Notice of City Council Seat Vacancy

Salem City Council has a vacancy in a council seat beginning October 11, 2021.  Councilperson Howard Chuntz has resigned as a city councilmember to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.   To fill his vacancy until January 2022, Salem City will be accepting applications. Applications are due Thursday October 28, by 5:30 p.m.   

 -  Interested Applicants must:
       a.  Complete the application (see here) in the presence of the City Recorder.   
       b.  Meet the qualifications as outlined on the application.
       d.  Recommended to turn in a resume/reason why you would want to fill the vacancy.
Note, the term will end in January 2022.   

The City Council will be meeting on Wednesday November 3rd, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. in the Salem City Council Chambers (30 West 100 South) during regular city council meeting to interview applicants and to fill the vacancy.  Note, applicants must be present to be interviewed by the City Council. 


DR Horton Development Agreement

Salem City has been asked to have the DR Horton Annexation and Master Development Agreement available for the public to view.  Here are drafts of the latest agreement. 
(Copy of Agreement)
updated Master Development agreement Viridian Farm
Revised 10/15/2021 Master Development Agreement Viridian Farm

We have also been asked about how can residents know what is on city council agendas.   One of the best ways is to sign up to get notifications from the Utah Public Notice Web Page.  When agendas are posted you will get a notification of the post.   We encourage you to sign up if you are wanting to get notifications.    Utah Public Notice Web Page -


Salem City Green Waste 

751 West Arrowhead – Salem, Utah

Operating hours will be: 

Monday-Friday:  4:00p.m. to 6:00p.m.
Saturday: 12:00p.m. to 6:00p.m.

Dates of service:  October 18th to November 6th 

Closed Sundays 





Scam Notice:


Salem City Police have received reports that citizens are currently receiving phone calls from an individual claiming to be a Salem Police Officer. The caller is threatening immediate payment for warrants or unpaid fees or they will be arrested.


This is a scam and please do not respond or provide any financial information.


If you have any questions please contact Salem City Police at 801-423-2312.

  Water Conservation and Growth Issues 

Salem information



Fiber to YOUR home is coming to Salem. 

Click the link below to learn more about our amazing fiber optic project and how you can connect to the fastest fiber network in Utah.



Installation of Pressurized Irrigation Meters

Starting Sept. 28th 2020 Salem City will have our water crew starting the install of PI Meters on each PI service in town. This install will happen starting now and over the next year.  You will notice two to four City employees working in your PI box.  They will leave your box upgraded with a meter and landscape repairs.  Most upgrades take one to two business days from start to finish. 

This project will take approximately one year to complete.  After the installation is complete the City will begin developing a rate structure and establish an estimated date to start billing for usage.  The City will notify customers when they can expect to see the new PI rate structure on their utility bill.

PI Meters/Bonding

Approved 7/15/20 - Resolution 71520A - A Resolution Amending Pressure Irrigation Water Rates

Information on why PI Meters are being considered?

Notification of Bonding for PI Meters/Project

Information on Water Use and Landscaping 

Rate Increases for Power, Water, and PI

Approved 7/15/20 - Ordinance 71520B - An Ordinance Modifying the City Water Rates

Approved 7/15/20 - Resolution 71520B -A Resolution Amending Electric Utility Rates

Approved 7/15/20 - Resolution 71520A - A Resolution Amending Pressure Irrigation Water Rates


You can now register your dog online at

In order to receive a license in the mail you will need to  email a copy of your rabies certificate to This way they can verify the information and that the rabies shots are current.  If you have any questions please contact the South Valley Animal Shelter at 801-851-4080

Salem City has a NEW Exchange Zone. 

It is located on the East Side of the Salem City Office 

at 90 South Main Street.

click here for more information 

 Nuisance Abatement

Salem City has ordinances in place regarding nuisance abatement on property.  Nuisances include but are not limited to the following.  Inoperable vehicle's, noxious or unsightly weeds, debris including trash, lumber, construction waste, bricks, tires or other items similar in nature. If you have any questions please feel free to to contact Officer Christensen of the Salem Police Department 801-423-2312.  click here for entire letter regarding nuisance abatement


 Effective Immediately: 

The Salem Police Department will no longer be accepting 
any types of sharps including needles.

Disposal Option:

South Valley Solid Waste District will take your sharps including needles.
You can drop medical needles off to them if they are in a sharp container or in a 2 liter soda bottle.You can purchase sharp containers at, Salem Hills Pharmacy, Walmart or by going online.

South Valley Solid Waste District
2450 West 400 South Springville, UT

(801) 489-3027  

 Salem City Police Chief Brad James would like Senior Citizens and Family Members who have Senior Citizens to be aware of potential fraud and scam.    Below are two different links to help residents be aware:
“Clear guide to help people avoid and detect elder fraud”
Here is a guide Common Elderly Scams for our Senior Community. It includes the common fraud tactics and popular scams used on seniors. We hope you find this guide helpful.

 Senior Citizen Alert - Scam and Fraud (click here)  

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