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PUBLIC NOTICE

KELSO DRIVE SLIDE REPAIR

During the week of July 10th, Advanced Excavating Specialists, LLC of Longview, WA, under contract to the City of Kelso, will begin a construction project to repair Kelso Drive between the Grade Street and Haussler Road intersections. Inspection, marking, and other preparatory work has already begun. Construction will occur during daylight hours and should continue through the end of July.

This work will create disruptions to the flow of traffic.  Slowing traffic through the work area as well as temporary stoppages should be expected.  We will also provide regular updates to the City’s webpage and Facebook page.

Unfortunately, traffic disruption is an expected consequence of construction.  The City will work to minimize any inconveniences. We appreciate your cooperation and patience.

 

City of Kelso
Engineering Department
(360) 423-6590

File your Business License Application online.

The City of Kelso partners with the state Business Licensing Service to support its city license program.  Businesses get convenient online registration and rewnewal services connected to other Washington cities and public agencies.

Licensing helps public safety agencies to contact you in an emergency and improves resources to better support economic development in our city.

Am I required to get a city business license?

City businesses - companies and individuals - must obtain a city license if doing business within City limits.  Using the online service is the fastest way to apply.

Who is exempt from licensing?

Businesses exempt from local license requirements include:

  • Casual or isolated sales.
  • Common carrier delivery of goods and services within city limits.
  • Minors engaged in baby-sitting, newpaper delivery, lawn mowing, and car washing.

How Much Does It Cost?

Kelso general business license                      $50.00

Kelso home occupation businesses               $50.00

Kelso nonprofit business license                    No Fee

Other Fees that may apply

State tax registration                                     No Fee

Register a trade name                                   $5.00

Application processing                                  $19.00 (non-refundable)

How do I get started?

All businesses operating in the State of Washington must register with the Department of Revenue.  File your application when you start business, or when you change or update your business:

http://business.wa.gov/BLS.

Renew Business License on line.

 

The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee will be holding a Special Meeting to discuss an additional Request for Funds on Wednesday, July 12th at 3:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jessica Bronstein at 360-577-3301.

City Hall Council Chambers 203 S. Pacific Ave @ 6:00 pm Tuesday, July 18, 2017

To view council agenda items and other legislative-related information, you can visit our BoardDocs site here:  http://www.boarddocs.com/wa/kelso/Board.nsf/Public#  For additional information concerning BoardDocs, please visit www.boarddocs.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If your agency/organization would like to request financial support from the Lodging Tax Fund, please submit a Request for Funding form to the City Manager's office no later than 5:00 p.m. on July 31, 2017.  Applications may be submitted by email to jbronstein@kelso.gov or mailed to City Hall at PO Box 819, Kelso, WA  98626

2018 LTAC Funds Application

Lodging Tax Funds are available for agencies and events that will promote tourism and encourage participants to sample the hospitality of the citizens and businesses of our area.

Please contact Jessica Bronstein at 360-577-3301 with questions.

PUBLIC NOTICE

MINOR RD IMPROVEMENTS CONSTRUCTION

During the week of July 10th, Advanced Excavating Specialists, LLC of Longview, WA, under contract to the City of Kelso, will begin a construction project to improve Minor Rd. from Allen St. to Mt. Brynion St. Inspection, marking, and other preparatory work has already begun. Construction will occur during daylight hours and should continue through the end of September.

This work will create disruptions to the flow of traffic.  Detours, as needed, will redirect traffic around or through the work area.  A full two-week closure will occur prior to the start of the new school year. The City will provide advanced notification of that closure as soon as we are able to determine its exact timeframe.  We will also provide regular updates to the City’s webpage and Facebook page.

Unfortunately, traffic disruption is an expected consequence of construction.  The City will work to minimize any inconveniences. We appreciate your cooperation and patience.

TOPIC:

File # SEP17-002, STE17-001, CUP17-001:  Steve Dahl with JR Development LLC is proposing a 177-spot storage facility for boats and RVs.  As per KMC 17.18.040, this is a permitted use in this zone through the conditional use permitting process.  Cowlitz Co Parcel numbers 243470300, 243470400, 243470401 and 243470402. 

DATE, TIME & PLACE:

June 15, 2017 at 3PM

Kelso City Hall, Council Chambers

203 S. Pacific

Kelso, WA

CONTACT:

To view the proposed changes during regular business hours or to request a copy, contact:
Tammy Baraconi, Planning Manager
203 S. Pacific
Kelso, WA 98626
360.577.3321, or tbaraconi@kelso.gov

TO VIEW PROPOSED CHANGES ON THIS WEBSITE USE THIS LINK

CATLIN ROTARY SPRAY PARK DESIGN MOVES FORWARD

June 9, 2017 Full Press Release

PUBLIC NOTICE

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF ROADWAY FOR PAVING

Yew Street will be closed for paving on June 5th – June 7th, between the intersections of S. Pacific Avenue and S. 7th Avenue.

No traffic will be allowed during paving on Monday and Tuesday, as follows:.

Closures are scheduled as follows:

Monday June 5th and Tuesday June 6th, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm: Yew Street will be closed to all traffic from S. Pacific Ave to S. 7th Ave. Residents on Yew Street will need to park vehicles outside the work area. Residents on 5th Street south of Yew Street will have extremely limited access. NO access between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm.

For additional information please contact Skylar Masters at 957-1701.

 

Proposed Kelso Engineering Design Manual revisions will be presented to the city council on their April 18, 2017 meeting. The presentation will include proposed updates to KEDM to include Low Impact Development (LID) principles and best management practices.

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