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.
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Date Agendas & Minutes Related Documents Audio/Video
12/12/2022

Weekly Calendar

12/8/2022

FYI- no Council Meetings through the remainder of the year.

Meetings will resume on January 3rd.

12/7/2022

9:00am

Agenda

 

*If needed*

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Public Hearing: 2023 Annual Budget (if needed) *Canceled- hearing concluded on 12/6/22

*Hearing not needed*

12/6/2022

9:45am -
Emergency Medical Service District #1 Board

10:00am -
Clark County Council

Agenda

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Convene as the Emergency Medical Service District #1 Board

Consider the Ordinance / Resolution for levying property taxes for EMS District #1 and 2023 Levy Certification.

 

Convene as the County Council

Pledge of Allegiance
Invocation
Recognition of Public Service

Public Comment on Consent & Separate Business Items
    -Submitted Comments

Consent:
1.
Warrants:
    -10/03 – 10/07/22
    -10/17 – 10/21/22
    -10/31 – 11/04/22
    -11/14 – 11/18/22
    -10/10 – 10/14/22
    -11/21 – 11/25/22
2. Minutes:
    -October 25, 2022 (Fort Vancouver Regional Library District Board Appointment)
    -November 15, 2022 (verbatim transcript for Traffic Impact Fee hearing)
    -November 15, 2015
3. Ad valorem documentation received:
    -City of Battle Ground
    -Port of Camas-Washougal
    -Camas School District
    -City of Camas
    -Cemetery District No. 4
    -Cemetery District No. 5
    -Cemetery District No. 6
    -Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue
    -East County Fire and Rescue
    -Clark County Fire District No. 5
    -Clark County Fire District No. 6
    -Clark County Fire District No. 10
    -Clark County Fire District No. 13
    -Fort Vancouver Regional Library District
    -City of La Center
    -City of Ridgefield
    -Ridgefield School District
    -City of Washougal
    -Town of Yacolt
    -City of Vancouver
    -Woodland School District
4. Approval of the Historic Preservation Commission’s recommendation to fun six projects for the 2023 Historical Promotions Grant program for a total of $49,916.24.
5. Approval authorizing the County Manager to execute the 2023-2024 two-year contract between Clark County and the Columbia River Economic Development Council (CREDC).
6. Approval authorizing the County Manager to sign an extension to the Interlocal Agreement with the City of Vancouver for the County to provide indigent defense services for City of Vancouver defendants assigned to the District Court Mental Health Therapeutic Court.
7. Approval to accept a grant awarded by the Washington State Administrative Office of the Courts and to expand budget capacity for related contracts until budget appropriation can be formally adopted during the 2023 Fall Budget Supplemental. Also, request approval authorizing the County Manager to sign contracts related to this grant.
8. Approval of a Collective Bargaining Agreement between Clark County and the Deputy Sheriffs’ Guild (DSG).
9. Approval of the new classification of Deputy County Engineer and associated pay range.
10. Approval of a new classification of Chief Deputy Sheriff-Administrative and associated pay range.
11. Approval of wage increase for M1, M2, and M3 classifications.
12. Approval of additional and clarified terms in the Collective Bargaining Agreement between Clark County and the Corrections Deputy Guild (CDG).
13. Approval to repurpose Event Center Capital Budget to the Services Controllable Budget.
14.  Approval of the revised Clark County Jail Standards.
15. Approval to create a new special revenue fund 6318 Moderate Risk fund to accommodate receipt of contractual investment made by Columbia Resource Company for capital improvement to existing transfer stations and the potential development of a new transfer station in Clark County.
16. Approval to move Foundational Public Health Services Grant existing controllable expense budget capacity to capital budget capacity within Fund 1025: Public Health Fund to purchase an X-Ray Flourescense Analyzer.
17. Approval to increase Public Health petty cash fund account from $1,000 to $1,450, specifically increasing the three change fund bags in the Vital Records program from $100 to $250 each.
18. Approval ratification of Staff Report SR2022-1811, which was previously approved on Dec. 1, 2022 by the County Manager. The request is for approval to submit an interest form for participation in the 2023-2024 Legal Epidemiology Learning Cohort due 12/1/22 and accept up to $20,000 in federal stipend funds from ChangeLab Solutions to be used to pay community-based organizations to offset costs of participation. Additional funding of approximately $10,000 will be provided to send two Clark County Public Health staff to the in-person training event at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA in March 2023. Total remuneration of $30,000 anticipated.
19. Request approval of notices to advertise summaries of construction projects completed with county forces in 2021 and listing projects to be built with county forces in 2022.
20. Approval to increase funding for the total contract amount for the Professional Services Agreement for security services.

