Utah County commissioners are expected to approve a contract next week to provide law enforcement and animal control for Goshen City.
The contract is for 1991 but is automatically renewable for the next 10 years. Either the county or Goshen can withdraw at any time.Goshen will pay the county $22.50 an hour to cover all administrative, personnel and operating costs for law enforcement. Goshen will pay the same costs for animal control.
Under the contract, the Utah County sheriff will serve as Goshen's chief of police and his deputies will serve as the city's police officers. Goshen will assume responsibility for the actions of the sheriff's personnel, but the liability will remain with Utah County insofar as it is covered under the present liability insurance policy.
Utah County provides law enforcement to five cities: Goshen, Cedar Hills, Cedar Fort, Elk Ridge and to Genola on a supplemental basis.