Logan Municipal Councilmember Steve Thompson is leaving the job he has held for more than 13 years and he’s leaving approximately 7 months before his term expires. On KVNU’s Crosstalk show Tuesday, Thompson said he chose to leave early hoping he can help the city in a different way.Thompson wants to use his fundraising skills to help Logan raise money for a new library. “There are a lot of competitive grants that are going to be coming at us, and there are also a lot of grants that the state administers with the stimulus money,” Thompson said. “I told the mayor we need to have somebody there. We need to get out. We need to ask for these. We need to put ourselves in the position to be able to benefit from the stimulus money.”Thompson says he is hoping a contract can be worked out with Logan City Mayor Randy Watts because he feels the fundraising effort could save taxpayers a lot of money. Thompson says he is pleased he is leaving the council with the city in good financial condition. His main concerns on the council have been property rights and fiscal responsibility.
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