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Public Notices




The City of Ritzville has published the following variance application notice to provide the opportunity for comment on the described project.


Applicant: John and Kellie Kragt

Location: 1008 S Palouse Street, Ritzville, WA.

Project Description: Attached garage setback variance for 8 feet from property line.

Application Date: April 30, 2024

Letter of Completeness: May 24, 2024

Review Authority: Pursuant to the Ritzville Municipal Code, Type II, quasi-judicial review shall require an open record public hearing before the Planning Commission as per Ritzville City Code 11.245.080.

Public Hearing: June 12, 2024, at 7:00pm before the Planning Commission at City Hall, 216 E. Main Ave. At that time any citizen may give oral or written testimony with respect to the variance application.


Written Comments: Agencies, tribes, and the public are encouraged to review and provide written comments on the project. Comments must be submitted to the Clerk-Treasurer by 5:00pm on June 12th. The file may be examined between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm, Monday through Friday (except holidays) at Ritzville City Hall, 216 E. Main, Ritzville, Washington. For further information call (509) 659-1930.


Decision: The decision on the application will be made within 120 days of the date of the letter of completeness and 10 days after publication of the final notice of decision unless an appeal is filed with the Adams County Superior Court as per Ritzville City Code 11.255.

SIGNED this 24th day of May, 2024.


Julie Flyckt


City of Ritzville  



Notice was given and a public hearing was held in front of the City Council on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, as required by Ritzville Municipal Code (RMC) vacation chapter 11.235, for vacation of 15 feet of Palouse Street. The City Council granted the street vacation to John and Kellie Kragt at 1008 S Palouse Street, parcel no. 1935230615109, for 15 feet of Palouse Street in Block 51, Adams County Land Company Addition to the City of Ritzville.  This decision will become final twenty-one (21) days after publication of this notice on May 14, 2024, unless an appeal is filed with the Adams County Superior Court before the final date as per RMC Chapter 11.255. The affected property owners may request a change in valuation for property tax purposes notwithstanding any program of revaluation.




Julie Flyckt



Ritzville City Council Requesting Letters of Interest
for City Council Ward #2 Position

The City of Ritzville Council Ward #2 has become vacant, and the City of Ritzville City Council and Mayor are requesting statements of interest to fill the vacant City Council Ward #2 position. The elected position will be an appointment by the City Council from approximately July 2024 through December 2025. An individual will be considered for selection based on review by the City Council and must be a registered voter and city resident for at least one year. Please submit the letter of interest to the Clerk-Treasurer at City of Ritzville, 216 E Main Ave, Ritzville, WA 99169 with the following information: name, contact information, stated interest in position, relevant experience/background, and a registered voter and city resident statement.


For more information, visit the council ward map on the city’s website or contact the Clerk-Treasurer by phone (509) 659-1930 or email Letters of interest are due by the 10th of July by 5pm.

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