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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Cemetery Board Vacancy

The Cemetery Board is an advisory board to the city council as to the planning, development of the cemetery, and submit annual budgetary requests to the City Council for funds needed to administer cemetery programs.  

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Posted on: December 16, 2019

Firework Safety, Sales and Discharge for New Year's Eve

BE FIREWORKS SAFE!

An ordinance passed in November 2017 by Washougal City Council changed the types of fireworks you can set off within city limits. Know Washougal’s new legal changes on fireworks usage now in effect. Learn more below of what types of fire...

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

Self-Serve Sandbag Locations for Upcoming Heavy Rain Forecast

With forecasted heavy rains on the way, the City of Washougal has made sand and sandbags available to residents for emergency use at the locations listed below from 8am-4:30pm. Please bring your own shovel. 

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

City of Washougal Announces Next Chief of Police

Wendi Steinbronn

WASHOUGAL, WA, NOVEMBER 6, 2019— Wendi Steinbronn, a 25 year veteran of the City of Portland, OR Police Bureau, has been appointed the City’s new Police Chief by City Manager David Scott. Steinbronn will replace Chief Ron Mitchell, who...

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

City of Washougal Announces New Interactive Website

The City of Washougal is pleased to announce that it is launching a new website. 

The City website, https://cityofwashougal.us, just underwent a six month re-design process by CivicPlus, the leading government website provider. The website now has...

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Posted on: October 21, 2019

2019 Asphalt Grind/Inlay

Starting this Wednesday, October 23rd and ending Thursday, October 24th a contractor will be performing an asphalt grind/inlay on “W” Street and on 39th Street in Washougal.

Construction will be 7:00am to 7:00pm daily. Affected roads wi...

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Posted on: October 2, 2019

SR 14 Access Improvements Construction Updates

This summer and fall, WSDOT will begin work to improve safety and access to and from SR 14 in Washougal by installing two roundabouts on the highway at Washougal River Road/15th Street and 32nd Street.  

To keep residents informed and min...

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

City of Washougal Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for 4th Consecutive Year

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the City of Washougal the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the 2019 budget.

The award represents a significant achievement by the City. It reflects th...

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Posted on: October 2, 2019

City Seeking Applications Newly Established Washougal Arts Commission

The City of Washougal is now seeking applications for positions on the Washougal Arts Commission. The commission was established at the May 29, 2018 city council meeting to identify and actively encourage the development and sustainability of arts in the ...

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Posted on: September 17, 2019

UPDATED DATES: 2019 Chip/Fog Seal

** UPDATED 9-20-19**

Starting at approximately 10:00am on Monday, September 23rd a contractor will apply a fog seal to the streets that recently received a chip seal.

A fog seal cure time depends on the weather. It can cure in less than 30 minutes or take u...

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

City of Washougal Releases Names of Four Candidates for Police Chief – Community Reception Tomorrow

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The community is invited to meet the four candidates seeking to replace retiring Police Chief Ron Mitchell at a community reception to be held at the Black Pearl on the Columbia at 6:30 pm tomorrow evening, Tuesday, September 17. The ...

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Posted on: September 12, 2019

CANCELED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER: 2019 Chip/Fog Seal

**UPDATE 9/16/19**

Due to inclement weather we are canceling the chip seal scheduled to start September 17. Your patience is appreciated, and another notification will be sent when new dates are set.

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

City of Washougal Invites the Public to Meet Police Chief Candidates at September 17 Community Recep

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The community is invited to meet the four candidates seeking to replace retiring Police Chief Ron Mitchell at a community reception to be held at the Black Pearl on the Columbia at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17. The Black Pearl i...

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Posted on: August 16, 2019

Sign Up for Paperless Billing & Reminders

Learn how to sign up for paperless billing and payment reminders with the City of Washougal's new online system! Follow along with this quick video and the instructions below.

Signing up is easy! Just follow these directions:

  1. Go to municipalonlinepayments.c...
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Posted on: August 9, 2019

Courtesy of ODOT News: I-205 Glenn Jackson Bridge closed overnight Wednesday, Aug. 14

I-205 Glenn Jackson Bridge closed Wednesday night

The bridge will close in both directions from 11:59 pm Wednesday to 5 am Thursday

Aug. 8, 2019

PORTLAND -- Installation of a new sign bridge structure over Interstate 205 will require an overnight closure of ...

