May 2009 Blog Posts (24)

KSL: Utah County's first free bike park opens in Eagle Mountain



Utah County's first free bike park opens in Eagle Mountain

May 30th, 2009 @ 4:37pm

(Photo courtesy Jake Spurlock)



News release



EAGLE MOUNTAIN -- Utah County's first free bike park—designed and built completely by volunteer—held its grand opening Saturday afternoon.



The Mountain Ranch Bike Park at Eagle Mountain features three downhill trails, a jump line, a pump track and a skills area where riders of all… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on May 31, 2009 at 12:26am — No Comments

Blog: Questions from Salt Lake City Weekly reporter

Eric Peterson, a reporter from the Salt Lake City Weekly newspaper, has been asking me questions that he is getting from anonymous sources. These are questions that come up from time to time by politically motivated people. Each time that these questions are raised I take the time to answer them in plain and simple terms. I will continue to do so each time these issues are raised.



At the same time, I plan to address these and many other issues during the upcoming campaign season. I… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on May 30, 2009 at 8:30pm — 15 Comments

Blog: ***MAJOR announcement next week***

I hinted at this in a comment to another post. I have now got permission to post a teaser that there will be a major announcement next week.



Even though this is the result of a team effort and a full court press by everyone involved, I need to recognize Eric Cieslak's role in this upcoming announcement. And there is no doubt Mayor Jackson deserves ample credit also for her hard work.



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Added by David Lifferth on May 29, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Blog: Letter to EM Council members about joining the Utah Lake Commission

Dear fellow Eagle Mountain City Council members,



Next Tuesday, June 2nd, we will again get a chance to vote to join the Utah Lake Commission. I will be presenting the agenda item and Reed Price, the Executive Director of the Utah Lake Commission will be present to answer any questions that you may have of him.



A lot of things have happened since the council voted (2-3) not to join the Utah Lake commission last year. Now the Utah Lake Commission is well established and has… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on May 28, 2009 at 9:55pm — 2 Comments

SLTrib: Eagle Mountain seeks a second route into town

Eagle Mountain seeks a second route into town

SR 73 » The city is growing faster than planners can design and build new roadways.

By Donald W. Meyers



The Salt Lake Tribune



Updated: 05/27/2009 04:50:47 PM MDT





Eagle Mountain » To understand the city's transportation problems, all one needs to do is take a drive on State Route 73.



"When you get on the road from here to Saratoga Springs, it is obvious we need a second route," Councilman… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on May 28, 2009 at 9:47am — No Comments

Blog: Photos from Porter's Crossing Ribbon Cutting

Today, 5/27/09, we had the Ribbon Cutting for the new Porter's Crossing road that connects into Pony Express Parkway.. We had a big turnout of students from Pony Express Elementary that got to participate on their nexts to last full day of school.



Several hundred students enjoyed the field trip.



Councilman Nate Ochsenhirt accidentally gets to be the first person to drive on the new Porter's…

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Added by David Lifferth on May 27, 2009 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Event: Porter's Crossing Road Ribbon Cutting Tomorrow

Porter's Crossing Road Ribbon Cutting Tomorrow





Linda Peterson

Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 5:47 PM



FYI, the Porter's Crossing Road will be opened with an official ribbon cutting ceremony tomorrow, May 27 at 1 PM.



The ceremony will include participation from the students and staff of Pony Express Elementary School, as well as Mayor Jackson and City Council members.



The road is located adjacent to Pony Express Elementary on the west side and… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on May 26, 2009 at 8:13pm — No Comments

WSJ: Towns Rethink Self-Reliance as Finances Worsen

MAY 27, 2009.Towns Rethink Self-Reliance as Finances Worsen .ArticleCommentsmore in Politics ».EmailPrinter



By BOBBY WHITE



As the recession batters city budgets around the U.S., some municipalities are considering the once-unthinkable option of dissolving themselves through "disincorporation."



Benefits of this move vary from state to state. In some cases, dissolution allows residents to escape local taxes. In others, it saves the cost of local salaries and… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on May 26, 2009 at 8:08pm — No Comments

DesNews: Developer spars with Eagle Mountain over land value

Developer spars with Eagle Mountain over land value

By James Davis



Deseret News



Published: Friday, May 22, 2009 1:39 p.m. MDT

EAGLE MOUNTAIN — A developer is suing Eagle Mountain, accusing the city of trying to steal his land to build utility lines.



Brent Johnson says he and Eagle Mountain officials disagree on the value of a 7-acre swath of land he purchased in 2007 for $52,000 at a tax sale. He says the city should compensate him $366,000 for the… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on May 23, 2009 at 7:17am — 3 Comments

Blog: Mr. Johnson's land under the power line corridor--humor

Map of Mr. Johnson's property from the SLTrib article



Anyone in the vicinity of Pony Express Parkway and Cochise Way and Ranches Parkway in Eagle Mountain should go to this location and look up and look around Mr. Johnson's land. Do you notice one or more interesting features of Mr. Johnson's land?



Do any of these features make you wonder why this property ended up in a tax sale?



