• Public Works

The Parks and Lands division of Clark County Public Works is beginning a project to improve tree health and address hazardous trees at Pacific Community Park. Arborists have identified trees that need pruning, and a limited number of trees that require removal. Dead limbs and hazardous double trunks will be removed from 58 trees, and five trees will be removed.

• Community Development

Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County Interim Fire Marshal Curtis Eavenson announced today he is lifting the ban on recreational fires in unincorporated Clark County effective at 12:01 am Saturday, Sept. 23 due to cooler temperatures and forecast.

Under the modified ban, burning yard debris and material from land clearing will continue to be prohibited until at least Oct. 1, if not longer, depending on fire conditions.

“Please keep in mind that just because we’ve had cooler temperatures, fires are still possible,” said Eavenson. “Don’t let down your guard.”

• Clark County Council

Vancouver, Wash. – The Clark County Council is seeking applicants for two (2) seats on the five-member Clark County Law and Justice Council.  

The Law and Justice Council is established by law to help coordinate activities of the local criminal justice agencies and develop a community corrections plan for local and state corrections services in the county.

The Clark County Council has reorganized and reenergized the Clark County Law and Justice Council and is accepting applications for the following representatives:

• Public Health

Clark County Public Health has lifted its advisory at Lacamas Lake. Water samples collected from the lake show water quality has improved over the last two weeks and toxin levels are no longer elevated.

• Public Works

The Parks and Lands division of Clark County Public Works invites the community to celebrate the completion of an inclusive playground at Felida Community Park. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at the playground at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28. Councilor Michelle Belkot will provide remarks and cut the ceremonial ribbon. Light refreshments will be provided.

• Public Works

The Parks and Lands division of Clark County Public Works is seeking the community’s input on a draft update to the Legacy Lands Guidance Manual. The comment period is open Monday, Sept. 18 through Wednesday, Oct. 18. After public comment and review by the Parks Advisory Board, the plan will be considered by the Clark County Council for approval. A council work session about the Legacy Lands program and the updated guidance manual is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 27.

• Community Planning

Vancouver, Wash. – The Clark County Council will hold a work session Wednesday, Sept. 20 for a discussion on planning assumptions as part of the process of updating the county’s Comprehensive Plan.

Councilors will meet with planning staff from 9 am to noon on the sixth floor of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St.

Topics will include a discussion on planning assumptions for the 2025 periodic plan update.

The work session is open to the public, however there will be no public comment as part of the event.

• Community Planning

Vancouver, Wash. – The Clark County Commission on Aging is focusing the remainder of the year on community engagement for people 60 and older. In September, the commission will host part two of a three-part speaker series that will explore ways to support individuals, businesses and community groups understand best practices for engaging with older adults and foster community-wide awareness of available aging resources.

• Treasurer

Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County Treasurer Alishia Topper reminds residents that second-installment 2023 property taxes are due Oct. 31, 2023.

Tax statements will be mailed during the second week of September. If taxpayers are expecting a mailed statement and don’t receive one or have questions, please visit or contact the Treasurer’s Office at 564.397.2252 for a duplicate statement.

• Community Services

Vancouver, Wash. –Clark County Community Services is seeking applications to maintain fiscal year 2023 emergency housing service capacity. As intended by the legislation, these funds will go to existing services and contracts, to maintain service levels that would otherwise drop due to funding that is expiring. There will be approximately $4,465,000 available in Emergency Housing Funds for fiscal year 2024. Programs that Clark County has identified as having shortfalls will be prioritized.