Job Opening-Police Officer

Salem City is now accepting applications for employment as a Police Officer at the City Office at 30 West 100 South during regular business hours (Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.)  Applications will be accepted until September 30, 2016.

This position reports directly to the Salem City Chief of Police.  The candidate needs to be Utah Peace Officer Standard and Training (POST) certified or certifiable as a Category 1 Peace Officer.  The candidate should have a good working knowledge of Police practices and be willing to dedicate his or herself to public service in a progressive rural community.  The salary is somewhat negotiable depending on previous experience and demonstrated ability.  EOE

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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

Recycling Bins

Recycling items may be taken to:

SUVSWD (South Utah Valley Solid Waste District) transfer station in Springville (2450 West 400 South) for a small fee.

Western Recycling has a recycling bin.  They are located in South Provo (1776 South Colorado Ave).  At this time there is no charge.

Because of the continued nuisance by the recycling bins, the Salem City Council has determined to remove the recycling bins at this time.   They will look into other recycling options for the future though.   We want to thank all residents who would use it properly (break down your boxes or wait and bring back your recycling items when there was room in the bins). Because of the miss use of the bins, (many of whom were not residents of Salem and would take advantage of our service to the residents of Salem), boxes were not being broken down, leaving the recycling items to the side of the bins, and individuals leaving items that are not recyclable, is why the council decided to remove them.   The bins were dumped at least three times a week.   Each time the bins are picked up and dumped it costs the city money.   The city council feels bad about the continued abuse and the nuisance the bins have become to our beautiful city.     You may still take your recycling items to the SUVSWD (South Utah Valley Solid Waste District) transfer station in Springville (2450 West 400 South) for a small fee or Western Recycling in South Provo (1776 South Colorado Ave) has a recycling bin (at this time there is no charge).

Pressurized Irrigation - South Bench of Salem

The City is continually trying to find ways to deal with water and issues related to pressurized irrigation. As the season is now warmer, water demand and usage have risen substantially. We are finding that neighborhoods along the south bench of Salem are experiencing fluctuation in water pressure and volume. These fluctuations are the result of a large number of users watering at the same time. In an effort to help resolve this issue, the City recommends and encourages users that live south of the Salem Canal (lower canal) to alternate watering schedules based on your house number.

The following suggestions could be taken immediately to increase the water pressure and volume issue you might be experiencing:

  • Houses beginning with even number addresses are encouraged to water in the evening hours.
  • Houses beginning with odd number addresses are encouraged to water in the early morning hours.

Please note that the current water regulations still apply. No watering between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and NO watering Tuesday’s and Friday’s for residents. Just a reminder that on Tuesday and Friday the no watering restriction begins and ends at 12 midnight. The best way to help with this situation is to conserve water and not over water your yards.

Water conservation tips


Firework Restrictions
Firework Restrictions

PI System

Remember there is no outside watering between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. every day.  There is also no outside watering at all on Tuesdays and Fridays for residents and no watering on Tuesdays and Saturdays for commercial users. 
Please help conserve water so additional water restrictions will not be needed.


The rate increase for Pressurized Irrigation is effective on your May 31, 2016, utility bill.  Information regarding this increase was included in the March 2016, April 2016, and May 2016 newsletters.  Below is a link to these newsletters and the Resolution No. 51816 that the City Council approved on May 18, 2016.


For information on the Green Waste, click here.

We are sorry to inform you, but Salem City will NOT be doing a spring clean up and the green waste site has been closed.  Salem City can no longer subsidize the green waste.   You may go to the city office and pick up a voucher to take your green waste to the SUVSWD Transfer Station.  You will be allowed 2 vouchers for the year.   The voucher is good for a standard pick up truck load of green waste.  
Please read the information.

If you have placed green waste on the side of the road to be picked up, please pick it up and dispose of it properly.   Salem City is a beautiful city, we need your help to keep it that way.

RESIDENTS: Salem City needs your help. Please clean out the gutters in front of your property so the debris does not clog up the storm drains.  If you have a storm drain grate in front of your house, please make sure there is no debris covering it.  Thank you for your help with this matter.

Senior Citizen Alert - Scam and Fraud (click here) 

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