National Service Recognition Day, April 4

National Service Recognition Day in Washington County

PROCLAMATION NO. 2017-4
APRIL 4, 2017

WHEREAS, service to others is a hallmark of the American character, and central to how we meet our challenges; and

WHEREAS, the nation’s counties are increasingly turning to service organized by AmeriCorps and Senior Corps (“national service”) and volunteerism as a cost-effective strategy to meet county needs; and

WHEREAS, AmeriCorps and Senior Corps participants address the most pressing challenges facing our communities, from educating students for the jobs of the 21st century and supporting veterans and military families to providing health services and helping communities recover from natural disasters; and

WHEREAS, national service expands economic opportunity by creating more sustainable, resilient communities and providing education, career skills, and leadership abilities for those who serve; and

WHEREAS, AmeriCorps and Senior Corps participants serve in more than 50,000 locations across the country, bolstering the civic, neighborhood, and faith-based organizations that are so vital to our economic and social well-being; and

WHEREAS, national service participants increase the impact of the organizations they serve, both through their direct service and by managing millions of additional volunteers; and

WHEREAS, national service represents a unique public-private partnership that invests in community solutions and leverages non-federal resources to strengthen community impact and increase the return on taxpayer dollars; and

WHEREAS, national service participants demonstrate commitment, dedication, and patriotism by making an intensive commitment to service, a commitment that remains with them in their future endeavors; and

WHEREAS, the Corporation for National and Community Service shares a priority with county officials nationwide to engage citizens, improve lives, and strengthen communities; and is joining with the National Association of Counties and county officials across the country for the County Recognition Day for National Service on April 4, 2017.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that THE COUNTY COMMISSION OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH, do hereby proclaim April 4, 2017, as National Service Recognition Day, and encourage residents to recognize the positive impact of national service in our county; to thank those who serve; and to find ways to give back to their communities.

Washington County Fair

New Building for Washington County Regional Park & Extension Office

HURRICANE, Utah – Washington County began construction on a new building, March 29, 2017, at the Regional Park complex located at 5500 West 700 South (Google Maps). The Building shall consist of 5,956 square feet of office area, and 22,165 square feet of exhibit hall and associated areas.

Once complete, the office portion of the building will be occupied by the USU Extension Office. The Exhibit Hall space will be a great community area where many activities will take place including formal and recreational events. The air conditioned Exhibit Hall will especially be utilized each year during the Washington County Fair providing additional bathrooms and relief from the sun.

MRW Design was the architect and Watts Construction Inc., was awarded the contract after coming in as the lowest bidder. The metal building package was purchased from CO Building Systems, Inc., located in Ephriam, UT. CO Buildings will provide fabrication of the metal building.

The projected completion date of the new Regional Park building is August 4, 2017.

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Washington County Fair

Bid for Public Use Facility at Fairgrounds

Washington County Utah is seeking bids for the Construction of a new Public Use Facility located at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Hurricane Utah. The new facility shall consist of a new exhibit hall, offices, and associated uses. The building shall be approx. 28,000 square feet in size. Plans and bidder instructions are available in digital format at the Architect’s website, www.mrwdesign.com. On Monday, March 6, 2017 at 1:30 pm, a mandatory pre-bid meeting for any General Contractor preparing a bid will be held on site:

Washington County Utah Fairgrounds
5500 West 700 South
Hurricane, Utah 84737
(Google Maps)

Deadline for Submission of Sealed Proposal: 10:55 am on Friday, March 17, 2017 at the Washington County Commission Office (see below for address).

Public Bid Opening: 11:00 am on Friday, March 17, 2017 in the Commission Chambers (see below for address).

Published in The Spectrum: Saturday, February 25, 2017 through Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Billing:

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

Zion National Park Visitor Use Management Planning Progress

As you know the park has begun a Visitor Use Management (VUM) Plan in order to address the issue of increasing visitation in the park. This planning process will help park managers identify strategies that will allow visitors a safe and enjoyable experience while protecting the park’s fundamental resources and values.

