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Battle Ground Police Department Establishes New Online and Fingerprinting Service for CPL Applicants - 10/26/20

The Battle Ground Police Department has established a new online service for city of Battle Ground residents seeking to apply for a new or renewed Concealed Pistol License (CPL). 

The state required closure of the police station due to the COVID-19 pandemic made in-person applications and required fingerprinting for new applicants temporarily unavailable.  With the new service, applicants for a new CPL may apply, pay fees, and schedule an appointment for fingerprinting at the Battle Ground Police Department, all online.  Fingerprinting by scheduled appointment reduces COVID-19 health risks.   

Renewal CPL applicants may use the same online service, making the application and payment process more streamlined.

The Battle Ground Police Department CPL online application service, available at www.cityofbg.org/560/Concealed-Pistol-Licensing, is restricted to those who reside within Battle Ground city limits.  Residents who live in unincorporated areas of Battle Ground may apply for a CPL with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. 

Police Department staff are available at 360-342-5200 or online and are happy to answer any questions regarding residency or the CPL application process.  

City of Battle Ground Invites Public to Participate in Shoreline Master Program Review - 10/22/20

The City of Battle Ground is undertaking a periodic review of its Shoreline Master Program (SMP) as required by the Washington State Shoreline Management Act.  Areas within the city with a shorelines designation are located in the southeast quadrant of the city and border Salmon Creek.

The city adopted its current SMP in 2012. The focus of this periodic review is on consistency with changes to state law made since its adoption. The review will also address consistency with the city’s comprehensive plan and development regulations, and overall usability of the SMP.

The public is invited to review and engage with city staff and other stakeholders throughout the SMP review process. Project documents, meeting announcements, and other resources are posted to the city’s Shoreline Master Program website page at www.cityofbg.org/374/Shoreline-Master-Program.

A presentation on the Shorelines Master Program update will be held during the October 28th Planning Commission meeting.   Planning Commission meetings are always open to the public.  The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. and is held remotely via Zoom.  A meeting agenda with instructions on how to participate are available online at www.cityofbg.org/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_10282020-457.

Public meetings and review will continue into 2021, with a goal to adopt the updated SMP by June of 2021.

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Temporary Closure of SW Eaton Boulevard Starting October 26 (Photo) - 10/14/20

SW Eaton Boulevard, between South Parkway and SW 9th Street, will be closed to thru traffic beginning Monday, October 26 for a period of two-weeks.  A private contractor will be installing a sewer line across the roadway just east of the Maple Grove school, and has met all City requirements for the temporary closure and work within the public right-of-way.  Access to local traffic will remain open.

Thru westbound traffic will be detoured north onto S. Parkway then west onto Scotton Way.  Thru eastbound traffic will use SR-503 or SW 9th Avenue north then east onto Scotton Way.  Detour signage will be placed to assist travel.

Motorists should be aware of posted speed limits of 25mph on Scotton Way and SW 9th Avenue, and 30mph on S. Parkway.  Do not exceed the speed limit and drive attentively with safety in mind. 

Questions regarding the road closure may be directed to the city’s Engineering Department at 360-342-5070 or online at www.cityofbg.org/FormCenter/Public-Works-9/Contact-Us-Public-Works-Engineering-132.

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Halloween in the Park
Halloween in the Park
Battle Ground hosts Halloween in the Park drive-thru trick-or-treating (Photo) - 10/05/20

Battle Ground Parks and Recreation is keeping the tradition and spirit of Halloween alive with its family-friendly Halloween in the Park drive-thru trick-or-treat event at Kiwanis Park.

Ghosts, goblins, princesses, superheroes, cowboys/girls and costumed kids of all kinds are invited to drive-thru trick-or-treat at the park on Friday, October 30 between 3:00 and 5:00 pm.  Passenger kids in cars will be treated to a pre-packaged assortment of candies and goodies.

Kiwanis Park is located at 422 SW 2nd Avenue just two blocks west of S. Parkway.      

The drive-thru trick-or-treat event makes it possible for Battle Ground Parks & Recreation to host a Halloween celebration while also following Washington State Department of Health guidelines. 

Local businesses and organizations are invited to join the fun by sponsoring a monetary or in-kind donation.  More details are available by contacting Mattie Buckmiller, Recreation & Facilities Supervisor at 360-953-0932 or by email at uckmiller@cityofbg.org">mattie.buckmiller@cityofbg.org.

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City of Battle Ground Fire Marshal lifts recreational burn ban effective October 1 - 09/30/20

Fire Marshal Chris Drone has announced that the recreational burn ban in the city of Battle Ground, originally declared on September 8, is lifted effective October 1.  Recreational burning refers to campfires and fires in outdoor fireplaces or chimney-type devices.

The recent rainfall and a forecast calling for cooler temperatures has lowered fire danger levels.  Regardless of weather conditions, there is always the potential for fires to get out of control. One should exercise caution with any outdoor burning by observing regulations and requirements, remaining attentive, and following safety tips.

  • Recreational fires shall not be wider than 3 feet or taller than 2 feet and at least 25 feet away from structures or combustible materials.
  • Only firewood or charcoal may be used in a recreational fire
  • Never burn yard debris or trash.
  • Ensure that there is a mesh screen in place to keep ash and embers from escaping.
  • Keep a bucket of water or a charged garden hose nearby and ready.
  • The use of burn barrels is strictly prohibited.
  • Portable outdoor fireplaces are required to be used in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.

Residential burning and land clearing burning of vegetation, yard debris, or branches is always prohibited within Battle Ground city limits. Refer to the SWCAA Interactive Burn Map.

Those residing outside city limits in unincorporated areas of Battle Ground will find outdoor burning information and regulations on the Clark County Outdoor Burning website page.  

As the transition to colder weather begins, it is a good time to check furnaces, stoves and chimneys to ensure that they are clear and clean for safe use. Follow Heating Fire Safety tips to maintain a fire-safe home this fall and winter.