Eagle Mountain City announces scheduled blast operations at the TM Crushing site on Mt. Airey Blvd. today between 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM. Residents and businesses in the vicinity should be aware that this is a planned detonation. The City appreciates the community’s cooperation and understanding as these essential operations are conducted.

Eagle Mountain City is facing a critical water reduction impacting areas north of SR-73, otherwise known as Cory Wride Memorial Highway. It’s affecting around 1,200 homes. In response, the City is urgently asking residents in the affected area to refrain from watering their lawns through July 14.

The cooperation of the community is essential to achieving the best possible outcome. Without immediate action, homes in the impacted area could experience reduced water pressure and potential interruptions in water supply. Additionally, reduced water pressure can significantly impact the ability to maintain adequate fire protection, posing a potential safety risk.

To ensure compliance and protect the community’s water resources, the City is enforcing lawn watering restrictions during this period. Violations of these restrictions will be subject to penalties.

The City appreciates the understanding and cooperation of residents, emphasizing that conserving water now will help ensure that those in the impacted area have access to sufficient water for essential needs.

This water reduction period is a result of extreme weather patterns and demand for water that has outpaced even the most pessimistic forecasts. Despite these challenges, the City wants to assure residents that appropriate planning has taken place for population growth.

In line with the City’s infrastructure plans, work is actively underway to complete additional wells, booster pumps, and water lines to increase water supply and resilience against future reductions. Funding infrastructure improvements is a top priority to ensure that water reductions like this do not occur in the future.

Eagle Mountain City is committed to long-term solutions and is investing in sustainable water management practices to support the growing community.

Residents are encouraged to stay informed by visiting the Eagle Mountain City website and following the City’s official social media channels for updates. The City appreciates the community’s efforts to conserve water and work together to address this urgent issue.

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has begun improvements at the intersection of SR-73/Pioneer Crossing and SR-85 to enhance traffic flow and safety.

The work aims to alleviate congestion and improve efficiency for commuters and cyclists in the area.

Starting July 8, UDOT will begin implementing modifications, including the addition of a left turn lane, adjustments to existing pavement striping and the relocation of a bicycle lane.

These changes are expected to provide smoother transitions and reduce wait times for drivers at the intersection.

Work will be conducted from Monday to Friday, with Saturdays as needed and continue through the remainder of the summer. Standard working hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., although occasional night work may occur.

Impact on Commuters

During the construction period, residents and commuters can expect several temporary changes and potential inconveniences:

  • Night-time closures of the intersection at SR-73 (Cory B. Wride), SR-145 (Pioneer Crossing), and SR-85 (Mountain View Corridor) may occur. Signage will provide directions and alternative routes.
  • Lane shifts and temporary barricades will be in place while new lane striping is applied and allowed to dry.
  • Temporary interruptions to the existing bike lane and pedestrian crossings may also occur.

To stay updated on the project, residents can subscribe to email updates by sending an email to mvcandpioneercrossing@utah.gov with “Updates” in the subject line. Additionally, information can be accessed through the project website at www.publicinput.com/s1107. For questions or concerns, the public information team can be reached at 888-704-4276 or via email at mvcandpioneercrossing@utah.gov. UDOT appreciates the community’s patience and cooperation as they work to enhance the infrastructure

Communication is vital to your family’s safety when disaster strikes. 

Make sure that your family’s emergency plan includes a communication plan, a plan for reuniting and a plan for what to do in different situations.  Create your own or download and print a plan template at www.ready.gov.

Create a Plan

Your communication plan should include contact information for family members and/or close friends in your community, as well as a nearby neighbor.  You should also establish an out-of-town contact.  You might also include contact information for schools, work, medical contacts and insurance information.

Designate Meeting Places

Choose a spot in your neighborhood where family members can gather if your home must quickly be evacuated.  Designate another location in the community to go to if family members are away from home and unable to gather at your neighborhood meeting place.  Include these on your plan.

Distribute Your Plan

Make copies of your plan and give it to everyone on your list, with instructions to keep the plan with them at all times, in a purse, wallet or backpack.  Place copies in your vehicles’ glove boxes and in your home and emergency kits.  Emphasize with everyone the need to contact one another as soon as it is safe and possible after a disaster strikes. 

Practice Your Plan

Once you have completed your plan, it’s time to practice! Practice texting and calling all contacts on your list. Practice gathering all family members at your designated meeting places and discuss how each person would get there.  After you practice, talk about how it went.  What worked well? What can be improved? What information, if any, needs to be updated?  If you do make updates, remember to print new copies of the plan for everyone.

Eagle Mountain’s Unified Fire Authority firefighters are set to receive a state-of-the-art ladder truck at Station 252.

It’s considered a significant upgrade that promises enhanced safety and operational efficiency for the city’s fire response and emergency services. The new ladder truck, costing just over $1 million, will replace the aging 2006 Seagrave with a 75-foot aerial ladder.

“This new ladder truck represents a significant upgrade for our department,” says UFA Division Chief Michael Greensides. “The improved access capabilities, combined with enhanced safety features, will allow us to serve our community more effectively.”

The existing Seagrave has served the community well but, according to UFA, has become increasingly costly to maintain.

With 5,449 engine hours and 142,968 miles, its operational expenses have escalated to $59.22 per hour or $5.45 per mile. The Seagrave’s engine is notably inefficient, consuming an average of 4.9 gallons of fuel per hour, resulting in an hourly fuel cost of $16.25. This financial strain underscores the necessity for a more efficient and modern apparatus.

