HURRICANE, Utah — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office will soon begin construction of a single level, 14,000 square foot, low security detention facility. The site is located at the Purgatory Correctional Facility in Hurricane, Utah (Google Maps).
The building will replace the current work release buildings that were initially intended as a temporary solution, but have been used over the last sixteen (16) years, and are now in a state of dilapidation.
In addition, this building will expand the Sheriff’s Office capabilities to provide inmates with jobs that help them transition back into society. Once complete, the building will house approximately 128 low-risk inmates.
Washington County’s inmate worker program is one of the best work programs in the state. Additionally, this program provides revenue to offset some of the costs of incarceration.
Naylor Wentworth Lund is the project’s architect, and Hughes Construction, Inc., is the contractor, who was selected after a Request for Proposal (RFP) process.
Construction will begin March, 2018, and is estimated to be completed by September, 2018.
Attention Passport Customers: Starting Monday, April 2, 2018, the Department of State has approved to increase the passport acceptance fee or execution fee from $25 to $35. This is the fee that is payable to Washington County Clerk’s Office. All other fees will remain the same.
Washington County Public Works Department seeks Request for Proposals from qualified consultants to provide a Watershed Plan Environmental Assessment for the Warner Draw Watershed in Washington County.
Personally attend the County’s mandatory meeting and work site inspection held at 9:00 am Wednesday, August 23, 2017, in the Downstairs Conference Room at the Washington County Administration building before submitting your bid to ascertain the existence of any surface or subsurface conditions affecting the cost of the work.
Submiting bid and bid guarantee
Submit your bid on one copy only of the Proposal Form in a sealed envelope addressed to: Ron Whitehead, Director of Public Works, 197 East Tabernacle, St. George, Utah 84770 (Google Maps). Bids must be received prior to bid closing. The envelope must show the project title and the bidder’s name and address. Do not return plans or specifications, or enclose other documents in this bid envelope. Late bids will not be opened or considered. Bids must be on the provided Proposal Form.
Time of bid closure
Bidding will be closed promptly at 9:00 am on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. The person opening bids will not accept bids that have not been delivered by closing time. The time used shall be local standard time. The clock in the County Commission Office will be used.
“Lions and Tigers and Bears… Oh my!” That’s what you’ll see if you attend the Washington County Fair in Hurricane this week, Aug. 9-12. Fair goers will help celebrate 20 years with a theme of “There’s no place like home.” Fair Director Wendy Sandberg said this year promises everything they’ve encountered in the past, and more. For more information go to washcofair.net.
Washington County dedicates new Grafton Building in time for the fair.
It’s taken only about four months to complete and it’s just in time for the Washington County Fair. The new Grafton Building at Washington County Legacy Park in Hurricane is officially open for business. County officials and those involved in it’s creation attended a ribbon cutting ceremony dedicating the new 28,000 square foot building. The space will not only be used to host events but will also house the USU Extension and 4-H offices.
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.