Working group formed to further examine and lobby for more road funds

Cache County Council members agree that there are a lot of local transportation needs and too little money available in the county’s road department budget to cover those needs.

A working group was recently formed to address this issue and on Tuesday the chairman, councilmember Craig Buttars, talked about the group’s proposal. He said the group proposes that a unified recommendation involving county governing bodies and transportation funding entities be presented to the Utah legislature and the governor prior to the next legislative session.

“Process consideration may be given to ask legislative proposals, current ideas from the working group,” Buttars explained, “history of tax increases, history of the allocation to the county as a whole, current and future needs, and the feasibility of requests for future increases.”

Buttars told the council on Tuesday that the proposal will stress the need to increase operation and maintenance dollars available through the Class B and C Road Fund.

Buttars said the working group will consist of the Cache County Executive, a county council member, the Logan mayor, a Logan council member, a Cache Mayors Association representative, one from the Cache Metropolitan Organization and one from the Cache Valley Transit District

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