The council also discussed whether to approve a contract for a food vendor at the airport, which would have run through the end of the year. Council Member Jaylyn Hawks thought it would be more fair to send out a request for proposals to allow anyone to apply. Council Member Curtis Wells said that the vendor in question had received funding from the Southeastern Utah Association of Local Governments, which has rarely funded similar business ventures in Grand County. Wells argued that the council should approve a contract with the vendor through the end of 2020, to give the new business stability and assurance that they would have time to pay back their initial investment.
The council ultimately sided with Wells, voting five to one to approve the longer contract for the vendor, which will be operated by Joe Downard. Hawks voted in opposition. Council Member Evan Clapper was not present at the meeting.