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Zion National Park

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Your votes will help unlock $2 million in preservation funding. Vote daily until July 5 for the five parks you want to see receive a share of $2 million in American Express funding for a preservation project.

Zion National Park encompasses some of the most moving canyon views in the United States with sandstone cliffs and blue sky as far as the eye can see. The remarkable 1.1 mile Zion-Mt Carmel Tunnel connects Zion to touring destinations such as Bryce Canyon and Grand Canyon, allowing visitors a scenic drive. A $191,000 grant will support needed preservation work on the Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel and Highway.

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Washington County Seeks Witnesses to Help Keep Roads in the County Open and Accessible

Contact:
Alan Gardner, Commissioner (435) 467-9312
Victor Iverson, Commissioner (435) 773-3078
Zachary Renstrom, Commissioner (435) 231-3874
Celeste Maloy, Deputy County Attorney (435) 986-2635

St. George and Hurricane, Utah — The County Commission is hosting open houses for individuals who used roads, especially dirt roads, located within the county prior to 1976. The County has an ongoing lawsuit against the federal government to protect local roads and needs help from local residents to establish that roads were used by the public during the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.

Potential witnesses should be at least 60 years old, have memories of using local roads, and be willing to share their memories in an effort to establish that the roads were used continuously for 10 years or more prior to 1976.

Open houses are scheduled for:

June 21, 2016 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
County Commission Chambers
197 East Tabernacle St.
St. George, UT 84770

June 23, 2016 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hurricane City Library
36 South 300 West
Hurricane, UT 84737

Please come and share your knowledge of local history with the County Commission.

Slide The City

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Don’t forget to register for Slide the City taking place on June 4th! Late registration ends tomorrow! The proceeds of this awesome event will go to the Washington County Children’s Justice Center.

Road Work – Winchester Hills & Dammeron Valley

The following are construction or maintenance work on roads within Washington County:

  • May 23, 2016 – May 26, 2016, Winchester Hills Area
    Washington County Roads will be chip sealing all the roadways in the Winchester Hills Area. “No parking on roadway edges.”
  • May 31, 2016 – June 1, 2016, Dammeron Valley East Side
    Washington County Roads will be chip sealing all the roadways in the Dammeron Valley East Side. “No parking on roadway edges.”
  • June 1, 2016 – June 2, 2016, Dammeron Valley West Side
    Washington County Roads will be chip sealing roadways in the Dammeron Valley West Side starting on the North end of the Valley. “No parking on roadway edges.”
  • June 6, 2016 – June 9, 2016, Winchester Hills Area
    Washington County Roads will be sweeping all loose chips off of all roadways in the Winchester Hills Area.
  • June 13, 2016 – June 16, 2016, Dammeron Valley Area East and West Sides
    Washington County Roads will be sweeping all loose chips off of all roadways in the Dammeron Valley Area East and West Sides.

* All Road Work have the same start and end time during specified days listed above.

Start Time: 7:30 AM
End Time: 6:00 PM

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

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.

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
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