Can you imagine why anyone in their right mind… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on May 21, 2009 at 6:30am — No Comments

BLOG: Serious issues with SLTrib article about Brent Johnson and his property in EM

My blog is response to the SLTrib article "Property owner says Eagle Mountain took his land" which I posted on my site at http://www.davidlifferth.com/profiles/blogs/sltrib-property-owner-says



I can't talk about much of the details concerning Brent Johnson and his property in EM as reported in the SLTrib because there is pending litigation and much of what I have learned has been in a closed… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on May 20, 2009 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

SLTrib: Property owner says Eagle Mountain took his land

Property owner says Eagle Mountain took his land

By Donald W. Meyers



The Salt Lake Tribune





Salt Lake Tribune

Updated:05/19/2009 06:40:51 PM MDT





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Eagle Mountain » Brent Johnson purchased land in a tax sale to develop homes. And he wanted to set aside lots for his children's future homes.



But with a handful of wires, Johnson said, the… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on May 20, 2009 at 7:49am — No Comments

KSL: Swine flu confirmed at Lehi schools

Swine flu confirmed at Lehi schools

May 18th, 2009 @ 4:09pm

By Sam Penrod

LEHI -- Three schools in Utah County are on alert after a student in each school tested positive for the swine flu, but district leaders are not closing the schools.



By the time the test results came back positive for the H1N1 virus, the students who had been sick were no longer contagious and health officials did not believe closures were necessary.



The schools involved include Lehi… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on May 19, 2009 at 10:08am — No Comments

DesNews: Work day set at veterans park for Eagle Mtn. volunteers

Work day set at veterans park for Eagle Mtn. volunteers

Published: Monday, May 18, 2009 10:52 p.m. MDT



Eagle Mountain has organized a volunteer work day at the Utah Veterans Memorial Park Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.



The city has collected donations of trees, plants and flowers and recruited volunteers from the community, including Boy Scout troops and church organizations. The work will include planting, weeding, and trimming around headstones. Food and beverages… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on May 19, 2009 at 7:06am — No Comments

Press Release: EM ORGANIZES BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT FOR VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK

Contact: Linda Peterson FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE/

Community Relations Coordinator LIVE SHOT OPPORTUNITY

Tel: 801-358-1175

Email: lpeterson@emcity.org







EAGLE MOUNTAIN CITY ORGANIZES BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT FOR

UTAH VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK



Volunteer Work Day Scheduled for May 20 is Part of City’s Military Appreciation Week



Eagle Mountain, UT, May 18 – Eagle Mountain City has organized a volunteer work day on Wednesday, May 20 from 4 PM to… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on May 18, 2009 at 6:04pm — No Comments

KSL: 9-year-old (Eagle Mountain) awarded for saving brother's life

9-year-old awarded for saving brother's life May 13th, 2009 @ 10:53pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- An Eagle Mountain girl received a special award Wednesday night for saving her brother's life.



Nine-year-old Katiana Heath escaped from her aunt's home last October and told neighbors her little brother was locked in a bathroom without food. When officers arrived, they found the little boy beaten, unconscious and malnourished.



On Wednesday… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on May 15, 2009 at 7:42pm — No Comments

Mountain Ranch Bike Park Blog: The Downhill Trails

Eagle Mountain Downhill from Jake Spurlock on Vimeo.



The Downhill Trails

May 12, 2009

So, as I alluded to in the forum, and a few of you on the hill, I have been dying to find the elusive trails that lie in the hills above Eagle Mountain. I have driven the Jeep all over the place looking for ladders, bridges, drops, and jumps that would be… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on May 13, 2009 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Photo: Photos of Dave at Lehi's first round victory over Skyline in the 2009 State Playoffs

Photos of Dave at Lehi's first round victory over Skyline

As the "Official Team Photographer" I am usually the one taking the photos at the Lehi Soccer games. However, the professional photographer of the game must have thought that I was important enough to take a photo of. Maybe it was the snazzy Real Madrid jersey that I was wearing.…





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Added by David Lifferth on May 13, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Blog: Road repairs in Eagle Mountain coming soon (including Friday's Station!)

With major road repair work coming to Eagle Mountain, I suggested that it looks like we have a our own little "stimulous package" going on. All of these projects are from our own capitcal facility plans that we have collected impact fees for over the years, so none of these projects are "Obama Bucks."



These projects were just funded and will begin ASAP:



Appaloosa Way (Friday's Station) Rotomill and Overlay

Eagle Mountain Boulevard Slurry Seal

Construction of… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on May 11, 2009 at 9:05pm — No Comments

KSL: Woman arrested on charges of abuse against her 4 children

Woman arrested on charges of abuse against her 4 children

May 8th, 2009 @ 6:55pm

EAGLE MOUNTAIN -- An Eagle Mountain mother is in jail, and her five children in protective custody, after deputies found the children living in horrible conditions. Their home was full of dirty diapers and only rotting food.



Jennifer Empey faces four counts of child abuse, as well as abusing a disabled child.



Deputies were alerted after they found Empey's 6-year-old son, who is… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on May 9, 2009 at 7:26am — No Comments

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