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.

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!

CALL FOR TOURISM PROMOTION PROPOSALS

The Stevenson Tourism Advisory Committee (TAC) is accepting proposals for tourism promotion activities and facilities to attract visitors to the City of Stevenson during 2019.  Applications are available here or from City Hall at 7121 E. Loop Rd, or by calling 509-427-5970.   Proposals will be accepted at City Hall, 7121 E. Loop Rd, PO Box 371, Stevenson, WA 98648, or by email to leana@ci.stevenson.wa.us until 4:00 PM October 17, 2018.  Applications must meet all State statutes and City rules regarding the use of tourism funds.

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.