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Posted on: August 5, 2019

Application Period for Newly Established Washougal Arts Commission Opens August 19

The City of Washougal will soon begin seeking applications for positions on the Washougal Arts Commission. The commission was established at the May 29, 2018 city council meeting to identify and actively encourage the development and sustainability of art...

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

Steamboat Landing Observation Deck Closed for Reconstruction

The observation deck at Steamboat Landing Park is closed until further notice for reconstruction. Ballard Marine of Washougal will complete the work which consists of installing new decking and railing material. Funding in the amount of $55,000 comes from...

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

UPDATE: AR Chip Seal - Sunset Ridge Drive Delayed

UPDATE: Due to rain in the forecast on Friday, August 2, the AR Chip Seal on Sunset Ridge Drive has been delayed to Wednesday, August 7.

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The City of Washougal will have an independent contractor apply asphalt rubber (AR) chip seal,...

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Posted on: July 30, 2019

Quarterly Police Calls for Service: April-June 2019

Washougal Police Department responded to 3,685 calls for service between April 1, 2019-June 30, 2019. Calls for service include all emergency and non-emergency calls received by the dispatch center. This includes, but is not limited to, traffic complaints...

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Posted on: July 29, 2019

Washougal’s Pavement Management Program in Full Summer Swing Following Funding Boost from Council

With summer weather finally hitting the Pacific Northwest, the City of Washougal is in the midst of a robust Pavement Management Program (PMP), made possible by an enhanced investment from the city council. The Council’s number one operational p...

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Posted on: July 25, 2019

Park Board of Commissioners Vacancy

The Parks Board is an advisory board to the city council as to the planning, development, management, and supervision of the city parks, squares, parkways, boulevards, play, and recreation facilities and to submit annual budgetary request to the City Coun...

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Posted on: July 23, 2019

2019 Slurry Seal Project (Completed)

Slurry seal is a key part of the City of Washougal’s preventive maintenance program to maximize the service life of our roads. The City of Washougal has hired an independent contractor to slurry the surface of several streets starting next week....

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Posted on: July 9, 2019

24th Street Closure

24th Street between Main and E-Street will be closed Tuesday starting at 8:30am. BNSF is performing some maintenance work on the railroad tracks. They hope to have the street opened by 3:00pm.

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Posted on: July 3, 2019

Crews Servicing Water Meters Throughout City

The City of Washougal’s Water Division and Utility Billing want you to be aware that crews are out and about throughout the city servicing water meters.

The work—a cost-free upgrade to increase remote meter-reading efficiencies&mdas...

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Posted on: June 21, 2019

Voluntary Water Conservation Requested

With summer setting in to the Northwest, the City of Washougal is encouraging all residents and businesses to water their lawns at most, every other day.

If you have an even numbered address (example 1400 A Street) you would water your lawn on&...

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

4th of July Fireworks Limitations & Safety Tips

Be fireworks safe!

An ordinance passed in November 2017 by Washougal City Council changed the types of fireworks you can set off within city limits. Know Washougal’s new legal changes on fireworks usage now in effect this 4th of July. Watch the v...

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Posted on: June 7, 2019

Community Development Closed June 17 (8am-Noon) for Software Upgrade

The City of Washougal’s Community Development offices will be closed in the morning on Monday, June 17 from 8am to noon. 

Additionally, on Thursday and Friday, June 13-14, offices will be open but no current permits will be issued and ne...

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Posted on: June 4, 2019

Washougal River Road Asphalt Overlay (Completed)

**UPDATE - 6/17/19** Washougal River Road (between E Street and Washougal River bridge) has been reopened ahead of schedule.

Description:Washougal River Road will be closed for construction between E Street and the bridge over the Washougal River....

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

Salary Commission Vacancy

The City of Washougal is accepting applications to fill an unexpired term ending 2019 on the Salary Review Commission. 

A four-year term that begin in the September/October timeframe.  This five-member volunteer commission studies the rel...

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

Legislature Provides $1.539M in Funding for Key Projects in Washougal

The recent 2019-2021 State budget passed by the Legislature includes $1.539M in appropriations and grants that is vital to advancing two key Washougal projects. Included in this amount is $1.239M in the Capital Budget which can be used toward the Schmid B...

