City Council Meetings
NO meeting tonight
August 10, 2021
6:00 p.m. - Workshop: Discuss the NDP water rate agreement
7:00 p.m. - City Council Meeting
(July meetings and the first meeting of August have been moved to Tuesdays to allow city council members to attend the summer concerts at the lake.)
Agendas can be found a week before the meeting at www.mylongview.com under "Agendas & Minutes".
Hybrid meetings are now being held: in person at the Council Chamber, City Hall, 1525 Broadway St, Longview or also via Zoom.
For information about Zoom accessibility, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 360-442-5041.
The City Hall is accessible for persons with disabilities. Special equipment to assist the hearing impaired is also available. Please contact the City Executive Offices at 360.442.5004 48 hours in advance if you require special accommodations to attend the meeting.
Cowlitz Transit Authority Board Meeting
Next Meeting via Zoom
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 4 p.m.
A public hearing will be held to hear comments on the RiverCities 2020 Annual Report and the 2021-2026 Transit Development Plan. The document is available at www.rctransit.org and the Longview Transit Center.
Links to agendas and Zoom can be found the Friday before the meeting www.rctransit.org under Cowlitz Transit Authority Board Meeting.
National Night Out 2021
Join the Longview Police Department and our community partners, as we shut the door on crime and drugs.
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at Archie Anderson Park, 274 22nd Avenue from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Bring family, friends and neighbors for a party in the park. There will be free food, prizes for the kids and plenty of fun!
Determination of severe weather event
Pursuant to Ordinance No. 3357 adopted by the Longview City Council and codified as LMC 7.30, Severe Weather Shelters, City Manager Kurt Sacha has determined that a severe weather event is imminent based on forecasted hot weather conditions beginning Thursday, July 29, 2021. High temperatures are currently predicted by the National Weather Service to be near or above 95 degrees.
Among other things, the determination of a severe weather event enables permitted severe weather shelters to begin operating. The following are permitted severe weather shelters in Longview at this time (please check with individual shelters for operations/availability or if they plan to be open):
First Christian Church, 2000 E. Kessler Boulevard
St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 202 Washington Street. This shelter is open to youth (17 and under) and to parents with minor children. Youth seeking severe weather shelter services may call Janus Youth Programs at 360-703-8327.
City Manager Sacha has authorized the Community Development Department/Building Official to issue temporary use permits for any buildings for which severe weather shelter designation may be sought and which, upon inspection, are determined to meet basic building safety standards for temporarily housing persons by the Building Official and Fire Marshall Jon Dunaway. There is no fee for a temporary use permit for a severe weather shelter, and a permit may be valid for a period of 365days.
For more information on permitted severe weather shelters, please contact the Community Development Department at 360.442.5087.
California Way Full Street Night Closure
Street improvements are scheduled to start on California Way from Baltimore Street to the 7th Avenue intersection on Thursday, July 29 and 30, 2021, 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
This is a full street closure on California Way from Baltimore Street to 7th Avenue. A traffic detour will be provided around the work area. Motorist should expect delays during this time.
Local access to businesses will be provided by the contractor during closure. Local access during this closure should be coordinated with C&R Tractor at 360.577.8288.
Project construction updates will be provided regularly and posted on City of Longview’s Facebook and website at www.mylongview.com.
From the Desk of the Mayor - July 2021
We are now well into the season of celebrations, summer events, and elections. It has been a flurry of excitement since that June 30th announcement from state officials that “re-opened” Washington State. The town is abuzz with events and it feels beyond amazing to see, hear about, and participate in the celebrations that have had record-breaking attendance!
Our 2021 Go-Fourth celebration this year was off-the-charts spectacular thanks to Arleen Hubble and her incredible team! From the Red, White and Boom Firecracker Fun Run (sponsored by the Longview Parks and Rec Department), to the annual Cardboard Boat Regatta (sponsored by The KLOG Home Team, KUKN Country, The Wave and Cowlitz PUD), to the annual Go-Fourth Independence Day parade, the traditional Lake Sacajawea activities with food, merchandise, and informational vendor booths, musicians, and a remarkable fireworks display, Longview and the surrounding communities truly put their hands together in celebrating the 245th anniversary of our country and our freedoms. After enduring a difficult fifteen-month hiatus from gatherings, this summer of celebrating together has held exceptional meaning.
I get a little lump in my throat whenever I see an American Flag gently waving - especially during this time of year - and feel extremely grateful for the service given by so many on behalf of us all, so that collectively we can enjoy the everyday freedoms of living in these United States of America.
