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Washington County Tax Districts

Public Hearing for Moderate Income/Attainable Housing Element to General Plan

The Washington County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing regarding the Moderate Income/Attainable Housing Element to the Washington County General Plan on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 1:30pm in the Washington County Administration Building (Commission Chambers)(see below for listed address).

Interested persons are encouraged to attend this meeting and express any opinions regarding the proposed plan. You may also express your opinions in writing prior to the meeting. Your written comments can be sent to:

Washington County Community Development
111 East Tabernacle
St. George, Utah 84770
(Google Maps)
Phone: 435-301-7250

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Meeting ID: 824 5764 2389
Passcode: 169128

Published Saturday November 26, 2022.
POSTED: November 23, 2022 in the following nine locations: Washington County Administrative Building, Washington County Branch Libraries – Enterprise/Hildale/Hurricane/New Harmony/Santa Clara/Springdale/St. George/Washington City, The Spectrum Newspaper, the St. George News, and the Utah State Public Notice.

Washington County of Utah

Road Work: Chip Seal Schedule for August – September, 2022

Visit Road Work page for up-to-date information

The following is the tentative chip sealing schedule for Washington County roads during August and September of 2022:

  • August 8 – 10, 2022: Kolob Terrace Road Starting at the top and ending at Virgin. County sections only.
  • August 11, 2022: Goulds Wash Road from Hurricane Line to the Three Points Center.
  • August 15 – 18, 2022: New Harmony Area
    • August 15: Harmony Height Phase 2 to Cemetery
    • August 16: U-144 to 900 E., 900 E., 800 N., 1130 E., 1000 N., 1400 E., 2000 N.
    • August 17: U-144 to 1100 E., 1100 E., 500 N. 1500 E., 300 N., 460 N.
    • August 18: 3900 E., 200 S., 80 S., U-144 to 3430 E., 3430 E., Santa Rosa Dr., 3500 E.
  • August 22 – 25, 2022: Finish New Harmony side and Start Black Ridge Ranches
    • August 22: 2900 E. library, finish U-144
    • August 23: Old Hyw. 91 from Kolob Canyons to Badger Way, Badger Way, 2130 S., 2650 S.
    • August 24 – 25: Black Ridge Ranches Area Roads
  • August 29 – September 1, 2022: Black Ridge Ranches Area Roads
  • September 6 – 8, 2022: Black Ridge Ranches Area Roads, Old Highway 91, Badger Way
  • September 12 – 15, 2022: Kolob Ranches Area Roads, Old Highway 91 finish everything up

Please use caution and slow down when driving around work crews.

Visit Road Work page for up-to-date information

Gil Almquist speaks at the Town Hall

Town Hall Discussion Proves to be Valuable and Collaborative

We had an incredible turn out at Wednesday nights Town Hall event at the Washington City Library. We want to sincerely thank those residents who were part of the discussion. For those who were unable to attend, several key topics related to the county were expanded upon. One of which was water solutions and reuse systems.

Water is a precious resource in our county and the commissioners keep this issue a constant topic of solution-oriented conversation. Washington County’s story over the last 170 years is the story of adaptation to water scarcity. Early pioneers in our community worked together to create dams and water systems that would feed our desert landscape. Today, we are modernizing, improving, and becoming an innovative leader in water conservation, water reuse systems, and paving the way for new water sources for our community. Water reuse systems are active today and proving effective in making up for any current deficit while we continue to develop plans for the Lake Powell Pipeline.

Elections were another topic discussed in depth. The Washington County Clerk/Auditors Office is absolutely committed to the county-wide integrity and transparency in their elections process. Our ballot collections take place only at scheduled times and are always accompanied by an additional elections staff member. Each paper ballot is heavily scrutinized for the purpose of ensuring there are no duplicates and every single vote is a Washington County citizen with a verified signature on file.

