Category Archives: Meetings

Gould Wash Scoping Announcement

Gould Wash Flood Protection
Washington County, Utah

The public is invited to attend, discuss the project, and submit a comment during the public scoping meeting:

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Hurricane Community Center
Bryce Canyon Room
63 South 100 West
Hurricane, UT 84737
(Google Maps)

All comments should be directed to Bobbi Preite:

McMillen Jacobs Associates
1471 Shoreline Drive
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 985-1542

Comments may be mailed or emailed to the above address or submitted during the public scoping meeting.

Project Information

Gould Wash Flood Protection Map

The United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), with assistance from Washington County (project sponsor), is considering improvements within the Warner Draw Watershed to reduce flooding to Hurricane City from the Gould Wash drainage.

An evaluation of potential project alternatives and associated environmental impacts is required to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ’s) regulations and will be documented in the form of a Supplemental Watershed Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (Plan-EIS). The project is currently in the scoping phase and NRCS and Washington County are soliciting input and holding a scoping meeting.

At this time, NRCS is requesting comments on the project during an open comment period to identify issues and resource sensitivities. Written comments can be submitted during the open comment period starting January 21, 2020, and ending 30 days after the Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS is posted in the Federal Register (i.e., 30+ days after the start of the open comment period). The NRCS project website will be updated with the comment period closing date as soon as the date of the Federal Register posting is determined.

Additional information can be found at the NRCS Gould Wash Flood Protection project website accessed from:

Click here to download Scoping Announcement Flyer

Proclamation Declaration — No. 2019-10 & 2019-11


WHEREAS, unused and unneeded prescription drugs pose a health and safety risk as they can be abused by household members or stolen;

WHEREAS, unused prescription drugs should be done in a safe manner;

WHEREAS, October 26, 2019 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, and areas around the country will have disposal locations for unused prescription drugs to be safely disposed; and

WHEREAS, Washington County, Utah desires to participate in the take back day.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that THE COUNTY COMMISSION OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH, does hereby declare October 26, 2019, is Prescription Drug Take Back Day in Washington County.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that area residents are encouraged to drop off their unused prescription drugs between 10 am and 2 pm at the St. George Police Department, 265 North 200 East, St. George (Google Maps), and Smith’s Food and Drug at 20 North Bluff Street, St. George (Google Maps).


WHEREAS, Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Alpha-1) is one of the most common and serious hereditary disorders in the world and can result in life threatening lung disease in adults and liver disease in both children and adults; and

WHEREAS, Alpha-1, discovered just 56 years ago, has been identified in nearly all populations and ethnic groups; and

WHEREAS, Alpha-1 is often underdiagnosed or misdiagnosed, with fewer than 10% of affected patients diagnosed correctly: and

WHEREAS, Washington County, Utah encourages efforts to educate the public and health care providers about Alpha-1 and help identify those affected; and

WHEREAS, Washington County, Utah supports families and individuals affected by this disorder as they attempt to navigate the challenges and trials it may present:

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that THE COUNTY COMMISSION OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH, does hereby declare November 2019 as ALPHA-1 Awareness Month

2019 Tax Sale

Notice is hereby given that on May 23, 2019, at 10:00 AM, Kim Hafen, Clerk-Auditor, will offer for sale (unless redeemed prior to sale) at public auction, pursuant to the provisions of section 59-2-1351 Utah Code, the described real estate situated in said county and now held by it under preliminary tax sale. This sale will be located in:

Washington County Administration Building
197 East Tabernacle
St George, Utah
(Google Maps)

Auctions will be by open bidding wherein the full parcel will be sold to the highest dollar bidder.

Tax Sale — Full List & Details

Published in the Spectrum
April 28, May 5, 12, 19, 2019

Notice of Vacancies — Recreation, Arts, and Parks (RAP) Advisory Board

NOTICE is hereby given that there are four (4) vacancies on the Recreation, Arts, and Parks (RAP) Advisory Board.

