Clark County Council Meetings

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Clark County Council meetings are open to the public, in person or online. 
 


Council Meetings are held in a hybrid format. You can join in person, on the 6th floor of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin Street, Vancouver, WA 98666, or virtually. 

For meeting dates and times, please see the County Council Calendar or the Weekly Calendar on our Meeting Information page. 

If you would like to participate in public comment, you can come to the Public Service Center 6th floor Hearing Room, provide comment over the phone, or by logging into WebEx.
    -please see these instructions to log into WebEx, and use the link and access code that is provided next to that meeting date. 

All documents are in PDF format unless noted otherwise.

To request a document not available here, call 564-397-4305 or email:
rebecca.messinger@clark.wa.gov.

To request a video not available here, contact CVTV.

Date Agendas & Minutes Related Documents Audio/Video
8/16/2022

6:00pm

Council Meetings are held in a hybrid format, join virtually or in person.

Participate in the following ways:

  • In person, 6th floor of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin Street, Vancouver, WA 98666
  • Watch live on CVTV (Comcast channel 23)
  • Livestream from your personal computer: www.cvtv.org
  • Join by computer: provided prior to meeting
  • Join by phone:
    • Dial: 1-408-418-9388
    • Access Code: provided prior to meeting
    • Password: provided prior to meeting
  • Submit comments:

Pledge of Allegiance

Invocation
Public Comment on Consent & Separate Business Items

Consent:

Separate Business:

Open Public Comment

Public Hearing: Aging Readiness Plan Update Public Participation Plan
    -Project Webpage

8/10/2022

9:00am

Agenda

Board of Health- Hybrid; join in person or WebEx

Participate in the following ways:

Board of Health
-Pledge of Allegiance
-Minutes for July 13, 2022
-Director's Report: COVID-19 Update
-Open Public Comment
    -Submitted Comments
-Comments from the Board
-Adjourn

Work Session- Hybrid; join in person or WebEx; will begin at the conclusion of Board of Health

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Work Session: ARPA Funding Update

Staff Reports:
- Facilities - Space Planning
- Treasurer's Office
- Broadband
- North Country EMS (NCEMS)
- YMCA (Aquatics Center)

Agenda

Council Time- Hybrid; join in person or WebEx  Council Time will begin at the conclusion of the Work Session

Participate in the following ways:

1. Public Comment - on agenda items only
2. Old Business:
    2.1 
Minutes for August 3, 2022 
3. New Business: - None
4. Councilor Reports:
5. Work Session Requests: None
6. Policy Report:
7. Executive Sessions: None

8/8/2022

Weekly Calendar

8/3/2022

9:00am

Work Session- Hybrid; join in person or WebEx

Participate in the following ways:

Work Session: Medical Examiner's Office Fee Schedule Adoption

Work Session

Agenda

Council Time- Hybrid; join in person or WebEx  Council time will begin at the conclusion of the Work Session

Participate in the following ways:

1. Public Comment - on agenda items only
2. Old Business:
    2.1 
Minutes for July 20, 2022
3. New Business:
    3.1 
Regional Toll Advisory Committee
           -Invitation Letter
           -Toll Committee Structure Memo 
    3.2 ARPA funding
          -Presentation
          -Facilities (Space Planning)
          -Treasurer's Office
          -Broadband
          -NCEMS 
          -Community Services
    3.3 Climate Action - Gorge Commission Request
4. Councilor Reports:
5. Work Session Requests: 
     5.1 Bi-Annual Code Amendments for (Aug. 17. 2022)
6. Policy issues:
7. Executive Sessions:
    - 
Collective Bargaining - 10 minutes
    Real Estate RCW 42.30.110(1)(b) - 15 minutes
    Pending Litigation RCW 42.30.110(1)(i) - 10 minutes

Council Time

8/2/2022

10:00am

Agenda

Council Meetings are held in a hybrid format, join virtually or in person.

Participate in the following ways:


Pledge of Allegiance
Invocation
Public Comment on Consent & Separate Business Items
    -Submitted Comments

