The Governor announced that effective May 1st we will be in the orange zone, or moderate risk zone. There is a lot of information about what this means. Some will be highlighted in this newsletter, but the full document can be found at https://coronavirus-download.utah.gov/Governor/UtahLeads%20April2020%20v20%20(2).pdf. Our website also has a pop up on the home page that will link to Public Health Information. There is information about the virus, links for business owner resources, and information about cancelations and closures in the City. Updates from the State of Utah and other partners are shared on social media:
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The following are updates effective May 1st for West Haven City:
- Public meetings will remain on-line for at least the first Wednesday in May. We will announce on social media when those meetings change back to being held at City Hall.
- Our public playgrounds and park restrooms will remain closed. Our courts will have a soft opening. See details on page 2. We encourage the public to adhere to the rules so we can keep moving forward in opening things back up.
- We have created a business registry on our website. We would like to let the public know what West Haven businesses are doing to stay open and operating. Business owners should call Amy 385-389-2690 to add your information. This resource is not just for COVID-19; we want it to be a place where residents can go to find local business information.
Social-distancing style Arbor Day was a success. Several families volunteered to plant trees at the cemetery. It was a great way to get in some family time and help the community.
City Hall Seminar
Thank you to those who joined our seminar on Tuesday, May 5th. We appreciate Lacey McFarland and the Fremont 5 Communities that Care for their partnership.
West Haven Days
We regret to announce that West Haven Days 2020 will be canceled. Although gathering restrictions will likely gradually be lifted throughout the next two months, mass gathering permits are not expected to be issued until the fall. The events committee will continue to meet to discuss potential appropriate alternative activities. We will also begin to plan for the summer of 2021 when we celebrate the 30 year anniversary of West Haven City.
City Pride, City Wide
It’s time to reactivate our City Pride, City Wide program. We kicked it off again with our fifth annual Dumpster Days. We filled 15 dumpsters with your junk. It was a great start to spring cleanup.
We encourage residents throughout our city to keep their property well maintained. Our crews do all they can to clean parks, trails, and other public places. But there is so much we can do as citizens. We would love to give you a shout out on Facebook for cleanup projects you do – on your property or on public property. Please email before and after photos to email@example.com so we can add them to our collection. Join us in taking pride in beautiful West Haven. City Pride, City Wide!
Thank you for showing such great community support during this challenging time. It’s been heart-warming to watch the outreach within our city. Neighbors are taking care of each other. Many are reaching out to support our senior students who have missed so many experiences in their final high school year. People are doing everything they can to support local businesses. We live in a great place!
Mayor Sharon Bolos