August 2009 Blog Posts (45)

Blog: “Say what you do and do what you say”

I worked with a very successful young man from Oklahoma a few years ago. He said that one of the keys to his success was to “say what you do and do what you say.” He said that is important to clearly identify and state your objectives. Then it is imperative that you deliver on what you say you were going to do. Never, never, never-not fulfill your promises and obligations. You lose money on a job instead of delivering less than the client expects. I was very impressed by his… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on August 31, 2009 at 6:59pm — 8 Comments

Press Release: EAGLE MOUNTAIN CITY’S ENERGY DEPARTMENT RECEIVES UAMPS AWARD

Contact: Linda Peterson ** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**

Public Information Director

Tel: 801-358-1175

Email: lpeterson@emcity.org







EAGLE MOUNTAIN CITY’S ENERGY DEPARTMENT RECEIVES UAMPS AWARD





Eagle Mountain, UT, August 31, 2009 – The Utah Association of Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS) has awarded Eagle Mountain City’s energy department the “System Improvement Award” for 2009. The award recognizes a municipal utility for “undertaking system… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on August 31, 2009 at 6:31pm — No Comments

Connect2Utah: "Super Dell" Schanze Gets 10 Days In Jail For Reckless Driving

Reported by: Cristina Flores



Friday, Aug 28, 2009 @11:27pm CST



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Acting as his own attorney, Dell Schanze told Judge Keith Storey of Saratoga Springs, that “it would be a mistake” to send him to jail and that he would “rather run off the road and kill myself than hurt someone else” still, the judge sentenced Schanze to 10 days in Jail for reckless driving. Schanze was also ordered to pay a $550 dollar fine, plus another $120 dollars for seatbelt… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on August 31, 2009 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

SLTrib: A big 'vision' for west of Utah Lake

A big 'vision' for west of Utah Lake



Utah County » 'Vision' shows freeways, bridges for 500,000 people.

By Brandon Loomis



The Salt Lake Tribune





Salt Lake Tribune

Updated:08/23/2009 08:10:48 AM MDT





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Goshen » It's all greasewood and jackrabbits out here on Utah County's "back 40," a lonely and lovely retreat for the old-fangled… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on August 31, 2009 at 6:16pm — No Comments

Blog: Campaign signs

I got my first campaign sign of this election cycle up yesterday on August 29th, 2009. I have to admit that one of the advantages of being an incumbent is having left over signs from previous campaigns. To put this sign up basically cost me $10 and change. If I was doing this for the first time, it would cost a lot more. I also get to use “slave labor” and have my sons help me with signs. I wonder if I have to list their “campaign donations” in my… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on August 30, 2009 at 8:26am — 1 Comment

Blog: Princess Bride has been selected for the Movie in the Park activity on September 12, 2009

The survey results are in and we have decided to show Princess Bride as the move for the Movie in the Park night on September 12th, 2009 at 7:30pm. The movie event will be held at Nolan park.





The overwhelming choice in the survey was “Race to Witch Mountain” by 27% of respondents. However, we learned that the Disney licensing requirements would not… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on August 28, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

SLTrib Editorial: Going west

Going west

The troubled future of Utah County



Tribune Editorial

Updated: 08/27/2009 05:32:33 PM MDT



Suburban development is spreading like a cancer west of Utah Lake. That sucking sound you hear is the uncontrolled drain on the financial and water resources of the state if Utah County and other local governments do not adopt smart growth policies for this burgeoning area.



The choice is not between growth and no growth. Rather, the choice is between… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on August 28, 2009 at 11:06pm — 3 Comments

DesNews: Cities use social media sites to reach residents

Deseret News

Cities use social media sites to reach residents



By Amelia Nielson-Stowell



Deseret News

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009 11:11 p.m. MDT



Utah cities are finding new ways to connect with residents — in 140 characters or less.



As social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and blogs become more socially acceptable for government entities, several Utah cities are using the sites to spread the word. From city council meetings to a… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on August 28, 2009 at 11:04pm — No Comments

Press Release: EAGLE MOUNTAIN CITY JOINS UTAH LAKE COMMISSION

EAGLE MOUNTAIN CITY JOINS UTAH LAKE COMMISSION



Eagle Mountain, UT, August 28, 2009 -- In a meeting held yesterday, Eagle Mountain City was added to the membership of the Utah Lake Commission.



"We recognize that Utah Lake is a valuable asset to our region for recreation, and as a water resource," said Mayor Heather Jackson. "That is why we felt it was important for our city to be part of this commission."



The Utah Lake Commission is made up of local governments… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on August 28, 2009 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Blog: Update on use of Eagle Mountain Email List and Campaign Web sites and "Unbiased" web sites

I have spent quite a bit of time today on the phone and sending and responding to emails. This is what I know as of 11pm on Thursday (8/27) night.



