Petersen: county will not take over library services

The people have spoken. That seemed to be the feeling of most members of the Cache County Council Tuesday night as they reviewed the results of a non-binding vote on countywide library services. Fewer than half, 47.7 percent, of those responding to the ballot initiative voted in favor of a countywide library system. Four communities favored the idea: Logan, North Logan, Mendon and River Heights.Councilmember Craig Petersen, who served on a library study committee, did offer some help.”If those communities that want it are interested in working with Logan in forming an inter-local agreement, I’m certainly willing to help any way that I can,” he said. “But certainly the notion of the county taking over library services, given the nature of the vote, I don’t think there’s any indication that that’s what the citizens want us to do.”The county had agreed to hold the election after subsidizing Logan library cards for residents of the unincorporated area over an 18-month period.

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