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Road Work — Chip Seal Schedule for 2020

Washington County Road Department
Chip Seal Schedule 2020

  • Monday, August 24, 2020: Chip sealing roads in Town of Pine Valley. NO road closures but delays should be expected.
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2020 : Chip sealing roads in the Town of Pine Valley. NO road closures but delays should be expected.
  • Wednesday, August 26, 2020 : Chip sealing Old Highway 91 beginning at the AZ / UT State line and working towards the Gunlock Rd intersection.
  • Thursday, August 27, 2020 : Chip sealing Old Highway 91 from the AZ / UT State Line working towards the Gunlock Road Intersection.
  • Monday, August 31, 2020 thru Thursday, September 03, 2020: Old Highway 91 from AZ / UT State Line working towards Gunlock RD intersection and Apex Mine Road.

There will be NO road closures, but flaggers and pilot cars will be used every day. Traffic may be limited to one lane at a time and drivers should expect delays.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Washington County Road Department at (435) 634-5736.

Washington County of Utah

Tell Bureau of Land Management You Support the Northern Corridor

Telling the Bureau of Land Management you support the Northern Corridor is now faster and easier than ever with our new public comment form! Just click the link to leave a comment! You can use our pre-created template or write one of your own.

Click here to leave a comment
(https://www.washco.utah.gov/northern-corridor/)

Traffic modeling shows that without the Northern Corridor, over the next 20 years, drive times could double and more than 60 existing intersections would “fail” during busy times of the day. Transportation engineers have been adamant for nearly 30 years that the road, which would connect Interstate 15 to State Route 18 via Washington Parkway and Red Hills Parkway, must be built. The Roadway would accommodate anticipated traffic demand and would reduce traffic delays by 300,000 hours per year beyond 2040.

Washington County of Utah

RFP for Employee Benefits Brokerage/Consulting/Provider Services

PUBLIC NOTICE
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)

Washington County is seeking proposals from benefit providers to partner with the County for its employee benefits programs. Proposals from brokers/agents/consultants/companies (hereinafter Bidder) must have prior experience working with self-funded entities.

For employee benefits, this covers: employee benefit design, benefit administration, consulting and brokerage services, and strategic direction. The objective is to improve the design of the benefits package, as well as the employee experience with an online delivery of benefits within a sustainable and affordable cost package to both employees and Washington County.

Download RFP

Proposals will be accepted until by 5:00 PM MDT on August 27th, 2020. Submittals and requests for information relative to this Request for Proposal should be sent to:

Johnathan Liddle
Washington County Director of Human Resources
197 E. Tabernacle
St. George, UT 84770
Johnathan.Liddle@washco.utah.gov
(Google Maps)

Claims history information is being provided in order to obtain estimates on comparable costs with each Bidder.

Washington County Fair logo

2020 Washington County Fair from August 4th to 8th

Washington County Fair begins today at 7:00 pm with a Parade at Washington City Community Center (Google Maps).

Come and watch as the Grand Marshall, County Royalty and City Princesses usher in a myriad of floats, marching bands, horses and more! Spectator involvement might get you a demolition derby ticket or other prizes and a lot of fun!

Followed by a Fair Kickoff Party at Veterans Park (Google Maps). Free inflatables, giveaways, treats, and music!

Fairgrounds, Exhibits and Carnival open:

  • Wednesday, August 5th, at 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, August 6th, at 12:00 pm
  • Friday, August 7th, at 12:00 pm
  • Saturday, August 8th, at 12:00 pm

See you at the Fair!

Washington County Tax Districts

Appeal Your Market Value 2020

Click here to Appeal Your Market Value

The Notice of Property Valuation and Tax Changes is mailed annually to all property owners in Washington County and indicates the current real property market value, estimated taxes, and tax entities’ hearing schedules. (If a tax increase is proposed by a taxing entity, a date and time will be shown.)

This document is extremely important and provides taxpayers with a yearly accounting of their current market value, property classification and instructions for appealing market value to the Board of Equalization.

State of Utah’s New Release about Property Valuations After Covid-19

Dixie Convention Center

RFP for Dixie Center Video Conference System

PUBLIC NOTICE
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

The Washington County Convention and Tourism Office is seeking responses to a Request for Proposal (RFP) for design build services for a Dixie Center Video Conference System. The Dixie Center is seeking interested and qualified companies to design build a video conferencing system, audio upgrades and acoustical treatments, to support virtual meetings and conferences. All designs must integrate video signals with existing Crestron video distribution system and audio signals with existing Biamp Tesira DSPs.

