City Hall Days & Hours Changed Effective May 3, 2013
Please note that all offices at City Hall will operate on the following days and times, and are CLOSED ON FRIDAY!
City Clerk- 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, 8:00 AM to 2:45 PM (closed 11:00 to 11:30 for lunch) Officers will continue to be on patrol and on duty.
Public Utilities/Community Development- 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 equidistant, 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 6:30 pm on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.
The City Planning Commission meets regularly at 6:00 pm, on the third Tuesday of each 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 2010 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 $127,697,574 The City levied $242,823.11 in Property Taxes for its 2010 Budget; resulting in a tax rate of $1.90 per thousand dollars of assessed value.
There is a City Public Utility Tax. Current rates are 5% for water, sewer, electricity and telephone (which includes cell phones)
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NAPAVINE CELEBRATES 100 YEARS!
NAPAVINE, WA: An energetic group of citizens from the Napavine School District, City Council, Funtime Festival, and others have formed a Centennial Committee to make sure that the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of the city does not go unnoticed this year. They began meeting in March and invite other interested parties to join them at their meetings held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 5 pm at City Hall, 407 Birch Ave. SW, Napavine.
Napavine, originally incorporated on November 21, 1913, has grown to a population of 1790 people and is one of the fastest growing cities in Lewis County, projected to be the second largest by 2023. All of Lewis County is invited to join in the celebration. Please go to the "Events" tab to see details on scheduled events.
Mayme's Store and Centennial Headquarters
Mayme's Store will be open from July 13-27 in a small store front on 111 E. Washington St. in Napavine, directly across the street from the lot where Mayme Shaddock's original Variety Store stood. (Mayme had flaming red hair, owned the first TV in town, popped popcorn and invited all the neighbors over to watch the new shows and was loved by everyone in Napavine. The park on Second Avenue is named in her honor). The Centennial Mayme's Store honors her memory and will sell old-time candy, ice cream, gelato, and cold drinks. There will be order forms available to pre-order the Napavine Centennial Book, a collection of the history of the city, stories about early settlers and citizens, photos - old and new, and poetry and art work done by our students in the Napavine School District.
Greetings to All,
We would like to extend this invitation to you to serve on the Napavine Centennial Committee. This truly is the time to say "The More the Merrier". Each and every one of us has our own history and story(ies) to tell, albeit short-term or long-term, and you may know of others who have time, stories to share and energy to help out with this historical occasion for the community.
Council members Linda DiRienzo (Committee Chair) and Lionel Pinn have stepped forward to facilitate the committee and activities. Penny Jo Haney, City Clerk will serve as staff support to the group.
Please feel free to bring others who may be interested in participating in an important celebration for our city.
We only turn 100 once!
When: Committee Meets 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each monthTime: 5:00 p.m.Where: Napavine City Hall, 407 Birch Ave. NW
At your earliest convenience, please let Penny Jo (360.262.3547 x213 or firstname.lastname@example.org) know if you are interested to work on the centennial, and if you'll be able to attend the meetings. We look forward to having you involved.