Grays Harbor County
 

FAQ's



100 W Broadway
Suite 31
Montesano, WA  98563-3614

(360) 249-4222
(360) 249-3203 FAX

Office Hours:
8:00 am - Noon,
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Mon-Fri




Public Services E-Mail
  psd@co.grays-harbor.wa.us

Planning Dept. E-Mail
  pbd@co.grays-harbor.wa.us

Building Dept. E-Mail
  pbd@co.grays-harbor.wa.us

 




Public Works Division



Russell D. Esses, County Engineer
100 West Broadway, Suite 31
Montesano, WA 98563
Phone - (360) 249-4222  FAX (360) 249-2153
Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - Noon, 1:00pm - 4:30 pm

Email: pwd@co.grays-harbor.wa.


The mission of the Public Works Division is to provide safe, economically and environmentally sound public roadway facilities and services. To that end the following are some of the services provided:
  • Maintain 159 bridges and 565 miles of county roads. Major activities include patching and preleveling paved roads, chip sealing paved roads, ditching, vegetation control, snow and ice control, and traffic control.
  • Reconstruct structurally deficient and functionally obsolete roads and bridges in accordance with current standards, priority based subject to funding.
  • Administer and/or permit all activities within county rights-of-way.
  • Review proposed subdivision roads and drainage plans in conjunction with the Planning & Building Division.
  • Maintain road system related records (e.g. traffic accidents, traffic counts, rights-of-way, and road system historical data).



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Equipment Rental and Revolving Fund (ER&R)
Milt Hagedorn, ER&R Supervisor
100 West Broadway, Suite 31
Montesano, WA 98563
Phone - (360) 249-4222  FAX - (360) 249-2152
Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

The ER&R Division has responsibility for purchasing and maintaining county vehicles and equipment. This includes Sheriff's Department vehicles, the three County Road area shops' vehicles/equipment, and all the pool cars.

In addition to maintaining vehicles, the shop contains a body and paint area for repairs. Minor repairs of Public Works vehicles and equipment are completed in the shops located in Elma, Cosmopolis, and Copalis with heavy maintenance completed in the main shop in Montesano. The County has a current inventory of 78 vehicles and 63 pieces of equipment. Other equipment is rented on an as needed project basis. ER&R is staffed by a mechanic at each of the outlying shops and 3 mechanics at the main facility.

ER&R also includes the Communications Section. The purpose of this section is to provide a countywide radio communications system. This section is responsible for acquiring, installing, and maintaining all radio equipment for the County Sheriff's Department and Public Services Department. This section also maintains all communications equipment in the County Jail and the Juvenile Detention Facility.

In addition to these direct county functions, the Communications Section also provides maintenance and operates remote communication towers throughout the county and provides essential installation and maintenance services to other public agencies such as the County E-911 System and Grays Harbor Transit.

This system is essential to the public safety and is critical during all county emergencies.

It is staffed by three technicians.