Public Notices

Public Hearing for Comprehensive Plan & Subidvision Regulations Update

posted Jan 31, 2018, 12:44 PM by Jill Nielson   [ updated Jan 31, 2018, 12:47 PM ]

The Planning Committee of the City of Vader, WA will be holding a public hearing as required by Vader Municipal Code 17.10.080,  regarding a Comprehensive Plan Amendment. The amendment is to update to the Vader Subdivision Regulations as presented in DRAFT Ordinance 2017-03 (see document attached below). The Ordinance establishes the rules for the orderly subdivision of lands within the City of Vader, including plats and short-subdivisions. It also establishes rules for Boundary Line Adjustments. The Ordinance is drafted to comply with all applicable standards and requirements in Title 58.17 RCW, the State of Washington’s land subdivision statute.

The public hearing will be held at Vader City Hall, 317 8th Street, Vader WA, on Thursday, February 15th, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in concurrence with the regularly scheduled Planning Committee Meeting and will be conducted in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act. Public Comments may be made in person at the hearing or may be delivered in writing to Vader City Hall and read by the City Clerk/Treasurer at the meeting. Comments made in writing must be received by the Clerk/Treasurer no later than the start time of the public hearing. The facility is wheelchair and handicapped accessible. If you require any special accommodations in order to attend, please contact the Vader City Clerk/Treasurer at 360-295-3222 no less than 24 hours before meeting time.

As a matter of reference, the City of Vader issued a Determination of Non-significance (DNS) regarding proposed Ordinance 2017-03 in March of 2017. 

Park Board Special Meeting 7-31-17

posted Jul 28, 2017, 1:41 PM by Jill Nielson

The Park Board will be holding a Special Park Board meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, July 31st, 2017 to discuss planning efforts for their fundraiser on August 5, 2017.

Planning Committee Meeting/Training

posted Jul 21, 2017, 9:08 PM by Jill Nielson

The newly called Vader Planning Committee will be holding it's first public meeting on Monday, July 24th at 2:00 p.m. The meeting, held at City Hall, is open to the public and will include the swearing in of all five new committee members as well as a specialized Local Planning Training. This training is offered by two representatives from the Washington State Department of Commerce, Anne Fritzel and Paul Johnson. As will all city board meetings, this gathering will be open to the public so if you are interested in understanding a Planning Committee's roles and responsibilities you are welcome to attend. The training should last anywhere from one and a half to two hours.
Click on the files below if you would like to see the meeting agenda and training schedule. For any other information call City Hall at 360-295-3222.

Special Park Board Meeting - July 6th, 2017

posted Jul 5, 2017, 4:07 PM by Jill Nielson

The Park Board of the City of Vader will be holding a Special Park Board Meeting to consider a Werden Park Rental application.
See the Parks page of this website for the Agenda posting.

SEPA Notice: Determination of Non-significance

posted Mar 31, 2017, 11:53 AM by Jill Nielson

The City of Vader has issued a Determination of Non-significance (DNS) regarding proposed Ordinance 2017-03, a Subdivision Ordinance that establishes the rules for the orderly subdivision of lands within the City of Vader, including plats and short-subdivisions. The Ordinance also establishes rules for Boundary Line Adjustments. The Ordinance is drafted to comply with all applicable standards and requirements in Title 58.17 RCW, the State of Washington’s land subdivision statute. 
Please find the full DNS Notice, SEPA Checklist and proposed Ordinance 2017-03 attached below.

Council Vacancy - Volunteer Needed

posted Feb 22, 2017, 3:42 PM by Jill Nielson

Sadly, Council member Ruth Crear resigned her position early in February this year. She serves the community in several capacities and we thank her for all her efforts as a stellar City Councillor. Her resignation leaves Council Position #5 open and in need of filling. The remaining members of Council have 90 days to appoint a resident to fill the open seat. The appointee would fill the position until the results of the November 2017 election is certified. At that point the position will be filled by the winner of the election for the remaining 2 years of the term. 
Any member of the public who is a property owner in the Vader City limits for at least one year, and who is a registered voter is eligible to fill the position. Let a member of the City Council, the Mayor or the City Clerk/Treasurer know if you are interested in filling the position. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn the processes of city government and to give back to your community.
If you have any questions, please call 360-295-3222. 

