Loganites fed up with lack of progress on 200 East
April 2, 2009 | NORTH LOGAN -- Heated discussion on
the lack of progress on building 200 East Street took
up most of the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting
The city planner and the city engineer talked to the
commission about studies they want to have done regarding
access points by a proposed commercial subdivision.
Ken Holman, who wants to develop property he owns
in North Logan, spoke about frustration he and his partner
have had with some city ordinances that have impeded
"I guess our big concern is if it's taken eight years
so far with the federal government to try and make a
decision, I don't think we're too excited about waiting
another eight years before we can actually develop our
property," Holman said.
The process of building 200 East in North Logan has
been in the works for eight years, and many people are
upset with the lack of progress. The city is waiting
for the federal government to finish the approval process
to fund the road, which will be an alternative to Main
Larry Soule said he didn't think the process was taking
so long because of the federal, but the local government.
He said federal government was in the process of mitigation,
and was leaning toward the option of 6B, but the Cache
Council said they wanted to use option five.
"It's a little bit unfair to just blame the federal
government." Soule said. "I just want to set that straight
right now. It's the local entities that have been throwing
the wrenches into this, so we can't just blame the federal
government. I don't want them to be taking the blame
Lloyd Berentzen said he thought that giving the go-ahead
on projects like the proposed subdivision was a good
way to get the federal government moving on the project.
Jeff Jorgensen said doing things like that affected
the environmental impact statement, which the federal
government needed to have completed before they could
approve the funding of a road.
Mark Hancey said he didn't like that people like Holman
had to wait so long to develop their own property, but
this proposal period isn't the stage at which these
types of issues are really resolved.