City of Napavine407 Birch Ave. SWP.O. Box 810Napavine, WA 98565(360) 262-3547 - Phone(360) 262-9199 - Faxwww.cityofnapavine.com
City Hall Offices Are Opened Monday - Thursday (Closed Friday), 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (Closed Noon to 1:00 pm)
City Clerk- Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (closed Noon to 1:00 for lunch)
Community Development- Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM to 5::00 PM (closed Noon to 1:00 for lunch)
Court- Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (closed Noon to 1:00 for lunch)
Police - Monday-Thursday, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (closed Noon - 12:30 for lunch) Officers will continue to be on patrol and on duty.
Public Works/Utilities- Monday - Thursday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (closed Noon to 1:00 for lunch)
City Treasurer - Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (closed Noon to 1:00 for lunch)
The City of Napavine, a community located in Lewis County, Washington, is situated essentially equal distant, 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 Third Tuesday of each month.
The City Planning Commission meets regularly at 6:00 pm, on the Monday immediately preceding the first Council meeting of the month.
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 2017 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 $139,647,654 The City levied $291,221.63 in Property Taxes for its 2017 Budget; resulting in a tax rate of $2.0854 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)
1913 Circa - Know these men?
NAPAVINE IS 103 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!
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.
This is a wonderful story about a young boy and the goodness of peace officers in our city.
Logan and his mom brought a bike into City Hall that he had found outside of his home. He said that he'd taken it to school that day to see if he could get it back to its owner, but nobody claimed it. The bike had seen better days and needed repairs but Logan asked how long it would take before maybe he could have the bike if no one claimed it. We didn't have that answer but told him that the bike would be turned over to the Police Department and that the Chief would be in contact with him.
Once the Police Chief was aware of this, he wasn't satisfied in making the young boy wait. Given the goodness of Logan's actions, the Chief said he was going to buy him a new bike out of his own pocket, and that's what he did as you can see from the picture.
Logan was thrilled with his new bike, and the rest of us will remember his actions for a long time!