Request for Engineering Services for TIB Street Project

posted Jan 27, 2017, 3:20 PM by Jill Nielson   [ updated Jan 27, 2017, 3:32 PM ]

Request for Engineering Services

The City of Vader, Washington is requesting Statements of Qualifications from consulting engineering firms to provide the City with engineering services for the following project in 2017 and 2018:

Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) funded street improvement project on A Street.

Consulting work may include but is not limited to:

Development of plans and specifications, planning, right of way appraisal, construction inspection and construction management.

A description of the project (TIB Application) and an example of the Consultant Services Contracts can be found attached below or by request via email to:

The City published this request in accordance with the requirements of RCW 39.80. Contracts with selected firms will be negotiated in accordance with RCW 39.80.

The City of Vader reserves the right to select different consulting firms for projects based on experience and qualifications.

Please submit a Statement of Qualifications to: Jill Nielson, Clerk/Treasurer, City of Vader, PO Box 189, 317 8th Street, Vader, WA 98593.

Qualifications must be received no later than 1:00 p.m. on February 21, 2017.

Questions may be directed to Jill Nielson, or 360-295-3222.

Park Board Meeting - January 30th, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

posted Jan 10, 2017, 12:33 PM by Jill Nielson   [ updated Jan 27, 2017, 3:30 PM ]

Due to recent illnesses the Park Board meeting in January has been scheduled, cancelled and rescheduled at least two different times. This is the third attempt to hold the meeting so hopefully all will be well and the meeting will occur as planned. The Agenda items planned for discussion at the meeting are listed below. 
This meeting is open to the public and all are welcome. The City of Vader is an equal opportunity provider.  If you have special needs, please contact us in advance of the meeting so we can make special arrangements. 360-295-3222 office.

Hope to see you there!

Park Board Meeting Agenda for January 30, 2017:

Board Discussion:


1.      Consider Approval of Werden Park restriction & time signs

2.      Discussion on Parks Master Plan:

    Review  & Update:

    Sections 2.0, Table 1. Page 4  Review & Update Community issues and goals table

    Section 3.0, Table 2, pg 5  Parks and Rec inventory table

    Section 3.1, Pg 7 Vision for McMurphy (goals paragraph)

    Section. 3.2, pg 7-8 Vision for Werden - update “to expand the child play area” Family & Play

3.      Discuss and establish  McMurphy Wish List for Master Plan

4.      Three Parks -Short term “To-Do” List.

·         Werden

·         McMurphy

·         Park

5.      Set next meeting date.


Community Meeting Scheduled - January 19th, 2017

posted Jan 10, 2017, 12:31 PM by Jill Nielson   [ updated Jan 10, 2017, 12:32 PM ]

The City of Vader will be hosting a Public Meeting for all residents of Vader and the surrounding areas regarding vital neighborhood emergency preparedness. Daucie Willson, a local area resident, has prepared a presentation to introduce a program called Map Your Neighborhood, on January 19th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Vader City Hall building.

Map Your Neighborhood is based on the concept that most neighborhoods will be on their own for the first hours following a disaster and maybe for as long as three days or more. This is an attempt to help each neighborhood to gather important information and skills to respond to your own and other's needs during those first critical hours.

Who is the meeting for?

Anyone who has living at or located on their property or a nearby neighbors' property any of the following:

  • Those who are elderly.
  • Those with a disability.
  • Those which might have children who are home alone.
  • Those who have propane or other natural gas tanks and lines. 

Come join us for light refreshments and lots of information about what to do during and how to prepare for a large scale emergency or disaster. Please contact City Hall with any questions, 360-295-3222.


Council Meeting Cancelled!

posted Dec 8, 2016, 3:24 PM by Jill Nielson   [ updated Dec 8, 2016, 3:24 PM ]

Council Meeting Cancelled for 12-8-2016 due to snow!
Rescheduled for 12-15-2016.  Be safe!

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