Public Works Director
Public Works Specialist II
Public Works Specialist II
Martin Dunn, Mayor
Kevin House, Mayor Pro Tem
Committee Assignments: Budget & Finance Personnel, Nuisance, Police & Health, Trees
Kate Hockersmith, Council Member
Committee Assignments: Parks/Cemeteries/Pool, Fairgrounds, Flood Prevention/Emergency Preparedness, Trees
Terry Jacoy, Council Member
Committee Assignments: Water/ Sewer/ Streets, Parks/Cemeteries/ Pool
KC Kuykendall, Council Member
Committee Assignments: Water/Sewer/Streets, Fairgrounds
Jim Romine, Council Member
Committee Assignments: Nuisance/Police/Health, Flood Prevention/Emergency Preparedness
The City Council is the legislative governing body for the City. They meet the third Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Lions Club Memorial Building at the Waitsburg Fairgrounds. They set policies and adopt ordinances and the annual budget; they levy taxes and approve contracts; and they appoint city advisory boards, commissions and committees, as well as the City Administrator and City Attorney. City Council members serve two year terms.
Waitsburg holds a yearly election that takes place the first Monday in April. City Council candidates may get on the annual ballot via a declaration of candidacy form, or through a caucus system where people are nominated to the ticket. Caucuses must be held no sooner than 30 days and no later than 15 days before the election. Most cities hold elections every four years, with staggered terms, in accordance with general election laws as outlined in RCW 29A. The fact that we are still operating under our own Territorial Charter allows us to abstain from conforming with the regular election laws. We are the only city in the state that still operates under its Charter. We have formally adopted many of the RCWs, but in many cases, we have the ability to pick and choose which of them to adopt.
Interested in becoming a City Council member? Fill out a Declaration of Candidacy Form and return to City Hall during the specified election timeframe. Or if you'd like to serve in a different position, fill out the General Position Application to City Council and return to City Hall.
City Council Agenda & Packet: October 17
City Council Meeting Minutes ARCHIVE
Click on links below to view or print in .pdf format. If you need minutes for meetings prior to 2017, please contact City Hall.
The Planning Commission meets the second Tuesday of every month at noon at the Lions Club Memorial Building at the Waitsburg Fairgrounds. The Planning Commission is made up of five members and is governed by Chapter 3 of Title 2 of the Waitsburg Municipal Code. Current Planning Commission members are Chairperson Karen Gregutt, Norman Bloom, Lynne Carpenter, K. C. Kuykendall and William Rodgers.
CITY ORDINANCES & RESOLUTIONS
The 10 most recent ordinances and resolutions are available to you in PDF format below. If you need earlier ones, please contact City Hall.
1045 Water & Sewer System Infrastructure Loan Approval
1045A Water & Sewer System Financing Amendment
1046 WMC Updates
1047 Budget Amendment
1048 2018 City Budget
1049 City Election Update
1050 Alley Vacation Approval
1051 Flood Hazard Areas Code Update
1052 Budget Amendment
1053 WMC Update
678 CEMP Promulgation
679 Personnel Manual Update
681 Approving Tour of Walla Walla Bicycle Race
682 Setting Annexation Hearing Date
683 Setting Alley Vacation Hearing Date
684 HCP Grant
685 6-Year Plan Update
686 Pool Items
687 Hazard Mitigation Plan Update
688 Capital Facilities Element Update
The 1998 City of Waitsburg Comprehensive Plan, as revised in 2006/2007, contains policies and recommendations to direct public and private decisions affecting future growth and development in the City of Waitsburg and the adjacent Urban Growth Area. This Plan was developed by the City in accordance with Section 36.70A.070 of the Growth Management Act (GMA). It represents the community's policy plan for growth over the next 20 years.
Because the town is interdependent with other communities, the long-term planning for the City needs to be adaptable to unexpected or rapid changes. Therefore, rather than simply prioritizing actions, this Plan assists in the management of the City by providing policies to guide decision making. The Plan includes specific elements pertaining to Historic Preservation, Housing, Land Use, Transportation, Utilities, Capital Facilities, Shoreline and Annexation.
Although Waitsburg has had City-wide zoning since 1947, the 1998 Plan was originally the City's first Comprehensive Plan. This revised Plan is based on the best available information at this time and is designed for a planning period of 20 years, with an annual review of the Six-year Capital Improvements Program and an overall review of the Plan every five years.
The purpose of a comprehensive plan is to translate community values into a framework for decisions on growth and community services. It expresses a long-range vision of how citizens want Waitsburg to look and function in the future. It also provides a strategy for achieving that vision.