RFP for Ballot Printing Services

Washington County Clerk is seeking bid proposals for Ballot Printing Services from qualified printers to provide a variety of optical scan ballot lengths – 11”, 14” 17” and 19” ballots. Print Election Ballot Envelope set(s), outgoing and return envelopes. Full service printing, processing and mailing of all By Mail election ballots.

All ballots that are printed must meet ES&S Election Systems and Software requirements, an ES&S Ballot Productions Guide is available on request.

All envelope set(s), outgoing and return envelopes with voter signature covered, must meet USPS, the State of Utah and Washington County requirements.

Bid documents can be picked up at the Washington County Clerk’s Office starting Monday March 26, 2018 through April 30, 2018.

Billing:
Washington County Elections
197 E Tabernacle
St George UT 84770
Account # 1359
(Google Maps)

Publish on Monday March 26

Intergenerational Poverty Committee

Washington County addresses Intergenerational Poverty using Mentors

While Utah is currently enjoying a higher level of employment, poverty continues to be challenging. Utah’s Lt. Governor Spencer Cox created an Intergenerational Poverty Committee, or IGP, two years ago, to address how to handle the recurring problem from generation to generation. Lt. Gov. Cox asked counties to put together a plan to address issues related to it.

The goal is to reduce the number of Utah families in the cycle of poverty. Washington County’s IGP Committee is using middle class mentors and education, hoping to change the trend of the families impacted.

Desert Tortoise Habitat Conservation

Proposed Desert Tortoise Habitat Conservation Expansion Bill

Washington County is looking at expanding the Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) in an area that is being called Zone 6. Zone 6 is generally located south of Santa Clara and west of St. George. This popular area is pivotal for outdoor recreation and tourism in Washington County. As plans continue moving forward with the HCP in this area, it is the intent for Zone 6 to remain open to recreation as well as provide the mitigation for the much needed Northern Corridor.

The County is hosting an open house where the proposed Expansion Bill will be unveiled. Comments from advocates of outdoor recreation groups, as well as all interested parties are being sought at the open house. All are encouraged attend to view maps and learn more about the proposed bill.

Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Location:
Dixie Center
Entrada Room
1935 Convention Center Drive.
St. George, UT 84790
(Google Maps)

Rockville Springdale Fire Agreement

Rockville Springdale Fire Agreement

Washington County Commissioners voted unanimously to hand over the Rockville/Springdale Fire District to Hurricane Valley Special Fire District.

The change in management is to smooth over budget problems and concerns by citizens in the communities. Much of the problem lies with increased calls in Zion National Park. But some residents still aren’t convinced that fire coverage will be adequate to cover future needs. The RSFD board has until December 2019 to come up with their own solution or become permanent under the Hurricane District.

Washington County Sheriff’s Office Workers’ Housing Building

HURRICANE, Utah — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office will soon begin construction of a single level, 14,000 square foot, low security detention facility. The site is located at the Purgatory Correctional Facility in Hurricane, Utah (Google Maps).

The building will replace the current work release buildings that were initially intended as a temporary solution, but have been used over the last sixteen (16) years, and are now in a state of dilapidation.

In addition, this building will expand the Sheriff’s Office capabilities to provide inmates with jobs that help them transition back into society. Once complete, the building will house approximately 128 low-risk inmates.

Washington County’s inmate worker program is one of the best work programs in the state. Additionally, this program provides revenue to offset some of the costs of incarceration.

Naylor Wentworth Lund is the project’s architect, and Hughes Construction, Inc., is the contractor, who was selected after a Request for Proposal (RFP) process.

Construction will begin March, 2018, and is estimated to be completed by September, 2018.