Posted on May 26, 2020: In order to keep the cemetery grounds beautiful and well maintained, the City Cemetery Crew will be discarding any decorations when they are determined to be old, unsightly or create maintenance problems. All decorations displayed on the grass or that spill out onto the grass will be discarded by the Cemetery Crew.
Please help the Cemetery Crew take care of your loved one’s resting place, by keeping decorations confined to the headstone and surrounding concrete border, so they can mow and trim the grass, fill in holes from previous interments, and perform general maintenance.
If you wish to keep any decorations, please remove them before Monday, June 1st or they will be discarded by the Cemetery Crew. Thank you for helping the City keep the cemetery grounds beautiful and well-kept!
For the latest COVID-19 information as it relates to Salem City
Salem City Residents, as you are aware, Governor Herbert changed most of the state of Utah to a Yellow Phase of the Covid-19 Response. Because of this change, Salem City is now in the Yellow Risk Phase. This has allowed us to open some of our activities in the Salem Parks, Recreation and soon the Library. All activities will be regulated with the Yellow Phase health guidelines. You will begin to see a lot of recreational activities begging this week in the city parks. Some of these activities include Youth Baseball, Softball, Adult Softball and Youth Soccer. Again, all activities will be regulated with the Yellow Phase health guidelines.
City Playgrounds were also opened on Saturday, May 16th Playgrounds are being disinfected daily, 4 times a day.
All persons that enter the parks are required to be in good health. Persons with: Fever, Dry cough, pains and aches or simply do not feel good should stay home. We also encourage you to still practice social distancing and wearing a mask.
On a different note, Salem City was hoping to hold a Prom Dance for Salem high school aged students. After further discussions with the Utah County Health Department on this activity, it was determined that it would not be feasible to meet all of the health guidelines. We are sorry, but we are unable to do the dance.
We want to congratulate the class of 2020, and hope that all of the students/youth in Salem are safe and wish them all good luck. We hope that everyone can be safe during this pandemic. Look out for each other, help where you can, we are all in this together, and we will get through this together.
Thank you for helping make Salem City a great place to live
Mayor Kurt Christensen
As a reminder, there is no watering allowed between the hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, and we will also be implementing the watering schedule of odd/even. If your home address is an odd number you can water on odds days of the month, if your address is an even number, you can water on even days of the month. This is to help to maintain the pressure in the system.
"We're Going on a Book Hunt"
Get out and about and go on a Book Hunt! We have dispersed a number of book characters throughout the Hunting Zone on school and city properties. Spy and count how many you find to be entered to win a prize!"
Click here to go to the library page for more information.
** Updated 05/27/2020 **
Helpful information related to COVID-19
Click the link above for updates on City closures and cancelled events.
Salem City is the third safest city in Utah
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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
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
FOR SAFETY REASONS WE CAN NO LONGER ACCEPT SHARPS INCLUDING MEDICAL NEEDLES
The Salem Police Department will no longer be accepting
any types of sharps including needles.
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
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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