Logan backs county-wide library proposal, with reservations
February 5, 2009 | NORTH LOGAN -- Concern was raised
by the City Council Wednesday night about a proposed
resolution to support the establishment of a county-wide
Councilman Al Moser said that in discussion with members
of the Cache County Council, he learned the county doesn't
want to place a library tax on unincorporated areas
in the county.
"I don't trust the county and what they're proposing,"
Moser said. "A county-wide library, to me, means that
everybody in the county is in the county-wide library
and everybody participates the same way with taxes.
That's what I think a county-wide library is."
Mayor Cary Watkins said assumptions laid out by consultants
would place certain tax burdens on each city or town
in the county, and if any of these decided to not support
the library, that city's tax would be distributed to
Councilman Lloyd Berentzen supported Watkins's view
later in the meeting. "The point Steve mentioned a little
earlier, if somebody's not going to be a part of this,
it's not going to fly," Berentzen said.
The council finally approved the resolution despite
concerns raised in the meeting. Moser, as well, voted
in favor of the resolution, stating that raising his
concerns in the meeting and having them recorded in
the minutes was enough to show that the city had reservations
about the project.
In other business the council:
-- approved the revised FY2009 Municipal budget.
-- approved the resolution providing for annexation.
-- approved a graffiti ordinance.
-- moved to ask for more information on the Aspen Meadows
-- postponed city cemetery regulation resolution.