On KVNU’s monthly Speak to the Mayor hour this past Wednesday, Logan Mayor Holly Daines talked about the recent public input meeting on whether the city should seek privatization of the Logan River Golf Course. Those who attended were largely against the city going with a private company. She said even when people disagree with a proposal like this, she was thrilled that residents turned out to express their opinions.
“We heard loud and clearly that ‘we don’t want to change that. We like having the local control. We like Jeff John, the pro, and what he’s doing there.’ So, we are having discussions to try and, sort of, own this issue of the deficit.
“There were a lot of good suggestions from the public in terms of marketing, maybe raising the green fees a little, in terms of trying to increase the utilizations,” the mayor said.
On another topic, Mayor Daines talked about the winter snow removal budget and how much road salt is left.
“Most of our budget line items we can control (but) that’s not a budget you have a lot of control over so the strategy is we put an average amount in and we just have to equal it out from year to year. And pull from other areas if needed.
“My guess is, and I haven’t looked at those specific numbers, but it’s probably getting pretty close to being up there. We don’t worry about running out of salt, but it certainly costs money and if we need more then we buy more.”
She said the winter parking restrictions have been better enforced this winter. In proof of that, Daines said she had guests stay overnight and forgot to tell them to get their vehicle off the street. They got a ticket which the mayor paid. She said she thanked the officers for being out there and being diligent in enforcing that. She also praised the snow plow drivers who have been out a lot this winter.