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2017 Professional Development Conference (Cle Elum) – Day 1

February 9, 2017 / conferences , professional-development , uncategorized / Comments Off on 2017 Professional Development Conference (Cle Elum) – Day 1

Pictures from the conference…

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Transportation & Public Works Legislative Update (2-6-17)

February 6, 2017 / 2017-leg-session , uncategorized / Comments Off on Transportation & Public Works Legislative Update (2-6-17)

HB 1538, regarding contract retainage and bonding, was heard last week in the House Capital Budget Committee.  The bill allows a subcontractor to post a performance bond, even if the contractor has chosen the retainage option for a contract.  We testified with concerns that having this option will create...

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Fish Barrier Removal Project Funding Needed

February 6, 2017 / 2017-leg-session , legislative , uncategorized / Comments Off on Fish Barrier Removal Project Funding Needed

The Department of Fish & Wildlife (DFW) estimates there are 35-40,000 man-made, complete and partial, fish passage barriers statewide in federal, state, county, city, tribal, railroad, and private ownership. State-owned fish barriers have received a lot of attention – and funding – in response to a federal court injunction...

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2017 NACE Annual Conference – Cincinnati

January 31, 2017 / nace-conference , uncategorized / Comments Off on 2017 NACE Annual Conference – Cincinnati

The National Association of County Engineers will hold its annual meeting and management & technical conference from April 9-13, in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Pierce County Engineer Brian Stacy will be conducting his final meetings as NACE President so we need a good turnout of WSACE members to give Brian a...

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Transportation & Public Works Legislative Update (1-30)

January 30, 2017 / 2017-leg-session , legislative , uncategorized / Comments Off on Transportation & Public Works Legislative Update (1-30)

HB 1367, which allows counties to provide funding for maintenance of private roads, was heard in the House Local Government Committee, where we testified in opposition.  The bill is on the committee schedule on February 2nd for executive hearing to be reported out. HB 1165, which changes the opt-in...

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