Salem Ready Class: "Community & Home Protection"  Friday, January 20, 2017  7-8:00 p.m. at the Salem West Stake Center, 695 S. 300 W.  Salem Police Chief, Brad James, will be the guest speaker for this meeting.   Chief James has a wealth of knowledge.  He started his career in law enforcement in 1979 after graduating from the Utah Police Academy and has continued furthering his education throughout his career.  Prior to coming to Salem, Chief James worked at Ricks College, Mapleton City and Springville City Police Departments.  He has served for the last 26 years as the Salem City Police Chief and feels it a pleasure to serve the great citizens of this community.

Curbside Recycling Program is here!

We are excited about now offering Curbside Recycling to residents of Salem.   A FLIER has been mailed to all the residents explaining about the recycling program.   This will be an Opt Out program, meaning if you do not want to participate you will need to complete the OPT OUT FORM and drop it by the city office.   Residents will have from December to January 31, 2017 to opt out.  After January 31st all who have not opted out will be automatically enrolled in the recycling program.  If you DO want to participate in the program, you do not need to do anything.   A can will be delivered to your home beginning in February.     We anticipate the first recycle pickup to be in March (more information will be sent out).       

We need to have least 40% of our residents participate, if not then it will not be cost effective and we may not be able to provide this service.

Anticipated cost for the program:  
If we get 60% participation, the approximate rate will be $6.25 a month.
If we get 50% participation, the approximate rate will be $6.75 a month.
If we get 40% participation, the approximate rate will be $7.50 a month.

Additional information is available on the Recycling Program page.

Salem Residents


Because of the recent snow accumulations, several large  snow piles have popped up around town.  As a motorist please be cautious while traveling and realize that these snow mounds create visibility issues. Our younger citizens also  like to play on or near these snow piles.  Please slow down, be careful and watch out.   With the warmer weather, snow is also melting and flooding is a real possibility.  Be cautious of standing  water on the roadways and the possibility of hydroplaning.  Thank you for being  safe.

 Salem Police Department

Winter Parking Ordinance

The Winter Parking Ordinance went into effect on Tuesday, November 1st.  Please do not park anything on the streets from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. to accommodate snow plows.  This ordinance is enforced whether or not it is snowing.

When the ordinance is not in effect, please do not park anything along the street once snow starts accumulating, so the snow plow drivers can clear the street more quickly and thoroughly.  This will help with less incidents of damaged parked vehicles, etc.

Additional information regarding snow removal is available here.



Leaves/Storm Drains

We need your help in making sure the leaves are cleaned out of the gutters in front of your home.   If you also have a storm drain grate in front of your home, make sure it is clear of leaves and other debris.     With the leaves you may bag them up and take them to the Recreation Office/Veteran Ball Park parking lot (60 North 100 East).   The city will have a truck there so you can drop off your BAGGED leaves.   DO NOT drop off any other items, this is only for bagged leaves.

We need your help to make sure the gutters are clear.

Electric Rate Increase

During the 2016/2017 budget discussion in May and June 2016, the city was faced with the decision to increase power rates.   During this time, Salem City Power was going through a rate study through UMPA (Utah Municipal Power Association).   The council decided to hold off on the rate increase until the study was completed (June 2016) and they had time to review it.   During the August 24th City Council Meeting the Salem City Council approved a Power Rate Increase for all users.  This will go into effect with your August 2016 usage (the bill you will get the first part of October 2016). 

Residential Rates:

                                          New Rate:                           Old Rate
kWh Usage:                        Rate Per kWh                    Rate Per kWh
First 500 kWH                     .08850                                   .08388536
501 – 999                           .10434                                   .098436
1000                                 2.50                                      1.50         
1001 – 1499                        .12575                                   .11752
1500                                  3.50                                      2.50         
Over 1500                            .13472                                  .12532

For Commercial and other rates, please see Resolution 82416


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