The people of Grand County love their library.
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 plan by Uintah County to connect Grand and Uintah counties by extending the Seep Ridge Road – also known as the Book Cliffs Highway – was met with a friendly but lukewarm response during a discussion Tuesday.
Grand County Human Resources Director John West has announced his retirement after nine years at the post. His last day will be June 30.
The roof covering the building at 520 East and 100 North leaks like a colander. Ceiling tiles are missing. A few more are water-stained. The carpet is ripped and loose and handwritten notices taped to the floor warn visitors of the potential tripping hazards.
Elaine Gizler, executive director of the Moab Area Travel Council, is sometimes the target of residents who are frustrated over the lack of affordable housing in the region. They fault her for heading an astoundingly successful tourism campaign they believe is the root of all that ails the Moab area. Traffic congestion, crowded trails, harm to the natural environment, and the aforementioned lack of roofs needed to shelter people.
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.
Grand County and the City of Moab have joined with thousands of jurisdictions around the country to recognize the contributions of national service organizations in their community, said J.D. McClanahan in an email.
The overwhelming majority of residents who commented during a public hearing Tuesday on a proposed update to the Grand County draft outdoor lighting ordinance favor dimming the lights, so to speak, in an effort to preserve views of the night sky.