Public Notices

Notice of Application and Public Hearing - CUP 18-01

posted May 3, 2018, 3:49 PM by Rob White

The City of Ruston will hold a public hearing before the Hearing Examiner on May 29, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, on a Conditional Use Permit request (CUP 18-01) submitted by Jennifer Jensen, which seeks to allow use of the upper floor of an existing detached garage as an accessory dwelling and short term rental (AirBnb) at 5330 N Highland Street, Ruston, WA 98407.

All members of the public may provide testimony on the proposal during the public hearing or you may submit written comments prior to the public hearing, which will be held in the City Council Chambers and Community Center at 5219 N Shirley Street, Ruston, WA.  If you would like to view a copy of the application materials, you may access them on line by clicking the link below.


Public comments or questions may be submitted in writing to Rob White, Planning Director by e-mail at robw@rustonwa.org, or by mail at 5117 North Winnifred, Ruston, WA 98407, up until the time of the close of the public hearing.  Verbal testimony will be accepted at the public hearing.

Notice of Application, Public Hearing and SEPA Determination - VAR 18-01

posted May 2, 2018, 1:53 PM by Rob White   [ updated May 2, 2018, 1:57 PM ]

The City of Ruston will hold a public hearing before the Hearing Examiner on May 29, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, on a Variance request (VAR 18-01) submitted by Navroop Sidhu, which seeks to allow construction of a single family residence at 5006 N Orchard Street, Ruston, WA 98407 without being required to comply with setback and garage placement requirements of the Residential (RES) Zone.  The City of Ruston also issued a SEPA Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) for the project.  All members of the public may provide testimony on the proposal during the public hearing or you may submit written comments prior to the public hearing, which will be held in the City Council Chambers and Community Center at 5219 N Shirley Street, Ruston, WA.  If you would like to view a copy of the application materials, you may access them at the following link:


Public comments or questions may be submitted in writing to Rob White, Planning Director by e-mail at robw@rustonwa.org, or by mail at 5117 North Winnifred, Ruston, WA 98407, up until the time of the close of the public hearing.  Verbal testimony will be accepted at the public hearing.

Notice of Application and Public Hearing - VAR 17-02

posted Jan 10, 2018, 5:07 PM by Rob White

The City of Ruston will hold a public hearing before the Hearing Examiner on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, on a Variance request submitted by David Baumgardner, which proposes to reduce the side yard setback in order to construct a single family residence in the Residential (RES) zone at 5105 N Court Street.

The public hearing will be held at the Ruston Community Center located at 5219 North Shirley Street, Ruston, WA 98407.  All members of the public may provide testimony on the proposal during the public hearing or you may submit written comments prior to the public hearing.  If you would like to view a copy of the application materials, including the proposed site plan, you will find them on line at the following link: VAR 17-02.

Public comments or questions may be submitted in writing to Rob White, Planning Director by e-mail at robw@rustonwa.org, or by mail at 5117 North Winnifred, Ruston, WA 98407, up until the time of the close of the public hearing.  Verbal testimony will be accepted at the public hearing.

Reopen - Request for Statement of Qualifications - On Call Civil Engineering Services

posted Nov 29, 2017, 5:24 PM by Town Clerk

CITY OF RUSTON 

Notice is hereby given that Statements of Qualifications (SOQ’s) will be accepted by the City of Ruston for On-Call Civil Engineering Services.

 Scope of Work:

The person/firm must have experience/essential skills in the following services: surveying and mapping; civil engineering; geological/geotechnical; water/wastewater/stormwater/drainage; street and roadway; traffic/transportation; site planning/permitting/development plan review; environmental documentation; CADD; utility services and rate analysis; preparation of construction plans and specifications (bid documents); estimating; construction support; engineering support to City’s Operations Department.

 

Instructions and Selection Criteria:

SOQ’S should be prepared simply and economically, providing a straightforward, concise description of provider capabilities to satisfy the requirements of the request and include evidence of insurance coverage as specified by the City Attorney.

The City will evaluate the proposals submitted and will select the most qualified person/firm on the basis of demonstrated competence and qualifications for the type of professional services required.

Selection Criteria includes: responsiveness to the request as related to the scope of work described herein; the ability and history of successfully completing services of this type, performance data, references, and key personnel; experience with Ruston and/or similar sized cities.

The City reserves the right to; reject any and all responses, waive minor irregularities in any responses submitted; request clarification of information submitted; and to request additional information from any person/firm that submits a response. The City reserves the right to award any contract to the next most qualified contractor if the successful contractor does not execute a contract within thirty (30) days after the selection of the most qualified contractor.

