Land grab...
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Certain Grand County Council members, Trail Mix and the Moab City Community Development Director have an agenda and they will infringe on property owners rights to get what they want.

Will your property be targeted next?

Grand County and the city of Moab calls a portion of my mother’s property theirs, with no proof, and continue to attempt to push an unwanted trail across her property. Many of the comments made by those involved with this have been half-truths and innuendos but are being reported as fact.

The land is owned by my mother and her neighbor. Period. The county requested and paid for a survey in 2011 to clear up the matter. When the survey did not support their agenda they discounted the findings, saying the city and county disagree with the surveyor’s legal conclusions.

There is not an “easement” for a trail listed on the plat map. It does not list Grand County as the owner of the land in question.

When is the attempted takeover of our private property going to end?

—Darla Shuey Patterson


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