Greg Fosse, the longtime manager and superintendent of Moab City’s wastewater reclamation facility, has announced his retirement. Fosse has worked for the city for more than 17 years, overseeing plant operations at the city’s former sewer treatment plant and, since 2018, at the new treatment facility, according to city spokesperson Lisa Church, manager of Communications and Engagement.
As the City of Moab looks to turn $10 million in state funding into a parking garage near the center of downtown, one voice has been particularly vocal in opposition to the idea: That of local resident Michael Liss.
During a discussion over how large Moab’s housing units should be when built as part of the city’s assured housing program, Architect Elizabeth Boone said that the cost of building affordable housing in Moab equated to $250 per square foot.
A three-judge panel with the Utah Court of Appeals in a legal opinion issued Friday ruled against the City of Moab, the Utah Schools and Institutional Trust Lands Administration and LB Moab Land Company LLC regarding a dispute over the proposed Lionsback Resort adjacent to the Sand Flats Recreation Area.
The Moab City Council at Tuesday’s meeting unanimously approved a resolution formalizing members’ opposition to the Bureau of Land Management leasing two parcels in the Sand Flats Recreation Area for oil and gas extraction.
Staff with the City of Moab have been working in recent weeks to determine the city’s top capital investment priorities over the next four years — projects like road improvements, sewer line replacements, roundabout installation and more — and the list will go before the city council in two weeks for finalization.
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.
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.
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.
Would you rather: A) pull into diagonal parking and back out into oncoming traffic, as is the norm for much of Moab, or B) back into diagonal parking and pull out with a full view of oncoming traffic, a newer traffic pattern now being used in many cities across the country?
Moab businessman Michael Liss Tuesday lambasted the city’s plan to build a four-story parking structure west of Main Street, claiming that “people never build parking structures if the land prices don’t justify it.” During a Chamber of Commerce luncheon Dec. 17, Liss told business leaders, “Our land is still priced low enough to make surface parking cheaper than a parking structure. Even in the very center of downtown.”