City Council Special Meeting Notice

Public Notice

Special Forks City Council Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Forks City Council will hold a special meeting with the Clallam County Board of Commissioners on Monday, September 17, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at the Forks City Hall Council Chambers, 500 E Division Street.  The purpose of this joint meeting will be to discuss timber advocacy efforts, high-speed internet, economic development, District Court, and County Animal Control.

Notice of Conditional Use Permit- RV Park

NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF CONDITIONAL USE APPLICATION

Shivaadya, Inc.

Recreational Vehicle (RV) Park
Forks, Washington

Pursuant to the Forks Zoning Code, specifically FMC 17.85 and FMC 17.120, notice is hereby provided with regard to the fact that the City has received an application for a conditional use permit.  The application was submitted by the applicant on 10 Aug 2018.  Application included the necessary SEPA checklist.  The following information is provided regarding the application:

Applicant:        Vilkesh Patel & Bipinbhai Patel

                        On behalf of Shivaadya, Inc.

                        1080 South Forks Avenue

                        Forks, WA 98331

Location of

Property:         251 North Forks Avenue (SR 101), Forks, Washington

Legal

Description

Property:         Lot 11 and the eastern half of Lot 12, Block 1, Howard’s First Addition, located within the NW ¼ of the NW ¼ of the N ¼  of Sec. 9, T 28 N, R 13 W, W.M., Clallam County.  Tax Id. Parcel 132809510163.

Project

Description:     Shivaadya, Inc. are seeking to develop an 18 lot recreational vehicle (RV) park with a grassy recreation area that would have bbq pits; and, a building housing utilities and amenities available to visitors to include: coin laundry facility, toilets, and paid showers.  Each lot would be approximately 50’ x 21’ and accessed off a pervious driveway into the park with a commercial approach from North Forks Avenue/SR 101.  Each improved RV lot would have water, sewer and electrical connections for use by visitors.  Additional improvements for each lot includes a flowerbed, gravel and concrete block pervious paving.  Park would be secured with a gate system and surveillance security cameras.  Users would have access to a common office shared with the Far West Motel.  There would be a maximum stay of 30 days at one time and no-long term parking would be available.

Property has city water, city sewer, and electrical provided by the PUD.  Further, a commercial approach was developed for this lot in the past and is proposed to be used by the proponents in the development of the property.

Hearing

Required

and Public

Comment:        The Forks Zoning Code requires that a hearing on a conditional use permit be held after sufficient notice has been given to the public.  Written comments may be filed up to and through out the actual hearing.  Such comments should be sent to Mr. Fleck at the address noted below.  Notice of public hearing is being disseminated along with this notice.  The public hearing on this matter is scheduled for Wednesday, 19 Sep 2018 at 5:30 P.M. in the City Council Chambers at Forks City Hall.  The purpose of the hearing is to obtain information from nearby landowners regarding impacts or concerns they may have with this proposal.

Approval

and

Appeal

Process:           Within 21 days of the public hearing, the Forks Planning Commission may authorize the conditional use permit.

                        In reviewing a conditional use permit, the Forks Planning Commission may attach thereto such conditions regarding the location, character, and/or other features of the proposed use as the commission deems necessary in the public interest, in the interest of furthering the purpose of the Forks Zoning Code, and for the purpose of fulfilling the Forks Comprehensive Plan.  These conditions must be stated in writing as part of the permit and must state the connection between the use, condition and public interest being invoked.

      Appeal Process

                        The Forks Planning Commission shall report to the City Council its findings regarding an application for a conditional use permit within fifteen (15) days of its decision.  Any affected party, including a member of the City Council may appeal the decision to the City Council within fifteen (15) days of the date of the decision of the Forks Planning Commission is issued.

                        The appeal shall be filed in writing with the city clerk on forms established for this purpose.  Once a hearing time is established proper notification shall be given concerning time, place and purpose of such a hearing and shall be in conformance with FMC 17.135, et al.  Upon receipt of the appeal the city clerk shall publicize and schedule a public hearing by the council.

