The State of Emergency Order for Utah ends at midnight on November 24. The following information was announced on November 23 by Governor Herbert and the Utah Department of Health.

  • Anyone who wants a COVID test can now get one, even if you don’t have symptoms. Go to TestUtah.com to schedule a test.
  • A new public health order will replace the expiring one at midnight on November 24 – returning to the transmission index. Utah County is “high risk” on the index.
  • The limit on the number of people at private social gatherings has been removed, but it is still recommended as a best practice to gather only with those of the same household. If gathering in “high risk” areas, gatherings recommended being limited to 10 people.
  • At larger public gatherings like theaters, sporting events, six feet distancing between household groups is required.
  • Beginning Nov. 30, participants in high school extracurriculars will be required to be tested every other week.
  • Participants in club sports such as dance, gymnastics, gyms, etc. must be checked for symptoms prior to participating in person.
  • Workplace guidelines change – quarantined employees may return to work if tested on day 7 of quarantine or later and receive a negative test result.
  • A study by U of U shows statewide mask mandates have been proven to decrease cases, and are beneficial to the economy due to increased consumer mobility resulting in increased spending. A statewide mask order is still in effect for Utah.

For more details and frequently asked questions, please visit coronavirus.utah.gov.

Camp Williams will conduct demolition training November 22 – 25 and from November 30 – December 4. Camp Williams staff and fire authorities will monitor weather conditions to facilitate training during low or moderate risk levels.

Given the nature of this training, demolition will occur sporadically throughout the day, beginning at approximately 7 a.m. and ending approximately 9 p.m.

This training is not open to the public or the media.

Please direct all questions via text or email to Maj. D.J. Gibb, 801-716-9063, ng.ut.utarng.list.pao@mail.mil.

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 October 20 through December 7, 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 December 8 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 you observe any illegal dumping in storm drains or any materials in storm drains that may cause a blockage and potential flooding or a hazardous material situation, please contact the hotline at 801-789-5959, option 5.

Governor Herbert has issued a State of Emergency COVID-19 Executive Order effective Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. through Nov. 23. This order overrides the guidelines of the high transmission index. City offices are open to the public regular hours (7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday), however, masks are required in city buildings, and social distancing measures are in place. If you do not have a mask, one can be provided for you. The Senior Center activities are cancelled until further notice The City continues to recommend that residents conduct business with the city online, via email, or by phone as much as possible.

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 in the dropbox. Late fees and shutoff have resumed as of September. If you need assistance with payment arrangements or have questions for utility billing, contact utilitybilling@emcity.org or call 801-789-6626, 6627, 6628 or 6607 M-F from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., holidays excluded. Online payments through Express Bill Pay are highly recommended.

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 at 2565 Pony Express Parkway.

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