After two years as chairman of the Cache County Council, Val Potter is stepping down. Council member Kathy Robison will take over as council chair at the first council meeting of the new year.
Potter referred to his experience as chairman over the past year as challenging, rewarding and fun.
He admits there were difficulties stemming from problems found in the Treasurer’s Office audit, and he says there will be other audits.
“We’ve hired an external auditor to come in to take a look at the executive’s books,” says Potter, “and also the sheriff’s office, which is the biggest budget in the county.
“With the transition in sheriff I think it’s the right thing to do. We are going to be doing more of that to make sure the financial procedures of the county are done properly. We don’t want mistakes to happen. With some proper external audits it’s not going to happen.”
Potter said outgoing County Executive Lynn Lemon has done a great job and he feels the council could have done more to help him which they plan to do with new executive Craig Buttars.