Public Notices

Council Workshop - September 26, 2023 @ 2:00pm

Council Workshop will be held at 111 S. 1st Street, Dayton, WA 99328

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2023 @ 2:00PM

AGENDA ITEMS:

        1. Discussion – City/County Contract & CPI
        2. Understanding Your Utility Bills & Utility Rates

NEXT regular meeting is at 6:00 PM TUESDAY October 10th, 2023.

City of Dayton is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Any questions, please call Mayor Weatherford or Deb Hays, City Clerk Treasurer (509)382-2361

Topic: City of Dayton's City Council Workshop
Time: Sep 26, 2023, 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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STATE ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT WAC 197-11-970 Determination of Non-Significance

Agency File Number(s): SEPA 2023-01 City of Dayton Shoreline Master Program (SMP) Periodic Review

Applicant: City of Dayton/Clark Posey, 111 S 1st St., Dayton, WA 99328

Project Description: The City of Dayton is proposing updates to the SMP in coordination with Ecology as part of the Shoreline Management Act (SMA) Periodic Review process. The SMP establishes standards for shoreline development. The state SMA requires each jurisdiction with shorelines of the state and shorelines of statewide significance to make and update these rules. The City is proposing to adopt the revised SMP as an update to its 2017 SMP in spring 2023. Proposed amendments to the existing 2017 SMP may be reviewed at https://sewashingtonsmp.com/

Location of proposal: The updated SMP will apply to all waterbodies under SMA jurisdiction within the City, including floodways; land within 200 feet of the ordinary high water mark (OHWM) of the waterways; and associated wetlands. The SMA regulated waterbody in the City is the Touchet River.

Threshold Determination: The lead agency for this proposal has determined that it does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required under RCW 43.21C.030(2)(c). This decision was made after review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file with the lead agency. Relevant documents for this project may be viewed during normal business hours at the City of Dayton Planning and Development Department and can be found online at https://sewashingtonsmp.com/

Comments: Comments may be submitted by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or to Clark A. Posey, Manager at City of Dayton Planning & Development, 111 South 1st Street, Dayton, Washington 99328 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or email project consultant Sara Noland at snoland@anchorqea.com. Comments submitted will be reviewed and considered by the Coalition and Ecology during the decision-making process. There is no need to submit the same comment to both agencies. Comments must be submitted in writing by 4:30 p.m. on April 27, 2023. Comments will be evaluated to retain, modify or withdraw this DNS.

Date of Issuance: April 13, 2023

Comment Deadline: April 27, 2023

Lead Agency: Columbia County, Washington

Responsible Official: Clark A. Posey, Planning & Development Manager, 111 South 1st Street, Dayton, WA 99328, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 509-382.2361.

A person may appeal this DNS within 14 days of the close of the comment period. Appellants should be prepared to make specific factual objections. Contact the Planning Department to find out about procedures for SEPA appeals and the submittal process. CCC Chapter 18.05 outlines the appeal process.

Public Notice: Dayton Pond Intake Facility Weir Repair - Shoreline Conditional Use Permit and Shoreline Substantial Development Permit

NOTICE OF APPLICATION / NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Dayton Pond Intake Facility Weir Repair - Shoreline Conditional Use Permit and Shoreline Substantial Development Permit

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Dayton received an application for a combined Shoreline Conditional Use Permit and Shoreline Substantial Development Permit to allow the Dayton Pond Intake Facility Weir Repair project. The application was submitted by Ryan Eldridge, P.E. (WCE Inc), 3813 W. State Street, Boise, Idaho 83703, on behalf of the US Fish and Wildlife Service.  The city determined the application was complete as of March 9, 2023.

Proposal Description: Repair the current weir and install a new Obermeyer Weir on the Touchet River, within a parcel owned by the City of Dayton (Columbia County Parcel no. 264771). The current weir has experienced erosion during high flows and is now undermined, causing concerns for stability of the structure and safety concerns for the public. The proposed work will stabilize the existing structure and riverbed both upstream and downstream. The installation of the new Obermeyer Weir will maintain the river channel.

Proposal Location: No address; the proposal site is located in the Touchet River (Hydrologic Unit Code 170701020308) east of the terminus of S Cottonwood St. in Dayton, west of the USACE levee, and situated in Section 30, Township 10 N, Range 39 E, W.M.  Geo ID: 1160200350000. Full legal descriptions are on-file with the City of Dayton and available upon request; the parcels are within Rainwater and Mustard, Tax 35 (Rock Hill).  The weir is located on Columbia County parcel no. 264771. Other potentially affected parcels are nos. 264569, 264768, 264773, 275544. 

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the City’s Hearing Examiner will conduct an OPEN RECORD PUBLIC HEARING on the matter which will take place on Thursday, April 20, 2023, at 10:00 A.M. at City Hall, 111 S. 1st Street, Dayton, WA and virtually via Zoom. To join the Zoom meeting, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89367326023 and use Meeting ID: 893 6732 6023. Contact the City Clerk – Treasurer at the address below for a copy of the staff report, available five days prior to the hearing.  In accordance with DMC 19-04.060, the Hearing Examiner will submit their written report no later than 14 days following conclusion of the hearing; the Hearing Examiner may recommend that the Shoreline Conditional Use Permit be approved, conditionally approved pending changes or additions, or disapproved. After the Hearing Examiner has approved the permits, the City will file the permit with the Department of Ecology for Ecology’s approval, approval with conditions, or denial.

Information may be reviewed, or copies obtained by contacting Debra Hays, City Clerk -Treasurer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Written comments may be mailed or hand delivered to 111 S. 1st Street, Dayton, WA 99328, and must be received no later than Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. to be included in the staff report. Comments received thereafter will be read into the record at the hearing. Any person may comment on the application, receive notice of and participate in any hearings, and request a copy of the decision once made.

Notice Of Intent To Adopt Amendments, 30-day Comment And Joint Public Hearing For The Periodic Update To The City Of Dayton Shoreline Master Program

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the City of Dayton Public Works, that pursuant to DMC 10- 03.015, RCW 90.58.080(4), and WAC 173-26, the City of Dayton and the Washington State Department of Ecology are accepting comment on the periodic review of the City of Dayton Shoreline Master Program (SMP). The City has prepared draft amendments to ensure that the SMP reflects changes in state law, City codes, or other circumstances.

Draft Documents are available online at: https://www.sewashingtonsmp.com/

Environmental Documents: This proposed amendment is considered a non-project action, and an Environmental Checklist has been prepared in accordance with the provisions of the State Environmental Policy Act. The lead agency for this notice, City of Dayton Public Works, intends to issue a SEPA DNS under WAC 197-11-340(2). The SEPA notification will be published and circulated separately and will also be available at:
https://www.sewashingtonsmp.com/

Public Participation: Agencies, affected Tribes, and members of the public are encouraged to participate in accordance with the following schedule:

  • Tuesday, March 28, 2023—30-DAY COMMENT BEGINS
  • JOINT PUBLIC HEARING: Monday, April 10, 2023, at 5:30 p.m.
    • In person at the City of Dayton City Hall, 111 South 1st Street, Dayton, Washington.
    • Virtual link to participate:
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  • Wednesday, April 26, 2023, at 4:30 p.m.—30-DAY COMMENT CLOSES

Written comments may be submitted by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or to Dena Martin at Columbia County Planning & Building, 114 South 2nd Street, Dayton, Washington 99328 or email project consultant Sara Noland at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Comments submitted will be reviewed and considered by the City and Ecology during the decision-making process. There is no need to submit the same comment to both agencies.