The new ladder truck, equipped with a 109-foot aerial ladder, will improve access to buildings with greater setbacks and taller roofs, enhancing the department’s firefighting capabilities.

Safety during emergency responses is also prioritized with the new truck’s advanced warning lights, which can reduce brightness and slow the flashing pattern when parked at night. This feature minimizes distractions for passing motorists and enhances safety for the crew operating at emergency scenes.

“The safety of our firefighters and the public is our top priority, and this new apparatus will play a crucial role in achieving that,” says Greensides.

The new ladder truck also boasts a 400-gallon water tank, providing an initial water supply for fire attacks, and a fire pump with a minimum capacity of 1,500 gallons per minute from a standing water source.

The vehicle’s compartments are designed for greater storage capacity, accommodating more tools and equipment.

Operational ease is another highlight of the new truck, featuring a single joystick for ladder operation, replacing the older three-lever system.

In line with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards, which recommend that apparatus more than 15 years old be placed in reserve status if still serviceable, the old Seagrave will serve as a reserve unit.

This ensures continued operational readiness in case the new front-line ladder truck requires maintenance or repairs.

The Unified Fire Authority (UFA) placed the order for this ladder truck and an identical one for a Kearns fire station back in October 2021. However, delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, supply chain disruptions, and a surge in fire apparatus orders have extended the completion timeline.

“We are very excited for this unit to arrive and provide our services with this upgraded apparatus,” added Greensides. “It has been a long wait, but the enhancements in safety and efficiency are well worth it.”

As Eagle Mountain prepares to welcome this advanced ladder truck, the community can look forward to improved emergency response capabilities.

The Unified Fire Authority will be tentatively conducting a controlled burn on Pole Canyon Blvd. this Sunday, June 30, to eliminate the massive influx of tumbleweeds that rolled into the community last week following high winds.

Residents in the areas affected near White Hills may notice and smell smoke as the burn takes place. The controlled burn will remove the tumbleweeds, which pose fire hazards and could potentially obstruct roadways.

To ensure public safety and facilitate the controlled burn, the Eagle Mountain Streets department will assist UFA by closing Pole Canyon Blvd. from Pony Express Parkway to Lehi/Fairfield Road. This closure will be in effect from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Commuters and residents are advised to plan alternative routes and avoid the area during these hours. While this controlled burn has been scheduled for Sunday, weather conditions may cause it to be rescheduled. Residents should be aware of possible changes based on weather conditions.

The community’s cooperation is appreciated to help the UFA conduct this burn safely and efficiently. For more information or any questions, residents are encouraged to contact the Eagle Mountain City offices.

Cory Wride Memorial Park will host Eagle Mountain’s annual Independence Day celebration on July 4th from 8-10 p.m., featuring a fireworks display and other activities for the family.

The event will include food trucks providing a range of delicious options.

Entertainment for the evening will be provided by a guest DJ, who will play a mix of music to keep the atmosphere lively. The evening’s highlight is the fireworks display synchronized to music.

The city encourages residents to come out and enjoy the festivities. The celebration at Cory Wride Memorial Park aims to bring the community together to honor Independence Day with a night of food, music and fireworks.

Residents and visitors are advised to arrive early to secure a good viewing spot for the fireworks, which are set to begin as night falls. The event is expected to draw a large crowd.

Join Eagle Mountain in celebrating Independence Day at Cory Wride Memorial Park for an evening of community spirit and patriotic pride.

A water shutoff is anticipated to impact five buildings on Pony Express Parkway south of Eagle Mountain Blvd. on Friday.

The affected area should be aware that Landmark Excavating intends to shut off the water from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Landmark Excavating will be connecting to an existing water line during this period. The company advises caution when driving through the work zone to ensure safety.

Eagle Mountain City is committed to minimizing traffic disruptions and thanks the community for its patience and cooperation.

In the wake of this week’s high winds, Eagle Mountain has been inundated with tumbleweeds in certain neighborhoods, causing disruption to local roadways and requiring property cleanup among residents

To address this issue, the Eagle Mountain City Streets department and Neighborhood Improvement crews have been working diligently in the most affected neighborhoods.

To aid in the cleanup efforts, the City has announced the provision of dumpsters at key locations throughout the community.

Starting Wednesday and Thursday this week, dumpsters will be available at the following addresses for residents to dispose of tumbleweeds:

  • 2095 E. Granite Ln.
  • 2041 Granite Ln.
  • 4861 Granite Ln.
  • 1942 Emerald Way
  • 1845 Church Way
  • 2433 Quaking Aspen Ln.
  • 2371 Quaking Aspen Ln.
  • 2251 Quaking Aspen Ln.
  • 589 Stonebriar Dr.
  • 5389 Black Smith Road

The City’s approach aims to facilitate a swift and efficient cleanup process, ensuring neighborhoods can return to normal as quickly as possible.

Residents are encouraged to make use of these dumpsters to remove tumbleweeds from their properties and surrounding areas. The City also advises residents to exercise caution while handling tumbleweeds, as they can sometimes harbor pests or cause minor injuries.

For more information on the cleanup efforts and dumpster locations, residents can contact the City Streets department or Neighborhood Improvement departments directly. The community’s cooperation and prompt action in utilizing these resources will play a vital role in restoring cleanliness and safety to the affected neighborhoods.

Eagle Mountain remains committed to supporting its residents through clean-up efforts.