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Notice of Public Hearing for Proposition 1 – Sales Tax for Transportation

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:

Kim M. Hafen
Clerk-Auditor
Washington County of Utah

Zion National Park

Proposition 1 – Sales Tax for Transportation

Click here to learn about Proposition 1 – Sales Tax for Transportation

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 of Intention to Renew Agriculture Protection Area

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.

Notice of Proposed Tax Increase for Washington County School District

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.

PUBLIC HEARING

Date/Time: 8/9/2016 @ 6:00PM
Location: Washington County School District Office
121 W. Tabernacle Street
St. George, Utah 84770
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To obtain more information regarding the tax increase, citizens may contact Washington County School District at 435.673.3553.

Notice of Intention to Create the Diamond Valley Fire Special Service District

NOTICE is given to all interested persons that on the 3rd day of May, 2016, the Washington County Commission adopted a resolution proposing the creation of the Diamond Valley Fire Special Service District (“the district”). The boundary of the proposed district encompasses all privately owned real property in the Diamond Valley Area. A map of the proposed district is available on the Washington County website (click here to download map), or at the Washington County Commission Office, 197 East Tabernacle Street, St. George, Utah.

Under the resolution, the district would provide fire protection services.

A public hearing shall be held on the 15th day of June, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at the Diamond Valley Fire Station, located at 1651 West Diamond Valley Drive, St. George, UT 84770. The Washington County Commission will hear all interested persons and entity representatives desiring to be heard, and will give full consideration to all protests presented. If special accommodations are required, please contact Nicholle Felshaw (435-634-5700) with reasonable advance notice.

Additionally, any interested person may protest the creation of the district in written form filed with the Washington County, Utah Clerk-Auditor, whose physical and mailing address is 197 East Tabernacle Street, Saint George, Utah 84770. All written protests must be filed by 4:55 p.m. on August 14, 2016. All withdrawals of a written protest or cancellations of withdrawals must also be filed in the same manner and by 4:55 p.m. on August 14, 2016.

If adopted, taxes upon all taxable property within the district will continue to be subject to annual levying as has previously been approved and levied by the Southwestern SSD. Fees and/or charges are subject to imposition to pay for all or part of the services to be provided by the district.

Any written protest made on behalf of any corporate-owned property sited within the proposed district shall be signed by the president, vice-president, or any duly authorized agent of the corporation. Any reasonable proof of a corporate officer’s or agent’s status with the corporation may be requested at the discretion of the County Clerk-Auditor. Where property sited within the proposed district is legally owned by more than one person and/or entity, all owners holding legal title to the property must join in the signing of the protest in order for it to be considered in the calculation stated below.

The Washington County Commission will abandon its efforts to create the Diamond Valley Fire Special Service District if, by the filing deadline stated above, written protests are submitted by: (1) registered voters residing within the Southwestern SSD equal in number to at least 25% of the number of votes cast for the office of President of the United States at the most recent election, or (2) owners of private real property within the proposed Diamond Valley Fire SSD that covers at least 25% of the total private land area within the proposed Diamond Valley Fire SSD and is equal in value to at least 15% of the value of all private real property within the proposed Diamond Valley Fire SSD.

Subsequent to the closing of the sixty day protest period, the Washington County Commission shall adopt a resolution either creating the proposed district or abandoning the creation of the district.

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 May 14, 2016, May 21, 2016, May 28, 2016, and June 4, 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.

Notice of Intention to Amend the Boundary of the Southwestern Special Service District to Exclude the Diamond Valley Area

NOTICE is hereby given to all interested persons that on the 3rd day of May, 2016, the Washington County Commission adopted a resolution proposing amending the boundary of the Southwestern Special Service District (“Southwestern SSD”) to exclude the Diamond Valley area. A map of the proposed boundary amendment is available on the Washington County website (click here to download map), or at the Washington County Commission Office, 197 East Tabernacle Street, St. George, Utah.

Under the resolution, the services provided by the Southwestern SSD would not change. The only proposed change — only its boundary will me modified.

The Resolution provides for the holding of a public hearing on the proposed boundary amendment. The public hearing shall be held on the 15th day of June, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at the Diamond Valley Fire Station, located at 1651 West Diamond Valley Drive, St. George, UT 84770. The Washington County Commission will hear all interested persons and entity representatives desiring to be heard, and will give full consideration to all protests presented. If special accommodations are required, please contact Nicholle Felshaw (435-634-5700) with reasonable advance notice.

Additionally, any interested person may protest the proposed boundary amendment in written form filed with the Washington County, Utah Clerk-Auditor, whose physical and mailing address is 197 East Tabernacle Street, Saint George, Utah 84770. All written protests must be filed by 4:55 p.m. on August 14, 2016. All withdrawals of a written protest or cancellations of withdrawals must also be filed in the same manner and by 4:55 p.m. on August 14, 2016.

