He is completing the last year of his fourth term and now Republican Cache County Councilmember Cory Yeates is running for another four-year term. He’s being challenged by Democrat Barry N. Franklin and Republican Eric Collins. On KVNU’s Crosstalk show Tuesday, Yeates said there have been accomplishments during the years he has served that he is proud to have been part of. Among the examples, he cited the consolidation of emergency medical services, restoration of the Cache County Courthouse and new administration building and the new law enforcement complex. Yeates said he voted for the countywide recycling program and took a little heat for the vote. He says it has given the landfill added life and now a new site has been chosen north and west of Clarkston. “I think we’re moving in the right direction,” Yeates said. “I’m just grateful we didn’t have the EPA or somebody else come in and tell us that we had to start diverting so many tons of waste out of the flow to our landfill as they have done to other communities in California. I think we were very proactive in that respect.” Yeates said he knows Clarkston residents are not happy with the site but efforts to take the garbage to Box Elder County failed. Yeates said he feels a lot of progress has been made during the years he has served and the county has remained fiscally sound. Yeates stands out each year when the council approves organizations that receive tax exemptions because he always votes ‘no’ on Planned Parenthood. “I have always opposed Planned Parenthood simply because I feel the message from Planned Parenthood generally over the years has been pro-abortion,” he explained. “I feel their pro-abortion stance has been very contrary to the moral fiber of our community.” Yeates says he does not go as far as saying that Planned Parenthood should be shut down in the county, but he does not like to see them lumped into the group of organizations that provide educational services such as churches and the Boy Scouts.
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