Category Archives: Public Notices

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Notice of Vacancy — Rockville Springdale Special Service District Administrative Control Board

NOTICE is hereby given that there are one (1) vacancy on the Rockville Springdale Special Service District Administrative Control Board.

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

  • Be a U.S. Citizen;
  • Be a qualified elector (registered voter) of the Rockville Springdale Special Service District

Those wishing to serve on the Rockville Springdale Special Service District Administrative Control Board should submit a Candidate for Appointment form (click here to download) to the Washington County Commission Office (Google Maps) no later than Thursday, January 25, 2018.

The County Commission will consider the nominees for appointment to this board at its February 6, 2018, County Commission meeting.

Published in The Spectrum January 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, 2018.

Notice of Vacancy – Washington County Planning Commission

NOTICE is hereby given that there are three (3) vacancies on the Washington County Planning Commission.

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

  • Be a U.S. Citizen;
  • Reside in Washington County;
  • Be registered to vote in Washington County

Those wishing to serve on the Washington County Planning Commission should submit a Candidate for Appointment form (click here to download) to the Washington County Commission Office (Google Maps) no later than Thursday, December 28, 2017.

The County Commission will consider the nominees for appointment to this board at its January 16, 2018, County Commission meeting.

Published in The Spectrum December 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, 2017.

RFP for Janitorial Contracts on County Offices and Library Branches

Washington County is seeking two separate bid proposals from janitorial contractors to provide equipment and labor for the janitorial and cleaning of the following offices and branches:

  1. Washington County Offices
    • Administration Building
    • Boulevard Building
    • Justice Center
    • Office Plaza
    • Annex I
    • USU Extension
  2. Washington County Library Branches
    • Administration Building
    • St. George branch
    • Hurricane branch
    • Washington branch
    • Santa Clara branch
    • Enterprise branch
    • New Harmony branch
    • Hildale branch

Bid documents can be picked up at the Washington County Commission offices starting Monday October 30, 2017 through November 12, 2017.

Washington County Commission
197 East Tabernacle
St. George, UT  84770
Account #: 1359
(Google Maps)

Publish on:

  • October 26, 2017 (Libraries)
  • October 27, 2017 (Offices & Libraries)
  • October 28, 2017 (Offices & Libraries)
  • October 29, 2017 (Offices & Libraries)
  • October 30, 2017 (Offices & Libraries)
  • October 31, 2017 (Offices)
Snowy Mountains

Upcoming NRCS Project – Virgin-Sierra Bella Park

Mandatory meeting and site inspection

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.

Washington County Fair on August 9 - 12

Washington County Fair on August 9 — 12

Washington County Fair celebrates 20 years!

“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.

Grafton Building at Washington County Legacy Park in Hurricane

Grafton Building Dedication

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.

Snow Canyon Pools

Appeal Your Market Value

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.

Click here to Appeal Your Market Value.

Fire Restriction Order by Utah DNR

Due to current and forecasted weather conditions coupled with the extremely dry conditions in Washington County, the State Forester, in consultation with the county commission, has determined that measures must be taken to prevent the ignition of forest and rangeland fires. Therefore, pursuant to Utah State Law, Section 65A-8-212, the following acts are prohibited in the areas described below until rescinded by the Utah State Forester and the County Commission:

  1. Setting, building, maintaining, attending or using open fires of any kind, except within the facilities designated for them in improved campgrounds, picnic areas or home sites where running water is present.
  2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle, trailer or building, a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area that is paved or free from dry vegetation.
  3. Discharging or using any kind of fireworks, tracer ammunition or other pyrotechnic devices including exploding targets.
  4. Cutting, welding or grinding metal in areas of dry vegetation.
  5. Operating a motorcycle, chainsaw, ATV, or other small internal combustion engine without an approved and working spark arrestor.

The following persons are exempted from the above prohibitions:

  1. Persons with a permit or waiver specifically authorizing a specified act at a specific location.
  2. Any on-duty firefighter in the performance of an official duty.

Area Description:

All unincorporated private and all state lands within the following area:

  • Washington County

This order does not affect private lands within incorporated towns or city limits.

Effective Date: 12:01 am, 20th day of June, 2017

Any of the above acts is a violation of state law and is punishable by up to 6 months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. These restrictions will be enforced by county law enforcement.

RESOLUTION NO. R-2017-2214

A RESOLUTION OF WASHINGTON COUNTY ADOPTING THE FIRE RESTRICTIONS PROPOSED BY THE STATE FORESTER

WHEREAS, Washington County (“County”) recognizes the fire threat that naturally caused weather conditions pose to people and property within the County; and

WHEREAS, the County has participated in a cooperative agreement with the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands (FFSL) to manage wild fire risk; and

WHEREAS, FFSL has flagged the current weather conditions in Washington County as high risk for fires; and

WHEREAS, FFSL has proposed to Washington County a set of temporary fire restrictions aimed at minimizing the risk of human caused wild fires;

WHEREAS, it is in the best interests of the residents of Washington County that the temporary fire restrictions be approved.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNTY COMMISSION OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH, that the fire restriction order proposed by the State Forester, attached as Exhibit A, is hereby adopted.

VOTED UPON AND PASSED BY THE WASHINGTON COUNTY COMMISSION AT A REGULAR MEETING OF THE WASHINGTON COUNTY COMMISSION HELD ON THE 20th DAY OF JUNE, 2017.