Welcome to Concrete
Location: The Town of Concrete is located in the northeastern region of Skagit County, Washington.
Form of Government: Mayor-Council
Incorporation Date: May 8, 1909
Population: 740 (OFM April 1, 2017 Estimate)
Area: Approximately 1.2 square miles
The Town of Concrete now accepts credit and debit cards, in person or over the phone!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug. 1, 2017
Contact: Skagit County Fire Marshal’s Office, firstname.lastname@example.org, 360-416-1840
Complete burn ban in effect Aug. 2 for all of Skagit County
Due to hot weather conditions ahead and low fuel moisture levels, the Skagit County Fire Marshal’s Office joins the State of Washington Department of Natural Resources, Whatcom County and Island County in banning all outdoor burning, including campfires, in unincorporated Skagit County.
This full burn ban is effective Aug. 2, until further notice.
Enclosed outdoor gas-fueled appliances are still allowed, provided the use is over a non-flammable surface and is at least 10 feet from combustible materials or vegetation. Charcoal cooking appliances are allowed at private residences only. Discarded charcoal and ash should be doused with water and kept in a metal container, away from combustible materials, for at least 72 hours.
If you are within the city limits of any of the incorporated cities or towns, check with your city fire department for current burning restrictions.
This ban does not pertain to agricultural burning permitted through the Northwest Clean Air Agency or Silvicultural burning permitted through Washington State Department of Natural Resources. For information on active permits, contact those agencies directly.
If you have any questions about open burning in Skagit County please contact the Skagit County Fire Marshal’s Office at 360-416-1842, or our website at http://skagitcounty.net/Departments/FireMarshal/main.htm.
As always there is a permanent burn ban in place within the Town of Concrete town limits!
The Town of Concrete's Public Records Officer is also the Clerk-Treasurer. Please direct inquiries on public information request to the Clerk-Treasurer, you can go to the Forms link on the left-hand side of this page to download a Public Records Request Form. You may fax, mail, drop-off or e-mail this form to the Clerk Treasurer.
Town of Concrete Clerk Treasurer and Public Records Officer Andrea Fichter can be reached at:
Mail: P.O. Box 39, Concrete WA 98237
The Town of Concrete currently contracts with the following firms for certain services:
Legal Services - Fairhaven Legal Associates
On-Call Engineering Services - CRH Engineering
Towing Services - Daves Towing
Law Enforcement Services - Skagit County Sheriff
Land Use and Planning Services - Skagit Surveyors and Engineers
For further information on these or other services please contact the Concrete Town Hall at 360.853.8401.
Helpful Phone Numbers:
Upper Skagit County Resource Center: (360)853-7009
Upper Skagit County Library: (360)853-7939
Skagit County Flood Hotline: (360)419-3425
Puget Sound Energy: (888)225-5773
Concrete Post Office: (360)853-8311
Sauk Transfer Station: (360)853-8810
Waste Management: (800)592-9995
General Information Requests can be sent to email@example.com.
Energy-saving Tips for Your Home:
Saving energy doesn't have to be a challenge—you can take simple steps every day to manage your home's energy use!
• Set the thermostat to 68°F or lower when you're at home and awake, and lower 7°F to 10°F when you're asleep or away. Install and properly set a programmable thermostat to make this happen automatically.
• If you have baseboard heaters, turn the thermostat down or off in unoccupied rooms and close the door. Do not do this if you have a furnace or heat pump.
• Have your heating system inspected regularly by a professional to ensure it's not only operating efficiently, but safely, too.
• Clean or replace your furnace or heat pump filters regularly throughout the heating season— about every two months.
• Keep areas in front of baseboard and wall heaters, room registers and return air grills clean and clear of furnishings, curtains or other objects that block air flow.
• Set the water heater thermostat to 120°F or the "low" setting.
• Find and fix leaks in fixtures and pipes. If your water heater is leaking, replace it.
• Install inexpensive pipe insulation on all exposed hot water pipes and on the first three feet of exposed cold water pipe that is connected to the water heater.
• Wash clothes in cold water and take shorter showers.
• Use the dishwasher rather than hand-washing dishes and don't pre-rinse dishes.
• Install low-flow, high-performance showerheads and faucet aerators.
• Replace incandescent lighting with ENERGY STAR® qualified compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs and fixtures, particularly in areas you use most. They use up to 75 percent less energy while lasting 10 times longer.
• Choose the right bulb for each room. CFL bulbs come in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit nearly every household fixture.
• When they do finally burn out, properly recycle CFL bulbs for free at participating retail locations, household hazardous waste facilities and select PSE offices.
Appliances and electronics
• Avoid over-drying laundry and clean the lint filter every time you use it to decrease drying time.
• Think about whether you need that second fridge or freezer in the garage or basement. Older units can cost more than $100 a year to power.
• When cooking, match pots and pans to the right-sized burner. Use a microwave oven, rather than your stove, to heat food whenever possible.
• Many electronics draw power even when turned off. Plug items like TVs, DVD players and game consuls into power strips that you can switch off when not in use. Special "smart" power strips do this automatically.
• Use inexpensive weather-stripping and door sweeps to reduce air leaks around entry doors. For a no-cost fix, roll up a bath towel and hold it against the bottom of the door with a weight.
• Fill, patch or caulk holes in floors and ceilings connected to unheated spaces. Often, large holes can be found in closets. Weather strip or temporarily seal access doors or hatches leading to unheated upper floors or attics.
• Check that your floors, walls, duct system and attic ceiling are properly insulated
**Helpful websites to visit for further Energy Saving Tips or Conservation Measures.
- Puget Sound Energy: pse.com
- Washington State Department of Commerce: www.commerce.wa.gov
- Washington State Department of Ecology: www.ecy.wa.gov/green.html
WE STILL HAVE CENTENNIAL T-SHIRTS ON SALE!! STOP BY TOWN HALL AND PURCHASE YOURS TODAY, ONLY $10.00 EACH. If you wish to purchase by mail please contact the Concrete Town Hall at (360)853-8401.
Photos for this page submitted courtesy of the Concrete Herald