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    Grand, San Juan to meet June 10

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    Grand County and San Juan County are scheduled for a join meeting Monday morning, June 10. Photo by Carter Pape

    Growth along the boundary separating Grand and San Juan counties is one of several issues that have prompted a rare meeting between the counties’ governing boards.

    The controversial construction of a Love’s Travel Stop, and other land managed by the Utah Schools and Industrial Trust Lands Administration in the area, a review of a memorandum of understanding the two counties previously entered into and cost sharing will also be discussed when the Grand County Council and the San Juan County Commission sit down at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, at the Old Spanish Trail Arena pavilion.

    A discussion on Transient Room Tax will also be held, according to Grand County Administrator Ruth Dillon.

    The decision to hold the joint meeting was broached earlier this year during a discussion on Grand County’s recently approved Dark Skies Initiative, an outdoor lighting ordinance enacted to preserve the night skies in the area. There is no such ordinance in San Juan County, but the San Juan County Commission and San Juan County Planning Commission have signaled a willingness to work on similar legislation.

    Residential and commercial development has picked up on both sides of the county line over the past few years, with the majority of those residents working in Grand County.

    Note: The version of this story that appeared in June 6 edition of The Times-Independent misstated the date of the meeting. It is June 10, not June 11.

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