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Heber City Police Department

A Heber City man has been arrested after child pornography was found on the man’s iPod.

According to a probable cause statement 19-year-old Grant Johnson was arrested by Heber City Police for 20 suspected counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, all of which are 2nd degree felonies.

Officers became aware of Johnson’s iPod on May 8th when a Heber City resident called Heber City police to let them know they had found a device they believe held child pornography.

Heber City

Heber City Council meets Tuesday evening to discuss amongst other items, growth north of town just of highway 40.

Heber City Council members meet in council chambers at the Heber City Tabernacle located at 75 North main Street.

Council begins their work with a 4:30 pm work meeting. Items on the work meeting agenda include discussions around the 2019-2020 FY budget, a proposed development near 2200 South Highway 40, and consideration of designating a land use authority.

Envision Heber 2050 is the city’s efforts to update their general plan. The city will be hosting an open house Wednesday evening to present information and receive feedback from the public.

The community vision open house takes place Wednesday evening at the Heber Valley Elementary School located at 730 South 600 West. Heber City manager Matt Brower says the open house is the second of three meetings scheduled to discuss the Heber City general plan update.

Heber City

Heber City announced some changes in employment at the city offices this week, although the announcements won’t bring new faces to the city.

Heber City Council approved an agreement to employee Mark Smedley as the city’s full-time legal counsel starting June 3rd of this year. Smedley has been the city’s part-time attorney since 2002. The city cited growing legal demands as the reasoning behind the hire. Demands mentioned included a growing city, significant land us pressures, legal dealings with developers and increased use of contracts.

Heber City

As spring approaches Heber Valley municipalities are looking to make some improvements to their park facilities.

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Heber City’s airport’s lone Fixed Base Operator is OK3 Air. Ken Mead, General Counsel for Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association says that OK3’s position is that of a monopoly that allows them to boost prices on services that FBO’s offer to pilots such as fueling, light maintenance and hanger storage.

Mead even says that OK3 is charging more for fuel than Salt Lake International Airport.

UDOT

Over 100 Heber residents crammed into the Heber Police Department on Wednesday evening to provide additional feedback about the Heber Valley Corridor Study and the preferred route identified by the study which would reroute US 189 along 1300 South in Heber impacting the neighborhoods on the south end of town.

The large majority of citizens at the meeting were opposed to the re-alignment of US 189 as part of the current proposed route for the parkway.

Downtown Redevelopment Services

Heber City’s Downtown Study has been completed, on Tuesday Heber City Council heard recommendations from the studies consultant.

Heber City

A Heber Bypass on the west side of town may not be a reality for at least another 10 years. However, a smaller connecting bypass on the east side may be finished in two years.

Heber City

Heber City Council meets Tuesday, one item on the agenda is may give an extension to Red Ledges on an obligation to create a road east of town.

The city council meets Tuesday evening in regular session at 6:00 pm at the Heber City Hall located at 75 North Main street. Item number three on the agenda is a discussion to reconsider the Red Ledges Bypass extension.

Heber City Police Department

Heber City’s Police Chief was honored as chief of the year by his peers at a recent banquet.

Heber City Chief of Police Dave Booth was recognized as the small agency chief of the year at the 2019 Utah Chiefs of Police Association awards program. The award was presented to Booth Wednesday evening at the organization’s annual conference in St. George.

Heber City Mayor Kelleen Potter nominated Chief Booth for the award.

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Heber Planning Commission meets Tuesday evening to discuss the creation of a residential transition area south of Heber and regulate short-term rentals in the city while opening the way up for larger bed & breakfast facilities.

Wasatch CAPS

Wasatch High School Center for Advance Professional Studies students are working alongside Heber’s Community Alliance for Main Street to bring a dual purpose splashpad/ice rink to Heber’s Main Street.

Wasatch CAPS student Nathan Larson says that the original idea for the splash pad came from a presentation made to city council by Roger Brooks an expert on tourism branding, and downtown development.

Wasatch CAPS

The Heber Community Alliance for Main Street and Wasatch Center for Advance Professional Studies are working together to create a vision for Heber City’s future.

Wasatch High School student Kaleb Jensen is one of a half-dozen Wasatch CAPS members working with Heber’s CAMS group to create a vision for the Heber Valley’s future.

Heber Valley Tourism

The 4th annual Heber Valley Restaurant week returns Monday the 25th and runs through Sunday March 31st.

The Heber Valley Chamber of commerce sponsors the Heber Valley Restaurant Week. Marketing and Events Coordinator Jessica Brodhead explains what restaurant week offers.

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