FY25 Appropriation Requests

1. Tarr Canyon Water Development Project

  • Recipient: City of Gunnison, Utah
  • Location: 38 W Center St, Gunnison, UT 84634
  • Amount: $5,000,000
  • Justification: Gunnison City is requesting Community Project Funding to establish a new drinking water well in Tarr Canyon, roughly 8 miles from Gunnison City, to meet rising water demand. Gunnison has approximately 3,500 residents located in Sanpete County and is responsible for supplying water to all residents and the nearly 1,800 inmates in the Central Utah Correctional Facility.
  • Certification Letter

2. Porter Rockwell Bridge Project

  • Recipient: Point of the Mountain State Land Authority (POMSLA)
  • Location: 14425 Bitterbrush Ln, Draper, UT 84020
  • Amount: $5,000,000
  • Justification: POMSLA is requesting Community Project Funding to support the construction of the Porter Rockwell Boulevard bridge, which will complete a major roadway between Bluffdale City and Draper City. This connection will serve as the arterial road for “The Point” development and will connect 146000 South to Bangerter Highway. This project aims to enhance economic activity while improving residents’ quality of life at the new Point of the Mountain development site, a 600-acre state-owned land, widely considered the most important economic development opportunity in Utah’s history.
  • Certification Letter

3. Copperton Stormwater Drain Replacement Project

  • Recipient: Copperton Metro Township
  • Location: PO Box 125, Copperton, Utah 84006
  • Amount: $3,000,000
  • Justification: Copperton is requesting Community Project Funding for the modernization and rehabilitation of its historic drainage network. The system dates to early mining operations in the late 19th century and needs updates to address localized flooding issues that regularly affect the town’s population of 840. The current project is designed and is pending construction. This funding will help complete the project in accordance with the adopted master plan.
  • Certification Letter

4. Utah Lake Access Point Project

  • Recipient: Utah Lake Authority
  • Location: 51 S University Ave # 109, Provo, UT 84061
  • Amount: $2,500,000
  • Justification: The Utah Lake Authority is requesting Community Project Funding for its Utah Lake Access Point Project, which will be used to transform key access points that directly serve over 200,000 residents of CD4. Utah Lake is a historically underutilized recreation, tourism, and economic development resource. The Utah Lake Access Point Project is expected to increase tourist visitation to Utah Lake by 25,000 and bring an additional $18,000,000 of economic development.
  • Certification Letter

5. Fairfield Water System Update Project

  • Recipient: Fairfield Town
  • Location: 103 East Main Street, Fairfield, UT 84013
  • Amount: $5,000,000
  • Justification:   Fairfield is requesting Community Project Funding to update and extend their outdated water system, which cannot meet current residential, commercial, and industrial development requirements. Fairfield, a small town of 156 established in 1858, faces increasing water infrastructure challenges. Investing in this small community will strengthen water self-sufficiency, attracting more residents and businesses for economic growth.
  • Certification Letter

6. Taylorsville Law Enforcement Equipment Upgrade Project

  • Recipient: City of Taylorsville, Utah
  • Location: 2600 W. Taylorsville Blvd, Taylorsville, UT 84129
  • Amount: $1,366,340
  • Justification:  The Taylorsville Police Department is requesting Community Project Funding to acquire a law enforcement emergency operations communications vehicle for mobile command use. They also seek to upgrade communication systems, surveillance equipment, and records management technology, including police radios, computers, and body-worn cameras, to improve overall efficiency and public transparency.
  • Certification Letter

7. Juab County Law Enforcement Equipment Upgrade Project

  • Recipient: Juab County
  • Location: 160 N Main St, Nephi, UT 84648
  • Amount: $567,839
  • Justification:  The Juab County Sheriff’s Office is requesting Community Project Funding to purchase various equipment that updates their capabilities and improves both effective law enforcement and evidence management. This equipment includes 15 modern body cameras, 11 in-car video cameras, 21 Conducted Energy Devices, a Bio-Hazardous Materials Incinerator, 56 interior dome security cameras, 4 exterior zoom cameras, 1 computer server, two 24 port switches, and installation and training for the camera equipment.
  • Certification Letter

8. Spanish Fork Seismic Resilience Project

  • Recipient: City of Spanish Fork
  • Location: 40 South Main, Spanish Fork, UT 84660
  • Amount: $2,279,053
  • Justification: Spanish Fork City is requesting Community Project Funding to safeguard critical infrastructure and bolster the seismic resilience of Spanish Fork City Hall. Rather than building a new City Hall, retrofitting the current one will save approximately $10,000,000 in taxpayer dollars. Spanish Fork City Hall functions as the administrative core and central point of the community, managing crucial services like public safety, emergency response, utilities, and urban planning. This project aims to ensure the continuity of these vital city services.
  • Certification Letter

9. 5400 W. Water Main Replacement Project

  • Recipient: Granger-Hunter Improvement District
  • Location: 2888 3600 W, West Valley City, UT 84119
  • Amount: $1,505,400
  • Justification: The Granger Hunter Improvement District is a special service district requesting Community Project Funding to replace outdated cast iron pipes. The 5400 W Water Main Replacement Project aims to replace a deteriorated water main, ensuring a reliable water supply for Hunter Elementary and nearby residential users. Funding would greatly aid in providing reliable water services and maintaining fair rates for West Valley Residents, the second largest city in the state of Utah.
  • Certification Letter

