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Residents from around the county wanted it. The County Board of Commissions put the draft ordinance up for an advisory vote by the public and it overwhelmingly passed in November of 2015. Residents are welcome to read the full Solid Waste Ordinance (PDF).
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Visit the Building & Planning Page and review the Frequently Asked Questions.
The incorporated Town of Cathlamet has zoning. Reference Title 19 Zoning Town of Cathlamet for more information. Use this link to access the Wahkiakum County GIS Map and click on the checkbox next to “Zoning for the Town of Cathlamet”, and the area for zoning will appear. If you click on a parcel a pop-up window will appear with display information about the parcel including “Zoning for the Town of Cathlamet”.
Cathlamet is the only incorporated town inside of Wahkiakum County. The rest of Wahkiakum County is unincorporated and does not have zoning. All projects must be approved by the Building and Planning Department.
Reference the Comprehensive Plan, Proposed Land Use is on page 78.