Arts Alive! La Conner
Meet the artists at Art's Alive! La Conner. The Artists Reception opens the annual art celebration on Friday, November 4th from 5-9pm at Maple Hall, 104 Commercial Street. The Featured Artist this year is Marla Baggetta. Olivia Farrell Quintet opens the evening festivities with jazz followed by Scarlet Locomotive. The Invitational Exhibition, Open Show and artist demonstrations continue at Maple Hall on Saturday, November 5th from 10-6pm and Sunday, from 10-4pm. Merchant exhibits will be held throughout town during the weekend. More information is available by selecting the following links:
Town Council Meeting
The next Town Council meeting will be held Tuesday, October 25th in Lower Maple Center. A special budget session will begin at 5pm followed by the regular meeting at 6pm. To view a copy of the meeting packet, please click here
The applicant has submitted Shoreline, Conditional Use, Variance, and Historic Design Review permit applications for redevelopment of the former Lighthouse/Palmer's property (now called The Galleria). During the previous comment period, it was brought to our attention there was an error in the Environmental Review section of the Notice of Application and Proposed Mitigated Determination of Non-Significance requiring the Town to reissue a new notice. The scope of the project and the proposed plans have not changed, but the comment period has been extended until October 26th at 4pm. The Planning Commission will review the proposals for recommendation to the Hearing Examiner on Tuesday, November 15th at 6pm in Maple Hall. The public hearing before the Hearing Examiner is scheduled for Tuesday, November 29th at 6pm in Maple Hall.
For further details regarding this project, please click on the following links:
Flood Protection Information
The Town of La Conner participates in the National Flood Insurance Program. To view links to flood protection information, please click on the following link: www.townoflaconner.org/planning-permits-codes.cfm
THE TOWN IS NOW ACCEPTING DEBIT & CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS
The town now accepts Debit, Credit and E-Check payments for utilities and facility rentals. Official Payments handles the transactions for the Town and can be reached by clicking here. Please note that a convenience fee will be charged on each transaction. To avoid the convenience fee, payment by check or cash is also accepted.
We are excited to announce that the La Conner waterfront boardwalk is now open! A special thanks goes out to OverSkagit for the scenic footage of the boardwalk and the ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating its opening. Please click on the link below to see our beautiful new boardwalk:
Walking Tour of La Conner's Historical Sites
The Town of La Conner has a very rich history, with many historic buildings located along the waterfront and the hill area, and also throughout town. For photos and a historical description of each building, please click here.
Conner Waterfront Park
The Park Commission is seeking donations for an exciting new project! They have plans to develop the new Conner Waterfront Park, which will be located on the south side of town just below Pioneer Park. When the park is completed it will have a kid's playground area, covered picnic shelter, bbq pits and tables, restrooms, kayak launch area, and a tidal pool.
If you would like to contribute to the park project or have any questions, please contact Town Administrator John Doyle, at (360) 466-3125, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Biosolids Compost Study
Washington State University recently conducted a research project which surveyed Skagit County residents opinions about local reuse and recycling of biosolids compost. To view the analysis, please select the following links:
Infrastructure Improvement Manual
To view the Town of La Conner's Infrastructure Improvement Manual Section E Specs & Details, please click here.
Small Works Roster and Consultant Roster
The Town of La Conner is a member of MRSC Rosters, an online shared Small Public Works Contractor Roster and Consultant Services Roster for local governments in Washington State, including the Town of La Conner. Contractors and Consultants can be considered by the Town of La Conner by registering on their roster at the following link: http://www.mrscrosters.org/
The Town of La Conner will no longer maintain Small Works and Consultant rosters separate from those provided by MRSC.
Walking Trails Map
To encourage pedestrian travel and promote community health, La Conner now has a Walking Trails Map with color-coded routes ranging from 1/4 to 2 1/4 miles throughout the Town. To guide walkers, each route has a coordinating symbol which is conveniently painted on the sidewalks and streets. A special thanks to Kahneesha Casey, Kaleb Parker, Blaine Navasie and Mackenzie Fryman for designing the symbols! To access the map please click on La Conner Walking Trails Map. If you would rather pick up a copy, feel free to stop by Town Hall, the Chamber of Commerce or La Conner Weekly News.
Consumer Confidence Report
The La Conner Public Works Department issued their 2015 Consumer Confidence Report addressing water quality and conservation. To view the complete report please click here. For specific questions, please contact Public Works Director Brian Lease, at (360) 466-3933.
Memorial Bench Program
The Town of La Conner Park Commission is pleased to announce a Memorial Bench program available to residents of La Conner, Shelter Bay, the Swinomish Reservation, and others with ties to the area. To view the memorial bench brochure please click here.
If you would like additional information regarding the purchase of a bench to honor a family or a loved one, please contact La Conner Town Hall at (360) 466-3125.
Final Recommendations of Envision Skagit 2060
To view the Envision Skagit 2060 Citizen Committee Final Recommendations please click here.
Climate Change Action Plan
The Town recently joined other local and worldwide governments in making a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, through adoption of a Greenhouse Gas Inventory & Proposed Climate Action Plan. To view the Town's plan, please click on the above link.
Swinomish Climate Change Initiative
The Town of La Conner is a participant, along with the community of Shelter Bay, the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group, and Skagit County, in the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community's study of a wide range of potential climate change impacts to the Swinomish reservation, including sea level rise and impacts to upland communities and forest lands. Click on the following link the view the Climate Change Impact Assessment Technical Report
Lodging Tax Advisory Committee
To view the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee meeting minutes, please click here.
Wastewater Advisory Board Minutes
To view the Wastewater Advisory Board (WAB) minutes, please click here.