The Roy Water Conservancy District indicated that, as of March 1, we had approximately 60% less water than in a normal water year. There is a good chance the same secondary water restrictions from last year will be repeated going into this year. Consider this: by increasing the mowing height, grass roots grow deeper into the soil, allowing them to survive longer without water. As a minimum, please do not water between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Watch for more information from the district in your mailbox or go to their website www.roywater.com for updates.
The Roy Planning Commission has the assignment to review the city’s ordinances with hopes that our residents can be eligible to take part in the water conservation Flip-Your-Strip program sponsored by Weber Basin Water Conservancy District. The Commission recommendations to the city council are expected soon. Once we have a decision, we will get the word out to those interested residents considering this rebate program. For eligibility information, please go to www.weberbasin.com.
The Roy City’s Arts Council is putting together a Concert in the Park program this year, with performances in the George Wahlen North Park. This will be a free event showcasing musical talents. We are encouraging friends and neighbors to bring their outdoor blankets and lawn chairs to just kick back and enjoy. The city will post the dates and times of these events, so please attend if you can.
Speaking of George Wahlen North Park, the city is making plans to bring pickleball courts to this recreational area. We have seen great success with the courts in the Emma Russell Park and felt it necessary to provide the same opportunity to residents in the northeast. If you enjoy this sport, look for these resources to soon be available.
Be safe and keep your family safe!
Roy City Mayor