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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.

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)

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St. George, UT 84770
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F: 435.634.5753
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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.

Zion National Park

Vote Your Park

Vote for your park here!

Your votes will help unlock $2 million in preservation funding. Vote daily until July 5 for the five parks you want to see receive a share of $2 million in American Express funding for a preservation project.

Zion National Park encompasses some of the most moving canyon views in the United States with sandstone cliffs and blue sky as far as the eye can see. The remarkable 1.1 mile Zion-Mt Carmel Tunnel connects Zion to touring destinations such as Bryce Canyon and Grand Canyon, allowing visitors a scenic drive. A $191,000 grant will support needed preservation work on the Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel and Highway.

#VoteYourPark

Slide The City

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Don’t forget to register for Slide the City taking place on June 4th! Late registration ends tomorrow! The proceeds of this awesome event will go to the Washington County Children’s Justice Center.

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

WASHINGTON COUNTY
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

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, 197 E. Tabernacle St., St. George, Utah 84770.

Hearing

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 197 E. Tabernacle St., 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