May 2017

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Meeting Schedule & Office Hours

Public Hearing 4 May 2017 @ 6:30 PM

City Council (1st Thursday of the month)  4 May 2017 @ 7:00 PM

Planning & Zoning (last Wednesday of the month) 31 May February 2017 @ 6:30 PM

All meetings are held at City Hall and open to the public.

City Hall Office Hous: Monday –Thursday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Daughters of the Utah Pioneers

May will be our last meeting until September. We will be having a pot-luck lunch at 11:00 AM in the City Building. Come Join Us on Monday, May 1, 2017. We also are looking for someone 55 or older who would like to work at the muse on Main Street 20 hours/week through the summer. If you are interested, please contact Cherrie Barrow at 435-462-9590

Mark Your Calendar

May 6               Residents Reducing Wildfire Risk

May 26             Dedication of Old School Community Center

May 27             Heritage Day

June 5              Third Annual Pet Show @ City Bowry

July 21-24         Pioneer Days

Aug 5                Bluegrass & Folk Festival

Aug 29-Sept 2   Plein Air Arts Competition

Sept 9               School Bell Run

Nov                   Christmas Ornaments submissions begin

Dec 2                Quarters for Christmas Potluck Brunch 11:00AM

Residents Reducing Wildfire Risk

On May 6 a CITY-WIDE “RESIDENTS REDUCING WILDFIRE RISK” event is planned in conjunction with a nation-wide project. We need two things: PROPERTIES needing work, AND VOLUNTEERS to help do the physical labor. Last October nine people came to help for 2 hours in decreasing at-risk-debris considered fuel for wildfire at a local property. We are hoping more will join us this May 6th from 9-1. We will meet at the City building and be assigned several properties on which to work. For volunteering or more information, please contact Jane Hawkes at 707-763-7548 janeannhawkes@gmail.com

Community Center Dedication

The Dedication of our new Community Center (formerly known as "the Old School") will be May 26, 2017 from 1:00pm to 3:00 pm. Restoration will be completed and it is coming along beautifully. Watch your PO Box in the next couple of weeks for your invitation, because... You are Invited! After the dedication there will be tours of the finished building, food, and an opportunity to thank the people who have made this possible.

Heritage Day

Heritage Day celebration ever is on May 27th. We will feature the usual Art Squared Auction (look for images on the Friends of Historic Spring City Facebook page and website)and art sale. We also will have locally made crafts, antiques sold by incoming dealers, breakfast & lunch served by the Spring City 1st and 2nd Ward YW/YM. With the completion of the building, we hope to have the best Heritage Day yet and will need lots of help. To volunteer call Alison Anderson-Friends president-at 435-462-5225.

Memorial Day Program

Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion will hold a Memorial Day Program at the Spring City Cemetery at 11:30 AM. All are invited to pay homage to those who gave their all to defend our country.

Spring City Fire Department Needs Volunteers!

Full Training is provided for many areas including: EMT Certification, Wild Land Fire Prevention, Structure Fire, etc.

Earn $5 for each training class you attend.

After Wild Land Fire Certification, the Federal Government can hire you for part-time summer employment at $25/hr!

Women or Men 18+ years are invited to contact: Clarke Christensen, Police and Fire Chief 801-636-9653

Fire Department  Training Meetings: Thursdays at  7 PM, Fire Station, City Offices

Remember

No Burn Dates: May 1—Oct 31 (Call the Fire Department prior to burning if you need to do so during that time.)

On-Call Emergency Service

24/7 for POWER, WATER, SEWER 435-262-2868

Oxygen Needs During Outages?

