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Notice of Budget Hearings and Meetings

PUBLIC NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARINGS & MEETINGS

The preliminary budget for the City of Forks for the year 2019 has been filed with the City Clerk and a copy thereof will be furnished to any person who calls at the Clerk’s Office and requests same on or after November 13, 2018.

The following are the anticipated revenues and expenditures for 2019.

Fund                                                      Revenue          Expense

Current Expense                                             $1,788,000      $1,778,000

Street                                                                    242,000           242,000

Street Projects                                                      130,000           130,000

Water                                                                1,010,000        1,010,000

Sewer                                                                   360,000           360,000

Lodging Tax                                                         225,000           225,000

Airport/Industrial Park                                         285,000           285,000

Quillayute Airport                                               664,350           664,350

Transit Center                                                        26,000             26,000

Capital                                                                  160,000           160,000

Industrial Park Development                                   4,000               4,000

Search & Rescue                                                      3,000               3,000

Seized Property                                                        5,000               5,000

Donation Program                                                  20,000             20,000

Community Action Housing                                  40,000             40,000

Grant/Construction                                              100,000           100,000

Infrastructure Capital Projects                          2,000,000        2,000,000

Inmate Trust Fund                                                 45,000             45,000

Total Revenue and Expense All Funds        $7,107,350      $7,107,350

The Forks City Council has called for budget hearings to be held at 7:30 p.m. on November 13 and 26, 2018 at the Forks City Hall.  The City Council meeting that would normally be held on November 12, 2018 will be held on November 13, 2018 due to the 12th being a state holiday recognizing Veterans Day.  The Forks City Council has also called for special meetings to be held at 5:30 p.m. on November 13 and 26, 2018 at the Forks City Hall.  The purpose of the special meetings will be to hold budget workshops.

The Forks City Council has also called for a public hearing on revenue sources for the 2019 budget, including consideration of possible increases in property tax revenues, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on November 13, 2018 at the Forks City Hall.

The Forks City Council will meet December 3, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at the Council Chambers in the City Hall for the purpose of fixing the final budget and any citizen of the City of Forks may present oral or written comments for or against any part of the budget.

Audrey Grafstrom, Clerk/Treasurer

City of Forks

Published Forks Forum, Forks, Washington, Thursday, November 8 and November 15, 2018.

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.

 

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.