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Notice of Vacancy — Planning Commission

Download Vacancy Planning Commission Board application

NOTICE is hereby given that there are five (5) vacancies 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 Cheyenne Bentley of the Washington County Commission Office no later than Monday, December 28, 2020:

Washington County Commission Office
attn: Cheyenne Bentley
197 East Tabernacle
St. George, Utah 84770
(Google Maps)
Phone: 435-634-5700
Email: Send a Message

The County Commission will consider the nominees for appointment to these boards at its January 19, 2021, County Commission meeting.

Published in The Spectrum November 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13, 2020.

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Notice of Vacancies — Angel Springs, Water Conservancy, Tourism, and RAP Tax

NOTICE is hereby given that there the following vacancies are available:

  • (1) vacancy on the Angel Springs Special Service District Administrative Control Board
  • (3) vacancies on the Recreation Arts and Parks (RAP) Advisory Board
  • (3) vacancies on the Water Conservancy District Board of Trustees
  • (4) vacancies on the Tourism Tax Advisory Board

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

  1. Be a U.S. Citizen;
  2. 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 Cheyenne Bentley of the Washington County Commission Office no later than Friday, November 20, 2020:

Washington County Commission Office
attn: Cheyenne Bentley
197 East Tabernacle
St. George, Utah 84770
(Google Maps)
Phone: 435-634-5700
Email: Send a Message

The County Commission will consider the nominees for appointment to these boards at its December 1, 2020, County Commission meeting.

Published in The Spectrum October 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24, 2020.

Election Results – November, 2020

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General Election Results are scheduled to begin posting online on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, at 8:00pm Mountain Time.

  • U.S. President and Vice President
  • U.S. House Dist. 2
  • Governor and Lt. Governor
  • Attorney General
  • State Auditor
  • State Treasurer
  • State Senate Dist. 29
  • State House Dist. 62
  • State House Dist. 71
  • State House Dist. 74
  • State House Dist. 75
  • State School Board Dist. 15
  • County Commission Seat C
  • County Assessor
  • County Recorder
  • County Treasurer
  • County Attorney
  • Local School Board Dist. 1
  • Local School Board Dist. 2
  • Local School Board Dist. 3
  • John A. Pearce Judicial Retention
  • David N. Mortensen Judicial Retention
  • Diana Hagen Judicial Retention
  • Gregory Keith Orme Judicial Retention
  • Jill M. Pohlman Judicial Retention
  • Michele M. Christiansen Forster Judicial Retention
  • Ryan M. Harris Judicial Retention
  • John J. Walton Judicial Retention
  • Matthew L. Bell Judicial Retention
  • Thad D. Seegmiller Judicial Retention
  • Constitutional Amendment A
  • Constitutional Amendment B
  • Constitutional Amendment C
  • Constitutional Amendment D
  • Constitutional Amendment E
  • Constitutional Amendment F
  • Constitutional Amendment G

Click here to view the results

Court Support Services Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Video

Washington County’s Court Support Services will now be under one roof. Washington County completed the remodeling of the old Juvenile Detention & Crisis Center which will now be used solely for the county’s court services division of the County Attorney’s Office.

The remodel includes a new drug testing center and probation case management.

The changes took a lot of coordination among key leaders in the community.

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.

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(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

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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

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