Big Plans For City Hall, Maybe

City Hall has not seen substantial modifications in many years. Two possible plans or the option of doing nothing have been in discussion. However, the big question remains, what is the value of history?

City Hall Plans B & C
Two plans are currently under consideration. Plan B calls for removing the historic structure and building a new city hall in the same location. Plan C would remove two additions to the building constructed in 1936 and 1980, retaining the original 1911 construction. Plan C would also add to the east and west of the building. The City Hall Taskforce eliminated Plan A as part of their process.

Another option that the City Council is considering is not doing anything. It was pointed out that there have already been problems with bricks falling from the third floor near ground-level doors. Additionally, there is concern about the sewer system backing up into the building at some unknown point in the future.

You can download the City Hall presentation below.

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Wheeled All-Terrain Vehicles On Public Streets
Washington State has made it legal for Wheeled All-Terrain Vehicles (WATVs) to be on public streets. However, the City must first create regulations per state laws. At the next city council meeting, there will be a public hearing regarding the ordinance.

Airport Open House
The Airport Technical Advisory Committee has put together an Airport Layout Plan update that will allow them to better accommodate the kinds of aircraft currently using the airfield. Once completed, it would allow aircraft using the airport to take off with a full load of fuel, something that can not be done now because of primarily weight restrictions. Fuel sales are a major component of the airport’s financial security. 

Watch the video at the bottom or click a link to view a portion of the meeting that interests you. 

Key Points:

  • 00:00 – Call to Order & Roll Call
  • 00:20 – Invocation & Pledge of Allegiance
  • 01:30 – Approval of Agenda & Meeting Minutes
  • 02:00 – Comments From Audience
  • 03:40 – New Business – Deer Park City Hall
  • 45:10 – New Business – 6th Street Reservoir
  • 46:00 – New Business – Forest Management @ Airport
  • 48:25 – New Business – City Shop Door Modification
  • 51:50 – New Business – Sewer Extension @ Airport 
  • 55:10 – Ordinances – Wheeled All-Terrain Vehicles On Public Streets(First Reading)
  • 1:00:00 – Ordinances – Avista Franchise Agreement(First Reading)
  • 1:03:00 – Consent Agenda
  • 1:04:20 – Council Member Report – Jason Upchurch

Sources:

  • 4/5/23 Council Agenda
  • 4/19/23 Council Agenda
  • Deer Park Airport Airport Layout Plan Update DPGazette.com/noj1s Accessed April 17 2023
  • Revised Code of Washington (RCW 46.09.455) DPGazette.com/e7kfk Accessed April 17 2023
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