OPMA and PRA COVID-19 Public Notice Update March 9, 2021
In conformity with Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 20-28.14 Open Public Meetings Act and Public Records Act Proclamations and its referenced guidelines and proclamations, the City of Moses Lake desires to provide greater opportunity for the public to engage with its governing bodies, while continuing to maintain critical social distancing and other requirements to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The City has approved policies and procedures for LIMITED ACCESS for in-person public meetings which shall remain in place so long as a State of Emergency continues to exist.
Information to register to attend meetings in person, as well as the continued access to join meetings remotely via phone or internet, will be posted on the agenda for each meeting. Deadline to complete the online form for public comment or in-person attendance will be the day of the meeting by 3 p.m.
The City will continue to process all record requests as expeditiously as possible due to the limitations and priority of duties for essential staff.
Other in person business with the City Clerk’s Office can be done by appointment during this crisis by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling:
Deputy Clerk Jen Schober 509-764-3713 or City Clerk Debbie Burke 509-764-3703
The mission of the City Clerk is to serve as the City’s source for informational, historical, and legislative services for the community, public, and city staff in an efficient, effective, and friendly manner.
About the Office of the city clerk
The City Clerk is an unbiased public servant who promotes open government and transparency of information by providing a link between citizens and government. The City Clerk serves as the compliance officer for federal, state, and local statutes. This is achieved by coordinating the legislative process and managing city records with integrity, accuracy, and transparency.
Duties of the City Clerk include:
- Public Records Officer and Records Manager for the City
- Serves as a point of contact for your City Council
- Attend, record, and provide citizen support at City Council meetings
- Prepares and publishes Council Agendas
- Maintains historical records and meeting minutes
- Records, certifies and files resolutions and ordinances
- Codifies and maintains the Moses Lake Municipal Code
- Serves as liaison to Grant County Elections and Voter Registration
- Receives legal documents served on the City as a Municipal Corporation
- Facilitates Hearing Examiner Dangerous Dog Appeals (Form)
- Registered agent to receive Claims for Damages
- Responsible agent for the Official City Seal
- Performs other duties as may be required by the laws of the State or City Ordinances