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Our Heritage

"As the water flowed over the pink cliffs of what is now
known today as Water Canyon, shouts of
acclamation was heard through out the valley".

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Garfield County Fair

Welcome to Tropic

Tropic, nestled in the valley of the red cliffs of Bryce Canyon National Park, a community, whose name reflects the beautiful fruit blossoms in the spring, green grass of summer, and the brilliant colors of fall. In Winter…. A blanket of snow covers the community, quietly giving rest.

The climate is relatively mild, with the last frost usually occurring in the latter part of April and begins freezing in Mid-October.

Tropic is located in Garfield County on Utah's All American Road * Scenic Byway 12; just off Utah Heritage Highway 89 south of Panguitch and travels eastward. From its humble beginnings in 1892 with approximately 15 families, Tropic has prospered to a thriving community of over 550 residents.

News & Announcements

Garbage & Debris: Please put all household garage, including mattresses, boards, and other unwanted items in the County Trash Bins located throughout Town. The bin located at the Maintenance Yard is NOT for household use ~ only appliances and other scrap metal items. A $50 fine will be issued for the misuse of this service.

Historic Scout House
: A campaign is underway to restore the Tropic Town Scout House ~ Built in 1936 the structure is a historic icon and over the years has deteriorated; and the once sturdy structure is worth saving. A call has been issued for volunteers to help in this project; those familiar with construction, carpentry, electrical, plumbing work and everyone in between are invited to share their ideas, talents and skills. Mr. Kelly Shakespear has volunteered to spearhead the project ~ For additional information, please contact Kelly at 436-679-8583 ~ Financial contributions are also welcomed; a Scout House Fund has been setup at State Bank of Southern Utah - Tropic Branch.

Water & Sewer Increase: Beginning February 1, 2016 Residential and Commercial Monthly Base Water Rates will increase; the following charges will be implemented: Residential Water Service $24.00 Sewer Services $24.00 + $2.00 Road/Drainage Fee = $50.00 total monthly bill. Commercial Water Services $48.00 Sewer Services $48.00 + $2.00 Road/Drainage Fee = $98.00 total monthly bill. Previous rates identified as "winter rates", "inactive", "dormant" are repealed and discontinued ~ Allotted gallons ~ 12,000; a charge of $3.75 for every 1,000 gallons over the allotted gallons. For a complete review of the ordinance, a copy is available Water/Sewer Ordinance or at the Tropic Town Office.

Community Rewards Program: South Central has partnered with to fund community projects and promote community growth. Whenever you want to make a purchase on Amazon, access Amazon through the South Central Website: hit Amazon + South Central Communications = Community Rewards icon, select the Community & Project that you want your purchases to benefit and shop away. Amazon contributes anywhere from 4% to 12% of your purchase amount back to the project(s) of your choice; in turn South Central Communications donates 100% of the monies received to fund the community's projects.

FREE Spay and Neuter for Cats: There is a humane, effective way to control the community cat population: Trap/Neuter/Return reduces the number of feral cats and stray free-roaming cats in the neighborhood. The Best Friends "Community Cat Program" prevents unwanted litters and reduces the number of cats euthanized in shelters. Best Friends is offering free services to spay/neuter cats within your neighborhood; please call 435-644-2001 for more information.

Dogs at Large: It is being reported that dogs are once again at large are killing sheep, chickens and other house hold pets, please be responsible dog owners know the where about of your dog(s) and keep your them contained on your property. Animal Control and Law Enforcement will be issuing fines and citations for those who are in violation ~ The 2016 Dog Licenses are available.

Beautification Project: Volunteers are needed to be on the Beautification Committee for Tropic Town; those interested please contact Jeanee Shakespeare. Tropic Town's Vision Statement "
To Maintain a clean, economically diverse community with a country atmosphere,which provides for all community needs through strong planning efforts, while drawing upon the historical significance of the area". Please support Mayor Brinkerhoff, the Town Council and Jeanee Shakespeare by contributing ideas and volunteering your time in the realization of the Town's vision statement.

Local Information

  Tropic Town Office Hours
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

  2016 Monthly Meeting Schedule
* Planning Commission
1st Thursday @ 6 p.m.

*Town Board Meeting
2nd Thursday @ 6 p.m.

Water Billing
Water Bills are due the
last day of each month.
A $200 fee shall be
applied for the disconnection
and re-connection
of services due to
non-payment of water.

2016 Dog License
Spayed/Neutered  $10
Non-Spayed/Neutered  $35

Daughters Utah Pioneer
3rd Monday of each month
Heritage Center
3:00 p.m.

Senior Citizen Center
Lunch ~ Order by 10 am
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

AA Meetings
  Sunday & Wednesdays
at 6:00 p.m.
Tropic Town Heritage Center
20 North Main
Contact Randall

Heat Assistance
Sign Up for Heat Assistance
435-826-4410 * Katie

Driver's License Renewal
Garfield County Office DMV
Panguitch - 2nd & 4th Wednesdays
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Garfield County Landfill
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
10 am - 3 pm

Misc. photos
by Marion Littlefield

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