Salt Lake County commissioners Wednesday unanimously authorized a study of the feasibility of making Bennion a city, but two of the three made it clear they aren't happy about the incorporation effort.
"I don't want to interfere with the right of self-determination, but we're spending a lot of tax dollars on studies that people have voted down," said Commissioner Dave Watson. "If it's voted down again, will they change a few boundaries and come back?"The county attorney's office had previously ruled a Bennion incorporation petition valid despite a state law that mandates a minimum one-year wait between incorporation votes affecting the same area.
Voters in March rejected an attempt to make Taylorsville-Bennion a city. But the county attorney's office said the boundaries comprising the Bennion petition differed sufficiently from the earlier Taylorsville-Bennion incorporation request to make the waiting-period provision inapplicable.