Officials: Utility poles installed without permit

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — City officials say Logan City Light and Power erected steel utility poles without obtaining a permit.Logan Light and Power installed the 59-foot poles along 100 East to replace rotting wooden ones.The steel poles were taken from a project on 600 East.Poles along both streets carry Logan’s high-voltage lines, the backbone of the city’s grid.The department wants steel in place on the central part of the grid because the material is stronger than wood.Community Development Director Jay Nielsen says the department has now applied for a permit for work already completed.Light and Power Director Jeff White says he wasn’t aware the department needed a permit for the steel poles.

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