The park has just concluded the public scoping component of the planning process. We held 6 public meetings and a WebEx where the public had the opportunity to share their ideas with park staff. Over 300 people attend the public meetings and the WebEx. We also received comments through the National Park Service (NPS) planning website, through email, and the U.S. mail. We received over 900 comments from over 460 individuals. Comments came from 23 states in the U.S. and from Japan.

We are currently reviewing all of the comments in search of any new ideas or plan alternatives that can be incorporated into the management plan. Once we have completed this task the comment summary will be available on the NPS website at parkplanning.nps.gov/zion.

We are also beginning to formulate preliminary alternatives. In a planning context alternatives represent different means of solving a problem and meeting the goals identified in the purpose and need for the action. Once we have identified preliminary alternatives that meet the purpose and need for the plan they will go out for public review and comment. It is anticipated that this will occur in summer 2017.

In the meantime stay informed of progress on the VUM plan through periodic information releases or by visiting parkplanning.nps.gov/zion. We look forward to your continued assistance through this process.

Snow Canyon

Old Highway 91 Press Release

Road Work from the Arizona State Line to the Intersection with the Gunlock Road

Mile Post 0.0 to 16.7

Road work has now begun on an improvement project to improve the safety of Old Highway 91 in Washington County between the Arizona state line near Littlefield Arizona and the intersection with Gunlock Road on the Shivwits Reservation near Ivins, Utah. Work is expected to cause traffic delays until completion in July to 2017.

Work will consist of extending culverts, installing new culverts, widening shoulders, removing clear-zone obstructions, cutting back cliffs, new signage, new striping and other various improvements. Some overnight and other short-term road closures are anticipated and will be noticed before each closure. Delays of 30 minutes or more will be common due to lane restrictions and potential safety concerns in the work zones. The work area is 16.7 miles long and work crews will be working at many different locations throughout the project. Reduced speeds will be enforced through the work areas.

Please make your travel plans anticipating these delays and closures. The public is encouraged to use Interstate 15 through the Virgin River Gorge as their main travel way during this period of time to allow the construction crews to work and increase safety in the work zones.

Zion National Park

2016 Delinquent Tax List

The information contained herein is provided as required by Utah statute, Section 59-2-1332.5 UCA.

Records of the Washington County Treasurer reflect unpaid 2016 taxes, certifications, and attachments which became delinquent on December 1, 2016 for the taxpayers and parcels listed. Penalties are imposed as required by Utah law, Section 59-2-1331 UCA. If the delinquent taxes, certifications, attachments and penalties remain unpaid after January 31, 2017, interest accrues at the rate established by Utah law, Section 59-2-1331 UCA, from January 1, 2017 until paid in full. Interest accrues on the full amount due, including the penalty amount.

This publication is intended to notify owners, lenders, and other interested parties of the delinquencies in an effort to facilitate correction of errors in the public record, if any, and to assure collection of delinquencies from appropriate parties. Please notify the Treasurer’s Office immediately if you do not agree with the information contained in this record.

This record is current as of Janurary 3, 2017 and is static data. The amounts represent the balance due as of December 28, 2016 and should not be used for payoff purposes as additional interest may accrue.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) First Public Hearing Notice

Washington County will hold a public hearing to consider potential projects for which funding may be applied under the CDBG Small Cities Program for Program Year 2017. Suggestions for potential projects will solicited, both verbally and in writing, from all interested parties. The expected amount of CDBG funds for this program year will be discussed along with the range of projects eligible under this program and a review of previously funded projects. The hearing will begin at 4:00 P.M. on January 3, 2017 and will be held at Washington County Commission Chambers:

197 East Tabernacle
St. George, UT 84770
(Google Maps)

Further information can be obtained by contacting Commission Administrator Nicholle Felshaw at (435) 634-5700.

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 the hearing. Individuals with speech and/or hearing impairments may call the Relay Utah by dialing 711. Spanish Relay Utah: 1-888-346-3162.

Published on State of Utah’s Public Meeting Notice website on December 15, 2016.

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).

Marriage License Fee will increase to $35 effective May 1st, 2017Clerk / Auditor Fees
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