Clark R. Fawcett
Phone: (435) 635-2811 x111
FAX: (435) 635-4284
The City Manager is the chief administrative officer of the City and is appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the City Council. It is the City Manager's responsibility to manage, direct and coordinate the municipal services and business affairs of the city including directing the various departments in the execution of Council policies. The City Manager also prepares and presents the annual budget to the City Council for its review and adoption including special studies initiated through the Budget Committee.
As required by state code, Hurricane City financial reports, budget and impact fee informaton are submitted to the Office of the Utah State Auditor. Click on the Financial Reports of Local Governments link on this web site for detailed informaton.
There are many good things happening within the city. Plans are beihng finalized for the final phase of 600 North city connecting SR-9 to 3700 West. The section to be completed runs from SR-9 to 200 West. The road will be widdened along with sidewalk, curb and gutter. When completed it will enhance the area and provide a better safer traffic corridor.
After many years of planning the development, a park at Grandpa's pond is coming soon. The final drawings are almost complete and funding arrangements have been made. The costs of this project will be covered by impacts fees already collected. There will be a walking trail, restrooms, covered picnic areas, playground areas,and parking to go along with grass trees and the existing fishing pond. This is a long time coming but should be a great addition to the Hurricane Park system.
The second phase of Dixie Springs park should also begin in 2015. The first phase was completed when water and sewer services were unavailable. The current parks boasts a baskeball court, playground equipment and parking. The new phase will provide restrooms, grass, trees, water and some picnic areas. If you haven't been to the park you ought to go. Set at the base of the North Sandhollow Dam it is a great open place up next to the red sandstone rocks of Sandhollow. This park is 15 acres and additional phases will come in the future with additional amenities.
Confluence Nature Park
If you like a natural area close to the community where you can hike, see wildlife and walk along a stream or river then visit the Nature Park located at the confluence . The communities of Hurricane, LaVerkin and Toquerville along with Washington County, the Utah Department of Natural Resources, the Utah Division of Wildlife, BLM, the Virgin River Program, and the Virgin River Land Preservation Association are members of the planning team. This planning team is working under the following vision statement:
"Confluence Park is a special place set aside for enjoyment and use by people and for preservation, protection, and enhancement ot the area's rich cultural history, wildlife and natural resources."
A trailhead has been constructed on the LaVerkin side complete with parking, restroom and kiosk showing the trails and other information on the park. Some trails have been marked and conservation work has been completed removing dead and non native species of trees. There has also been planting of some native vegatation to return the land to a more natural state. Camping is permited in the park but access to camp sites are on foot and you must pack everything in and out. If you haven't been down to see it you should plan a hike. Spring and Fall are the best times but if you want to play in the water summer is best. Another trail head is planned for the end of North Main in Hurricane. A grant has been obtained for this trailhead and the environmental review is being completed. Work should begin in the next few months. Plans include a parking area, restroom, and Kiosk. A printable PDF file of the approved plan can be downloaded by clicking here.