Friday, November 27, 2009

Eagle Mtn. On Board, But Saratoga Not So Much

"Eagle Mountain's City Council unanimously endorsed the bridge project in October, citing the lack of east-west routes across the county and the money the project would infuse into the local economy.

The project faces opposition from environmental groups and recreational lake users who say it will threaten the endangered June sucker and foul the lake and Utah Valley's air." -SL Trib

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Eagle Mtn. Aquatic Center Survey

"Almost 600 Eagle Mountain residents responded to an online survey about the possibility of a new aquatic center.

The survey, which was the third done by the city, closed last week with 67 percent of the respondents agreeing that there is a need for a city-wide aquatics/recreation center in Eagle Mountain.

In this survey, residents were asked if they would pay $5.74 per month, with 51 percent answering yes, and 17 percent saying they would be willing to pay even more for an indoor facility. Of the remainder of the respondents, 38 percent voted no and 4 percent were undecided." -Daily Herald

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Friday, November 6, 2009

Commentary: Eagle Mtn. Mayor Jackson's Victory

Eagle Mountain Mayor Heather Jackson recently told the Daily Herald the following (see previous post for the story): "Less than 2,000 of the city's registered 7,500 voters turned out, which Jackson said probably shows that many residents are comfortable with the status quo."

To quote the song, "Sorry Ms. Jackson", this in no way shows residents are satisfied with the status quo. Mayor Jackson said it herself, "And with the flu going around, I can't tell you how many people were saying they were too sick,"(Daily Herald).

Mayor Jackson, if anything, this shows that with those that did vote, Eagle Mountain is a divided city. So enjoy your 33 vote victory and feel free to make sure Coop's Market gets built before the end of your new term.

Eagle Mtn. Mayor Returns by Slim Margin

"Eagle Mountain's mayor on Thursday held on to her job by a slim 33 votes.

Mayor Heather Jackson's lead, already paper-thin after Tuesday's results, narrowed further as provisional votes were counted on Thursday afternoon.

Jackson attributed the victory-by-a-hair to contented residents, and the flu."-Daily Herald

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Eagle Mountain City Election Results

It appears that Heather Jackson will return as Mayor defeating challenger Regan Bolli.

Say hello to John Painter as it shows that he will be taking office on the City Council. Nathan Oschenhirt wins and we say goodbye to David Lifferth.

22% Voter turnout. That's seems awfully weak to me. Maybe I need to post directions next election as to where City Hall is located.

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