County undecided on canal improvement support

Members of the Cache County Council have not yet decided whether or not to cooperate with the federal government on a $19 million revamp of two canals, including the one that burst last summer on Logan’s Canyon Road killing three people. Cache County Executive Lynn Lemon says the agreement assumes the county would do the work, provide a 25 percent match of approximately $6.4 million and assume responsibility for cost overages. “If there’s any problems as it relates to the engineering, if there’s any problems as it relates to the construction, or any overages, then we, as the sponsor, would be responsible for that,” Lemon explains. “Again, we want to be supportive. We want to be helpful because we realize that getting water, that canal supplies water to a vital part of the valley. It’s a critical part of the valley but we need to make sure we get those needs addressed.” Lemon says the County Council is expected to make a decision at a special meeting starting Tuesday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Cache County Court House. The issue is also up for discussion at a joint meeting of the Logan City and County Councils starting Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Logan City Conference Room.

Free News Delivery by Email

Would you like to have the day's news stories delivered right to your inbox every evening? Enter your email below to start!