions to restrict activities that increase the chances for wildfires in Utah County. Standard pit fires in private, residential landscaped areas will continue to be permitted. The City is currently exploring options to provide some form of entertainment during the holiday celebrations. We will provide more information as it becomes available.
Eagle Mountain’s May Newsletter is ready for your enjoyment. We have information about Mountain View Corridor, Trail Therapy, rodenticides, and more.
We have new and updated information regarding the closure of Pony Express Parkway. Following conversations with the construction company, the road closure date has been moved and will begin on Tuesday, June 1. Construction will be taking place in the southbound lanes between Aviator and Eagle Mountain Blvd and will continue for 4-6 weeks as crews work their way down installing utilities. Northbound lanes will remain open. We have included a map for the public’s convenience with the detour highlighted. Residents of Eagle Park and the Pioneer subdivisions should still be able to access their neighborhoods.
Eagle Mountain City is encouraging residents to manage their lawn watering schedule. More than 60% of the City’s water usage is used on outdoor watering. For more information about Utah’s drought conditions, visit our Water Conservation page here.
We are excited to announce Senior Meals will start back in person on May 12. Drive up pickup will still be available as well. Request meals by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the senior center, 801-789-6660.
The Eagle’s View city newsletter for April is ready for your enjoyment. In this issue, Mayor Westmoreland discusses upcoming road projects, plus info on water conservation, deer migration and more.
Eagle Mountain City has been named a 2020 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. The City joins 3,600 other communities across the country that have brought attention to the importance of planting trees in neighborhoods and around businesses. The Arbor Day Foundation says trees are vital to combat air quality and water resource issues while improving personal health and energy use. Four forestry requirements must be met, including: a tree board, a tree care ordinance, annual forestry budget and an Arbor Day observance.
Vaccine eligibility is open to all Utahns ages 12+. If you are 12 to 17 years old, you can only receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Visit vaccinefinder.org http://vaccinefinder.org/ 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 vaccine appointments at https://coronavirus.utah.gov/. Use the link at the top of the page that says “Where can I get vaccinated?” Please be sure to schedule the second dose appointment at the same location where you received the first and do not make multiple appointments.
The new guidelines issued Thursday, May 13, 2021, say fully vaccinated Americans “can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic,” including indoors, without wearing a mask or social distancing unless federal, state or local authorities, or private businesses, say otherwise.
A law passed earlier this year by the Utah Legislature ended not only the statewide mask mandate last month but more recently other COVID-19 related restrictions, except for the mask requirement in K-12 schools. Gov. Spencer Cox announced Thursday that will end early, in the final days of the school year.
Some government entities and businesses kept a mask mandate in place beyond April, and in addition to public transportation around the country, masks will still have to be worn by everyone, vaccinated or not, in health care facilities and congregant settings such as prisons and homeless shelters.
Utah County remains at moderate risk on the transmission index. You can view the moderate recommendations here – (https://coronavirus.utah.gov/utah-health-guidance-levels/).
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.
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