Last update: 01/31/2019
|1. Public Safety Announcement|
3. Funds available to promote tourism in Stevens County
The Lodging Tax (also known as Hotel/Motel Tax) was created by the state legislature as a means to help cities and counties promote tourism at the local level. In the past, various groups and organizations have been awarded funds to help pay for advertising promoting their event.
|4. Redistricting completed - Stevens County Commissioner districts|
5. Volunteer Opportunities - Stevens County Advisory Boards
Citizen advisory boards and committees help shape Stevens County's future by providing valuable, first-line input on a range of issues important to county residents. Although appointments vary, many new terms begin in January. Please visit the Citizen Participation Page on the Stevens County website at www.stevenscountywa.gov for more information. Currently, terms are set to expire on the Rural Library District Board of Trustees, the Planning Commission and openings exist on the Deer Lake Management District Citizens’ Steering Committee
If you're interested in serving on a committee or board, please send a letter of interest to Polly Coleman in the Stevens County Commissioners' Office; 215 South Oak St., Room #214; Colville, WA 99114 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate the committee or board you are interested in.
If you have any questions about this press release, feel free to call the Stevens County Commissioners’ Office 509-684-3751.
County Public Works Department Winter Maintenance Policy
WINTER MAINTENANCE POLICY and
is Stevens County’s policy to provide winter maintenance service to the
travelling public in Stevens County. The goal of this policy is to
provide for safe and efficient transportation within constraints of the
County’s budgetary resources, in accordance with RCW 36.33.220. Winter
maintenance activities encompass snow plowing, sanding and other
necessary activities. Minimal quantities of salt (sodium chloride) are
added to county sand piles. The prime function of the salt is to keep
sand piles from freezing solid in the winter. With regular washing and
maintenance of vehicles, significant corrosion is not generally
plowing operations it is impossible to prevent plowed snow from entering
driveways. Stevens County acknowledges and regrets this inevitable
consequence of our plowing activities. On occasion, a snowplow may
strike a mailbox. In this case, Stevens County is committed to
replacing the damaged or destroyed mailbox. On the other hand, because
it is an unavoidable circumstance, Stevens County will not replace
mailboxes damaged or destroyed by snow ejected from the plow. Also, it
is important that cars, trucks, trailers, garbage cans and other
personal property be parked off the roadway to allow for plowing.
Public safety is of paramount importance to Stevens County.
Accordingly, it is important that the motoring public keep a safe
distance from snow removal and sanding equipment. In addition, we ask
that the public slow down in the vicinity of our equipment and pass only
WINTER MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
regarding county road plowing and/or sanding, other than those
associated with accidents or emergencies, should be directed to the
Administrative Office of Public Works, including after hour calls, by
calling (509) 684-4548. Emergency calls should be directed to
the Emergency Dispatch Center by calling 911.
Procedure and Priority
Roads, including all paved roads and high traffic/heavily used gravel
roads will receive priority winter maintenance service. These roads
normally require eight (8) to eleven (11) hours to be initially cleared
of snow and sanded. It is not possible, because of our limited
resources, to completely sand Primary Roads on the first day
following a storm event. A storm event is defined as a snow event
yielding greater than two inches of snow, freezing rain causing
hazardous driving conditions, or other like weather conditions.
Additional plowing and sanding of Primary Roads will occur on the
second day following a storm event provided there is no storm
recurrence. Secondary Roads include all other gravel roads receiving
winter maintenance that are not designated Primary Roads. These
roadways will generally receive service on the second or third
day following a storm event, depending on the severity of the event. It
is not possible to clear snow and sand secondary roads until all primary
roads have been cleared and sanded. Non-Winter Maintenance Roads are
gravel roads, which because of limited resources and infrequent use
receive no regular winter maintenance. These roads are marked with
signage that states “No Winter Maintenance Beyond This Point”.
Non-Winter Maintenance Roads should not be confused with “Primitive
Winter maintenance activities following an over night storm occurring during the week will commence no later than 5:00 AM. Winter maintenance activities for secondary roads will be accomplished following completion of primary road maintenance. These activities will commence at 7:00 AM.
evening or weekend storm occur, a partial crew may be mobilized, if
conditions warrant, to provide winter maintenance service on paved
primary roads only. Service to all other roadways will be accomplished
during normal workweek time periods.
Accident or Emergency Service
At the request of a Law Enforcement Officer directly or through the Emergency Dispatch Center, a partial crew will be dispatched by the Public Works Department at any time to the scene of an accident in order to facilitate safe traffic flow on a county road.
County’s Paper of Record
NOTICE is hereby given that, July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 , the official newspaper for advertising of all legal notices for Stevens County's will be The Chewelah Independent. Their contact info is: P.O. Box 5; Chewelah, Washington 99109 or (509) 935-8422.
|8. Code of the West Adopted by County Commissioners in pdf format|
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