NORTH LOGAN–Newly elected mayor Lloyd Berentzen said that in the first six months of his term he is interested in conducting neighborhood assessments in different parts of the city to better learn each area’s needs by holding community meetings.”I believe that as issues come up in the future, I can then better represent the community in council meetings when important decisions are being made,” Berentzen said.Berentzen, who found it difficult to describe what it felt like to be elected mayor, said he moved his family to North Logan in 1986. Since then their family has grown to include six children: the oldest are 29-year-old twins and the youngest is 16. All of his children have attended Sky View High School and the older ones have all gone to Utah State University, he said.”I am very much family oriented and I am grateful for the community in which we have been able to raise our children,” Berentzen said. “I am committed to the maintenance of the quality of life that North Logan has afforded us and others here in the community.”He said there are several key issues that will help maintain this quality of life. First, the continued development of 200 East. This street is “the main off Main” that will eventually extend to Hyde Park, Berentzen said. Second, the west side commercial development. He said he wants to keep the city viable and balanced between residential and commercial development.”I hope to do my best in serving the community and the citizens of North Logan,” Berentzen said. “I will certainly make every effort I can to measure up to the confidence that the community has shown in me.”There will be tough decisions in the future, he said. But his greatest concern is to have the “wisdom necessary to continue the standard of those who have gone before and made this such a great place to live”.Berentzen’s day job is being the director of the Bear River Health Department. He has worked there for over 23 years. He said he was hired as the deputy director and promoted to director six years ago.
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