Potter optomistic that Trails Director will be worth it

Apparently there are a lot of people in Cache Valley who love trails and would like to see an expanded trails system developed. At a recent joint meeting of the Logan City and Cache County Councils it was decided to pursue the hiring of a countywide trails director.

Cache County Councilmember Val Porter was asked to chair a committee to seek funding for such a position and he says progress has been made. Potter said Wednesday it looks like the trails committee is about three-fourths of the way toward funding a trails coordinator.

“I’d say probably 90% of the comments I’m getting from the public are very, very supportive of this,” Potter explained. “There’s a few people who think it is another level of bureaucracy to throw into government. But I think there is enough support for establishing trails for the future of Cache Valley that this makes sense.

“I think if we can all of the parties together–that’s Logan City, Cache County, CMPO and the RAPZ group–I think we will have the funding to let this thing happen over the next couple of years.”

Potter said plans are to establish a trails system that is properly managed, monitored and maintained in a way that will benefit all of the communities in the valley long term.

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