Subdivisions concern Zilles

This is his sixth year as a member of the Cache County Council and current Council Chairman Gordon Zilles , who represents the Southeast District, says he plans to seek re-election this year. Zilles says he feels the council has accomplished a lot over the last few years, including approval of an agricultural subdivision ordinance.The standards have not yet been written for the subdivision ordinance and Zilles says last week the council started talking about roads and how they apply to subdivisions and other things that need to be done.”That’s one of my real concerns, is that if we continue to allow subdivisions in the unincorporated area eventually, if you don’t have the subdivider and the people that are involved in that build the roads, then good ‘ol Johnny Cache County Taxpayer has to pay the bill,” Zilles says. “We’ve actually got some people that feel that shouldn’t be,” he continued. Zilles says they are telling him “If you own a piece of property and you want to make a subdivision on it, it’s your right and shouldn’t have anybody tell them you should have to build a road on it.”Zilles says he feels Cache County is in good financial condition in spite of the downturn in the economy. He credits the county administration for managing the budget in a frugal way without having to lay off employees.Councilmember Craig Petersen has confirmed that will be seeking a fifth four-year term but councilman Brian Chambers will not be seeking re-election.

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