As new chairman of the Cache County Council Greg Merrill has set some goals for the new year. He shared those goals with other council members Tuesday and they range from working on the budget earlier to keeping the public better informed on what the council is involved with.
Merrill praised the employees and said they provide important service, such as law enforcement, fire protection, county roads, meals on wheels and on and on.
He also had a proposal for employees.
“I’d like to propose that each county employee take be given an opportunity to take a half-day off each quarter to volunteer for a non-profit organization of their choice,” Merrill proposed. “This time off would need to be coordinated and approved by their supervisors.
“And I’d like to see our employees set a goal of 1,000 hours of service to non-profits in our county.”
He said law enforcement is the largest department and he has been told by Cache County Sheriff Chad Jensen that even though the office already provides a great deal of service he plans to go along with Merrill’s proposal.