For bid information, please contact Janet Montgomery at JanetM@DixieCenter.com.

Download RFP — Dixie Center Video Conference System

Proposals shall be submitted to:

Dixie Center Administration Office
1835 Convention Center Drive
St. George, UT 84790
(Google Maps)

Proposals must be received by Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 11:00 am. Proposals will be opened at 11:30 on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 in the Dixie Center Administration Office. However, the content of the proposals or the evaluation of the proposals will not be discussed at the RFP opening.

Publishing Dates:
Monday, July 20, 2020
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Friday, July 24, 2020

Billing:
Greater Zion Convention & Tourism
20 North Main Street #105
St. George, UT 84770
Account #

Washington County Tax Districts

Property Valuations After Covid-19

News Release

Salt Lake City, Utah — The Utah State Tax Commission recognizes the burden that the recent COVID-19 pandemic has had on the majority of taxpayers throughout the State of Utah. This is not an ideal situation for taxpayers, businesses or local government here in our state.

You will receive your Notice of Valuation and Tax Changes for real property in the month of July from your county auditor. Please note that your property is valued by the county assessor and all real property is required to be valued as of the lien date. The lien date each year is January 1st according to Section 59-2-103 U.C.A.

Because the COVID-19 pandemic happened after January 1, 2020, if there was any impact to your value, it will not be reflected in the 2020 valuation of your property. Any impact that may occur such as a decrease in value due to the COVID-19 pandemic, would not be reflected until the 2021 valuation.

Please understand, if you choose to appeal the value of your property in 2020, the local board of equalization should consider and weigh all evidence that may be presented. This evidence should reflect what was known or knowable as of the lien date January 1, 2020. You are encouraged to review Section 59-2 1004(5) U.C.A. for the types of evidence that you should submit to the County with your appeal.

If you have questions regarding the valuations in your county, contact your local assessor.

Contact: Tammy Kikuchi (801-297-3910) tammykikuchi@utah.gov

Download official Utah State Tax Commission News Release

Washington County of Utah

RFP for HR Employee Performance and Evaluation Application

PUBLIC NOTICE
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

The Washington County Human Resources Department, is seeking responses to a Request for Proposal (RFP) for employee performance and evaluation applications or software. The system shall include, but is not limited to, software licenses/ownership or application licenses/ownership, program implementation, program training, training documentation and manuals, and annual software/application maintenance and support.

For information, please contact Dave Buckingham:

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Download RFP

Proposals should be submitted to:

Washington County Human Resources Department
197 East Tabernacle
St. George, UT 84770
(Google Maps)

Proposals must be received by Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 9:30 am. Proposals will be opened at 2:30 on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 in the County Commission Chambers. However, the content of the proposals or the evaluation of the proposals will not be discussed at the RFP opening.

Publishing Dates:
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Thursday, July 9, 2020
Friday, July 10, 2020
Saturday, July 11, 2020
Sunday, July 12, 2020

Billing:
Washington County Human Resource Department
197 E. Tabernacle St.
St. George, UT 84770
Account #

Zion National Park

RFP for Temporary Shuttle Services in Springdale

PUBLIC NOTICE
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

The Washington County Convention and Tourism Office, dba Greater Zion Convention & Tourism Office, is seeking responses to a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Temporary Shuttle Services in Springdale. The Zion Shuttle system is operating at limited capacity due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Zion Shuttle system has reassigned the shuttles that typically operate in the Town of Springdale in order to provide additional service inside the National Park. The Greater Zion Convention & Tourism Office desires to assist Zion National Park and the Town of Springdale with temporary shuttle operations this season to move people throughout the town and get people to and from the entrance of Zion National Park.

For bid information, please contact Kevin Lewis at kevin@greaterzion.com.

Download RFP

Proposals should be submitted to:

Greater Zion Convention & Tourism Office
20 North Main Street #105
St. George, Utah 84770
(Google Maps)

Proposals must be received by Monday, July 13, 2020 at 10:00 am. Proposals will be opened at 10:15 on Monday, July 13, 2020 in the Greater Zion Convention & Tourism Office. However, the content of the proposals or the evaluation of the proposals will not be discussed at the RFP opening.

Publishing Dates:
Monday, July 6, 2020
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Thursday, July 9, 2020
Friday, July 10, 2020

Billing:
Greater Zion Convention & Tourism
20 North Main Street #105
St. George, UT 84770
Account #

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