Consent:
1. 
Minutes:
    -July 19, 2022
2. County Manager Appointments for:
    -Scena-Thomas Short Plat
    -Vista Grange Cluster Subdivision
    -Ramble Creek Phase 1
4. Approval of a Collective Bargaining Agreement between Clark County and the Information Technology Guild.
5. Approval of a Notice to Contractors requesting bids for the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad Roadbed Rehabilitation – MP 0.0 to MP 14.12; PRJ0000795.
6. Approval of federal funding contracts (Project Prospectus and Local Agency Agreement) for the Northeast Sunset Falls Road – Chip Seal project; CRP No. 320712
7. Approval authorizing the County Manager to execute grant agreement No. WQAIP-2023-C1CoPW-00066 between Clark County and the Washington State Department of Ecology for a total of $50,000 to fund treatment of Variable-leaf Milfoil in Warren Seely Reservoir.
8. Approval authorizing County Manager to sign an updated Interlocal Agreement with Clark Public Utilities for the relocation of poles, electrical lines, and other facilities necessary to construct the Northeast 119th Street and Northeast 152nd Avenue Intersection Improvement project. [This corrects the previously approved Staff Report No. 122-22.]
9. Approval to accept a $116,911 supplemental grant from the Washington Auto Theft Prevention Authority to fund a 1.0 FTE Deputy Prosecuting Attorney 12-month project position, associated position-related equipment costs, and purchase $6,000 in equipment used for auto theft prevention for the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. This is a budget-neutral project that will increase resources dedicated to auto theft prosecution and prevention in Clark County.

Separate Business:
1.
Approval authorizing the County Manager to execute a lease for a modular building to be used by the Salmon Creek Road Operations section crew.
2. Approval authorizing the County Manager to sign an interlocal agreement with the City of Vancouver for the transfer of right-of-way and the granting of access and utility easement rights related to the Curtin Creek Community Park Development.
3. Approval of a resolution establishing the 78th Street Heritage Farm Technical Advisory Team.
4. Approval authorizing the County Manager to execute a grant application for submittal to the Parks Foundation of Clark County for inclusive play equipment at Curtin Creek Community Park.
5. Approval to accept a multi-year $787,842.41 grant from the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs to help detect and mitigate COVID-19 within the Clark County Jail by increased testing, additional PPE supplies, and making physical changes within the jail to make the facility safer for staff and inmates.

Open Public Comment
Councilor Communications
County Manager Report
Adjourn

Council Meeting

8/1/2022

Weekly Calendar

7/25/2022

Weekly Calendar

7/20/2022

9:00am

Agenda

Minutes

Council Time- Hybrid; join in person or WebEx 

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Council Time Items:
1. 
Public Comment - on agenda items only
2. Old Business:
    2.1
Minutes for July 13, 2022
    2.2 ARPA small projects update
    2.3 Safe Park update
    2.4 I-5 Bridge Resolution
3. New Business:
    3.1 
Annual Parks Meeting
4. Councilor Reports:
5. Work Session Requests: 
     5.1 Public Health: Medical Examiner's Office fee schedule adoption (for Aug. 3, 2022)
     5.2 Superior Court - National Center of State Courts Case flow, Calendaring & Operations Study (for                 Aug. 10 or Sept. 7) 
6. Policy issues:
7. Executive Sessions:
    - 
Collect Bargaining - 15 minutes
    Real Estate RCW 42.30.110(1)(b) - 10 minutes
    Potential Litigation RCW 42.30.110(1)(i) - 10 minutes

Council Time

7/19/2022

6:00pm

Agenda

Minutes

Council Meetings are held in a hybrid format, join virtually or in person.

Participate in the following ways:

Pledge of Allegiance
Invocation

Public Comment on Consent & Separate Business Items
    -Submitted Comments

Consent:
1. 
Warrants:
    -07/04 – 07/08/2022
    -06/27 – 07/01/2022
    -06/20 – 06/24/2022
2. Minutes Approved for:
    -July 5, 2022
3. Approval of Letters of Acceptance for:
    -Randy Lawffer reappointed to the Noxious Weed Control Board, effective Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2026.
    -Mike Nieto appointed to the Southwest Washington Workforce Development/Workforce Southwest Washington effective July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2025.
    -Jasmine Tolbert appointed to the Southwest Washington Workforce Development/Workforce Southwest Washington effective July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2025.
    -Stacey Smith appointed to the Southwest Washington Workforce Development/Workforce Southwest Washington effective July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2025.
    -Angela Edginton-Burckhard appointed to the Southwest Washington Workforce Development/Workforce Southwest Washington effective July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2025.
4. Plats (for notice only):
    -Plat alteration declaration to amend a subdivision recorded in Book 312, Pages 196-197, Teal Crest Subdivision
5. Approval to accept continuing pass-through grant funds from the Washington Department of Health (DOH) for the Injury & Violence Prevention Overdose Data to Action (OD2A) and allow the Public Health Director to sign any agreements or amendments resulting therein. Total remuneration for one year is estimated at $70,415 for a term beginning Sept. 1, 2022.
6. Approval authorizing the County Manager to sign a covenant agreement for Parcel No. 176384-000 with the City of Vancouver to preserve accessibility improvements and maintain public access to the Harmony Sports Complex restroom facilities funded through a Community Development Block Grant.
7. Approval authorizing the County Manager to sign an extension agreement of the Pacific Northwest Interagency Cooperative Intergovernmental Agreement for Grounds Equipment and Maintenance Services.
8. Approval to repurpose the 2022 baseline controllables budget for Vegetation Management to purchase a spray apparatus for a replacement utility terrain vehicle.

