Logan says no to state options for highway corridor, backs
its own rewrite of option 6B
By Diana Hurren
March 5, 2006 | NORTH LOGAN -- The North Logan-Smithfield
corridor became a heated topic again at Thursday's City
At the last meeting, the council decided to make a
small modification to plan 6B calling it plan 6B option
2. All council members were in favor of supporting this
option because they thought it would have the least
amount of negative impacts, but by last night that had
"After thinking and studying this route, I will not
support this option," said Councilman Mark Williams,
who suggested the best option for the city would be
Option 5 suggests that the corridor run directly along
200 East, even through blocks of residential neighborhoods,
whereas plan 6B suggests the corridor make a detour
to avoid such neighborhoods. The council ruled out option
5 at the last meeting and all members but Williams maintained
their decision to support plan 6B option 2.
The council agreed last night to notify the state
that North Logan will not support any of the state-proposed
options, but that it will only support its new draft
of the original 6B option.
The council agreed to give plan 6B option 2 a new
name and also rewrite it t make sure it will be perfectly
clear to the state. The council will review the new
name and the rewrite at the next meeting before voting
for a final approval.
Developers of the Mahogany Ridge subdivision requested
the city provide water for a drip irrigation system
in order to landscape in common areas within the subdivision.
The developers also made a request that the city pay
for two of three pressure-reducing valves that need
to be installed in the subdivision.
The council agreed the city should help pay for the
installment of the new valves, but they did not like
the idea of the city paying more money than the developers.
"A more reasonable request would be 50-50," said city
recorder Jeff Jorgensen.
The council approved the request to pay for half the
price of the valves, but because none of the developers
from Mahogany Ridge were at the meeting the council
decided to vote no on the drip system until it can consult
with the developers in person.