Sunday, May 2, 2010

Eagle Mtn: Bond May End Up on Ballot in Nov.

After hearing from more than two dozen residents at a meeting on Tuesday night and getting even more e-mail, the Eagle Mountain City Council decided to reconsider the date of a bond election to pay for a $7.2 million aquatics center.

Council members approved a motion to rescind the decision to put the bond on the ballot in June and then approved another motion to have an item on the next City Council agenda to move the election to November.-Daily Herald

Eagle Mtn: LDS Chapels Going Green

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Eagle Mtn: Pony Express Commemoration Rides On

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the historic Pony Express.

It was a rapid mail service by a series of horseback riders over a 1,966-mile route between St. Joseph, Mo., and Sacramento, Calif., from April 1860 to October 1861. It was replaced by telegraph service.

During this year's annual re-ride commemoration of the Pony Express by the National Pony Express organization, activities will feature day-time rides only to allow communities along the route to be more involved in the event.

In Utah, the Pony Express re-ride is scheduled to be in Fairfield (Camp Floyd) the morning of Thursday, June 10.

Riders will then participate in a Pony Express monument dedication in Eagle Mountain and arrive at This is the Place Heritage Park at 5 p.m. that day for a celebration there. -DesNews

Eagle Mtn: UDOT Road Projects Delayed

"The Utah Transportation Commission is cutting funding to 11 road projects to fulfill a legislative mandate to slash $113 million, and six are in Utah County despite objections from Eagle Mountain that it is unwise to slow projects around the high-growth area.

The Legislature asked the commission to stall $113 worth of projects that are not yet under contract to help fill a budget gap. Thanks to low bids on other projects, though, the Utah Department of Transportation found $28.15 million in savings to put toward that cause, leaving $84.85 million to cut.

Among the cuts are widening and new-highway projects on Geneva Road, two segments of State Route 73, the Vineyard Connector and University Parkway, all Utah County upgrades that Eagle Mountain Mayor Heather Jackson said would help her constituents out of the bottlenecks they currently face heading into Orem and Provo.

"We will still grow," she said, "and if we don't have the roads there we will still be cut off from Utah County."" -SL Trib