Flash update: At a recent city council work meeting one of the city’s outside consulting firms told the council that if the city doesn’t raise its utility rates by 2015 it will no longer be able to make its debt service payments. A few hours later the council voted unanimously to spend $937k on a natural gas pipeline extension, which was essentially a development subsidy for a $3 billion construction company that may build an asphalt plant north of SR-73. It’s truly astounding that on the same day the city was essentially told it was going insolvent, it decided to spend yet another million dollars of borrowed money, which the residents will now have to pay back via their utility bills. It’s reckless spending like this that’s driving our city into the ground. Note that the consulting company did not suggest that the city council cut spending as a way to solve its financial difficulties. [On April 16th the city council voted to raise our utility rates an average of 3 percent. Gas rates will go down immediately, but electric rates will spike on our November bills, which arrive after the election, coincidentally.]
If you think your utility bills are too high and you want to know why, you’ve come to the right place. Download the following pdf report and you will quickly discover why you pay too much for your utilities in Eagle Mountain City.
If you want to help clean up our city and are willing to run for office, please visit the ‘Call for Candidates‘ page. It will give you more information on the deadlines and details you need to know about.
Resident, City Center
Eagle Mountain, Utah