Economic development will be a top priority for Moriah officials in 2014.
continued Garrison is a Moriah town board member. He is also active in the Moriah Chamber of Commerce and Moriah EDGe group.
“The purpose of this grant is to take an outside eye on the waterfront as far as uses and development,” Garrison said. “We would all agree that the waterfront is not being utilized to its fullest potential. It’s is our hopes that this study will present ideas and smart growth development opportunities for our waterfront and our community.”
Once specific ideas are identified, Garrison said, grants will be sought to complete the projects.
“In order to obtain any future grant monies for any improvements or possible development, we need to have this study done, then a community discussion and then adopt a plan,” Garrison said. “When all of this is in place we can work with Mike Masceranas at the county community resource office on obtaining funding for our plan. As with any grants, they are awarded on a points system based on having an adopted plan and needs along with environmental and economic impact.”
The Moriah Chamber of Commerce, Moriah EDGe and ph7 will assist with the study, he said.
“This is just one of the areas the town will be working on this year,” Garrison said. “We will also be doing an infrastructure assessment to determine most immediate needs as far as roads and sidewalks. We will continue improving our community one day and one step at a time.”