Notice of Public Hearing Forks City Council

Notice of Public Hearing
Forks City Council
26 September 2016
7:30 P.M.
Forks City Council Chambers
500 East Division Street

Notice is hereby given that on 26 September 2016 at 7:30 p.m. the Forks City Council will hold a public hearing to obtain input regarding the General Sewer/Wastewater Facility Plan dated February 2016. This Plan was prepared to address the City’s planning needs for wastewater collection, transmission, treatment, and disposal for the 20-year planning period (2014 – 2034).

Written comments will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on 26 September 2016. Please address all comments to the Forks City Council. The Plan can be found on the City’s website under Documents>City Reports. If you have any questions regarding the General Sewer/Wastewater Facility Plan, please contact Paul Hampton, Public Works Director at 360-374-5412.

Patrol Officers Entry/Lateral Positions

City of Forks – Forks Police Department


City of Forks Civil Service Commission is now HIRING for 2 vacant patrol officer positions.

Salary:  $3,340.00-4,010.22 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 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, 360-374-5412 x 237.

Please have your application in by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, September 5, 2016.  We will have our first deadline review on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. 

Notice of Timber Sales

Notice of Timber Sales

City of Forks

Request for Bids

Two Sales:  Quillayute Airport and Water Tank

Separate Bid Sheets Required on Each Sale


Sale DateCompleted bid sheet for each sale being bid upon must be returned by Noon, 19 Aug 2016.  DO NOT COMBINE BOTH SALES ONTO ONE BID FORM.

Sale Locations

  1. Quillayute Airport along North South Runway (5144 Quillayute Road), please obtain Entry Permit and Access Rules from City Hall before visiting the Site; and,
  2. Water Tank at the end of East Division Street both in Clallam County, Washington.

Sale Type – Export Restricted, Lump Sum, Sealed Bid

Products Sold

  1. Quillayute Airport – Estimated 280 mbf of Alder, Hemlock and Spruce over 13.7 acres;
  2. Water Tank – Estimated 125 mbf of Alder, Hemlock, and Spruce over 4 acres;

Logging Methods – Shovel.

Bid to be by $/mbf for scaled wood and $/mbf for weighed pulp wood.

Expiration Date – Quillayute by NLT 30 Nov 2016; Water Tank by NLT 31 Oct 2016

Bid Deposit – 10% of total bid amount

Payment Terms – Balance of bid due prior to cutting of timber

Performance Security – $5,000 Certified Check or Money Order PER BID

Fees– $500 Road Use Permit fee.

Special Conditions – Purchaser is responsible for payment of forest exise taxes. Other conditions are associated with each sale, please consult bid packets for said information.

Bid Conditions:


All timber included in this sale is export restricted.

All sealed bids must be returned to the Forks City Hall by Noon, 19 August 2016. Bids may be mailed to or delivered in person to: City of Forks, 500 E Division Street, Forks, Washington 98331. Late bids will not be accepted. Bids will be opened at 12:30 pm, 19 August 2016 at Forks City Hall.

The City of Forks will award the sale at the meeting of the City Council on 22 Aug 2016. The City of Forks reserves the right to waive formalities in its selection of the successful bidder. This includes the right to reject any and all bids for any reason. In accepting bids the City of Forks is not obligated to accept the highest bid.

The Successful bidder must enter into the Lump Sum Timber Sale Contract by 31 Aug 2016. The balance of the bid, road use permit fees, performance security deposit and proof of insurance must be received prior to cutting of timber. If these requirements are not met the bidder agrees to forfeit the bid deposit as a reimbursement for costs and delays to the City.

A bid deposit of at least 10% of the total bid price must be submitted with each bid form. Bid deposits must be in the form of a money order or certified check made payable to the City of Forks.

Bid forms must be placed in a sealed envelope marked “Airport 04D Timber Sale Bid” or “Water Tank Timber Sale Bid”.

Bid Packets may be obtained at the Forks City Hall, located at 500 East Division, Forks, WA 98331.  All Bids must be mailed or delivered in person by Noon, 19 August 2016 at the address noted above.


Voluntary Water Conservation Notice

The Forks area is experiencing record low precipitation and the City water supply is nearing cautionary levels.  We are asking residents to voluntarily conserve water at this time.  Please visit the Washington State Department of Ecology website for a list of easy ways you can conserve water.

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. Click the title for more details.


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. Click the title for more details.


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. Click the title for more details.


The Mayor is requesting letters of interest from individuals willing to serve on the City Council. All letters must be received by the City no later than 5:00 p.m. on January 7, 2016. Click the title for more details.