What shape Grand County’s next form of government takes is all up to voters.
In 2020, the Grand County Community and Economic Development Department is rebranding the Moab Business Summit to become the Canyonlands Business Summit. The valley-wide business summit, scheduled for Monday, Feb. 10 at Hoodoo Moab, will expand for the first time this year to incorporate the San Juan County business community.
The Grand County Council in a split vote appointed Quinn Hall as interim clerk-auditor at Tuesday’s meeting.
More property owners in Grand County who qualify as low-income received a break on their taxes in 2019, according to Chris Kauffman, Grand County treasurer.
Grand County Attorney Christina Sloan in an email said Matt Brooks has been promoted to chief deputy. Sloan hired Brooks shortly after taking office a year ago. He has five years experience as a prosecutor.
Beginning Jan. 1, Grand County Treasurer Chris Kauffman took the helm of the Utah Association of County Treasurers (UACT) as president.
Members of the Grand County Homeless Coordinating Committee will conduct the annual “Point in Time” count next week. The Point in Time Count takes place in large cities and rural communities all across the United States. The count has two components, counting those who are unsheltered, and those who are in temporary shelter, such as a motel room, according to Sara Melnicoff.
The Grand County Council voted 5-0 with one recusal to adopt new overnight lodging development standards at the first meeting of 2020 held Tuesday, Jan. 7.
The Grand County Council voted 6-0 to send a letter of support to the federal Department of Transportation on behalf of SkyWest’s proposal for a three-year contract as an Essential Air Services provider at Canyonlands Field Airport – but not before Vice Chair Jaylyn Hawks questioned if the airline was making any progress on resuming flights to Salt Lake City.
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.
The Grand County Council knew it was going to have to dig deep to find a replacement for former Canyonlands Field Airport Director Judd Hill, who oversaw fairly dramatic growth during his five years in Moab before stepping down in December to take a consulting job.
Mary McGann was elected chairperson of the Grand County Council, and Jaylyn Hawks was elected vice chair in a pair of 6-0 votes at Tuesday’s meeting Dec. 7, the first meeting of the new year.