It’s been generating quite a bit of discussion since Sunday – the possibility that this year might be the last Cruise-In parade on Logan’s Main Street. It has traditionally been the finale of the Cache Valley Cruise-In, the classic car show held at the Cache County Fairgrounds each year on the first weekend of July.
Logan City has stated they need compensation for city employees and police officers to provide support for the parade. The Cruise-In people have said they cannot come up with the money for that. On KVNU’s monthly Speak to the Mayor hour on Wednesday, Logan Mayor Holly Daines said the city will pay this year as the Cruise-In organization’s budget is set.
“What happened is, Logan City, because (the Cruise-In is) on Main Street and we have to have a number of officers there to close intersections and a number of public work directors or officers there to sign it because of UDOT regulations. It costs us $10,000, nearly that, every year just basically to paying overtime for our employees,” explained Daines.
She said they sent the Cache Valley Cruising Association, not a bill, but a letter to engage in a conversation about the issue. Daines says she loves the Cruise-In and is hoping they can come to a compromise, even if it means using another street for the parade.
“They get some RAPZ funding. Could they cut their expenses? Could we implement this over several years? Could we seek help from other law enforcement agencies, so not all of it is coming out of Logan’s pocket, because people countywide enjoy it. So we’re going to discuss that.”
The mayor was wearing her pink “Poop Troop” t-shirt and after the broadcast was headed over to one of the trails or parks to help clean-up the area. The city is seeking volunteers as they get parks ready for a one-year pilot program that allows dogs off-leash in certain parks. Mayor Daines said if you help out, you’ll get the funny t-shirt.
Audio: Logan Mayor Holly Daines on KVNU’s Speak to the Mayor program 3-20-19