Newsletter
December 2014

Only Rain Down the Drain

When mowing your lawn do not blow/sweep/shoot grass clippings into the street or gutter. It is not good
for water quality downstream. It increases the amount of weeds and grass that grow in the crack between
the asphalt and gutters. During this time of year when we are busy landscaping be aware it is illegal to have materials, dirt, rocks, etc. dumped in the street. It could enter the storm drain and effect water quality. Also
if it causes an accident, the home owner could be liable. For more information about Utah’s water quality
visit: Water Quality


Sewer Rate Increase

After holding a public hearing on August 16, 2012 and considerable deliberation, the Plain City Council has approved a sewer rate increase.

The current monthly rate for most residents will increase to $19.00 beginning with the bills going out November 1, 2012 (Bona Vista billing for October). The rates will then increase $2 per month in July 2013 and $2 again on July 2014.

There is a small section of the city that is connected to the line that goes to Central Weber Sewer Improvement District. Due to Central Weber's charge on that line increasing to $21.10, their monthly sewer rate will increase to $32.60. On July 1, 2014 this rate will go to $34.90.

If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Mayor or any member of the City Council.


Plain City Youth Council

Plain City will be organizing a city youth council. If your teenager is interested in participating please contact LaFray Kelley by email at lafrayk@q.com with your contact information. This will be a great opportunity to serve the community and gain experience that can be used on future resumes and college applications.

Utah Pioneers Cabin/Museum

The Plain City Camp of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers have a cabin/museum in the middle of town. It is located on the west side of the center church parking lot. The cabin was built in 1860 by John Carver. The
Plain City Camp was deeded the cabin many years ago and have the responsibility of caring for it and carrying on the legacy left us by our pioneer ancestors. The cabin is in need of restoration and we need your help!

We have been fundraising for this project since Spring of 2013 and are so grateful for those who have donated thus far, but we still have a long way to go. If you can help us, any amount will be greatly appreciated.

Checks can be made out to: Plain City Camp DUP for cabin restoration. A receipt will be mailed to you. Donations can be given to:

  • Pat Smith 4390 W 1400 N Plain City, UT 84404 (801-731-5806)
  • Joyce Weston 3925 W 1975 N Plain City, UT 84404 (801-731-2747)
  • Rhea Gregory 1590 N 4700 W Plain City, UT 84404 (801-731-1146)
Your donation will bring us closer to our goal of completing the project
Recycling

This is just a reminder of how important it is to keep your recycling items separate and clean. The city saves about 31 tons on the tipping fee by the recycle items in your blue cans. This translates to approximately $1,000 per month. Also, effective this year, the transfer station will be paying the city an incentive of $10 per ton in the hopes that residents can be more conscious of recycling. For a complete list of recycle items that are allowed in the blue recycle can

Recycling Do's & Don'ts for the Blue Cart

Open Burning Information

ALL BURNING MUST BE DONE IN DAYLIGHT HOURS
Civil Defense

The American Civil Defense Association works to prepare Americans for natural and manmade disasters. They provide literature and monthly training classes on how to prepare for most any disaster scenario. For more information, visit www.tacda.org , info@tacda.org , or call (800) 425-5397.
Landscaping

If you are receiving delivery of landscaping material, please make sure that it is not placed in the road. Our ordinance prohibits this for two reasons, public safety and to protect downstream receiving waters from silt and debris when the material enters the storm drain.


Plain City History books (written by Dorothy & Lyman Cook) are available at the
City Offices or through Dorothy Cook for $10.00.