Scott Holdsworth who in previous years has maintained “Unbiased” Web sites that contained information about each candidate this year is supporting Regan Bolli for Mayor. In the two or three election cycles that he had provided neutral informational sites, he has not publicly supported candidates, even though it is obvious that he makes a… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on August 27, 2009 at 11:23pm — 2 Comments

Blog: Help Dan Burton of Epic Biking to recover stolen 2010 Giant XT 29er bike

[Posted at the request of Dan Burton of Epic Biking in Saratoga Springs]



Today [8/25/09] while we were loading bikes back into the store a guy grabbed one of my bikes and took off with it. This is a 2010 Giant XTC 29er 2. Because this is such a new bike it is quite rare, so if you see this bike please call the cops. The guy was wearing a dirty tank top and jeans. He is around 6' and blond or red hair. The bike is a silver 29" mountain bike… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on August 27, 2009 at 6:00am — No Comments

Blog: Political Intrigue in EM’s election: use of a city email list and bias by a previously purported unbiased individual and his site

[After reviewing the details that I have learned, I concluded that this blog is not deserving of a Drudge Report style flashing siren.]



Details are still being collected and verified, but at this point it appears that the Regan Bolli has not done anything wrong. I still have several questions that I have submitted to Eagle Mountain’s city attorney Jerry Kinghorn and information officer Linda Peterson for their review of the situation. It appears that the Bolli campaign is just being… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on August 26, 2009 at 10:34pm — 5 Comments

Blog: Survey results from "is Eagle Mountain Better or Worse off since 4 years ago?" survey question



I frequently run surveys on my web site to help me make the critical decisions that I as an elected representative need to make. I try to do at least 2 survey questions a month and more when necessary. I got some great feedback on the propose recreation center and then the proposed Aquatics facility. I like to be able to cite these types of results when discussing critical issues. I recognize that these surveys are not scientific nor would I be willing to… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on August 24, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Blog: Love-Hate relationship with Wikipedia

While researching a language translation issue today, I came across the following banner ad. I laughed out loud and a co-worker asked to know what was so funny.





While I must confess that I use Wikipedia almost every day for some purpose, I am frequently frustrated by it. I love the real-time accuracy that Wikipedia provides, but at the same time there are always errors and problems that any for profit product would never… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on August 24, 2009 at 7:43pm — No Comments

SLTrib Editorial: Water tax

Water tax

OK, except for enabling sprawl

Tribune Editorial



Updated: 08/21/2009 06:56:58 PM MDT





The Central Utah Water Conservancy District wants to be a tributary to the rising torrent of property tax increases this year. This probably has escaped the notice of many Utahns, who likely aren't really sure what the district is or what it does. Besides, with about 17 levies on a typical Salt Lake County property tax notice, it's hard to puzzle out all of the… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on August 24, 2009 at 7:31pm — 2 Comments

KSL: Last weekend to cash in on Cash for Clunkers

Last weekend to cash in on Cash for Clunkers

August 22nd, 2009 @ 5:40pm

By Alex Cabrero

DRAPER -- This is the last weekend to take advantage of the government's popular Cash for Clunkers program.



Car owners can get up to $4,500 back for trading in their old gas guzzler for a new, fuel efficient vehicle. Car dealerships have been packed since the program started last month and expected to be busier this weekend than they've been in a long… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on August 23, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Blog: Visit with John Painter and advice for anyone running for elected office in Eagle Mountain

I had posted a calendar event for the Common Sense Rally held this evening at the Historic Courthouse in Provo and said that I would attend the event.



Somewhat to my surprise I got a phone call from my opponent for city council, John Painter, asking if we could car pool. I called him back and we agreed to attend the rally together. John’s request was so that we could get to know each other.



The Common Sense Rally was interesting, but smaller in numbers that I and the… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on August 22, 2009 at 9:17pm — 3 Comments

Blog: Scheduled power outage for Meadow Ranch, North Ranch, Valley View, Westview Heights, and Sage Valley

Please help get the word out to residents that will be affected by this maintenance required outage.



From EMCity.org and http://twitter.com/emcityorg

http://emcity.org/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={D4C90717-CF47-4B64-8138-31BCB51A723A}&DE={B7D642A4-3726-46F8-9A3A-673319116D3E}



Scheduled Power Outtage… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on August 21, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

CNN: Liberal bloggers admit conservatives have upper hand on Twitter

August 21, 2009

Liberal bloggers admit conservatives have upper hand on Twitter

Posted: August 21st, 2009 12:00 PM ET



From CNN Audience Interaction Producer Eric Kuhn





Which party has the upper hand on Twitter?

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Liberal bloggers established online political activism, besting their conservative rivals during President George W. Bush's eight years in office. But conservatives are now finding great success 140 characters at a time. Even… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on August 21, 2009 at 11:44am — No Comments

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