Petersen wants to bring ‘analytical’ approach to mayor’s office

Since his election in November as the new Logan Mayor, Craig Petersen has spent a lot of time in City Hall visiting with employees and learning how things have been done. On a recent <a href=”http://610kvnu.com/assets/podcaster/328/2013_12_17_328_17253_2867.mp3″ target=”_blank”>KVNU Crosstalk program</a>, Petersen said he has been favorably impressed.

Petersen said when he meets with these employees he explains to them how he makes decisions, which he referred to as “analytical.”

He cited an example.

“One of the projects that Logan City’s involved in is a project to upgrade their hydro-electric facilities,” he explained. “There’s a hydro-electric facility, they call it Hydro 3, that actually diverts water at Third Dam and the turbines are at Second Dam. There’s a proposal to spend money to upgrade that.

“That may be a great idea. But what you want to look at is how much it is going to cost to do that versus what we’ll benefit in terms of additional power. Also, once you’ve done that, you might say, ‘well, if we improve Second and Third Dam that might be a benefit that we can’t quantify.'”

Petersen will be sworn into office at the first Logan City Council meeting of the year on January, 7.

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