An additional topic discussed was that of our library system. Library’s in our county are expanding their resources with events, programs, digital/online reading sources and much more. We want the future of our library’s to optimally serve the resident’s of our county for generations to come. We informed our attendees of a county-wide survey we will be sending out to get the public’s feedback. This will be an opportunity for citizens to have a voice in what may be to come for Washington County’s library system.

Again, we thank all participants that attended our Town Hall meeting. It is events like this that pave the way for clarification, transparency, and collaborative community progress. You can count on your county commissioners to hear your voice. We encourage all of our residents to join us for the return of our next Town Hall event, date and time will be announced soon!

Legacy Park Warmup Area by Covered Arena

RFP for Legacy Park Warmup Area by Covered Arena

Request For Proposal for:
Legacy Park Warmup Area by Covered Arena

Washington County Legacy Park is seeking sealed-bid proposals from Licensed General Building contractors to acquire any necessary permits, and provide equipment and labor for all labor, materials and permits for a metal cover over warm up area.

Download details for RFP — Legacy Park Warmup Area by Covered Arena

Proposals shall be submitted to:

Washington County Commission
111 East Tabernacle
St. George, UT  84770
(Google Maps)

Proposals may be submitted in hardcopy format. Facsimile or emailed proposals will NOT be accepted. Proposals must be marked “LEGACY PARK WARM UP ARENA COVER”. They are due in the Washington County Commission office by 5:00 pm local time on Monday, February 28, 2022. A public opening of the proposals will be held the following day after the submission deadline at the Washington County Commission Chamber.

Snow Canyon Overlook

Notice of Bid — SR-18, Ledges to North Snow Canyon, Northbound Widening

Washington County
SR-18, Ledges to North Snow Canyon, Northbound Widening

Washington County will receive sealed proposals until 10:00 am local time, Friday, January 28, 2022, at the Washington County Commission Office for
the following project:

Visit Public Works to download Bid Documents

This project consists of roadway construction which includes widening SR-18 with approximately 18 feet of additional pavement in the Northbound direction from The Ledges to the North Snow Canyon entrance. Roadway excavation, drainage, traffic control, and other related items included. Construction period will be from date Notice To Proceed is issued to May 1, 2022. This project may be awarded at the discretion of the Owner.

Bids will be opened publicly at 10:05 am local time, Friday, January 28, 2022, at:

Washington County Commission Chambers
Administration Building
111 East Tabernacle 
St. George, UT  84770
(Google Maps)

Bid documents may be obtained from Washington County Public Works Department. Please contact Washington County Public Works Deptartment at 435-301-7670 to reserve a printed set of plans and specifications and to get your name on a list for any notifications of bid addenda or clarifications.

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Washington County Water Conservancy District logo

Notice of Vacancy — Board of Trustees of Washington County Water Conservancy District

NOTICE is hereby given that there is a vacancy on the Washington County Water Conservancy District Board of Trustees (the “Board”) resulting from the resignation of Kenneth F. Neilson. Washington County intends to appoint a replacement to serve out the remainder of Mr. Neilson’s unexpired term, which ends on December 31, 2022.

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

  1. Be a registered voter at the location of the individual’s residence; and
  2. Be a resident within the boundaries of Washington County Water Conservancy District

Any person qualified to serve on the Board should submit a completed application to the Washington County Commission Office, c/o Nicholle Felshaw, no later than Monday, January 24, 2022 at 5:00 pm:

attn: Nicholle Felshaw
Washington County Commission Office
111 East Tabernacle
St. George, Utah 84770
(Google Maps)

While all board seats are “at-large” and no municipality retains a permanent board seat, strong preference will be given to any applicant who is an elected official from St. George City, Washington City, Hurricane City, Santa Clara City, Toquerville City, and La Verkin City. The County Commission will make the appointment to fill the vacancy during its regular meeting held at 4:00 pm on February 1, 2022, 111 East Tabernacle, St. George, UT.

Published in The Spectrum January 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16, 2022.