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Bavarian (Leavenworth) Substation Community Meeting ‐ Nov. 2 »

Bavarian (Leavenworth) Substation Community Meeting
Wednesday November 2, 6‐7pm
Leavenworth Fire Hall, 228 Chumstick Highway

Growth and new construction in Chelan County are on the increase ‐ especially in the Upper Valley. In order to provide electric service and reliability, the PUD needs a new substation in the next three to five years.

We have been working with a group of your neighbors since January of this year to identify possible substation locations. Three locations were identified and in June we met with many community members to talk about those areas. Now it’s time to provide you more detail. On Wednesday, Nov. 2 we will have more information and we want to hear from you.

Please join us. You can view information about the project at chelanpud.org/NewLeavenworthSubstation.

If you can’t make it to the Nov. 2 meeting, there will be updates on the website and you can always contact us. Also, a public comment form is available on our website.

Questions? Contact teka.sellers@chelanpud.org

Meaghan Connell on behalf of Teka Sellers
Customer Relations Administrator
Chelan County PUD teka.sellers@chelanpud.org
509‐661‐4294

Meeting Agenda



Mr. John Bangsund appointed to fill City Council vacancy »

PRESS RELEASE
CITY OF LEAVENWORTH
700 HIGHWAY 2
POST OFFICE BOX 287
LEAVENWORTH, WASHINGTON 98826

TELEPHONE: (509) 548-5275
FAX: (509) 548-6429

October 19, 2016

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Joel Walinski
City Administrator

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Mr. John Bangsund appointed to fill vacant position on
City of Leavenworth City Council

Mr. John Bangsund was appointed to the vacant position on the Leavenworth City Council Tuesday October 18, 2016. Yesterday afternoon the City Council conducted interviews of the 2 candidates that had provided completed applications for the position. Ms. Sharon Waters and Mr. John Bangsund. After completion of the interviews, the Council vote on appointment was 3 in favor of Bangsund and 3 for Waters. Mayor Cheryl Farivar broke the tie with a vote for Bangsund. Prior to casting her vote Mayor Farivar asked for a moment of contemplation as both candidates were longtime residents of the City and heartfelt friends of the Mayor. After casting the vote for Mr. Bangsund, the Mayor asked a round of applause for Ms. Waters.

John M. Bangsund is serving his second term on the Leavenworth City Council. He was elected to office in 2013 and served a two year term before conceding to Councilmember Gretchen Wearne in his re-election bid. He has previously served the community as a Fire Commissioner of Chelan County Fire District #3 for 18 years. John was the founding principal of Upper Valley Christian School in Leavenworth and continued there until 2010 when he retired. He has also served as an assistant football coach at Cascade High School since 1986 through 2015. Together, he and his wife Kathy operate an Adult Family Home, The Dwelling Place, home of the 5 Amigos. John grew up in Seattle, graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in 1971, and then moved to Western Alaska where he and Kathy taught school in three small Eskimo villages for 7 years before they moved to Leavenworth and the Icicle Valley in 1978.

Mr. Bangsund will take his oath of office prior to the October 25, 2016 Council Meeting. The term for this position runs through December 31, 2017 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.


Tree removal along Chumstick Highway begins Wed, Oct 19th »

Work begins Wednesday, Oct. 19, on hazardous tree removal along Chumstick Highway near Leavenworth.

The project, expected to take about 20 days, will begin between Merry Canyon Road and milepost 10. The contractor is expected to be in that area through at least Friday, Oct. 21.

Work will take place 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Drivers should expect one-lane, flagger-controlled traffic in the area of work with up to 10-minute delays.

The work overall will cover about five miles, beginning at about milepost 8.7 and continuing to about milepost 13.6.

Altels Logging of Cashmere will be working to clear about 130 trees in the county right-of-way that are dead, dying or have serious structural defects. The work is part of a two-phase hazardous tree removal project along Chumstick Highway and the Beaver Valley Road corridor. The first phase was completed this summer.

“All of the trees identified for removal pose a safety threat to drivers traveling along Chumstick Highway,” said Jill FitzSimmons, public information officer with Chelan County Public Works.

The estimated cost of Phase II is $120,000. The county is paying for the project out of its county road fund.

To keep up on the project’s progress as Altels moves along the highway and the Beaver Valley Road corridor, watch the Chelan County Public Works website for details.

Photo attached: Altels Logging of Cashmere works last summer to remove hazardous trees from the county right-of-way along Chumstick Highway. The second phase of the hazardous tree removal project begins Oct. 19.

Jill FitzSimmons
Public Information Officer
Chelan County Public Works Department
Office: 509-667-6415
Fax: 509-667-6250



Now Hiring: Deputy Clerk »

Deputy Clerk

The City of Leavenworth is seeking an energetic self-directed individual for a full-time Deputy Clerk in the Finance Department.

The ideal candidate must have outstanding customer service skills, excellent written and oral communication skills with exceptional attention to detail, and be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. Primary responsibilities include supervision of an office assistant for clerical support, accounts receivables, invoice coding and customer assistance, and in performing all procedures required to complete monthly/quarterly miscellaneous billing, utility billing, and payroll; use of BIAS Financial system preferred.

This union position includes a one-year probationary salary of $3,511 and increases to $4,131 thereafter; excellent benefits and retirement package included.

To request an application packet, contact the City of Leavenworth at 509-548-5275 or 700 US Highway 2, Leavenworth, WA 98826 or download the job description and employment application here. Applications will be reviewed beginning on October 20, 2016.

Position will remain open until filled.

The City of Leavenworth is an equal opportunity employer.




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