Quayle seeking better cooperation for better air quality


They agree there is no magic bullet for improving air quality but members of the Logan Municipal Council pledged Tuesday night to work harder to find ways to deal with bad air days which have already totaled approximately 25 days this year.

Councilmember Dean Quayle proposed that a committee be formed and Logan Mayor Rand Watts should serve as chairman.

“Some of the things that we think we could consider would be work at home on Red Air days for city employees,” Quayle suggested. “I think we need to look at an anti-idling ordinance that could be adjusted to meet what we need with Red Air days.

“We need to work with the school board to limit parents idling at the school areas as they pick up or discharge kids. I think we need to address this with our adjoining cities to shut down some of the drive throughs.”

The air quality committee would be comprised of elected officials, city staff, outside scientists, and possibly medical professionals. They would coordinate with Cache County representatives, as well.

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