Category Archives: Public Notices

NRCS Gypsum Wash Debris Basin

Upcoming NRCS WATERSHED REHABILITATION Project

NOTICE OF BID INVITATION
Washington County — NRCS WATERSHED REHABILITATION PROGRAM
GYPSUM WASH DEBRIS BASIN REHABILITATION

Washington County will receive sealed proposals until 2:00 pm local time, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at the Washington County Commission Office, 197 East Tabernacle, St. George, Utah (Google Maps), for the following project:

Washington County NRCS Gypsum Wash Debris Basin Rehabilitation project, located in Section 36 of Township 42 South, Range 15 West and Section 1 of Township 43 South, Range 15 West, Salt Lake Base & Meridian, in Washington County, Utah.

This project consists of: clearing & grubbing, construction surveys, excavation, earthwork cut and fill, principal spillway, boulder barrier, and seeding.

Bids will be opened publicly at 2:05 pm, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in the Downstairs Conference Room of the Washington County Administration Building, 197 East Tabernacle, St. George, Utah.

Bid documents may be downloaded from the Washington County website @ washco.utah.gov/departments/public-works/ OR obtained on or after Monday, May 20, 2019, from Washington County Public Works Department, 197 East Tabernacle, St. George, Utah 84770. Please contact Washington County Public Works Dept. at 435-634-5780 to reserve a printed set of plans and specs for $30.00 (non-refundable) per set.

Visit Public Works to download Bid Documents

Washington County Fair logo

National Anthem Auditions for 2019 County Fair

The Washington County Fair would like to invite you to participate in National Anthem auditions for the 2019 County Fair.

The auditions will be held on Saturday, June 15 from 9am – 12pm at the Grafton Building at Legacy Park / County Fairgrounds. This will be the only day to try out.

Legacy Park — Grafton Building:
5500 West 700 South
Hurricane, Utah 84737
(Google Maps)

Audition order is organized on a first-come, first-served basis. Assigned audition numbers will be given upon registration, and we will be unable to accommodate number switching. The audition is open to the general public, for individuals and/or very small groups (eight people or fewer).

There will be 6 – 8 renditions of the National Anthem performed over the 4 day event, so several individuals will be chosen.

All participants in the audition will be notified by email whether they have been invited to perform the National Anthem.

Please consider the following when auditioning:

  • It is required that the National Anthem be sung a cappella and in a traditional manner — with no styling or individual musical interpretation. Please keep in mind that the National Anthem is about honoring America and the men and women who serve, or have served, our country, and not about the individual or small group singing the piece. Please sing the anthem in a straightforward manner with the utmost respect and honor for what the song stands for. If selected, the performer(s) must sing the same version at his/her/their scheduled time in the same manner as at the auditions.
  • Professional attire is required. You are also required to bring an 8 ½” x 11” headshot of yourself / your group at the time of auditioning.

For more information, please contact Ed Tracey at (435) 227-5110.

Thank you for sharing your talents with our county!

2019 Tax Sale

Notice is hereby given that on May 23, 2019, at 10:00 AM, Kim Hafen, Clerk-Auditor, will offer for sale (unless redeemed prior to sale) at public auction, pursuant to the provisions of section 59-2-1351 Utah Code, the described real estate situated in said county and now held by it under preliminary tax sale. This sale will be located in:

Washington County Administration Building
197 East Tabernacle
St George, Utah
(Google Maps)

Auctions will be by open bidding wherein the full parcel will be sold to the highest dollar bidder.

Tax Sale — Full List & Details

Published in the Spectrum
April 28, May 5, 12, 19, 2019

Notice of Intention to designate the Washington County Harmony Heights Paving Project Special Assessment Area

Washington County adopted a resolution declaring its intention to designate the Washington County Harmony Heights Paving Project Special Assessment Area to finance the cost of road improvements. Below are links to the Notice that was mailed to the property owners, along with a Map and Frequently Asked Questions.

Links

RFSQ for Frog Hollow Rehabilitation Project

Washington County is requesting qualifications from Engineering Firms licensed in the State of Utah for final design resulting in the rehabilitation of Frog Hollow Debris Basin located approximately five miles Southwest of Hurricane, Utah.

Four (4) copies of the SOQ are due at Washington County Public Works Office and must be received by Friday, March 22, 2019 at 5 p.m. to be eligible for consideration.

