Warden residents invited to participate in comprehensive plan update

| March 17, 2020 8:48 PM

WARDEN — The city of Warden is working on updating its comprehensive plan, according to Kriss Shuler, Warden city administrator. The comprehensive plan states the city’s policies and goals regarding how it wants to develop.

During a regular meeting Tuesday, March 11, the Warden City Council approved an agreement with Plan It Consulting to work on the comprehensive plan.

As part of the plan, public participation is requested. The first public meeting for the comprehensive plan will be held on Wednesday, March 25, at 6 p.m. at the Warden council chambers, at 201 S. Ash.

In other business, the council approved the lease of farm ground owned by the city to Viterra, a company that makes canola oil in Warden. As part of its Department of Ecology permit, Viterra is required to land-apply its byproduct wastewater. Renting the field allows Viterra to fulfill the permit. The lease expires Nov. 15, 2027.

The council also approved a proposal to have the Washington State Department of Transportation restripe city streets.

“We will send them a map of the streets that we want them to do,” Shuler said.

The restriping usually happens in the summer when the DOT is restriping its own roads.