April 2017 - Actions taken by the Council in March
March 2017 - Actions taken by the Council in February
February 2017 - Emailed City Meeting Agendas; Upcoming Meetings of Interest to Residents
December 2016 - Joint meeting with Pleasant Grove City Council regarding Canyon Road issues.
November 2016 - Alpine School District Bond; Nets at the Driving Range; Ownership of Canyon Road; CARE Tax
October 2016 - Bayhill Park; Moratorium on Renewable Energy Permits; City Participates in Development Grant
Beginning in March of 2016 council members have the opportunity to provide links to their council blogs, where city-related information can be shared. We hope this will increase communication and will provide a variety of views on the important topics facing our city. For the blog addresses please see any online city newsletter beginning March 2016.
February 2016 - Topics: "Moratorium on the Commercial Zone" and "Resident Survey"
January 2016 - Topics: "Volunteering" and "The Future of the Golf Course"
December 2015 - State of the City Report Emailed to City Residents
November 2015 - Golf Course Finance Committee Presents Results of Research
October 2015 - Revised Event Center Resident Rates
October 2015 - Jurisdiction of Canyon Road Transferred from State to County
September 2015 - Eagle Scout Receives Recognition as Cedar Hills Champion
August 2015 - New Community Developments
June 2015 - Volunteers Make a Difference & Open Fire and Firework Restrictions
May 2015 - Election Season Is Coming
April 2015 - How City Records Are Stored and Who Has Access to Those Records
March 2015 - City Council Unanimously Votes to Authorize Vote by Mail
February 2015 - City's Finance Team Recognized by GFOA
January 2015 - Vandalism Comes with a High Price Tag
December 2014 - Refinance Utility Bond
November 2014 - Introducing the New Youth City Council
October 2014 - End-of-Year Wrap Up
September 2014 - Model Developed to Evaluate Capacity and Performance of the Pressurized Irrigation System
August 2014 - Cedar Hills Recognizes Champions
July 2014 - The Very Short Story on Property Taxes
June 2014 - City Asks for Voluntary Water Conservation
May 2014 - Cedar Hills Receives Award for Financial Reporting Excellence
April 2014 - Blu Line Design Asks for Development Project to Be Tabled
March 2014 - Public Hearing Held to Review Preliminary Plans for Rosegate Retirement Community
February 2014 - Statement from the City of Cedar Hills Regarding a Recent GRAMA Request
February 2014 - Commercial Developments Proposed
January 2014 - "Volunteering Is the Ultimate Exercise in Democracy"
December 2013 - Report on Municipal Elections
November 2013 - Developer Proposes Mixed-Use Plans for Commercial Zone
October 2013 - Communication Methods
September 2013 - Explanation of Higher Water Bills
August 2013 - Budget Application
June 2013 - Branding Survey
April 2013 - City Refinances Utility Bond
April 2013 - City Celebrates Arbor Day with New Trees
March 2013 - City Partners with Sammy’s Café
March 2013 - Cedar Hills Supports Epilepsy: Declares March 26 as Purple Day
February 2013 - Each year the City of Cedar Hills spends a considerable amount of money repairing vandalism to city parks, especially park restrooms. Last month vandals removed a manhole cover to the city’s sewer system and threw in a basketball, football, and several tree branches wrapped in towels. This resulted in three homes being flooded with sewage, causing many thousands of dollars in personal damages. If you have any information about this activity or wish to report suspicious activities anytime, please contact the American Fork Police Department. Help us be on the lookout for vandalism.
February 2013 - Did you know that most standard homeowners’ insurance policies do not cover water damage or damage due to an earthquake? Our homes and possessions could be affected by either of these disasters. It is a good idea to consult with your insurance agent and add these riders to your policy to make sure your home is covered.
Statement from the City of Cedar Hills - Jan. 7, 2013
Where inaccurate or incorrect information is publicly advanced, the city feels it is in the interest of the community to provide an accurate and correct summary. Recently, statements made on a public website present inaccurate or incomplete information regarding a recent lawsuit and legal fees. The city wishes to address those statements. Download: Statement from the City of Cedar Hills 01072013
Bond Interest Rate Lowered
On December 12, 2012, the city refinanced the general obligation bond for the golf course at a new lower rate of 2.47%. This new rate was made available after the city received an AA- bond rating by both Fitch and Standard & Poor in November. It is difficult for any community as small as Cedar Hills to obtain such a high rating as rating agencies generally believe that risk is reduced as costs are spread out to a larger population.
In their report Fitch stated "the city has maintained good reserves, including 18% unrestricted general fund balances the past two years and excess reserves in the capital projects fund, some of which have been used to support golf course operations. The city's moderate debt levels, which are primarily related to its golf course, are likely to decrease over time as the city intends to continue financing capital needs through pay-go sources."
The new interest rate equates to a total savings of almost $500,000 over the life of the loan, or approximately $23,000 each year. City officials and staff continue to strive to reduce costs while providing quality service to the community and are dedicated to improving the community in all areas.
Statement from the City of Cedar Hills - Oct. 9, 2012
A resident recently published some inaccurate or misleading information about the city. The city is committed to making sure that residents receive accurate information about issues facing our city, so that we can better work together to make Cedar Hills a great place to live. This statement addresses some recent claims about the golf course and related policies and events. Download the Statement.
Statement from the Cedar Hills Mayor and Council
Recent GRAMA Request and the Open and Public Meetings Act - Where inaccurate or incorrect information is advanced, the City Council feels it is in the public interest to provide an accurate and correct summary. It has come to our attention that some inaccurate information has been provided regarding a recent GRAMA request and information on the Open and Public Meetings Act. Download the statement.
State of the City Report
Communicating with residents and being transparent are high priorities for city staff and our elected officials. We have added several new and more effective ways to get information to residents, including this new State of the City Report, which covers a variety of topics and issues that face the City of Cedar Hills. This special report will be created and mailed to residents twice each year. View the State of the City Report - September 2012.
Town Hall Meetings
Mayor Gygi is creating an ad hoc resident advisory committee, which will work on arranging regular town hall meetings to help keep residents informed on a variety of issues. This group has scheduled their first town hall meeting for Thurs., October 18, at 7:00pm at the Community Recreation Center. The topic will be public safety and will include a short presentation from the American Fork Police Department and the Lone Peak Public Safety Department. We encourage residents to attend these meetings to stay involved and informed.