Santa Clara Historical District

RFQ for Santa Clara Watershed Environmental Assessment


Washington County Watershed Plan – Environmental Assessment


Washington County is requesting qualifications from Engineering Firms licensed in the State of Utah for development of a Watershed Project Plan – Environmental Assessment and all necessary supporting data for the Santa Clara Watershed: Dammeron Valley, Diamond Valley and the Shivwits Band of Paiute’s Reservation.
The scope of services proposed under this RFSQ consist of:

  • Identify Problems, Opportunities and Concerns
  • Determine Objectives
  • Inventory Resources
  • Analyze Resource Data
  • Formulate Alternatives
  • Evaluate Alternatives
  • Make Decisions
  • Review and Draft Environmental Assessment

It is anticipated that this RFSQ will result in a contract award with duration of service of 18 months. A detailed Statement of Work (SOW) can be found in the attachment.


This project proposal lies within Santa Clara River Watershed in Washington County, Utah and includes the development of an authorized PL-566 Watershed Plan. The watershed area for this proposal is 243,000 acres. The proposed projects encompass the rural unincorporated communities of Dammeron Valley and Diamond Valley as well as stream restoration, irrigation, and riparian restoration to benefit the endangered Southwest Willow Flycatcher within the Shivwits band of Paiute’s Reservation. The flood control measures for Dammeron and Diamond Valleys include channel routing and small flood and sediment control basins of less than 12,500 acre-feet individual structure capacity and 25,000-acre feet total capacity.
The proposed project consists of three projects areas:

  1. Dammeron Valley — Dammeron Valley is a small unincorporated community consisting of 435 homes and approximately 1200 residents. Watershed impairments including recent fire and monsoonal storms have resulted in severe flooding and sediment flows causing damage to homes property and infrastructure. In May of 2019 Washington County commissioned a master plan study to address potential solutions. Recommendations from the study include construction of four flood and sediment basins and flood channels to safely detain and rout floodwater and sediment.
  2. Diamond Valley — Diamond Valley is a small unincorporated community consisting of 313 homes and approximately 900 residents. The valley has no natural drainage and is a closed basin. Monsoonal storms cause flooding and damage to homes and property. The general plan and recently prepared
    Washington County master plan include constructing two flood and sediment basins as well and channel improvements.
  3. Shivwits Paiute Indian Reservation — The Shivwits Paiute Indian Reservation consists of approximately 28,200 acres located generally Northwest of the cities of Santa Clara and Ivins and along the Santa Clara River. Flooding along this reach has caused severe erosion of historic agricultural fields and destroyed pipelines and ditches used for irrigation. Flooding has also degraded habitat for wildlife including the endangered Southwest Willow Flycatcher. The tribe is working with the local NRCS Soil Conservationist to prepare a conservation plan. This project would restore irrigation to the agricultural fields, provide stream restoration for wildlife and streambank protection for the agricultural fields.


SQs must be received by Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 5:00pm. SQs received after the deadline will be late and ineligible for consideration.

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Four copies of the SOQ are due at Washington County Public Works Office. Proposals are to be submitted in a sealed envelope and marked "Watershed Plan — Environmental Assessment for the Santa Clara Watershed Project SOQ".

Attention: Todd Edwards – Washington County Engineer
Washington County
111 East Tabernacle
St. George, UT 84770
(Google Maps)

Proposals submitted by any means other than mailing, courier, or hand delivery will not be accepted.


Inquiries regarding the SOQ should be directed to Todd Edwards, County Engineer at (435) 773-3599, or by inquiry to the address above


All SQs must include:

  1. Letter of Transmittal. Introducing the Engineering Firm and the nature of the SQ.
  2. Executive Summary. The Executive Summary is limited to two pages and is to briefly describe the Engineering Firm’s SQ. This summary should highlight the major features of the SQ. It must indicate any requirements that cannot be met by the Engineering Firm. The reader should be able to determine the essence of the SQ by reading the executive summary. Protected information requests should be identified in this section.
  3. Detailed Response. This section should constitute the major portion of the SQ and must contain at least the following information:
    • A complete narrative of the proposed Engineering Firm’s assessment of the work to be performed, the Engineering Firm’s ability and approach, and the resources necessary to fulfill the requirements. This should demonstrate the proposed Engineering Firm’s understanding of the desired overall performance expectations. Clearly indicate any options or alternatives proposed.
    • This detailed response shall not exceed 12 pages in length, using a font no smaller than Times New Roman 12-pt. A detailed resume for the proposed Project Manager may be included with this detailed response and it will count in the 12-page limit. The 2-page Executive Summary will not count in this 12-page limit. Any tab pages, separation pages, attachments, brochures, pamphlets, etc. will all count toward this 12-page limit.