10. Agricultural Center Urban Farming Complex Project

  • Recipient: Utah State University Bastian Center
  • Location: 2100 W 11400 S, South Jordan, UT 84095
  • Amount: $1,505,400
  • Justification: Utah State University is requesting Community Project Funding for the buildout and completion of the Bastian Agricultural Center Urban Farming Education Complex. The project will establish an essential infrastructure supporting the center’s agricultural education programs. These programs include initiatives like the Veteran Farmer/Rancher Program and Growing Ventures, (percentage helping with PTSD) focusing on youth entrepreneurship and agricultural literacy. The center will provide year-round access to educational activities such as equine therapy, livestock education, and gardening, benefitting the urban constituents and veterans. This initiative seeks to enhance Utah’s 4th district residence with agricultural sustainability and support for the surrounding communities and the veterans who have dedicated their lives to serving our country.
  • Certification Letter

11. Lehi City Pony Express Parkway

  • Recipient: City of Lehi
  • Location: 153 North 100 East, Lehi, UT 84043
  • Amount: $5,000,000
  • Justification: Lehi City is requesting Community Project Funding to enhance connectivity and ease traffic congestion across the cities of Eagle Mountain, Saratoga Springs, and Lehi. This development is pivotal to managing the heavy commuter traffic flowing through North Utah County. To properly ensure sustainable population and economic growth for the cities of Eagle Mountain, Saratoga Springs, and Lehi, efficiently managing the heavy commuter traffic is critical. This project seeks to ensure accessibility within the area as the region experiences unprecedented levels of growth and development.
  • Certification Letter

12. Bluffdale City Water Tank Project

  • Recipient: City of Bluffdale
  • Location: 2222 14400 S, Bluffdale, UT 84065
  • Amount: $5,000,000
  • Justification: The City of Bluffdale is requesting community project funding for a new water storage tank to increase safety and operational efficiency while reducing the cost of pumping water to a higher-pressure zone tank. This new tank would meet the requirements of the state of Utah while significantly reducing the cost of water storage and transport to support the National Security Agency Data Storage facility just south of the City. The project includes an access road to the new tank location, connection to the existing waterlines, construction of a new pump station, and the construction of a post-tensioned concrete water storage tank.
  • Certification Letter

13. Salt Lake Community College STEM Student Center Project

  • Recipient: Salt Lake Community College
  • Location: 4600 South Redwood Road, Salt Lake City, UT 84123
  • Amount: $ 2,533,000
  • Justification: Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is requesting Community Project Funding to remodel 4,833 sq ft of recently vacated space in the Science and Industry Building. This project aims to establish SLCC as a regional hub recruiting, retaining, and graduating engineering students to meet the needs of Utah’s rapidly growing economy. SLCC’s Engineering Department offers an Associate of Pre-Engineering Degree that articulates with seven four-year universities in Utah. The new Center for Success in Engineering and Computing will provide much needed space for engineering students to receive one-on-one tutoring and career planning, and mentoring services; develop and participate in professional networking, club meetings, and attend guest lectures. Regional employment in the engineering field is higher than the national average and is growing at a faster rather than the national average. In 2023 there were nearly 3000 unique job postings for engineering positions and 637 employers competing for those positions. SLCC’s new center will prepare engineering students to help meet this critical demand.
  • Certification Letter

14. Mt. Pleasant Fire Station Rehabilitation Project

  • Recipient: City of Mt. Pleasant
  • Location: 106 West Main, Mt. Pleasant, Utah 84647
  • Amount: $1,710,280
  • Justification: Mt. Pleasant City is requesting Community Project Funding to update and expand its fire station. The Mt. Pleasant Fire Station was built in the early twentieth century and can no longer fits the needs of its personnel or surrounding community. The current building cannot adequately house fire trucks nd firefighting equipment or provide the space firefighters and needs to execute their goal of public safety.
  • Certification Letter

15. Saratoga Springs City Pony Express Parkway Project

  • Recipient: City of Saratoga Springs
  • Location: 1307 Commerce Dr #200, Saratoga Springs, UT 84045
  • Amount: $5,000,000
  • Justification: The city of Saratoga Springs City is requesting community project funding to widen the Pony Express Parkway from Riverside Drive to Saratoga Road to complete its final configuration as a 5-lane major arterial roadway. This projects also includes the replacement of the existing bridge over the Jordan River and new traffic signals at the intersections of Saratoga Road (west of the river), 800 East/Seaside Street, and Saratoga Road (Lehi 2300 West). The proposed multi-use paths and planned bus service will provide mode choice alternatives to residents, helping reduce the number of vehicle trips and resulting traffic congestion. The shared-use paths and bike lanes will connect to the existing Jordan River Trail as well as the Utah Lake Parkway Trail. The roadway will also serve the new planned UTA bus route and provide access to two park-and-ride lots along the corridor. This project represents a key segment of the planned multi-jurisdictional arterial roadway system and will provide constituents with additional ways to travel around north Utah County.
  • Certification Letter