The annual Pondtown Christmas lighting will be held on Friday, November 23rd at 6:00 p.m. at Knoll Park. Come and join us for this spectacular Christmas tradition. The Salem Youth Council will be serving hot chocolate and donuts.


Salem City will be closed on Thursday November 22nd & Friday 23rd for Thanksgiving. Garbage pick up will not be affected by these holidays and will be picked up on Tuesday as usual. Please have your can(s) out by 7 a.m.



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.

The Green Waste yard is now closed.

There is a trailer at the Veteran's Memorial Ball Park
for disposal of bagged leaves. 

Green waste vouchers are still available at the City Office,
they are good until November 30, 2018.

These vouchers allow you to take a covered load
green yard waste to the
South Utah Valley Transfer Station 
located at
2450 West 400 South Springville, Utah. 

They will work the same way as they did last year 
2 per residence.


During the recent storms several residents picked up sandbags to protect their property from potential flooding. Please help the City clean-up the sandbags and do not leave them to sit on sidewalks, curbs and gutters.

You are welcome to keep them at your home in a shed or garage or use the sand for your garden. If they are left in the sun or cold the bags will go bad after a few months.

Another option is to take them to the City Green Waste area at 750 W. Arrowhead Trail. There is already a pile of sandbags on the Northeast corner of the property, so leave the sandbags in the existing pile.

We appreciate your help in picking up the sandbags. Thank you!



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”

 Senior Citizen Alert - Scam and Fraud (click here)  


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