Category Archives: Public Notices

Notice of Proposed Tax Increase for Washington County School District

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.

PUBLIC HEARING

Date/Time: 8/9/2016 @ 6:00PM
Location: Washington County School District Office
121 W. Tabernacle Street
St. George, Utah 84770
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To obtain more information regarding the tax increase, citizens may contact Washington County School District at 435.673.3553.

Board of Equalization Appeal is Open (August 1st)

Board Of Equalization Appeal is open on Monday, August 1, 2016.

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.

Opening for Public Defender

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.

Local ‘State of Emergency’ Declaration

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

Click here to view signed official document

If you have questions or comments, please contact us:

Alan Gardner, Commission Chair (Send an Email)
Victor Iverson, Acting Commission Chair (Send an Email)
Zachary Renstrom, Commissioner (Send an Email)

197 East Tabernacle
St. George, UT 84770
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F: 435.634.5753
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Notice of Property Sale

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

Road Work – Highway U-144, Old Highway 91 & Dammeron Valley

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.

Road Work – Winchester Hills & Dammeron Valley

The following are construction or maintenance work on roads within Washington County:

  • May 23, 2016 – May 26, 2016, Winchester Hills Area
    Washington County Roads will be chip sealing all the roadways in the Winchester Hills Area. “No parking on roadway edges.”
  • May 31, 2016 – June 1, 2016, Dammeron Valley East Side
    Washington County Roads will be chip sealing all the roadways in the Dammeron Valley East Side. “No parking on roadway edges.”
  • June 1, 2016 – June 2, 2016, Dammeron Valley West Side
    Washington County Roads will be chip sealing roadways in the Dammeron Valley West Side starting on the North end of the Valley. “No parking on roadway edges.”
  • June 6, 2016 – June 9, 2016, Winchester Hills Area
    Washington County Roads will be sweeping all loose chips off of all roadways in the Winchester Hills Area.
  • June 13, 2016 – June 16, 2016, Dammeron Valley Area East and West Sides
    Washington County Roads will be sweeping all loose chips off of all roadways in the Dammeron Valley Area East and West Sides.

* 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.

Notice of Intention to Create the Diamond Valley Fire Special Service District

NOTICE is given to all interested persons that on the 3rd day of May, 2016, the Washington County Commission adopted a resolution proposing the creation of the Diamond Valley Fire Special Service District (“the district”). The boundary of the proposed district encompasses all privately owned real property in the Diamond Valley Area. A map of the proposed district is available on the Washington County website (click here to download map), or at the Washington County Commission Office, 197 East Tabernacle Street, St. George, Utah.

Under the resolution, the district would provide fire protection services.

A public hearing shall be held on the 15th day of June, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at the Diamond Valley Fire Station, located at 1651 West Diamond Valley Drive, St. George, UT 84770. The Washington County Commission will hear all interested persons and entity representatives desiring to be heard, and will give full consideration to all protests presented. If special accommodations are required, please contact Nicholle Felshaw (435-634-5700) with reasonable advance notice.

Additionally, any interested person may protest the creation of the district in written form filed with the Washington County, Utah Clerk-Auditor, whose physical and mailing address is 197 East Tabernacle Street, Saint George, Utah 84770. All written protests must be filed by 4:55 p.m. on August 14, 2016. All withdrawals of a written protest or cancellations of withdrawals must also be filed in the same manner and by 4:55 p.m. on August 14, 2016.

If adopted, taxes upon all taxable property within the district will continue to be subject to annual levying as has previously been approved and levied by the Southwestern SSD. Fees and/or charges are subject to imposition to pay for all or part of the services to be provided by the district.

Any written protest made on behalf of any corporate-owned property sited within the proposed district shall be signed by the president, vice-president, or any duly authorized agent of the corporation. Any reasonable proof of a corporate officer’s or agent’s status with the corporation may be requested at the discretion of the County Clerk-Auditor. Where property sited within the proposed district is legally owned by more than one person and/or entity, all owners holding legal title to the property must join in the signing of the protest in order for it to be considered in the calculation stated below.