Any proposal may be withdrawn up to the date and time set below for the opening of the proposals. Upon selection of the most qualified person/firm, the City will negotiate in good faith for a price for the contractor’s services which is fair and reasonable. If the City is unable to negotiate a satisfactory contract with the person/firm selected, negotiations with that person/firm will terminate and the City may select the next most qualified person/firm. The contract resulting from acceptance by the City of a proposal shall be in a form supplied or approved by the City, and shall reflect the specifications in this SOQ. The City reserves the right to reject any proposed agreement or contract that does not conform to the specifications contained in this SOQ, and which is not approved by the City Attorney.

The City shall not be responsible for any costs incurred by the person/firm in preparing, submitting or presenting its response to the SOQ.

Deadline for Submission:

SOQ’s must be received no later than 5:00 PM on December 11, 2017 and may be submitted by e-mail to or by U.S. Mail to the City Clerk at: 

                                                                    City of Ruston
                                                                  Attn: Judy Grams
                                                             5117 N. Winnifred Street
                                                                Ruston, WA  98407
                                                          townclerk@rustonwa.org
                                                                  (253) 759-3544

Request for Proposals for Prosecution and Litigation Services

posted Nov 29, 2017, 5:22 PM by Town Clerk

CITY OF RUSTON

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR PROSECUTION

AND LITIGATION SERVICES

 

The City of Ruston, Washington (“City”) is requesting proposals from attorneys interested in providing prosecution and litigation services described below.

SCOPE OF SERVICES

The City has a contract City Attorney, who is responsible for and manages the City’s legal affairs. The services that are the subject of this RFP fall into two categories: criminal prosecution in municipal court (including infractions) and civil infraction hearings. Proposers may be individuals, law firms, or public law offices. These contracted services are intended to begin upon contract finalization.

1. Criminal Prosecution

The attorney selected as prosecutor will be responsible for all aspects of prosecution in the Ruston Municipal Court, including:

  • ·       Making filing decisions on criminal cases, with input from City of Ruston police;
  • ·       Advising City police on the conduct of investigations, trial preparation, seizures, and related matters;
  • ·       Interviewing witnesses and victims of crimes;
  • ·       Advising victims regarding their rights and responsibilities;
  • ·       Representing the City at arraignments, pretrial hearings, bench and jury trials, and review hearings and appeals in connection with criminal misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor cases and certain contested infraction matters;
  • ·       Making appropriate sentencing recommendations and decisions to the court;
  • ·       Preparing and presenting legal memoranda, subpoenas, jury instructions, and other related materials, including handling any resulting appeals;
  • ·       Providing legal research, training, and assistance to City police in criminal matters, including statutory interpretation, enforcement issues, and case decisions; and
  • ·       Creating and maintaining appropriate files.

2. Litigation of Civil Infractions

In addition to Prosecution Services, the City may have an occasional civil infraction matter to be filed and heard in the Municipal Court.  In such case, the attorney selected will also be expected to represent the City in the Municipal Court hearings for civil infractions, including preparing the infraction filings, gathering evidence and representing the City at the hearing and handling any resulting appeal.  The City Attorney handles all civil code enforcement, so this work may involve working with the City Attorney.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

The attorney shall be licensed in the State of Washington. Five or more years of experience is preferred, including significant trial experience and criminal experience. Experience in providing the type of services described above is highly desirable.

COMPENSATION

The City and any attorney selected for these services will enter into a professional services agreement which will address compensation. Proposals must clearly set forth the fees or fee structure (e.g., hourly rate, monthly retainer, per-case fee) to be charged for the proposed services.

SELECTION PROCESS

All proposals will be reviewed and screened by the Mayor with the assistance of the City Attorney. Proposals will be evaluated by considering the attorney’s quality of experience, the strength of the approach described in the proposal, and the cost to the City. Finalists may be invited for interviews, after which the Mayor intends to make a recommendation to the City Council for its approval.

INSTRUCTIONS TO REPLY TO THIS REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

To reply to this RFP, please submit a proposal of no more than five pages stating:

  1. The proposer’s professional qualifications;
  2. The proposer’s understanding of the type and level of services needed;
  3. The proposer’s intended approach to providing the services (including the level of City support anticipated); and
  4. Outlining the proposed compensation structure for those services.

 

The proposal must also include contact information for three professional references. All materials shall be submitted in one packet and submitted to:

 

City Clerk

City of Ruston

5117 N. Winnifred Street

Ruston, WA 98407

 

ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 5:00 P.M. ON

December 11, 2017.

