At the Commission meeting held on August 16th, there was a discussion in regards to a ballot initiative for a ¼ of 1% sales tax for transportation. To become better aware of the issue, please watch the informational discussion video (click here). It was determined that Proposition 1, Local Option Sales Tax, will be added to the ballot in November to be voted on by the citizens of Washington County. Please pass this along to Washington County residents so that they too will be informed come the November election.
This is an opportunity for a qualified artist to design and create a sculpture to be located at the Washington County Legacy Park, south of the flag pole heading towards the Indoor Arena.
- Description of Physical Layout — The proposed sculpture will be located near the flag pole heading towards the Indoor Arena located at the Washington County Legacy Park.
- Architectural Considerations — The artwork should complement the nature of the space and the historic fairgrounds.
The artist retains ownership of design ideas submitted with the proposal until a selection has been made and a contract signed. Once a proposal has been selected and a contract awarded, the selected artwork will be owned by Washington County, and images of the art may be used in publicity for Washington County. This Request for Proposals does not constitute a contract. The County reserves the right to accept or reject any proposal and may elect not to proceed with any proposal.
Proposals will be evaluated by a committee appointed by the Washington County Commission, which may include commission members, county officials and staff members, artists, and community representatives with knowledge and interest related to this project. Proposals will be evaluated on the following criteria:
- Artistic merit of the proposal
- Thematic appropriateness
- Appropriateness to the site
- Artist’s skill and experience
Proposal Submittal Procedure
Please submit proposals by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 22, 2016. Download the RFP Checklist and Certificate and follow the instructions. The following materials should be submitted for a complete proposal:
- RFP Checklist and Certificate — Complete a proposal checklist and sign the certificate. The certificate acknowledges that the artist is 18 years of age or older, that all art submitted is the product of the artist’s hand as represented, and that if the artist’s proposal is selected, the artwork produced will be owned by Washington County and may be used in publicity for Washington County.
- Project Description — Provide a visual depiction of the proposed sculpture and describe how it aesthetically and thematically complements the Washington County Legacy Park.
- Project Budget — Detail the total costs associated with your proposal, including costs of design, labor, materials, and fabrication.
- Time Frame/Work Plan — Provide a brief outline of the steps involved in completing the proposed sculpture with the time requirements included.
- Bio or Resume — Provide any information on previously related experience not to exceed three pages.
Proposals will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on August 22, 2016 at:
Washington County Administration Building 197 East Tabernacle St. George, UT 84770 (Google Maps)
Questions regarding the proposal may be directed to:
Nicholle Felshaw Commission Administrator Washington County of Utah 435-634-5700 Send a Message
NOTICE is given to all interested persons that on the 6th day of September, 2016, the Washington County Commission will be considering a renewal of the existing agriculture protection area for Parcels: 3188-A-2, 3174-A, 3185-A, 3185-B and 3185-C.
The existing agriculture protection area was approved on November 18, 1996. U.C.A. 17-41-303 requires that agriculture protection areas be renewed in the 20th calendar year after creation.
Pursuant to U.C.A. 17-41-303, the Agricultural Advisory Board heard this matter at 1:00 pm on July 26, 2016 at the Pavilion in Unity Park, 400 South 200 West in Ivins during their regular meeting. The board unanimously recommended renewal.
The Washington County Planning Commission will hear this matter at 1:30 pm on August 9, 2016 in the regularly scheduled Planning Commission Meeting located in the Commission Chambers in The Washington County Administration Building, 197 East Tabernacle Street, St. George Utah 84770.
The recommendations of the Agricultural Advisory Board and Planning Commission will be presented to the Washington County Commission as part of a public hearing on September 6, 2016 at 4:00 pm in the Commission Chambers at The Washington County Administration Building, located at 197 East Tabernacle Street, St. George Utah 84770. The Washington County Commission will hear all interested persons and entity representatives desiring to be heard, and will give full consideration to all persons. If special accommodations are required, please contact Nicholle Felshaw (435-634-5700) with reasonable advance notice.
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 August 6, 13, 20, and 27, 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.
The Washington County School District is proposing to increase its property tax revenue.
- The Washington County School District tax on a $245,197 residence would increase from $622.10 to $630.06, which is $7.96 per year.
- The Washington County School District tax on a $245,197 business would increase from $1,131.09 to $1,145.56, which is $14.47 per year.
- If the proposed budget is approved, Washington County School District would increase its property tax budgeted revenue by 1.85% above last year’s property tax budgeted revenue excluding new growth.
All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing on the tax increase.
|Date/Time:||8/9/2016 @ 6:00PM|
|Location:||Washington County School District Office
121 W. Tabernacle Street
St. George, Utah 84770
To obtain more information regarding the tax increase, citizens may contact Washington County School District at 435.673.3553.
The Notice of Property Valuation and Tax Change is mailed annually at the end of July 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.
If you have not received the “notice”, please contact the Washington County Clerk/Auditor at 435-634-5712 for a duplicate copy.
Washington County has a Public Defender Contract Available
Members of the Utah State Bar in good standing are invited to apply for the following Washington County public defender contract:
Public Defender Contract (1): $52,356 annual compensation plus CLE subsidy. Successful candidate will represent indigent clients as assigned by Fifth District court judges in Washington County.