Separate Business:
1.
Approval of a contract with Herrera Environmental Consultants for the Clark County Shoreline Master Program Monitoring and Adaptive Management Implementation Plan project.
2. Approval of an Employment Agreement between Clark County and Kathleen Otto.
3. Approval of a resolution authorizing the execution of an interlocal agreement with the City of Camas to reimburse the city for $1,250,000 towards the purchase of the ‘Green Mountain Addition’ project and approve a budget amendment to repurpose capital outlay for the expense.
4. Approval of a resolution to annex portions of Northeast 122nd Avenue, Northeast 12th Avenue, and Northeast 239th Street to the City of Battle Ground.
5. Approval authorizing the County Manager to execute a three-year contract with Cartegraph Systems, LLC for implementation of the Asset and Maintenance Management System.
6. Approval authorizing the County Manager to execute a lease agreement with Portland-Vancouver Junction Railroad for operation and maintenance of the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad.
7. Approval of an ordinance adopting approved amendments to the Traffic Impact Fee trip rate and the Capital Facilities Plan.
8. Approval to confirm execution of the 2023 Agreement for Services between Clark County and the Cowlitz Indian Tribe.
9. Approval of one full time equivalent (FTE) position of Chief Deputy Sheriff, Administrative.

Open Public Comment
    
-Submitted Comments

 

Convene as the Greater Clark Parks District Board

Public Hearing: 2023 Greater Clark Parks District Budget
Consider adoption of the proposed 2023 Greater Clark Parks District budget in the total amount of $4,100,000. The Greater Clark Parks District property tax levy for 2023 will also be considered at this time.

 

Convene as the County Council

Public Hearing: 2023 Annual Budget
    -2023 Annual Budget Presentation
    -2023 County Manager Recommended Budget Reports
    -2023 Fleet Replacement Schedule
    -2023 Staffing Summary
    -Resolution
    -Submitted Comments

Public Hearing: OLR-2022-00147 Synchrous Covenant Release

Councilor Communications & County Manager Report

Adjourn

Council Meeting

12/5/2022

2:00pm

Agenda

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Public Hearing: 2023 Annual Budget (Elected Officials Testimony)
Elected county officials and the public to comment on the proposed 2023 annual budget for Clark County.
    -Budget Reports

Public Comment

Executive Session: Collective Bargaining (10 minutes)

Council Meeting

Weekly Calendar

11/30/2022

9:00am

Agenda

Council Time- Hybrid; join in person or WebEx 

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1. Executive Session
     1.1 RCW 42.30.110(1)(g) – 15 minutes
2. Public Comment – on agenda items only
3. Old Business
     3.1 Minutes for November 16, 2022
     3.2 Public Safety Sales Tax
     3.3 Jail Update
4. New Business:
     4.1 Columbia River Mental Health Opioid Treatment Program: Sarah Brown
     4.2 Public Authority Letter of Acknowledgement re: National Tribal Transportation Facility Inventory
     4.3 2021 Traffic Impact Fee Report
     4.4 Annual Impact Fees
     4.5 Sales Tax Leakage
            -2019
            -2022
     4.6 County Manager Goals
5. Councilor Reports:
6. Work Session Requests: None
7. Lindsey Hueer report on policy issues:
8. Executive Sessions:
     8.1 RCW 42.30.110(1)(i) – Potential Litigation, 10 minutes
     8.2 RCW 42.30.110(1)(i) – Potential Litigation, 20 minutes
     8.3 RCW 42.30.110(1)(b) – 20 minutes
     8.4 RCW 42.30.110(1)(g) – 15 minutes
     8.5 Collective Bargaining – 10 minutes

