MDNS – SOLOMAN DSDJ, LLC large lot

Division of the existing large 50.69 acre parcel into four (4) parcels ranging from ~8.5 acres to ~18.68 acres meeting the minimum lot size of the Forks Zoning Code for “R2 – Low Density Residential.” Proponents will utilize a private driveway that has been in place for some time and has been used for recent logging activities of the above described parcel. The access, which will be a dedicated easement for ingress, egress, and utilities, comes off of Merchant Road south of the southern tip of the Forks Elks Lodge property. This easement is either 60’ wide or a matching 30’ wide easement adjacent to the eastern 30’ wide easement associated with the Thimbleberry development. A single family residence (SFR) is currently underway, as an lot may construct one SFR. However, that development will, as a result of this short plat, be associated with one of the larger of the four large lots created by this voluntary short plat. Three of the four lots created by this utilize the Calawah River as their northern boundary and are subject to the City’s Critical Areas Code, which adopted by reference the Clallam County Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) that is currently in the process of being adopted by the City. A critical areas review for this proposed land division is being done in conjunction with this application.

Further, as part of the Critical Areas Review, the owner of the not yet completed SFR in order to address violations associated with the Department of Natural Resource’s timber harvest permit, has entered into Forest Practice Conversion Landowner Agreement addressing required mitigation. That agreement has been incorporated into this approval and the Critical Areas review.

MDNS – SOLOMAN DSDJ, LLC large lot

Buopane RV and Camping SEPA MDNS

The Buonpane’s seek to develop a five arce previously forested parcel into a campground with 18 recreational vehicle (RV) spaces with full hookups (electrical, water, septic) and also 10 semi-primitive tent sites. The development would include an office building with shower facilities and an outdoor kitchen. Approximately 1,600′ of internal access compacted gravel roadways would also be created to provide internal access to the spaces and amenities being provided. In addition, a parking lot for up to ten (10) vehicles would be developed. An on-site septic system approved by Clallam County Environmental Health would be installed o address sewage/septic needs. There would be a maximum stay of 30 days at one time and no long term parking would be available.

Property has the ability to access city water, electrical provided by the PUD, and telecommunications access via CenturyLink. Further, a paved commercial approach meeting state standards would be developed for this development.

Buopane RV and Camping SEPA MDNS

Notice of Funding Availability (Lodging Tax Fund)

The City of Forks hereby announces that applications will be accepted from public and non-prof- it 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, 2022 and December 31, 2022.

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 24, 2021. No applications received after that date and time will be considered for funding.

Complete Lodging Tax Notice for 2022

Public Hearing Notice

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

AUGUST 9, 2021

7:30 PM

FORKS CITY COUNCIL

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

500 EAST DIVISION STREET

Notice is hereby given that on August 9, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. the Forks City Council will conduct a public hearing to obtain input regarding the proposed six year Transportation Improvement Plan. The plan, covering 2022 – 2027, is used by local, state and federal governments to prioritize and fund transportation projects.

Written comments will be accepted up until 5:00 p.m. on August 9, 2021.  Please address all comments to the Forks City Council. If you have any questions regarding the Transportation Improvement Plan, or would like to obtain a copy of the plan, please contact Paul Hampton at 360 374-5412. The plan is also available at www.forkswashington.org.

 

Notice of Public Hearing

The City of Forks will hold a public hearing on the proposed Clallam County Shoreline Master Program (SMP) as it relates to the City of Forks and the Forks Urban Growth Area.

The hearing will take place at 7:30 p.m. on June 28, 2021 during the regularly scheduled meeting of the Forks City Council to be held at 500 East Division Street in Forks.

City Council Public Hearing June 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

Due to the severe weather warning in effect for this weekend, the COVID-19 vaccination clinic scheduled for Friday, February 12 and Saturday, February 13, 2021 has been cancelled.

Second doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine may be administered 4–6 weeks after the initial dose with no change in vaccine efficacy.  A vaccination clinic will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 19 and Saturday, February 20, 2021.

For more information, please visit www.forkshospital.org.

Notice of Holiday Hours

Pursuant to Forks Municipal Code 2.10.030, Forks City Hall will close at noon on Thursday, December 24, 2020 and be closed all day on Friday, December 25, 2020 and Friday, January 1, 2021.

Notice of Public Hearing

Notice of Public Hearing
Forks City Council
September 14, 2020  7:30 P.M.
Forks City Council Chambers
500 East Division Street

Notice is hereby given that on September 14, 2020 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 2021-2027. This Plan was prepared to address capital improvement needs for City facilities for the period of January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2027.

Written comments will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on September 14, 2020.  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 or copies may be obtained at City Hall. If you have any questions regarding the City of Forks Capital Improvement Plan 2021-2027, please contact Rod Fleck, Attorney/Planner at 360-374-5412.

Lodging Tax Notice 2021

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, 2021 and December 31, 2021.

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 23, 2020. No applications received after that date and time 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.

Notice of Continued Conditional Use Application Hearing

Forks Planning Commission
8 July 2020
5:15 p.m.
Meeting to be conducted via ZOOM

The Forks Planning Commission opened and continued their hearing of 24 June 2020 regarding the Conditional Use Application of Tena Gagnon for her existing Fern Acres wedding and event venue. The notice for this hearing was published in the 11 June 2020 edition of the Forks Forum.  However, a required SEPA determination was not made and published, and the Planning Commission directed the Planner to continue this hearing to 8 July 2020 to ensure that the record was complete and proper.  The new hearing date will be 8 July 2020 and details regarding participation (via ZOOM) will be posted to the City website on Monday, 6 July 2020.

Fern Acres – Conditional Use

Notice of Approval of Special Use Permit and Determination of Non-Significance

Notice of Approval of
SPECIAL USE PERMIT
and
SEPA Rules – WAC 197-11-970
Determination of Non-Significance (DNS)

Notice is hereby given that Giancarlo and Debra Buonpane were granted a Special Use Permit for the installation of a third residence in the form of a “tiny home” that would be used as a rental dwelling at 520 F Street. Further, the lead agency has determined that this project would not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment.

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Notice of Approval of Conditional Use Permit

Notice of Approval of
CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT

Notice is hereby given that JGA Enterprises, LLC (John and Glenda Aldana) was granted a conditional use permit for a “West End Taproom Tip and Sip” (a retail business specializing in craft beers, craft ciders, wine tastes, retail beer, cider, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages) at 70 West A Street.  The complete Notice, a copy of the findings, and the determination and decision of the Forks Planning Commission are attached and incorporated in the following document.

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