Construction Begins on Secondary Water Pond
During the past few weeks construction has begun on a new secondary water pond at the mouth of Hobble Creek Canyon. The primary purpose of the pond will be to provide secondary water to the west side of Springville where substantial infrastructure is already in place to deliver non-culinary water to residents and businesses.
The exciting news is that this pond will also be available for recreational purposes too! A large, sandy beach area will allow families to relax and swim. The pond is planned to be stocked with fish for local fishermen and trails will connect into the existing trail networks.
The pond is being paid for through a grant from Central Utah Water Conservancy District. Recreational amenities will be paid primarily through Park Impact Fees. Construction of the pond will last well into next year and then parking lots and other infrastructure will need to be built. The pond should be open for public use in 2015.
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The flags along Main Street will be flown in honor of Lt. Vernal J. Bird from Wednesday through Saturday of this week. Lt. bird was a 2nd Lieutenant in United States Air Force and was from Springville. He lost his life during World War II. Lt. Bird was the pilot of his plane and was on a bombing mission on March 12, 1944. His mission and the mission of the squadron was to bomb the Japanese Air Force base at Borham, New Guinea that day. He and the only other occupant of the aircraft (a Gunner) were never heard from again. In 2001 during the excavation of another downed U.S aircraft the plane of Lt. Bird was accidently found and the recovery process began. Through DNA processing Lt. Birds remains have been positively identified.
Lt. Birds remains will be returned to Utah on Wednesday, September 25th will full Military honors. There will be a motorcycle escort from the SLC International Airport to the mortuary in Springville. The arrival in Springville is expected at approximately 4:00 p.m. The procession will exit at the Springville North I-15 off-ramp, travel on main street to 200 South.
The memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 28th at the LDS Church east of the Springville High School (approximately 950 South 1700 East) at 11:00 am-11:45 am. The procession will then travel west on 800 South to 400 East. It will travel south on 400 east to the Evergreen Cemetery with the Springville Police escort. The plan is to be at the cemetery by 12:20. Full Air Force Military rites will be presented.
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Celebrate Springville’s birthday with free activities for all ages. The 2nd annual Heritage Days will be held this week on September 18-19-20-21 with the largest part of the celebration on Saturday from 11am-3pm in Civic Center park. Events include Chalk Around the Block, a free family movie screening of Disney’s Pocahontas, and an authentic Native American village with music, entertainment, demonstrations, crafts, and much more! Mark your calendars and join the fun! For more information, click this link http://www.springville.org/recreation/heritage-day/
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1600 south has been closed to install pressurized irrigation pipes under the railroad tracks at 1200 W and 1600 W. The road is expected to be open by September 27, 2013.
950 W just south of 400 South is closed in order to install and connect utilities for a new development called Stonehenge. The road is not expected to be open for another month. Traffic is being detoured down 750 West.
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Canyon Road will be closed Thursday, September 12th between Cove Dr (2450 E) and 2750 East while the Water Department replaces a water service. The road should be back open by 5:00 p.m. Traffic will be detoured at Cove Drive down to River Bottom Road.
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For all those residents in South Springville, south of Evergreen Cemetery – the water will NOT be shut off today as previously scheduled. The Water Department was able to isolate some water valves and keep the water on during their project. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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Celebrate Springville’s birthday with free activities for all ages. The 2nd annual Heritage Days will be held September 18-19-20-21. Events include a free family movie screening of Disney’s Pocahontas, an authentic Native American village with music, entertainment, demonstrations, crafts, and much more! Mark your calendars and join the fun! For more information, click the link http://www.springville.org/recreation/heritage-day/
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Due to the drought this year, the last two water turns for Plat A irrigation have been cancelled.
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