County executive pleading with residents to fill out Census

“Fill out those Census forms.” Those words from Cache County Executive Lynn Lemon. He says if people are angry at the government, not sending in census forms is not a way to get even. Lemon says it only means there will be less money available for roads and other needed services. Lemon says federal money is distributed according to population.”In fact, we’ve done several challenges to the numbers over the years because we just weren’t getting our fair share,” Lemon says. He emphasized the importance of having people fill out their forms and send them in. “This is an opportunity that only happens once every 10 years,” he continued on KVNU’s Crosstalk show Wednesday. “We need to make sure that we do everything we can to be counted and make sure that when funds are distributed, now these are our funds, these are our sales tax dollars that we’re spending. And we want those distributed to our community.”Not all forms are mailed out yet and Lemon says in areas where residents have post office boxes they will be delivered in person. Those who have not received them by April 12 should let Lemon or the Census Bureau know. Those who have the forms are encouraged to mail them in and it will save a census taker from having to come to the house. Lemon said those needing information can contact him at 755-1851.

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