City Extends Sewer Bill Due Date for those Financially Affected by Covid-19

Lacamas Creek Bridge Closure

WSDOT Update - Mar. 26, 2020

Effective today, the construction for the Lacamas Creek Bridge Replacement has been suspended per the Governor’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy directive and any subsequent modifications thereof.

WSDOT Update - Mar. 19, 2020

Girders we’re delivered yesterday and today.  That’s a big milestone for us in getting this on its way to completion.

There is a lot of work remaining to be done before we can put traffic on it but good progress has been made since we get started back up.

If we can minimize the disruption of the COVID-19 impact, we are still looking at late spring this year.

  • While drilling foundations for the bridge replacement structure, the contractor discovered dense soil conditions, which will delay the reopening of the highway.
  • Construction was originally scheduled to be done in 2019, and redesign work needed to complete the job will delay the project completion until next year.
  • When the newly designed reinforcing steel arrives, crews will begin work to install them, with the plan to work through winter, as weather allows. 
Update 11-27-19: WSDOT reported today that they will be receiving the steel reinforcement product for the girders the first week in December. Once placed inside the shafts, they will pour cement and be back on track. The new timeline to open the bridge for traffic is May/June 2020.
Update 9-17-19: There has been a delay to the bridge project. WSDOT engineers and geotechnicians are working on a plan to address the unforeseen issue. An updated plan and timeline will be in place in the next few weeks. A very tentative estimate for opening the bridge is Spring of 2020. We will post more information as it becomes available.
Beginning June 17, 2019 at 7 a.m. the Lacamas bridge will be closed by the Department of Transportation for approximately 6 months. The bridge is located on State Route 506 near Telegraph Road. Click here for more information on this project.

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

River conditions: http://rivers.lewiscountywa.gov/#/

Roads conditions: https://roads.lewiscountywa.gov  

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

Department of Homeland Security’s preparedness tips: https://Ready.gov    

Disaster preparedness: https://lewiscountywa.gov/emergency-management/emergency-preparedness

River gauges: https://lewiscountywa.gov/emergency-management/2018-river-gage-information

GIS website: https://gis.lewiscountywa.gov/webmap/

On March 18, 2020 the Vader City Council ratified a Declaration of Emergency as a result of the spread of COVID-19 in Lewis County. Under the authority of Chapter 38.52.070 Revised Code of Washington, to aid our residents who have been financially affected by Covid-19, Mayor Joe Schey has authorized extending the due date, April 13, 2020 for the Jan/Feb Sewer Bills, to June 30, 2020.

Wastewater/Sewer Utility

Please use the link above or contact City Hall to obtain the application (360-295-3222) or  vadercity@centurylink.net

For accounts who have been approved no late fees or collection fees shall be charged for the Jan/Feb Billing cycle if paid in full by June 30, 2020.

COVID-19 Update
Lewis County has launched a website that lists the many services the various county departments and elected offices provide online, by mail and by phone.
_____________________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. 
City Council Meeting Dates have changed to the second and fourth Fridays
 at 7:30 a.m. starting 3/27/20.

The Vader Planning Committee 
April Meeting        Thursday, April 16, 2020

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

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Click here to view 2020 Budget documents.

City Council Meeting*
Friday, April 10, 2020 7:30 a.m.
(Remote Access Only)
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*4/10 Council Meeting Documents posted on this website:
    City Council: Agendas 2020 4/10/2020
    City Council: Minutes 2020  3/27/2020
    City Council: Minutes 2020
 Proclamation of Emergency 3/18/2020
All city business will be conducted by phone
 (360-295-3222) or email via vadercity@centurylink.net.

Sewer Payments can be made through the drop box at the front door.
We regret this but the health of everyone is important.

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PO Box 189
Vader, WA 98593

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(Closed from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. for lunch.)
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Emergency Preparedness
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Additional emergency preparedness information is available for free at Vader City Hall. Stop by Mon-Thur from 9am-1pm to browse the available information.