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Date Posted: Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Council Chambers 203 S. Pacific Ave Kelso @ 6:00 pm   October 20, 2015 Public Hearing
Date Posted: Tuesday, October 6, 2015
The City of Kelso is accepting proposals to select a qualified professional surveying firm to provide comprehensive professional surveyor services in support of the Community Development Department on an as-needed basis for a two-year period.  Full Request for Proposal
Date Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2015
On September 16, 2015, City Manager Steve Taylor gave a State of the City presentation at the Kelso-Longview Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Luncheon. Click here to view the 2015 State of the City presentation.
Date Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2015
The West Kelso Subarea Plan will help establish a vision and guiding principles as part of a larger subarea planning effort in the West Kelso neighborhood. The vision and guiding principles will be based largely on public input and form the basis for the subarea plan which will generate a blueprint for a continued revitalization effort and economic development strategy. The subarea plan will address the many challenges and opportunities facing West Kelso and provide significant opportunities... Read more
Date Posted: Monday, August 17, 2015
The City of Kelso and Love Overwhelming have come to a mutual agreement to resolve the issues in the drug abatement lawsuit pertaining to the non-profit agency’s emergency shelter facility at 304 Cowlitz Way and other security concerns that impact the community.  The City of Kelso, Cowlitz County and Love Overwhelming will continue to work collaboratively to provide services to the homeless population of our community while ensuring the safety and livability of the surrounding neighborhood.
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Online Utility Payments

The City of Kelso is pleased to announce that you can now make your utility payments online or by phone!

Pay By Phone with Credit or Debit 855-857-3351*
Pay Online with Credit or Debit https://waterpay.kelso.gov*
*2.5% convenience fee will be charged with a minimum of $2.00