Logan hears public comment on setback ordinance
November 7, 2008 | NORTH LOGAN -- The main focus for
the City Council meeting Wednesday night was a public
hearing regarding proposed ordinances that will eliminate
the city's requirement for a 15-foot setback along canals.
Three versions of the Canal Set Back Ordinance were
discussed. Version A is the version which only new subdivisions
would be required to have set-backs but the set-backs
would be on both sides of the canal. Version B included
minor changes to version A. It requires set-backs only
on the west side of the canals. Version C removes the
requirement from the city code altogether.
Kay Gilgan, a land owner who has property that the
canal runs through, said he was against the city taking
land from him on the east side of the canal.
John Wells of the Logan, Hyde Park, and Smithfield
Canal Co. urged to the city council to consider adopting
option B. "Eliminating the ordinance will cause difficulty
for canal companies because individuals don't sit down
to read their titles or property descriptions when they
buy homes," he said. "They'll put fences and gates and
plant trees that will inhibit the canal companies from
maintaining those waterways."
A final decision was not made in regards to the suggested
After a unanimous decision, the council voted to approve
a concept plan for a two-lot subdivision of 1.7 acres
at 1984 N. 800 East.