The Moab City Council voted to table a vote on an agreement with the Utah Department of Transportation that would put the city in charge of constructing a parking garage in the block northwest of Main and Center streets. The parking garage would replace the city’s existing parking lot on that block.
Former Moab Assistant City Manager Joel Linares officially took over as Moab City Manager on Thursday, May 9 following the departure of David Everitt. Everitt was scheduled to leave his post on Aug. 1 but resigned early to accept a position as the interim San Juan County Chief Administrative Officer in Monticello.
The City of Moab has agreed to settle litigation with former City Manager Rebecca Davidson, who claimed former Mayor David Sakrison and certain Moab City Council members defamed her in comments they made about her regarding a potential conflict of interest.
The City of Moab will install back-in angled parking on the west side of 100 South during the week of May 6*. As part of the pilot project – a first in the City of Moab – the current vehicle-nose-first parking stalls on both the north and south sides of 100 South will be re-striped for back-in parking, and signs explaining how to use the new parking configuration will be installed in those areas.
Moab City Assistant Police Chief Bret Edge has been named the new chief of police following the announced departure of current Chief Jim Winder. Moab City Manager David Everitt announced the appointment on April 22.
A recently completed study in downtown Moab shows that parking, which residents have said is one of their top issues with the downtown area, is “ample” and that there is even an “excess supply” of it.
Representatives from Landmark Design, the firm under contract with Grand County and the City of Moab to create a unified land use plan, invite residents to attend a workshop to review potential ordinances and zoning options, local and national case studies and examples, and economic and market analyses for southeastern Utah.
A recent briefing to Moab’s mayor and city council on a proposed five-year capital investment plan provided some insight on the city’s spending priorities through 2023, with the Center Street Gym coming in near the top of the list following a recent failure of the sewer system at the facility.
The Times-Independent sat down with Joel Linares, currently Moab’s assistant city manager, a few days before the city council approved his hiring to become the new city manager after David Everitt leaves the position in August.
What was supposed to be an open house morphed into a comment-gathering session Tuesday when Mark Vlasic of Landmark Design, the firm under contract with the City of Moab and Grand County to create future land use plans, passed around the microphone to anyone who had something to say at a crowded City Hall.