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Washington County Original Photo & Art Contest. Entries must be submitted by 4:30 pm on February 4, 2022.

Washington County Seeks Artists for New Downtown Building

View complete details for Original Photo & Art Contest.

Washington County is seeking an original photograph or other visual art piece that depicts Washington County’s beauty, to go on a 32’ High X 16’ Wide portion of the tower at the Washington County Parking Structure located at 51 N. Temple, St. George, UT 84770. The winning entry will be displayed on metal panels at the parking structure.

The winner of the contest will be awarded $1,000 and presented at the February 15th Commission Meeting.

Entries must be submitted to Nicholle.Felshaw@washco.utah.gov no later than 4:30 pm on February 4th, 2022. Entries should include the following information: full name, email, phone number, entrant age, location of the depicted area, and the date it was created.

View complete details for Original Photo & Art Contest.

Washington County Tax Districts

Notice of Vacancy — Planning Commission

Download Vacancy Planning Commission Board application

NOTICE is hereby given that there is one (1) vacancy on the Washington County Planning Commission.

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

  1. Be a U.S. Citizen;
  2. Reside in Washington County;
  3. Be registered to vote in Washington County.

Those wishing to serve on the Washington County Planning Commission should contact the Washington County Commission Office no later than Friday, December 17, 2021:

Washington County Commission Office
attn: Sarah Lloyd
197 East Tabernacle
St. George, Utah 84770
(Google Maps)
Phone: 435-634-5700
Email: sarah.lloyd@washco.utah.gov

The County Commission will consider the nominees for appointment to this board at its January 18, 2022, County Commission meeting.

Published in The Spectrum November 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12, 2021.

Download Vacancy Planning Commission Board application

Washington County of Utah

Notice of Vacancies – Angel Springs, Pine Valley

NOTICE is hereby given that the following vacancies are available:

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

  • Be a U.S. Citizen;
  • Be a qualified elector (registered voter) within the district to which you are applying.

Those wishing to serve on one of the Special Service Districts or Boards aforementioned should contact Sarah Lloyd no later than Friday, November 5, 2021, via Sarah.Lloyd@washco.utah.gov.

Washington County Commission Office
attn: Sarah Lloyd
197 East Tabernacle
St. George, Utah 84770
(Google Maps)
Phone: 435-634-5700
Email: Sarah.Lloyd@washco.utah.gov

The County Commission will consider the nominees for appointment to these boards at its December 7, 2021, County Commission meeting.

Published in The Spectrum on October 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8, 2021.

Utah Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands

Resolution No. R-2021-2789 – A Resolution in Support of Additional Fire Restrictions Order

WHEREAS, Washington County (“County”) is in a drought and experiencing extreme fire danger conditions and also an increase in human caused fires;

WHEREAS, due to the current and forecasted weather conditions, coupled with the extremely dry vegetation conditions in Southwest Utah and Northern Arizona, the Color Country Interagency Fire Managers are implementing Advanced (Stage II) Fire Restrictions;

Download copy of Resolution R-2021-2789 by Washington County

WHEREAS, pursuant to the attached information, and in accordance with Utah Code Section 65A-8-212, the following acts are prohibited in all unincorporated private and all state and federal lands within Washington County:

  1. Igniting, building, attending, using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, wood stove fire, including fires in developed campgrounds and improved sites. All debris burning is strictly prohibited. No campfires are allowed in any location until restrictions are rescinded. The one exception is that in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, campfires are permitted below the high-water mark of the lake in areas devoid of vegetation.
  2. Discharging or using any kind of fireworks on unincorporated private land (always prohibited on state and federal lands.)
  3. Operating or using any internal or external combustion engine without a spark arresting device properly installed, maintained and in effective working order as determined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) recommended practices J335 and J350.
  4. Operating a chainsaw or other motorized equipment powered by an internal combustion engine, other than motorized vehicles between the hours of 1:00 PM and 10:00 PM. A one-hour fire watch is required after chainsaw or other motorized equipment has shutdown.
  5. Detonating of explosives, incendiary or chemical devices, pyrotechnics, or exploding targets, or tracer ammunition (always prohibited on federal land).
  6. Cutting, welding, or grinding of metal in areas of dry vegetation.
  7. Smoking except in an enclosed vehicle or building, or a developed recreation site or areas of a minimum of three (3) feet in diameter cleared down to mineral soil.

WHEREAS, supporting the Additional Fire Restrictions is in the public interest and preserves the community’s economic, environmental, recreational and aesthetic resources.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNTY COMMISSION OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH, that Washington County supports the attached Additional Fire Restrictions.

VOTED UPON AND PASSED BY THE WASHINGTON COUNTY COMMISSION AT A REGULAR MEETING OF THE WASHINGTON COUNTY COMMISSION HELD ON THE 6TH DAY OF JULY, 2021.

