Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County has implemented and currently operates eviction prevention rent assistance programs, to assist people who are low-income impacted by the pandemic. These programs have provided an unprecedented $25.2M in financial assistance to 3,447 households, paying for 25,867 months of rent and utilities since August 2020. Approximately $750,000 in financial assistance for rent and utilities is going out to about 100 additional households each week.
The Clark County Fire Marshal Dan Young is lifting the ban on recreational fires in Clark County effective 12:01 am Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021.
The county’s ban on land clearing burning remains in place until further notice.
“The recent rain and cooler weather allows the county to safely lift the restriction on recreational fires,” said county Fire Marshal Dan Young.
Vancouver, Wash. –Clark County Public Works is seeking applicants to fill one open position on the Clean Water Commission.
The term begins immediately and ends Dec. 31, 2021.
Applicants can live anywhere in Clark County. Residents with expertise and background in environmental issues are encouraged to apply.
The nine-member advisory group makes recommendations to the Clark County Council about services, policies and financing needed to meet federal and state requirements for water quality and stormwater management improvements.
Clark County is seeking applicants to fill five positions on the nine-member Clark Communities Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee.
Volunteer service will be a four-year commitment. Residents living anywhere in Clark County can apply.
People with experience and expertise in advocating for biking, walking, transit, active transportation, mobility issues, public speaking or serving on boards and commissions are encouraged to apply.
The Clark County Council today authorized a settlement with former county employees Don Benton, Susan Rice and Chris Clifford that fully and finally resolves their pending claims against Clark County and resolves any related insurance coverage claims between Clark County and its insurance carriers.
Clark County Treasurer Alishia Topper reminds residents that second-installment 2021 property taxes are due on Monday, Nov.1, 2021.
If you have not received your 2021 second-installment tax statement or have lost it, please visit our website at www.clark.wa.gov/treasurer or contact the Treasurer’s Office at 564.397.2252 for a duplicate statement.
The Clark County Auditor’s Office recently released its 2020 Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR). This is the first year the Auditor’s Office has compiled the report. The Finance Division wrote the report in an effort to provide financial information in a more “user friendly” format than other reports the Auditor’s Office prepares.
The 2020 PAFR provides a summary of the financial information provided in the Annual Financial Report. Both reports provide information on the county’s fiscal results and condition.
Clark County has implemented and currently operates eviction prevention rent assistance programs, to assist people who are low-income impacted by the pandemic Since August 2020, these programs have provided an unprecedented $23.6M in financial assistance to 3,312 households, paying for 23,959 months of rent and utilities. Currently, approximately $800,000 in financial assistance for rent and utilities is going out to about 100 additional households each week.
The Commission on Aging will hear about the intersection of older adults, housing, and homelessness. The meeting will include guest experts and a discussion about what our community can do better to address the rise in homelessness for older adults living in Clark County. The discussion will involve learning about multiple housing and supportive services initiatives in the region.
The discussion will take place during the Commission on Aging’s monthly meeting at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15. Meetings are currently in an online format.
Meeting guests include:
Clark County Public Health has elevated blue-green algae advisories at Lacamas and Round lakes in Camas from warning to danger.
Water samples collected last week showed both lakes continue to have elevated levels of cyanotoxins. Additionally, blue-green algae are now accumulating in many areas of both lakes, including at boat launches and other public access points.
Danger signs are being posted at the public access points at both lakes.