Proposals are to be submitted in a sealed envelope and marked “Engineering and construction surveillance services for the Frog Hollow Debris Basin Rehabilitation Project SOQ”.

Attention: Todd Edwards – Washington County Engineer 
Washington County Public Works 
197 East Tabernacle Street 
St. George, UT 84770
(Google Maps)

Download Proposal documents:

Zion National Park – Four-Way Coalition to Fund Basic Visitor Services for Next Week

In an inspiring show of support for Zion National Park, four entities have teamed to fund a minimal level of staffing and services in the park during the ongoing federal government shutdown. According to Lyman Hafen, Executive Director of the Zion National Park Forever Project, the State of Utah, Washington County, and the City of St. George, will participate equally with the non-profit Zion Forever Project in funding some visitor services in the park from January 6 through January 12, if the shutdown continues.

“The hard fact is that the park is mandated to remain accessible to the public during this shutdown,” Hafen said, “yet staffing and services are not funded. So the park is left with the catch 22 of welcoming thousands of visitors a day with the visitor center closed, little or no means to provide sanitation services like restrooms, trash collection, other custodial services, and basically an untenable situation.” He said the funding pledged by these four entities is not only remarkable in its make-up, but will assure one more week of minimum visitor services in the park that would not otherwise be possible.

“When the shutdown began on December 22, 2018,” Hafen said “the State of Utah was poised to step in and provide money for a basic level of funding in the park through the end of the year. They did so, and it made a striking difference for the park, its visitors and for the southern Utah economy.” When those funds ran out on December 31, Hafen said his group, the Zion Forever Project, was ready to step in and fund the same level from January 1 to January 5. The Zion Forever Project is the park’s official non-profit partner that raises funds for Zion through earned income in the park stores and through direct fundraising.

“As we’ve drawn closer to the end of this week,” Hafen said, “it is amazing and heartening to see how the State of Utah stepped back into the picture and helped assemble this four-way coalition in a matter of hours to buy more time for the welfare of Zion National Park and to assure a better experience for the thousands of visitors who continue to come to Zion every day.” Hafen said it was beyond anything he had ever imagined, how these entities stepped up with a sincere desire to do the best thing for the park at such a difficult time. “Vicki Varela, managing director of the State Office of Tourism; Dean Cox, Washington County Commissioner; and Mayor Jon Pike of the City of St. George, each reached out in a short, crucial window of time to see how they could best make a difference in this situation,” Hafen said. “It speaks volumes about the importance of Zion National Park to our community.”

The coalition has made it possible to fund these services next week, Hafen explained. “The heroic park service staff who’ve been keeping the bare-bones operation going in the park have been taxed to the limit,” he said. “They are running on fumes. We’re glad we can now give them a little more backup as they keep those basic services going in the park.”

Hafen said the group is simply trying to make the best of a bad situation for the park and its visitors, realizing this shutdown could go on for a long time. “If it does go on,” Hafen said, “the park managers, with support of these partners, will be faced with some hard decisions as to how to best look out for the park and provide a degree of services to the visitors who will continue to come.” Hafen said there’s no simple answer to this situation. “But the fact that our State, Washington County, and St. George City would deem this so important is a sign to everyone of what Zion National Park means to the lives and the livelihoods of all of us in Utah,” he said.

  • The State of Utah, Washington County, the City of St. George, and the Zion National Park Forever Project, will jointly fund a minimal level of operations in Zion National Park from January 6 through January 12, 2019.
  • Each entity has pledged approximately $1,000 a day for the seven-day period to allow the visitor center to be open, basic visitor and safety information to be shared, some restrooms to be open, trash collection and other custodial services in the canyon, and other related basic staffing and support.
  • The park is mandated to remain accessible to visitors during this government shutdown, and thousands of visitors continue to enter the park each day. The above-mentioned services would not be available if not for this funding support.
  • This historic coalition of support for Zion National Park represents the love, passion and concern our State and region have for this national treasure. These efforts will help reduce the possibility of degradation to the park and provide for a better experience for those who visit next week.
  • This initiative helps create a better and more safe situation for visitors in Zion National Park through January 12, but is only a fraction of what operations and services would normally be at this time. If the shutdown continues beyond January 12, Zion and all our national parks will fall deeper into jeopardy.

Questions and Comments

Lyman Hafen
Executive Director
Zion National Park Forever Project
lyman.hafen@zionpark.org
435-680-5913