Mill Creek Streambank Stabilization Project Bids

Mill Creek Bank Stabilization Project
ECA #2020045

Sealed Bids for the Mill Creek Bank Stabilization Project will be received by the City of Washington at Washington City Hall (301 C Street), until 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2020, at which time the bids received will be publicly opened and read.  Bids received after the scheduled time and date will be returned unopened.

Bid documents may be viewed below or picked up at City Hall, 301 C Street, Washington, KS  66968. A fee of $15 will be charged for mailed bid documents and $5 will be charged for printed bid documents picked up at City Hall. Call 785/325-2284 to request printed and/or mailed bid documents.

There will be a site showing to provide an overview of the project and answer any questions on Wednesday, March 4th at 10 a.m. at the project site located approximately one-half mile west on Scout Avenue from the intersection of K15 and Scout Avenue.

Requirements for bid, performance, labor, materials, bid and performance bonds, product liability coverage warranty and liability and worker’s compensation insurance are in the bid documents.

The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any irregularities therein.

Bid Packet
City of Washington Responsibilities Plans
Contractor Responsibilities Plans

City of Washington Suspends 2020 Curb and Gutter and Sidewalk Programs

City of Washington has two large-scale capital improvement projects in progress within the City of Washington, the water line replacement project and the final phase of B Street reconstruction. 

Since both of these projects have the potential to impact sidewalks and curb and gutters, the City Council has suspended the Curb & Gutter and the Sidewalk Program for the 2020 year.  Council will reevaluate early next year for the 2021 program year.


B Street Construction Bids

The City of Washington is seeking bids for a single general contract for construction of B Street Reconstruction having the following approximate major quantities of work: 4883 SY of 8 Inch Concrete Pavement with AB-3 Base, 3100 LF of Curb & Gutter, 412 SY of Sidewalk and Ramps, 94 LF of RCB and wingwalls, 10 storm sewer inlets, 3 drain basins,
760 LF of Storm Sewer, 4 Sanitary Manhole Replacements, 80 LF of PVC Waterline, and all other incidental and appurtenant work as shown and specified. Bid deadline 2 pm Thursday, February 27, 2020.

Invitation to Bid may be downloaded here.


Computer Bids

The City of Washington, Kansas, is inviting sealed bids for computers, printers, and setup/installation onto the existing network, transfer of files.

Bids will be received at the City Clerk’s Office, P.O. Box 296, 301 C Street, Washington, Kansas 66968, until 1:00 pm on Monday, February 24, 2020. All bids should be sealed in an envelope with “Computers” clearly printed on the outside of the envelope.  Electronic bids will be accepted if submitted directly to City Clerk Denise M. Powell at prior to the bid deadline. A bid packet may be obtained at City Hall or downloaded below.

Bid Packet



City of Washington is accepting applications for Summer Help, 18+ years old preferred, but will consider 16-17 year old applicants. Applications available at City of Washington, P.O. Box 296, 301 C Street, Washington, KS 66968, or download below.  Applications due by February 20, 2020.  EOE

City of Washington is taking applications for Pool Manager, Assistant Manager and Lifeguards. Applicants must be certified in lifesaving through American Red Cross or equivalent. The City will reimburse half the cost of training per complete season of service.  

Applications available at City of Washington, P.O. Box 296, 301 C Street, Washington, KS 66968, or   Applications due by February 20, 2020. EOE

Job application

Pool Manager job description

Assistant Pool Manager job description

Lifeguard job description

Summer Help job description

City of Washington Submits Final Payment of Swimming Pool Revenue Bonds Ten Years Early

In June 2006, the Washington Swimming Pool committee began exploring options to replace the existing swimming pool, which was over 50 years old, and suffering from significant deterioration.  Initial committee members were Lila Keesecker, Denise Powell, Dan Thalmann, Traci Hattesohl, Roxanne Schottel, Caroline Scoville, and then-City Administrator Tim Schook as technical advisor.

The final cost of the project was $1,070,000.00, and was financed by a 1% retailer’s sales tax, as approved by voters at the April 7, 2009, general election.  The City Council chose to issue revenue bonds to finance the project over a period of 20 years. 

City Council directed the proceeds from the sales tax be used to pay the costs of the City swimming pool project, as well as street and other public infrastructure projects in the City.

Actual sales tax revenue exceeded initial projections, which allowed the City Council to approve the final payment January 7, 2019, in the amount of $795,442.50 on the revenue bonds a full ten years early.

The Washington City Council should be commended for their dedication to pursuing this project to enhance the quality of life for the community.


2019 CCR Water Report

You may view or download the City of Washington 2019 Consumer Cofidence Report covering calendar year 2018.

This report is a snapshot of the quality of water that was provided by the City of Washington last year. 


The City of Washington would like to remind all property owners and sewer utility customers that the City of Washington is responsible for the sewer main lines.  The property owner is responsible for the lateral and the tap. 

Due to the purchase of the sewer camera system for the city’s sewer mains, staff has noticed numerous privately-owned sewer taps which are displaying root intrusion.  Once these root intrusions invade the city sewer mains, it causes problems and backups on the mains as well as for the property owner. 

Sewer maintenance can help prevent sewer backup problems.  Maintenance measures, including flushing a root killer product, such as Root-X, down the toilet twice a year, can help break up and prevent unnecessary root growth.  This could save costly digging and repair expense.

Also, when the City of Washington is responding to requests for utility locates, as provided through the Kansas One-Call Service, the city will only locate city-owned utilities, up to and including the sewer main.  The City cannot and will not locate privately owned sewer lines from the main to the property.

For a list of what NOT to flush down your sewer, please see the press release below.

What NOT to Flush!!

To view more information on what NOT to flush down your sewer, please click here.


In order to operate an ATV, golf cart, micro-utility truck or work-site utility vehicle within the city limits of the City of Washington, you must purchase a permit at City Hall.


The City Council has established guidelines and permit requirements which allow for citizens to use portable outdoor fireplaces, aka "fire pits", inside the city limits.

There is no cost for the permit. Permits may be downloaded here or picked up at City Hall. Guidelines for use may be downloaded here or picked up at City Hall.

Please complete permit and return to City Hall prior to using any portable outdoor fireplace or "fire pit".


Now Accepting Debit/Credit Cards

You can now pay your City of Washington account with debit/credit cards or electronic checks in person or online. Convenience fees will apply. Click here for details. Payments take approximately 48 hours to process. If your payment is not deposited into the City's account by the due date, penalties will be applied to your bill.


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