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Page 2 OREM TIMES Thursday, June 7, 2007 1 JL4 th N i V-J ', AIM) J 0 M SAFETY FIRST FOR OREM SCOUT r r , v.- ' p IXl tf VL Boy Scout Brett Johnson, 15, holds and moves the sign fo cull drivers' attention outside the Allen's grocery store's parking lot in north Orem, Saturday. Johnson, along Willi Die I tati ( ounl lleiillii l)e)urtmenl , was offering a free ear and child seat checkpoint for his Eagle Scout project. Orem voters can expect some changes Reva Bowen KcmiIy or not. elect ion season sea-son is iisl ;nouinl the corner, and ( rem voters may lie in tor a tew surprises lor example, il ( (rem has a primary municipal election, the voting system will he paper pa-per hallols with a centralized opt ical scan count . said Donna Weaver, ( )reni cily recorder I ,'owever. I itah 'omit v will he handling the final election, hecause the sc hool voucher referendum will he on the ballot, bal-lot, and unincorporated areas throughout the county have to be included in that vote. The county will have the kind of electronic equipment used last Ni )vember, "I'm hoping." Weaver said, "the bluest question our citizens will have is why we are doing diflcrent (systems) between our primary and our general elections not confusion confu-sion on how to use the equip NorthCounty I NEWSPAPERS ' Marc Haddock 113 ?gs Nortl) County Edit Cathy Allred .13 3202 Leht, S,uuh;-i Si';'s, I'i G'ovo callrei)W,".'i,id-'':ri cu"i Barbara Christiansen 443 32f American hr. Alnnr Cedar Hills bchristidnse'ntf'hp. ).-. tr,, r0ri 1 Mike Rigert .43 3?6S Orpni, Vmoya'd mncery3!'M', ni !.,! ixir- Beky Beaton 443 3267 Sports bbeato'iihcaififttri cot rv" - Josh Walker 443-3260 Advertising Account E ecutvp Wferherai'iextra com Volume 134 '."!' ! USPS 411-700 M I '..- ',!; I . ..,--! ;, ! !'- ' . " Postmavtnr: : . ''tv i!t.fif.: 'iO'.1- i'.,h'i'' ( .-.() rti,,F' .,,.. t, S ' 0 K f L P YOU ment If voters are not confident, and feel intimidated by the voting vot-ing equipment, "they have the right to ask for a paper ballot," Weaver said. Three Orem City Council seats will be up lor election the seats now held by Is Campbell, Mark Seastrand and Margaret Black. Seastrand and Black both came to their positions by appointment ap-pointment of the City Council. Seastrand was selected to fill the seat held by the late Doug horsy th. who died while in office, of-fice, and Black was appointed after Councilman Stephen Sands! rom was elected to the slate legislature. Weaver said that if six people peo-ple or fewer file for the election, elec-tion, no primary will be held, but if seven people or more file, it will necessitate a primary pri-mary election on Sept. II. The final municipal election will be on Nov, (i. The filing period for the mu Phone: ',(, 7609 Fax: 756 5274 DAILY HERALD PUBLISHING CO. Jennette Esplin 756 7669 Office Manager Erin Stewart 344 2558 P'Oject Coordinator, Di'SignerCopy Editor Julia Fullmer 344 2570 DesignerCopy Editor Jeremy Harmon 344 2585 Photographer Issue 74 .,,..ir--...r..,..'"., i-,, s..-,..-,,,ji i"'V. ''..)' . I;, '..'..i, f'O Bn. I', t p- f'uh' . ,nS U 1'. 3 Vision j w w INFORMED AND nicipal election has changed, Weaver said. This year, the two-week period will be July 1 through July 16, with the one-day one-day extension because July 15 is a Sunday. "At 5 p.m., we close the door," she said. City Council candidates are required to be at least 18 years old, a registered voter, and a resident of Orem for the last 12 consecutive months. There is also a requirement that those who are "mentally incompetent", incompe-tent", convicted of a felony, treason, or a "crime against the elective franchise" (voter fraud) are disqualified until their right to vote has been restored. "There is a process in state law that allows challenges to a candidacy from citizens who claim to have knowledge about a person," Weaver said. Although she has not experienced expe-rienced it herself, she said she has heard from recorders in other cities who have encoun Even the smallest celebrates 1 spent two days at Eagle Mountain's Moun-tain's Pony Express Days last week, handing out copies of our weekly newspaper, the Pony Express, which covers Eagle Mountain, Saratoga Springs, Cedar Fort and Fairfield. Then on Saturday, Sharon and I returned re-turned to Eagle Mountain, this time to go to the local carnival with the grandchildren, grand-children, who live within easy walking distance from Nolan Park. It was fun to watch 8-year-old Scott go on the "Inverter," the baddest ride in the carnival. He thought he was pretty cool, waving wav-ing to me while he was hanging upside down high in the air. His 3-year-old little sister, Ahson, felt the same wav when she came down that huge slide all by herself. We missed the parade earlier in the day, because of other obligations, but Kristy, the mother of the grandchildren, said it was the best yet, with lots of entries, and, even better, lots of candy. "It's like that little town celebration you used to take us to when we were little," she said. She was referring to the Cedar Fort Pioneer Day celebration on July 24, and there is a reason the flavor is quite the same. Our small town celebrations remain a highlight high-light of the summer because they are celebrate traditions, families and old-time American values. val-ues. Cedar Fort is a good example. We still go to their Pioneer Day celebration when we can. Last year we took Scott, Toby and Afyson, and watched while they filled up on candy and fun, then we stayed on for lunch and outdoor games stuff you don't find in the city. But it's not the only example. My summer celebration favorites include eating eat-ing strawberries and cream at Pleasant Grove during Strawberry Days. Sharon and I have to stop at least once a year. It's one of the few remaining bargains. Often the celebrations and carnivals bring inflated prices for hot dogs and hamburgers. Cotton candy can-dy at these events is worth its weight in gold. But the strawberries and cream in Pleasant Grove is always reasonably priced. INVOLVED f tered people who "had issues" with a particular candidate, and asked what they could do to challenge the candidacy. "It would be a serious thing to bring charges like that against someone," Weaver reflected. The county has done some consolidation of precincts. There were 54 last year, and 47 now, so there has been renumbering. re-numbering. There will likely be some