City Councilman Mike Kendell, originally appointed to his position in 2012, is running unopposed for election to another two-year term.
He said the city has several notable accomplishments in the last few years, most of them concentrated on good financial decisions, said Kendell, 37. Reducing debt by refinancing loans or paying them off early, avoiding debt for Mahogany Ridge SAA, and concentrating efforts to build the tax base by encouraging new businesses have been among those decisions.
“Morgan is a great place to live,” said Kendell, a resident since 2004. “It has a great history. We need to prepare for the future.”
After serving on the Morgan City Planning Commission for a year, as well as a city council member since 2012, Kendell has found that “being on the city council is a good way to serve in my community.”
However, he has met with some challenges such as that faced by the council when Alpha Counseling and Treatment Center was on their agenda.
“After listening to the legal and financial ramifications,” he said, it was challenging to make a decision “even though it was not popular with those who attended the meeting.”
Currently employed as a project manager in Salt Lake City Corporation’s Engineering Division, Kendell said the mayor and council have worked well together.
“There is respect and professionalism to listen to and evaluate different perspectives, and to make the best decision for the city,” he said.