Monson hoping for bigger turnout for ‘most important’ meeting of the year

A public hearing on the proposed budget for the new fiscal year will be held in connection with Tuesday’s Logan Municipal Council Meeting. Council Chairman Jay Monson says he would like to see a lot of people attend the hearing. “In my way of thinking,” Monson says, “it’s one of the most important meetings we have during the whole year and past years there haven’t been a lot of people show up and there haven’t been a lot of comments. “We take that to mean that people feel it’s alright what we’re proposing or else they would come and give us feedback otherwise. But it’s a lean budget but it also does have some necessary increases for our infrastructure, which is deteriorating.” The budget calls for a sewer rate increase of $3.70 a month and a one dollar a month increase in water rates. Monson says, fortunately, Logan is in a much better financial situation than a lot of other cities this year. It is also proposed that employees get a 1.5 percent cost of living pay raise but the council chose not to increase their own pay.

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