Community Rebuilds has a problem. The nonprofit’s office is located down a long driveway at 150 S 200 E, behind three houses, leading potential homeowners, representatives with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and others unfamiliar with the exact location of the office to go knocking on nearby homeowners’ doors, looking for the hidden office.
Moab’s frustration with the noise from off-highway vehicles polluting the downtown area will soon meet the powerful influences in Salt Lake City that have won legislative battles to allow OHVs on streets around the state while seeing mixed results more recently with the rescission of state rules recognizing out-of-state OHV registrations and a battle at the federal level with allowing OHVs into Utah’s national parks.
The Moab Arts Council announced it has awarded a total of $7,250 in grants to 11 community arts projects and organizations. These funds will go to support a variety of arts projects in the Moab community, including arts education, public art, and arts events.
The Bureau of Land Management Monticello Field Office is seeking public input on a BLM and Utah Division of Parks and Recreation joint proposal to develop a campground and mountain bike trails on BLM-administered lands near Goosenecks State Park in southeast San Juan County. The public scoping period began Jan. 13 and ends on Feb. 14. Public comments will help the BLM develop a draft environmental assessment, agency officials said in an email.
Grand County Attorney Christina Sloan in an email said Matt Brooks has been promoted to chief deputy. Sloan hired Brooks shortly after taking office a year ago. He has five years experience as a prosecutor.
After two and a half years of service to the City of Moab, Moab’s Sustainability Director Rosemarie Russo has resigned, effective Feb. 5. Separately, Oscar Antillon, the city’s public works director of several months, resigned shortly after Christmas. His last day was Jan. 10.
Beginning Jan. 1, Grand County Treasurer Chris Kauffman took the helm of the Utah Association of County Treasurers (UACT) as president.
Members of the Grand County Homeless Coordinating Committee will conduct the annual “Point in Time” count next week. The Point in Time Count takes place in large cities and rural communities all across the United States. The count has two components, counting those who are unsheltered, and those who are in temporary shelter, such as a motel room, according to Sara Melnicoff.
The Grand County Council voted 5-0 with one recusal to adopt new overnight lodging development standards at the first meeting of 2020 held Tuesday, Jan. 7.
The Grand County Council voted 6-0 to send a letter of support to the federal Department of Transportation on behalf of SkyWest’s proposal for a three-year contract as an Essential Air Services provider at Canyonlands Field Airport – but not before Vice Chair Jaylyn Hawks questioned if the airline was making any progress on resuming flights to Salt Lake City.
Due to changes in the Utah State Library’s requirements to access services, the Grand County Public Library will issue new library cards to all patrons in 2020.
The Grand County Council knew it was going to have to dig deep to find a replacement for former Canyonlands Field Airport Director Judd Hill, who oversaw fairly dramatic growth during his five years in Moab before stepping down in December to take a consulting job.