Save Our Unique Lands of Moab!
We, the undersigned, hereby Protest the annexation of the area currently being referred to as "Lionsback Resort Development",into the City of Moab. Collectively, we have the following interest in this area, locally known as "Lions Back and Sandflats Recreation area". 1. The Moab drinking water supply is a sole source aquifer, which has been labeled as a protection area by the EPA. Building anywhere near the Community water supply should be prohibited in perpetuity. 2. The single access road going up to this location passes through one of our neighborhoods. The 2 lane road goes past one of our city parks, a neighborhood school, a City cemetery and our animal shelter, among many other neighborhood entities. The people living in the Walker Subdivision at the base of the Sandflats road, will be Highly affected, given the increased traffic on the road. 3. The single access road also poses a health & safety issue. If there were an accident on this one road, the health & safety of those above will be compromised as first responders would not be able to reach those needing help, and those needing help, would not be able to get to help in Moab. 4. Recreationally, this area is world-renowned for biking on the Slickrock trail, which is Only accessible up this same 2 lane single access road. The bikers who travel by the thousands here will no doubt find another, less congested area to recreate, thus losing untold amounts of income currently streaming into Moab to our local businesses. 5. This is a popular jeeping area and access to many of our established off-road trails. Again, losing this group of visitors to Moab would be a huge piece of revenue to our businesses and city. 6. The single access is also the only way to get to our landfill in Moab and the big sanitation trucks will be inhibited in their access. 7. The amount of noise that would be generated by the increased traffic as it winds up the single access road will be obnoxious to our city as it reverberates off the canyon walls. 8. Developments currently build their infrastructure in the beginning of a development. With the current economy, our concern is that the land will get torn up and then the sales will not ensue, thus leaving scars of a failed development forever on our landscape. 9. As gas prices rise, so do construction costs and tourism drops. Again, we do not wish to see a \'ghost hotel\' forever scarring the sensitive Lions Back area. So affirmed,