Salem City Residents, the city is currently updating the city's general plan.   We would like your input.   There is a public scoping meeting that will be held on December 11, 2018 at the Salem City Activity Center (60 North 100 East) from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Click on the flyer for more information.   

To learn more, visit the project website:

Salem City is soliciting proposals from qualified engineering firms for engineering services related to the preparation of a city wide Stormwater Master Plan and Impact Fee Analysis.  The Request for Proposal may be downloaded here.  Proposals are due by December 20, 2018 at 2 pm at the Salem City Office.



During the recent fires I witnessed several inspiring events. I would like to share some of them that directly affected our department. It may not be a big deal to those who contributed, but to me it was a great outpouring of appreciation.

We received many "Thank You's" from schools, churches and other organizations. Many cards and posters were left at the station (some still are posted on each of the firefighters cubby). People also donated in other forms of firefighter needs while on the fire line. Those donations were: water, snacks, protein and energy drinks, nuts, candy bars, cough drops, eye drops, hand wipes and so forth, which were all dropped of at the fire station. Every firefighter benefited in some way from the generous donations. There were many items that we will stock and continue using in the future. Some items were also taken to the fire camps to pass to the teams from all over the country. One individual even donated cards and envelopes which were taken to the Human Resources tent at the Pole Canyon Fire Camp in Spanish Fork, which were readily welcomed in.

Many comments from the out of state firefighters were how amazed they were about the kindness of people here in this area. As communities affected by the fires in different ways, we just did what had to be done and didn't sit back and wait for someone else to do it. Kindnesses that were extended to them were much appreciated.

For me, as a volunteer and I hope I can speak on behalf of ALL volunteers and full time firefighters as well, that the "Thank You's" and sincere appreciation for what we do is worth more to us than any other form of reward.

My appreciation to everyone who expressed this in any way and to the community who pulled together and just made it happen. 
Fire Chief James Ealey


These are the lyrics from the song Doug Huff wrote and sang at the lighting of Pond Town Christmas.  We would like to thank him for allowing us to post them and for singing at the Pond Town Christmas lighting.

It's Christmas time in pond town
A special place to be
They put the trees on the pond
And light them up for me
People drive from miles around
Watch their faces glow
We've got a little secret we want you all to know

It's Christmas time here in pond town
A special place to be
We still have faith in God
Strength of family
No matter where you travel, or where you tend to roam
You'll always have a special place where you can call your home

Up around the corner, a story there unfolds
With cards and lights they tell a tale of the babe born long ago
The story of the Christ child a special one to hear
Feels my heart with joy for this special time of year

It's Christmas time in pond town
A special place to be
So gather your family around you
And enjoy this Christmas cheer
No matter where you travel
Or where you tend to roam
You'll always have this special place that you can call your home

Up on a hillside  I see my town below
It seems so very quiet with the freshly fallen snow
I remember the poets words sung so long ago
Silent night, holy night and so the story goes

It's Christmas time in pond town a special place to be
We still have faith in God and strength of family
No matter where you travel
Or where you tend to roam
This little town will always be the place that you call home.

Starting on  Monday, November 26th Beet Road will be reduced to one lane of traffic due to construction.  Construction will last for approximately 2 months. Please plan accordingly. 


REMINDER: The winter parking ordinance goes into effect on November 1st. There is no parking on the street from 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. to accommodate snow removal. This ordinance is enforced whether it is snowing or not so please make sure all vehicles are removed from the streets. Also, if you have basketball standards or other items in the street, please remove them.


Salem City Sewer Plant Project

Salem City Mayor and Council would like to thank those who came to the public hearing on February 21, where the sewer plant project and bonding was discussed.  There were a lot of good questions and comments.   As we continue to get new questions we will publish them here for all to read.    We will also update on the progress of the sewer plant.  

The city has been asked different questions about the new sewer plant.   As we get these questions we are posting them here along with the answer.   We hope this will help answer many of your questions.    If you have an additional question, please email the city at:

Click on the link for the Q/A and other information



  • April 30: Bid documents are available
  • May 9: Prebid meetings at City Hall, with site visit afterwards (WRF project at 10:00 AM, pipelines project at 2:00 PM)
  • June 5: Bids for WRF due at City Hall at 2 pm 
  • June 6: Bids for pipeline due at City Hall at 2 pm
  • June 27: Water Quality board meeting for approval of additional funding
  • July 20: Loan Closing 
  • August 2: Ground Breaking

Wednesday July 18 - City Council Meeting -

City Council approved to award the bid for Salem Water Reclamation Facility to VanCon. 

City Council approved to award the bid for Salem Water Reclamation Pipeline to Condie Construction.

City Council also authorized Forsgren Engineering to proceed with construction services.

Wednesday June 27 - Division of Water Quality (DWQ) Board Meeting -

Board approved the loan for $20 million for 30 years at 1.15% interest

Wednesday April 4 - City Council Meeting - 

City Council approved the Contractor Prequalification for the Sewer Treatment Plant Project. Here is the link for a list of the prequalified contractors:  Prequalified Recommendation

Wednesday March 7 - City Council Meeting -

City Council approved Resolution 30718B establishing sewer rates for the next couple of years.   Here is the link to the resolution:   Resolution 30718B

City Council approved Resolution 30718A - adopting the wastewater facilities planning study and environmental review and assessment (for a copy of this, please contact the city office).

City Council also authorized Forsgren Engineering to begin the bidding process for the sewer plant.   

If you would like to be noticed of City Council Agenda's, minutes and/or documents on the agenda when they are made public.  Please go to the Utah Public Notice web page and sign up to subscribe to Salem City.   When these items are available you will receive an email notifying you.   
Here is a link to the web page:


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 



Nuisance Abatement
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



Effective Immediately: 

The Salem Police Department will no longer be accepting 
any types of sharps including needles.

Disposal Option:

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

(801) 489-3027 



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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