NOTICE TO VENDORS The East Columbia Basin Irrigation District purchases materials, supplies and equipment estimated to cost $10,000 or more but not exceeding $50,000 by means of quotations made in writing, by telephone, by fax or by e-mail as set forth in RCW 39.04.190. Quotations are solicited through District communications directly to vendors having requested to be listed to receive such communications. Applications to be included on District vendor lists can be obtained by contacting: Purchasing Agent East Columbia Basin Irrigation District PO Box E - 55 North 8th Othello, WA 99344 (509) 488-9671 fax (509) 488-6433 Craig N. Simpson Secretary-Manager CNS:wl #01007/255630 Pub: January 4, 11, 18, 2019
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Grant County, Washington RESOLUTION GOVERNING RESOLUTION No. 19-001-CC EMERGENCY LOAD LIMITATIONS ON COUNTY ROADS, THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL MOTOR VEHICLE PERMITS TO USE ON WEIGHT RESTRICTED COUNTY ROADS, AND FIXING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS THEREOF WHEREAS, pursuant to RCW 36.75.270 and 46.44.080, Grant County may prohibit or restrict vehicle operations or vehicle weight whenever any county road, by reason of rain, snow, climatic, or other conditions, will be seriously damaged or destroyed unless the operation of vehicles thereon is prohibited or restricted or their permissible weights reduced (such periods hereafter referred to as "load sensitive periods"); and WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Grant County, Washington, upon recommendation of the County Engineer, has deemed it advisable to place certain restrictions on various county roads during load sensitive periods to protect such roadways from extensive damage; and WHEREAS, a RESOLUTION has been proposed with the following sections: 1. Declaration of purpose 2. Scope and construction of terms 3. Definitions 4. Emergency load limitations 5. Special permits for authorized vehicles 6. Maximum speed permitted on posted roads 7. Penalty 8. Action for damage 9. Savings NOW, THEREFORE, Pursuant to RCW 46.44.080, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED THAT the Grant County Board of Commissioners, ADOPT as follows: SECTION 1 DECLARATION OF PURPOSE. It is hereby declared that the policy of the Board of County Commissioners is to: A. Establish general emergency load limitations upon county roads during load sensitive periods; B. Establish special load limitations for school buses, motor trucks transporting perishable commodities or commodities necessary to the health and welfare of county residents, and motor vehicles providing services necessary for health and welfare, when such emergency load limitations are in effect. C. Request the Washington State Patrol's assistance with weight control enforcement. SECTION 2 SCOPE AND CONSTRUCTION OF TERMS The definitions in this ordinance shall control the meaning of terms used herein. Where no definition is expressly stated herein, a term shall have that meaning clearly indicated by, or reasonably implied from, the context in which such term is used. SECTION 3 DEFINITIONS A. "Authorized Emergency Vehicle" means any vehicle of any fire department, police department, sheriff's office, coroner, prosecuting attorney, Washington State Patrol, or ambulance service, public or private, which need not be classified, registered, or authorized by the State Patrol. B. "Commodity necessary for health and welfare" means anything provided to the public that is necessary to provide essential shelter, food, or fuel to people and animals. C. "County Engineer" means the county engineer, the county director of public works, or his/her designee. D. "County Road" means every public highway or part thereof, outside the limits of cities and towns, and which has not been designated as a state highway. E. "Gross Weight" means the total vehicle weight including load. F. "Truck" means any motor vehicle designed or used for the transportation of commodities merchandise, produce, freight, animals, or other things. G. "Perishable commodity" means a product of agriculture, aquaculture, or manufacture, which by its nature is subject to destruction, decay, deterioration, or spoilage except under proper conditions. H. "Person" means every natural person, firm, co partnership, corporation, association, or organization. I. "Pneumatic tire" means every tire of rubber or other resilient material designated to be inflated with compressed air to support the load thereon. J. "School bus" means every motor vehicle used regularly to transport children to and from school or in connection with school activities, which is subject to the requirements set forth in the most recent edition of "Specifications for School Buses" published by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, but does not include buses operated by common carriers in urban transportation of school children. K. "Service necessary for health and welfare" means any service provided to the public that is necessary to maintain essential power, gas, communications, garbage, sewer, and water services for the public. L. "Tire width" means, in the case of pneumatic tires, the maximum overall normal inflated width, as stipulated by the manufacturer, when installed to the pressure specified and without load thereon. M. "Vehicle" means every device capable of being moved upon a public highway and in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a public highway. SECTION 4 EMERGENCY LOAD LIMITATION A. When the County Engineer determines that, during load sensitive periods, vehicles whose gross tire loads exceed those described in this section will seriously damage or destroy a county road, the County Engineer may impose the following limits on vehicle weights, except for authorized emergency vehicles. Tubeless or Special Pneumatic Tires Conventional Pneumatic Tires With .5 Marking Tire Width Gross Load Each Tire Width Gross Load Each Tire Tire *7.0 1800 lbs. *8-22.5 1800 lbs. 7.5 1800 lbs. 9-22.5 1900 lbs. 8.25 1900 lbs. 10-22.5 2250 lbs. 9.00 2250 lbs. 11-22.5 2750 lbs. 10.00 2750 lbs 11-24.5 2750 lbs. **11.00 3000 lbs. **12-22.5 3000 lbs. *And Under **And Over B. The emergency load limitations imposed by this section shall become effective upon the erection and maintenance by the County engineer of signs designating the load limitations (visible to the operator of a vehicle as he/she enters the restricted area), and shall remain in effect until the load sensitive period ends and such signs are removed by the County Engineer. The following limitations shall not exceed a period of 120 days from the effective date below. SECTION 5 SPECIAL PERMITS FOR AUTHORIZED VEHICLES A. In accordance with RCW 46.44.092 and RCW 46.44.093, the County Road Supervisors are authorized, during load sensitive periods, to issue special permits for the operation (upon any county road within the county) of a vehicle or combination of vehicles exceeding the maximum loads specified in Section 4 above, to the following classes of vehicles: 1) School buses (no permit required). 2) Milk trucks with dual tires on rear axles and on trailers. 3) Trucks hauling perishable commodities. To obtain a permit, drivers must show proof that at least fifty percent (50%) of their load is fresh produce and/or perishables. 4) Garbage vehicles making pickups required for health, e.g., schools, hospitals, and institutions. 5) Dead animal services required for health reasons. 6) Vehicles or emergency equipment vendors hauling medical supplies (gases, drugs, etc.) 7) Feed trucks - one trip basis only. 8) Fuel trucks - one trip basis only, allowed to haul " loads on emergency basis. 9) Vehicles engaged in septic tank pumping - emergency basis, one trip only. 10) Public transportation vehicles.