If you, or someone you know, needs to be on oxygen; please inform the city offices so we can assist during power outages. Contact: 435-462-2244 DeputyTreasurer@springcityutah.org

Sports & Recreation

Softball and baseball season have begun. We have approximately 30 youth from our community participating on teams this year. Unfortunately for the girls and younger youth, we didn’t have enough people sign up to field any teams from town; so they all have been placed on teams in either Mt. Pleasant or Fairview. We appreciate the parents who are willing to transport their children to these other towns so they can participate this year. Thank you parents!! The boys ages 8-15 that signed up for Babe Ruth Baseball have completed the draft process and been placed on North Sanpete Minor League teams. Some of the youth also tried out for the Babe Ruth All Star teams. This draft also was completed on April 8. The ceremony included a parade of all teams and coaches individually introduced by JD Fox of radio station KMTI, the national anthem sung by  Susan, Devin Shepherd, and Elise Shepherd Bailey. The ceremonial "First Pitch" was thrown by minor league player Bruce Christensen.  The boys and their coaches all looked very sharp in their new North Sanpete baseball uniforms. After the opening ceremony exhibition games were played. It was a day full of excitement and enthusiasm for all the youth participating from the North Sanpete area. Youth Track and Field registrations have ended and we have youth from town participating on the North Sanpete Track and Field team. They will be traveling to other communities to participate in track and field competition. Youth league Volleyball has ended and their tournament was held the week of April 16-20 at the North Sanpete High School gym. All our teams competed well this year and two of our Spring City girls played on the championship team for the 7-8th grade team. We express a big THANK YOU to all the parents and coaches for their support of youth volleyball for this year.

Pet Show June 5th

Start deciding which of your pets or animals you’ll bring to this year’s Pet Show on Monday,June 5th at City Park Bow-Wow-ery! Start grooming & smoothing their fur or feathers of winter coats, because there will be prizes and awards! ALL kinds of creatures are welcome!

We Have a FIREWISE Community

 

Our Spring City Wildfire Council has been very active this past year. We now have 18 members including the Mayor, Fire Chief, city council members, citizens, and a youth council member. Complying with the requirements for the USA designation of “FIREWISE” was our goal. 

On April 13th at the Citizen’s core meeting, we received a plaque that  reads, “SPRING CITY, UTAH is awarded Firewise Communities/USA status: November 2016. Many hours and projects were accomplished to achieve this. This plaque will be housed at the Mayor’s office. 

We continue doing the work to keep a Firewise status. One benefit of a community being Firewise, is that some home insurance companies reduce the yearly insurance premium. Another is that it costs less to reduce fuel debris than to rebuild homes. Also we can apply for a grant to help us with reducing the fire risk in our city and outlying area. We accomplished this goal and have $500 to help us with our projects this year.

Spring City Citizen Corps (SCCC)

Community Meetings & Classes

Sponsored by Spring City Citizen Corps (SCCC) for the advancement of

Skills/ Preparedness/ Self-Reliance/ Community Resilience

April 27 (Thurs, 7 PM, City Hall) Plan, Prepare, Prevent:

  Skills—By Popular Demand; Critical Knots

 

May  4 (Thurs, 7 PM, City Hall) Plan, Prepare, Prevent: Skills — by popular demand; CERT

May 11 (Thurs, 7 PM, City Hall) Plan, Prepare, Prevent: Skills — by popular demand;  Felting

May 18 (Thurs, 7 PM, City Hall) Plan, Prepare, Prevent: Skills — by popular demand;  Gardening

May 21 (Sunday, 6:30 PM, City Hall) Plan, Prepare, Prevent: Skills — by popular demand;  Book Review: Smarter, Faster, Better

May 25 (Thurs, 7 PM, City Hall) Plan, Prepare, Prevent: Skills — by popular demand;  Natural Yeast Bread

All events are open to the public at NO COST.

Bring family, friends, neighbors!

Questions: 435-709-1474

 

"There's no harm in hoping for the best as long as you are prepared for the worst."

–Different Seasons by Stephen King

Quarters for Christmas

Hope you've started dropping all your loose change into a mason jar! SAVE ALL OF YOUR COINS, not just quarters, ALL YEAR LONG! Our Christmas Party, on December 2nd, will focus on helping others in our county. There are special Quarters for Christmas cans at City Hall & Spring City Elementary School for you to drop your coins or your full jar of coins into when it gets full. Then you can work to fill it again and again! Saving a little bit at a time adds up to doing many good things for people in need in our county! Get the the kids involved in this worthy project!!!

Submitting Newsletter Items

Submit newsletter items to treasurer@springcityutah.org, call City Hall@462-2244, or drop them by City Office. Please submit items by 4:00 PM on the 20th of the month prior to publication.