Logan council votes to consolidate city with Logan
April 2, 2009 | NORTH LOGAN -- A motion was passed
by the City Council on Wednesday to change the boundaries
of North Logan to include all of Logan city, and become
what shall be referred to as North Logan City Plus.
Mayor Cary Watson said he and the council members
viewed the proposal of consolidation, which came from
Logan city, to be in the best interest of the citizens
of both cities.
The newly created city will be governed by two separate
bodies. The mayor and municipal councils of what was
previously Logan city will have the responsibility for
the governance of the Cache County Fairgrounds, the
sanitary landfill and the sewage lagoons. The mayor
and the city council of what was previously North Logan
city will have the responsibility for the governance
of everything else.
“All employees and staff shall be given a raise in
salary,” read Watson, “equal to the now increased percentage
of population now served compared to the previous responsibilities.
For example; the population now served by North Logan
city employees will increase by about 766 percent, and
therefore their salaries shall increase by that same
amount. Employees previously working for Logan city
will receive a salary increase of about 13 percent.”
Chuckles came from the audience as the final words
of the proposal were read: “Adopted and passed by the
city of North Logan this April Fools Day, April 2009.”
The motion was passed by a vote of 4-1, with Elaine
Nelson giving the only negative vote.