Welcome to the Town of Rockville, Utah
Nestled in the canyon of the Virgin River, under the watchful eye of towering peaks and cliffs, lies the Town of Rockville – a rural residential and agricultural community whose current population numbers only 274. Since its founding by Mormon pioneers in 1862, Rockville has worked to maintain the vision of its forefathers. Annual events, volunteer projects, and neighbors helping neighbors bring residents together to strengthen the sense of community.
As you pass through on your way to or from Zion National Park, slow down and enjoy the peaceful beauty of this small town – its towering trees and open fields, its historic bridge, buildings, and stone irrigation ditches. Historians have referred to Rockville as “the last treasure in Utah”. Its residents would agree!
News & Information
N O T I C E
There are two three-year term positions on the Rockville Planning Commission held by Ken Rybkiewicz and Cheryl McGovern that will expire December 31, 2021.
If you have an interest in serving on Rockville’s Planning Commission, please submit a letter of interest containing a statement of why you would like to serve and relevant experience to the Town Clerk no later than 1:00 pm December 30, 2021. This will enable the Town Council to review the requests prior to their regular meeting on January 12, 2022. A letter of interest may be sent to the Town of Rockville, PO Box 630206, Rockville, UT 84763 or delivered to the office during regular business hours. The letter must include the Name, Physical and Mailing Addresses and Phone Number of the applicant. Rockville Planning Commission members must be residents of the Town of Rockville.
Besides having an interest in preserving Rockville’s General Plan, Commission members should be willing to attend training when offered.
The General Plan and Land Use Code may be checked out for your review from the Town Clerk or accessed at Rockville’s website rockvilleutah.org.
Office hours are Monday thru Friday, 8 am to 1 pm. Phone 435-772-0992.
Vicki S. Bell
NOTICE OF CANDIDATES FOR THE ROCKVILLE MUNICIPAL ELECTION
Notice is hereby given by the Town of Rockville of the residents that have declared their candidacy for the two (2) open council seat positions and the position for Mayor for the Town of Rockville. Names are listed how they will appear on the ballot.
Four (4) Year Term
Town Council (2 seats)
Four (4) Year Term
OFFICIAL General Election Results
Registered Voters – 171
Ballots Cast – 141
Ballots not Counted:
Undeliverable – 12
Ballots not Cured – 4
Voter Turnout – Total – 82.46%
A. Jacob Andersen – 20 (14.18%)
Pam Leach – 121 (85.82%)
Undervotes – 0
Jeff Ballard – 128 (49.42%)
Jan Fasselin – 23 (8.88%)
Dave Firmage – 108 (41.7%)
Undervotes – 23
Posted 11/10/2021, 10:36 a.m.
TOWN OF ROCKVILLE
Certified Election Canvass
for November 2, 2021
Invasive Russian Olive and Tamarisks
The Utah Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Land has obtained a grant to remove invasive Russian Olive and Tamarisks from Rockville in 2021. This is your opportunity to rid yourself of these invasive species at no cost to you!
This treatment is grant-funded, at no cost to the landowner (if they fall within the project boundary), and while funds are available one re-treatment will be conducted the following year. The treatment will be cutting Tamarisk and Russian Olive and spraying the stumps with herbicide immediately after to limit re-sprouting. Free landowner education is available as well.
To see if your property is eligible, please contact Carrie Howard, the Southwest Area Forester, at (435) 218-4629
Tamarisk Russian Olive
Ranging from microscopic, single-celled organisms to large seaweeds, algae are simple plants that form the base of food webs. Sometimes, however, their roles are more sinister. Under the right conditions, algae may grow out of control — and a few of these “blooms” produce toxins that can kill fish, mammals and birds, and may cause human illness or even death in extreme cases.
How To Stay Safe
UTAH GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
The Utah Geological Survey, (a division of the Utah Department of Natural Resources), has conducted an extensive investigation of the tragic rockfall that occurred in Rockville December 2009. The detailed report (and map) that identifies and addresses rockfall hazard areas in Rockville has been published and is available to Rockville residents and property owners electronically upon request at the Town Office.
Please note that the report and map gives an overall view of potential rockfall hazard areas and is not meant as a property or site-specific geologic study.
Contact Town Clerk Vicki S. Bell at (435) 772-0992 or by email at email@example.com if you would like the electronic report emailed to you. Hard copies will be made available for a fee of $10 by signing up at the Town Office. A hard copy is also available for review in the Town Office and the Springdale Library.