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The Cowlitz County Noxious Weed Control Board's Mission Statement:

To protect lands within Cowlitz County from the degrading impacts of invasive and noxious weed species by educating residents, land owners, land managers, county departments, city governments, state and federal agencies to be responsible stewards.

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LEGAL NOTICES PUBLISHED IN 2016
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 Published February 2016
           
PUBLIC NOTICE

GENERAL NOTICE TO CONTROL NOXIOUS WEEDS

The Washington State Noxious Weed Laws, RCW 17.10.140 requires:  "every owner shall perform or cause to be performed those acts as may be necessary to:  eradicate all class A noxious weeds, control and prevent the spread of all class B noxious weeds designated for control in that region within and from the owner's property, and to control and prevent the spread of all class B and class C noxious weeds listed on the county weed list as locally mandated control priorities within and from the Cowlitz County Noxious Weed list.  Please contact the Cowlitz County Noxious Weed Control Program at:  207 Fourth Avenue North; Kelso, WA  98625.  Tel (360)577-3117 or email:

Failure to observe this notice may result in the Noxious Weed Control Program:
 1. Serving a legal notice requiring control of the noxious weeds within a minimum of 14 days.  Failure to control the noxious weeds within the time period allowed may result in the weed program treating the noxious weeds at the landowners expense and placing a lien on the property if the bill is not paid within 30 days or,

2. Filing a notice of civil infraction as provided by RCW 17.10.230; 17.10.310 and 17.10.350 to owners who do not take action to control noxious weeds in accordance with the notice.  Non-compliance may result in daily fines.

The public is also hereby notified that it is a violation of the Washington State Noxious Weed Law (RCW 17.10.160) to improperly prevent or threaten to prevent entry upon land as authorized by this RCW, or any person who interferes with the carrying out of this chapter shall be upon conviction be guilty of a misdemeanor
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Published February  2016

PUBLIC NOTICE

GENERAL NOTICE: WEED BOARD MEETINGS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

The Noxious Weed Control Board of Cowlitz County meets once a month on the second Wednesday of each month( except for March.  The meeting will be on March 16th, 2016). The meetings are held at 6:00 p.m. in the second floor meeting room of the County Administration Annex building at 207 Fourth Avenue North, Kelso, WA 98626. The public is welcome to attend. If you have a specific topic for the agenda that you would like the Weed Board members to consider, please contact the Cowlitz County Noxious Weed Control Program at 207 Fourth Avenue North, Kelso, WA 98626. Telephone (360) 577-3117 or email .
Published January 16, 2016

LEGAL NOTICE 

NOXIOUS WEED CONTROL BOARD
 

Notice of Term Expiration

            The Cowlitz County Noxious Weed Control Board will be accepting applications from those persons interested in serving on the county's Noxious Weed Control Board.  Appointments will be conducted per those rules outlined in R.C.W. 17.10.050.  The position for which applications will be accepted and reviewed is as follows:

            1.  Weed District No. 2: North County – Includes, northwest Longview and Kelso, Castle Rock, Toutle, and Ryderwood. 

            This is a non-paying, volunteer 4-year position which is appointed by the Board of County Commissioners to over-see the Noxious Weed Control Programs.

            If you are interested in applying for appointment and would like an application packet for the position please contact the Cowlitz Noxious Weed Control Program at (360) 577-3117, or write attention Coordinator at 207 Fourth Avenue North, Administration Annex Building, Kelso, WA  98626.  All applications must be returned to the Noxious Weed Control Program office by 8 a.m. on February 5, 2016


            A hearing is scheduled for February 10, 2016 and the Weed Control Board has their scheduled regular meeting following the hearing at 6 pm on the second floor of the Administration Annex Building.  On this day, the Weed Control Board will review application(s) and make a recommendation for appointment of the District #2 supervisor.


Published January 9th, 2016

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

A public hearing will be held to adopt the 2016 Noxious Weed List for the Cowlitz County Noxious Weed Control Board. The hearing will be held February 10, 2016 at 6:00 PM, in the Cowlitz County Annex Building, second floor meeting room at 207 Fourth Avenue N., Kelso, WA  98626. Any person may appear and be heard either for or against the adoption of the proposed 2015 County Weed List.  If you wish to send in comments for the Weed Board to consider, please submit them via regular mail to:  The Weed Board; 207 Fourth Avenue N.; Kelso, WA  98626 or via email at:  by February 5, 2016.

The Weed Board will hold its regularly monthly meeting immediately following the public hearing.  Members of the public are welcomed to attend.


Contact the Cowlitz County Noxious Weed Control Board at 360-577-3117 for more information or to receive the copy of the proposed 2015 weed list or download it from out website:  www.co.cowlitz.wa.us/noxiousweeds/

 

 LEGAL NOTICES PUBLISHED IN 2015:
 Published February 1, 2015

PUBLIC NOTICE

GENERAL NOTICE: WEED BOARD MEETINGS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


The Noxious Weed Control Board of Cowlitz County meets once a month on the second Wednesday of each month. The meetings are held at 6:00 p.m. in the second floor meeting room of the County Administration Annex building at 207 Fourth Avenue North, Kelso, WA 98626. The public is welcome to attend. If you have a specific topic for the agenda that you would like the Weed Board members to consider, please contact the Cowlitz County Noxious Weed Control Program at 207 Fourth Avenue North, Kelso, WA 98626. Telephone (360) 577-3117 or email .

The 2015 Noxious Weed Board meetings are as follows:  February 11th, March 4th, April 8th, May 13th, June 10th, July 8th, August 12th, September 9th, October 14th, November 18th and December 9th
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Published January 29th, 2015

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

A public hearing will be held to adopt the 2015 Noxious Weed List for the Cowlitz County Noxious Weed Control Board. The hearing will be held January 14, 2015, at 6:00 PM, in the Cowlitz County Annex Building, second floor meeting room at 207 Fourth Avenue N., Kelso, WA  98626. Any person may appear and be heard either for or against the adoption of the proposed 2015 County Weed List.  If you wish to send in comments for the Weed Board to consider, please submit them via regular mail to:  The Weed Board; 207 Fourth Avenue N.; Kelso, WA  98626 or via email at:  by January 9th, 2015.

The Weed Board will hold its regularly monthly meeting immediately following the public hearing.  Members of the public are welcomed to attend.


Contact the Cowlitz County Noxious Weed Control Board at 360-577-3117 for more information or to receive the copy of the proposed 2015 weed list or download it from out website:  www.co.cowlitz.wa.us/noxiousweeds/



           

 

 


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