• Public Health

Clark County Public Health has lifted the closure at Klineline Pond after test results from water samples collected Wednesday show improved water quality.

Public Health closed Klineline Pond to swimming and wading on Tuesday after several water samples taken from the pond on Monday showed elevated levels of E. coli bacteria. Test results from subsequent water samples show E. coli bacteria levels within the US. Environmental Protection Agency guidelines.

• Community Services

The Clark County Council this week approved a request to allocate $15.5 million in American Rescue Plan funding to support the Clark County Homeless Crisis Response System (HCRS).

The request from the county’s Community Services office was approved during the council’s June 15 public meeting.

The one-time funding will increase the capacity of the HCRS through Dec. 31, 2024, in a multitude of ways including:

• Public Health

Clark County Public Health is closing Klineline Pond to swimming and wading due to elevated levels of E. coli bacteria detected during routine testing. Some E. coli bacteria can cause serious gastrointestinal illness if water is accidentally swallowed.  

• Public Health

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

The board is accepting applications from Clark County residents to fill a position that represents the educational community. The three-year term begins Oct. 1, 2021 and ends Sept. 30, 2024.

The advisory council meets 5:30-7:30 pm via Zoom on the second Tuesday of every even month. When in-person meetings resume, they will be 6-8 pm in the main conference room on the second floor of the Center for Community Health, 1601 E Fourth Plain Blvd.

• Elections

At 10 am on Wednesday, June 23, the Clark County Elections Office will conduct a logic and accuracy test of the programming to be used to tabulate ballots and the accessible voting units for the Aug. 3 primary and special election.

The test will be held at the Elections Office, 1408 Franklin St. Members of the news media, candidates, jurisdictions with measures on the ballot and the public are invited to attend this test, which is required under Washington law.

Ballots will be mailed Friday, July 16.   

• Community Planning

The Housing Options Study and Action Plan project’s purpose is to identify housing challenges within the unincorporated Vancouver Urban Growth Area and opportunities to encourage development of housing that is affordable to a variety of household incomes through the removal of regulatory barriers and/or implementation of other strategies.

The group’s fifth meeting is scheduled for 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 22 via Zoom. The meeting is open to the public and will be recorded.

• Public Health

Clark County Public Health has issued a danger advisory at Vancouver Lake after test results revealed elevated levels of cyanotoxins in the water at the swim beach and flushing channel.

Results from water samples taken from Vancouver Lake on Monday revealed cyanotoxins above the threshold levels recommended by the Washington Department of Health. Danger signs are being posted at the swim beach and other public access points to the lake. Public Health is advising against all recreating in the lake, including swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, canoeing and water skiing.

• County Manager

The Clark County Charter Review Commission this week elected Commissioner Chuck Green to fill an open co-chair position. Green joins co-chair Kim Harless and secretary Anthony Vendetti as the three elected officers of the review commission.

The position was open due to a resignation on the commission.

• County Manager

The Clark County Charter Review Commission is seeking applicants to fill an open position on the commission. The seat is for an at large position. Applicants must be registered voters currently residing anywhere in Clark County.

The unexpired term begins immediately upon appointment and ends Dec. 31, 2021, at the latest.

• County Manager

Commission also has virtual town hall sessions scheduled in June

The Clark County Charter Review Commission is seeking community input through an online survey.

Residents can access the survey at The survey will be open until 5 pm Friday, June 18.