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Open City Council Seat: Applications being Accepted »

Press Release

City of Leavenworth
700 Highway 2
Post Office Box 287
Leavenworth, Washington  98826

Telephone:  (509) 548-5275
Fax:  (509) 548-6429

March 23, 2016

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Joel Walinski
City Administrator

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Open City Council Seat: Applications being Accepted

The City will begin the process of filling the City Council position held by retiring Council Member Michael Molohon by accepting letters of interest. Under Washington law, the City Council has 90 days to appoint a city resident to fill the vacancy.  Residents interested in serving in the position are encouraged to submit a letter outlining relevant experience and qualifications to City Administrator Joel Walinski at Leavenworth City Hall by 5:00 p.m. on April 12, 2016.

Under Washington law qualified applicants must be a registered voter, must reside within the City, and have lived within the City limits for at least one year.


Resignation of Councilmember Michael Molohon »

Press Release

City of Leavenworth
700 Highway 2
Post Office Box 287
Leavenworth, Washington  98826

Telephone:  (509) 548-5275
Fax:  (509) 548-6429

March 23, 2016

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Joel Walinski
City Administrator

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Resignation of Councilmember Michael Molohon

Leavenworth City Councilmember Michael Molohon announced his resignation from the City Council effective March 20, 2016. Michael was appointed to the Leavenworth City Council in 2007 by Mayor Wyles, and elected to the position in 2008 and again in 2012. He has worked with three Mayors and three City Administrators during his time on the Council.

Council Member Molohon lived in Germany for many years; this experience combined with his attention to detail were extremely beneficial for improving the authenticity of the Bavarian Theme. The project Michael is most proud of was the development of the Downtown Master Plan and the realization of that plan with the completion of the 9th Street & Commercial Street re-build in conjunction with the Cascade Medical Center expansion, followed by the re-construction of Front Street from Division to Highway 2. He was successful in convincing the planners that all utility lines needed to be underground, as they would be in Bavaria. He felt that it made a dramatic difference in the street scape for both projects.

Councilmember Molohon additionally has served as a board member of the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce, and is an active participant on Programs such as Economic Development, Downtown Steering Committee, Parks Committee, AG Tourism, Arts Committees, and Leavenworth Pride. Michael also officiates at scores of weddings each year in the upper Wenatchee Valley. Michaels service to the community of Leavenworth has been invaluable and he will be missed.

The City will begin the process of filling the City Council position held by Council Member Michael Molohon by accepting letters of interest. Under Washington law, the City Council has 90 days to appoint a city resident to fill the vacancy.  Residents interested in serving in the position are encouraged to submit a letter of interest outlining relevant experience and qualifications to City Administrator Joel Walinski at Leavenworth City Hall by 5:00 p.m. on April 18, 2016.  Under Washington law qualified applicants must be a registered voter, must reside within the City and have lived within the City limits for at least one year.


Spring Recycling Clean-up 2016 »

Spring clean up City Hall posting


Call for Bids Canceled for Meadowlark Phase I Water & Sewer »

CITY OF LEAVENWORTH
PUBLIC NOTICE

March 21, 2016

Notice is hereby given that the Meadowlark Phase I Water and Sewer project has been closed for bidding. The City received information from the Upper Valley MEND partners that they cannot complete the build out of the homes due to rising construction costs, costly delays, and unforeseen fees. The City of Leavenworth appreciates the efforts of the contractors bidding on this project, but please suspend all activity at this time.

Joel Walinski
City Administrator
CITY OF LEAVENWORTH


Now Hiring: Park/Cemetery Maintenance Worker – Part Time Seasonal Position »

The City of Leavenworth, an equal opportunity employer, is now accepting applications for the following position:  Three (3) vacancies for a Seasonal Parks / Cemetery Worker – maximum of 24 Hours per week position. This position is a non-union covered position with a starting pay of $10.50 – $13.00/hr DOE.

Requirements: Minimum 18 years of age and WA state driver’s license with record acceptable to the City; position will require a drug/alcohol screening and physical evaluation.  Individual must be able to work weekends, holidays, and required overtime. Duties include: Landscape and turf maintenance, building and restroom maintenance, litter control, irrigation maintenance, operation of light and/or special use equipment (ball field and turf maintenance equipment), and cemetery maintenance.