 

At the City’s discretion, proposals submitted after the due date and time may be considered. Proposers accept all risks of late delivery of mailed proposals.

 

Request for Statement of Qualifications - On Call Electrical Engineering Services

posted Sep 27, 2017, 1:54 PM by Town Clerk


City of Ruston

Notice is hereby given that Statements of Qualifications (SOQ’s) will be accepted by the City of Ruston for On-Call Electrical Engineering Services.

Scope of Work:

The person/firm must have experience/essential skills in the following services: surveying and mapping; civil engineering; geological/geotechnical; water/wastewater/stormwater/drainage; street and roadway; traffic/transportation; site planning/permitting/development plan review; environmental documentation; CADD; utility services and rate analysis; preparation of construction plans and specifications (bid documents); estimating; construction support; engineering support to City’s Operations Department.


Instructions and Selection Criteria:

SOQ’S should be prepared simply and economically, providing a straightforward, concise description of provider capabilities to satisfy the requirements of the request and include evidence of insurance coverage as specified by the City Attorney.

The City will evaluate the proposals submitted and will select the most qualified person/firm on the basis of demonstrated competence and qualifications for the type of professional services required.

Selection Criteria includes: responsiveness to the request as related to the scope of work described herein; the ability and history of successfully completing services of this type, performance data, references, and key personnel; experience with Ruston and/or similar sized cities.

The City reserves the right to; reject any and all responses, waive minor irregularities in any responses submitted; request clarification of information submitted; and to request additional information from any person/firm that submits a response. The City reserves the right to award any contract to the next most qualified contractor if the successful contractor does not execute a contract within thirty (30) days after the selection of the most qualified contractor.

Any proposal may be withdrawn up to the date and time set below for the opening of the proposals. Upon selection of the most qualified person/firm, the City will negotiate in good faith for a price for the contractor’s services which is fair and reasonable. If the City is unable to negotiate a satisfactory contract with the person/firm selected, negotiations with that person/firm will terminate and the City may select the next most qualified person/firm. The contract resulting from acceptance by the City of a proposal shall be in a form supplied or approved by the City, and shall reflect the specifications in this SOQ. The City reserves the right to reject any proposed agreement or contract that does not conform to the specifications contained in this SOQ, and which is not approved by the City Attorney.

The City shall not be responsible for any costs incurred by the person/firm in preparing, submitting or presenting its response to the SOQ.

Deadline for Submission:

SOQ’s must be received no later than 5:00 PM on October 20, 2017 and may be submitted by e-mail to or by U.S. Mail to the City Clerk at:

City of Ruston
Attn: Judy Grams
5117 N. Winnifred Street
Ruston, WA 98407
townclerk@rustonwa.org
(253) 759-3544

 


Request for Statement of Qualifications - On Call Civil Engineering Services

posted Sep 27, 2017, 1:30 PM by Town Clerk   [ updated Sep 27, 2017, 1:59 PM ]

CITY OF RUSTON 

Notice is hereby given that Statements of Qualifications (SOQ’s) will be accepted by the City of Ruston for On-Call Civil Engineering Services.

 Scope of Work:

The person/firm must have experience/essential skills in the following services: surveying and mapping; civil engineering; geological/geotechnical; water/wastewater/stormwater/drainage; street and roadway; traffic/transportation; site planning/permitting/development plan review; environmental documentation; CADD; utility services and rate analysis; preparation of construction plans and specifications (bid documents); estimating; construction support; engineering support to City’s Operations Department.

 

Instructions and Selection Criteria:

SOQ’S should be prepared simply and economically, providing a straightforward, concise description of provider capabilities to satisfy the requirements of the request and include evidence of insurance coverage as specified by the City Attorney.

The City will evaluate the proposals submitted and will select the most qualified person/firm on the basis of demonstrated competence and qualifications for the type of professional services required.

Selection Criteria includes: responsiveness to the request as related to the scope of work described herein; the ability and history of successfully completing services of this type, performance data, references, and key personnel; experience with Ruston and/or similar sized cities.

The City reserves the right to; reject any and all responses, waive minor irregularities in any responses submitted; request clarification of information submitted; and to request additional information from any person/firm that submits a response. The City reserves the right to award any contract to the next most qualified contractor if the successful contractor does not execute a contract within thirty (30) days after the selection of the most qualified contractor.

Any proposal may be withdrawn up to the date and time set below for the opening of the proposals. Upon selection of the most qualified person/firm, the City will negotiate in good faith for a price for the contractor’s services which is fair and reasonable. If the City is unable to negotiate a satisfactory contract with the person/firm selected, negotiations with that person/firm will terminate and the City may select the next most qualified person/firm. The contract resulting from acceptance by the City of a proposal shall be in a form supplied or approved by the City, and shall reflect the specifications in this SOQ. The City reserves the right to reject any proposed agreement or contract that does not conform to the specifications contained in this SOQ, and which is not approved by the City Attorney.