Council Time

11/28/2022

Weekly Calendar

11/21/2022

Weekly Calendar

11/16/2022

9:00am

Work Session- Hybrid; join in person or WebEx

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Work Session: 2023 Annual Budget

Work Session

Agenda

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

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1. Public Comment - on agenda items only   
2. Old Business
    2.1
 Minutes for November 9, 2022
3. New Business: None
4. Councilor Reports:
5. Work Session Requests: 
None
6. Report on Policy Issues:
    6.1 
Support Letter re: Commerce Emergency Shelter Grant Funding
7. Executive Sessions:
    7.1
 1 Per RCW 42.30.110(1)(g) - 20 minutes
    7.2 1 Pending Litigation RCW 42.30.110(1)(i) - 30 minutes
    7.3 1 Pending Litigation RCW 42.30.110(1)(i) - 5 minutes 
Agenda amended during Council Time to add two additional executive sessions as indicated below.
    7.4 1 Potential Litigation RCW 42.30.110(1)(i) - 5 minutes
    7.5 1 Potential Litigation RCW 42.30.110(1)(i) - 5 minutes

Council Time

11/15/2022

6:00pm

Agenda

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Pledge of Allegiance
Invocation

Proclamation: Native American Heritage Month

NUSA (Neighborhoods USA) 2022 Neighborhood of the Year Award
   
-Third Place Winner: Clark Neighbors Food Project, Building Community & Sharing Food One Bag at a time (About Clark Food ProjectWhy it matters)

Public Comment on Consent & Separate Business Items

Consent:
1. 
Warrants:
    -10/24 – 10/28/2022
2. Minutes approved for:
    -Nov. 1, 2022
3. Appointments and Letters of Acceptance for:
    -Marie Coffey appointed to the Fort Vancouver Regional Library Board in Position 4 representing Clark County, effective Jan. 1, 2023 to Dec. 31, 2030
4. Ad Valorem / Budget related documentation received:
    -FY2022 amended operating budget – East County Fire & Rescue
5. Plats (for notice only):
    -North Haven Phase 4A
    -Wirf-Lewis River Home
6. Approval to repurpose Community Development and Fire Marshal Controllable Services Budget to Capital Budget.
7. Approval to repurpose Facilities Capital Budget to the Supplies Controllable budget.
8. Approval of a Notice to Contractors to request bids for the 2022 Preservation ADA Improvements – Groups 2A & 3 Project: CRP No. 301422 / PRJ0000818.
9. 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 NE 68th Street Sidewalk project.
10. Request approval authorizing the County Manager to sign a grant amendment from the Washington State Department of Ecology to award $61,354.00 in additional construction funds to Clark County Public Works for the NE Hazel Dell Avenue (Cougar Creek to 94th Street) stormwater retrofit project.
11. Approval to repurpose 2022 baseline controllable budget for division to purchase a spray apparatus and a large format plotter.

Separate Business:
1. 
Request approval of 3J Consulting, Inc. 2nd contract amendment to extend and increase the budget for the Housing Options Study and Action Plan.
2. Approval of an interlocal agreement adjusting the water services boundaries between Public Utility District No. 1 of Clark County (dba Clark Public Utilities) and the City of Battle Ground.
3. Request approval of $25,730,000 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and General Fund funding to complete space planning efforts for the Downtown Campus.
4. Request approval of an extension of the Professional Services Agreement for two (2) months with NaphCare, Inc., to provide inmate medical services at the Clark County Law Enforcement Center Jail, Jail Work Center, and Juvenile Justice Center Detention Facility.
5. Approval of the Fourth Lease Amendment with Harmony Sports Association.
6. Request approval of a resolution adopting the 2023-2028 Stormwater Capital Plan.

