Fairview Focus September 2017

Remember this year elections, that all voting ballots will be mail-in. Ballots should start arriving at your current registered address around October 20, 2017. If you are not currently registered, you can do so up until October 23, 2017 at the Sanpete County Court House.

Fairview City Council has approved a transferred from the Enterprise fund to the General Fund $56,849.00 This money was transferred from the electrical enterprise fund to the general fund for the budget year ending June 30, 2017.

Drive Thru Flu Shoot Out ClinicPlease Join the Central Utah Public Health Department, along with many first responder agencies in the community as we practice our Mass vaccination plans. Flu shots will be offered in a fast and convenient “drive-thru” method.

When: September 19, 2017; Time: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm Where: Mt. Pleasant Fire Station 115 W. Main., Mt. Pleasant. It is currently recommended that everyone over six months of age get immunized for seasonal flu; although young children, pregnant women, people over 65 years of age, and anyone with chronic health problems are especially encouraged to do so. Flu activity varies each year, often starting in the fall and peaking in February. Getting vaccinated is the first and most important step in protecting against this serious illness. Flu vaccine is $25 and may be covered by your health insurance

With school starting and the summer ending, we need to take a good look at our yards and intersections. Utah State Code 41-6a-216 Removal of plants or other obstructions impairing view – Notice to Owner – Penalty. Effective 5/12/2015

  1. The owner of real property shall remove from his property any tree, plant, shrub, or other obstruction, or part of it that constitutes a traffic hazard by obstructing the view of an operator of a vehicle on a highway.
  2. When a highway authority determines on the basis of an engineering and traffic investigation that a traffic hazard exists, it shall notify the owner and order the hazard be removed within 10 days.
  3. The failure of the owner to remove the traffic hazard within 10 days is an infraction.

This state code requires each of us to maintain a clear view safety zone. In this zone, we are required to maintain our trees, shrubs, fences, flowers, etc. so that people either pulling out of your drive way or approaching an intersection can see oncoming traffic which includes kids playing in the street.

In the clear view safety zone, we cannot have anything that will block a clear line of sight of the area. Trees, shrubs, fences, flowers, etc. need to be no higher than three (3) feet above the ground and open to seven (7) feet above the ground. A four (4) feet chain link is allowed if you can see through it with no inserts. If you live inside the block your side yards must follow the same standards. The first 20 feet of your side yard must only be 3 feet high. If you live on a corner lot, draw a triangle starting at your property line twenty (20) feet by twenty (20) feet and anything in that area needs to be no higher than three (3) feet and open to seven (7) feet above the ground.

Please take a few minutes and look around your yard, please correct your area if you have a problem. I know some of you have some very nice or special plants growing in these areas. We need to protect ourselves from being caught up in an accident. It would be hard to live with the thought that you may have contributed to an accident.

Fairview Senior Citizens Pot Luck will be 2nd Wednesday at 6:00 pm.

Fairview City Parks and Recreation Golf Tournament Saturday, September 16th at Skyline Mtn. Golf Course 9:00 am Shotgun Start. Entry forms are available at the pro shop you can also reserve your cart on the form. Cart fee not included in entry! Format: 2 persons scramble 18 holes – no handicaps. Each team member tees off and one ball is chosen for play. You both play a ball from that spot. Continue in this manner throughout the course. We will be selling putts and mulligans with this tournament! Please come support the event which is used to support the Sports Park. There will be a raffle and prizes for this event will be handed out immediately following the tournament! Come join us this is a fun tournament and the last one for the season.

Fairview City Council approved a traffic sign study to be performed and it has been completed. We now need to comply with the study and the placement of new traffic signs. During the next few months, we will be adding and removing signs that need to be placed correctly. These changes need to be made to bring Fairview up to the Uniform Traffic Controls Standards, US Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. I understand there will be a lot of questions of the public. We are all going to have to change some our driving habits. The speed limit on Canyon Road and State Street is 35 miles per hour. On all other streets, the speed limit is 25 miles per hour.

Fairview City Council has approved placing on the November 7, 2017, election a ballot proposition on whether to approve the 0.1% RAP (Recreation, Arts, and Parks) sales tax for Fairview City citizens. If approved, money from this tax would be used to fund art and culture activities, recreational facilities and cultural facilities. The formal language on the November 7th, 2017 ballot will read as follows:

November 7, 2017

Shall Fairview City, Utah, be authorized to impose a 0.1% sales and use tax for art and cultural activities and recreational facilities for the City?

___ For the RAP Tax    ___ Against the RAP Tax

What will the RAP Tax proceeds be used for?  State law allows the RAP Tax to fund a broad range of parks, recreational facilities, and arts and cultural projects and activities. The goal of the City is to analyze options and provide funds to help fund art projects and cultural projects and organizations and to help develop parks.

Who decides what projects to fund with the money received from the RAP Tax? The City Council makes final decisions on how to use RAP Tax revenues. Potential projects will be considered each year as part of the City’s regular budget process. Residents input and involvement is highly encouraged and welcomed. Groups from each organization will apply to the Council once a year for recommendation and award of moneys. This money is reserved for only the above groups or organizations. It cannot be used for general maintenance of the parks, etc.

How much funding is expected and for how long will it be available? If approved the RAP Tax could possibly produce $5,000 per year. This would be available for 10 years at which time it would be placed on the ballot to be reauthorized by the voters.

What happens if voters do not authorize the RAP Tax? If the RAP Tax is not authorized, funds will not be available to help fund community projects and activities. These projects would not be funded with city funds, delayed, downsized, or canceled altogether. Funding for art and culture events, parks and recreation projects would have to come from property and general sales taxes that are currently allocated for areas such as general funds and public safety.