Grand County will conduct a public forum on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Main Hall of the Grand Center, 182 N. 500 West concerning the “Interlocal Cooperation Agreement Establishing the Seven County Infrastructure Coalition.”

The purpose of the forum, according to the county, is to share information and answer questions regarding the coalition and to more fully discuss the short- and long-term advantages and disadvantages of the county’s potential membership.

To this end, a facilitator and a mixed panel have been arranged to provide information and background related to the proposal.

The Grand County Council has recently discussed the possibility of joining the newly formed “Seven County Infrastructure Coalition,” comprised thus far of elected official members from six counties: Carbon, Daggett, Duchesne, Emery, San Juan and Uintah. The purpose of the coalition as described in the agreement is “for joint or cooperative planning, development, ownership, management, and operation of projects, infrastructure, improvements, etc. to benefit the Members and the citizens represented by the Members…”

Grand County residents are encouraged to thoroughly read the agreement and proposed resolution prior to submitting questions or recommendations. Copies of the agreement and proposed resolution can be found at, or hard copies can be found at the Grand County Public Library Reference Desk (and/or made available for a fee at the courthouse).

The citizens of Grand County are invited to provide written questions addressing concerns by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9 via e-mail to or delivery to Grand County Council’s Office, Attn: 7 County, 125 E. Center Street, Moab, UT 84532. It will be helpful if submissions are specific to the terms of the agreement and/or proposed resolution and may include recommendations addressing concerns related to Grand County becoming a member of the coalition.

During the Forum, an overview of the Seven County concept will be provided, and the purpose will be to address citizen questions sent in by the deadline. Additionally, time permitting, citizens will have an opportunity for informal conversations with panel members and council members to address any other questions or concerns on the topic.


Residents may send written questions or recommendations


When: Wednesday, Sept. 17, 6 to 9 p.m.

Where: The Grand Center’s Main Hall, 182 N. 500 West