Logan council approves electrical power station
By Erin Wadsworth
October 10, 2006 | NORTH LOGAN -- A decision made by
the City Council on Oct. 5 will allow a power station
to be built near 450 E. 2100 North.
Rocky Mountain Power purchased the 2.5-acre area,
zoned for residential housing, from Utah State University.
A large wall and functional landscaping, as proposed,
will surround the entire area obtained for the power
Concerns about residents being inconvenienced by a
humming noise from the power station and where the distribution
of line connection would be occupied much of the discussion.
Rocky Mountain Power representatives assured the council
that the sound emitted from the station would be minimal,
and most power lines would follow lines currently in
Also the council wanted to ensure that landscaping,
including extensive tree planting, would be put into
motion as soon as possible in order to create an early
barrier around the site. Councilman Mark Williams suggested
the use of a certain type of tree limiting noise around
the area. Making the station as non-obtrusive to the
public as possible was a main concern of the council.
"We just want to hide that baby," said Councilman
This substation will be built on a piece of land surrounded
mostly by fields and there is quite a bit of distance
from the nearest houses. Future builders can now make
informed decisions about construction near the site.
With no legal need for public hearings on the matter,
the council approved the permit allowing Rocky Mountain
Power to begin the project, with one opposing vote by
Councilman Steve Soulier.
Power company representatives assured the council
that the power station will not be up and running until
June 2008 or later.
Other items on the agenda for the Oct. 5 meeting included
discussion on proposed draft chances on the land-use
ordinance. In addition, praises from Councilwoman Elaine
Nelson were heard concerning the excellent work provided
by the Planning Commission on the Land-Use Element.