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Spring Cleaning

Yep, it is that time of year again — to de-clutter and tackle a little early spring maintenance. Here are a couple of resources for you, to help make your spring cleaning a little easier: Spring Cleanup Dumpsters: Now until May 11th you can dispose of trash, yard waste, and metals free of charge using the …  Read More

Airport Tower Closure Update

We just received interesting news from the FAA. The tower closures have been postponed. Tower closures will not begin until Jun 15th. I don’t know if that’s good news or if it’s just postponing the pain.

Our Trees Are Growing Up

Provo Power gives away trees once a year to shade homes and reduce energy consumption. Like orphaned children and abandoned pets, I love to see the trees go to good homes where they will be well cared for. The owner of these trees in southwest Provo sent me these photos last year along with this …  Read More

Provo’s Vision on Steroids

I am pretty excited, because I am going to be able to check off an item from my dream list for 2013 — to take Vision 2030 to the next level. The City of Provo has been working to establish a community vision to prepare for Provo’s very exciting future. To refine this vision, we …  Read More

Bart Simons: Water Expert of the Year

When you woke up this morning, how soon did you turn on a faucet? It’s usually one of the first things we do every day. Here’s a little information about the man behind the city’s water system. Bart Simons manages the Water Sources Section in our Public Works Department, and he was this year’s recipient …  Read More

Troubled Waters

A year after dealing with historically late high flows in the Provo River and inundated farm land, we now face the prospect of extremely low flows and dying fish. We experienced these extremely dry conditions with many fish dying in the lower section of the river in 2003. The Central Utah Water Conservancy District is …  Read More

The Library’s Big News

I liked this idea the minute I heard it. Thanks to the vision of Provo City Library Director Gene Nelson and his board we have great news to announce at the library. Upon completion of the Provo City Library at Academy Square in 2001, the fourth floor attic space in the Academy building was partially …  Read More

If You Missed the iProvo Meeting

Here’s the iProvo meeting from last Wednesday in case you missed it. It will also be broadcast for the next few weeks on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 10 a.m. on Provo Channel 17, which is available to anyone online.

Not Out of the Water Yet

Some of us have been asked by officials in other cities, “Why is Provo not panicked about flooding?” We are concerned, there’s no question about that. But we are not facing the kind of crisis other cities are facing for a few reasons, including: Our snow pack levels are high, but not as high as …  Read More

Provo City Employees

Among the first things I wanted to do as Mayor was to spend some time with our employees.  Thanks to the efforts of many we held an employee lunch this week.  We served over 600 hot dogs and I met hundreds of employees.  I hope I can remember all of their names.  No doubt Provo …  Read More

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