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Street Plan Public Hearing


JULY 11, 2016

7:30 PM




Notice is hereby given that on July 11, 2016 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 2017 – 2022, 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 July 11, 2016.  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.

June 29, 2016 Planning Commission Workshop for Comp Plan Update

Notice of Public Hearing/Work Shop

City of Forks Urban Growth Area
Comprehensive Plan Update

Forks Planning Commission

29 Jun 2016

5:30 P.M.

Forks City Council Chambers

The Forks Planning Commission is giving notice that it will hold a public hearing/public workshop as part of a special meeting of the Commission on 29 Jun 2016 to gather public comment on a proposed preliminary revision to the Forks Urban Growth Area (FUGA) Comprehensive Plan (Comp Plan).  The City of Forks is required to update the FUGA Comp Plan in such a manner as to be compliant with the Growth Management Act.  The purpose of this meeting is to obtain from the public their input, reaction, and suggestions to a completely redrafted Comp Plan that includes the goals and policies for the required chapters:  Affordable Housing, Capital Facilities, Economic Development, Land Use, Transportation, and Utilities.  The Comp Plan also guides the City’s revisions of its Zoning Code, Critical Areas Ordinances, and other development regulations.  The format of the meeting may change in response to the number of participants in order to ensure that the audience can provide information and comments in a manner that works best for them.

A copy of the draft may be found at the City’s website: Individuals may submit written comments on the preliminary revision of the Comp Plan by sending those to  To be included in the materials at the public meeting, comments need to be received by no later than 4 p.m. on 29 Jun 2016.

The Council Chamber is ADA accessible.  Arrangements for reasonable accommodations for special needs, including handicap accessibility or interpreter, will be made upon receiving 24-hour advance notice.  Contact Mr. Fleck at 360/374-5412, ext. 245, in person at the address noted above.

2015-2035 Forks Comprehensive Plan



Project proposes the replacing of the existing field at Forks High School with a new synthetic turf field and resurfaced track. Project will involve the removal of the existing natural turf field and surrounding rubberized track surfacing. This will be replaced with a synthetic turf surface, improved on-site drainage, and a new rubberized track. The drainage system will include the installation of an underdrain system and
infiltration gallery used to collect and infiltrate rainwater. Regrading of lawn areas next to the grandstands will also be required.

As part of the project, 4,000 CY of turf and dirt will be removed from Spartan Field and will be transported across and via East E Street to an undeveloped South 2nd A venue. The removed spoils will be placed upon an undeveloped parcel owned by the West End Youth League that has been planned to be developed into a youth football field. Spoil relocation site is adjacent to a ditched stream flowing along the private Rankin Road.

The project is in part funded by a Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office Youth Athletic Field Grant received by the City and the District.

Click here to read the full notice.


Notice is hereby given that a majority of the City Council may be in attendance at the Community Meeting on Emergency Preparedness scheduled for Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. 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 discuss the Cascadia Subduction Earthquake Zone and the dual response plan by Washington State National Guard in conjunction with Clallam County Emergency Management.


The City of Forks is hereby giving notice and soliciting final public comment on the request of Bill and Susan Brager, d.b.a. Miller Tree Inn, to rezone portions of three parcels consisting of two and a half (2.5) acres located immediately east of Forks City Hall. The Forks Planning Commission has made a recommendation to the City Council that these parcels be rezoned from its current Moderate Density Residential (R3) zoning to an overlap zone of Moderate Density Commercial/High Density Residential (OL-4) designation. The request was received as part of the City’s annual solicitation for zoning and comprehensive plan amendments.

The City Council will take public comment on the recommendation of the Planning Commission to rezone these parcels at its meeting scheduled for 11 April 2016, at 7:30 p.m. at Forks City Hall. You are receiving a copy of this notice because you live within 500’ of the parcels in question.

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The Mayor is requesting letters of interest from individuals willing to serve on the City Council to fill a two-year term of the office held by former Council Member Kevin Hinchen. Individuals interested in serving must reside within the Forks city limits and be a registered voter. Selection will be by the City Council at their meeting on January 11, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. The selected individual will serve until December 31, 2017. The selected individual will be required to file necessary paperwork with the State’s Public Disclosure Commission.

Individuals interested in serving should send a letter of interest and any other materials they deem pertinent for Council to review to City Clerk/Treasurer Audrey Grafstrom at 500 East Division Street, Forks, Washington 98331. Letters can also be e-mailed to or faxed to 360 374-9430.

All letters must be received by the City no later than 5:00 p.m. on January 7, 2016.


Pursuant to Forks Municipal Code 2.10.030, the City is providing local media with notice of holiday office hours and closures.

Forks City Hall will close at noon on Thursday, December 24, 2015 and remain closed all day on Friday, December 25, 2015.  City Hall will also close at noon on Thursday, December 31, 2015 and be closed all day on Friday, January 1, 2016.

City Hall will also be closed from noon until 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 22, 2015.



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, 2016 and December 31, 2016.

Applications are available on the City’s website 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 21, 2015.
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.


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.


The City Council is giving notice that it will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, 26 May 2015 at 7:30pm (date changed due to Memorial Day). The purpose of the hearing is to obtain public comment on the creation of a new chapter to the Forks Municipal Code, Chapter 10.35, that would permit and authorize wheeled All-Terain Vehicles on all City streets having a posted speed limit of 35 miles per hour or less as permitted by State Law. A copy of the proposed ordinance can be found on the City’s website