Public notice is notice to the public or persons affected by actions proposed or amended by the City Council. Public notices are published in the Ritzville Journal Newspaper.
All Government agencies or legislative bodies are required to make public notices in certain rule making proceedings. The purpose of issuing a public notice is to allow members of the public to make their opinion on proposals before making a bill to a rule.
NOTICE OF VARIANCE PUBLIC HEARING
BEFORE THE HISTORIC PLANNING COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF RITZVILLE
The City of Ritzville has published the following variance application notice to provide the opportunity for comment on the described project.
Applicant: Kurt and Wanda Staley
Location: 406 W 2nd Avenue, Ritzville, WA.
Project Description: Replace standing canopy with a new 24’ wide x 26’ deep x 13’
Application Date: June 4, 2020
Letter of Completeness: June 11, 2020
Review Authority: Pursuant to the Ritzville Municipal Code, Type II, quasi-judicial review shall require an open record public hearing before the Planning Commission.
Public Hearing: July 8, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. before the Planning Commission via conference call. At that time any citizen may give oral or written testimony with respect to the variance application. Proclamation 20-28 by the Governor waives the Public Records act (RCW 42.56) in person requirement through July 1st.
REMOTE MEETING CALL INFORMATION
1-408-418-9388 United States Toll
Meeting Number: 126 523 5316
Password: 622 259 77
VIEW DOCUMENTS ONLINE DURING THE MEETING
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 July 8th. 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. Due to City Hall being closed to the public, please call (509) 659-1930 to schedule review of the file.
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.
CITY OF RITZVILLE SERVICES DURING LOCAL EMERGENCY
If you are a City of Ritzville utility customer, we will not charge a late fee for past due utility bills or disconnect your service for non-payment until further notice.
The City continues to operate business via phone at 659-1930 and internet at email@example.com. Utility payments can be mailed, placed in the drive-up drop box located adjacent to City Hall or city staff can take your credit card payment over the phone. Public Works crews and Police Officers continue to provide services with no disruptions in service during this time.
CITY OF RITZVILLE PROCLAIMS EMERGENCY AMID COVID-19 IMPACT
RITZVILLE, WA- Ritzville Mayor Gary Cook has declared a local emergency proclamation for the City of Ritzville, effective March 13, 2020. The emergency proclamation facilitates potential future assistance related to COVID-19 as well as access to regional and State resources. This declaration is a means to ensure all necessary resources will be available if needed.
The Adams County Health department has advised that in order to preserve public health and safety, City Hall will be closed to the public until further notice. The City will continue to operate business via phone. Utility payments can be mailed, placed in the drive up drop box located adjacent to City Hall or city staff can take your credit card payment over the phone. Public Works crews and Police Officers will continue to provide services with no disruptions in service during this time.
Mayor Cook urges Ritzville residents to continue to support our local businesses. This support is critical to maintaining our local economy.
CITY OF RITZVILLE
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
FOR CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
The City of Ritzville is seeking a qualified individual to provide Code Enforcement Officer services. The Officer shall be paid for his/her services in the sum of thirty dollars per hour, up to three hundred dollars per month, for each month during the term of the one-year contract.
The Officer shall devote his/her time and attention to the performance of duties as Code Enforcement Officer being responsible for observing code violations in the City and reporting them to City Hall. The Officer will follow up on permits, document nuisance properties, and shall communicate the city’s codes to the community and contact residents and/or contractors to inquire about projects they are undertaking.
An individual will be considered for selection based on review by a city selection committee and the following qualifications:
Approach-Explain approach to addressing nuisance property issues and communicating those issues to City Hall and resident and/or contractors.
Capability and Experience-Describe experience with code enforcement or enforcing rules and policies.
Qualifications-Provide professional background and qualifications relevant to code enforcement.
Schedule and Time Management-Include a schedule of availability that will fulfill the contract.
For more information download the contract or contact the Clerk-Treasurer’s office in person at City Hall, 216 E Main Avenue, Ritzville, Washington 99169, or phone (509) 659-1930.