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Posted on: May 2, 2019

City of Washougal Chooses Landscaping Design for WSDOT SR 14 Access Improvements Project

The City of Washougal has selected a landscaping design for the 15th Street/Washougal River Road roundabout that will be constructed with WSDOT’s SR 14 Access Improvements Project. As part of the design process, the SR 14 Landscaping/Design Comm...

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Posted on: May 2, 2019

20th Street Closure - May 2

On Thursday, May 2, 20th Street between C and E Street will be closed from 10:30am to approximately 2:00pm. The City will be performing some maintenance tasks at this time. Your patience is appreciated during the closure.

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

Washougal City Attorney Issues Legal Opinion Regarding Enforcement of I-1639

After the Washougal City Council heard from citizens concerned about the constitutionality of I-1639, requesting that the Council take up a resolution indicating that Washougal would not enforce its provisions, the Council requested a legal opinion from C...

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

Washougal Residents Can Now Submit Crime Reports Online

To serve Washougal residents more efficiently, the Washougal Police Department is launching an online reporting system called Public Safety Citizens Service Portal (CSP), for non-emergency and non-violent crimes that occur within the city limits of Washou...

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Posted on: February 15, 2019

Washougal City Council Moves Community Forward with Adoption of 2019 Budget

In November 2018, the Washougal City Council adopted the 2019 budget of $45.2 million, an increase of 5% over 2018. The Council is pleased to implement a balanced baseline operating budget, maintaining all services, with targeted enhancements in response ...

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Posted on: February 15, 2019

City of Washougal Enhances Core Services with New Revenue to Pavement Management Program

As part of the 2019 budget, the Washougal City Council voted to initiate a state-authorized $20 annual vehicle registration fee to provide enhanced funding for road maintenance. Revenues collected from the registration fees will go directly to the City&am...

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Posted on: November 21, 2018

City Of Washougal Transitions to Council-Manager Form Of Government

Washougal voters passed Proposition 8 changing the City’s form of government from mayor-council to council-manager in the November 6 general election. Current Mayor Molly Coston will become the eighth member of the Council, and current City Admi...

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Posted on: August 31, 2018

Changes to the City’s Utility Billing System

The City of Washougal is in the process of updating and upgrading its Utility Billing System. The new system will expand the City’s online capabilities with additional options for customers to receive and pay bills online and more ways to get in...

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Posted on: August 28, 2018

Washougal City Administrator David Scott Recognized with Excellence Award

The City of Washougal is pleased to announce that City Administrator David Scott was presented with the Excellence Award for Managers or Administrators by the Washington City/County Management Association (WCMA) at the group’s annual meeting in ...

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Posted on: July 13, 2018

Washougal Residents Give City High Marks for Quality of City Services and Customer Service

The key finding of the recent survey completed by the City of Washougal is that Washougal citizens give the City high marks for the overall quality of City services and the level of customer service provided by the City team. Sixty percent (60%) of reside...

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Posted on: May 8, 2018

Washougal Earns WellCity Award

The Association of Washington Cities (AWC) recently released a list of 115 cities, towns, and other local governments that have earned the distinguished WellCity Award. The City of Washougal is among this year’s recipients. This recognition is bestowed to...

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Posted on: May 1, 2018

Notice of City Council Vacancy for Position 4

The City of Washougal is now accepting applications from eligible Washougal residents to fill a vacancy in Position 4 on the City Council.  The process will be as follows:

Tuesday May 22nd – Applications due by 5pm to the City Clerk.

Thur...

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Posted on: April 23, 2018

Washougal Included in State’s Opportunity Zone Program to Encourage Economic Development

Two census tracts within the city of Washougal have been designated Opportunity Zones by the State of Washington, incentivizing private investment in the area through special tax breaks that will stimulate economic development and job creation. After a hi...

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Posted on: April 23, 2018

Watershed Alliance, City Of Washougal and Clark County Launch a New Homeowner Incentive Program

A new program administered by the Watershed Alliance of Southwest Washington with support from the City of Washougal and Clark County hopes to help homeowners create a more beautiful, healthier lower Washougal River corridor.

The Watershed Alliance is offe...

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Posted on: April 16, 2018

Notice of Applicants for City of Washougal Council Vacancy for Position 7

The City of Washougal received applications from the following individuals for Council position #7. The vacancy is the result of the resignation of Councilmember Dan Coursey.

Roxy CateJanice FergusonPaul GodinDonald A. Lowe JrAdam S. PhilbinLori RoseErnie ...