                        The City Council within twenty-one (21) days of the close of the hearing shall affirm, reverse, remand, or modify (including attaching additional conditions) the decision of the Forks Planning Commission.

Individuals needing a copy of the application materials, or requiring additional information regarding this notice should contact Rod Fleck, City Attorney/Planner at 360/374-5412, ext. 245 or at 500 East Division, Forks, WA 98331.

The purpose of the public hearing regarding the Conditional Use Permit is to determine whether the Forks Planning Commission should approve or deny the permit application of Shivaadya, Inc.  In addition, the Planning Commission may attach requirements to the development as part of any approval of the Shivaadya, Inc.’s application.  Such conditions could involve the location, character, and/or other features of the proposed use as the commission deems necessary in the public interest, in the interest of furthering the purpose of the Forks Zoning Code, and/or for the purpose of fulfilling the Forks Comprehensive Plan.  These conditions would be stated in writing as part of the permit and would state the connection between the use, condition and public interest being preserved or protected.

WRITTEN COMMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED BY THE FORKS PLANNING DIRECTOR UP TO AND TO THE CLOSE OF THE PUBLIC HEARING ON 19 Sep 2018.  Address all such comments to Rod Fleck, City Attorney/Planner, 500 East Division, Forks, WA 98331.  Comments may be delivered to City Hall at 500 East Division during the course of regular business hours.  All written comments must be received by the City Planner prior to the close of the public hearing on 19 Sep 2018.  Copies of the Application or SEPA Checklist can be obtained from Mr. Fleck.

Individuals requiring special accommodations to participate in this hearing should contact Mr. Fleck at 360/374-5412, ext. 245 so that such accommodations can be arranged prior to the hearing.  Individuals with questions regarding this notice, and its attachment, should contact Mr. Fleck at the number above.

NOTICE OF MEETING

AND PUBLIC HEARING

Forks Planning Commission

19 Sep 2018

5:30 P.M.

City Council Chambers

Forks City Hall

500 East Division

Conditional Use Permit

RV Park – Shivaadya, Inc.

Notice is hereby provided that the Forks Planning Commission will hold a public hearing as part of its regular meeting to consider the Conditional Use Permit application of Vilkesh Patel and Bipinbhai Patel doing business as Shivaadya, Inc., to create an 18 stall RV park at 251 North Forks Avenue (adjacent to the Far West Motel).  The proposed RV Park will include a grassy recreation area with BBQ pits and a utility room with laundry, showers, and restrooms.  Security will be provided via gated access, security cameras, and oversight from the adjacent Far West Motel.  Notice of the application for the Conditional Use Permit is attached.  The meeting shall be held on 19 Sep 2018 at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers within City Hall.  The agenda for the meeting shall be:

  1. Call meeting to order and approval of agenda
  2. Conditional Use Application of Vilkesh Patel and Bipinbhai Patel doing business as Shivaadya, Inc. to create an 18 space RV park at 251 North Forks Avenue.
  3. Public Hearing
  4. Staff report regarding procedure, SEPA, and City staff concerns (if any)
  5. Presentation by the Applicant or its designated representative
  6. Reading into the record of written comments submitted to the Planning Commission
  7. Public comments from those in attendance
  8. Questions and answers from the Commission
  9. Deliberations and decision of the Commission (if any)
  10. Other business of the Commission.

The purpose of the public hearings regarding the Conditional Use Permit is to determine whether the Forks Planning Commission may need to attach any conditions to the permit noted above.  Such conditions could involve the location, character, and/or other features of the proposed use as the commission deems necessary in the public interest, in the interest of furthering the purpose of the Forks Zoning Code, and/or for the purpose of fulfilling the Forks Comprehensive Plan.  These conditions would be stated in writing as part of the permit and would state the connection between the use, condition and public interest being preserved or protected.

