There are Level 2 evacuations in place for the Jones Bay community south of Osborn Bay, east of SR155. This is about three miles south of Electric City, Washington. A Level 2 evacuation means to 'get set', because the fire is growing or spreading.
The Grant County Sheriff's Office are also going door-to-door to let residents know of the evacuations.
As our state continues to experience the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, Grant County Public Works will be taking the necessary measures by following the recommendations from local, state, and federal officials in regard to social distancing.
All Grant County Public Works offices are open.
Employees will still be reporting to work and continuing their day-to-day job duties. We have installed a “Drive-Up Drop Box” located in front of our Public Works Administration building. This will allow the public to drop off permits, plans, and plats.
To protect our community and staff we encourage communication by phone, email, and appointments.
Effective immediately, we will not be scheduling the Public Meeting room for use. Per Proclamation 20-14: Reduction of Statewide limits on gatherings. If your agency or non-profit organization has a Public Meeting room scheduled, our office will be contacting you. We will revisit scheduling as new recommendations become available.
The Public Works Department's primary responsibility is to maintain the County Road system by:
- Asphalt Overlays
- Bridge Maintenance
- Road Grading
- Seal Coating
- Sign Maintenance
- Snow Removal
Public Works also performs small construction projects by County forces and a variety of drainage projects throughout Grant County. Larger construction projects are open to the public for bid and contracted outside the department.
Public Works provides information on:
- County roads and bridges
- Dust oil palliative permits
- Oversize and overweight motor vehicle permits
- Permits for access to County roads and culvert placement
- Work in the right-of-way
We also coordinate with other County departments on development review.
If you have addressing or setback questions, please contact Development Services/Building Department.
The department consists of over 110 full and part-time employees responsible for:
- Administrative Operations
- Motor Pool
- Road Maintenance
- Solid Waste
Grant County currently has surplus vehicles for sale; details on how to purchase the vehicles are available at the Vehicles Public Surplus website. Public Surplus
Additionally, please check out the 2021 Resolution Declaring Surplus Property (PDF).
Extended Ephrata Landfill Hours starting Saturday, May 15th
Grant County announces that the Ephrata Landfill will extend the operating hours on Saturdays only. Effective May 15, 2021, the landfill will be open from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. The operating hours will remain 7:30 am to 3:00 pm on Monday through Friday. The landfill is closed on Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
For more information, contact the Ephrata Landfill at 754-4319.