• Code Administration

Clark County will host a public participation event to get feedback on amending its equestrian and horse boarding regulations to address a variety of concerns and impacts.

The event will take place 6-8 pm Wednesday, Oct. 7 on WebEx. The county council will participate in the event by listening but will not make decisions on county code during the session.

During the moderated forum, there will be approximately 90 minutes for public comment. Each speaker will have up to three minutes to express their support, objections, opinions, ideas and recommendations.

• Public Health

Clark County Public Health has seen a 30% increase in permit applications for onsite sewage system repairs compared to the last two years – another potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

• Public Works

Vancouver, Wash. – For the 13th consecutive year, the Salmon Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant received the Wastewater Treatment Plant Outstanding Performance award from the Washington State Department of Ecology.

The award is granted to those treatment plants that achieve 100% compliance with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit including maintaining effluent discharge limits, monitoring and reporting requirements and overall operational demands placed on the facility from various community- and weather-related influences.

• Elections

Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey reminds registered voters in Clark County that they do not need to request a mail-in ballot to vote in the upcoming general election.

“All registered voters in Clark county will receive ballots in the mail for the Nov. 3 general election,” said Kimsey.

Ballots for the general election will be mailed on Friday, Oct. 16.

• Treasurer

Clark County Treasurer Alishia Topper is providing second installment 2020 property tax statements next week and notifying  property owners taxes will be due on Monday, Nov. 2. 

Typically, the second installment of property taxes are due Oct. 31. However, because the statutory due date falls over the weekend, payments will be considered timely if postmarked by Nov. 2, 2020.

• County Manager

The county manager is seeking applicants with an interest in government and educational access television and cable television franchising to fill a position on the volunteer city/county Telecommunications Commission. 

The position is for an unexpired three-year term that ends April 30, 2023. Applicants must be Clark County residents.

• Community Development

Due to the extreme fire danger, effective immediately, recreational fires will be prohibited throughout unincorporated Clark County. 

This recreational fire restriction is in addition to the general outdoor burning prohibition that was implemented on July 15. According to Interim Fire Marshal Dan Young this is a preventive measure to reduce the risk of grass or brush fires as a result of escaped campfires. 

The ban also includes lands protected by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources.

• Public Works

Vancouver, Wash. – Regular drivers along the Highway 99 corridor can expect continued nighttime lane closures as paving approaches the intersection with Northeast 134th Street. 

On Tuesday, Sept. 8, crews will close the through lane from the Interstate 205 southbound off-ramp to Highway 99 at Northeast 134th Street from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.  A detour will be in place to direct traffic around the lane closure. This work is weather dependent and could be delayed. 

• Public Works

Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County is accepting applications to fill three vacancies on a seven-member Parks Advisory Board for terms that begin Jan. 1, 2021.

Board members serve three-year terms. Upon expiration of a term, a member can apply again. There is no limit on how many terms a member can serve. The Parks Advisory Board advises the Clark County Council and county staff on parks planning, acquisition, development and related issues. Applicants must be residents of Clark County.