Category Archives: Press Releases

HCP Desert Tortoise

Northern Corridor Right-of-Way and Mojave Desert Tortoise

We are pleased to announce a decision by the US Department of Interior to grant the Northern Corridor Right-of-Way and a Mojave Desert Tortoise incidental take permit that protects private property rights in Washington County.

We thank all those who have worked hard for many years to get us to this point. We thank those at all levels of government who have worked to make this decision balanced and effective. We also thank the public for their input.

We would like to highlight a few of the notable advantages as a result of these decisions. For example, the new transportation route will enable more efficient travel and reduce congestion along I-15, St. George Blvd, Red Hills Parkway and Skyline Drive. Also, the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve will be enlarged by 7,000 acres which increases protected habitat for the Mojave Desert tortoise. The Northern Corridor will also accommodate a more rapid response in the event of damaging wildland fires within the sensitive habitat and by preventing traffic congestion it will prevent air pollution.

We appreciate the negotiations that have resulted in meeting multiple goals including preserving a healthy Desert Tortoise population.

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Washington County of Utah

Notice of Vacancies for Pine Valley

NOTICE is hereby given that there is:

Applications should be downloaded using the links above and submitted to Cheyenne.bentley@washco.utah.gov. See below for details about each vacancy.

Administrative Control Board

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

  • Be a U.S. Citizen;
  • Be a qualified elector (registered voter) within the district to which you are applying.

Special Service District

Those wishing to serve on a Special Service District aforementioned should contact the Washington County Commission Office no later than Monday, January 4, 2021.

Washington County Commission Office
attn: Cheyenne Bentley
197 East Tabernacle
St. George, Utah 84770
(Google Maps)
Phone: 435-634-5700
Email: Cheyenne.bentley@washco.utah.gov

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

Published in The Spectrum on December 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11, 2020.

Posted in conjunction with publishing:

Washington County of Utah

Public Hearing Notice for 2020 and 2021 Washington County Budget

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Commissioners of Washington County will hold a public hearing regarding:

  • Opening of the 2020 Budget of Washington County
  • Final 2021 Budget of Washington County

Click here to download a copy of the budget or request a copy in-person:

Washington County Clerk-Auditor's Office
197 East Tabernacle
St. George, Utah 84770
(Google Maps)
Phone: 435-634-5712

A public hearing will be held by the Board of Commissioners of Washington County on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at 4:00 pm, at the Washington County Administration Building, in the Commission Chambers.

Washington County Commission Chambers
197 East Tabernacle
St. George, Utah 84770
(Google Maps)

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 Monday, December 7, 2020

Posted in conjunction with publishing:

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.

Download Vacancy Planning Commission Board application

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.

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

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!