WRITTEN COMMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED BY THE FORKS PLANNING DIRECTOR UP TO AND TO THE CLOSE OF THE PUBLIC HEARING ON 19 SEP 2018  Address all such comments to Rod Fleck, City Attorney/Planner, 500 East Division, Forks, WA 98331.  Comments may be delivered to City Hall at 500 East Division during the course of regular business hours.  All written comments must be received by the City Planner prior to the close of the public hearing on 19 Sep 2018.  Copies of the Application or SEPA Checklist can be obtained from Mr. Fleck.

Individuals requiring special accommodations to participate in this hearing should contact Mr. Fleck at 360/374-5412, ext. 245 so that such accommodations can be arranged prior to the hearing.  Individuals with questions regarding this notice, and its attachment, should contact Mr. Fleck at the number above.

Lodging Tax Notice 2019

CITY OF FORKS

NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY

LODGING TAX FUND

The City of Forks hereby announces that applications will be accepted from public and non-profit agencies for projects that assist tourism development and promotion in the City. This program is funded through the taxes collected on overnight lodging in the City of Forks.  The City will award funds on a competitive basis to eligible applicants with the demonstrated ability to complete their projects between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019.

Applications are available on the City’s website at www.forkswashington.org or by contacting the City Clerk/Treasurer, 500 East Division Street, Forks, WA 98331. (360-374-5412 ext. 240).  Completed applications are due to the Clerk/Treasurer by 5:00 p.m. on September 20, 2018. No applications received after that time and date will be considered for funding.

Applicants will be required to provide estimates of potential economic impact and include a brief description of how the estimates were calculated.  Successful applicants will be required to enter into a contract with the City to provide reimbursement of costs after the service is rendered and paid, and a signed request for reimbursement has been submitted to the City.  They may also be required to provide liability insurance for the duration of the contract, naming the City as additional insured in an amount determined by the City.  Successful applicants will also be required to submit a post-event report to include actual attendance numbers and other information as may be required by the Washington State Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee.

AUTHORIZED PROJECTS

The revenues received from the City’s Lodging Tax Fund may be used for the following purposes:

  • Paying all or any part of the cost of tourism promotion.
  • Marketing and operations of special events and festivals designed to attract tourists.
  • Supporting the operations and capital expenditures of tourism related facilities in which the City has an ownership interest, or facilities owned by nonprofit organizations.
  • Funding general economic development projects that may increase tourism.
  • Funding of a multi-jurisdictional tourism related facility.

The permitted uses according to the State Legislation authorizing the imposition of this tax-supported program are more fully explained in RCW 67.28.1815, 67.28.1816 and the definitions portion in RCW 67.28.080.

Special Forks City Council Meeting

Notice of Public Hearing
Forks City Council

13 August 2018
7:30 P.M.

Forks City Council Chambers
500 East Division Street

 

Notice is hereby given that on 13 August 2018 at 7:30 p.m. the Forks City Council will hold a public hearing to obtain input regarding the City of Forks Capital Improvement Plan 2019-2025.  This Plan was prepared to address capital improvement needs for City facilities for the period of 2019 through 2025.

Written comments will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on 13 August 2018.  Please address all comments to the Forks City Council.  The Plan can be found on the City’s website www.forkswashington.org under Documents>City Reports.  If you have any questions regarding the City of Forks Capital Improvement Plan 2019-2025, please contact Rod Fleck, Attorney/Planner at 360-374-5412.

Special Forks City Council Meeting

Public Notice

Rescheduling of Forks City Council Meeting
May 29, 2018
7:30 P.M.
Forks City Council Chambers

Notice is hereby given that the City Council meeting that would normally be held on May 28, 2018 will be held on May 29, 2018 due to the 28th being a State recognized holiday (Memorial Day).  The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Quillayute Airport Closure Dates in April 2018

Please be advised that in April, the City of Forks will close the Quillayute Airport (UIL) for four hours each morning, at 0800 to 1200, on Wednesday, Thursday, and  Friday, 18-20 April 2018.  This set of complete runway closures will allow for the closure of a test monitoring well located at the end of the 04 runway.  Individuals and construction equipment will be active on all parts of the runway during these closures.

