“It is a great event and we are working on keeping the parade here in the community,” said Logan City Mayor Holly Daines, who updated the Logan Municipal Council on talks with members of the Cache Valley Cruising Association.
During Tuesday evening’s council meeting, Mayor Daines said she met with members of the Cache Valley Cruising Association on Monday to discuss ways “we can reduce some of the city costs that come with having the parade on Main Street.”
The CVCA was recently notified by the city that it can no longer cover expenses for police and other city services during the annual parade over the 4th of July weekend.
CVCA members say 2019 may be the last year for the parade unless additional money can be found to cover costs. The city agreed to continue its services for 2019 but would need to make changes going forward.
“We have had some productive conversations and we are continuing to work together,” said Mayor Daines. “We haven’t come up with a solution yet, but we are working on it.”
The annual event draws 800-900 show cars which go on display at the Cache County Fairgrounds. For nearly 40 years the event has ended with a parade of cars from Center Street to 1400 North.
Council members also discussed the possibility of raising fees at the Logan Cemetery during their bi-monthly meeting Tuesday night.
The cemetery is owned and operated by the City of Logan and maintained by the Parks and Recreation Department.
In an effort to adequately continue operating and maintaining the grounds, city leaders say they need to raise fees for the purchase of grave spaces, the opening and closing of grave sites and other services.
Three options were presented during the meeting that proposed a boost in fees ranging from 20% – 63%, depending on the purchase of a grave space and the day of week a loved one is laid to rest.
Council members asked Russ Akina, from Parks and Recreation, to re-work Option 1 which outlined increases from 20% – 38% on the cemetery services.
A final proposal is scheduled to come before the council in the next few weeks.