• Law Library

The Clark County Law Library this week announced the addition of an appeal kit to its array of self-help kits.

“This kit focuses on starting an appeal of a Superior Court case that is finished,” said Law Librarian Maria Sosnowski. “It includes an overview about writing the brief and going to court for a hearing, but the focus is on how to start the appeal.”

The kit includes the forms and instructions up to the brief-writing stage, followed by a few pages about briefs and the hearing.

• Public Health

The Clark County Board of Health is seeking applicants for a volunteer position on the Public Health Advisory Council.

• Assessor

The Clark County Assessor’s office property tax exemption specialists will be available to answer questions and enroll property owners in the county’s property tax relief program at an upcoming public event.

The Tax Exemption Program for senior citizens and people with disabilities can reduce property tax liability for qualifying homeowners. Eligibility is based on age or disability, home ownership and residence and income. Participants are not required to repay the taxes, and their homes are not subject to property liens.

• County

Clark County Community Services is asking residents who are low-income to complete a survey to help determine what resources and services are needed in the community. The survey, which can be completed online or on paper, will take approximately 15 minutes. It is strictly confidential.

The survey will be available now through April 14.

An online version is available at in English, Spanish, Russian and Vietnamese.

• Treasurer

The Clark County Finance Committee is scheduled to meet at 9:30 am Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023.

The meeting will be held via Teams, and participation information is below.

• County Manager

Vancouver, Wash. – The Clark County Council is seeking nominations and applications to fill a vacant position for on the three-member board that oversees Drainage Improvement District No. 5.

This position is for an unexpired term, and this appointment ends Feb. 6, 2024. Anyone wishing to fill the remainder of the unexpired term, through February 2028, must file for election in December 2023.

• Community Development

County Manager Kathleen Otto is seeking applicants for several open positions on the volunteer Animal Protection and Control Advisory Board. All the openings are for terms that begin immediately.

The positions are for Clark County residents that represent:

• Internal Services

The board of the Clark County Public Facilities District will hold a public meeting 4-5 p.m. Monday, Monday Feb. 6, 2023.

• Public Works

Host a party, potluck or special event at a Clark County park. Picnic shelters at eleven county parks are available to reserve for dates between April 1 and Oct. 31. Many shelters have electricity and water. Some shelters have features like fireplaces and barbeques. Reserving a shelter ensures your exclusive use on the day of your reservation. Shelters that are not reserved are available to use on a first come, first served basis. 

Shelters are available to reserve at:

• Community Planning
Public comment period open until Feb. 8

Clark County Community Planning is starting the process of updating the local Comprehensive Growth Management Plan, as required by the state’s Growth Management Act (GMA). The plan, last updated in 2016, is a long-range policy guide for how the county plans to manage growth and development over a twenty-year period.