County will not charge for assembling

For several years Cache County has been charging Peaceworks of Cache Valley a fee for holding vigils and other activities on county-owned property. Since last year, the new Tea Party Coalition has also been charged a fee for its events. County Executive Lynn Lemon told the county council that both groups have complained and have said they have a right to assemble. So he says the policy is going to change. “We won’t charge a fee,” Lemon told the council Tuesday. “We will monitor it. If we run into problems with them leaving the facilities or the grounds in a mess, or whatever, we’ll have to reconsider that but we’ll try to accommodate groups. “It is a public building; it does belong to the citizens. We do want the citizens to be able to use it and be able to voice their concern.” Lemon says there have been no problems with the groups and they have cleaned up after using the county property in the past.

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