Reasoning that voters won’t approve a new form of government if they don’t know how much it will cost in terms of salaries and benefits, members of the Grand County Change in Form of Government Study Committee struggled with how to make that information available.
It wasn’t fat that was trimmed from the tentative $16 million Grand County budget during a Nov. 6 council workshop, it was more like cutting the least important funding requests out of a list of nothing but important funding requests.
Terry Morse prepares to take his seat during his final Grand County Council meeting. Chair Evan Clapper Nov. 6 presented Morse, who stepped down from the District 1 seat after moving out of the district, with a plaque of appreciation. The council is accepting declarations of candidacy from District 1 residents interested in filling the seat for the next year.
The “Grand County Experience” has not been a good one for members of the Grand County Change in Form of Government Study Committee.
Grand County property tax owners recently received their property tax bills in the mail but a select few received them more than a week earlier thanks to a new program that allows the bill to be sent by email.
With the potential to allow off-highway vehicles into Arches and Canyonlands national parks in the rearview mirror for the moment, the Grand County Council and Trail Mix Committee have set their sights on e-bikers riding on non-motorized single-track trails.
Grand County Attorney Christina Sloan on Tuesday advised the Grand County Council it would have to appoint someone to the District 1 seat that will be vacated when Member Terry Morse steps down.
Ron Pierce of Moab receives a 25-year Length of Service Award from the National Weather Service’s Grand Junction office. Presenting the award is John Kyle, the NWS’s data acquisition program manager. Pierce has provided The Times-Independent with weather information for many years.
Architect Courtney Kizer and her husband, Steve Evers suffered a setback Tuesday in their quest to develop Murphy Flats, a 37-unit affordable housing project when a Grand County Planning Commission short three members failed to approve making a favorable recommendation to the Grand County Council.
There will be no writing awards handed out to the authors of House Bill 224, the controversial law Utah lawmakers enacted in 2018 that compelled Grand County to change its form of government.
After five years overseeing a dramatic expansion of the Canyonlands Field Airport, Judd Hill is leaving to take a position with airport consulting firm Armstrong Consultants.
Staring down a budget shortfall of more than $1 million following near universal wage and salary increases last year, the Grand County Council will seek the first property tax increase in a dozen years.