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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.

Posted

  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.

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Public Lands Summit

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Public lands issues are in the public eye but there is a great deal of misunderstanding about the law, history, and policies that have raised public lands issues to such prominence. In an effort to provide clear and accurate information about these issues, a group of county leaders and public lands users decided to hold this Summit. By putting together an agenda of credible experts, we intend to provide public lands users and local governments with both a clearer understanding of the issues and useable tools. All participants will be provided with a packet containing the information that is presented during the summit. If participants go home from this summit ready to work with their friends and neighbors to improve public lands discourse, we will consider this event a success.

When: May 13th, 2016
Where: Las Vegas @ Arizona Charlie’s
Time: 10:00 am — 4:00 pm PST

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