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Call for Bids: 2017 Asphalt Paving Repair Work and Addendum #1 »



Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the City of Leavenworth City Clerk until 2:00 PM on Thursday, June 29, 2017, at which time bids will be opened and publicly read aloud shortly thereafter.

Bid proposals may be sent by mail, or hand delivered, to the City Clerk at City of Leavenworth, City Hall, 700 Hwy 2 / P.O. Box 287, Leavenworth, WA 98826, prior to the opening. The envelope shall be plainly marked with “SEALED BID for the City of Leavenworth – 2017 Asphalt Paving Repair Work” and shall clearly indicate the name and address of the bidder. The bid opening will take place at the City of Leavenworth, City Hall, 700 Hwy 2, Leavenworth, WA 98826. Proposals received after the time fixed for opening will not be considered.

The work performed under this contract consists of cutting, removal, and disposal of existing asphalt and undesirable subgrade; subgrade prep, compaction, asphalt replacement, and joint seal.

Bids must be completed on a lump sum and unit price basis as indicated on the BID PROPOSAL, and the total price shall be used for comparison of bids. The owner reserves the right to waive any informalities, minor defects, or to reject any or all bids.

If a bidder has questions regarding this Call for Bids, please contact City of Leavenworth, Public Works Director – Herb Amick at (509) 548-5275. No bidder may withdraw their bid after the hour set for the opening thereof or before award of contract, unless said award is delayed for a period of exceeding thirty (30) days. The City reserves the right to reject any proposal that does not conform to specifications or requirements.

The bid document may be printed from the following links:

Call for Bids

2017 Asphalt Paving Repair Work Bid Package

Addendum #1

Dryden Transfer Station will not take yard waste from apple maggot quarantine area »

Chelan County Public Works wants to make you aware of a recent change at the Dryden Transfer Station that was brought about by state law. State law prohibits plant material – tree limbs and clippings, brush, grass, etc. – from leaving apple maggot quarantine areas.

The Dryden Transfer Station is located in a pest-free area; however, much of western Chelan County, including Leavenworth, Plain and Lake Wenatchee, is located in an apple maggot quarantine area. The apple maggot is a pest that threatens Washington’s apple industry, as well as many of our other fruit crops. More information about apple maggots is available on the Washington State Department of Agriculture website.

The Dryden Transfer Station will no longer accept plant material taken from an apple maggot quarantine area. As a business owner or resident, you are responsible for knowing where the quarantine boundaries are so you do not transport plant waste from a quarantine area to a pest-free area. A map of the quarantine area is available on our website. The Washington State Department of Agriculture’s website also has a searchable map to determine if a specific address is inside or outside the apple maggot quarantine area.

Plant material from a quarantine area must be disposed of in the quarantine area. Compost or destroy the waste at your home or take it to a disposal facility within the quarantine area.

We thank you in advance for abiding by the state apple maggot quarantine regulations and helping safeguard our farms, orchards and fruit industry.

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

Notice Seeking Public Comment on the Wastewater General Sewer Plan and Facility Plan Draft »



Notice of Determination of Non-significance

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Leavenworth has issued a Determination of Non-significance (DNS) per the State Environmental Policy Act Rules (Chapter 197-11 WAC) and the Leavenworth Municipal Code regarding the following:

The City of Leavenworth proposes to adopt a new Wastewater General Sewer Plan and Facility Plan, dated 2017. The primary purpose of the Wastewater General Sewer Plan and Facility Plan (GSP/FP) is to provide present and future City officials with an engineering analysis of the existing municipal wastewater treatment plant and sewer collection system and assist them in setting system priorities and selecting the improvements that best meet the City’s needs. The GSP/FP establishes a recommended order of improvements and prioritizes their implementation. This GSP/FP is in compliance with Washington State Department of Ecology requirements and has been prepared in accordance with WAC 173-240-050 and 060

The comment period begins on June 7, 2017 and will end on June 21, 2017. The comment period for the SEPA determination will run concurrently.  An appeal of the SEPA determination must be filed by 5:00 p.m. on the last day of the comment period.  Only those persons who comment during the SEPA comment period are entitled to file a SEPA appeal.  The contents of the appeal must meet the requirements outlined in the Leavenworth Municipal Code.

