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Mayor's Message
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Message from Councilmember
David Spencer
As we celebrate the 4th of July 2022, I am thankful for our freedoms and for this great Nation. Growing up my Dad served in the Air Force and fought in Vietnam, where he received the purple heart. I remember the sacrifices we made as a family while he served to protect the freedoms we all enjoy today.

Freedom is very precious and I hope we never forget the men and women who have fought and continue to fight to protect our social, religious, and political freedoms. 

Please always show respect to them whenever you see a flag of the United States of America or hear our National Anthem. Let us all show our appreciation for their dedication and service to allow us the opportunity to be free.

Along with those in the Armed Forces, I am thankful for our Police and Fire who also put their lives on the line each day to keep us safe and out of harm’s way.

Be thankful for our history, while it may be imperfect, learn from it and work to make our nation even better than it is today. Look for opportunities to serve and help others around you who are in need.

I am proud to be an American and am grateful to live in Orem. 
I am thankful for the opportunity to serve and represent the Citizens of Orem.

David Spencer
Orem City Council
On February 8th, the Orem City Council initiated a comprehensive feasibility study on creating an Orem School District. The consultants who conducted the study will present their findings in a series of meetings at Library Hall. All residents are invited to attend.

The consultants will first present their findings to the City Council as part of the regularly scheduled council meeting on July 12th at 6pm. As with all City Council meetings, this is open to the public. It will be held in Library Hall to accommodate as many attendees as possible. It will also be live streamed on the city YouTube channel.

As soon as the presentation to the Council that evening is finished, the study will be posted online at orem.org/schooldistrictstudy for everyone to access and review.

We'll then host a series of meetings over the course of 3 weeks where the consultants will present their findings and answer your questions submitted ahead of time at orem.org/schooldistrictstudy. If you have questions, be sure to submit them so that the consultants can address them in the meetings. We're asking for questions in advance to help facilitate orderly meetings.
We will be live streaming/recording each of these meetings for those that cannot attend in person. They will be available on the City of Orem YouTube channel.

From the Beautification Advisory Commission
Feed the Growth: July is a heavy growth time for the plants in the landscape due to the heat. So, feeding plants will keep them healthy and green. July is the time for summer fertilizer for your lawns. A straight nitrogen fertilizer (21-0-0) works great to green up the lawn and keep it growing. Annual flowers, containers and vegetables can benefit from fertilizer every two weeks. Make sure to fertilize in the evenings with a watering in the morning to prevent burning the plants in the heat.
Wise Watering: July is a great time to go through your irrigation systems and make sure they are working properly. . Water lawns in the late evenings after the winds have died down or early mornings, so that the water has plenty of soil penetration time. Never water in the middle of the day as too much evaporation occurs. . Make sure you're mowing the grass no lower than 3” in the heat. This helps the grass bear the heat better as well as helping maintain moisture levels in the soil.
Weed and Maintain: Keep up on your weeding in your flower beds and gardens. Weeds can be big water users, and we want the water to go to our desired plants. Trim back shrubs so the soil moisture doesn't have to maintain larger-than-needed shrubs.
Enjoy the Harvest: Pick your vegetables often. This will encourage more produce to set and not just go to seed. By now, spring and early summer perennials have finished blooming. Cut those back and some will bloom again in the fall when it’s cooler.
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Rooted in Orem
Watch here as we plant the very first tree from the Rooted in Orem program! We still have 5 vouchers left for this year. Click here to see if you are eligible for the $150 voucher for a tree!
Senior Center Closure
The Senior Center will be closed July 11th - 25th for painting. During this time there will be Monday Meet-Ups in the park at the City Center North Pavilion at 11:00 am
Landlord License Renewals
Annual landlord license renewals of $50 per owner are due July, 31st. Payments received after July 31st are subject to a late fee.

Watch your email and mailbox for the renewal information.
Urban Art Program

We are looking for submissions for Orem's Public Art program!

If you are an artist and want to see your art vinyl wrapped onto an Orem utility box, submit your prospective art here.
Colonial Fest 2022
Have you ever wondered what it was like to live in colonial America? Join us at the Colonial Festival July 1-4 from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM at SCERA park to find out! See reenactors living live as colonial Americans the village apothecary shop, blacksmith, cooper, broom maker, gunsmith, spoon maker, potter, various fiber artisans, chandler, baker, Isaiah Thomas Print Shop, frontier life, school & much, much more.

There are activities for all ages and is a great chance to gather together as a community. For a complete schedule of events click here.
Library Programs & Events
It's not too late to sign up for summer reading! Join us this month for fun events like an "Escape the Bermuda Triangle!" escape room, outdoor storytimes, and our summer reading finale, a pool party at the Scera Pool (one member of your family must complete the summer reading challenge to earn your family's attendance). The library will be closed all day on July 4 and July 25.
UDOT State Environmental Study
The study team has been working hard on UDOT’s State Environmental Study (SES), evaluating the long-term mobility needs of State Route 241 (also known as 1600 North in Orem and 600 South in Lindon) between 400 West (Lindon)/1200 West (Orem) and State Street (US-89).

Since the last public meeting, the study team has reviewed the public feedback and comments submitted to develop improvements to 1600 North that will meet the transportation needs of the community on this key corridor. This September, UDOT will host a Public Hearing where the community will be able to review the proposed improvements and associated impacts, learn more about the evaluation process, and ask any questions. This hearing will be accompanied by a 30-day comment period to allow for additional public feedback.

Visit udot.utah.gov/go/1600North for more study information and email 1600North@utah.gov to sign up for updates.
The City of Orem is Hiring

We are hiring for multiple full-time, part-time, and seasonal positions. To view a list of available job openings and to submit an application, follow the link below.