Five County News
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COORDINATED HUMAN SERVICES TRANSPORTATION PLANNING COMMITTEE
A meeting of the Coordinated Human Services Transportation Planning Committee will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. The meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m.
The public is invited to attend this meeting at the Five County Association of Governments, in the Conference Room. The address for the meeting is 1070 West 1600 South, Bldg. B (in the Tonaquint Hi-Tech Business Park) in St George, Utah.
Click HERE to view the meeting agenda as posted on the Utah Public Meeting Notice website.
KENNETH SIZEMORE'S RETIREMENT OPEN HOUSE WILL BE ON MAY 23, 2013
Click HERE for a Google map to the open house.
Click HERE for an article in The Spectrum Newspaper about the retirement of Ken Sizemore.
FIVE COUNTY 2013 HUD REGIONAL CONSOLIDATED PLAN APPROVED
The Five County Association of Government's HUD required Consolidated Plan documents housing, community, economic development, homelessness and other special needs in southwestern Utah.
This regional Consolidated Plan is updated and amended annually by the Community & Economic Development and Human Services staff at the Association. The plan is currently was adopted, by resolution, by the Five County AOG Steering Committee at its April 17, 2013 meeting.
Please click HERE for information on the Consolidated Plan.
FIVE COUNTY COMMUNITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT
Please join us in gathering information about the needs of your community. This survey is vital to helping programs and agencies to develop and support needed services in your community. Please send this to anyone living in the Five County area. Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane or Washington.
We will be holding a community forum to discuss the survey results about community needs, and would love your participation, as we work to better understand the needs of the community and how to most effectively address them.
Complete the Five County Needs Assessment online at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FiveCountyNeedsAssessment
You can also print out this PDF SURVEY FORM and mail it back to us (the address is on the form).
ASSOCIATION'S LATEST NEWSLETTER EDITION AVAILABLE ON-LINE
Every two months the Five County Association of Governments publishes a widely circulated and informative newsletter entitled "FIVE COUNTY NEWS FROM 'R' VIEW". The latest edition was just published.
The newsletter, in hardcopy form, is mailed via first class U.S. mail to county, city and town leaders and other individuals in our five county region, as well as to other regional, state and federal agencies. You can also conveniently view the newsletter on this web site.
Click HERE to go to the Association's newsletter page to view and/or download the latest edition of the newsletter. (You can also view all past editions of the Association's newsletters on that same page).
ASSOCIATION'S ANNUAL REPORT FOR 2012 PUBLISHED
The Five County Association of Governments has just published its Annual Report for 2012. The Annual Report was presented to, and accepted by, the Association's Steering Committee at their meeting on October 10, 2012. The report provides brief summaries of some of the principal achievements of the Association's programs and activities which took place during the period of July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012. The Annual Report is published as a service for the use and benefit of the elected officials in the five county region of southwest Utah; appointed boards and commissions; local, state and federal agencies; and the general public.
Click HERE to go directly to our Annual Report page where you can view and/or download the new 2012 Annual Report document.
For historical purposes, Annual Reports from 2001 through 2011 are also available online on that same web page. Earlier reports are archived at the Association office.
CITY OF ST. GEORGE DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
** IMPORTANT UPDATE: FUNDING FOR THIS YEAR HAS BEEN EXHAUSTED AND NO MORE APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED **For additional information please contact: Doni Pack, Five County Association of Governments, at (435) 673-3548 extension 131 or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
St. George City has a Down Payment Assistance Program (DPAP) for first-time home buyers. A zero-interest loan can provide up to $6,000 toward down payment and closing costs and is available for homes being purchased in St. George City. St. George City has elected to utilize Community & Economic Development division staff here at the Five County Association of Governments to administer this program for the City. Because funding for this program comes from Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding received by St. George City, this program is only available for homes that are located within the St. George City limits. A notable change to the program from last year is that new and previous DPA loans can be refinanced during the ten year period as long as there is no additional costs incurred by the funding agency (St. George City) and this does not affect the original 10 year date for loan forgiveness. The following program rules still apply, just as they were last year: 1) the maximum DPAP lending amount is $6,000; and 2) If the home is not sold or refinanced (see new policy above regarding refinacing) for a ten year period the loan becomes a grant, and the loan is forgiven.
The funding will continue until all of the allocated funds are depleted at which time the assistance program will end for this fiscal year. This year's Down Payment Assistance Program began on August 1, 2012.
