Though less optimistic, Cache County and Logan City still pursuing BE landfill

No one is optimistic about it working but Cache County and Logan Municipal Council members agreed this week to try one more time to negotiate with Box Elder County on a deal where local garbage would be taken to a landfill in Box Elder County.That agreement came after Issa Hamud, director of the Logan Environmental Department which operates the countywide system, said a landfill site has already been purchased near Clarkston. He said the site is going through the permitting process with the county planning commission, although many Clarkston residents oppose the locationIt was decided that Hamud would draw up a written proposal to present to the Box Elder County Commission but meanwhile the Clarkston site will continue to be pursued. Both councils lamented the fact that several years ago negotiations broke down between NURLA, the Northern Utah Regional Landfill Authority, and Box Elder County. There was a referendum on the ballot where Box Elder County citizens said “No” to the NURLA proposal.Cache County Executive Lynn Lemon says he feels it is worth it to explore the joint venture one more time.

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