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North Logan considers fee for more holiday pay for fire, police

November 13th, 2014 Posted in Opinion

By Katherine Lambert

NORTH LOGAN — Whether or not the North Park Police Department will be charging cities a fee for its services on the holidays was just one of the main concerns discussed at the North Logan City Council meeting Wednesday.

“It would allow compensation for working for the entity on a holiday,” police chief Kim Hawkes said.

The proposal was a result of requests for officers from North Logan and Hyde Park during the holidays. In return for police services, these entities would be charged a fee and the officers working the holidays would receive double their pay instead of time-and-a-half.

The possibility of double pay for North Logan Fire Department employees working on holidays was also discussed.

“The fire department would run like normal,” fire chief Jon Keller said. “Just some who make $8 per hour would get paid $16 per hour.”

In other business, the council heard updates on the 200 East corridor included anticipating a date for a finalized agreement “around the time you are getting ready to eat turkey,” said Lance Anderson, professional engineer and engineering department manager for Cache Landmark. Current concerns involve how to get the environment going, Anderson said. Subdividing land and getting agreements from the new high school were discussed, as well as funding.

City Administrator Jeff Jorgensen raised issues like possible ordinance changes and financial and budget concerns and encouraged council members to rate the importance of the issues raised so that the city could prioritize issues.

The success of the Pumpkin Walk, which had more participants than previous years, was also discussed, and termed almost too successful, as there were reports of participants sneaking into the Elk Ridge Park after hours to have their own walk through the pumpkins.

While the Pumpkin Walk was a success, confusion about the city’s financial commitment to the event led to more spending than expected.

“We need to make our financial commitment more defined,” Councilman John Bailey said. “Create an expectation of level of our support is.”


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