Facilities improvements have been a halmark of Lemon’s tenure as county executive

After 20 years as Cache County Executive Lynn Lemon has decided not to seek re-election this year. He said it is time to move on but in his words, “it has been a great experience.”

On <a href=”http://610kvnu.com/assets/podcaster/328/2014_01_31_328_18569_2867.mp3″ target=”_blank”>KVNU’s Crosstalk program Thursday</a> Lemon said he feels good about a lot of  things that have happened in the last 20 years, such as the new county administration building, renovation of the Historic Court House with help from former Logan Mayor Newel Daines and building a new law enforcement complex.

Lemon said he does not favor building another pod at the local jail complex in order to take more state prisoners.

“I actually think it would be better for the state to build a smaller facility then to actually contract with counties that want to do it,” Lemon said. “I would be more supportive of that.

“But counties need to have a long-term agreement in place if they want to do that and that’s the real stumbling block that I see.”

Lemon said there have been a lot of challenges but he has had good relationships with the county council, department heads, Logan City and other entities while he has served.

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