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Map - Warner Draw Watershed and Flood Prevention

Public Meeting for Public Input – Warner Draw Watershed and Flood Prevention

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), with assistance from the Washington County as the project sponsor, announces the availability of the Draft Supplemental Watershed Plan and Environmental Assessment (Plan-EA) for the Warner Draw Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations Project (Project) within the Warner Draw Watershed in Washington County, Utah.

You are invited to attend a virtual public meeting where project information will be provided and comments solicited for the Project Draft Plan-EA. Interested parties may voice their comments, ideas, and concerns to NRCS and Washington County during this meeting.

When: January 27, 2022, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Register for the Meeting at: https://tinyurl.com/Warner-Draw
After your meeting registration is complete, you will receive an email with instructions on accessing the meeting virtually or by phone.

Map - Warner Draw Watershed and Flood Prevention

An electronic copy of the Draft Plan-EA and other Project materials can be downloaded from the NRCS Project website accessed from the web address below. A hard copy of the Draft Plan-EA is also available for review at the Hurricane Branch Library (36 S 300 W, Hurricane, UT 84737) and St. George Library (88 W 100 S, St. George, UT 84770).

https://bit.ly/3DTnKNk

NRCS invites you to submit comments anytime during the open comment period starting January 13, 2022 and ending February 14, 2022. Comments and questions should be directed to Jamie Tsandes with the project team at:

Address: 154 E. 14075 South, Draper, UT 84020
Phone: (801) 495-2224
Fax: (801) 495-2225
Email: warnerwatershed@bowencollins.com

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RFP for Legacy Park Food Service Vendors

Washington County, Utah, is seeking proposals from qualified food service vendors who can provide competent food service and quality meals for events to be held at the Washington County Fair Grounds (“Legacy Park“) for 2022.

Legacy Park will have approximately 120 events which require food vendor services. Vendor will provide the services as outlined in this Request for Proposals (“RFP”) and the resulting contract.

For questions or a copy of the Request for Proposal, call or email Susi Lafaele at 435-632-7981; email susi.lafaele@washco.utah.gov. Proposals will be accepted until 4:00 pm on December 17, 2021.

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Legacy Park Food Vendor Services

Confluence Park hydroelectric power plant

Notice of Bid – Confluence Park Bridge Project

NOTICE OF BID INVITATION
Washington County
Confluence Park Bridge Project

Washington County will receive sealed proposals until 2:00 pm local time, Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at the Washington County Commission Office for the project.

Visit Public Works to download Bid Documents

The project includes furnishing all labor, materials, transportation, and services to install two pre-fabricated pedestrian bridge sections (one 130′ span and one 75′ span), including construction of concrete abutments, center pier, wing walls, and drilled shafts, as well as construction of approximately 400 linear feet of all-weather access trail.

Bids will be opened publicly at 2:00 pm, December 15, 2021, at the Washington County Commission Chambers, Administration Building:

197 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 435-634-5780 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 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.

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Washington County Tax Districts

Notice of Vacancy — Planning Commission

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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.

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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;

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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.