Job application and full job description are available at City Hall, 700 US Hwy. 2, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, via our website at www.cityofleavenworth.com, or by contacting us at 509-548-5275.

Applicants will be interviewed upon submittal of application. Job will remain open until filled.


Call for Bids: Chumstick Highway Multipurpose Trail & Water/Sewer Extension »

City of Leavenworth
CALL FOR BIDS

Sealed bids will be received by the City of Leavenworth, Washington, at the reception desk located at 700 U.S. Highway 2, Leavenworth Washington, until 2:00 p.m., March 25, 2016.  Bids will then be opened and publicly read at 2:05 p.m. on that same day at City Hall, 700 U.S. Highway 2, Leavenworth, Washington 98826, for:

Chumstick Highway Multipurpose Trail
&
Water/Sewer Extension

Plans, Contract Provisions, addenda, and plan holders list for this project will be available online free-of-charge through Builders Exchange of Washington, Inc., at http://www.bxwa.com.  Click on: “Posted Projects,” “Public Works,” “City of Leavenworth, WA.”  Bidders are encouraged to “Register as a Bidder” in order to receive automatic email notification of future addenda and to be placed on the “Bidders List”.  Bidders that do not register will not be notified of addenda or other documents added.  Contact Builders Exchange of Washington at 425‑258‑1303 should you require further assistance.

Bidders are not to contact the City of Leavenworth or the Engineer to obtain bidding documents.  Starting on Monday, March 7, 2016, informational copies of Plans and Contract Provisions will be available on file for inspection at City of Leavenworth, City Hall, 700 U.S. Highway 2, Leavenworth, WA 98826.

View Call for Bids here


Call for Bids: Chumstick Highway Lift Station Pumps and Auxiliary Generator »

City of Leavenworth
CALL FOR BIDS

Sealed bids will be received by the City of Leavenworth, Washington, at the reception desk located at 700 U.S. Highway 2, Leavenworth Washington, until 2:00 p.m., March 25, 2016.  Bids will then be opened and publicly read at 2:05 p.m. on that same day at City Hall, 700 U.S. Highway 2, Leavenworth, Washington 98826, for:

Chumstick Highway Lift Station
Pumps and Auxiliary Generator

Plans, Contract Provisions, addenda, and plan holders list for this project will be available online free-of-charge through Builders Exchange of Washington, Inc., at http://www.bxwa.com.  Click on: “Posted Projects,” “Public Works,” “City of Leavenworth, WA.”  Bidders are encouraged to “Register as a Bidder” in order to receive automatic email notification of future addenda and to be placed on the “Bidders List”.  Bidders that do not register will not be notified of addenda or other documents added.  Contact Builders Exchange of Washington at 425‑258‑1303 should you require further assistance.

Bidders are not to contact the City of Leavenworth or the Engineer to obtain bidding documents.  Starting Monday, March 7, 2016, informational copies of Plans and Contract Provisions will be available on file for inspection at City of Leavenworth, City Hall, 700 U.S. Highway 2, Leavenworth, WA 98826.

View Call for Bids here


Join us at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony! »

RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY FOR THE COMMERCIAL STREET 3RD ST – 8TH ST RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT

The City of Leavenworth is pleased to announce a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on:

Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 4:00 PM

to signify the completion of the  Commercial Street 3rd Street to 8th Street Reconstruction project. The Ceremony will take place at the entrance to Blackbird Island on Commercial Street.

The City secured $620,638 in Federal Grant Funds through the Chelan Douglas Transportation Council and $681,625 in State Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) grant funding in 2014; with the City providing early funding for planning and design work. The estimated project cost was approximately $1.4M. The project included the reconstruction of the roadway, stormwater improvements, and pedestrian enhancements which include sidewalk and lighting. The engineering and design work on this project was completed by Mr. Steve Marsh, P.E. from TD&H. The construction phase of the project began in May of 2015 and was completed in October 2015 by Hurst Construction.

Come join us in the celebration!

 


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