Tuesday, August 11, 2020


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    Local firm wins Walnut Lane bid award

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    Doug McMurdo
    Doug McMurdo
    Editor Doug McMurdo reports on news out of the Moab City Center, tourism, courts, change of government and more.
    Courtney Kizer

    The Moab City Council voted 5-0 Tuesday to approve a resolution awarding the contract to provide site planning, architectural and engineering services for the city’s Walnut Lane affordable housing project.

    Local architect Courtney Kizer of Architectural Squared submitted the winning bid of about $66,400.

    Senior Projects Manager Kaitlin Myers said she and the firm have been working on a contract for the past 45 days.

    Member Rani Derasary made the successful motion to approve the resolution. Member Karen Guzman-Newton said a review of the applicants showed it was a “very tight” process. She noted, however, that some of the scope of the work seemed to be more under Myers’ domain rather than the contractor.

    Myers said the dollar amount of the contract was a maximum and that the firm won’t get paid for work it doesn’t perform.

    Myers was praised by virtually every council member and City Manager Joel Linares for her accomplishment during the pandemic.

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