NEW MAYOR OF ALPINE CITY SELECTED
At the February 9th City Council meeting, 7 applicants where interviewed and considered for the empty mayoral seat. After much deliberation, the City Council selected Sheldon Wimmer to be Mayor of Alpine City and finish the 2 years remaining in the term. A ceremonial swearing-in to office will take place at the February 23rd City Council meeting. The public is welcome to attend.
ACE RECYCLING HAS RAISED THEIR RATES. BEGINNING FEBRUARY 1, 2016, THE FIRST RECYCLE CAN WILL BE $5.35. A SECOND CAN WILL BE $5.10.
SEASONAL TIPS FOR PROTECTING OUR WATERWAYS IN WINTER
Winter is certainly here and with it comes road salts, piles of snow and uninvited house guests (the furry kind). By making smart decisions while battling winter, we can prevent additional stormwater pollution. Why not do your part this winter season to protect our streams from unnecessary stormwater pollution?
Dispose of shoveled snow in vegetated areas
The more water can be absorbed by plants or sink into the ground, the less water will runoff carrying pollutants into streams.
Use safe and effective alternatives to salt and ice and follow the application rate on the label
Salt is damaging to plants, animals, concrete and water quality. Instead of focusing on melting the snow on your driveway, use sand to help gain traction or a salt-free de-icer.
Use natural and non-toxic alternatives to chemical pesticides and reduce indoor and outdoor chemical use
Boric acid is a low-toxicity mineral that is highly effective over time and bait boxes are another great alternative. There are also many herbal pest deterrents; for example, mint detracts mice.
Salt piles should always be stored under a roof
Have a safe and happy winter and thank you for keeping the health of the watershed in mind.
YOUR EFFORTS CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Utah County Storm Water Coalition
For additional information Call 801-851-PURE (7873) or visit our website at www.utahcountyonline.org
ANNUAL DRINKING WATER QUALITY REPORT
Alpine City 2014
Click HERE for more information.
NOTICE OF FIREWORKS RESTRICTIONS & OPEN FIRE BAN
Fireworks are permitted ONLY within the the area designated on the map.
To view map click HERE
Residents in the NO FIREWORKS ZONE can light off their fireworks in the center of Creekside Park and Burgess Park on July 24th ONLY. (Not during the 3 days before and after the holiday.)
OPEN FIRES NOT IN A FIRE PIT ARE PROHIBITED CITY WIDE.
See the July Newsline on this website for more information.
2015 WATER CONSERVATION RESTRICTION PROGRAM
Due to the dry winter, Alpine City will be implementing watering restrictions early this year. They will be in effect starting April 15th unless further notice is given.
- Residential Users: Use of irrigation water will be allowed three days per week. Odd number addresses will water on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Even numbered addresses will water on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The time period for residential water use will be from 7:00 pm on the scheduled day for watering until 7:00 am the following day. This does not mean that residents should water for an entire 12-hour time period. Smaller 1/4 acre lots should irrigate fewer hours than larger 1 acre lots.
- City Parks and Other Large Water Users (Schools, Churches, etc.): The City will coordinate a plan for irrigation of the parks, etc. The plan will require watering during the day to balance the use of the system. Some parks may only get watered once per week.
- Agricultural Users: Alpine City is working with the Alpine Irrigation Company and the agricultural users to implement a water restriction program.
- First Offense: Warning
- Second Offense: $50 fine. Payment required to have PI valve unlocked.
- Third/Future Offenses: $200 fine. Payment required to have PI valve unlocked
ALPINE CITY SALES TAX LEAKAGE STUDY
Alpine City recently hired a financial consultant (Lewis Young Robertson & Burningham) to conduct a study to understand the current status and potential of sales tax revenue in Alpine City.
This study covers: 1) Demographic Analysis 2) Fiscal Analysis of Alpine City and its Relationship to Other Cities 3) Retail Leakage/Surplus Analysis - Indentification of Key Sales Tax Generating Businesses that are lacking in Alpine City 4) Land Use Analysis 5) Competitive Market Analysis
For the full report click HERE
NEW STREET PARKING REGULATIONS
The Alpine City Council recently adopted amendments to the Parking Regulations Part of the Municipal Code. The amended language that relates to parking is as follows:
"Parking prohibited. No person shall park, or leave standing on any public road, street alley, public open space, public trails, or within public open space, or store a motor vehicle, trailer, boat, motor home, camper, ATV, motorcycle or any other items for 48 or more consecutive hours. Any such itmes so parked or left standing may be impounded or removed by the Chief of Police or his designee. For purposes of impoundment and removal, the Chief of Police or designee may impound and remove any such items which reasonably appears to have remained unmoved for 48 consecutive hours. The cost of impoundment and removal shall be charged to the owner or any person who claims the impounded vehicle."
ACCESSORY APARTMENTS 101
Purpose: The purpose of the Accessory Apartment Ordinance is twofold:
1. To allow homeowners to rent part of their homes to others safely and legally.
2. To keep illegal duplexes from covering the City and lowering the property values of everyone who lives in the City.
How does it work:
1. You fix up a part of your home to rent to someone (it helps to call the City first).
2. You call the City to register your apartment.
3. The City sends out a building inspector to make sure it is safe.
4. You pay $50 and you are off and running.
5. You pay your fee each year and continue to rent your space out.
How does it NOT work:
1. You can't rent out both the top and bottom of your home and then go live in American Fork. You have to live in your home to rent part of it out.
2. You can't just rent out part of your home out without registering with the City.
3. If you rent it and don't register it then you could be fined.
4. Worse, something bad happens while you are renting it out illegally and you get both fined and sued. Not a good idea, just register.