Utah Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands

Resolution No. R-2021-2780 – A Resolution in Support of State Fire Restriction Order

Washington County (“County”) is experiencing an “exceptional drought,” the most severe since the mid-1950’s;

WHEREAS, due to the current and forecasted weather conditions coupled with the extremely dry vegetation conditions in Southwest Utah, the Utah State Forester, in consultation with the county commission of each of the affect counties, has determined that measures must be taken to prevent the ignition of forest and rangeland fires;

Download copy of signed resolution R-2021-2780 by County & State

WHEREAS, pursuant to the attached Fire Restriction Order, and in accordance with Utah Code Section 65A-8-212, the following acts are prohibited in all unincorporated private and all state lands within Washington County:

  1. No open fires of any kind except within established public facilities in improved campgrounds, picnic areas. -OR- In permanently constructed fire pits at private homes where running water is present.
  2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle, trailer or building, a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area that is paved or free from dry vegetation.
  3. Discharging or using any fireworks, tracer ammunition or other pyrotechnic devices including exploding targets.
  4. Cutting, welding or grinding metal in areas of dry vegetation.
  5. Operating a motorcycle, chainsaw, ATV, or other small internal combustion engine without an approved and working spark arrestor.

WHEREAS, the Fire Restriction Order also lists two small categories of exempt persons from these rules;

WHEREAS, any of the above acts is a violation of state law and is punishable by up to 6 months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000; and

WHEREAS, supporting the Fire Restriction Order is in the public interest and preserves the community’s economic, environmental, recreational and aesthetic resources.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNTY COMMISSION OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH, that Washington County supports the attached Fire Restriction Order.

VOTED UPON AND PASSED BY THE WASHINGTON COUNTY COMMISSION AT A REGULAR MEETING OF THE WASHINGTON COUNTY COMMISSION HELD ON THE 1st DAY OF JUNE, 2021.

Utah Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands

Resolution No. R-2021-2765 – A Resolution in Support of Proclamation of Advanced Closed Fire Season in Southwest Utah

WHEREAS, the Utah State Forester, in accordance with Utah Code Section 65A-8-211(1), has advanced the closed fire season in Southwest Utah to begin on May 1, 2021 instead of June 1, 2021;

Download copy of signed proclamation by County & State

WHEREAS, Washington County (“County”) recognizes the fire threat that naturally-caused weather conditions pose to people and property within the County;

WHEREAS, wildfire danger is unseasonably high due to warmer temperatures, drier than normal weather and abnormally dry fuel conditions in Southwest Utah, including in the County;

WHEREAS, wildlands threatened by wildfire are critical to sustain public safety, health and economic well-being;

WHEREAS, an advancement of the closed fire season would reduce open burning on unincorporated state and private land; and

WHEREAS, it is in the best interests of the residents of Washington County that the closed fire season be extended until the fire risk lessens.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNTY COMMISSION OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH, that Washington County supports the advancement of the closed fire season as described in the attached Utah State Forester Proclamation.

VOTED UPON AND PASSED BY THE WASHINGTON COUNTY COMMISSION AT A REGULAR MEETING OF THE WASHINGTON COUNTY COMMISSION HELD ON THE 4th DAY OF MAY, 2021.

Washington County of Utah

2021 Tax Sale

Notice is hereby given that on May 20, 2021, 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 25, May 2, 9, 16, 2021

Washington County of Utah

Notice of Vacancies for Pine Valley

NOTICE is hereby given that there is:

Applications should be downloaded using the links above and submitted to Cheyenne.bentley@washco.utah.gov. See below for details about each vacancy.

Administrative Control Board

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

  • Be a U.S. Citizen;
  • Be a qualified elector (registered voter) within the district to which you are applying.

Special Service District

Those wishing to serve on a Special Service District aforementioned should contact the Washington County Commission Office no later than Monday, January 4, 2021.

Washington County Commission Office
attn: Cheyenne Bentley
197 East Tabernacle
St. George, Utah 84770
(Google Maps)
Phone: 435-634-5700
Email: Cheyenne.bentley@washco.utah.gov

The County Commission will consider the nominees for appointment to these boards at its January 19, 2021, County Commission meeting.

Published in The Spectrum on December 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11, 2020.

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Washington County of Utah

Public Hearing Notice for 2020 and 2021 Washington County Budget

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Commissioners of Washington County will hold a public hearing regarding:

  • Opening of the 2020 Budget of Washington County
  • Final 2021 Budget of Washington County

Click here to download a copy of the budget or request a copy in-person:

Washington County Clerk-Auditor's Office
197 East Tabernacle
St. George, Utah 84770
(Google Maps)
Phone: 435-634-5712

A public hearing will be held by the Board of Commissioners of Washington County on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at 4:00 pm, at the Washington County Administration Building, in the Commission Chambers.

Washington County Commission Chambers
197 East Tabernacle
St. George, Utah 84770
(Google Maps)

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 Monday, December 7, 2020

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