Notice of Special Meeting March 22, 2018

Notice of Special Meeting

Forks City Council

Notice is hereby given that a majority of the City Council may be in attendance at the Town Hall Forum on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at noon at the Rainforest Arts Center, 35 N Forks Avenue.  As such, this event will constitute a Special Meeting of the City Council.  No action will be taken and the purpose of the meeting will be to hear presentations by Washington State 24th District Legislators Van De Wege, Tharinger, and Chapman.

A second meeting will take place that day at the Rainforest Arts Center at 5:00 p.m. that may constitute a Special Meeting of the City Council.  No action will be taken and the purpose of the meeting will be to hear a presentation by Olympic National Park staff regarding the Highway 101 construction project around Lake Crescent.

Notice of Special Meeting April 4, 2018

Notice of Special Meeting

Forks City Council

Notice is hereby given that a majority of the City Council may be in attendance at the Forks Chamber of Commerce Meeting Scheduled for Wednesday April 4, 2018 at noon at 1222 S Forks Avenue.  As such, this event will constitute a Special Meeting of the City Council.  No action will be taken and the purpose of the meeting will be to hear a presentation by Congressman Derek Kilmer.

Public Notice: Decker’s Rezone Request

SEPA Rules – WAC 197-11-970

Determination of Non-Significance (DNS)

2017 Forks Land Use and Zoning Code Designation Amendment

Decker’s Rezone Request

Description of

proposal:        Pursuant to the City’s code requirements requiring an annual call for land use planning and zoning code map designation amendments, the City received a request to rezone one parcel by Jim & Laura Decker.  The specific request is described as:

As part of the annual solicitation for zoning updates, the Deckers have requested a rezone of their .049 acre parcel that is west of the southern terminus of South 1st Avenue.  The property is currently zoned High Density Commercial/High Density Residential and the request is for a rezone to High Density Commercial like the two adjacent lots to the east (associated with the existing Pacific Inn Motel).

Zoning would permit some additional flexibility associated with commercial development and would zone this parcel in the same manner as two other parcels owned in close proximity to this by the Deckers.

Location of proposal:

Jim & Laura Decker                West of S. Terminus of S 1st Ave

                                                Tax ID Parcels:  1328092409020

                                                Lot 2 of the Fraker Short Plat,  Vol 24, Pg. 22
Located in the SE ¼ of the SE ¼ of the NW ¼ of Sec. 9, T28N, R13W

Lead Agency   Rod Fleck, City Attorney/Planner

City Planning Department, City of Forks

500 East Division

Forks, Washington 98331

Proposed

Project:            Every year, the City of Forks solicits the public for proposals to amend its land use designation map and zoning code map.  See FMC 17.115.040.  As a result of the November/December 2017 solicitation, the City received one request for a rezone of existing property.  Jim and Laura Decker seek to have their existing ~ half-acre parcel rezoned to High Density Commercial (C-3) from the current overlap zoning of High Density Commercial/High Density Residential (OL-6).  Subsequent development of the parcel would be in of a commercial nature which can utilize the existing streets, existing services, and utilize existing water and sewer connections

Prior SEPA

Documents:     None for these proposed amendments.

Mitigation required:   NONE.

The Lead Agency had determined that the above items would not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment if the mitigation noted above is completed.  An environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required under RCW 43.21C.030(2).  This decision was made after review of a complete environmental checklist and other information on file with the lead agency and upon the following findings.  This information is available to the public on request.

This DNS is issued under 197-11-340 (2); the lead agency will not act on this proposal for a period of 14 days from the date of issuance to allow for review and  comments from the general public.

Comments must be submitted to the City Planner at:

                        Rod Fleck, City Attorney/Planner

                        Forks City Hall

                        500 East Division

                        Forks, Washington 98331

Comments will be accepted up to 5 p.m., 19 Mar 2018.  The City will review said comments together to determine the impact upon the stated MDNS.    Submittal of comments is not the same as a written appeal of this determination.