Open Public Comment
   
-Submitted Comment

Public Hearing: 2023 Transportation Improvement Program and 2023 Annual Construction Program

Public Hearing: Traffic Impact Fee Rate
    -Project Webpage

Councilor Communications
County Manager Report
Adjourn

Council Meeting

11/14/2022

Weekly Calendar

11/9/2022

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

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Work Session: Neighborhood Traffic Management Plan Update - *CANCELLED

*Work Session canceled

8:30am

Agenda

Board of Health- Hybrid; join in person or WebEx

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Board of Health
-Pledge of Allegiance
-Minutes from Oct. 26th, 2022
-Director's Report
    -Respiratory Illnesses: COVID-19, Influenza, RSV
-Public Health In Action
    -Dr. Jack Stump and Lisa Stump Recognition
-Open Public Comment
-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 the Board of Health

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1. Public Comment - on agenda items only   
2. Old Business
    2.1
 Minutes for November 2, 2022
    2.2 Jail Update
3. New Business:
    3.1 Native American Heritage Month Proclamation (for Nov. 15, 2022)
    3.2 Request for Interim Ordinance to allow Sales of Fireworks between Dec. 27th and Dec. 31st 
4. Councilor Reports:
5. Work Session Requests: 
None
6. Report on Policy Issues:
7. Executive Sessions:
    7.1
 Per RCW 42.30.110(1)(g) - 20 minutes
    7.2 Potential Litigation RCW 42.30.110)1)(i) - 15 minutes

Council Time

11/7/2022

Weekly Calendar

11/2/2022

9:00am

Agenda

Minutes

Council Time- Hybrid; join in person or WebEx 

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1. Public Comment - on agenda items only  
2. Old Business
    2.1
 Minutes for October 26, 2022
    2.2 Cowlitz Tribe Contract
          A:  101922 Offer Cowlitz Indian Tribe
          B:  CCSO Jail Cowlitz Reservation and Casino Totals
          C:  18-19 Indigent Defense Annual Invoice Cowlitz Indian Tribe Agreement
          D:  Indigent Defense Cowlitz 2018-19
          E:  Cowlitz Indian Tribe MEO Service Memo
          F:  PA Cowlitz Indian Tribe Cases
          G: Cowlitz Indian Tribe Payment in Lieu of Taxes  
    2.3 Public Safety Sales Tax
    2.4 Jail Update
3. New Business: None
4. Councilor Reports:
5. Work Session Requests: 
None
6. Report on Policy Issues:
7. Executive Sessions:
    7.1 Per RCW 42.30.110(1)(g) - 60 minutes

Council Time

11/1/2022

10:00am

Agenda

Minutes

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Pledge of Allegiance
Invocation
Proclamations:

    -Veterans Day
    -National Family Caregivers Month
Public Comment on Consent & Separate Business Items

Consent:
1. Warrants:
   
