Landslide area residents looking for answers

Owners of property close to the place where a landslide struck on July 11 are asking when they will be allowed to go back to their homes and who will be making the decision that it’s all right to go back. At Tuesday’s meeting of the Logan Municipal Council, Logan City Attorney Kymber Housely told the council that he has been meeting with property owners, the canal company and state officials trying to facilitate a quick answer. He said obviously it hasn’t been as quick a process as some of the property owners would like, but the group has met with U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett (R-Utah.) “We’re trying to secure funding for long term solutions,” Housely said. “In the short term, we’re working with UDOT and other state agencies to put a propert team together to go out and evaluate that hillside.” Housely said Logan is working as a facilitator to help push the effort forward. He noted, however, that it will not be Logan City that will be making final decisions. “It will be those entities that have an interest in that,” Housely said.

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