The materials may be reviewed during normal business hours at City Hall, a copy may be obtained by contacting Nathan Pate at Leavenworth City Hall, 700 Highway 2, Leavenworth, (509) 548-5275, or reviewed at the following link:

Wastewater General Sewer Plan and Facility Plan – December 2016 (draft) – links to City of Leavenworth Google Drive

Interested citizens are encouraged to comment on the proposal.

Nathan Pate, AICP
Development Services Manager
Dated:  May 31, 2017

Bavarian (Leavenworth) Substation Update »

Leavenworth and Upper Valley-area customers:

The PUD began working with the community in 2015 to find a location for a new substation in the Leavenworth area to support growth and development in the Upper Valley. The existing double-bank substation serving this area is nearing capacity.

On May 1, 2017, PUD Commissioners voted to buy 3.01 acres next to Chumstick Highway in Leavenworth. The property has been added to what is now a list of three potential sites for the new substation. The purchase preserves an option for a possible location. The PUD has not made a final decision on the location for the new substation. The Chumstick property has favorable characteristics for siting a substation including lower costs for real estate, transmission, access and groundwater remediation. Because the site is closer to existing transmission lines, fewer structures would be needed lessening the impact and visual foot print for the community. Given the PUD’s current estimate, it identified at least $1M and up to potentially $2M in savings over the MEND site. Much of the cost savings comes from needing less transmission to serve a site the Chumstick property.

The MEND property, site 14, continues to be evaluated and the PUD is working through potential site boundaries and acreage with multiple property owners. The City property, site 8a, is still a viable alternative. A feasibility report will be complete on all three sites.

PUD staff met with the Leavenworth community focus group on May 11 to provide an update on the new site and reviewed comparisons of preliminary cost estimates and line routing for the three sites. The focus group endorsed moving ahead with the Chumstick site as the preferred alternative.

PUD staff will continue to further develop the feasibility analysis for all three sites. We anticipate the feasibility report to be completed by the end of June and a recommendation to be made to PUD Commissioners in early July.

PUD staff will be presenting an update on the Leavenworth substation to Commissioners on Monday, May 15 at 1pm in the Commission Board Room at 327 N. Wenatchee Ave. in Wenatchee. Board meeting agendas are available on our website prior to each meeting. Presentations and an audio file are available on our website after each meeting.

The PUD is always open to hearing from the public. You can share public comments on the Leavenworth substation using the public comment form on our webpage or by emailing teka.sellers@chelanpud.org or calling 509-661-4294.

We will continue to update our website and our outreach efforts via email and direct mail will continue as we move into the next phase of this project.

For a complete history of the project and other current information on the Bavarian substation project, please visit chelanpud.org/NewLeavenworthSubstation.

Timeline, Meetings & Documents

News & Comments

Thank you,

Teka Sellers
Customer Outreach Specialist II
Chelan County PUD

Now Hiring: Festhalle Custodian / Janitor – 24 Hrs/week »


The City of Leavenworth is now accepting applications for the Festhalle Custodian/Janitor position. This position is scheduled for a maximum of 24 hours per week with an hourly wage of $11.00 – 14.50/hr. Applicants must be a  minimum of 21 years old and hold a WA State Driver’s License with a record that is acceptable to the City. The position will require the applicant to pass a pre-employment physical and drug screening.  Individual must be able to work weekends, holidays, early mornings, and evenings. Duties include all necessary janitorial cleaning tasks and event setups as required for Festhalle events.

Job application and full job description are available on this web page, at City Hall, 700 US Highway 2, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, via our website at http://www.cityofleavenworth.com/city-government/employment/, or by contacting us at (509) 548-5275.

