2013 Meeting Schedule for Planning Commission and City Council.
Alpine City Events
Planning Commission 7pm @ City Hall
City Council 7pm @ City Hall
See Newsline for Holiday Events
City Hall closes at noon until 12/26
Holiday Events in Alpine
- Light the Way Luminaries - call 801-492-3575
- Live Nativity - Dec 5-9. Get tickets @ alpinelivenativity.org
- An Alpine Christmas Concert - Dec 13th & 14th @ Timberline Middle School
- Joyful Christmas Sounds - Sunday, December 15th @ Alpine Stake Center
Mayor Message - Hunt Willoughby
With 90 articles behind me, this will ei-ther be a very easy or a very difficult one to write. It has been my pleasure to serve as your mayor for the past 8 years. During that time marvelous things have occurred within Alpine. The great-est thing about serving in this position is the chance one gets to interact with a wide number of residents. Alpine is now big enough that it's hard to get to know folks on the other side of town. With this job, you are able to meet people outside your usual haunts. I have been able to see you shine in the service of others. I have been privy to your happy and sad times. I will miss those interactions.
Some of the highlights include conducting 5 weddings. I think I got better with each one so I should apologize for that first couple that entrusted me with that duty. I met many of you during tragic times for your family as I attended a funeral for a family member. I treasure these events because I was able to get to know you and your loved one in that intimate manner.
We have fantastic residents in Alpine, we have been drawn to this burg over the last many years and we have built a great place.
The employees of the city are the best in the state. Other cities in our area ask me how we are able to do so much with so few folks. The answer is that we have hired people that are talented and willing to do more than their job description re-quires. I have called all of them at some time or another, often in the middle of the night, to assist with a problem that has crept up. They always stepped right up to the plate and took care of the issue immediately. I will miss my interactions with them in getting the tasks done. We are all privileged to have this team working in the office and the streets to make Alpine run smoothly.
The city council has been great to work with. Each mem-ber of the council brings a great perspective to the issues and we make better decisions through our discussions. All of the council members past and present have been there with a strong desire to serve the community. We are in good hands going forward with the make-up of the council and with Don serving as mayor.
There are many things in the city that are on-going. High-land and Bountiful are implementing their domestic deer hunt. I still receive emails from many of you asking about Alpine taking part in that. I also hear from many thanking us for not doing it. I will forward all of the messages on to Don so that he can weigh the pros and cons and make a decision on that topic.
We have the continued issues regarding the Quail Fire and the subsequent flooding issues. The staff has been busy this fall installing storm drains and clearing ditches. Many of you helped with those projects. Each effort made will ease the potential for future damage. We have had generous residents step up and provide equipment, time, land and easements to deal with these issues. The city will work to recoup costs asso-ciated with these efforts.
I could probably go on for some time regarding the great things that Alpine means to me. Let me summarize by saying that I thoroughly enjoyed my time in office and it has given me a chance to grow and serve. I encourage each of you to take the time to give to your community. There are opportunities everywhere to help your neighbors.
In conclusion, I would like to thank my wife, Aniva, and my children Melia and Hunter for supporting me in the posi-tion. There were many nights when I was away at meetings where they had to take care of things a home without me. They always stepped up and helped in any way that was required.