317 Eighth Street
PO Box 189
Vader, WA 98593

City Hall Regular Business Hours:
Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. -3 p.m.
(Closed from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. for lunch.)

City Hall is closed in observance of all legal holidays.

City Hall is wheelchair accessible however, if you have special needs, please contact city staff in advance at 360-295-3222 for special arrangements.


You have a choice of credit card (2.5% fee)
 or e-check ($1.75 fee)

Sewer payments & permit fees can be paid over the phone or online. Call 360-295-3222 to make a payment or click below for online.

City Council
Next Meeting: Thurs 7/22/2021 6:00p.m.
City Council Agendas 2021: Click Here
City Council Minutes 2021: Click Here
City Council Packets 2021: Click Here

Parks Board  
    Next Meeting: Wednesday  8/18/2021  6:00p.m.
Planning Committee
    Next Special Meeting: Thursday 8/19/2021 5:00 p.m.

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Wastewater Treatment Plant Updates

Click here to view the new 

Wastewater Treatment Facility Plan Amendment

For the latest updates including the Biosolids Plan look here:

WW Facility Plant Lagoon Upgrade


For the latest Covid-19 Update

   Emergency Preparedness

Do you and your family know what to do if a disaster 
happens in your community?
Click here to find out how you can keep your family safe and connected during an emergency event. 
Additional emergency preparedness information is available for free at Vader City Hall. Stop by Mon-Thur

 from 9am-Noon and 1-3pm to browse the available information.  

Lewis County Division of Emergency Services

351 NW. North Street, Chehalis, WA 98532
Phone: (360) 740-11 Follow us on Twitter @LCDEM

Don’t drive through flood covered roads.  Obey road signs/barricades.
Citizens can monitor river forecasts on the Emergency Management page on the County website at:
 then click on the “River Readings” link on 
the left of the screen.
The National Weather Service has a link to 53 different ways to receive forecasts and warnings at:

The Lewis County Emergency Management has a variety of preparedness materials available for 
citizens.  Call (360) 740-1151 for an appointment.

Little Falls Loot was a great success for our local businesses! 94% of the vouchers issued to the citizens of Vader were redeemed! 

The City is updating its Shoreline Management Plan
Check out the Municipal Reference Library to LCT.png
Introducing, where you can find out about what's open in Lewis County as well as get community resources, business services, job openings and more.
follow the Update.

Winter Storm Information
Find current updates on winter storms and flooding.

River conditions:

Roads conditions:  

Lewis County Alert: (click on the Lewis County Alert icon at the bottom right-hand side of the page)

Department of Homeland Security’s preparedness tips: 

Disaster preparedness:

River gauges:

GIS website:

Lewis County Emergency Burn


 Effective 12:01 A.M. June 25, 2021

Lewis County Fire Marshal will be enacting burn restrictions on outdoor burning for all of unincorporated Lewis County, Washington.

After careful review of the current and extended weather forecast, the Lewis County Commissioners, Community Development Director and Fire Marshal have determined that current weather conditions within Lewis County have created substantial fire dangers. It has been determined there is a need to enact restriction on outdoor burning on all lands regulated by the Lewis County EXCEPT for recreational campfires in designated campgrounds and on private lands, if built in the following manner: restriction on outdoor burning on all lands regulated by the Lewis County EXCEPT for recreational campfires in designated campgrounds and on private lands, if built in the following manner:

·         The campfire shall be no greater than 3-feet in diameter and have a ring constructed of metal, stone or brick 8-inches above surface with a 2-foot wide area cleared down to exposed soil surrounding the outside of the pit.

·         The campfire shall have an area at least 10-feet around it cleared of all flammable material and at least 20-feet of clearance from overhead flammable materials or fuels.

·         The campfire must be attended at all times by a responsible person at least 16-years old with the ability to extinguish the fire with a shovel and a 5-gallon bucket of water or with a connected and charged water hose.

·         Completely extinguish campfires by pouring water or moist soil in them and stirring with a shovel until all parts are cool to the touch. The use of self-contained camp stoves is encouraged as an alternative.

The burning restriction DOES apply to applicants with a current open burning permit. The current burning permit expiration date will NOW be 12:00 P.M. Thursday, June 24, 2021.

The emergency burn ban will be in place until the conditions improve. All land clearing, residential and silvicultural burning will be restricted until further notice.

For further information concerning outdoor burning and/or the restrictions being imposed, please contact Doyle Sanford, Lewis County Fire Marshal, at (360) 740-2696.

The Fire Marshal’s office is in the Lewis County Public Services building, located at 2025 NE Kresky Avenue, Chehalis, Washington.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

Currently, the COVID-19 vaccine is available to all people 16 years and older who live or work in Washington State. 

If you are eligible, please visit: to locate a vaccine provider near you. If you are 65 or older, you can call the Lewis County Mobile Vaccine Project hotline at 1-888-205-1321 Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. to register to get vaccinated. The age limit on this service will be lowered as more vaccine becomes available.

City of Vader
providing free masks for our citizens

Available at City Hall

Monday thru Thursday 9am til 3pm.

