Chewelah City Council

Then and Now

The City of Chewelah held its very first City Council meeting on February 7, 1903.   Mayor W. W. Dickson presided over the meeting that lasted for over two hours.   At this meeting, the first ordinances were passed - including Ordinance No. 3 which set the license fee at $400 per year for the sale of spiritous and other liquors.  There were five City Council members, but only three were present.  

There are now 106 years worth of minutes preserved by the City.   Since that first meeting, which was held in the Bank Building, the City offices have relocated several times finally resting in thier current location at 301 E. Clay.   We now have seven councilmembers who are responsible for decision making on issues concerning the airport, library, police force, fire department, swimming pool and all things necessary to serve the citizens of Chewelah.    They currently meet on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 P.M. in City Hall.   These meetings are open to the public.  In fact, citizens are encouraged to attend and participate.  Information and special accomodations are available.   Simply contact the Clerk/ Treasurer prior to the meeting.  


As of July 1, 2009 all City Council Meetings will be held at 6:30 P.M.  

Click here for Meeting Agendas and Minutes from 2008 to current.


Planning a reunion or party??
If you are planning a family or school reunion or will be having a party this summer - don't forget to call the city for availability!! We can reserve the park, the civic center and / or the pool for whatever you are planning. Call George at 936-1961 for your reservations.

Don't forget our convenient drop box located in the parking lot in front of City Hall. You don't even have to get out of your car. Payments can be made after hours or on weekends.

Police Chief Notes
Check out the latest "Notes from the Chief" on Volunteerism!!!