Information about How to Apply for Down Payment Assistance as well as the Application itself are available here: http://www.southernutahhousing.com/about/programs/
As required by Utah Code the Five County Association of Governments publishes all of its public meetings on the "Utah Public Meeting Notice" (UPMN) web site. You can search for our meetings by date or subject keyword. To locate all of the meeting announcement postings published on the UPMN site by the Five County Association of Governments you can use this link and use the "Advanced Search" tab. You will need to type in the word five into the "Entity" box, highlight the "Five County Association of Governments" link that comes up, select a date range you want to view and then click on the "Submit" button. It will then show all upcoming meetings scheduled by the Five County AOG in the date range you selected. Alternatively, you can use this LINK, choose to Find a Notice, and select "Special Districts" for Government type, choose "Five County Association of Governments" for the Entity, and you will see the Public Body list with links to each of them.
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SR-9 ZION CANYON SCENIC BYWAY CORRIDOR MANAGEMENT PLAN COMPLETED
The Five County Association of Governments' Community & Economic Development program staff recently worked with the communities of Springdale, Rockville, Virgin and LaVerkin on the development of a Scenic Byway Corridor Management Plan (CMP) for the portion of SR-9 from the Junction of SR-9 and SR-17 in LaVerkin and Zion National Park. This specific portion of the State Route 9 corridor is called the 'Zion Scenic Byway' in the Corridor Management Plan document. Following adoption by the four local communities and Washington County late last year and early in 2011, the Utah Legislature approved the Plan by passing SJR4 during their 2011 session.
It should be noted that the entire state managed segments of SR-9 are already a State of Utah designated State Scenic Byway known as the 'Zion Park Scenic Byway'. We are holding monthly work meetings with a planning team made up of local, county, state and federal agency staff and/or officials. The purpose of the Corridor Management Plan (CMP) is to identify, locate, and describe meaningful intrinsic values along the corridor. The document is a locally developed general plan for a coordinated and collaborative approach to marketing the value added to the corridor communities by a scenic byway and provides a framework for later implementation efforts.
A locally developed CMP is also necessary in the event the local jurisdictions along the corridor and the state of Utah determine to apply to the National Scenic Byways program for designation as a national scenic byway. It is anticpated that the Zion Canyon Corridor Council will submit and application for nomination of this segment of SR-9 for National Scenic Byway Status.
Information on the CMP planning process is available on the Zion Canyon Corridor Management Plan Web Site. Be sure to bookmark the Five County AOG home page as a "favorite" so you can easily return here after visiting the zioncanyoncmp.org web site.
To go directly to a new web site established for the Zion Canyon Corridor Management Plan please use this link: www.zioncanyoncmp.org
The Five County Association of Governments has just published its Annual Report for 2010. The Annual Report was presented to, and accepted by, the Association's Steering Committee at their meeting on October 13, 2010. The report provides brief summaries of some of the principal achievements of the Association's programs and activities which took place during the period of July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010. The Annual Report is published as a service for the use and benefit of the elected officials in the five county region of southwest Utah; appointed boards and commissions; local, state and federal agencies; and the general public.
Click HERE to go directly to our Annual Report page where you can view and/or download the new 2010 Annual Report document. For historical purposes, Annual Reports from 2001 through 2009 are also available online on that same web page. Earlier reports are archived at the Association office.
FIVE COUNTY AOG 2011 UPDATED REGIONAL HUD CONSOLIDATED PLAN AVAILABLE ONLINE
The Five County Association of Government's HUD required Consolidated Plan documents the housing, community, economic development, homelessness and other special needs in southwestern Utah. This regional Consolidated Plan is updated and amended annually by the Steering Committee of the Association. Staff from the Community Development Program and Human Services Program of the Five County Association of Governments work to prepare the annual update for adoption by the Steering Committee.
Please click HERE for more information on the Consolidated Plan.
A consolidated list of the anticipated capital needs for eligible entities is submitted each December to the Utah Permanent Community Impact Fund Board for each county area in this region. This list is produced as a cooperative venture of all the eligible entities within each county area and is coordinated by the Association's Regional Planning Program Planner, Gary Zabriskie.
The lists include a short term (one year) and a medium term (year two through year five) component. The lists contain the following items: jurisdiction, summary description, project time frame, anticipated time of submission to the CIB, projected overall cost of project, anticipated funding sources, the individual applicants' priority for their own projects, as well as the county area priority for each project (on 1 year list only). Projects not identified on a county's or DCC's list, will not be funded by the CIB, unless they address a bona fide public safety or health emergency or for other compelling reasons.
It should be noted that the 1 Year Capital Improvement Lists in Garfield, Iron, Kane and Washington County were amended in early 2011.
Click HERE to go directly to the Regional Capital Improvements Planning page to find out more information on the CIB and you can view and/or download the 1 Year and 2-5 year lists.
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