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{{tnr}}”Cache County”’ is a county in [Utah], compromising the Cache Valley, up to the Idaho border and the surrounding mountains. The Bear River Mountains, the northernmost extension of the Wasatch Range, covers half of the county. The 2010 census reported the population at. 112,656. The county seat is Logan, Utah.<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cache_County,_Utah Cache County facts]</ref>  
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”Cache County”’ is a county in [[Utah]], compromising the Cache Valley, up to the Idaho border and the surrounding mountains. The Bear River Mountains, the northernmost extension of the Wasatch Range, covers half of the county. The 2010 census reported the population at 112,656. The county seat is Logan, [[Utah]].<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cache_County,_Utah ''Wikipedia'', "Cache County"]</ref>  
  
 
==Website evaluation==
 
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===The good===
 
===The good===
*Publishes the rates to obtain building permits and a variety of other county functions, like dog licenses<ref>[http://www.cachecounty.org/building/permits.php Building Department]</ref>.
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* Publishes the rates to obtain building permits and a variety of other county functions, like dog licenses.<ref>[http://www.cachecounty.org/building/permits.php ''Cache County'', "Building Department"]</ref>
*Council agendas, meetings, minutes, public hearings, and video online are available.<ref>[http://www.cachecounty.org/council/agendas.php Council agendas and meetings]</ref>
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* Council agendas, meetings, minutes, public hearings, and video online are available.<ref>[http://www.cachecounty.org/council/agendas.php ''Cache County'', "Council agendas and meetings"]</ref>
*Elected Councilmembers information is published, including contact phone numbers and links to email.<ref>[http://www.cachecounty.org/council.php County Council]</ref>
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* Elected Council-members' information is published, including contact phone numbers and links to email.<ref>[http://www.cachecounty.org/council.php ''Cache County'', "County Council"]</ref>
*Administrative officials are published, including election information.<ref>[http://www.cachecounty.org/elected/county.php Administrative officials]</ref>
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* Administrative officials are published, including election information.<ref>[http://www.cachecounty.org/elected/county.php ''Cache County'', "Administrative officials"]</ref>
*Audits and Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports are available, but only through 2010.<ref>[http://www.cachecounty.org/auditor/audit.php Audits]</ref>
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* Audits and Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports are available, but only through 2010.<ref>[http://www.cachecounty.org/auditor/audit.php ''Cache County'', "Audits"]</ref>
*Budget information is available, but does not include the 2012 budget.<ref>[http://www.cachecounty.org/docs/auditor/budgets/2011 Adopted Budget.pdf Budget]</ref>
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* Budget information is available, but does not include the 2012 budget.<ref name=2011budget>[http://www.cachecounty.org/docs/auditor/budgets/2011 ''Cache County'', "2011 Adopted Budget"]</ref>
*Planning and zoning application, current projects, agendas, minutes, video and maps are available.<ref>[http://www.cachecounty.org/devservices/planzone.php Planning and zoning]</ref>
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* Planning and zoning application, current projects, agendas, minutes, video and maps are available.<ref>[http://www.cachecounty.org/devservices/planzone.php ''Cache County'', "Planning and zoning"]</ref>
*Public records are complete.<ref>[http://www.cachecounty.org/recorder/functions.php Public records]</ref>
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* Public records are complete.<ref>[http://www.cachecounty.org/recorder/functions.php ''Cache County'', "Public records"]</ref>
  
 
===The bad===
 
===The bad===
*No explanatory text associated with the budget.<ref>[http://www.cachecounty.org/docs/auditor/budgets/2011 Adopted Budget.pdf No budget text]</ref>
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* No explanatory text associated with the budget.<ref name=2011budget/>
*Audits are only available through 2010.
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* Audits are only available through 2010.
*No lobbying information other than inclusion in bylaws.
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* No lobbying information other than inclusion in bylaws.
*Bid, purchasing and contracts searches do not turn up relevant purchasing information.
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* Bid, purchasing and contracts searches do not turn up relevant purchasing information.
  
