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
2/6/2023

Weekly Calendar

2/1/2023

9:00am

Work Session- Hybrid; join in person or WebEx 

Participate in the following ways:

Work Session: Title 40 Code Update

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 January 25, 2023
3. New Business:
   
3.1 Request for Proclamation "Red Cross Month" 
    3.2 Request for Proclamation "Black History Month"
4. Councilor Reports: 
5. Work Session Requests:
   
5.1 Freight Rail Dependent Uses - Background      
6. Report on Policy Issues:
7. Executive Sessions:
    
7.1 Pending Litigation RCW 42.30.110(1)(i) - 10 minutes
    7.2 Pending Litigation RCW 42.30.110(1)(i) - 15 minutes

Council Time

1/30/2023

Weekly Calendar

1/25/2023

8:30am

Agenda

Board of Health- Hybrid; join in person or WebEx

Participate in the following ways:

Board of Health
-Pledge of Allegiance
-Minutes from Nov. 9, 2022
-Director's Report:
    -Respiratory Illnesses
-Open Public Comment
    -Submitted Comments
-Comments from the Board
-Adjourn

Board of Health

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

Participate in the following ways:

Work Session: Harmony Sports Complex-Safety and Parking Improvement Project 

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   
2. Old Business: 
    2.1 Minutes for January 18, 2023 
3. New Business:
   
3.1 Sr. Policy Analyst position
    3.2 Road Vacation / NW Lancaster Road
          -Presentation
          -Hearing Packet
4. Councilor Reports:
5. Work Session Requests: 
    
5.1 Public Participation Plan for the 2025 Periodic Comprehensive Plan Update   
6. Report on Policy Issues:
7. Executive Sessions:
    
7.1 Pending Litigation RCW 42.30.110(1)(i) - 10 minutes
    7.2 Pending Litigation RCW 42.30.110(1)(i) - 10 minutes
    7.3 Pending Litigation RCW 42.30.110(1)(i) - 15 minutes

Council Time

1/23/2023

Weekly Calendar

1/18/2023

9:00am

Agenda

2023 Council Planning Retreat
Hybrid format, join virtually or in person.

Participate in the following ways:

1. Open Public Comment
2. Rules of Procedure - from Jan. 11th 
3. Open Public Meetings Act, Ethics and Public Records Act (Legal) from Jan. 11th 
4. Finance 101 and Financial Policy Overview (Finance Team)
5. Clark County Vision, Mission and Strategic Actions Overview (County Manager)
6. Policy Overview, Discussion and Prioritization, Policy Items (Policy Analyst)
7. Policy Analyst Expectations and Updates (County Manager)
8. Next Steps / Follow-up Items

Council Planning Retreat

Agenda

Minutes

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

Participate in the following ways:

1. Public Comment - on agenda items only   
2. Old Business: 
    2.1 Minutes for January 11, 2023
3. New Business: None
4. Councilor Reports:
5. Work Session Requests:
None    
6. Report on Policy Issues:
7. Executive Sessions: None

Council Time

1/17/2023

6:00pm

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

Consent:
1.
Warrants:
    -12/26 - 12/30/22
    -01/02 - 1/06/23
2. Minutes:
    - Jan. 3, 2023
3. Appointments and Letters of Acceptance for:
    -Tennille Johnson appointed to the Southwest Washington Workforce Development/Workforce Southwest Washington, effective Dec. 13, 2022 to Dec. 31, 2025.
4. Plats (for notice only):
    - NE 50th Avenue Short Plat
5. Approval to accept a Washington Traffic Safety Commission grant, funded via Washington State Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC), for GPS with victim notification 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 resulting contracts with the service provider: 2 Watch Monitoring (2WM).
6. Authorize the County Manager to enter an Interlocal Agreement with Educational Service District 112 for parking, fuel, and associated repair services.
7. Approval of a publication of Notice to Contractors requesting bids for the 2022 ADA Compliance Project, CRP #301322 / PRJ0000817.

Separate Business
1. Approval of a Joint Aquatic Resources Application (JARPA) between Clark County and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for lease of aquatic property adjacent to Vancouver Lake Regional Park.
2. Request signature on two letters of support for the Lower East Fork Lewis Floodplain Reclamation Project sponsored by the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership requesting the Washington State Legislature approve adequate Floodplains by Design funding for the project.
3. Approval of a resolution naming Columbia Land Trust as the sole-source vendor for the Backyard Habitat Certification Program.

