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The City of Napavine, a community located in Lewis County, Washington, is situated essentially equal distance, or approximately 85 miles from Seattle, Washington, to the North and Portland, Oregon, to the South, on the Interstate 5 Corridor. It is the third largest City in Lewis County and has a population of just under 2000.
The City of Napavine has a Mayor-Council form of Government. The mayor and five (5) members of council are elected at-large and serve four-year terms. The City Council meets regularly at 6:00 pm on the Second and Fourth Tuesday of each month.
The City Planning Commission meets regularly at 6:00 pm, on the Second Monday of the month.
NAPAVINE IS 107 YEARS OLD!
The City of Napavine was incorporated in 1913, and celebrated its Centennial in 2013. There have been many changes through the years in leadership, staffing, citizens and residential and commercial growth. The one factor that has remained constant is the "small town, hometown sense of security and a great place to raise a family".
Thanks to All for Making Napavine a Great Community!
ACCEPTING LETTER OF INTEREST FOR COUNCIL POSITION #4 ~ Until February 14, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Noon)
The City of Napavine is seeking civic minded citizens who would like to serve as a Councilmember and represent the community by becoming involved in their local government. Position #4 is available, and the term of office would run from appointment by the Mayor and Councilmembers through December 31, 2021. The successor is required to file with Lewis County Elections and run in the next general election to complete the unexpired term. Councilmembers serve on a volunteer basis and candidates must be 18 years of age and provide verification of established residency within the Napavine city limits for one (1) year. Members need to be willing to commit to attending meetings on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. To apply please submit a letter stating your interest for applying and the areas of expertise you would bring to the City Council. Please submit to Sharri Salyers, City Clerk, City of Napavine, P.O. Box 810, Napavine WA 98565 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information please call 360.262.3547 ext. 213.
Napavine, originally incorporated on November 21, 1913, the population in 2013 was 1,795 people and has grown to 1,870 people in 2016 per the populations estimate by Washington State Office of Financial Management which is updated on April 1 and considered one of the fastest growing cities in Lewis County.
1913 Circa - Know these men?
The City and its Urban Growth Area encompass 4.08 square miles; twice the size it was nine years ago when the City initiated an aggressive annexation policy.
Annexation of the Exit 71 and Exit 72 areas gave Napavine the highly desired access to the I-5 corridor and to Highway 12 and Eastern Washington. These Exits are dense commercial and retail areas that are highly visible and well traveled. Napavine also has a railroad spur at the South end of the City that can provide additional freight and shipping options.
An Industrial/Commercial zoned area of 64.07 acres has been designated in Napavine's U.G.A. to the East of the railroad spur. Future plans include a roadway connecting this area on Woodard Road with Forest/Napavine Road and then to Rush Road to complete an integral transportation loop in and around the City and to both I-5 Interchanges.
There is also commercial/retail space available in the Napavine City Center on Second Avenue and along Washington Street. Both areas have been upgraded with widening, sidewalks, period street lighting and numerous on-street parking spaces.
The City of Napavine is served by two interchanges that cross the Interstate 5 Freeway. The main North-South Burlington-Northern Santa Fe Railroad route runs through the City.
The following figures are for the 2020 Budget Year. The Taxable Assessed Value of the City of Napavine (used only for the distribution of whatever taxes are set by the various taxing districts) was $194,938,319. The City levied $320,907.94 in Property Taxes for its 2020 Budget; resulting in a tax rate of $1.646202458533 per thousand dollars of assessed value.
There is a City Public Utility Tax. Current rates are 6% for water, sewer, electricity and telephone (which includes cell phones)