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VINEYARD VOTERS OPT OUT OF SPECIAL SERVICE DISTRICT

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Residents voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to remove this tiny town from a Utah County special service district from which it no longer receives services.

The final tally showed 51 in favor of excluding Vineyard from the service district. Only two residents wanted it to remain in the district.Vineyard was part of the county's special service district before it was incorporated in 1988. As part of the district, residents paid taxes to the county for police and fire protection and emergency services.

When the area of about 200 residents between Orem and Utah Lake became a town, it contracted with Orem for those services. Although it did not continue to pay taxes to the county, Vineyard was never officially removed as a member of the special service district.

Residents voted to take Vineyard out of the district to ensure it isn't taxed in the future for services it doesn't receive.