MD’s Moab City Council Meeting Preview 2020-12-08

[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.]

Here’s a link to the Agenda and Packet for the meeting.

To watch the meeting via YouTube:Use the City’s YouTube channel:

From, you can also search for “moab utah city council meetings”

Citizens to Be Heard.We are receiving public comments by phone and online through Zoom. Citizens are limited to two (2) minutes for comments.  Dial: 669-900-9128     Meeting ID: 899 5224 2306     Passcode (if needed):  416917 Link:

Please note that when joining the meeting, you will be placed in a waiting room and will be added to the meeting by the moderator. Your comments will be recorded and on YouTube. 

To have your written 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 December 8, 2020. Please limit your comments to 400 words. And/Or write City Council (anytime, on any subject):

I have not included every agenda item here, just the interesting ones.  Please see the agenda and packet link for more details.

Pre-Council Workshop – 6:00 pm. Four topics:

  • FY 2019-2020 Audit Presentation
  • 100% Renewable City Facilities Presentation;
  • Carp Treatment Project at Old City Park. In late Feb, plan is to kill the carp, stock with native roundtail chub, which is on the Utah Sensitive Species list;
  • Institutional Rates Presentation.

Regular session starts at 7 PM.

Staff reports: (These reports can take a while…)

  • COVID-19 Update
  • WRF Update (the sewer plant)
  • Planning Department Update
  • Finance Department Update
  • Legal Department Update
  • CARES Act Funding

Mayor and Council reports: (These reports can take a while…).

Three “minor” (meaning a subdivision into 5 or fewer lots) subdivision requests, all of which have been approved by Planning Commission unanimously:

  • J.J. Wang, in the area south of his Super 8 motel on the west side of the north 191 corridor
  • J.J. Wang, in the area north of his Super 8 motel on the west side of the north 191 corridor
  • MAPS Phase III Minor Subdivision, north of Moab Regional Hospital on Park Drive

RAP tax to begin April 1, 2021. Since voters approved (by a margin of 57% to 43%) the Recreation Amenities and Cultural Arts Facilities (aka the Recreation, Arts and Parks tax, commonly referred to as the “RAP” tax), this ordinance actually begins collection of the tax 4/1/2021.

Legislative priorities for the 2021 session – presented by City Manager Joel Linares and Casey Hill, Red Hills Strategic, a Moab City lobbyist. Priorities that have been indicated to staff include:

  • Off-highway vehicle regulations
  • Public noticing
  • Road infrastructure appropriation
  • TRT sunset provision for municipalities
  • Affordable housing

Hope this helps, 

Mike Duncan, Moab City Councilmember