• Public Works Wayfinding project launch
  • i-Teams beta project phase 2 and 3
  • UVU MBA Recreation Website improvement project
  • New strategy and design 


Met with multiple developers, real estate agents, and property owners to assist them in finding the best and highest use for development in Orem.

Attended ribbon cuttings for the new UV Chamber of Commerce office and several local business grand openings.



Data center Storage Area Network (SAN) has been installed and some of our virtual servers have already been migrated to the new technology.

Help Desk area furniture has been install and we are waiting for the cabling and soundproofing to get installed. We anticipate this will happen this week. 

Senior center cabling for the hosting of Fitness Center activities has be finished and the FC personnel have been moving in this week. 

Court new Audio/video enhancements are nearing completion and should be finished this weekend.

We issued 2 of the Apartment buildings for the HUB and one for The Green on Campus Drive – combined valuation of over $89,000,000.00

The fire department promoted three positions;

Battalion Chief, Captain, and Engineer.

  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – 46
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance – 29
  • Retail Theft – 16
  • Domestic Violence Assault – 16
  • Domestic Violence in the Presence of a Child – 12

In honor of Orem’s 100th birthday, a Children’s Centennial Time Capsule event was held for the week of July 1–6. Patrons could check out a variety of time capsules that were put together from the past 10 decades to get an idea of what life was like in those decades. 315 people participated.

Summer Reading offered Escape through Time on the Orem Express July 15 through July 18. Families gathered their best train crew together to escape through time in the Summer Reading Escape Room.

The Summer Reading Finale was held on Tuesday, July 23rd with prizes, pizza and a movie.

The Utah Valley Library Directors’ luncheon was hosted by OPL along with a tour of the library on July 18th.

CoderDojo will be changing to Orem Library Minecraft Club. It will move from two hours, to one hour. It will continue on Wednesday afternoons and will feature the Minecraft Education Edition which has a lot of fun educational features that explore STEM subjects, as well as coding. It will be an open lab for kids to pursue their interests, have fun, collaborate, and be creative. The schedule will be as follows:

Wednesdays, from 2 to 3 pm in the Storytelling Wing (June through August)

Wednesdays, from 4 to 5 pm in the Storytelling Wing (September through May)

Study Room usage remained high, with 322 uses in July.

There was a 7.23% increase in monthly call over September 2018, which is incredible because dispatch is working in such a staffing crisis. We are doing more with less and I couldn’t be more proud of these dispatchers. They are working countless hours of overtime simply because they see the need and care about our City’s citizens and first responders – these are the kind of people any city would be proud to have working for and representing them when people call for help on their worst days.

September 2019 

911 Calls – 2,919

Admin Calls – 11,067

Total Calls – 13,986 (compared to September 2018 of 13,043)


  Opened the lower cemetery.    


Bumper transferred over to new EVO car for training

Replacing Track Pads on Paver

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Installed over 3500 feet of new fencing at Lakeside and City Parks.  Major participation in setup and the in the Lights On celebration.


Crews continued with routine infrastructure maintenance as well as helped with the Recreation Center demolition project.


The Asphalt crew has been working on repairs of 2019 slurry roads as well as water patch repairs. Concrete crew has been focused on finishing up sidewalk repairs on this years reconstruct and overlay projects.


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Water is currently on the brink of several large projects that are in the early design stages.


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  • Started youth flag football – 33 teams
  • Started youth volleyball clinic/league
  • Held 3 free days at the Friendship Center Fitness Center
  • Kept the Scera lap pool open for water aerobics, lap swimming and club swim team
  • Held a scout pow wow at the outdoor pool on Sept 21 with 33 participants
  • Held a fall outdoor swim session at the Scera pool with 50 participants


We started the month with a great show from Mr. Tim… a fabulous performer that sounds so much like Frank Sinatra it’s scary!  Check out this video of one of the songs he sang for us.

The fitness center classes began mid-month and we have welcomed them with open arms and doors.  There have been a few hiccups that we have been able to smooth out and we look forward to getting to know more friends!