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.

Utah State University Extension

Public Hearing for Utah State University Extension Office Budget


Notice is Hereby Given that the Board of Commissioners of Washington County will hold a public hearing regarding the opening of the 2016 Budget of Washington County to move the Utah State University Extension Office from Fund 10 to Fund 26. A copy of the proposed budget is available for review at the Washington County Clerk-Auditor’s Office, 111 East Tabernacle, St. George, Utah 84770.


A public hearing will be held by the Board of Commissioners of Washington County on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at 4:00 p.m., at the Washington County Administration Building, in the Commission Chambers, located at 111 East Tabernacle, St. George, Utah 84770.

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 7, 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
Ironman St. George 70.3

Ironman 70.3 St. George US Pro Championship – May 7, 2016

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This course moves west from Sand Hollow State Park though the towns of Washington and St. George. You’ll ride through Snow Canyon State Park and have views of incredibly scenic vistas. The challenging 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike race and 13.1 mile run, goes through the area’s striking scenery & landscapes. The event is a remarkable experience for athletes and spectators as they immerse in the beauty of the land, and the heart of the people who live here. It may not be the easiest 70.3 race in the world, but it’s Ironman right? If it were easy… everyone would do it.

2016 Tax Sale

2016 Tax Sale

Notice is hereby given that on May 26, 2016, at 10:00 AM, I will offer for sale (unless redeemed prior to sale) at public auction, pursuant to the provisions of section 59-2-1351 Utah Code, the following described real estate situated in said county and now held by it under preliminary tax sale. This sale will be located in the Washington County Administration Building, 111 East Tabernacle, St George, Utah, and will be by open bidding wherein the full parcel will be sold to the highest dollar bidder. No bids will be accepted for an amount less than the outstanding balance as shown below which includes taxes, interest, penalty, and administrative costs. Any amount received in excess of the outstanding balance will be treated as surplus property and be paid to the State Treasurer. Successful bidders must tender full payment to the Washington County Treasurer by 4:00 pm of the business day immediately following the day of the tax sale. A partial payment of no less than 25% (non-refundable) of the bid amount must be paid to the Treasurer on the day of the sale. Payments must be cash, wire transfer, or certified funds made payable to the “Washington County Treasurer” in the exact amount of the bid. If a successful bidder fails to satisfy the requirements of this subsection, the Clerk/Auditor may contact the next highest bidder and offer the property to that bidder for the amount of the bidder’s highest bid. If this bidder declines to accept the offer, the Clerk/Auditor may then contact the next highest bidder.

The County Commission reserves the right to accept or reject any sale although it is their intent to accept all sales that meet the minimum bid requirement. The Washington County Commission will ratify this sale on June 7th, at its regular scheduled commission meeting.

PLEASE NOTE: It is the responsibility of the bidder to determine the physical aspects of the land, its geographical location, accessibility, and availability or validity of water rights.

Kim M. Hafen

Published in the Spectrum
May 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2016

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Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) Engineering Design Services for Old Highway 91 Project

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Washington County, Utah Public Works Department is soliciting competitive sealed Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) from qualified engineers/firms (consultant) to provide services as outlined in the SCOPE OF SERVICES SECTION of this request (see downloadable documents).


Washington County intends to construct improvements to Old Highway 91 from the Arizona border (mile marker 0.0) to the Gunlock Road (mile marker 16.7). The anticipated improvements are listed in the attached document entitled “Engineer’s Estimate of Probable Construction Costs Prepared For Old Highway 91 Clear Zone Improvements, Sign Replacement, and Culvert Extensions” dated August 14, 2015. A total budget of $1,909,00.50 is available for the project, including $1,735,475 of Utah state funds and $173,547.50 of Washington County funds. The project is intended to be constructed using the Washington County, Utah Construction Design Standards-Adopted August 18, 2009. A copy of those standards is available at the Washington County website: under the Public Works tab. The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets will also be a guideline for our construction. Since no Federal funding is to be used on this project, most federal requirements will not apply for this project.

Scope of the Project

Washington County owns the right-of-way and is responsible for maintenance and safety of Old Highway 91. We have compiled some proposed improvements that we believe are needed along the roadway in order to improve safety and provide better flood protection. We are now asking for qualified engineers/firms to help us refine the improvements needed, prioritize the improvements that can be built with the available funding and provide design drawings and specifications to advertise, bid, and build the project. The County employs a full-time Public Works inspector that can provide most of the needed day-to-day inspection; however some construction management services are anticipated to be needed by the consultant.

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Public Lands Summit

Click here to register for the Public Lands Summit of the West

Public lands issues are in the public eye but there is a great deal of misunderstanding about the law, history, and policies that have raised public lands issues to such prominence. In an effort to provide clear and accurate information about these issues, a group of county leaders and public lands users decided to hold this Summit. By putting together an agenda of credible experts, we intend to provide public lands users and local governments with both a clearer understanding of the issues and useable tools. All participants will be provided with a packet containing the information that is presented during the summit. If participants go home from this summit ready to work with their friends and neighbors to improve public lands discourse, we will consider this event a success.

When: May 13th, 2016
Where: Las Vegas @ Arizona Charlie’s
Time: 10:00 am — 4:00 pm PST

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