The name of Lynn Lemon is not appearing on this year’s ballot because after serving as Cache County Executive for 20 years he is retiring at the end of the year. Craig Buttars, who is currently a member of the county council, will be replacing Lemon in the county’s top elective position.
On KVNU’s Crosstalk program Thursday, Lemon said although he has loved his job, he is looking forward to going on to different opportunities. Lemon said he has a lot to do before he leaves but he is starting to wind things down.
“I did submit a budget to the county council on Tuesday night at our budget workshop that is balanced,” said Lemon. “It certainly doesn’t have everything everybody wants. We’ve had to cut in areas to balance it so we don’t have to do a tax increase.
“For the most part I’m feeling fairly good about that. Like I said, there are things that are not included in it that various departments would like in it. We will continue to have budget workshops over the next couple of weeks.”
Lemon said the board of equalization work is also done and fortunately there were fewer property tax appeals this year than he had expected.
Asked what he feels best about that happened during his administration, he said probably the construction of the county administration building and restoration of the Historic Cache County Court House. He said they have served the county well and also helped to beautify downtown Logan.