To qualify for appointment to that Board, an individual must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen;
  • Reside in Washington County;
  • Be registered to vote in Washington County.

Those wishing to serve on the Washington County RAP Advisory Board should contact the Washington County Commission Office, no later than Thursday, November 15, 2018.

Washington County Commission Office
197 East Tabernacle
St. George, UT 84770-3443
(435) 634-5700
(Send a Message)
(Google Maps)

The County Commission will consider the nominees for appointment to this board at its December 4, 2018, County Commission meeting.

Published in The Spectrum October 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12, 2018.

Dammeron Valley Flood Control Measures – Public Work Meeting Notice: August 13, 2018

July 16, 2018

To: Dammeron Valley Residents:

The Washington County Commissioners will be meeting with Federal agencies over the next several weeks to discuss potential solutions on flood control measures in Dammeron Valley.

There will be a public meeting held on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Dammeron Valley Fire Station, where the Commissioners will hear some of your ideas and potential solutions as well as be prepared to share their findings.

In the interim, the Commissioners wanted to ensure that Dammeron Valley residents are aware of a possible property tax adjustment for homes that sustained 30% or more valuation loss as a result of a natural disaster, (Utah State Code 59-2-1004.5).

Any resident that feels he/she may qualify is encouraged to contact the Washington County Assessor’s Office at: 435-634-5703.

Attached you will find the Public Notice Work Meeting Agenda, the Utah State Code 59-2-1004.5 as well as the Washington County Assessor’s letter explaining the process in more detail.

Best Regards,

Washington County Commission

NRCS Scoping Meetings for Warner Draw Watershed

The NRCS and Washington County are requesting scoping public input for Warner Draw Watershed improvements. The improvements proposed within the Warner Draw Watershed are intended to:

  1. prevent flood damages,
  2. further the conservation, development, utilization, and disposal of water,
  3. further the conservation and proper utilization of land

A public open house will be held on:

Tuesday, May 29th (6:00 – 8:00 pm)
Washington County Building
197 E Tabernacle
St. George, UT
(Google Maps)


Wednesday, May 30th (6:00 – 8:00 pm)
Hurricane City Hall
147 North 870 West
Hurricane, UT
(Google Maps)

For more information you can visit the project website at

Washington County of Utah

2018 Tax Sale


Notice is hereby given that on May 24, 2018, at 10:00 AM, I will offer for sale (unless redeemed prior to sale) at public auction, pursuant to the provisions of section 59-2-1351 Utah Code, the following described real estate situated in said county and now held by it under preliminary tax sale. This sale will be located in the Washington County Administration Building, 197 East Tabernacle, St George, Utah (Google Maps), and will be by open bidding wherein the full parcel will be sold to the highest dollar bidder. No bids will be accepted for an amount less than the outstanding balance as shown below which includes taxes, interest, penalty, and administrative costs. Any amount received in excess of the outstanding balance will be treated as surplus property and be paid to the State Treasurer. Successful bidders must tender full payment to the Washington County Treasurer by 4:00 pm of the business day immediately following the day of the tax sale. A partial payment of no less than 25% (non-refundable) of the bid amount must be paid to the Treasurer on the day of the sale. Payments must be cash, wire transfer, or certified funds made payable to the “Washington County Treasurer” in the exact amount of the bid. If a successful bidder fails to satisfy the requirements of this subsection, the Clerk/Auditor may contact the next highest bidder and offer the property to that bidder for the amount of the bidder’s highest bid. If this bidder declines to accept the offer, the Clerk/Auditor may then contact the next highest bidder.

The County Commission reserves the right to accept or reject any sale although it is their intent to accept all sales that meet the minimum bid requirement. The Washington County Commission will ratify this sale on June 5th, at its regular scheduled commission meeting.

PLEASE NOTE: It is the responsibility of the bidder to determine the physical aspects of the land, its geographical location, accessibility, and availability or validity of water rights.

Kim M. Hafen

Published in the Spectrum
April 29 and May 6, 13 & 20, 2018