Legal Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE:  NOXIOUS WEED CONTROL BOARD APPOINTMENT RECOMMENDATION

Published January 14, 2021, online

The Noxious Weed Control Board of Cowlitz County submitted a public notice for publication in the Daily News, for the expiring terms of Weed Districts #1 & #4 representatives, on December 5th and 13th, 2020 for anyone interested in serving on the Noxious Weed Control Board. Appointments are conducted per the rules outlined in RCW 17.10.050.

The Cowlitz County Noxious Weed Control Board held a hearing on January 13, 2021 to consider all applicants. Immediately following the hearing, the Noxious Weed Board held its regularly scheduled public meeting to discuss any and all applicants for these expiring terms. The Noxious Weed Board recommends Mr. John Gross to serve as the Weed District #1 representative.  


PUBLIC NOTICE:  NOXIOUS WEED CONTROL BOARD MEETINGS SCHEDULE

Published January 5, 2021, in The Daily News

The Cowlitz County Noxious Weed Control Board will meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month in 2021, with the exception of July and August, when they will meet on July 28. The meetings are held at 6:00 PM in the second floor meeting room of the County Administration Annex building at 207 Fourth Avenue North, Kelso, WA  98626. If public health restrictions are in place they may occur solely in an online format. Noxious Weed Control Board meetings are open to the public, please contact the Cowlitz County Noxious Weed Control Program with questions at (360) 577-3117 or email noxiousweeds@co.cowlitz.wa.us.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Published December 29, 2020, in The Daily News

The Cowlitz County Noxious Weed Control Board will hold a public hearing regarding the 2021 Noxious Weed List on January 13, 2021, at 6:20 PM. The public hearing will occur on GoToMeeting due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and proclamation 28-20. The purpose of this hearing is to obtain public testimony for changes to the noxious weeds selected for control in Cowlitz County. The regular monthly board meeting will follow the public hearing, at which the 2021 Noxious Weed List will be adopted as outlined in RCW 17.10.090.

Any person may attend the online hearing and meeting, and may comment either for or against the proposed changes to the 2021 County Noxious Weed List. Comments may also be submitted by email to noxiousweeds@co.cowlitz.wa.us or by regular mail to Cowlitz County Noxious Weed Control Board; Administration Annex 1st Floor; 207 Fourth Avenue North; Kelso, WA 98626. Contact the Cowlitz County Noxious Weed Control Board at 360-577-3117 for more information.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Published December 22, 2020, in The Daily News

The Cowlitz County Noxious Weed Board will hold a public hearing regarding applications for appointment to the Noxious Weed Board in Districts #1 and #4 on January 13, 2021, at 6:00 PM. The public hearing will occur on GoToMeeting due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and proclamation 28-20. The purpose of this hearing is to obtain public testimony for applicants for the expiring board positions. The regular monthly board meeting will follow the public hearing to determine the Noxious Weed Board’s recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners regarding these appointments in accordance with RCW 17.10.050. 

Any person may attend the online hearing and meeting, and may comment either for or against the applicants. Comments may also be submitted by email to noxiousweeds@co.cowlitz.wa.us or by regular mail to Cowlitz County Noxious Weed Control Board; Administration Annex 1st Floor; 207 Fourth Avenue North; Kelso, WA 98626. Contact the Cowlitz County Noxious Weed Control Board at 360-577-3117 for additional information.


NOTICE OF TERM EXPIRATION

Published November 19, 2020, online; December 5 & 13, 2020, in The Daily News

The Cowlitz County Noxious Weed Control Board is accepting applications from residents interested in serving on the Noxious Weed Control Board. Appointments will be conducted per the rules outlined in RCW 17.10.050. Applications will be accepted and reviewed for the following expiring terms:

Weed District No. 1:

North Central County; Brynion, Ostrander, Rose Valley 

Weed District No. 4:

South Central County; Longview, Kalama, Owl Creek, Carrolls, Tunstall 

This is a non-paying 4-year term position appointed by the Cowlitz County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) to oversee the noxious weed control program’s policies and priorities within the County.

Interested applicants should apply online OR contact the Cowlitz County Noxious Weed Control Program, Admin Annex Bldg, 1st Floor, 207 Fourth Avenue North, Kelso, WA  98626; phone: 360-577-3117; email: noxiousweeds@co.cowlitz.wa.us. All applications must be completed and received by the Noxious Weed Control Program by Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at 4 PM.

The Noxious Weed Control Board will review applications at a hearing scheduled for January 13, 2021, at 6 PM. Following the hearing, the Noxious Weed Control Board will hold their regular meeting to discuss applications and recommend candidates to the BOCC for the appointment of the District #1 and District #4 positions. The BOCC will appoint the new terms, which will begin March 1, 2021.

Download an application packet


PUBLIC NOTICE: GENERAL NOTICE TO CONTROL NOXIOUS WEEDS

Published April 8, 2020, in The Daily News

The Washington State Noxious Weed Law, 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 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 owner’s property.” 

For a full list of both the Washington State Noxious Weed List and the Cowlitz County Noxious Weed list, please contact the Cowlitz County Noxious Weed Control Program by phone at (360) 577-3117; email at noxiousweeds@co.cowlita.wa.us; or mail at the Administration Annex, 1st Floor, 207 Fourth Avenue North, Kelso, WA 98626.

