Still smarting over Grand County Attorney Christina Sloan’s rejection of their optional plan, members of the study committee tasked with creating a new form of government for Grand County might go back to the drawing board with five months left to conclude its work.
Namaste? More like No-maste.
The Utah Chapter of the American Planning Association has awarded Grand County its highest honor for a planning department for its efforts that led to the adoption of the county’s High Density Housing Overlay zone.
A proposed legislative bill to reduce the amount of transient room tax that must be spent to promote tourism in Grand and other Utah counties was met with mixed feelings Friday when the Grand County Council and Moab Area Travel Council met – but the two sides ultimately agreed to put up a united front when lawmakers address the legislation in the 2020 session, which begins Jan. 27.
Christina Sloan at Tuesday’s Grand County Council meeting explained her findings that a proposed optional plan for a new form of government did not comply with Utah laws or the State Constitution.
The Grand County Council on Tuesday agreed to approve a Commercial Real Estate Purchase Contract for the existing Utah State campus at 125 West 200 South.
Grand County Administrator Ruth Dillon speaks fondly of Jeff Whitney, the county’s longtime chief building official and its floodplain administrator, who has retired after 30 years. Dillon presented Whitney with a plaque Tueday, and the Grand County Council and audience members gave him a standing ovation.
Any hopes voters in Grand County would weigh in on a proposed new form of government in November’s general election were dashed Sept. 5, when Christina Sloan issued her review of the plan and determined several provisions violate Utah statutes or the state and U.S. constitutions.
The upcoming budget season will not be easy for Grand County officials to navigate as the Grand County Budget Advisory Board begins its work for the 2020 fiscal year about $1 million in debt.
Two members of the Utah Legislature, the vice president of Utah State University Extension department and USU Moab Associate Vice President Lianna Etchberger lobbied the Grand County Council for its financial support Tuesday in adding Extension services to the planned Moab campus.
Seeking “a higher quality of communication” regarding the need to ease traffic congestion at Arches National Park and, by extension, elsewhere in Grand County, Grand County Council Member Curtis Wells and Moab City Council Member Kalen Jones have worked behind the scenes trying to find ways to solve one of the most vexing problems in the region.
A former longtime Grand County Sheriff’s deputy and his family’s desire to subdivide their property to provide a lot on which one of their children could build a home saw a spark of light at the end of a long tunnel Tuesday when the Grand County Council held a public hearing on his rezone request.