CITY COUNCIL VACANCY

Applications are being sought to fill a vacancy to City Council Position #5. The successful candidate will be appointed to fill a vacancy created by Mark Peterson’s resignation on 10/4/18. The appointment will expire once the general election results are certified in 2019.  View the vacancy announcement and eligibility requirements <here>. Download the application form <here>. We are grateful for Mark’s service to the community since elected to his position in 2016.

LED STREET LIGHTS INSTALLED

City street lights are being converted to more energy efficient LED fixtures through a program called “Relight Washington” funded by the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board (TIB).  Warmer, low level CRI (Color Rendering Index) fixtures were chosen in consideration of wildlife environmental needs and night sky preservation. More information about the Relight Washington program can be found here. Email utilities@ci.stevenson.wa.us to report street light complaints.

HOLIDAY CLOSURES

City Hall is closed for the following legal holidays: Mon Nov 12 Veterans Day (observed) Thu Nov 22 Thanksgiving Fri Nov 23 Native American Heritage Day Tue Dec 25 Christmas Day Tue Jan 1 New Year’s Day

JOB OPENING

Due to a retirement, the City of Stevenson, Washington, is recruiting for a Deputy Clerk/Treasurer II.  This position works under the City Administrator to perform a variety of accounting, record keeping and customer service duties.  The Deputy Clerk/Treasurer II will be responsible for payroll, grant management and financial reporting.    Annual 2019 Salary of $50,005 to $65,803 DOQ and a generous benefit package.   Applications are available at Stevenson City Hall or here.  Submit an application, a cover letter, and a resume to City Hall at 7121 E Loop Rd, PO Box 371, Stevenson WA 98648, or by email to leana@ci.stevenson.wa.us.      Open until filled, first review of applications is scheduled for December 3, 2018.  The City of Stevenson is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

SMALL DEBRIS FIRE PERMITS AVAILABLE OCT 1

The burn ban has been lifted, and self-issue permits for small debris fires are now available. Permits for residents within the Stevenson city limits can obtain them online here (be sure to email it back to info@ci.stevenson.wa.us or drop it off), or in the box outside the entrance to City Hall. Permits for residents outside the city limits and within Fire District II’s service area can be obtained from the Skamania County website or in the box outside the Fire Hall at 160 SW First Street. Recreational fires do not require a permit but must comply with approved standards. The most current Washington State Department of Natural Resources wildfire information is available here. Please be careful with fire!

WATER AND SEWER RATES INCREASED 1/1/18

The City Council  adopted new rates for water and sewer services and connection fees. For copies of the complete ordinances, click <here for water>, <here for sewer>, and <here for connection fees>. The monthly minimum for customers with water and sewer increased from $49.45 to $69.31. The monthly consumption allowance (400 cu ft) and the charge for excess water ($.039/cu ft) did not change. All customers with sewer service who have not requested an inspection will notice a new $10 fee for Downspout/Sump Pump Connection. This fee can be removed from the customer’s billing if the City is able to verify that the structure’s rain or groundwater collection systems are not being routed to the sewer system. Also, there is relief for  low income seniors that demonstrate income and age eligibility. A 6 month moratorium <ordinance detail available here> was imposed on new Commercial connections that would adversely impact BOD & TSS levels for the sewage treatment plant; new residential connections are allowed and not limited by the moratorium.

SIGN UP FOR EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS

Have you registered to receive emergency notifications? Visit skamaniasheriff.org to register cell phones. This is the best way to insure you will receive important Reverse 911 updates.