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Regular City Council Meeting: Kelso City Council Chambers 203 S Pacific Ave at 6:00 pm Tuesday, July 5, 2022. 

If you wish to make a general comment/question, please fill out the comment form by 5:00 pm Tuesday, July 5, 2022  

To view council agenda items and other legislative-related information, you can visit our BoardDocs site here:  http://www.boarddocs.com/wa/kelso/Board.nsf/Public#  For additional information concerning BoardDocs, please visit www.boarddocs.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

Utility Construction and Paving on
N. Pacific, 4th Av, Oak St, and 5th Av

Construction to replace old sewer lines, water lines, and storm drains, and to repave the N. Pacific from Allen to Cowlitz Way, 4th and 5th from Oak to Allen, and Oak from 4th to 5th will begin in mid-February 2022 and continue into June or July, depending on weather. In addition to the paving and utility work, sidewalk access ramps will be replaced at most of the corners to bring them into compliance with the federal “Americans With Disabilities Act” requirements.

During construction, driveways, travel lanes and parking on these streets will be closed at times, and traffic will be shifted around the construction with traffic cones and flaggers, or will be detoured.

Funding for the project is provided by the City, and by a grant from the Transportation Improvement Board.

More information about this project can be found here:  https://www.kelso.gov/n-pacific-4th-av-oak-st-and-5th-av

City of Kelso
Engineering Department
360-423-6590

 

 

 

The City of Kelso is now accepting applications from Kelso residents that reside within the city limits of Kelso to fill a vacancy on the city council. 

The timeline for filling the vacancy is as follows:

January 21, 2022:  Applications are due to city staff not later than 5:00 p.m.
February 1, 2022: Special meeting at 4:30 p.m. to conduct candidate interviews followed by executive session, council vote, and swearing in of new councilmember.

A councilmember application and an application to be considering for any board, committee, commission must be filled out and submitted to City Manager Andrew Hamilton not later than January 21st @ 5:00 p.m.

For more details please click here.

Fireworks Stand Permit Applications

The City of Kelso is accepting applications for firework stand permits.

Due to the size of population, the City of Kelso is limited to allow for three fireworks stands each year.  Permits may be granted, or denied, based upon the City Manager’s assessment of the applicant’s experience and demonstrated record together with such other factors as are determined to be in the best interest of and benefit to the community.  All applications to operate fireworks stands shall be made no later than May 2, 2022.

Fireworks Stand Ordinance 16-3871

For additional information, please visit the City’s website www.kelso.gov or contact Traci Howard at 360.423-0900 or thoward@kelso.gov.

Delays in service due to weather.  Please check the Waste Connect Mobile App for additional information.

Curbside:  Kelso January 3-7, 2022

Drop Sites Kelso December 26,2021 - January 2, 2022  Location: 1115 S. Pacific Avenue

 

 The City of Kelso Lodging Tax Committee will be holding the annual distribution meeting to recommend to the Council the dispersing of Stadium funds for the 2022 budget year. This meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 15th at 3:00 pm in the Kelso City Hall Council Chambers, 203 S. Pacific. Ave.

Due to a current staff shortages at the library, temporary hours have been put in place as follows:

Thursday - 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday - 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday - 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Closed Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

We are sorry for any inconvenience and hope to be back to regular hours as soon as possible.

The City of Kelso, City Council will hold a public hearing on September 21st at 6:00 pm, at Kelso City Hall, 203 South Pacific Avenue, Kelso, Washington, to consider revisions made to the Six Year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), 2021-2026.

The public hearing on the above matter will be an open record hearing. As such, an official record will be created through testimony and the submission of evidence and information. If any future hearings are required, the record will be closed and no new information may be considered. Only persons commenting or submitting written material at the open record hearing will be parties of record. All decisions will be based on the record established at the open record hearing.

The meeting can be viewed by following the link at:  https://kelso-longview.vod.castus.tv/vod

Citizens have a right to provide public comment. The two ways for citizens to provide comment are as follows:  Written public comments can be submitted, remotely, via City of Kelso website:  https://www.kelso.gov/city-council-remote-public-comment-sign.  Written public comments must be received by 5:00 PM, September 21st, 2021.

The Six Year TIP Program description is available for review at the Engineering Department webpage at https://www.kelso.gov/document/six-year-transportation-improvement-program.

Questions about the program should be directed to Michael Kardas, Community Development Director/City Engineer at 360-423-6590.

COVID-19 Financial Hardship no longer available.

 

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