It has always been incredible to me to witness the selfless sacrifice of our first responders and their humble, quiet manner of serving our citizens - Thank you. To the numerous veterans, past and present, and our active military servicemen and women - Thank you. For our Longview Police and Fire and the countless hours spent protecting our community – Thank you.
We have only just begun with the ongoing fun this summer has to offer in our city, from concerts and movies at Lake Sacajawea, events at the Cowlitz Event Center, Longview Civic Circle and Downtown Longview. Find a venue, get connected, and join in!
In the meantime, I hope to see you while on the campaign trail. I’ll be out and about doing what I love best - meeting with folks and discussing the issues, listening and seeking for solutions, and keeping the lines of communication open within our community.
Happy summer and the very best to you all,
Mayor MaryAlice Wallis
Road Closure 20th Avenue between Nichols Blvd. and Kessler Ave. for Street Repair
The City of Longview Public Works Division will be repairing a sunken section of roadway
The work will be taking place between Nichols Blvd. and Kessler Ave.
Construction work is scheduled to begin on Monday, July 26 and is estimated to be completed Friday, July 30.
20th Ave. will closed to all traffic during repairs.
To avoid delays, motorists will need to use alternate routes.
We want to hear from you!
The City of Longview has been conducting virtual meetings, but as we transition back to more in-person meetings, Council would like to take the opportunity to ask our community what works for them. Please visit the link to take a quick survey regarding public meetings held in-person vs. hybrid (combining virtual and in-person attendance): https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3G3BVG3.
Librarian: $61,812.00 - $83,436.00 annually plus excellent benefits. Position closes 08/01/2021 at 6:00 p.m. PST.
Recreation Specialist (Sports, Fitness & Outdoors): $44,904.00 - $57,600.00 annually plus excellent benefits. This position is open until filled with the first review of candidates occurring the week of July 26th.
Recreation Specialist - Community Outreach & Foundation: $44,904.00 - $57,600.00 annually plus excellent benefits. This position is open until filled with a first review of applicants occurring the week of July 26th.
Recreation Leader (seasonal): $13.69 - $16.84 hourly. Open until filled for the season.
Recreation Site Leader (seasonal): $14.11 - $17.36 hourly. Open until filled for the season.
Transit Operator: $41,767.00 - $56,832.00 annually plus excellent benefits. Position open until filled
Entry Level and Lateral Police Officer: $73,008.00 - $94,452.00 annually plus excellent benefits. Position open until filled.
Visit www.mylongview.com and search under "employment opportunities" to apply. Drug free workplace/EEO employer.
2021 Summer Concerts at the Lake Presented by Kirkpatrick Family Care
With support from KLOG, KUKN and THE WAVE, Red Canoe Credit Union,Cascade Networks by Wave, Mike Wallin-Keller Williams Real Estate, Cowlitz PUD, Port of Longview and Longview Recycling
July 29, 2021 - Ted Vigil – John Denver tribute artist – tedvigil.com
August 5, 2021 - The Coats - PNW premiere a cappela band - thecoats.net
August 12, 2021 - Rockit Radio - 80’S – 90’S greatest dance hits
Longview Library Newsletter
Be sure to check out the latest issue of our library newsletter, Dialog. We've got la lot of fun in store!
Have you listened to the Library's new podcast yet? They cover a variety of library and book-related topics. Take a listen! http://longviewlibrary.org/yourshelf.php
Movies at the Lake Series
Fibre Federal Credit Union Presents the Summer 2021 Movies at the Lake Series.
August 13 - August 27, 2021
Lake Sacajawea @ Martin's Dock
Fridays @ dusk
August 13 – WALL-E (2008)
August 20 – Inside Out (2015)
August 27 – Tom & Jerry (2021)
Family Story Time at the Library
In-person Story Time is back at the Longview Public Library! As part of our Summer Reading program, the Library will be holding an in-person Family Story Time Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. out on the Library Lawn. Feel free to bring a blanket and space out from other families; we will have a sound system so everyone will be able to hear. Story Times begin on Thursday, June 24 and go through Thursday, August 12. Each week will feature books that tie in to our animal theme “Tails and Tales” as well as songs, rhymes, and jokes.
In addition to the in-person Story Time, the Library will be hosting a special preview of Family Story Time on Facebook the Saturday before. The video will be viewable from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Baby Story Time will take place on Facebook LIVE on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. and includes a short book and fun rhymes and bounces perfect for babies ages two and younger. For more information about Summer Reading, visit our website at longviewlibrary.org.