City Info Weekly

Oregon Way and Baltimore Street intersection signal work
New traffic signal heads and controller systems will be installed at the intersection of Oregon
Way and Baltimore Street from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 16, 2021.
Flaggers will control traffic from all directions and direct through the intersection.

To avoid delays, motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes.

Stormwater Pollution calendar contest deadline to November 19th!
Middle school students (grades 6 - 8) within Cowlitz County are invited to get creative to help protect our waters by writing a poem or creating a work of art that could be featured in the 2022 Cowlitz Clean Waters Solutions to Stormwater Pollution Calendar.

This year’s theme is “Scoop the Poop” and the grand prize is a $250 Amazon gift card, with $100 gift cards for artwork runner-ups and $50 for each poem selected for the calendar. Entry is free! The entry form and full contest rules are available at www.cowlitzcleanwaters.org/contests

Longview Fire Marshal Jon Dunaway - Washington State “Fire Marshal of the Year”

At their annual conference, the Washington State Association of Fire Marshals named Longview Fire Marshal, Jon Dunaway, as the “2021 Fire Marshal of the Year”.  

WSAFM President Dave Kokot presented the award to Jon Dunaway, highlighting that Jon has been a solid, positive influence for the Fire Service in the State of Washington for over three decades. He is a leader and an influencer long-recognized for his wisdom, professionalism and calm demeanor. Jon has been involved in the development of new and revised codes at the local, state and national levels, spearheading legislative initiatives that improve public safety and community risk reduction throughout Washington State.

Longview Fire Chief Jim Kambeitz stated: “Fire Marshal Dunaway is a highly respected member of our organization and a leader in Fire Prevention and Life Safety programs for the City of Longview and Washington State. He is very deserving on this award, and we’re very lucky to have him on our team.”    

Turkey Trot Fun Run/Walk – November 25th

Start your family tradition off with the Comcast Turkey Trot! One lap (3.5 miles) around Lake Sacajawea. Prizes for best costumes and more. Race starts at Hemlock Plaza, 8:30 a.m. $10 if you register now and $15 day of race. Ages 8 and under are free with paid adult registration.

Breakfast with Santa

A holly jolly holiday family tradition!

Breakfast, crafts, scavenger hunt, and holiday entertainment with folk singing and puppetry by Red Yarn.

December 18, 2021
Session 1: 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Session 2: 10:45 - 12:15 p.m.

Grants at the Monticello Hotel
$9/person

Pre-registration required. No tickets sold at the door. Please use receipt for admittance to event. No refunds or transfers for this event. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Handcrafter Holiday Bazaar

Join us for a FREE Holiday Bazaar featuring handcrafted items by vendors from all over! The vendor spaces for this event sell out each year, which means more variety and exciting items to pass on to your friends and family as gifts. Feel free to buy yourself a few items as well, we won't tell! Plenty of parking included.

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - December 4, 2021

McClelland Center
951 Delaware Street
Vendors should register by calling 360-442-5400 for tables.

$39 Per 8 ft. Table (2 Table Max)
$29 Per 6 ft. Table (2 Table Max, located in side room only) 

Transit Center will be closed for Veterans Day

RiverCities Transit Center will be closed on Veterans Day, November 11, 2021.  Buses will run reduced service (Saturday schedule) Service begins at 8 a.m. and no routes 30, 44, 45B or 46.

​Beech Street from 14th Ave. to California Way open to traffic

Beech Street from 14th Avenue to California Way is open to vehicle traffic on Thursday, October 28, 2021. It is a complete street with two travel lanes, one middle lane, bike lanes, and sidewalk facilities. 

Travelers should expect some delays for the next few weeks as the contractor is working on minor items that still need to be completed on this project.

Speed Limit Reductions

The City of Longview is reducing speed limits to enhance street safety. Speed limits will be reduced to 25 MPH on all streets that are adjacent to a school or City Park. This is part of Longview's plan to end traffic deaths and serious injuries on city streets. The law will go into effect on October 14, 2021.

The following streets will be affected.

38th Avenue, Ocean Beach Highway to Pacific Way
Glenwood Drive
30th Avenue
Beech Street
Pacific Way, Ocean Beach Highway to 30th Avenue
Nichols Blvd
Olympia Way, 17th Avenue to Ocean Beach Highway
15th Avenue, Washington Way to Ocean Beach Highway
7th Avenue, Tennant Way to Washington Street

Please visit our website to view the full Speed Limit Reduction FAQ

Pickup of leaves from City owned trees runs October through January

From October through January, leaves from City of Longview maintained trees may be placed in the street for pick up by the City’s Stormwater Division.

“It is important that we remove fallen leaves from these areas so that vehicles and pedestrian traffic can move safely throughout the city, and to minimize flooding due to clogged catch basins,” says Stormwater Supervisor Mike Ward. “Our crews use shovels and pitchforks, and street sweepers, front-end loaders and dump trucks, to load and haul leaves to pre-designated areas for composting.”

Ward asks that the following guidelines be followed when placing leaves in City streets, which are considered public rights of way:

Place only leaves from City-maintained trees. Yard debris is the property owner’s responsibility. Leaves from non-City owned trees can be taken to the Waste Control Transfer Station from October 1 through April 15 for a fee. 
Place leaves in rows about one foot from the curb to allow for drainage. This also makes it easier for the street sweeper to pick them up. If the sweeper is unable to pick the leaves up, a street crew will remove them with a front-end loader.
Do not put branches or sticks in leaf piles as it may damage the sweeper.
Be patient. Leaf pick up is on a structured schedule and will be picked up as soon as possible.
Help prevent flooding on your street by clearing leaves from catch basin grates until City crews are able to pick up the leaves on your street.

Any questions about leaf pickup may be directed to the Stormwater Supervisor at 442-5621.