 
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| Karen Jeppesen || Treasurer || 4 years/2014 || $95,014
 
| Karen Jeppesen || Treasurer || 4 years/2014 || $95,014
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|}<ref>[http://www.utahsright.com/salaries.php?city=all&query=karen+jeppesen ''Utah's Right: Presented by the Salt Lake Tribune'', "Karen Jeppesen Salary information," accessed July 30, 2014]</ref>
<ref>[http://www.utahsright.com/salaries.php?city=all&query=karen+jeppesen Salary information]</ref>
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==Budget==
 
==Budget==
General Fund Table
 
 
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| 2011 Adopted || $20,347,978 || $20,347,978 || $0
 
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Budget<ref>[http://www.cachecounty.org/docs/auditor/budgets/2011 Adopted Budget.pdf Budget Breakdown]</ref>
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==Stimulus==
 
==Stimulus==
The Cache County seat, Logan, received $22,347,937.52 in 20 grants and 9 contracts.<ref>[http://stimuluswatch.org/2.0/performance_places/city/UT/84321/logan Logan Federal Stimulus funding]</ref>
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The Cache County seat, Logan, received $22,347,937.52 in 20 grants and 9 contracts.<ref>[http://stimuluswatch.org/2.0/performance_places/city/UT/84321/logan ''Stimulus Watch'', "Logan Federal Stimulus funding"]</ref>
  
 
==Local taxes==
 
==Local taxes==
Tax Revenue Table
 
 
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| 2011 Adopted budget || $13,163,661
 
| 2011 Adopted budget || $13,163,661
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Taxes (2011 budget)<ref>[http://www.cachecounty.org/docs/auditor/budgets/2011 Adopted Budget.pdf Tax information]</ref>
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==External links==
 
==External links==
{{wikipedia entry|Beaver County, Utah|Beaver County}}
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{{wikipedia entry|Cache County, Utah|Cache County}}
*[http://www.beaver.state.ut.us// Beaver County Official Website]
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* [https://www.cachecounty.org/ Cache County Official Website]
  
 
==References==
 
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Transparency grading process

”Cache County”’ is a county in Utah, compromising the Cache Valley, up to the Idaho border and the surrounding mountains. The Bear River Mountains, the northernmost extension of the Wasatch Range, covers half of the county. The 2010 census reported the population at 112,656. The county seat is Logan, Utah.[1]

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Utah county websites

Information last reviewed: April 2, 2012

The good

  • Publishes the rates to obtain building permits and a variety of other county functions, like dog licenses.[2]
  • Council agendas, meetings, minutes, public hearings, and video online are available.[3]
  • Elected Council-members' information is published, including contact phone numbers and links to email.[4]
  • Administrative officials are published, including election information.[5]
  • Audits and Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports are available, but only through 2010.[6]
  • Budget information is available, but does not include the 2012 budget.[7]
  • Planning and zoning application, current projects, agendas, minutes, video and maps are available.[8]
  • Public records are complete.[9]

The bad

  • No explanatory text associated with the budget.[7]
  • Audits are only available through 2010.
  • No lobbying information other than inclusion in bylaws.
  • Bid, purchasing and contracts searches do not turn up relevant purchasing information.

Legislative reform proposed

Utah Senate Bill 18 was proposed in the Utah State Senate on February 2, 2009. The bill would have required all cities, counties, school districts and special districts in the state to post their budgets online.[10]

Elected Officials: Council Members

Name District Term Salary
Cory Yeates Logan Seat #1 4 years/2012 $14,323
Kathy Robison Logan Seat #2 4 years/2012 $11,551
Craig Petersen Logan Seat #3 4 years/2014 $11,551
Craig Buttars (Vice Chair) North District 4 years/2012 $11,551
Val Potter Northeast District 4 years/2014 Unavailable
Jon White (Chairman) South District 4 years/2012 $11,418
Gordon Zilles Southeast District 4 years/2014 $14,323

Administrative Officials

Name Title Term Salary
Kathleen Howell Assessor 4 years/2014 $102,009
James Swink Attorney 4 years/2014 $140,020
Tamra Stones Auditor 4 years/2014 $91,818
Jill Zollinger Clerk 4 years/2014 $101,999
M. Lynn Lemon Surveyor 4 years/2014 $132,932
Michael Gleed Recorder 4 years/2014 $99,992
G. Lynn Nelson Sheriff 4 years/2014 $120,331
Karen Jeppesen Treasurer 4 years/2014 $95,014
[11]

Budget

General Fund Table
Year Revenue Expenditure Net
2008 Actual $21,178,304 $21,390,347 - $212,043
2009 Actual $19,753,907 $20,033,570 - $279,663
2010 Adopted $20,850,691 $0
2011 Requested budget $20,007,560 $20,391,971 - $384,411
2011 Recommended budget $20,347,978 $20,347,978 $0
2011 Adopted $20,347,978 $20,347,978 $0
[7]

Stimulus

The Cache County seat, Logan, received $22,347,937.52 in 20 grants and 9 contracts.[12]

Local taxes

Tax Revenue Table
Year Revenue
2008 Actual $12,999,709
2009 Actual $12,809,637
2010 YTD $4,236,765
2010 Adopted $13,200,453
2011 Requested $13,434,469
2011 Recommended $13,163,661
2011 Adopted budget $13,163,661
[7]

External links

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