Notice of Vacancy – Washington County Planning Commission

NOTICE is hereby given that there are two (2) 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 29, 2016.

The County Commission will consider the nominees for appointment to this board at its January 17, 2017, County Commission meeting.

Published in The Spectrum December 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9, 2016.

Sand Hollow

Notice of Bid Invitation – Old Highway 91 Clear Zone Improvement, Sign Replacement and Culvert Extension Project

Washington County will receive sealed proposals until 10:00 am local time, Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at the Washington County Commission Office (Google Maps).

Click here for downloadable documents

This project consists of: Construction of roadway earthwork, culverts, box culvert extensions, sign replacement, delineators and pavement marking paint.

Bids will be opened publicly at 10:00 am, Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at the Washington County Commission Chambers, Washington County Administration Building (Google Maps).

Give Your Land a Hand

Washington County Commission set to launch campaign aimed at keeping public lands clean

St. George, Utah (Nov. 3, 2016)Washington County Commissioners are unveiling a new campaign that encourages Washington County residents and visitors to help keep public lands clean. The campaign inspires and invites individuals and groups to “Give Your Land a Hand” and help keep Washington County Clean.

The initiative, will utilize Video Animation, Social Media, Radio and TV spots, along with Signage and Community Clean-up Activities to inspire action and educate people on how they can help.

The website www.giveyourlandahand.com provides campaign details including a 30-second jingle by locally renowned vocal artist Lyndy Butler. Visit the site for information on how to get involved as well as “how to” tips for disposing different types of waste in partnership with the Washington County Solid Waste district.

“Outdoor recreation is important to our local economy and it is one of the things that makes living in Washington County so great. It is vital that we all take proper care of our lands,” said Commissioner Victor Iverson. “Our aim is for this campaign to be an ongoing effort reminding multiple generations of Washington County residents of the importance of maintaining clean and attractive public lands and to help stop illegal dumping. We believe this is going to be a wonderful tool in engaging folks in this very important subject matter.”

Public lands have always been a part Washington County’s heritage and lifestyle in particular. Washington County offers a wide variety of outdoor recreational possibilities on public lands, including hunting, fishing and camping.

“Our county has so much to offer, from unlimited recreational opportunities to the quietness of a peaceful desert,” said Commissioner Alan Gardner. “We need your help to keep our public lands free from trash and debris. You can help today – and it is easy. Simply pick up the trash you see — don’t depend on others to clean up.”

Special clean-up days will soon be announced, giving local groups an opportunity to put together a cleaning crew and help in the effort.

The Give Your Land a Hand campaign is a combined effort of the County Commission along with several partners including Washington County Solid Waste.

For More Information:

www.washco.utah.gov
www.giveyourlandahand.com

vote.utah.gov

A Message from Clerk/Auditor

I want to apologize to anyone who had a longer wait this morning to vote, to anyone who had a poor voting experience or had unexpected heartburn because a number of our voting machines were not working when the polls opened this morning. We had an error in programming the “memory cards”. That error originated in our office. Once the error was discovered, we went about re-programming the memory cards in question and those corrected cards started to be delivered at about 8:30 am — the final corrected cards were delivered shortly after noon. We had number of people from various county departments help in getting those corrected cards delivered. I appreciate their help. Again, I apologize for what happened.

Thanks,
Kim M Hafen
Washington County Clerk-Auditor

Volunteer Opportunity at the Red Cliffs and Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Areas (NCA)

Time:

  • 9 AM, November 5th at Beaver Dam Wash NCA
  • 9 AM, November 19th at Red Cliffs NCA

Location:

  • On Nov 5th we will gather off of State Road 91, in the Beaver Dam Wash NCA. Maps and directions will be provided to registered volunteers.
  • On Nov 19th we will meet a few miles north of St. George, in the Red Cliffs NCA. Maps and directions will be provided to registered volunteers.

Bring:

Digging shovel (if you have one), work gloves, sun block, and water bottle. Snacks and water will be provided.

Wear:

Field clothes, sun hat, sun glasses and closed toe shoes (boots or sturdy sneakers)

Description:

We will revegetate two 100-acre plots of burned desert tortoise habitat within two National Conservation Areas (Beaver Dam Wash and Red Cliffs). Our goal is to plant 5,000 native plants at each site. Volunteers are expected to attend a brief orientation and training in the morning (9 AM on each volunteer day) and then help plant the containerized native plants.

Each of these revegetated plots will create fertile islands which will act as seed banks from which native plants can disperse to adjacent burned areas. These plots are located in critical habitat for desert tortoises, a federally protected species. Our efforts will help to restore habitat by providing food and shade to desert tortoises.

RSVP:

If you are interested in participating in one or both of the volunteer days, please contact Andrea Nelson (The Nature Conservancy) at anelson@tnc.org. We will provide maps and directions only to registered volunteers. Due to parking, space is limited. Register now!

Notice of Vacancies — Angel Springs, Water Conservancy, and RAP Tax

NOTICE is hereby given that there are the following vacancies:

  • One (1) vacancy on the Angel Springs Special Service District Administrative Control Board (download application)
  • Three (3) vacancies on the Board of Trustees of the Water Conservancy District (download application)
  • Four (4) vacancies on the Washington County Recreation, Arts, and Parks (RAP) Advisory Board (download application)

To qualify for appointment to a board, an individual must meet the following qualifications:

  1. Be a U.S. Citizen;
  2. Reside in Washington County;
  3. Be registered to vote in Washington County;
  4. Be a qualified elector (registered voter) within the district to which you are applying (if applicable)

Those wishing to serve on any of the above boards should below no later than Thursday, November 17, 2016.

Washington County Commission Office
197 East Tabernacle
St. George, Utah 84770
(Google Maps) 

The County Commission will consider the nominees for appointment to this board at its December 20, 2016, County Commission meeting.

Published in The Spectrum October 17, 2016 through October 21, 2016, inclusive.

Thunder Junction Train Park

Thunder Junction All Abilities Park and Train is NOW OPEN

Last week, on Saturday, October 8th, the City of St. George officially opened with a ceremony the Thunder Junction All Abilities Park. Take the family and enjoy the new park:

Tonaquint Nature Center
1851 S. Dixie Drive
St. George, UT 84770
(Google Maps)

The park carries a dinosaur theme with some great features, like complete wheelchair accessibility, an “erupting” volcano, splashpad, and a “roaring” 1/4-scale train on a 2,700-foot track.

Train rides cost $1 per person.

Source: St. George News

St. George Marathon

Come watch the St. George Marathon

stgeorgemarathon.com
Date: Saturday, October 1st, 2016
Start Time: Wheelchairs and HandCranks – 6:40 AM, Runners – 6:45 AM
Start Location: Pine Valley, Utah

Rated by Runner’s World as one of the four “Marathons to Build a Vacation Around” in the World. Included in Runner`s World 10 Most Scenic and Fastest Marathons and Top 20 Marathons in the USA. It begins in the majestic Pine Valley mountains and descends nearly 2600 feet through scenic southwest Utah, to the beautiful Worthen Park. The St. George Marathon is a point-to-point race which is USA Track & Field Certified & Sanctioned. Runner`s World listed the St. George Marathon as the fastest fall marathon. A fun race indeed–and scenic.