confusion, Weaver said, which will be countered by having notification cards sent to registered voters. "We are using the same polling poll-ing locations the county is," said Weaver. "They will be the same for the primary and the general elections, so if a voter figures out where to be for the primary, they should be okay for the general election, too." For the first time, early voting will be allowed in the municipal election, for two weeks before both the primary, beginning Aug. 28, Marc Haddock THE EDITOR COLUMN ' s & J ' V ' watch this parade. After so many years in that one spot, it just seems wrong to go anywhere else. There's a lot more going on, of course. By resisting the urge to compete with Provo's massive Freedom Festival, which has lost its charm on the way to becoming overblown, Orem's Summerfest, which is this weekend, has managed to remain a smalkown celebration even though it takes place in the county's second largest city. The Saratoga Splash, which follows the week after is laying a claim to its particular heritage Utah Lake. Here's a community which actually actual-ly celebrates the lake, and the town overall has a nautical feel you don't find anywhere else in the county. No one else ever thought of doing thaf. Then there's Alpine Days, Lindon Days, the Highland Fling and Cedar Hills Family Festival. Even Fairfield, the smallest and newest town in the north, celebrates. And in each case, the cities hang out a huge "Welcome" sign. They want as many people as possible to enjoy the events including old time residents, people who have moved away and are looking for a homecoming, and folks who've never been there before. If you want to know what a town is all about, visit its summer celebration. Each one has its own personality, and each one celebrates what's best in America. I may see you there. JERONIMO NISAOaily Herald and the final, starting Oct. 23. Voters participate in the early voting by coming to the city recorder's office in the City Center. Absentee voting is on the rise, Weaver said, from 65 such votes in 2003 to almost 750 in the 2005 general election. elec-tion. A person does not have to be "absent," or gone from the area, to take advantage of the option, but it does involve a two-step process. There is an application that has to be filled out, signed and filed in the office. of-fice. Secondly, with the ballot and vote, there is an affidavit envelope that has to be filled out and signed. Signatures on the two are compared. An application for an absentee absen-tee ballot can be obtained by calling the recorder's office and having it mailed or faxed, or by going to the city's Web site and downloading it. Absentee Ab-sentee ballots have to be postmarked post-marked no later than the day before the election. Then there's the Lehi Round-Up Miniature Parade. I know a lot of people prefer the stock parade or the rodeo, but for me the Miniature Parade is best of the summer. There is really no way to describe this event, except to say the floats are non-motorized, represent months of work, and feature lots of cute, very young kids dressed up in fantastical fan-tastical costumes. It is neighborhood creativity on display without a hint of commercialism. I wouldn't miss it. The Steel Days parade is a must. This is my hometown, and here I'll find my friends and neighbors riding on floats or watching from the street. We still return to the front of the old newspaper office to Beetles Continued from Page 1 The spraying takes about 10 minutes per yard, and residents are asked allow their lawns to dry for four hours. They are then asked to water their lawns for 20 minutes for maximum effectiveness. AU residents in the area are getting two days notice before the spraying begins which has some residents, like Rachelle Hopkins, frustrated. "They brought a notice and acted like the spraying would be a 20 minute watering, that it would be some easy thing," Hopkins said. "Then I read the notice and realized everything that had to be done." The notice informs the residents that all items, like lawn furniture, children's and pet's toys, pet food and water dishes must be taken indoors before spraying begins. It also says that large stationary items had to be covered with large garbage bags or disposable painting drop cloths. Everything that is exposed in the yards also must be washed with soap and water following the treatment. For Hopkins and her family, this was difficult because of their trampoline, dog houses, doll houses and many children's toys in their yard. "We were out there until 11:30 at night trying to get everything indoors," Hopkins said. "I think they should have given a little more notice than two days to let us get all of that taken care of." Bursitt said that most of the yards they have seen have been prepared for the spraying with the cleaning and covering done. State agriculture officials said that about 99 percent of the residents have had positive responses about the spraying. "I'd rather have my yard sprayed than have Japanese beetles," said Sharon Stokes, an Orem resident that will soon have her lawn sprayed. It is really running run-ning smoothly. We have come across people who are very gracious and kind. They are happy to have us taking care of the problem. Clint Bursitt UTAH DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD In the first two days of spraying, the department had two objections to the pesticide, both dealing with health problems. Bursitt said that those objecting now must file an affidavit with the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food in order to have their property sprayed with a biological control alternative. "The alternative is not as effective and is more difficult to apply," he said. "If they are legitimate health issues, then it will be approved." The emergency declaration states unless objections are health related the areas will be sprayed by mandate. "I didn't want it done, but when it is mandated you don't have much of a choice," said Lori Sanders, whose yard was one of the first sprayed Friday. While some of the properties in the area have been sprayed, state officials say it is too early to determine how effective it is in the eradication of the Japanese beetle, but they are pleased with how well it is going so far. "It is really running smoothly," Bursitt said. "We have come across people who are very gracious and kind. They are happy to have us taking care of the problem."