A committee will evaluate SQs against the following weighted criteria. Each area of the evaluation criteria must be addressed in detail within the SQ. A firm will be selected based on the following criteria:

30% Demonstrated ability to meet the scope of work
45% Demonstrated technical capability (proven track record), etc.
15% Qualification and expertise of staff proposed for the Project
10% Performance references for similar projects


Washington County intends to enter into a professional services contract with the selected engineer/firm with the most points. Compensation for the services rendered, is to be based upon a time-expended basis at agreeable hourly billing rates with an agreed maximum not to exceed value. If an agreement cannot be reached on compensation with the selected engineer/firm, then negotiations will proceed with the next engineer/firm with the most points until an agreement is reached.
The County reserves the right to award the contract to the highest ranked firm without further consideration or discussion. The County reserves the right to reject any and all proposals received. The County also reserves the right to waive any irregularity, informality, or technicality in the proposals in its best interest. If terms cannot be mutually agreed upon, The County will enter into negotiations with the secondary engineer/firm.

Confluence Park hydroelectric power plant

RFP — Lease of Confluence Park Fields for Farming

Request For Proposal

Washington County is seeking proposals to lease three fields totaling approximately 29.32-acres in Confluence Park, La Verkin, Utah to be farmed and maintained under a 1 to 5-year lease.

Download Request for Proposal document

Submittal Procedure / Timeline

Proposals must be submitted bearing the title Confluence Park Fields and received no later than 12:00pm on May 27th, 2020. Proposals may be submitted in-person in sealed envelopes or fax or email:

Cameron Rognan
Washington County HCP
10 N. 100 E Tabernacle
St. George, UT 84770
Phone: (435) 256-6310
Fax: (435) 634-5758
Washington County of Utah

Notice of Vacancy — Dammeron Valley Special Service District Administrative Control Board

NOTICE is hereby given that there is (1) vacancy on the Dammeron Valley Special Service District Administrative Control Board.

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

  1. Be a U.S. Citizen;
  2. Be a qualified elector (registered voter) within the district to which you are applying

Those wishing to serve on a Special Service District aforementioned should submit a Candidate for Appointment form (click here to download) to the Washington County Commission Office, 111 East Tabernacle, St. George, Utah 84770 (Google Maps), no later than Friday, June 5, 2020.

The County Commission will consider the nominees for appointment to these boards at its June 16, 2020, County Commission meeting.

Published in The Spectrum May 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, 2020.

Washington County of Utah

Notice of Vacancy — Angel Springs Special Service District

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

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

  1. Be a U.S. Citizen;
  2. Be a qualified elector (registered voter) within the district to which you are applying

Those wishing to serve on a Special Service District aforementioned should submit a Candidate for Appointment form (click here to download) to the Washington County Commission Office, 111 East Tabernacle, St. George, Utah 84770 (Google Maps), no later than Thursday, May 28, 2020.

The County Commission will consider the nominees for appointment to these boards at its June 16, 2020, County Commission meeting.

Published in The Spectrum April 29, 30 and May 1, 2, and 3.

Moving to Yellow or Low-Risk Phase

Washington County has moved to the “Yellow or Low-Risk Phase”

Washington County has moved to the “Yellow or Low-Risk Phase”. Here’s a quick summary of what that means:

  • Groups of 50 now allowed
  • Playgrounds will open up with 6ft distancing
  • Close contact and team sports changed to allowed with caution
  • Recreation camps opened
  • Pools now open with 6ft distancing
  • Gyms open with the requirement that staff disinfects the equipment removed

Learn more:

Download Utah State Approval Letter

Commercial Rent Assistance Program

Commercial Rental Assistance Program Application

Attention Business Owners!

New & urgent: Commercial Rental Assistance Program Application will be opening on Monday, May 11 at 9am. It will be first-come, first-serve!

There has been $40 million allocated to help Utah small businesses that rent commercial property receive pandemic relief from the Legislature and the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED).

To be eligible for the Commercial Rental Assistance Program, applicants must:

  • Have a current lease on commercial property in the state of Utah
  • Claim Utah as their principal place of business
  • Be in operation with fewer than 100 employees on Feb. 15, 2020
  • Demonstrate at least a 50% loss of gross monthly revenue after March 1, 2020, as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Not received funds from the COVID-19 Agricultural Operations Grant Program (funded with federal CARES Act monies)

Tag a business owner who could benefit and learn more at:

Washington County of Utah

2020 Tax Sale

Notice is hereby given that on May 28, 2020, at 10:00 AM, Kim Hafen, Clerk-Auditor, will offer for sale (unless redeemed prior to sale) at public auction, pursuant to the provisions of section 59-2-1351 Utah Code, the described real estate situated in said county and now held by it under preliminary tax sale. This sale will be located in:

Washington County Administration Building
111 East Tabernacle
St George, Utah
(Google Maps)

Auctions will be by open bidding wherein the full parcel will be sold to the highest dollar bidder.

