If at first you don’t succeed …
The Grand County Council approved expending more than $80,000 in unfunded emergency revenue to address one of the worst mosquito seasons in recent memory when members met Tuesday, July 16.
For only the second time, the Grand County Council at Tuesday’s meeting issued a “declaration of nuisance” regarding a home on Tusher Street that has Arundo Donax, commonly known as giant reed, infesting its back yard.
It may surprise many people to learn that 25 percent of those who die every year in the U.S. are veterans, according to a press release from Grand County Hospice.
The Grand County Council meets at 2 p.m. today, July 18, to revisit Tuesday’s 3-3 vote on an ordinance that would temporarily ban construction of hotels, motels and other lodging providers on county land outside of the Moab city limits. The Moab City Council is exploring a similar ordinance.
Despite overwhelming public support, a proposed ordinance to remove overnight lodging as a use by right – meaning they could not be developed, at least temporarily in Grand County – failed to pass after council members voted 3-3, in the absence of Member Jaylyn Hawks, at Tuesday’s July 16 Grand County Council meeting.
From a shortage of employees to budget concerns, from a proposed law to do away with electing county officers to a potential power struggle at the Utah Association of Counties, myriad issues were raised during an informal luncheon the Grand County Council hosted for other elected county officials Tuesday, July 9.
The Grand County Council on Tuesday heard from both sides during a lengthy public hearing on a potential ordinance banning future development of overnight accommodations – at least for awhile – after the planning commission that advises it voted 6-1 to recommend doing so last spring.
The Moab Mosquito Abatement District will attempt to fog this week, likely Friday, but manager Libby Nance said there were no guarantees the fogging machine won’t break down again. Nance said the spray is labeled safe fore neighborhoods and that there is no danger from the “minute amounts of active ingredient we are applying.”
A mosquito infestation so severe it has lifelong residents claiming it to be the worst on record has prompted a meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m. tonight inside council chambers at City Hall, 217 E. Center Street.
Did the 1993 change in Grand County’s form of government give one political side an advantage over another?
“It’s good news for some other county in Utah who applies, because that money goes right back into the pot.” – Elaine Gizler, executive director of the Moab Area Travel Council