As expected, the Grand County Council in a special meeting held Monday, March 11 agreed to dedicate up to $19,000 in consultant fees that will go to a firm tasked with drafting a plan for future land uses.
The City of Moab in a statement released Tuesday, March 12, announced Nora Shepard has been hired to lead the planning department. Shepard will join city staff April 15.
Moab City Manager David Everitt said he will not seek to renew his employment contract with the city when it lapses later this year.
Personnel. It’s easily the most challenging aspect of running any business or organization. Keeping employees happy while trying to satisfy the public and meet the bottom line and purpose can be daunting.
Moab only recently implemented its plastic bag ban, but a new bill could soon bring that restriction out of compliance with state code. The Utah Legislature is considering a bill that would prevent cities from regulating “auxiliary containers,” including plastic bags.
The City of Moab has updated its business license fee schedule to better reflect administrative costs, but fees for long-term rentals will require more deliberation. During its regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 26, the Moab City Council voted unanimously to approve the new fee schedule while striking long-term rentals from the list to be discussed more at a later date.