February 20, 2017


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Whitman County, Mark Storey, 310 N Main St Colfax, WA 99111, is seeking coverage under the Washington State Department of Ecology’s Construction Stormwater NPDES and State Waste Discharge General Permit.
The proposed project, Sand Road, is located on County Road No. 9060 from milepost 2.53 to milepost 2.94, approximately 2½ miles southeast of Pullman, Washington. in Whitman county.
This project involves 6.08 acres of soil disturbance for Highway or Road construction activities. The receiving waterbodies are South Fork Palouse River and Roadside Ditch.
Any persons desiring to present their views to the Washington State Department of Ecology regarding this application, or interested in Ecology’s action on this application, may notify Ecology in writing no later than 30 days of the last date of publication of this notice. Ecology reviews public comments and considers whether discharges from this project would cause a measurable change in receiving water quality, and, if so, whether the project is necessary and in the oven-iding public interest according to Tier II antidegradation requirements under WAC 173-201 A-320.
GIVEN under my hand this 9th day of Feb., 2017.
Signed: W. Mark Storey, P.E., Director/County Engineer 7/2
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in accordance with an order heretofore entered on the 6th day of February, 2017, by the Board of County Commissioners of the County of Whitman, State of Washington, directing sale of real property hereinafter described, acquired by the said County of Whitman, for delinquent taxes under foreclosure suite and sale, I the undersigned County Treasurer of said County, will on the 24th day of February, 2017, commencing at the hour of 9:00 a.m. and continuing until the hour of 4:00 p.m. of said day, unless the hereinafter described property shall sooner be sold, in the Whitman County Commissioners’ Chambers, located at the Whitman County Courthouse, in Colfax, in said county and state, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, cashier’s check or money order the following described real property situated in said county, and described as follows, to wit:
Lacrosse Original, Lot 1, Block 1
Minimum Bid: $500.00
The property shall be transferred by Treasurer’s deed with no warranties. The successful bidder shall be responsible for all Federal, State and Local taxes and any filing fees. Any bidder wishing Title Insurance or survey shall obtain said services at his/her own expense.
The successful bidder should be prepared to present full payment at the close of the sale.
AND NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN: That if necessary I will adjourn said sale to the same hours from day to day by announcement made at the time and place of said sale, or at the time and place to which said sale may be adjourned.
Dated at Colfax, Washington, this 6th day of February, 2017.
Mark R Clinton, Whitman County Treasurer 6/3
Sealed bids will be received on the following proposal by the Board of County Commissioners of Whitman County, State of Washington, at its office in the Whitman County Courthouse in Colfax, Washington, until 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time, on February 21, 2017 at which time they will be opened and publicly read. Handicap access may be obtained by the Mill Street entrance to the Courthouse.
Each bid is to be separately sealed in an envelope addressed to the Board of County Commissioners with the name of the bidder and item bid, including time and date of opening written plainly on the outside of the envelope. (NO FAXES ACCEPTED.)
The Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to accept the bid which in its estimation best serves the interests of Whitman County.
Detailed bid sheets and specifications may be obtained from the Public Works office, Second Floor, Public Service Building, 310 N. Main Street, Colfax, Washington, (509) 397-4622. Also available on whitmancounty.org.
This contract provides for Oil and Grease as described in the specifications.
DATED this 6th day of February, 2017.
Maribeth Becker, CMC, Clerk of the Board 6/2
The City of Tekoa will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at the Empire Theatre in Tekoa. The meeting is to discuss improvements to the community center building. All citizens are invited to attend. 7/1
Notice – City of Tekoa
The City of Tekoa changed their regular council meeting from Monday, February 20, 2017, to Monday, February 27, 2017, because of President’s Day. The meeting will be at 7:00 p.m. at the City Council Chambers. Kynda Browning, Clerk/Treasurer 7/1
Town of Lamont, WA
Request for Qualification Data to
Furnish Engineering Services
The Town of Lamont, Washington is inviting statements of qualifications and performance information from individuals or firms interest in providing professional engineering services for the 2017-2019 calendar years in conjunction with sponsored projects. Potential prospects requiring engineering services include water and street planning (including WSDOT, DOH, WSDOE, TIB, CDBG, USDA RD and PWTF projects), design and construction management, contract administration, on-call consulting, consulting regarding an unfinished building, and grant applications.
