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The part-time number includes variable hour employees (less than 28 hours a week) and part-time benefited employees (13).  The total number of employees also includes elected officials.


  • Participated in Day of Caring
  • Judge attended the Justice Court Fall Workshop
  • Court Administrator assisted with preparing RFP for security services at the court.
  • Court Administrator attended the annual BCI TAC Conference.


  • Orem named #13 Best Place to Live in America
  • Revised and relaunched the Orem Focus Report
  • Designed new city informational resources for NPU and community services
  • Helped recruit 35 high schoolers to join Orem Youth Council
  • Finished preparations for Orem Harvest Festival



  • Submitted revisions for the Dowdle portrait.
  • Provided data to realtors working on tenants for the Toys-R-Us and Babies-R-Us available space.
  • Provided a tour for an EDCUtah Business Developer of Canyon Park and University Place.
  • Continue to work on a major project at University Place.
  • Submitted RFI reponses for EDCUtah project Hemlock, Laser, and AECH.
  • Met with Kala a manufacturing firm located in the Orem Business Park and provided a real estate option to remain and expand in Orem.


Migrated Library legacy core switches to new core switch that is compatible with the city-wide network and migrated services to virtual servers. Also decommissioned old servers by consolidating those services to virtual hardware.

Implemented new internet filter and retired the old filter.

Implemented the new spam mail server and mail archiving servers with discovery tools. Also retired the old server solution and saw a noticeable increase in internet speed.

Finished the installation and fine-tuning of the new A/V system in the council conference room and upgrades to the council chambers. Also installed the Granicus agenda prep system.

  • 9-13-2018 Imagine Orem: Geneva Road Area-Wide Public Meeting at Telos with approx. 250 in attendance.
  • 9-26-2018 Open House for the widening of 1600 N from I-15 to State Street. 3 design options were displayed. Approx 90 people were in attendance.  

We deployed a Type 6 Brush Truck with 2 firefighters and a Paramedic Rescue Ambulance with two Paramedics to the Bald Mountain and Pole Creek incidents for 14-day deployments each.

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Worked on State Street District Zone ordinances.

Started another Orem Youth Council year – 23 youth attended the first activity.

Staff participated in the annual United Way Day of Caring on September 13.  Two storage sheds were scraped and painted and playground games were painted.

Mattathias Westwood, Full-Time Assistant Librarian, has left for another position.  Jaime Bartlett, who has been with the library for a number of years, and has worked in a variety of positions has been promoted to this Full-Time Assistant Librarian position. 

Nathan Robison, Program Librarian, has worked with Matt Brown from Orem High School to coordinate a volunteer schedule that will bring Orem High School students into the new Makerspace sound booth to train patrons on the new equipment.  The student volunteers will help patrons record music or other audio projects, but they will also create radio promos that will feature the library and other Makerspace services. 

Staff facilitated the first NASA@MyLibrary activity of the school year, which brought the Orem Junior High Latinos in Action Students to Geneva Elementary School to teach the Boys and Girls Club students about planetary science and space exploration.  These programs will continue on a monthly basis throughout the school year.

The Great American Read Literary Ball was held on September 14th.  Patrons dressed up as their favorite character from one of the novels on PBS’s Great American Read list.  The attendees enjoyed an evening of book-themed music, dancing, a costume contest and refreshments.  The Great American Read events will continue through October.  Brandon Sanderson will be presenting on Thursday, October 25th in the Storytelling Wing at 7:00 p.m.




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Preliminary work has started in the expansion of the Orem Cemetery.  The estimated opening of the lower 16 acres is July 1, 2019.             


Ordered many new vehicles including police, ambulance, pickups, etc.

Sold surplus vehicles through Public

Set-up the emergency lighting for three new Dodge 2-ton snow plow trucks

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Installed four new pre-treatment sumps along 400 East. 

Repaired the retention basin at the Public Works yard.




The asphalt Crew has continued to work on leveling of 2019 slurry roads along with water patches and gutterline patches where concrete has been repaired.

227 tota tons.

  • Gutterlines – 53 tons.
  • leveling – 18 tons.
  • Water patching – 114 tons.
  • Remove and replace – 42 tons.

The concrete crew has been working on call-in hazards we have received during the spring and summer.

57 total yards.

  • Combination sidewalk – 49 yds.
  • Flat walk – 8 yds.


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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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In September we welcomed back Elder Quest for their Fall/Winter semester and they are filling up the rooms with life long learners!

We are working on linking with the Silver Sneakers program through the fitness center so our seniors have access to both buildings through their insurance providers.

We had a blast with our Alpine Scooter Rodeo as reported in the daily Herald here:

We are making preparations for the first ever Oktoberfest celebration on Friday, October 12th.  Prost!!