The City shall not be responsible for any costs incurred by the person/firm in preparing, submitting or presenting its response to the SOQ.

Deadline for Submission:

SOQ’s must be received no later than 5:00 PM on October 20, 2017 and may be submitted by e-mail to or by U.S. Mail to the City Clerk at: 

                                                                    City of Ruston
                                                                  Attn: Judy Grams
                                                             5117 N. Winnifred Street
                                                                Ruston, WA  98407
                                                          townclerk@rustonwa.org
                                                                  (253) 759-3544

Notice of Public Hearing

posted Jun 22, 2017, 10:55 AM by Town Clerk   [ updated Jun 22, 2017, 10:56 AM ]

The City Council of the City of Ruston will hold a public hearing on July 5, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, on Resolution  No. 657, regarding adoption of an updated 6-Year Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP).  All members of the public may provide testimony on the proposal during the public hearing or you may submit written comments prior to the public hearing.  Copies of pertinent documents are available on line at www.rustonwa.org or by contacting the City Clerk at (253) 759-3544.

Public comments or questions may be submitted in writing to Judy Grams, City Clerk by e-mail at townclerk@rustonwa.org,  or by mail at 5117 North Winnifred, Ruston, WA 98407, up until the time of the close of the public hearing.  Verbal testimony will be accepted at the public hearing.

Metro Parks - Point Defiance Park Entrance Construction

posted May 24, 2017, 12:11 PM by Town Clerk

Metro Parks sent the letter notification dated May 15, 2017 below:

May 15, 2017

Subject:    Point Defiance Park Entrance Construction
Project:     Point Defiance Park – Waterfront Phase 1 Improvements - Roundabout Entry
Location:   Intersection of North Pearl St., North Park Ave, Roberts Garden Road and North Waterfront Drive

Dear Resident or Property Owner

This letter is to inform you that Metro Parks Tacoma is finalizing plans for improvements to the entrance to Point Defiance Park consistent with recommendations of the 2015 Point Defiance Park Master Plan Update. The improvements include construction of a roundabout that will more efficiently and safely manage traffic going to and from the park, boat launch, and ferry landing. Other improvements include a sign welcoming visitors to the signature park; a secondary roundabout at the entrance to the boat trailer parking lot; and associated roadway, sidewalk, utility and landscape enhancements.

According to the current schedule, construction work is anticipated to begin as early as July 2017 and last for approximately six months, weather dependent.

Temporary detours will be provided to keep the intersection open throughout the construction process.

In addition, this letter serves to inform you that intersection design standards will result in the permanent elimination of vehicular access to Pearl Street from North Park Avenue from both east and west.

Two community meetings have been scheduled to review the project, answer questions, and to discuss the impacts of construction and the benefits upon completion. Those meetings are scheduled to be held:
    • May 30, 2017, Mary Joyce Community Center, 5219 N. Shirley Street, Ruston, noon – 2 pm
    • June 6, 2017, Point Defiance Pagoda, 5801 Trolley Lane, Tacoma, 6 – 8 pm

We encourage you to attend one or both of these meetings to learn more details about the project, ask any questions you may have, and hear the questions asked by others.

You can also contact us directly by phone or email by directing your questions to Michael Thompson, Public Information Manager, at (253) 305-1092 or electronically to michaelt@tacomaparks.com.

Respectfully,
Michael Thompson
Public Information Manager

Notice of Application and Public Hearing - VAR 17-01

posted May 24, 2017, 8:02 AM by Rob White

The City of Ruston will hold a public hearing before the Hearing Examiner on June 8, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, on a Variance request submitted by John Gibson, which proposes to reduce the rear yard setback in order to construct a residential live-work project in the Commercial zone at 5336 North 52nd Street.

The public hearing will be held at the Ruston Community Center located at 5219 North Shirley Street, Ruston, WA 98407.  All members of the public may provide testimony on the proposal during the public hearing or you may submit written comments prior to the public hearing.  If you would like to view a copy of the application materials, including the proposed site plan, you will find them at the following link: 

VAR 17-01

Public comments or questions may be submitted in writing to Rob White, Planning Director by e-mail at robw@rustonwa.org, or by mail at 5117 North Winnifred, Ruston, WA 98407, up until the time of the close of the public hearing.  Verbal testimony will be accepted at the public hearing.

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