Qualification and performance statements will be reviewed, placed on file for the 2017-2019 calendar years, and will be used as the source from which to select one or more qualified firms from whom a detailed proposal will be requested for any specific project.
Minority- and women-owned firms are encouraged to submit statements of qualifications.
The Town of Lamont is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
Questions regarding this solicitation should be direct to the Town of Lamont, at the following address: 302 Eighth Street, Lamont, WA 99017. Response of interested firms is requested no later than 5:00 p.m. March, 10, 2017. 6/2
Town of Oakesdale, WA
Pearl St / McCoy St / First St Reconstruction Project
Notice of Application
and Optional DNS
Town of Oakesdale has received a permit application for the following project that may be of interest to you. You are invited to comment on this proposed project.
Date of permit application: February 1, 2017
Date of determination of completeness: February 2, 2017
Date of notice of application: February 9, 2017
Comment due date: February 24, 2017
Project Description: Pearl St/McCoy St/First St Reconstruction. This project includes the reconstruction of portions of Pearl/McCoy/First Street around the Oakesdale High School which includes lowering and relocating water and sewer mains, sidewalks, constructing retaining walls and a storm water system.
Project Location: Pearl Street from 2nd Street to 1st Street; First Street from Pearl Street to McCoy Street; and McCoy Street from 1st Street to 2nd Street.
Project Applicant: Town of Oakesdale
Environmental Review: Town of Oakesdale has reviewed the proposed project for probable adverse environmental impacts and expects to issue a determination of nonsignificance (DNS) for this project. The optional DNS process in WAC 197-11-355 is being used. This may be your only opportunity to comment on the environmental impacts of the proposed project.
Agencies, tribes, and the public are encouraged to review and comment on the proposed project and its probable environmental impacts. Comments must be submitted by the date noted above to the Town of Oakesdale, PO Box 246, 105 N. First St, Oakesdale, WA 99158.
The following conditions have been identified that may be used to mitigate the adverse environmental impacts of the proposal: None.
Required Permits – None.
Required Studies: Geotechnical Study and Cultural Resources Survey
Existing Environmental Documents: SEPA Checklist.
Preliminary determination of the development regulations that will be used for project mitigation and consistency:
Public Hearing — None. 6/2
Call for Vendors
Whitman County Fire District #12 hereby calls for vendors who wish to be placed on the vendor list for District purchasing of materials, equipment, supplies or services in amounts of $10,000 to $50,000 in accordance with the provisions of RCW 39.04.190. For additional information and procedures, contact Fire Chief Lester Erwin of Whitman County Fire District #12, 912 W Main St, Pullman, WA 99163;
(509) 334-1715 or (509) 338-7204; chieferwin@pullman.com.
Sara Mehlenbacher
Fire District Secretary 7/1
TO: Laura Liles
You are hereby notified that there has been filed in the Whitman County Superior Court, Cause No. 17-7-00003-38, a Petition for Termination of the Parent-Child Relationship between Cedrick Barnes, born on July 21, 1999, in Tucson, Arizona, and Laura Liles. A court hearing on the matter will be on March 2, 2017, at 1:30 p.m., in the Whitman County Juvenile Court 404 N. Main St., Colfax, Washington 99111.
You have the right to be represented by an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, an attorney will be appointed for you. Your failure to appear at this hearing or respond to this notice or file a claim of paternity under RCW 26.26 may result in a default order permanently terminating all of your rights to the above-named child. 5/3
The Town of LaCrosse would like to purchase one NEW 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD, 4WD, regular cab, long box, 6 speed automatic, Vortec 6.0L, suspension package, tow package, engine block heater, spray on bedliner, undercoating. Bid Package and specifications may be obtained by contacting Town Hall at (509) 549-3330 or email: lacrosse@pionnet.com. Sealed Bids should be mailed to the Town of LaCrosse, PO Box 228, LaCrosse, WA 99143, or hand delivered to the Clerk’s Office, 107 S Main by 12:00pm (noon) on March 9, 2017. The Town of LaCrosse reserves the right to reject any and all bids. 7/2

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