2020-08-25 Moab City Council Meeting Preview

[Editor’s note: Both Mike Duncan and Rani Derasary have graciously agreed to let MADAR reuse their regular email updates to constituents. Despite the overlap, we are running both versions of the MCC previews. Readers can choose to read both, either or neither of the previews.]

This meeting will be conducted using a video conferencing tool named Zoom. Staff, Mayor and Councilmembers talk to and see an image each other sitting at a computer at remote sites. You can see and hear (but not talk to) them using the City’s YouTube channel:


To have your comments considered for the Citizens to Be Heard portion of the electronic meeting, please fill out the form found here:


You must submit your comments by 7:00 pm on 25 August 2020. Please limit your comments to 400 words. 

This has got to be the shortest agenda in my 2 ½ years on Council; just one significant item.

Update on Walnut Lane Affordable Housing Project, Kaitlyn Myers, Project Manager

It’s been almost two years since the city bought a dilapidated trailer park on Walnut Lane, a few blocks west of 100W at about 200N. It’s a great place for housing, since it’s within walking and biking distance of downtown. Funds from the Assured Workforce Housing ordinance, which assesses fees on developers proportional to the size of their new Overnight Accommodations developments, have been used to maintain the existing park while developing a master plan for affordable and market rate units. Kaitlyn will discuss one option: in the next few years while new units are designed, built and installed in phases, rather than continue to wrestle with expensive maintenance of noncompliant code trailers, replace them with temporary (moveable) units. When new permanent units become available, the temporary units could be sold or reused for other projects. This requires fronting some money, but may be less expensive and less burdensome to maintain in the long run. Kaitlyn will also present progress on the site plan, as shown on PDF page 10 of the MCC packet.

Hope this helps, 

Mike Duncan, Moab City Councilmember