DUMP SITE CLOSED
Due to the recent storm, and the amount of debris, the City of Washington limb/brush site is CLOSED until further notice. We are FULL and CANNOT accept any more material.
However, the Washington County Landfill is accepting limbs/brush for FREE at this time, and is in need of limbs/brush for their site!!
Please do NOT dump limbs/brush at the City's dump site until further notice.
City Seeking Roof Repair Bids
The City of Washington is seeking bids for the repair of the roof at 100 B Street. Bid packet may be downloaded HERE or obtained from City Hall, PO Box 296, 301 C Street, Washington, KS 66968. Bids are due back to City hall by 3:00 pm May 30, 2013.
Ordinance No. 768
On May 6, 2013, the City of Washington, Kansas, adopted Ordinance No. 768, an ordinance amending certain sections of Article 1 of Chapter XVII, electric rates, of the Code of the City of Washington, KS; and incorporating Section 17-116 regarding landlord liability of utility services. A complete text of the Ordinance may be obtained or viewed free of charge at City Hall, 301 C Street, Washington, Kansas or you may download a copy below.
PRESS RELEASE - SEWER ISSUES
To view the City's press release on sewer issues, please click here.
City of Washington Seeks City Administrator
The City of Washington, KS, (County seat of Washington County and population of 1,123) located in North Central Kansas, seeks a City Administrator. Additional community information is available at www.washingtonks.net. Washington is a progressive community seeking a proactive, collaborative individual to work closely with the Mayor and five member council administering the ordinances and policies set forth. Direct responsibilities include administration; streets; industrial park; parks; cemetery; fire; EMS; water; wastewater; electric distribution system; and power plant. The job requires strong administrative, communication, budgetary, organizational skills and field work in all departments. A Bachelor’s degree in public administration or related field is preferred but not required along with local government experience. For a full job description contact the Washington City Clerk (785) 325-2284. Residency is required. Compensation is open, dependent upon qualifications and includes an excellent benefits package. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter and at least three work-related references to City of Washington, Attn: City Clerk, P.O. Box 296, Washington, Kansas 66968. If confidentiality is requested, please state in application materials. Position open until filled. EOE
Job Description may be downloaded here.
City crews are working on trimming street trees overhanging streets and right-of-ways within the City of Washington beginning this week through late fall.
Per City ordinance, branches must not obstruct street lights, and must have a 14’ clearance above the surface of any street or right-of-way.
Crews will be trimming trees for efficiency.
ATV/GOLF CART/WORK-SITE UTILITY VEHICLES/MICRO-UTILITY TRUCKS
In order to operate an ATV, golf cart, micro-utility truck or work-site utility vehicle within the city limits of the City of Washington, you must purchase a permit at City Hall.
CITY OF WASHINGTON RECEIVES GRANT
The City of Washington is pleased to announce they have received a $478 grant from the Washington County Community Foundation for the purchase of two observation benches to be placed at the Washington Swimming Pool.
The Washington County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the Greater Salina Community Foundation in Salina, KS.
PORTABLE OUTDOOR FIREPLACES
The City Council has established guidelines and permit requirements which allow for citizens to use portable outdoor fireplaces, aka "fire pits", inside the city limits.
Please complete permit and return to City Hall prior to using any portable outdoor fireplace or "fire pit".
Now Accepting Debit/Credit Cards
You can now pay your City of Washington account with debit/credit cards or electronic checks in person or online. Convenience fees will apply. Click here for details. Payments take approximately 48 hours to process. If your payment is not deposited into the City's account by the due date, penalties will be applied to your bill.
The City of Washington has issued a press release concerning ways to reduce your energy consumption.