Benson Incorporation

Benson Incorporation
Courtesy Cache County

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Courtesy Cache County

Bridgerland Audubon is investigating the following request for incorporation, which incorporates waters and marshes of active interest to the conservation community.
Our response will be found here at a future date.

“The first public hearing in retation to the proposed incorporation will be held on March 4,2024, at 1:00pm in the Old Historic Courthouse Council Chambers, 199 North Main Street, Logan, Utah 84321.”

“Please contact Matt Fuller (801-636-2112, or Lola Bott with the Cache County Clerk/Auditor’s office (435-755-1456, with any questions.”

Benson Incorporation Proposal Including Maps

Meeting Recording: Benson Incorporation First Public Hearing 03-04-2024 (Fast forward to 16:54 for beginning of meeting)

  • Highlights:
  • Benson is not currently incorporated – it is unincorporated Cache County.
  • In the recorded meeting, sponsor Matt Fuller declines to share his opinions, says this is just to determine if it is even a possibility to incorporate.
  • It costs a small fortune to do the incorporation feasibility studies (there’s a formula regarding the population/land and income/taxes to determine if it can afford to become a city, and then there’s the matter of forming a government (Mayor & 5 Councilors), and providing city services (water, sewer, police, fire, garbage, etc.) – one study is $20,000, which the City of Benson must repay if it does incorporate.
  • There’s a 30 day deadline starting from Monday, March 4, 2024, to request to be excluded from the boundaries, but anyone adjacent can request to be added at any time in the future
  • Bridgerland Audubon wants to know:
  • Why is the City of Benson proposing to incorporate 12,673 acres?
  • Is there an existing or proposed plan in place to protect the wetlands?