Salem City Council will have a vacancy in a council seat beginning October 1, 2017.   To fill this vacancy until January 2020, Salem City will be accepting applications to fill the council seat vacancy.   

The City Council will be meeting on Wednesday October 4th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. during regular city council meeting to interview applicants and to fill the vacancy. 

If a person is interested, they must meet the qualifications for city council under Utah State Code 20A-9-203.   

  •          The person is a registered voter.
  •          The person is a resident within the municipality (City of Salem) or a resident of a recently annexed area for a period of 12 consecutive months immediately before the date of election.
  •          The person is mentally competent. Not convicted of a felony, convicted of treason or a crime against the elective franchise, unless their right to hold elective office has been restored. 

Applications must be submitted before close of business day (5:30p.m.) on Tuesday October 3, 2017 to the Salem City Recorder (30 West 100 South, Salem).   

Application (click here)

Salem City would like to thank Councilperson Aaron Cloward for his service as a City Councilman over the last six years.   


Meet the Candidate Night
Thursday October 12, 2017 - 6:30 p.m.
Salem City Community Center
Note: This year the elections will be a VOTE by Mail. You will need to go to to make sure your voter information is correct (especially your address, as the ballots will be mailed to you). link    (click on the voter info tab).


Here are the Salem City Candidates (Click on the Candidates name for more information about the candidate).

Mayor (4yr term)

Kurt L. Christensen   
Joshua Wilford Thayer
Soren K. Christensen (Write-In Candidate)


Council - 2 seats  (4yr term)

Sterling M. Rees
Garrett McLean Jones
Seth Sorensen (Write-In Candidate)
Tim DeGraw (Write-In Candidate)
Howard Chuntz (Write-In Candidate)


Highline Canal:

On the morning of September 12, 2017 workers along the Strawberry Highline Canal in Salem, Utah discovered a rodent hole in a side embankment which had resulted in seepage from the canal. Crews immediately responded and patched the hole.  There are no signs of any further seepage.

At no time during this incident was the structural integrity of the canal in question, nor was there any danger to life or property near of downhill from the patch site.

The quick response and repair completion highlight the ongoing and successful cooperation, coordination and collaboration between the Strawberry High Line Canal Company, City of Salem and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to safely maintain and operate this important canal system.  Strawberry High Line Canal Company quickly activated its existing emergency management plan, which facilitated speedy response and full coordination among partner agencies and stakeholders.

The Strawberry High Line Canal Company is lowering water in the canal and, with engineers from the Bureau of Reclamation, will conduct a full inspection of the canal during the next two days.  Strawberry High Line Canal Company is also conducting enhanced monitoring at four-hour intervals for several days to ensure the patch maintains a long-term and complete seal.

Please contact the officials listed with any questions or concerns:

     Darrick Whipple - Manager, Strawberry High Line Canal Company
     Ryan Luke -         Chief, Operations & Emergency Management
                                Provo Area Office, 801-379-1240
     Andrew Kirby-      Public Affairs Specialist
                                Provo Area Office, 801-379-1161

NOTICE: Please remember our watering restrictions!  There is no watering any day from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and NO watering for residents on TUESDAYS (midnight to midnight)
City, schools & churches may water on Tuesdays but not on Fridays. Different restriction days are in place to help the pressure levels in the system.

Salem Survey Results
Thanks to all those who participated.

Salem City proposed budget Fiscal Year 2017
Public Hearing June 7, 2017
7:00 p.m. City Council Chamber
For more information Click Here

Proposed Transfers for the budget
For more information Click Here

Green Waste 

Green Waste Vouchers for the Transfer Station are now available. They will work the same way as they did last year—only 2 per resident.   They will be good from April 1, 2017 - November 30, 2017.


Curbside Recycling Program is here!
(The Opt Out period ended January 31, 2017.)
Click here for more information and pick up schedule:   RECYCLING IS HERE!!!
IF you would like to participate in the recycling program, call the city office today - 801-423-2770.   Hurry and get your blue lid can now.

 Senior Citizen Alert - Scam and Fraud (click here) 

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