Council unanimously favors Main Street banners, Mayor does not

It looks like Logan Mayor Randy Watts will have a key role in deciding whether or not banners are restored along the city’s Main Street. Tuesday night the Logan Municipal Council voted unanimously to do all it can to get the banners up again some nine months after they were taken down. The council has been told the banners were taken down because of safety concerns. The council vote came after Cache Valley Center for the Arts Director Wally Bloss presented a report detailing how much the banners help non-profit organizations promote their activities and how popular the banners are with local residents. It appears a variance would be needed and approval from the Utah Department of Transportation to bring the banners back. Council Chairman Jay Monson said Mayor Watts and his administration will undoubtedly influence the decision. So how does the mayor feel about banners? “We’ve talked about costs,” Watts told the council, “and maybe the cost incurred for what would be the old banner could go forth to help some of the non-profits purchase banners to do more of the posts. “I know that’s not as favorable to some of the individuals but I tend to think that smaller (banners) on those coach-lighting posts have a real value.” The mayor said he will report back to the council after conferring with others in the administration. Council members and non-profit representatives agreed that time is of the essence.

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