Last Friday, July 12, I was informed that none of the Advanced Placement tests taken by the 2019 Grand County High School seniors had been sent to the College Board for grading. Apparently someone in the Grand County High School Administration office simply forgot to send them. Those tests were completed months ago. My daughter only found out about this mistake late last week when she went to her University of Utah orientation in Salt Lake City.
I finally got around to reading the article in the Thursday, July 4 issue of the T-I about the name, “Dead Horse Point.” Three possibilities were presented concerning the naming of the state park. There’s one more.
Thank you for following up on the high-density projects soon to rain down upon our community by the Grand County Planning Commission. The creation of the high-density development of more than 500 homes on Spanish Valley Drive and the Viewgate Terrace area is an atrocious betrayal to the quality of life residents and homeowners currently experience in Grand County.
In reviewing my file on the 1992 change in government, I was reminded that the campaign materials emphasized five fundamental elements: Seven-member council, five elected by district, nonpartisan elections, term limits and recall.
Due to work obligations on the Fourth of July I was unable to visit the travel council’s booth regarding how to “do it like a Moab Local.”
I just left the Mosquito Abatement District meeting and all we heard was a lot of excuses. They said they have not sprayed for mosquitos for many years and would not be spraying in Moab City or the general county because they could not afford to. They are a special service district and have taxing authority so why don’t they have enough money? They seem to have enough to pay salaries. Tim Graham suggested maybe they could hand out cans of “OFF.” I am not sure if that was supposed to be funny or serious.
Kudos to the Millcreek Veterinary Clinic for their quick action on Wednesday, May 27, in having the antidote and treating our dogs for antifreeze poisoning, which someone left in the corner of our yard for our dogs to eat. I happened to be outside and saw them eating something and wanting to be sure they were okay.
I have to give thumbs up to the person who wrote in the paper a few weeks ago about putting a ban on overnight rentals. There is no affordable housing here so people can come in to go to work. Every business in town is shorthanded and if this keeps up businesses will have to close because they can’t survive on one shift; they need two shifts to make it worth staying open.
John and I are on our second trip across country this year in a moving truck. Bigger truck this time so we get to hang with the semi trucks at the bigger gas stations, and what I’ve experienced has me extremely scared about Love’s coming to Spanish Valley.
The Moab Citizen’s Climate Lobby would like to invite the attendees to the 4th of July celebration at Swanny Park to visit our information table concerning climate change. We are promoting support for HR 763 – Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act.
Regarding the article about David Olsen: Ditto. Regarding the letter about back-in parking: Ditto. Regarding the letter about the paint job at the Rotary Park: Ditto.
I am calling for the City of Moab to cancel the recently passed high-density overlay planned affordable development ordinance. All overlay ordinance schemes that feature different rules for development within the same zone, depending on the type of development being proposed, share the same characteristic. They assume that the people living in the affected zone do not matter.