Thursday, September 9, 2021
With all the stores and restaraunts in central Ammon, it is no surprise that there is a lot of foot traffic to and from the area. To aid this there are several foot bridges in the area, and some are in need of repair.
The most notable of these bridges is the one that crosses the canal behind Target. This bridge permits those living in the Hillview and Old Ammon area to access the Town Center Shopping Mall via bike or on foot. However, a quick survey of the bridge shows the wear and tear over the years has not been kind.
The chain link mesh that is supposed to keep pedestrians safe is pulled back on both ends of the bridge and the wire ties that are meant to keep it secure along the bottom are undone or missing all together.
One of the residents who lives next to the footbridge commented that he told the city as they were building the bridge to make sure it was bicycle friendly. The hard 90 degree turns required to use the bridge seem to indicate that this suggestion fell on deaf ears. In response the concerned citizen has had to put up a fence to protect his lawn.
Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Ammon residents in the Hillview Subdivision began receiving letters last week announcing the arrival of the water meter crew.
The City of Ammon has been working on installing water meters throughout the city for several years. Now it is the Hillview subdivision's turn to get the tracking devices that many residents have been dreading.
Officials cited the need to meter water usage to help pay for updates to the city's aging utility system. Last year the city increased utility bills for unmetered households based on the average usage statistics gathered by metered houses within the water district.
In the letter sent to residents, it states that citizens can file for a 12 month trial period at the current unmetered rate, before getting billed at the metered rate.
This latest push for meter installation was based on the large number of unmetered houses in specific neighborhoods. Crews will continue to work their way through town until all homes have a meter installed, so they can be billed more accurately for the water they actually use, instead of an estimated average.
Monday, September 6, 2021
*** RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT MONDAY FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY***
Monday 88 / 52
Tuesday 86 / 52
Areas of smoke. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph. Tuesday Night: Areas of smoke. Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm after midnight.
Wednesday 91 / 55
Areas of smoke. Sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming west southwest 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon. Wednesday Night: Areas of smoke. Mostly clear, with a low around 55. West southwest wind 6 to 11 mph becoming southeast after midnight.
Thursday 91 / 59
Friday 86 / 55
Saturday 80 / 56
Sunday 80 / 53