 (closed for lunch Noon til 1:00pm)

Vader Newsletters: A City Connected
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Welcome to our new Administrative Assistant, Jackie Steveson to City Hall. She is delightful and will be a valued team member for the City of Vader

Vader City Council Ratifies
Declaration of Emergency 3/18/20 Special Meeting
Governor's Proclamation 20-28:
 Open Public Meetings and Public Records Act
Summary of Proclamation 20-28. This proclamation temporarily prohibits in-person contacts with the public that are required by the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA) (RCW 42.30) and the Public Records Act (PRA) (RCW 42.56), suspending some statutory language that would require such contacts.  This proclamation also temporarily suspends the PRA’s (Public Records Act) requirements for agencies to respond to PRA requests for public records within five business days from receipt, and to maintain business hours for public inspection and copying of records for a minimum of 30 hours per week.  It is effective from March 24, 2020 until midnight, April 23, 2020, unless extended beyond that date. Please read the proclamation for details and to see the list of citations to the specific OPMA and PRA statutes or portions of statutes that are temporarily suspended. 

If you have any questions about anything regarding City Hall we are committed to complete transparency. Come by and visit. Please call me to view or obtain copies of any existing public record. This includes documents and recordings.
Please contact me at City Hall.
Dianne Floyd, City Clerk/Treasurer 360-295-3711. 

Lewis County Cooling Center Locations for June 25th - June 28th

A list of Lewis County “Cooling Center Locations” can be found below. These locations are public buildings with air conditioning that are open to the general public that may not have other alternative to avoid the heat.

The Salvation Army
303 N. Gold St, Centralia
Hours of Operation:
Friday, Saturday, Monday: 11 am – 6 pm
Sunday: 1 pm – 6 pm

Lewis County Gospel Mission
72 SW Chehalis Ave, Chehalis
Hours of Operations:
Friday and Monday: 7 am – 2 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 7 am – 6 pm

Timberland Regional Library
Centralia: 10-5
Chehalis: 10-5
Mountain View (Randle): 10-5
Packwood: 9-5
Salkum: 10-5
Winlock: 10-5

Southwest Washington Fairgrounds
Expo Hall
Hours of Operation:
SUNDAY ONLY: 10 am – 6 pm

Winlock City Hall
323 NE First St, Winlock
Hours of Operation:
Sunday, June 27: 12 pm – 6 pm
Monday, June 28: 830 am – 6 pm

Contact Phil Congdon at (360) 498-5337 if interested in utilizing the cooling center locations.

For more information on how to protect yourself and your pets from the heat, please visit:


• A long-duration, record-breaking heat wave will impact the Pacific
Northwest this weekend into early next week
• Little to no relief from the heat overnight
• There will be a high to very high risk of heat-related impacts/illness
for much of the population, especially those who are heat sensitive
and those without effective cooling and/or adequate hydration
• Increasing fire danger due to hot, dry conditions and an increase in
outdoor activities (camping, grilling, vehicles, etc.)

2022-2027 6-Year Transportation
Improvement Program (TIP)
Public Hearing

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Thursday, June 24th, 2021, in conjunction with the 6:00 p.m. regular meeting the Vader City Council will conduct a 2022-2027 6-Year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Public Hearing. The Council will receive comments and testimony on the proposed plan. The Plan can be found on Comments may be submitted in writing at or mailed to: City of Vader, PO Box 189, Vader, WA 98593. This is a virtual/in person Public Hearing. Please attend in person at 317 8th St. or via GoToMeeting at  You can also phone in at +1 (408) 650-3123 Access Code: 502-972-813.

Saturday, May 1,2021


The Vader City Council hosted a virtual Public Hearing on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. regarding the City imposing an interim official control, establishing standards for manufactured homes in Vader, including installation requirements, amending Vader Municipal Code Sections 27.08.210, 27.08.230, 27.08.480, 27.56.360, 27.76.020, 27.76.030, 27.76.050. See ordinance here: LINK




NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Vader Planning Committee held a joint public hearing with the Washington State Department of Ecology and is accepting public input regarding the proposed update to the City’s Shoreline Master Program (SMP).  The update will include relevant changes from Ecology’s Periodic Review Checklist and incorporate Ecology’s required and recommended changes to the City’s proposed comprehensive update of the SMP. Any persons wishing to comment on the proposal may do so by submitting written comments to Dianne Floyd, Vader City Clerk at City of Vader, PO Box 189, 317 8th Street, Vader, WA 98593, or email at vadercity@centurylink.netPersons with questions regarding the update may contact Gary Cooper, Vader Planning Director, at (360) 791-0453.

2021 Animal License Tags

**Now Available at City Hall** Love Your Pets Pet ID Tags - 2-Sided Engraved Stainless Steel Dog  Tags with Tracking - Made in The USA - 48 Different Choices - Dog Tags, Cat  Tags & Pet Tags: Office Products

City of Vader Earns Risk Management Safety Award

At the October 13, 2020, RMSA Annual Meeting, RMSA recognized the risk management efforts of its members that contributed to an improvement in their liability loss experience over the past year, via four different award categories. The awards acknowledge the hard work and dedication RMSA’s members put into proactively managing their risks and keeping their communities safe.  

AWC RMSA Program Manager Harlan Stientjes stated that “the daily operations of running a municipal entity are complex, but actively managing risks helps keep municipalities running effectively, efficiently, and promotes stronger, more resilient communities. AWC RMSA commends City of Vader for its dedication to good risk management practices by recognizing it as one of this year’s Safety Award winners.”

RMSA members share in the costs of coverage and losses. The efforts of any member in preventing or reducing risk can affect the cost of risk for all members. Risk reduction and proactive risk management efforts benefit the membership as a whole by keeping loss experience low, positively impacting costs, and attracting more favorable insuring partners. 

The AWC Risk Management Service Agency (RMSA) is a municipal risk pool protecting the employees, assets, and officials of 102 of Washington’s cities, towns, and special purpose districts from property and liability risks and cost. RMSA strives to solve problems before they happen and protect its members’ futures when they do. 

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