Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference & Site Visit: 9:00 a.m. local time Thursday, February 09, 2017
As you know the park has begun a Visitor Use Management (VUM) Plan in order to address the issue of increasing visitation in the park. This planning process will help park managers identify strategies that will allow visitors a safe and enjoyable experience while protecting the park’s fundamental resources and values.
The park has just concluded the public scoping component of the planning process. We held 6 public meetings and a WebEx where the public had the opportunity to share their ideas with park staff. Over 300 people attend the public meetings and the WebEx. We also received comments through the National Park Service (NPS) planning website, through email, and the U.S. mail. We received over 900 comments from over 460 individuals. Comments came from 23 states in the U.S. and from Japan.
We are currently reviewing all of the comments in search of any new ideas or plan alternatives that can be incorporated into the management plan. Once we have completed this task the comment summary will be available on the NPS website at parkplanning.nps.gov/zion.
We are also beginning to formulate preliminary alternatives. In a planning context alternatives represent different means of solving a problem and meeting the goals identified in the purpose and need for the action. Once we have identified preliminary alternatives that meet the purpose and need for the plan they will go out for public review and comment. It is anticipated that this will occur in summer 2017.
In the meantime stay informed of progress on the VUM plan through periodic information releases or by visiting parkplanning.nps.gov/zion. We look forward to your continued assistance through this process.
Washington County will hold a public hearing to consider potential projects for which funding may be applied under the CDBG Small Cities Program for Program Year 2017. Suggestions for potential projects will solicited, both verbally and in writing, from all interested parties. The expected amount of CDBG funds for this program year will be discussed along with the range of projects eligible under this program and a review of previously funded projects. The hearing will begin at 4:00 P.M. on January 3, 2017 and will be held at Washington County Commission Chambers:
197 East Tabernacle
St. George, UT 84770
Further information can be obtained by contacting Commission Administrator Nicholle Felshaw at (435) 634-5700.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals needing special accommodations (including auxiliary communicative aids and services) during these hearings should notify County Commission staff at (435) 634-5700 or at the above address at least three (3) days prior to the hearing. Individuals with speech and/or hearing impairments may call the Relay Utah by dialing 711. Spanish Relay Utah: 1-888-346-3162.
Published on State of Utah’s Public Meeting Notice website on December 15, 2016.
Washington County will receive sealed proposals until 10:00 am local time, Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at the Washington County Commission Office (Google Maps).
This project consists of: Construction of roadway earthwork, culverts, box culvert extensions, sign replacement, delineators and pavement marking paint.
Bids will be opened publicly at 10:00 am, Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at the Washington County Commission Chambers, Washington County Administration Building (Google Maps).
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on August 16, 2016, the County Commission of Washington County, Utah, adopted a resolution in which it authorized a ballot proposition seeking the registered voter’s opinion on the imposition of a sales and use tax of 0.25% for highways and transportation pursuant to Title 59, Chapter 12, Part 22 of the Utah Code Annotated 1953, as amended and called a public hearing to receive input from the public with respect to the proposed tax. If approved, the tax revenue would provide funding for transportation improvement such as roads, trails, sidewalks, maintenance, bus services, traffic and pedestrian safety features. The revenue would be divided among the county, cities, and towns in accordance with Utah law.
Time, Place, and Location of Public Hearing
The Commission shall hold a public hearing on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at the hour of 6:00 pm in the County Administration Building, located at:
197 East Tabernacle Street St. George, UT 84770 (Google Maps)
The purpose of the hearing is to receive input from the public with respect to the proposed tax. All members of the public are invited to attend and participate.
If special accommodations are required, please contact Nicholle Felshaw (435-634-5700 or email) with reasonable advance notice.
Individuals with speech and/or hearing impairments may call the Relay Utah by dialing 711. For Spanish, dial Spanish Relay Utah 888-346-3162.
Published in The Spectrum newspaper on October 1, 2016 and October 8, 2016. Posted in conjunction with publishing:
- State of Utah website for Public Meeting Notices
- Washington County Administration Building
- Washington County Library Buildings
Kim M. Hafen
Washington County of Utah
At the Commission meeting held on August 16th, there was a discussion in regards to a ballot initiative for a ¼ of 1% sales tax for transportation. To become better aware of the issue, please watch the informational discussion video (click here). It was determined that Proposition 1, Local Option Sales Tax, will be added to the ballot in November to be voted on by the citizens of Washington County. Please pass this along to Washington County residents so that they too will be informed come the November election.
NOTICE is given to all interested persons that on the 6th day of September, 2016, the Washington County Commission will be considering a renewal of the existing agriculture protection area for Parcels: 3188-A-2, 3174-A, 3185-A, 3185-B and 3185-C.
The existing agriculture protection area was approved on November 18, 1996. U.C.A. 17-41-303 requires that agriculture protection areas be renewed in the 20th calendar year after creation.
Pursuant to U.C.A. 17-41-303, the Agricultural Advisory Board heard this matter at 1:00 pm on July 26, 2016 at the Pavilion in Unity Park, 400 South 200 West in Ivins during their regular meeting. The board unanimously recommended renewal.
The Washington County Planning Commission will hear this matter at 1:30 pm on August 9, 2016 in the regularly scheduled Planning Commission Meeting located in the Commission Chambers in The Washington County Administration Building, 197 East Tabernacle Street, St. George Utah 84770.
The recommendations of the Agricultural Advisory Board and Planning Commission will be presented to the Washington County Commission as part of a public hearing on September 6, 2016 at 4:00 pm in the Commission Chambers at The Washington County Administration Building, located at 197 East Tabernacle Street, St. George Utah 84770. The Washington County Commission will hear all interested persons and entity representatives desiring to be heard, and will give full consideration to all persons. If special accommodations are required, please contact Nicholle Felshaw (435-634-5700) with reasonable advance notice.
Individuals with speech and/or hearing impairments may call the Relay Utah by dialing 711. Spanish Relay Utah: 1-888-346-3162.
Published in The Spectrum newspaper on August 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2016. Posted in conjunction with publishing: (1) State of Utah Website for Public Meeting Notices; (2) Washington County Administration Building; (3) Washington County Library Buildings.
The Washington County School District is proposing to increase its property tax revenue.
- The Washington County School District tax on a $245,197 residence would increase from $622.10 to $630.06, which is $7.96 per year.
- The Washington County School District tax on a $245,197 business would increase from $1,131.09 to $1,145.56, which is $14.47 per year.
- If the proposed budget is approved, Washington County School District would increase its property tax budgeted revenue by 1.85% above last year’s property tax budgeted revenue excluding new growth.
All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing on the tax increase.
|Date/Time:||8/9/2016 @ 6:00PM|
|Location:||Washington County School District Office
121 W. Tabernacle Street
St. George, Utah 84770
To obtain more information regarding the tax increase, citizens may contact Washington County School District at 435.673.3553.