You may appeal this determination no later than 5 p.m., 19 Mar 2018, by filing a written appeal with the City Clerk of Forks at 500 East Division, Forks, Washington 98331.  You should be prepared to make specific factual objections based upon the action being considered and the SEPA Checklist completed in association with this project.  The appeal must be received prior to 5 P.M.  Contact Rod Fleck at 360/374-5412, ext. 245 to read or ask about the procedures for appeals.

_______________________________                              Date:    2 Mar 2018

William R. Fleck

Attorney/Planner

Notice of Public Hearing- Consideration of Proposed Changes to Forks Zoning Code

Notice of Consideration of Proposed Changes to the

Forks Zoning Code and Zoning Map

Public Hearing

5:30 p.m., 21 Mar 2018

Forks City Hall

Property Rezone – Decker’s Request rezone a 0.49 acre parcel
Lot 2 of the Fraker Short Plat.  Located west of the

southern terminus of South 1st Avenue.

The City of Forks is hereby giving notice and soliciting public comment on a request for a rezone of one parcel owned by the Jim and Laura Decker.  The request is to rezone the property from the current overlap zone to High Density Commercial/High Density Residential.  The Planning Commission, at the conclusion of the public hearing on this request, will make a determination on the rezone to be forwarded for consideration and adoption by the Forks City Council.  This request came in response to the City’s annual call for requests for changes to the FUGA Comp Plan and/or Zoning Code.  This proposed change requires no change to the comprehensive plan.

The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

  1. Approval of the agenda
  2. Rezone Request from Jim and Laura Decker. This request was received as part of annual zoning code update process pursuant to FMC115.040.  For more detailed property description see below.
  3. Staff Report – Applicant is seeking a rezone of current overlap zoning to High Density Commercial zoning for parcel no. 1328092409020. If granted, the request would alter the Forks Zoning Code’s zoning map.
  4. Comments by Applicant
  5. Public Comment
  6. Deliberations of the Commission
  7. Recommendation to Council

A copy of the applicant’s request and SEPA determination associated with the rezone can be obtained by contacting Mr. Rod Fleck at 360/374-5412, ext. 245.

Individuals requiring special assistance in order to participate in the hearing should contact Mr. Fleck prior to the meeting.

Property under consideration:

(Name of applicant, address, and requested change)

Jim & Laura Decker                West of S. Terminus of S 1st Ave         High Density Commercial

                                                Tax ID Parcels:  1328092409020         

                                                Lot 2 of the Fraker Short Plat,  Vol 24, Pg. 22
Located in the SE ¼ of the SE ¼ of the NW ¼ of Sec. 9, T28N, R13W

This is the first step in a two-step process associated with a rezone.  At this hearing, the public will be given an opportunity to express its views regarding this request to the Forks Planning Commission.  The Commission will then deliberate upon the request, following the conclusion of the hearing, and make a recommendation to the City Council for the Council to consider at its 23 April 2018 meeting.

Written comments on the request for the rezone of the parcel will be received by the City up through the hearing before the Forks Planning Commission on 21 March 2018.  These can be submitted via a simple letter addressed to: Rod Fleck, City Attorney/Planner, 500 East Division, Forks, Washington 98331.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Fleck at 360/374-5412, ext. 245; or via e-mail at rodf@forkswashington.org.   Individuals wanting to obtain notices of meetings of the Forks Planning Commission and/or City Council regarding the City’s zoning code or other planning issues may contact Mr. Fleck as well.

McGinley Palmer Road Annexation Public Hearing Notice

Notice of Receipt of 60% Annexation Petition
and
Public Hearing

McGinley Palmer Road Annexation

City Council
26 Feb 2018
7:30 P.M.
City Council Chambers

The City of Forks has received a 60% Annexation Petition from Brett and Jaime McGinley requesting the City Council to annex approximately one acre. The legal description for this annexation request is as follows:

Lot 10 of Palmer Tracts Survey, recorded February 26, 1981 in Volume 6 of Surveys, page 48, under Clallam County Recording No. 517355, being a portion of the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter and Government Lot 3, Section 3, Township 28 North, Range 13 West, W.M., Clallam County, Washington.