If adopted, taxes upon all taxable property within the newly defined Southwestern SSD will continue to be subject to annual levying. Fees and/or charges are subject to imposition to pay for all or part of the services to be provided by the newly defined Hurricane Valley Fire SSD.

Any written protest made on behalf of any corporate-owned property sited within the proposed district shall be signed by the president, vice-president, or any duly authorized agent of the corporation. Any reasonable proof of a corporate officer’s or agent’s status with the corporation may be requested at the discretion of the County Clerk-Auditor. Where property sited within the proposed district is legally owned by more than one person and/or entity, all owners holding legal title to the property must join in the signing of the protest in order for it to be considered in the calculation stated below.

The Washington County Commission will abandon the proposed boundary amendment if, by the filing deadline stated above, written protests are submitted by: (1) registered voters residing within the Southwestern SSD equal in number to at least 25% of the number of votes cast for the office of President of the United States at the most recent election, or (2) owners of private real property within the Southwestern SSD that covers at least 25% of the total private land area within the Southwestern SSD and is equal in value to at least 15% of the value of all private real property within the Southwestern SSD.

Subsequent to the closing of the sixty day protest period, the Washington County Commission shall adopt a resolution either amending the boundary of the Southwestern SSD to exclude the Diamond Valley area or abandoning the proposed amendment.

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 May 14, 2016, May 21, 2016, May 28, 2016, and June 4, 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.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Second Public Hearing Notice

Washington County will hold a public hearing to discuss the project determined to be applied for in the CDBG Small Cities Program for Program Year 2016. The award project will be a Fire Truck for Northwestern Special Service District. Comments will be solicited on project scope, implementation and its effects on residents. The hearing will begin at 4:00 P.M. on May 17, 2016 and will be held at Washington County Commission Chambers at 197 East Tabernacle, St. George, Utah. Further information can be obtained by contacting Senior Accountant Trevor Coombs at (435) 634-5712. 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 hearing to be attended. Individuals with speech and/or hearing impairments may call the Relay Utah by dialing 711. Spanish Relay Utah; 1-888-346-3162.

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  1. State of Utah Website for Public Meeting Notices
  2. Washington County Administration Building
  3. Washington County Library Buildings
Utah State University Extension

Public Hearing for Utah State University Extension Office Budget

WASHINGTON COUNTY
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

Notice is Hereby Given that the Board of Commissioners of Washington County will hold a public hearing regarding the opening of the 2016 Budget of Washington County to move the Utah State University Extension Office from Fund 10 to Fund 26. A copy of the proposed budget is available for review at the Washington County Clerk-Auditor’s Office, 197 E. Tabernacle St., St. George, Utah 84770.

Hearing

A public hearing will be held by the Board of Commissioners of Washington County on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at 4:00 p.m., at the Washington County Administration Building, in the Commission Chambers, located at 197 E. Tabernacle St., St. George, Utah 84770.

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 May 7, 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

Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) Engineering Design Services for Old Highway 91 Project

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Washington County, Utah Public Works Department is soliciting competitive sealed Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) from qualified engineers/firms (consultant) to provide services as outlined in the SCOPE OF SERVICES SECTION of this request (see downloadable documents).

Background

Washington County intends to construct improvements to Old Highway 91 from the Arizona border (mile marker 0.0) to the Gunlock Road (mile marker 16.7). The anticipated improvements are listed in the attached document entitled “Engineer’s Estimate of Probable Construction Costs Prepared For Old Highway 91 Clear Zone Improvements, Sign Replacement, and Culvert Extensions” dated August 14, 2015. A total budget of $1,909,00.50 is available for the project, including $1,735,475 of Utah state funds and $173,547.50 of Washington County funds. The project is intended to be constructed using the Washington County, Utah Construction Design Standards-Adopted August 18, 2009. A copy of those standards is available at the Washington County website: washco.utah.gov under the Public Works tab. The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets will also be a guideline for our construction. Since no Federal funding is to be used on this project, most federal requirements will not apply for this project.

Scope of the Project

Washington County owns the right-of-way and is responsible for maintenance and safety of Old Highway 91. We have compiled some proposed improvements that we believe are needed along the roadway in order to improve safety and provide better flood protection. We are now asking for qualified engineers/firms to help us refine the improvements needed, prioritize the improvements that can be built with the available funding and provide design drawings and specifications to advertise, bid, and build the project. The County employs a full-time Public Works inspector that can provide most of the needed day-to-day inspection; however some construction management services are anticipated to be needed by the consultant.

Click here to view and/or download the necessary documents

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