Welcome to the City of La Center


The mission of the City of La Center Council is to represent the public interest of the citizens of La Center. Balancing the needs of our commercial and residential community and enhancing the quality of our park system and infrastructure through professional planning and maintenance.

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City Council Meeting - May 25, 2022 at 6:30PM

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    Planning Commission Vacancy


    The City of La Center is accepting applications for

    Planning Commissioner Alternate

    To Apply Send Letter to clerk@ci.lacenter.wa.us

    Open Until Filled

    Mayor's Messages & Resources



    Mayor's Messages

    Captial Project


    2022 LA CENTER ROAD PAVING AND CPU WATERLINE PROJECT PW 2022-01 - BIDS


    Project Description

    There are two parts of this project.

    The first is a paving and partial reconstruction of westbound lane La Center Road between Timmen Road and the Lewis River Bridge. This paving portion is funded through a TIB grant. This TIB grant project, will be managed by the City of La Center. The paving project consists of a 3” depth overlay on La Center Road. A portion of this pavement will need to be excavated and replaced with a 2-foot depth base section and 6” depth of paving. This excavated part of the project is not TIB funded, and will be used as a match cost for the TIB grant. An alternate bid will consist of installation of concrete barrier at the existing aggregate base “pull out” area just west of the Lewis River Bridge.

    The second part of this project is the replacement of the existing waterline between Timmen Road and the bridge. This portion of the project is to be paid by Clark Public Utilities (CPU).

    CPU plans are included in this bid package, but will be managed and inspected by CPU. The CPU portion of the project consists of replacement of an existing water line with a new 12-inch diameter water line between Timmen Road and the Lewis River Bridge.

    Project Status: Bidding

  • Addendum #1
  • Contract Documents
  • Bid Plans
  • Water Plan Set
  • Shared Use Path Along Pacific Highway


    The City of La Center, Washington is requesting proposals Qualifications to design of a Shared Use Path along Pacific Highway between 14th Avenue (Larsen Drive) and the existing sidewalk (Kays Subdivision). The City anticipates contracting with the individual or firm whom in the City’s soleopinion is best qualified to perform a variety of specialized functions.

    The design phase will be funded by Transportation Alternative Grant funds and must meet FHWA requirements for design and approval. Contract Plans, Specifications and Estimates (PS&E) shall be prepared in accordance with the current State of Washington Standard Specifications for Road, Bridge and Municipal Construction, amendments thereto, and adopted design standards per the Local Agency Guidelines (LAG) chapter 44. The WSDOT Local Program Engineer

    Project Description

    The improvements are anticipated to consist of just over 1,600 LF of a 10-foot wide paved Shared Use Bike and Pedestrian Paved Path between Larsen Drive and the existing sidewalk at Kays subdivision. In order to construct this path, the existing roadside ditch will need to be replaced with a storm drain system and curb and gutter with catch basins to collect stormwater. The concrete curb and gutter will also be used to provide a buffer of protection from traffic on Pacific Highway.

    Project Status: Request for Qualifications

    Proposals will be accepted until 4 PM on June 15th, 2022.

  • Request for Qualifications
  • Plans
  • Employment Opportunities


    The City of La Center is accepting applications for

    Seasonal Maintenance I

    To Apply Send Resume to humanresources@ci.lacenter.wa.us

    Open Until Filled

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    Request for Comprehensive Plan Amendments

    Dog Licensing


    All dogs must obtain an annual dog license.

  • The fee for a dog that has been spayed/neutered is $16.00.
  • The fee for a dog that has not been spayed/neutered is $40.00.
  • The fee for senior citizens is $8.
  • A veterinarian's proof of rabies vaccination must accompany your application.

    To apply for a dog license please contact City Hall at (360) 263-2782
    or mail a check with proof of rabies vaccination and/or spaying/neutering to 210 East 4th St La Center, WA 98629.

    In the event that the City's animal control authority may find and declare an animal potentially dangerous or dangerous additional licensing fees will apply

  • The fee for a Potentially Dangerous Dog is $250.
  • The renewal fee for a Potentially Dangerous Dog is $50.
  • The fee for a Dangerous Dog is $500.
  • The renewal fee for a Dangerous Dog is $100.
  • Pontentially Dangerous and Dangerous Dog Municipal Code

    COVID 19 Updates


    COVID Information

    Greetings members of the La Center Community. The City of La Center is taking steps to contain the spread of coronavirus as well as preparing for further actions as they are needed. We understand and empathize with the growing anxiety and uncertainty of how, or when, the disease will evolve in our region and what the response will be if an outbreak does occur here in our City.

    The situation continues to change rapidly and our response will adjust accordingly. We will share additional information and updates as they are available. In the meantime, information on the state and regional response can be found on the following websites:

    Clark County Public Health: www.clark.wa.gov/public-health/novel-coronavirus

    Washington State Department of Health: www.doh.wa.gov

    Washington Governor Jay Inslee: www.governor.wa.gov

    We encourage everyone to consistently practice the hygienic and social distancing measures recommended by Clark County public health and the CDC. It is vitally important that we all stay informed, stay calm and work together to keep our community safe and healthy and reduce the spread of the virus in our region.

    Click the links below for documents related to the COVID 19 situation.

    City of La Center Emergency Management Plan

    Press Release - City Council Meetings

    Press Release - Emergency Proclaimation

    Press Release - City Operations

    Please email your comments to: Feedback; written comments may also be mailed to City Hall, at 210 E. 4th Street, La Center, WA 98629. All emails become part of the public record.

    The Brezee Creek Culvert Replacement & East 4th Street Widening Project


    Thank you for attending our virtual open house!
    Though we had hoped to meet with you in person, we are pleased to present this video overview of the project.

    As you learned, from now until next spring, the project team will continue to develop design plans for a new bridge, a Highland-Ivy traffic signal, and several corridor improvements. The City is currently seeking funds for construction, which is anticipated to begin in 2022 and last for about 18 months. We look forward to keeping you up to date on our progress!

    For a printable version of the information presented in the video, click here.

    See frequently asked questions about the project here.

    4th Street Widening Breeze Creek 100% Design

    About La Center


    Learn about our history – our City turned 112 years old in 2021. We appreciate having one of the lowest crime rates in Washington State. Visit our parks – La Center offers a plentiful supply of recreational activities, outstanding soccer and baseball fields, miles of hiking and biking trails, outdoor entertainment at our amphitheater, kayaking or canoeing on the East Fork Lewis River - all just a short walk from your front door.

    The La Center school system offers exceptional education opportunities boasting small class sizes, highly qualified staff, and a low employee turnover rate. Continuing education is readily available at many well-respected local, regional and state colleges and universities.

    While retaining the small town feel, we are working to expand the small, but growing, commercial and industrial areas. We believe in strong family values that are reflected in all aspects of our community. Spend some time and explore. We hope it will inspire you to visit or, better yet, become part of the La Center community.

    Discover La Center…..naturally.

    Please email your comments to: Feedback; written comments may also be mailed to City Hall, at 210 E. 4th Street, La Center, WA 98629. All emails become part of the public record.

    Events


    You can view events and meeting dates on the Calendar of Events page.