Separate Business:
1.
Approval to allocate $2 million in funding for the ARPA Community Grant Awards Program which will provide financial assistance to nonprofit organizations and small businesses to facilitate recovery from the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
2. Approval of a resolution stating Clark County Council priorities for the I-5 Interstate Bridge Replacement Program.
3. Approval to accept expanded State Foundational Public Health Services grant funds from the Washington State Department of Health and add positions and budget capacity as outlined in the staff report. Additional remuneration from the Department of Health will be $3,014,000 per year starting July 1, 2022, with an additional increase of $562,334 per year starting July 1, 2023.
4. Approval of a resolution authorizing the County Manager to execute an agreement with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to complete the Hantwick Inter-fund Transfer and Reconveyance project, and pursuant to RCW 79.22, make an official request for the property from DNR.
5. Approval to sign a letter of intent to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) expressing interest in transfer of the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad property from the State to the county through the Trust Land Transfer process.

Open Public Comment
    
-Submitted Comments

Public Hearing: Clark County Code 40.260.150 - Multifamily Residential Outdoor Recreation Area Standards:
    -Interim Ordinance (approved on July 5, 2022)
    -Interim Ordinance (Proposed  Additional Findings of Fact Version)
    -Presentation
    -Submitted Comments

Public Hearing: CPZ2021-00006 Chelatchie Bluff Mineral Lands
   
-Submitted Comments for July 19, 2022 Council Hearing
    -Submitted comments for March 15, 2022 Council Hearing
    -Submitted comments for December 16 Planning Commission Hearing

Public Hearing: Ordinance re: Annual Reviews and Dockets

Public Hearing: Clark County Code 9.05 - Park Rules

Council Meeting

7/18/2022

Weekly Calendar

7/13/2022

9:00am

Agenda

Board of Health- Hybrid; join in person or WebEx

Participate in the following ways:

Board of Health
-Pledge of Allegiance
-Minutes for June 22, 2022
-Director's Report: COVID-19 Update
-Open Public Comment
    -Submitted Comments
-Comments from the Board
-Adjourn

Board of Health

Agenda

Minutes

Council Time- Hybrid; join in person or WebEx - Council Time will begin at the conclusion of Board of Health

Participate in the following ways:

Council Time Items:
1. 
Public Comment - on agenda items only
2. Old Business:
    2.1 Minutes for July 6, 2022
    2.2 ODOT Low Income Toll Resolution
3. New Business:
    3.1 Emergency Resolution re: Interim County Engineer 
4. Councilor Reports:
5. Work Session Requests: None
6. Policy Issues:
7. Executive Sessions: 
     - 1 Real Estate - 10 minutes
     - 1 Pending Litigation RCW 42.30.110(1)(i) - 10 minutes

Council Time

7/11/2022

Weekly Calendar

7/6/2022

9:00am

Work Session- Hybrid; join in person or WebEx

Participate in the following ways:

Work Session: Prosecuting Attorney's Office - Case Backlog

Work Session: Environmental Public Health Fees
                         -Presentation
                         -Fee Schedule Detail

Work Session: Prosecuting Attorney's Office - Case Backlog

Work Session: Environmental Public Health Fees

Agenda

Minutes

Council Time- Hybrid; join in person or WebEx - Council Time will begin at the conclusion of the work sessions

Participate in the following ways:

Council Time Items:
1. 
Public Comment - on agenda items only
2. Old Business:
    2.1 Minutes for June 29, 2022
    2.2 I-5 Bridge Replacement Resolution
3. New Business:
    3.1 
ODOT draft low-income toll report feedback
4. Councilor Reports:
5. Work Session Requests: None
6. Policy Issues:
7. Executive Sessions: 1 Collective Bargaining - 10 minutes

Council Time

7/5/2022

10:00am

Agenda

Minutes

Council Meetings are held in a hybrid format, join virtually or in person.

