OKs regional council for Cache Valley
By M. Cory Broussard
April 24, 2006 | HYRUM -- The City
Council joined members from Franklin County, Idaho,
and Cache County and approved a resolution 7-1, to create
a regional council for Cache Valley Thursday night.
Hyrum was the last city in both counties to approve
the resolution. The regional council will consist of
three members from the regions north and south of Logan,
the mayor of Logan and a Logan City council member,
the Cache County executive and a member of the County
Council, the president of USU, the mayor of Franklin
County and a member of the county commission. A representative
from the Utah and Idaho Legislature will also be included.
The regional council would work to promote cooperation
between local, state and federal officials and educate
elected officials and the general public on issues that
affect the region.
"Anytime we can get people involved about what is
best for the community is good on the whole," Stephanie
Miller, Hyrum city council member, said.
The one dissenting vote came from Councilman Douglas
Stipes, who said he voted against the resolution for
"bureaucratic" reasons. Councilman Craig Rasmussen also
had some criticism for the resolution.
"I have concerns on how it will affect our community
and relationship with the county planners," Rasmussen
said. He voted for the resolution after stating that
he thought the resolution might hurt the city's relationship
with the county planners.
Mayor Dean Howard stated that he thought the resolution
was well thought out, and would represent Hyrum city
Since the resolution has been approved throughout
Franklin and Cache County it will take effect immediately
and the new council members will be voted in by their