Consisting of approximately 5.04 acres.

Tax parcel: 132803130100

Located approximately 500+ feet eastward of the corner of Palmer Road where it turns from heading North to heading East.

On 26 Feb 2018, the City Council will hold a public hearing on this request, and also decide whether or not to annex the property described above via City ordinance. The public is invited to attend and provide public comment.

Individuals with questions should contact Rod Fleck, City Attorney/Planner, at 360/374-5412, ext. 245. Individuals requiring special needs in order to participate in the public hearing should contact Mr. Fleck prior to the meeting.

Corrections Officer Position

City of Forks – Forks Police Department
CORRECTIONS OFFICER – ENTRY/LATERAL
City of Forks Civil Service Commission is now accepting applications to fill a vacant CORRECTIONS OFFICER position. We are also accepting applications to build an eligibility list for future openings.
Salary: $2,761.19-$3,308.82 DOQ, with benefits & uniforms.
Minimum 21 years of age, high school graduate, must complete and pass a background investigation. All ENTRY level applicants must apply and test through www.PublicSafetyTesting.com also. The City of Forks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Applications and a job description may be obtained at Forks City Hall. For additional questions please contact Nerissa Davis, Human Resources/Civil Service Secretary at ndav.forks@forkswashington.org , 360-374-5412 x 237.
Applications accepted until Monday, February 5, 2018 at 5PM

Notice of Public Hearing

Notice of Receipt of 60% Annexation Petition

and

Public Hearing

 Robbins Rental 2nd Annexation

 City Council

12 Feb 2018

7:30 P.M.

City Council Chambers

The City of Forks has received a 60% Annexation Petition from Willmer and Emalee Robbins  requesting the City Council to annex approximately one acre.  The legal description for this annexation request is as follows:

The East 50’ of the Southeast Quarter (SE ¼) of the Southwest Quarter (SW ¼) of Section Eight, Township 28 North, Range 13 West, W.M., lying north of the Diimmel County Road.

Consisting of approximately one (1) acre.

Tax parcel:  132808430200

Located immediately west and adjacent to the original Robbins Rental Annexation and generally northwest of the intersection of the Robbins Rental Road and Bogachiel Way

On 12 Feb 2018, the City Council will hold a public hearing on this request, and also decide whether or not to annex the property described above via City ordinance.  The public is invited to attend and provide public comment.

Individuals with questions should contact Rod Fleck, City Attorney/Planner, at 360/374-5412, ext. 245.  Individuals requiring special needs in order to participate in the public hearing should contact Mr. Fleck prior to the meeting.

Special Forks City Council Meeting

Public Notice

Special Forks City Council Meeting

&

Cancellation of Regular Meeting

 

Notice is hereby given that the regularly scheduled meeting of the Forks City Council set for December 25, 2017 has been cancelled by action of the Council.

Further, notice is hereby given that the Forks City Council will hold a special meeting on December 26, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at Forks City Hall, 500 East Division Street.  The agenda for this meeting will be made public by close of business on December 22, 2017.  Interested parties may visit www.forkswashington.org or contact City staff at 360 374-5412 for a copy.

Notice of Public Hearing

Notice of Public Hearing

Amending the Forks Zoning Code (FMC Chapter 17) to
Address Vacation/Visitor Rentals

Forks City Council
Monday, 11 Dec 2017
7:30 p.m.
Forks City Council Chambers
500 East Division Street

The City Council is giving notice that it will hold a public hearing during its regularly scheduled meeting on 11 Dec 2017.  The purpose of the hearing is to obtain public comment on proposed amendments to the Forks Zoning Code, FMC Chapter 17 that would clarify when a vacation or visitor rental would be permitted outright, via special use, via conditional use or prohibited.  A copy of the proposed ordinance can be found on the City’s website www.forkswashington.org under the public notice/current issues tab.

Ordinance #629 Vacation Rentals