The Washington County Commission will abandon its efforts to create the Diamond Valley Fire Special Service District if, by the filing deadline stated above, written protests are submitted by: (1) registered voters residing within the Southwestern SSD equal in number to at least 25% of the number of votes cast for the office of President of the United States at the most recent election, or (2) owners of private real property within the proposed Diamond Valley Fire SSD that covers at least 25% of the total private land area within the proposed Diamond Valley Fire SSD and is equal in value to at least 15% of the value of all private real property within the proposed Diamond Valley Fire SSD.

Subsequent to the closing of the sixty day protest period, the Washington County Commission shall adopt a resolution either creating the proposed district or abandoning the creation of the district.

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 May 14, 2016, May 21, 2016, May 28, 2016, and June 4, 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.

Notice of Intention to Amend the Boundary of the Southwestern Special Service District to Exclude the Diamond Valley Area

NOTICE is hereby given to all interested persons that on the 3rd day of May, 2016, the Washington County Commission adopted a resolution proposing amending the boundary of the Southwestern Special Service District (“Southwestern SSD”) to exclude the Diamond Valley area. A map of the proposed boundary amendment is available on the Washington County website (click here to download map), or at the Washington County Commission Office, 197 East Tabernacle Street, St. George, Utah.

Under the resolution, the services provided by the Southwestern SSD would not change. The only proposed change — only its boundary will me modified.

The Resolution provides for the holding of a public hearing on the proposed boundary amendment. The public hearing shall be held on the 15th day of June, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at the Diamond Valley Fire Station, located at 1651 West Diamond Valley Drive, St. George, UT 84770. The Washington County Commission will hear all interested persons and entity representatives desiring to be heard, and will give full consideration to all protests presented. If special accommodations are required, please contact Nicholle Felshaw (435-634-5700) with reasonable advance notice.

Additionally, any interested person may protest the proposed boundary amendment in written form filed with the Washington County, Utah Clerk-Auditor, whose physical and mailing address is 197 East Tabernacle Street, Saint George, Utah 84770. All written protests must be filed by 4:55 p.m. on August 14, 2016. All withdrawals of a written protest or cancellations of withdrawals must also be filed in the same manner and by 4:55 p.m. on August 14, 2016.

If adopted, taxes upon all taxable property within the newly defined Southwestern SSD will continue to be subject to annual levying. Fees and/or charges are subject to imposition to pay for all or part of the services to be provided by the newly defined Hurricane Valley Fire SSD.

Any written protest made on behalf of any corporate-owned property sited within the proposed district shall be signed by the president, vice-president, or any duly authorized agent of the corporation. Any reasonable proof of a corporate officer’s or agent’s status with the corporation may be requested at the discretion of the County Clerk-Auditor. Where property sited within the proposed district is legally owned by more than one person and/or entity, all owners holding legal title to the property must join in the signing of the protest in order for it to be considered in the calculation stated below.

The Washington County Commission will abandon the proposed boundary amendment if, by the filing deadline stated above, written protests are submitted by: (1) registered voters residing within the Southwestern SSD equal in number to at least 25% of the number of votes cast for the office of President of the United States at the most recent election, or (2) owners of private real property within the Southwestern SSD that covers at least 25% of the total private land area within the Southwestern SSD and is equal in value to at least 15% of the value of all private real property within the Southwestern SSD.

Subsequent to the closing of the sixty day protest period, the Washington County Commission shall adopt a resolution either amending the boundary of the Southwestern SSD to exclude the Diamond Valley area or abandoning the proposed amendment.

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 May 14, 2016, May 21, 2016, May 28, 2016, and June 4, 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.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Second Public Hearing Notice

Washington County will hold a public hearing to discuss the project determined to be applied for in the CDBG Small Cities Program for Program Year 2016. The award project will be a Fire Truck for Northwestern Special Service District. Comments will be solicited on project scope, implementation and its effects on residents. The hearing will begin at 4:00 P.M. on May 17, 2016 and will be held at Washington County Commission Chambers at 197 East Tabernacle, St. George, Utah. Further information can be obtained by contacting Senior Accountant Trevor Coombs at (435) 634-5712. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals needing special accommodations (including auxiliary communicative aids and services) during these hearings should notify County Commission staff at (435) 634-5700 or at the above address at least three (3) days prior to hearing to be attended. Individuals with speech and/or hearing impairments may call the Relay Utah by dialing 711. Spanish Relay Utah; 1-888-346-3162.

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  1. State of Utah Website for Public Meeting Notices
  2. Washington County Administration Building
  3. Washington County Library Buildings