Back Issues: August 25, 2017

Washougal City Council meeting and workshop Aug. 28

Friday, August 25, 2017

UnknownThe City of Washougal will hold a council workshop and regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 28. The workshop begins at 5 p.m., and the meeting begins at 7 p.m. Both are held at City Hall, 1701 C St. in Washougal. For the agendas, click here.

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BIA bestows 2017 Building Excellence Awards & Spring Home Show Honors

Friday, August 25, 2017

The Building Industry Association of Clark County has recognized 12 member companies with Building Excellence Awards for outstanding projects completed between July 2016 through June 2017. Winners include:

  • New Home Under $350,000: Creekside Homes
  • New Home $350,000 – $500,000: Generation Homes NW
  • New Home $500,000 – $750,000: “Paterson Residence” by Copper Creek Homes Universal
  • Design: “Harvey & Bennett Residence” by Design Doctors Construction, LLC
  • Multi-Family New Construction: “Whipple Creek Village” by Boulevard Homes NW
  • Multi-Family Remodel: “Lake Crest Apartments” by Millar Construction
  • Residential Landscaping: “Deutsch Residence” by Vick Landscaping
  • Residential Interior Design: “Mitchell Residence” by Carrie McCampbell Design
  • Residential Remodel $50,000 – $100,000: “Cram Residence” by Kashas Design Build
  • Residential Remodel $100,000 – $200,000: “Parker Residence” by Mountainwood Homes
  • Residential Remodel $200,000+: “McCulloch Residence” by Project 360 Construction, Inc.
  • New or Renovated Commercial Project: “St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic High School” by Hinton Development, LLC

Winners of awards voted on by attendees of the NW Natural New Homes Tour presented by DeWils and NW Natural Chef, Hop & Vine event were also honored at the event. Half of the ticket proceeds were donated to Rocksolid Community Teen Center in Battle Ground.

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Give More 24! aims to raise $1 million for area nonprofits

Friday, August 25, 2017

Southwest Washington’s fourth annual day of online giving is planned for Thursday, Sept. 21. The event, called Give More 24!, runs from midnight to midnight and encourages local residents to donate online at give-more-24.org. Gifts will also go a little further thanks to a $30,000 stretch pool, $15,000 in nonprofit prizes and additional matching gifts for certain participating nonprofits. 

Give More 24! was created by the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington as a kind of “giving holiday” that allows charitable gifts to “give more” for 24 hours. Charitable contributions must be made through the Give More 24! website in order to get the boost from the stretch, prize and match dollars.

To take part in this online giving marathon, visit the website on Sept. 21. Here, potential donors will be able to choose from 132 nonprofits and make charitable gifts to their favorites via the website’s secure donation form.

All the donations will be tallied in real time so that everyone can watch the dollars add up and cheer on their favorite cause. The website also allows users to tap into their social networks by allowing donors to post messages in support of their favorite causes, which can rally their friends and family to show support as well.

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Whipple Creek Watershed Assessment draft available for public review

Friday, August 25, 2017

A watershed assessment draft to identify stormwater management strategies for restoring Whipple Creek is available for public review and comment. Public comments are welcome until Friday, Sept. 1. The document is posted at: www.clark.wa.gov/public-works/whipple-creek-watershed-assessment

The assessment describes Whipple Creek’s current degraded health. Parameters include water temperature, heavy metals and fecal coliform bacteria. The assessment used computer models to measure the potential benefit stormwater treatment facility and other strategies, such as planting trees, would have on restoring Whipple Creek.

The assessment concluded that fully restoring Whipple Creek’s designated uses to state standards would cost more than $300 million. Clark County does not envision spending that amount, but the assessment will help the county rank practical, measurable improvements.

Public comments about the plan can be submitted to Cleanwater@clark.wa.gov or by calling Rod Swanson at 360-397-6118 ext. 4345. The final report will be submitted to the state by Sept. 6.

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