City of Washington Seeking Bids for Aerial Bucket Truck

The City of Washington, Kansas, is inviting sealed bids for the purchase of one (1) Aerial Bucket Truck.

Sealed proposals will be received at the City Clerk’s Office, P.O. Box 296, 301 C Street, Washington, Kansas 66968, until 1:00pm on Friday, March 15, 2019. All bids should be sealed in an envelope with “Aerial Bucket Truck” clearly printed on the outside of the envelope.  Faxed or emailed bids will not be accepted.  Bids received later than specified hour and date shall be returned unopened.  Bid packet may be downloaded below.

Aerial Bucket Truck Bid Packet

2019 Levelized Pay Program


If you are interested in participating in the City of Washington Levelized Pay Program, you must be placed on the list by March 15!

Contact Lorie at 785-325-2284 or stop by City Hall to be included on the list. 

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 Sidewalk, Curb & Gutter, & Housing Demolition Program Applications

City of Washington is now accepting applications for the 2019 Sidewalk Program, Curb & Gutter Program, and Housing Demolition Program. 

The application packets can be downloaded below or picked up at City Hall.

Applications will be due no later than 5 p.m. February 26, 2019.

Sidewalk Program Packet

Curb & Gutter Packet

Housing Demolition Packet

City of Washington Accepting Applications

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 downloaded below.   Applications due by February 18, 2019.  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 year of service.   Applications available at City of Washington, P.O. Box 296, 301 C Street, Washington, KS 66968, or downloaded below.   Applications due by February 18, 2019. EOE

Job Application

Job Descriptions
Summer Help
Pool Manager
Pool Assistant Manager

First Impressions Program

Washington Chamber of Commerce, along with the Washington City Council, participated in the K-State Research & Extension First Impressions Program. The program matches similar communities and participants visit the communities and report on their "First Impression" of the community visited.

On Tuesday, November 27, a public meeting was held, and Nancy Daniels, K-State Research & Extension, presented the information receivedfrom the visitors. The report and presentation are below.

Washington First Impressions Presentation

Washington First Impressions Report


2018 CCR Water Report

You may view or download the City of Washington 2018 Consumer Cofidence Report covering calendar year 2017.

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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