Salem City Library and Youth Council will be hosting a Halloween Party at the Library.  

Thursday October 27 from 6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.   Wear your costumes.    Spooky stories begin at 6:00p.m.

ZuWire Fitness is located at 583 North SR 198

"Pressure Cookers - Most efficient cooking method:
Friday, October 28, 2016      7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Salem West Stake Center, 695 S. 300 W.
Casual Dress
All Invited! Bring a Friend!


The Green Waste Site will be opened for Salem Residents Only
on October 21, 22, 28 and 29.

Hours will be:
Friday 10:00a to 5:00p
Saturday 10:00a to 5:00p

The gate will be maned.  Those coming will need to bring a City Bill as prof of residency.

The following items can be dropped off:
Grass Clippings
Garden Waste
Shrubs and bushes
Tree branches 4 inches and smaller
Bags of leaves.

No Stumps or Trash.

You may also 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 (ends November 30, 2016).   The voucher is good for a standard pick up truck load of green waste. 

Please read the information.

The pressurized irrigation water was turned off on October 17, 2016.  Please make sure you turn off the valves and winterize your system so you do not have problems next spring.

“Modern Living in a Rural Setting”



30 West 100 South * P.O. Box 901

Phone: 801-423-2312

Recently the "creepy clown" craze has been sweeping the nation. People in several states have reported that they saw people dressed as clowns roaming around, and in some cases trying to lure women and children into the woods. Some have allegedly threatened schools. But law enforcement has been unable to substantiate almost none of the hundreds of reports across the country.

The Salem Police Department has received some calls about clown incidents or threats including some at our local schools. Not one has been substantiated or was determined to by a credible threat.   All reports to date have been rumors and nothing more. Social media seems to fuel the clown craze and as such has created fear in a few.

As a police department we will file criminal charges against any person purposely perpetrating a hoax involving the clown craze. Furthermore, any persons caught trying to fuel this craze will be held accountable and charged appropriately.

We encourage parents to discuss the clown craze with their children and assure them that they are safe. We equally encourage parents to talk with their kids and let them know that any jokes, hoaxes or other actions used to fuel this movement will lead to arrests and/or criminal charges.

Finally do not take personal action if you see person’s dressed as a clown. Contact your police department immediately and have them respond and investigate.

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.

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.

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.

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