B. A permit issued to a vehicle in one of the classes of vehicles listed in Section 5A shall be subject to the following conditions: 1) The gross weight of such vehicle shall not exceed the amount determined by multiplying the total number of tires concentrated upon the surface of the road times the maximum allowable gross weight per tire. 2) No allowance shall be made for any second gear axle suspended from the frame of the vehicle independent of the regular driving axle, otherwise known as "rigid tail-axles" or "drop axles". 3) Allowance will be made for single tires only on the front of a vehicle. 4) The load distribution on any axle of a vehicle shall be such that it will not load the tires on said axle in excess of the prescribed load, as set forth above, and any loading in excess of the specified maximum will be considered a violation of this Ordinance. 5) In an attempt to comply with requirements of this section, the power unit of any combination shall be sufficiently designed to lawfully handle the designated weight. 6) The special permit shall be clearly displayed in the lower right hand corner of the vehicle's windshield while moving on any restricted county road. C. The following limits on vehicle weights shall apply to vehicles receiving permits under Section 5: Tubeless or Special Pneumatic Tires Conventional Pneumatic Tires With .5 Marking Tire Width Gross Load Each Tire Width Gross Load Each Tire Tire *7.00 1800 lbs. *8-22.5 1800 lbs. 7.50 1800 lbs 9-22.5 1900 lbs. 8.25 1900 lbs 10-22.5 2250 lbs. 9.00 2250 lbs. 11-22.5 2750 lbs. 10.00 2750 lbs. 11-24.5 2750 lbs. **11.00 3000 lbs **12-22.5 3000 lbs. *And Under **And Over If a vehicle has ten inch (10") or wider tires on the front axle and otherwise qualifies for a permit, the vehicle may be allowed to have ten thousand pounds (10,000 lbs.) gross weight on said front axle under emergency load limitations. Tires over eleven inches (11") in width may be issued a special permit for loads of three thousand pounds (3,000 lbs.) plus four hundred pounds (400 lbs.) per inch of tire in excess of eleven inches (11"), up to five thousand two hundred fifty pounds (5,250 lbs.) per tire. D. Any vehicle requiring a special permit under Section 5 shall not exceed thirty-five miles per hour (35 M.P.H.) on any county road subject to emergency load limitations. E. Where a specific hardship occurs, variances from these special permit weight limitations may, at discretion of the County Engineer, be issued on a case-by-case basis. Such variance permits may allow a vehicle to exceed the gross weight limits of this section, subject to specified times androutes of movement needed to protect the county roads from serious damage. SECTION 6 MAXIMUM SPEED PERMITTED ON POSTED ROADS Except where applicable law specifies a lower speed, the County Engineer may post a reduced speed limit as low as thirty-five miles per hour (35 M.P.H.) upon any county road under emergency load limitations. SECTION 7 PENALTY Any person violating any emergency load limitation on a county road during a load sensitive period shall be in violation of this Resolution. A violation of this Resolution shall constitute a traffic infraction under the provisions of RCW 46.44.105, RCW 46.44.100, and RCW 46.44.080, subjecting the violator to the monetary penalties provided in RCW 46.44 and RCW 46.61. SECTION 8 ACTION FOR DAMAGES Any person operating a motor vehicle upon any county road in violation of any provision of this Resolution shall be liable under RCW 46.44.110 and RCW 46.44.120 for any damage caused to such county road as the result of such violation. SECTION 9 SAVINGS If any provision of this Resolution or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the Resolution or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected. DATED this 8th day of January, 2019. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Yea Nay Abstain GRANT COUNTY, WASHINGTON Tom Taylor Tom Yalor, Chair ATTEST Excused Cindy Carter, Vice Chair Barbara J. Vasquez Richard Stevens Barbara J Vasquez Richard Stevens, Member Clerk of the Board #01030/260462 Pub: January 11, 2019