It may have been a first for the county, members of the Cache County Council have elected Greg Merrill as the council chairman for the second year in a row. Merrill says that although it is a challenging position, he is honored to be leading the seven-member council for another year and he believes 2016 was a successful one in many ways.
One of the major accomplishments was when the public voted in favor of creating a water conservation district. Also, a Day of Service was initiated where employees volunteered to spend a day of service helping a non-profit organization, which will happen again next year.
“Also in 2017 we’re going to do serious review of the fairgrounds and the physical facilities down there,” says Merrill. “We are tentatively looking at making improvements down there that I think will not only be a benefit for the citizens of Cache County but also for those who come to Cache County.”
Merrill says the county council was proud of the fact that 85 percent of the residents voted in the recent presidential election. He personally feels moving to mail-in voting helped get that percentage up.