Tax Sale — Full List & Details

Published in the Spectrum
May 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2020

Great Utah Shakeout logo

Washington County Great Utah Shake Out Exercise

Yesterday, April 16th was recognized as the Great Utah Shakeout day where government entities and other organizations around the state participate in Earthquake drills. As we remember the recent earthquake up north, and as we recognize that we have several earthquake faults in the Washington County area, we feel that it is appropriate to be prepared for that possibility in our area.

At 10:00 am yesterday, the Washington County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) participated in an exercise for the Great Utah Shakeout. Coordinating with emergency responders and other local agencies, the county walked through what-if scenarios that aided in planning and preparing for the possibility of an earthquake.

Commenting on the preparation efforts, Commissioner Gil Almquist stated, “We know earthquakes aren’t a matter of if, but when. Preparing for a crisis well in advance is how we do things in Washington County.”

We encourage everyone to take a minute to #BeReadyUtah, and review the states resources at: We also encourage everyone to know how to respond in the event of an earthquake, especially reviewing the drop, cover, and hold on safety practices:

Be ready, stay safe, and stay connected with our Washington County EOC Facebook page for the best information in the event of an emergency.

Library System, Washington County of Utah

Library System Offers New Curbside Pickup Service

Washington County Library System today announced that it will offer curbside pickup services to the patrons at all eight library branch locations beginning on Monday, April 20, 2020. “Our libraries form an integral cornerstone in the structure of our community. Working with the Library Board, the county is now able to safely begin the phasing in of essential library services to the public,” explained Commissioner Dean Cox. Curbside service will be available at each location. For times, please call your closest library branch. Curbside Service allows customers to pick up library materials that have been placed on hold. Washington County has coordinated with our Public Health Officer on curbside services as well as the procedures. Social distancing is still recommended in order to effectively serve library customers and adhere to public health guidelines. For a list branch numbers and hours of operation, please visit:

Curbside Pickup provides increased access to our library resources during the COVID-19 closure. As we continue to put our patrons at the heart of everything we do, we strive to offer services that are adapted to this unprecedented time. Curbside pickup will allow patrons to access physical items in addition to taking advantage of the outstanding online service provided. We hope that access to these great reading and movie materials will help alleviate some of the disruption to everyday life that has occurred as a result of the pandemic.

Curbside Pickup: How it Works

  1. Place items on hold using the Library website catalog, or call in if you know what you are interested in. Identify your preferred library pickup location: St. George, Washington, Santa Clara, Hurricane, Enterprise, New Harmony, Hildale or Springdale.
  2. Wait for email or text notice that your hold items are ready.
  3. Request Curbside Service by calling your pickup branch.
  4. Library staff will prepare your items for pickup.
  5. Staff will contact you when your items are checked out and ready for you to pick up. Items must be picked up that day or scheduled appropriately.
  6. Go to the Library’s designated Curbside pickup branch. This will be marked by signage at each location.
  7. Holds will be delivered to the cardholder once name verification has occurred.
  8. When you arrive at the Library’s pickup location, call the number listed on the sign for further instructions. Pickup locations for curbside service will be clearly marked and patrons and staff should strive to comply with social distancing recommendations.
  9. Wait for delivery of materials. If your vehicle is equipped with automatic doors, please open them upon arrival.

Possible Questions:

How many items can I pick up using Curbside Service?
Adults can place up to 20 items on hold, children up to 10, though not all materials may be ready for delivery at the same time. If something is already checked out to someone else, or if the items need to be delivered from another branch, there may be a delay in accessing some of those materials.

Will I lose my HOLD items if I do not pick up during the closure?
We have extended out holds until April 28th. That will be the first time holds not picked up will be made available to the next interested patron. After that, holds will be kept for seven days as normal.

How do I return library materials?
You may return your library materials using the exterior book drops at all locations. Please do not return items directly to staff as we are enacting a quarantine protocol for all returned items.

Can I wait until the library fully opens to return my materials?
In response to COVID-19, the library temporarily suspended its fine process. The goal over the last 6 weeks was to support our patrons through these difficult times. However, as we institute curbside checkout, other people could be waiting for the requested materials. To encourage patrons to return borrowed materials for the next person on the hold list the normal return process will be implemented. A grace period of 2 weeks will be allotted, extending the checkout period of all materials until May 3rd. After that grace period, items should be returned or renewed. Items not returned will be assessed their normal fine rate, which is 10 cents a day in most cases.

Are there any library resources I can use while branches are closed?
Yes. The library provides a wide array of digital offerings, including e-books, audiobooks, magazines, and streaming movies through our electronic resources on our website. Manage your account online – search the catalog, place holds, and renew items – at

Our Mission — The Washington County Library System provides staff, collections, physical and virtual spaces that promote ideas, inspire lifelong learning, and strengthen communities. We look forward to offering those physical spaces again in the future, but for now, are pleased to reconnect with you via these modified services.