Open Public Comment
    
-Submitted Comments

Public Hearing: Fall 2022 Biannual Code Amendments
    -Presentation
    -Ordinance
    -Submitted Comments

Councilor Communications
County Manager Report
Adjourn

Council Meeting

1/16/2023

Weekly Calendar

1/11/2023

9:00am

Agenda

2023 Council Planning Retreat
Hybrid format, join virtually or in person.

Participate in the following ways:

1. Open Public Comment
2. Council Introductions
3. Clark County Charter Overview (County Manager and/or Legal)
4. Rules of Procedure Overview and Updates (County Manager and/or Legal)
5. Open Public Meetings Act, Ethics and Public Records Act (Legal)
6. Council Board Assignments

Council Retreat

Agenda

Minutes

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

Participate in the following ways:

1. Public Comment - on agenda items only   
2. Old Business: 
    2.1 Minutes for November 30, 2022; January 4, 2023
3. New Business:
    
3.1 Request for Proclamation RE: Clark County Arts Commission Lifetime Achievement Award (for Feb. 21, 2023 Council Meeting presentation) 
4. Councilor Reports:
5. Work Session Requests:
    
5.1 Harmony Sports Complex - Safety and Parking Improvement Project
6. Report on Policy Issues:
7. Executive Sessions: None

Council Time
*starts at time stamp 4:33:26

1/9/2023

Weekly Calendar

1/4/2023

9:00 am

Work Session- Hybrid; join in person or WebEx

Participate in the following ways:

Work Session: 2022 Fall Biannual Code Amendments
- Code Enforcement, Animal Control, Fire Marshal
- Land Use and Development Engineering
- Submitted Comments

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   
2. Old Business: 
    2.1 Minutes for November 30, 2022
    2.2 Jail Update
3. New Business:
   
3.1 Request for Proclamation re: Poet Laureate - (To be presented during the Clark County Arts Commission Celebration of Poetry on Jan. 8, 2023)
    3.2 Council Retreat   
4. Councilor Reports:
5. Work Session Requests:
    
5.1 Critical Areas Ordinance Update: Habitat Conservation and Wetland Protection; Flood Hazard Areas; Shoreline Master Program
6. Report on Policy Issues:
7. Executive Sessions: None

Council Time

1/3/2023

9:00am Swearing in Ceremony

10:00am Council Meeting

Agenda

Minutes

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

Participate in the following ways:

9am Swearing In Ceremony

    -Newly elected District 1 Councilor Glen Yung
    -Newly elected District 2 Councilor Michelle Belkot
    -Newly elected District 5 Councilor Sue Marshall

10am Council Meeting

Elect 2023 Chair and Vice-Chair of the Clark County Council
Pledge of Allegiance
Invocation
Public Comment on Consent & Separate Business Items

Consent:
1. Warrants:
    -11/07 – 11/11/2022
    -11/28 – 12/02/2022
    -12/12 – 12/16/2022
    -12/19 – 12/23/2022
    -11/23 – 12/09/2022
    -12/05 – 12/09/2022
2. Minutes:
    -Dec. 5-6, 2022
3. Appointments and Letters of Acceptance for:
    -Nissa Buchanan appointed to the Public Health Advisory Council, effective immediately to Sep. 30, 2025.
    -Matthew Jones appointed to the Clean Water Commission, effective Jan. 1, 2023 to Dec. 31, 2025.
    -Ted Gathe appointed to the Clean Water Commission, effective Jan. 1, 2023 to Dec. 31, 2025.
    -Melanie Green reappointed to the Community Action Advisory Board, effective Jan. 1, 2023 to Dec. 21, 2025.
    -Adam Blackwell appointed to the Southwest Washington Workforce Development/Workforce Southwest Washington, effective Dec. 13, 2022 to Dec. 31, 2025.
    -Kevin Fitzgerald appointed to the Clark County Arts Commission.
    -Daniel Masterson appointed to the Clark County Arts Commission, effective immediately to Dec. 31, 2026.
4. Plats (for notice only):
    -119th Street Cottages Subdivision
    -Maze Short Plat
    -Ashbury Subdivision
5. Approval to award grant funds in the amount of $588,952.15 from the PEG Capital Support Fund to TV ETC, and CVTV.
6. Approval for a realignment of Federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds already allocated to Clark County Public Health. Public Health is not requesting additional ARPA funds.

Separate Business
1. Approval of an amendment to the Agreement between Clark County and the Columbia River Economic Development Council.

Open Public Comment
    
-Submitted Comment

Councilor Communications
County Manager Report
Adjourn

Swearing In Ceremony

Council Meeting

1/2/2023

Weekly Calendar

12/19/2022

Weekly Calendar

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*

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

Participate in the following ways:

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

Minutes

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

Participate in the following ways:

 

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
    -Approved Resolutions:
        -General Fund
        -Road Fund
        -Conservation Futures
        -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
    -Approved Resolution

Councilor Communications & County Manager Report

Adjourn

Council Meeting

12/5/2022

2:00pm

Agenda

Minutes

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

Participate in the following ways:

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