With everyone participating or watching from home or some other location outside a city hall vacated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Moab City Council in a 5-0 vote approved a resolution that effectively cancels plans to build a downtown parking structure.
There are few problems the City of Moab faces that couldn’t be solved with more money. Unfortunately, there is no more money.
The chair of Utah’s Transportation Commission said in a recent email to Grand County Council Member Curtis Wells that Grand County and the City of Moab have until Sept. 1 to come up with a new — or, possibly, the same — project to replace the city’s $8.3 million plan to build a parking structure in downtown Moab.
In her final meeting with the Grand County Council, outgoing County Administrator Ruth Dillon honored the 13 supervisors of Grand County departments and operations that she has overseen by reading what they shared as their top accomplishments over the seven years they worked under her at the county.
Southeastern Utah health officials told a room crowded with local business leaders and elected officials Wednesday morning that it is a case of “when” not “if” COVID-19 reaches Grand County.
Moab City Planning Commissioners last week forwarded a positive recommendation on a compromise ordinance proposal that would give city officials leeway on individual projects to approve, on a project-by-project basis, loosening of the rules that bind lodging developers as they build workforce housing.
Members of the Grand County Change in Form of Government Study Committee have completed the yearlong task of drafting an optional plan — and they want to share what they’ve done with residents at two open houses planned for later this month.
Tuesday night, Feb. 25, a Grand County official presented to the Moab City Council an ongoing effort to plan how transit in the Moab Valley will work for years to come, in the end, giving local residents clarity on how the city and county plan to move forward on expanding Moab’s public transit infrastructure.
Longtime City of Moab employee Rachel Stenta has announced her intention to resign from her position later this spring. Stenta said she plans to remain in her current position as finance director and treasurer until May, around the time that budgeting for the 2020-2021 fiscal year will wrap up.
Grand County’s 2019 property tax collection rate reached almost 97% and was the highest in at least 34 years, according to Grand County Treasurer Chris Kauffman.
Longtime Grand County Weed Control Supervisor Tim Higgs was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award from his peers at the Board of the Utah Weed Supervisors Association.
A somewhat angry vibe permeated the normally less contentious Moab City Council chambers Tuesday during a discussion on the city’s long-term plan for dispersed parking — particularly as it relates to businesses between 400 North and the Colorado River bridge — and the impending Highway 191 widening project.