Applicants will be interviewed upon submittal of application. Job will remain open until filled. The City of Leavenworth is an equal opportunity employer.

Regionalization Study Request for Qualifications »


The City of Cashmere, City of Leavenworth, Chelan County, Chelan County PUD and the Peshastin Water District are requesting Statements of Qualifications (SOQ’s) from qualified consultants to conduct an analysis and study of the five organizations in order to advise the agencies about a potential consolidation and merger of their respective water and wastewater utilities. The purpose of the consolidation and merger analysis would be to identify opportunities to expand, and/or to strengthen the delivery of water and sanitary sewer services to the utility accounts of the agencies listed above. The individual or firm that is most qualified and best meets the needs of the Members Stakeholder Group will be selected. Response to this RFQ is due on May 30, 2017 at 2:00 PM.

The detailed Request for Qualifications may be obtained by accessing it on the City of Leavenworth webpage at: http://www.cityofleavenworth.com or by contacting City Hall. Work will be completed under a Professional Service Contract with the selected firm and the City of Leavenworth.

Questions regarding these services should be directed to:

Joel Walinski, City Administrator
City of Leavenworth
700 US Highway 2 / PO Box 287
Leavenworth, WA 98826

Phone (509) 548-5275. Fax (509) 548-6429.

Now Hiring: City Pool Employees »

The City of Leavenworth, an equal opportunity employer, is now accepting applications for Certified Lifeguards or those willing to become certified. In addition to applicable certifications, job seekers must possess strong public relations and communication skills, along with the ability to understand and implement all rules related to the facility.

Job applications can be downloaded or picked up at City Hall, 700 US Hwy. 2, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, or by contacting us at 509 548-5275.

Application deadline has been extended to 5:00 PM on  Friday, May 12, 2017

Chumstick Highway Safety Improvement Project »

LEAVENWORTH — Work begins May 1 on the installation of more than 300 new roadway safety signs along Chumstick Highway.

The safety improvement project includes the installation of a variety of traffic signs, from speed limit and curve warning signs to school bus stop and fire station caution signs. The project will upgrade existing signs as well as install new ones.

The signs will be installed by contractor KRCI, LLC along the highway from Leavenworth (at milepost 0.11) to the top of Beaver Hill (at milepost 12.37). The project is expected to take 28 working days, with crews working 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday beginning Monday, May 1. Work is expected to begin near Leavenworth and continue toward Beaver Hill.

Motorists should expect one-lane, flagger-controlled traffic in the area where crews will be working each day. Motorists may experience minor delays of up to 15 minutes. In some areas of Chumstick Highway, a pilot car also may be used in conjunction with flaggers. Motorists are asked to please plan for the delays.

The purpose of the project is to improve traveler safety on Chumstick Highway.  Collision data from 2008 to 2015 shows road conditions such as curves, excess speed, wet and icy surfaces, and low ambient lighting contribute to a large portion of collisions on the highway, in particular collisions involving vehicles running off the road. The installation of the signs is the second phase of the project. Last summer, centerlines and wider edge lines were painted on the highway.

For more information, please contact:

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

Request for Proposal: Leavenworth Festhalle Operations Consultant »


THE CITY OF LEAVENWORTH, WASHINGTON is seeking the services of an Operations Consultant to oversee the marketing, reservations and event oversight of the Leavenworth Festhalle Civic Center. The City of Leavenworth will contract with the individual or firm that is most qualified; whom best meets the needs of the City; and provides the lowest responsible offer.

The detailed Request for Proposal may be accessed from this web page or by contacting City Hall.

The City’s selection of an Operations Consultant for the Leavenworth Festhalle Civic Center will be made from the Proposals submitted and received at City Hall no later than 4:00 PM on Wednesday, May 3, 2017.

Questions regarding these services should be directed to:

Joel Walinski, City Administrator
City of Leavenworth
700 US Highway 2 / P.O. Box 287
Leavenworth, WA  98826
Phone (509) 548-5275. Fax (509) 548-6429.

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