This report details what it will take for the Change of Form of Government Study Committee’s optional plan to go to a vote in 2019. This related story has details on the final version of the plan that the committee passed.
About 100 children are born in Grand County each year, and there are an estimated 200 children between the ages of 0 and 2 years living in the county. There is no available licensed childcare for that age, local officials say, a problem the nonprofit Moab Community Childcare wants to solve. The group is reaching to the community to make it happen.
Growth along the boundary separating Grand and San Juan counties is one of several issues that have prompted a rare meeting between the counties’ governing boards.
Legrand Bitter, left, the executive director of the Utah Association of Special Districts, leads an recent all-day mandatory session on ethics training for elected officials and members of the various boards and commissions in Grand County.Photo by Doug McMurdo
On May 14, the League of American Bicyclists recognized Moab City and Grand County with a Silver-level Bicycle Friendly Community award, joining 475 communities across the country in building better places for people to bike. With the recent announcement of 39 new and renewing BFCs, Moab joins a team of communities that are transforming the American landscape and leading on livability measurements important to community members, said a press release from the organization.
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.