Record $7 million available this year for Cache County cities and towns for transportation projects

At their regular meeting on Nov. 22, members of the Cache County Council will continue deliberation on whether to amend the county's 1987 Organic Act.

LOGAN — Road projects are, as usual, amping up this summer, according to Cache County Executive David Zook.

On KVNU’s For the People’s County Hour last week, Zook said the county’s Council of Governments (C.O.G.), which is composed of all 19 mayors, along with Zook, are distributing a record amount of transportation dollars primarily to the towns and cities for road projects.

“We just met recently and we authorized $7 million to be made available, which is the most ever. So, to all the cities out there, sharpen your pencils and get ready to turn in your grant applications, because we’ll have a process throughout this year where all of the cities can decide what their biggest transportation priorities are,” Zook explained.

The next step is they can formally apply for those funds.

“And then, all of us mayors on the C.O.G., we will score those applications, we’ll rank them, and then we’ll award the money sometime by the end of this year. Then next summer, those projects will be under construction.”

He said, when it comes to solid waste service, they’ve been talking to the cities about forming an inter-local agency where all the cities outside Logan and the county would join together to create an agency that would contract out or even provide solid waste pick-up themselves.

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  • Free Bird June 7, 2022 at 5:40 pm Reply

    So where exactly is this money coming from?

  • Juan Lucero June 7, 2022 at 7:32 pm Reply

    Did the republicans send all that $$ … Whos in the White House? Wanna complain about gas prices, who tried to shake down Ukraine and got impeached (TWICE)… & NOW look at the mess we are all paying because of his friendliness with putin and russia!! Wake up, you think mike lee cares about you 😂

  • Mr. Bao June 8, 2022 at 9:22 am Reply

    @juan lucero. My understanding is that this money would be from state and local taxes. I.e. Property taxes, and not from the federal level, so this isn’t some Democrat led initiative to pave roads in Cache Valley Utah. more accurately it is a way for the government to grossly overspend on contracts to do what would cost private companies/individuals pennies on the dollar to pay for.

    • Free Bird June 8, 2022 at 6:07 pm Reply

      That is just bobette, it doesn’t even know if it is supposed to put on pants or a dress every morning.

  • skeetr June 9, 2022 at 9:56 am Reply

    Why aren’t you all fired up about the socialist bus system here Free Bird? Don’t you have an opinion about how fake people with no money should walk to the job they don’t even have, or something?

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