Participate in the following ways:

Pledge of Allegiance
Invocation

Public Comment on Consent & Separate Business Items
    -Submitted Comments

Consent:
1. 
Minutes:
    -June 7, 2022 (Verbatim Transcript – Buildable Lands Report)
    -June 21, 2022
    -June 21, 2022 (Verbatim Transcript –Buildable Lands Report Resolution)
2. Approval of Letters of Acceptance for:
    -Kyle Potter reappointed to the Solid Waste Advisory Board, effective July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2025.
    -Mandy Kipfer appointed to the Southwest Washington Workforce Development/Workforce Southwest Washington effective July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2025.
    -Renny Christopher reappointed to the Southwest Washington Workforce Development/Workforce Southwest Washington effective July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2025.
    -Nathan Webster appointed to the Southwest Washington Workforce Development/Workforce Southwest Washington effective July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2025.
3. Approval of resolutions designating TV ETC and CVTV, respectively, as the Education and Government Access Providers on the Cable Television System.
4. Approval of Petty Cash funds and Premiums & Awards for the 2022 Clark County Fair.
5. Approval of a transfer for payment of 2022 Clark County Fair entertainment and immediate payment contracts.
6. Approval authorizing the County Manager to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Clark Conservation District pertaining to the implementation of the Agricultural Habitat Protection Practices Guide.
7. Approval authorizing the County Manager to sign the Lease Amendment with Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council (RTC), located in Suite 185 of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin Street, Vancouver.
8. Approval of a resolution authorizing the County Manager to execute Deeds of Right to meet the grant requirements for project agreement number 18-1412 with the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office.
9. Approval to close a Petty Cash Fund of $250 for the 78th Street Operations Center due to lack of need and usage.

Separate Business:
1.
Approval of an interim ordinance pursuant to RCW 35.63.200 and RCW 36.70A.390 relating to land use; clarifying Clark County Code concerning Section 40.260.150 Multifamily Residential Outdoor Recreation Area Standards and Implementation of the landscaping requirements of Section 40.220.020.C.9.
2. Approval to accept pass-through grant funds from Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) for the Smart Choices 4 Teens with a Community Coalition project, and upon notification of award add a .5 FTE Office Assistant II and allow the Public Health Director to sign any agreements or amendments resulting therein. Total remuneration is estimated at $114,962 over a 3-year period to begin in 2023.
3. Approval to repurpose $200,000 of Federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds already allocated to Clark County Public Health to solicit a contractor to coordinate the development of Public Health’s next comprehensive strategic plan. This process will incorporate feedback from staff, community partners, and data collection through a community needs assessment process to identify public health priorities and ensure a clear department vision, stewardship, and maximization of internal and allied partner resources to improve population health outcomes.
4. Approval authorizing the County Manager to sign an Interlocal Agreement with Clark Public Utilities for the relocation of poles, electrical lines, and other facilities necessary to construct the Northeast 119th Street and Northeast 152nd Avenue intersection improvement project.
5. Approval authorizing the County Manager to execute a 5-year Lease Agreement with Southwest Washington League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Foundation for 10.4 acres of farmland at Heritage Farm.

Open Public Comment
    -Submitted Comments

Public Hearing: 2021 Annual Review and Dockets *moved to July 19th, 6pm*
    -Project Webpage

Councilor Communications
County Manager Report
Adjourn

Council Meeting

7/4/2022

Weekly Calendar

6/29/2022

9:00am

Agenda

Minutes

Council Time- Hybrid; join in person or WebEx

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Council Time Items:
1. Executive Sessions:
   
1.1 1 Potential Litigation RCW 42.30.110 (1)(i) - 15 minutes
    1.2 1 Potential Litigation RCW 42.30.110 (1)(i) - 10 minutes
2. Public Comment- on agenda items only
    -Submitted  Comments
3. Old Business:
    3.1 Minutes for June 22, 2022
    3.2 Arts Commission MOU
    3.3 Chelatchie Bluff Surface Mining Overlay CPZ2021-00006
4. New Business
   
4.1 Interstate 5 Bridge Replacement
          -White Paper
          -Resolution
5. Councilor Reports:
6. Work Session Requests:
   
6.1 Environmental Public Health Fees discussion (for July 6, 2022)
7. Policy Issues:
8. Executive Sessions:
   
8.1 1 Real Estate RCW 42.30.110(1)(b) - 10 minutes

Council Time

6/27/2022

Weekly Calendar

6/23/2022

10:30am

WSAC Annual Council Briefing

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WSAC Briefing

4:30pm

Agenda

Forum regarding County's proposed Public Safety Sales Tax Proposition

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Submitted Comments & Questions

Public Safety Sales Tax Forum

6/22/2022

8:30am

Agenda

Minutes

Board of Health- Hybrid; join in person or WebEx

Participate in the following ways:

Board of Health
-Pledge of Allegiance
-Minutes for May 25, 2022
-Director's Report: COVID-19 Update
-Open Public Comment
    -Submitted Comments
-Comments from the Board
-Adjourn

Board of Health