Copies of the contracts are available online at www.washco.utah.gov. Resumes and letters of interest should be submitted to Dean Cox at 197 East Tabernacle, St. George, UT 84770 by July 22, 2016.
Whereas, the Saddle Fire started burning in rough and inaccessible terrain on Pine Valley Mountain on or about June 13, 2016;
Whereas, high winds, high temperatures, steep slopes, and rocky terrain prevented firefighters from safely attacking the fire in its early stages;
Whereas, multiple drone intrusions have resulted in the compromised safety and well-being of aircraft and flight crews and have further hampered firefighting efforts;
Whereas, the Saddle Fire continues to grow and poses an immediate threat to the Town of Pine Valley, and its infrastructure.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, on behalf of the citizens of Washington County, the Washington County Commission hereby declares this to be a Local ‘State of Emergency’ and hereby authorizes the Sheriff and other lawful Officials to take necessary measures including, but not limited to: road closures and evacuations — as are consistent with the preservation of life and property, and with effectively supporing fire suppression efforts.
DATED, this 21st day of June, 2016
SIGNED: Victor Iverson, Acting Commission Chair
ATTEST: Kim Hafen, County clerk
If you have questions or comments, please contact us:
197 East Tabernacle
St. George, UT 84770
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Washington County hereby offers to sell as surplus property; a parcel of property located generally east of the Kolob Pines Subdivision in Kolob, and more particularly described as: Lot 5, containing 2 acres, which is 1/20th of NW ¼ NE ¼ Section 19 T39S R10W SLB&M (Containing 40 acres), with an undivided 1/20 interest in all rights (hunting rights, wood rights, water rights, etc.) pertaining and belonging to the above 40 acres Account #145741 Serial #100-C-HV. A public auction will be held, starting at 10 a.m. on the date of July 6, 2016 in the Commission Chambers of the Washington County Administration building, 197 E Tabernacle, St. George, Utah. It is anticipated that award of bid to the highest bidder will be made as part of the regular County Commission meeting to be held at 4:00 p.m. on July 19, 2016.
The minimum bid has been set at $3,900. Ten percent (10%) of the purchase is payable in cash or cash equivalent at the time of the sale with the balance due within thirty (30) days from the date of sale. Further information may be obtained at the Washington County Clerk-Auditor’s Office, 197 E Tabernacle, St. George, Utah, prior to the public auction.
The Washington County Commission reserves the right to reject any or all bids for any reason whatsoever.
To be published in The Spectrum on June 22, 2016
The following are construction or maintenance work on roads within Washington County:
- June 27, 2016 – June 30, 2016, Dammeron Valley West Side
Washington County Roads will be sweeping all roads in the Dammeron Valley West Side in preparation for chip sealing.
- June 29, 2016 – June 30, 2016 and July 5, 2016 – July 7, 2016, Highway U-144
Washington County Roads will be sweeping Highway U-144 from I-15 Exit #42 to New Harmony Township Line by the cemetery including Harmony Heights subdivision phase 2 including 400 E., 200 S., and 800 E. in preparation for chip sealing.
- July 5, 2016 – July 7, 2016, Old Highway 91
Washington County Roads will be sweeping Old Highway 91 from I-15 Exit #40 to I-15 Exit #36 in preparation for chip sealing.
- July 11, 2016 – July 12, 2016, Dammeron Valley West Side Area
Washington County Roads will be chip sealing roadways in the Dammeron Valley West Side Area. “Keep garbage cans 5 feet off of the roadway edges and NO parking on roadways or roadway edges.”
- July 13, 2016 – July 14, 2016 and July 18, 2016 – July 19, 2016, Highway U-144
Washington County Roads will be chip sealing Highway U-144 from I-15 Exit #42 to New Harmony Township Line by the cemetery including Harmony Heights subdivision phase 2 including 400 E., 200 S., and 800 E. “No parking on roadway edges.”
- July 19, 2016 – July 20, 2016, Old Highway 91
Washington County Roads will be chip sealing Old Highway 91 from I-15 Exit #40 to I-15 Exit #36. “No parking on roadway edges.”
- July 26, 2016 – July 28, 2016, Dammeron Valley West Area
Washington County Roads will be sweeping all loose chips off of roadways in the Dammeron Valley West Area.
- July 27, 2016 – July 28, 2016 and August 1, 2016 –August 4, 2016, Highway U-144
Washington County Roads be sweeping all loose chips off of Highway U-144 from I-15 Exit #42 to New Harmony Township Line by the cemetery including Harmony Heights subdivision phase 2 including 400 E., 200 S., and 800 E.
- August 8, 2016 – August 10, 2016, Old Highway 91
Washington County Roads be sweeping all loose chips off of Old Highway 91 from I-15 Exit #40 to I-15 Exit #36.
- August 12, 2016, Highway U-144
Straight Stipe will be painting all roadway markings on Highway U-144 from I-15 Exit #42 to New Harmony Township Line by the cemetery and Old Highway 91 from I-15 Exit #40 to I-15 Exit #36.
* 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.