Date Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2019
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Notice is hereby given that sealed proposals for janitorial services will be received by the Engineering Division, City of Kelso, 203 South Pacific Ave. Suite 205, until 10:00 am, September 10, 2019 and immediately thereafter be publicly opened and read. Late bids will be rejected.
To download a bid packet, please visit: https://www.kelso.gov/engineering/bids-and-proposals
Date Posted: Friday, August 9, 2019
City Council Chambers 203 S. Pacific Ave @ 6:00pm Tuesday, August 20th, 2019
To view council agenda items and other legislative-related information, you can visit our BoardDocs site here: http://www.boarddocs.com/wa/kelso/Board.nsf/Public# For additional information concerning BoardDocs, please visit www.boarddocs.com.
Date Posted: Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Fishers Lane Pavement Repairs
On August 13 Fishers Lane between Long Av. and the railroad tracks will be closed for pavement repairs. During the road closure, traffic will be detoured.
Sunrise Street Pavement Repairs
On August 16 pavement repair work will impact traffic on Sunrise Street between Miller Dr. and Corduroy Rd. The road will be closed and traffic will be detoured.
Advanced Excavation Specialists LLC will complete the work under contract with the City of Kelso.
If you have questions about the projects, contact Paul Klope, 360-423-6590 X3322.
Date Posted: Thursday, July 25, 2019
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 5:30pm - City Council Chambers - 203 S. Pacific Kelso WA -
Project Location: 1107 4th South Avenue, Kelso
Youth and Family Link Services proposes the conversion of a single-family home to a satellite office to serve the Wallace neighborhood. The decision for this conditional use permit will be rendered by the Hearing Examiner after a public hearing.
Notice of Application and Public Hearing
For more information visit Current Development Projects on our Planning web page.
Date Posted: Tuesday, June 25, 2019
July 1, 2019, Temporary Closure Begins.
Date Posted: Friday, June 21, 2019
Advanced Excavating Specialists continues to stay ahead of schedule and our park is looking great! The main parking lot was paved yesterday and the remaining paving is scheduled for next week. Parking lot striping, extruded curbing and landscaping will be completed shortly. The City of Kelso and AES would like to thank everyone for their understanding and patience during the construction process!
Date Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2019
The Park Board meeting for Thursday, June 20th has been canceled.
Date Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2019
National Night Out - Tuesday, August 6th, 2019
Join Kelso Mayor Nancy Malone, the Kelso City Council, Police Chief Darr Kirk & our community partners as we shut the door on crime and drugs.
Tuesday, August 6th, 2019, at Tam O’Shanter Park, 1600 Tam O’Shanter Way from 6:00 to 8:30 P.M.
Date Posted: Friday, May 31, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
For information contact: Steve Taylor
Kelso, WA – May 31, 2019
City of Kelso Appoints Darr Kirk as Next Police Chief
The City of Kelso is pleased to announce the selection of Darr Kirk as its next Police Chief effective June 1st. The appointment fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Chief Andrew Hamilton in April of this year.
Chief Kirk is a 26-year veteran of the Kelso Police Department (KPD) and began his law enforcement career in Kelso in 1993. Kirk has served in nearly every functional law enforcement role in the department including patrol officer, detective for the Cowlitz/Wahkiakum Narcotics Task Force, Kelso High School Resource Officer and patrol sergeant. For the past ten years, he has held the position of KPD Captain, and served as a SWAT Commander and unarmed force instructor. He was named Interim Police Chief in April upon the departure of Chief Hamilton.
“It is my distinct pleasure to appoint Darr Kirk as Kelso’s next police chief,” said City Manager Steve Taylor. “Chief Kirk’s breadth of experience within law enforcement and exemplary service within the department has thoroughly prepared him to succeed in this new role. Darr will carry on the department’s legacy of quality service and community involvement, and maintain the culture of professionalism within the ranks of our public safety officers.”
Chief Kirk has an extensive record of community involvement through his leadership on numerous committees and as a youth sports coach for twelve years. He was appointed to a vacant director position on the Kelso School Board in January 2019. Kirk is a 1987 Camas High School Graduate and attended Clark Community College in Vancouver for one year. He subsequently attended Washington State University and graduated in 1992 with a degree in Criminal Justice.
Chief Kirk has been married to Melissa for over 20 years and they have two children, Kahler (17) and Riley (15). He is an outdoors enthusiast and enjoys spending time with his family.
Chief Kirk considers it an honor to serve the Kelso Police Department professionals and the Kelso Community.
Date Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2019
1st Annual Clean Up Downtown Kelso
June 1, 2019 * 9AM - 11 AM
Help us clean up Downtown Kelso! We will meet at the Grounds for Opportunity for coffee and to hand out vests, grabbers and bags to divide and conquer!