LOGAN – Logan Mayor Randy Watts says he feels the city is in a good financial position but he also says there is important work needing to be done. In his 2013 budget address the mayor said his most important project right now is probably getting the North Valley Landfill project up and running.
Watts says he and Logan Environmental director Issa Hamud have visited several cities to see how they do waste transfer. He says they have taken notes on what those cities have done and are preparing to implement them here.
“The building’s being built (in Logan) as we speak. That’s on my mind a lot,” Watts says. “I think about it a lot, that we can do it and stay within the budgets that we have planned for it.”
Watts says the North Valley Landfill isn’t the only major project needing attention from his office and the Environmental department.
“The other one is our waste water, which is the lagoons,” Watts explains. “The next couple of years we’re going to ramp up and take care of not only the phosphorous that is discharged from the lagoons but also the ammonia, which is a huge plate to accomplish.”
A group of people living in and near Clarkston are still adamantly opposed to the landfill being built at the designated location north of Clarkston. This group has spoken out not only against the location of the landfill but also against the way Logan City has conducted itself procedurally with the new landfill project.
Watts has announced that he will be seeking re-election to a third term in November.