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The PUD and some of your neighbors have been looking for a location for a new substation in the Leavenworth area. A new substation is needed to support growth and development in the Upper Valley.
PUD staff will be presenting an update on the substation siting process for both Leavenworth and Chelan during the PUD Commission meeting on Tuesday, September 20 at 1pm in the Commission Board Room at 327 N Wenatchee, Ave. in Wenatchee. The public is invited to attend.
The PUD hosted a community meeting on June 28 where focus group members presented their work and gave a status update on the project. The PUD provided the final Site Evaluation Matrix and a map showing the original sixteen areas as well as the Top 3 identified locations. Updated FAQs have also recently been posted on the Bavarian Substation website.
In June 2016, PUD staff communicated with property owners in the Top 3 areas who expressed interest in selling property to the PUD for the purpose of a substation. In July, PUD staff and community focus group members agreed on one parcel within each of the three areas for an engineering consultant’s initial, high-level analysis on site feasibility. In September and October, the PUD’s consultant will perform analysis that will show high-level costs and renderings of a substation in each of the three identified parcels.
The PUD will host a community meeting on November 2 to present the consultant’s initial, high-level cost analysis on the three identified sites and gather input from the community. The PUD will advertise the Nov. 2 meeting starting in October through direct mailings, this email distribution list, the website and local media outlets.
After the community meeting, the consultant will continue with a detailed cost analysis of the sites and create renderings with details on what a substation might look like including distribution and transmission lines.
The PUD will be looking for input from the community on the results of the consultant’s initial, high-level analysis. You can share public comments at the community meeting on Nov. 2 or after the meeting through the public comment form on the webpage, emailing email@example.com or 509-661-4294.
You can view all information about the project at chelanpud.org/newleavenworthsubstation.
Customer Relations Administrator
Chelan County PUD
Open City Council Seat: Applications Being Accepted
The City will begin the process of filling the City Council position held by retiring Council Member Robert Francis 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 October 5, 2016. A follow-up application and questionnaire will then be provided to all applicants. The City Council has tentatively scheduled October 18th for interviews and selection.
Position No. 5 is the available City Council seat with a term ending in December, 2017. The salary for this position is $250 per month.
Under Washington law qualified applicants must be a registered voter, must reside within the City, and must have lived within the City limits for at least one year.
If you are interested in serving the residents of Leavenworth and would like to read more information about being a City Council Member, please review the following document:
The Autumn Leaf Festival is taking place the weekend of September 24th in Leavenworth. There will be some street closures throughout town on Saturday, September 24th so plan your travels accordingly:
West bound Highway 2 will be closed at Chumstick Highway from 11:30 – 2:00 PM. You may detour through town via East Leavenworth Road to Icicle Road during that time. If you do not detour, you will be forced to turn on Chumstick Highway north.
East bound Highway 2 will be closed at Icicle Road from 11:30 – 2:00 PM. You must detour through town via Icicle Road to East Leavenworth Road during that time. If you are a local resident with a picture ID, you will be let through provided you reside within that vicinity of town.
Front Street will be closed during the Parade from 14th Street to Highway 2. Once the Parade is over at 2:00 PM, Front Street will reopen from 14th Street to 9th Street and remain closed from 9th Street to Hwy 2. 8th Street downtown will also be closed from Front Street to Commercial Street on Saturday and Sunday.
Check the attached map to review the parade route. All side streets throughout town will be barricaded during the parade, 11:30 – 2:00.
Great Parade folks! Stop and Watch!!