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. EOEJob Listing
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).
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
SALEM READY CLASS
(Please note this information is different from what was in the newsletter)
"Freeze Drying & Dehydration"
Presented by Natelen Cushing & Ale Labrum
Friday, September 16, 2016 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Salem West Stake Center, 695 S. 300 W.
Freeze drying and dehydrating are two very effective ways to store food and retain flavor for a long time. Natelen and Ale, both self-reliance enthusiasts. plan to bring their machines to the class for a close-up look at how they work. The women will share some great information about the two food-processing methods - how thick to cut various items, how long to dry, how to tell when the food is finished, how to package food for long term storage, etc.
Samples will be available to taste.
ALL INVITED! BRING A FRIEND!
ATTENTION: The Salem Library Senior Citizen Advisory Board is hosting another terrific class for its "Senior Citizens" . The class will include two speakers:
Topic #1: Winterizing your pressurized irrigation system taught by Steve Cox
Topic #2: See old photos of Salem and its residents and how you can view them in your own home. Taught by Nate Crow.
The Class will be held at the Salem City Library, 59 S. Main Street
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.
Hope to see you there!
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).
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:
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.