-09/19 – 09/23/2022
    -09/26 – 09/30/2022
2. Minutes:
    -Oct. 18, 2022
3. Appointments and Letters of Acceptance for:
    -Jeff Mori, Chief of Police, City of Vancouver, appointed to the Public Health Advisory Council, effective immediately to Sep. 30, 2025.
    -Robin Sells Pursley appointed to the Clark County Law & Justice Council.
4. Plats (for notice only):
    -Halme Short Plat
    -Lalonde Park Subdivision Phase 1
5. Request approval to create Fund 1043: Opioid and Overdose Response Fund for the collection of revenue due to the Opioid and Overdose Response Plan settlement.
6. Request approval to set public hearings for December 5, 6, and 7, 2022 for the purpose of presenting, discussing, and approving the 2023 annual budget.
7. Request approval of a Joint Resolution of the Clark County Council and Klickitat and Skamania Boards of County Commissioners to appoint Marie Coffey as Clark County’s designee, Position No. 4, on the Fort Vancouver Regional Library Board of Trustee’s, effective Jan. 1, 2023 to Dec. 31, 2030.
*8. Request approval of a Collective Bargaining Agreement between Clark County, Clark County Sheriff’s Office, and the Clark County Deputy Sheriffs’ Guild. *item removed
9. Request approval of a resolution for temporary road closures of Northwest 11th Avenue between Northwest 149th Street and approximately 1,300 feet north of Northwest 164th Street, not to exceed 180 calendar days, for the construction of a sanitary sewer line by a contractor.

Separate Business:
1.
Request approval to adopt a formal fund balance policy for Fund 5006: Elections Fund.
2. Request approval of a resolution expressing the Council’s opposition to tolling the I-5 Bridge replacement, and the I-5 and I-205 corridors in the Portland metropolitan area.
3. Request approval of Supplemental Agreement No. 1 (Agreement No. SCN00001872) with PBS Engineering & Environmental for the development of a Traffic Control Management Plan associated with the Delfel Road Realignment Project. No additional funding is required.

Open Public Comment
    
-Submitted Comments

Public Hearing: 2022 Fall Biannual Code Amendments *continued to Jan. 17, 2023, 6pm

Public Hearing: 2022 Fall Budget Supplemental Appropriation
    -Presentation
    -Reports
    -Resolution

Public Hearing: Medical Examiner's Office Fee Schedule

Public Hearing: Home Investment Partnerships-American Rescue Plan
    -Presentation

Councilor Communications
County Manager Report
Adjourn

Council Meeting

10/31/2022

Weekly Calendar

10/26/2022

8:30am

Agenda

Minutes

Board of Health- Hybrid; join in person or WebEx

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Board of Health
-Pledge of Allegiance
-Minutes from Sept. 28, 2022
-Director's Report
     -COVID-19 Update & Monkeypox
-Public Health in Action
     -Community Health Assessment, Community Health Improvement Plan, Strategic Plan
     -Racism as a Public Health Crisis
     -Presentation
-Open Public Comment
     -Submitted Comments
-Public Hearing: Environmental Public Health Fees
     -Submitted Comments
-Comments from the Board
-Adjourn

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

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Work Session: 2023-2028 Stormwater Capital Plan

Work Session

Agenda

Minutes

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
    -Submitted Comments
2. Old Business
    2.1
 Minutes for October 19, 2022
    2.2 Tolling Staff Report, Resolution and White Paper
3. New Business: 
    3.1
 Proclamation request by the Commission on Aging "National Family Caregivers Month" (for Nov. 1)
    3.2 Proclamation request by the Veterans Advisory Board "Veterans Day" (for Nov. 1)
    3.3 ARPA Funding Small Project - Law Library
    3.4 Staff Report and Resolution for temporary road closures of a section of NE 99th Street
    3.5 Title 9 Code Update Discussion - Noise Ordinance
4. Councilor Reports:
5. Work Session Requests: 
None
6. Report on Policy Issues:
7. Executive Sessions:
    7.1 Per RCW 42.30.110(1)(g) - 10 minutes
    7.2 Potential Litigation RCW 42.30.110(1)(i) - 15 minutes
    7.3 Pending Litigation RCW 42.30.110(1)(i) - 15 minutes

Council Time

10/24/2022

Weekly Calendar

10/19/2022

9:00am

Work Session- Hybrid; join in person or WebEx

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Work Session: 
- 2022 Fall Budget Supplemental Presentation
- 2022 Fall Budget Supplemental Reports - County Manager Recommendations

Work Session