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Posted on: March 23, 2018

Notice of City Council Vacancy for Position 7

The City of Washougal is now accepting applications from eligible Washougal residents to fill a vacancy in Position #7 on the City Council.  The process will be as follows:

Friday, April 13th – Applications due by 5:00 pm to the City Cle...

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Posted on: March 19, 2018

Washougal Provided $750,000 from State for Replacement of Steamboat Landing Park Dock

The City of Washougal is pleased to announce that the Washington Legislature has provided the City $750,000 out of the 2018 State Supplemental Capital Budget for the replacement of the Steamboat Landing Park dock, located at 100 South Washougal River Road...

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Posted on: December 11, 2017

Fire Damages Washougal Water Maintenance Shop

At approximately 7:45 a.m. on Saturday, December 9 a fire was reported at the City of Washougal Water Maintenance Shop building located at 2247 Main Street. The Camas-Washougal Fire Department worked to extinguish the fire and secure the site. There were ...

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

Washougal Lights up with Holiday Event

City of Washougal and the Downtown Washougal Association (DWA) are teaming up to kick off the holiday season with the annual Lighted Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting on Thursday, December 7. This year’s parade is dedicated to the memory of Sco...

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Posted on: October 5, 2017

City of Washougal Becomes National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2017 Champion

The City of Washougal today announced that it has become a Champion of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2017. The city will be joining a growing global effort among businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities, associations, n...

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Posted on: October 5, 2017

32nd Street and Evergreen Way Intersection Reconstruction Project to Begin Mid-October

The intersection of 32nd Street and Evergreen Way in Washougal, WA will be undergoing significant improvements from mid-October 2017 to early February 2018. Access to businesses will be available during construction, however, traffic delays associated wit...

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Posted on: September 26, 2017

Public Hearing on Fireworks to be Held October 9 in Washougal

The Washougal City Council will be holding a public hearing to gather input regarding personal fireworks regulations within the city limits of Washougal, including the possibility of a complete ban. The public hearing is scheduled for October 9, 2017 at 7...

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Posted on: September 5, 2017

Columbia River Gorge Fire Update

The Eagle Creek Fire jumped the Columbia River early this morning from Oregon and sparked the Archer Mountain Fire in Skamania County.  At this time, Department of Natural Resources fire crews are working this fire. This fire is causing some of t...

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Posted on: August 10, 2017

Public Water System In Full Compliance With All Applicable Federal And State Rules And Regulations

The City of Washougal water utility staff received a notification on Wednesday, August 9th that alleged the public water system is out of compliance with federal and state regulations. The allegations are false and the City of Washougal is, and has been i...

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

Washougal Police Department Releases Crime Map to Public

The Washougal Police Department now has an online crime map called Community Crime Map (https://www.cityofwashougal.us/225/Community-Crime-Map) that maps and analyzes crime data, alerts Washougal citizens about crimes in their area, and allows the police ...

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Posted on: March 31, 2017

Washougal Streamlines Council Meeting Management with NovusAGENDA

The City of Washougal is pleased to implement NovusAGENDA, an electronic cloud-based agenda management solution designed to create, approve and track items for upcoming and past Council/Board meetings. The new electronic document management platform strea...

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Posted on: December 17, 2019

Reserve a Park Online!

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Planning a party or special event? Make online reservations 24/7 at Washougal parks facilities! You can also find out about site amenities, features and check availability with our new system.

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Posted on: December 16, 2019

Firework Safety, Sales and Discharge for New Year's Eve

Fireworks

BE FIREWORKS SAFE!

An ordinance passed in November 2017 by Washougal City Council changed the types of fireworks you can set off within city limits. Know Washougal’s new legal changes on fireworks usage now in effect. Learn more below of what types of fire...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Lighted Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting

Vintage fire truck lit with holiday lights

This illuminated parade features floats sponsored by local businesses and community groups. Stay for the annual tree lighting, complimentary hot drinks, cookies and photos with Santa!

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

NEW Sign up for paperless billing with our new system!

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With the City of Washougal’s new online payment system, you can easily sign up for paperless billing and reminders! Find out how with our quick video tutorial or with these instructions.

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Residents Can Now Submit Crime Reports Online

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To serve Washougal residents more efficiently, the Washougal Police Department is launching an online reporting system called Public Safety Citizens Service Portal (CSP), for non-emergency and non-violent crimes that occur within the city limits of Washou...

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