People who own highway frontage, manage overnight lodging operations, are property rights advocates – or are all of the above – showed up en masse to oppose a fulltime prohibition against developing overnight accommodations in Grand County. It might have been a case of too little, too late for a majority of Grand County Planning commissioners, who in a series of votes following a public hearing Tuesday sent a recommendation asking the Grand County Council to enact legislation that would implement the ban on new lodging developments.
Growth in Spanish Valley has created a number of concerns for officials, ranging from water and sewer issues, the large amount of state lands in the area, and the cost of providing services to San Juan County when tourists staying in Moab venture south.
Grand County Attorney Christina Sloan in a sharply worded letter to State of Utah Auditor General Kade Minchey disagreed with a report claiming Grand County inappropriately spent Transient Room Tax funds a couple of years ago.
The Grand County Planning Commission on Tuesday, June 11, voted unanimously to approve the first steps in two very different development applications under the recently passed High Density Housing Overlay.
Walt Dabney during a recent open house at the Grand Center leads a discussion on work the Grand County Change of Form of Government Study Committee has and will continue to do in creating the county’s next form of government. Two more open houses are planned, and attendees will be asked to take a short survey as part of the process.
Growth along the boundary separating Grand and San Juan counties is one of several issues that have prompted a rare meeting between the counties’ governing boards.
Doug Folsom, right, the Loss Prevention manager for the State’s Trust Accountability Program presents an award May 21 to Grand County Council Chair Evan Clapper in recognition of the county’s efforts to enhance safe workplace habits.Photo by Doug McMurdo
The public’s first formal opportunity to weigh in on Grand County’s pending change of government will occur in June when the committee studying four possible options will hold three open houses.