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 landowner's 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 guilty of a misdemeanor.


NOXIOUS WEED BOARD MEETING CANCELLATION NOTICE

Published March 17, 2020, Online

Please be advised the Noxious Weed Board has canceled their March 18th meeting. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be on April 8th at 6:00 P.M. in the Administration Annex Building-2nd floor; Kelso, Washington.


GENERAL NOTICE: WEED BOARD MEETINGS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Published January 10, 2020, online, and January 14, 2020, in The Daily News

The Noxious Weed Control Board of Cowlitz County meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, with the exception of Mar. & Nov. when they will meet on the 3rd Wednesday. 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 would like the Weed Board to consider a specific topic for the agenda, please contact the Cowlitz County Noxious Weed Control Program at 207 Fourth Avenue North, Kelso, WA 98626, telephone (360) 577-3117 or email noxiousweeds@co.cowlitz.wa.us.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Published January 10, 2020, online, and January 14, 2020, in The Daily News

A public hearing will be held to adopt the 2020 Noxious Weed List for the Cowlitz County Noxious Weed Control Board. The hearing will be held February 12, 2020, at 6:00 PM, in the Cowlitz County Annex Building, the 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 2020 County Weed List. An open public meeting will follow the public hearing.

Contact the Cowlitz County Noxious Weed Control Board at 360-577-3117 for more information or to receive the proposed weed list.


PUBLIC NOTICE: WEED BOARD NOMINATION DISTRICT 2

Published January 10, 2020, online and at the Courthouse, and January 14, 2020, in The Daily News

The Noxious Weed Control Board of Cowlitz County submitted a public notice for publication in the Daily News, for the expiring term of the Weed District #2 representative, on December 24th and 27th, 2019, for anyone interested in serving on the Noxious Weed Control Board. Appointments are conducted per the rules outlined in RCW 17.10.050.

The Noxious Weed Control Board of Cowlitz County held a hearing on January 8, 2020, to consider all applicants.  Immediately following the hearing, the Weed Board held its regularly scheduled public meeting to discuss any and all applicants for this expiring term.  The Weed Board nominated Mr. Joe Godinho to serve as the Weed District #2 representative.


PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Call for Hearing on the 2020 Cowlitz County Noxious Weed Control Board Member Positions

Published December 24, 2019, & December 27, 2019, in The Daily News

Cowlitz County Noxious Weed Board will hold a public hearing regarding applications for appointment to the Weed Board in District 2.  The public hearing will be held on January 8, 2020, at 6 pm at the Administration Annex Building, 2nd-floor meeting room. The purpose of this hearing is to review the applicants and determine the Weed Board’s recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners regarding this appointment.  Any person may appear and be heard either for or against the prospective members.  For additional information, contact the Cowlitz County Noxious Weed Control Board.

The public is invited to attend the hearing and meeting. Comments may also be submitted by email to noxiousweeds@co.cowlitz.wa.us or by regular mail to Cowlitz County Noxious Weed Control Program; 207 Fourth Avenue North; Administration Annex; Kelso, WA 98626.


NOTICE OF TERM EXPIRATION

Published December 24, 2019, & December 27, 2019, in The Daily News

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; Castle Rock, Silver Lake, Toutle (for a better description of the coverage area, contact the Weed Board).

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

If you are interested in applying for an appointment and would like an application packet for the position, please contact the Cowlitz Noxious Weed Control Program at (360) 577-3117, email noxiousweeds@co.cowlitz.wa.us or write Cowlitz County Noxious Weed Control Program at 207 Fourth Avenue North, Administration Annex Building, Kelso, WA  98626.  All applications must be received by the Noxious Weed Control Program office by 4 p.m. on January 7, 2020.

A hearing is scheduled for January 8, 2020, 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 the appointment of the District #2 supervisor.


NOTICE OF MEETING DATE CHANGE

Published August 6, 2019

Please be advised that due to a scheduling conflict, the Cowlitz County Noxious Weed Control Board has rescheduled their August 14, 2019 meeting to Monday, August 12th at 9:00 a.m. The meeting will be held in the 2nd Floor Conference Room of the Cowlitz County Administration Annex Building, 207 Fourth Avenue North, Kelso, Washington.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Published January 31, 2018

A public hearing will be held to adopt the 2018 Noxious Weed List for the Cowlitz County Noxious Weed Control Board. The hearing will be held February 14, 2018, at 6:00 PM, in the Cowlitz County Annex Building, the 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 2018 County Weed List. An open public meeting will follow the public hearing.

Contact the Cowlitz County Noxious Weed Control Board at 360-577-3117 for more information or to receive the proposed weed list.


PUBLIC NOTICE

Published January 31, 2018

The Noxious Weed Control Board of Cowlitz County submitted a public notice for publication in the Daily News, for the expiring term of the Weed District #5 representative, on December 15th and 22nd, 2017, for anyone interested in serving on the Noxious Weed Control Board. Appointments are conducted per the rules outlined in RCW 17.10.050.

The Noxious Weed Control Board of Cowlitz County held a hearing on January 10, 2018, to consider all applicants. Immediately following the hearing, the Weed Board held its regularly scheduled public meeting to discuss any and all applicants for the expiring term. The Weed Board nominated Mr. Eino Suomi to serve as the Weed District #5 representative.