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Chelan County Public Works Road Maintenance Update »

WEATHER ALERT: A Winter Storm Warning is in effect from 1 p.m. today to 10 a.m. Tuesday. That means travel could be difficult on your evening and morning commutes.

The National Weather Service in Spokane reports that moderate to heavy snow accumulations will return by late this afternoon and spread across the remainder of the Inland Northwest this evening. Snow will be heavy tonight and Tuesday morning. Snow accumulations of 5 to 10 inches expected in Wenatchee, Chelan, Entiat, Cashmere, Waterville, Mansfield, and Badger Mountain Road. We will see a brief break in the snowfall Tuesday in some locations, with the snow restarting Tuesday night and continuing into Wednesday.

All crews will be doing snow and ice control this week. In some districts, that includes pushing back snow in cul-de-sacs and turnarounds as well as winging back snow with a grader to widen roads.

Chelan County Public Works reminds motorists to consider staying off the roads in adverse conditions. Motorists are asked to take extra precautions if they must drive, including: Do not drive in snow drifts, stay at least 150 back from snowplows, drive at a reduced speed and give yourself plenty of space between vehicles.

Office Closure: Chelan County offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 18, in observance of Presidents’ Day.

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


Chelan County Road Crews Prepping for Heavy Weekend Snow »

Chelan County road crews prepping for heavy weekend snow

With a forecast of heavy snowfall in the coming days, Chelan County Public Works road crews are making plans to be out in full force over the weekend.

The National Weather Service in Spokane predicts heavy snow will begin falling in the Wenatchee area by 10 p.m. Friday and will likely continue through Saturday morning. Snow and freezing temperatures are expected throughout the weekend. Forecasters are expecting 8 to 12 inches of snow, with a potential for even more snow in some areas. Drifting and blowing snow, due to high winds, is expected to also cause low visibility on area roadways.

A Winter Storm Watch was in effect Thursday but was expected to be upgraded as conditions change, according to the NWS.

County crews will be out plowing roads and applying de-icing agents and sand. Crews will be concentrating on major arterials and roadways, listed as Priority 1 and Priority 2 roads on the Chelan County Snow & Ice Removal Priorities Map. Priority 3 roads may not get cleared until Monday so snowplows can stay on schedule in the adverse conditions.

Citizens are encouraged to review Chelan County snowplow priority routes to determine what kind of roads they live on, or the routes they must travel on. Motorists are reminded not to drive in snow drifts or in conditions of low visibility. Be prepared for impassable roads. Citizens should stay off the roads if possible and clear any vehicles from the roadway so plows can work.

Additional information:

Helping out Your County Snowplow Operators this Winter

Chelan County Snow Removal Policies

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


Reserved Parking Permit Pilot Program »

Reserved Parking Permit Pilot Program – Application


Waste Management Begins Leavenworth Garbage Service 2/4/2019 »

FOR MORE INFORMATION
John Chelminiak
(425) 417-8918
jchelmin@wm.com

Waste Management begins Leavenworth garbage service February 4, 2019

LEAVENWORTH, Wash. – Jan.11, 2019 – Waste Management will begin providing garbage service to City of Leavenworth residents on Monday, Feb. 4. No action is necessary to begin garbage service. Recycling remains an optional service and no action is necessary for current recycling customers.

Here are some highlights of the new service:

  • Residents may choose from three sizes of garbage carts at different prices. Cart sizes are 35, 64 or 96-gallons. No action is necessary if you want to keep your current cart size. Carts currently in use hold 64-gallons and will be billed at the 64-gallon rate. To choose a smaller or larger cart, call Waste Management Customer Service at (877) 466-4668 beginning Friday, Feb. 1.
  • Garbage collection will be weekly on Mondays beginning Feb. 4.
  • Recycling collection will be every-other-Monday. If you are not signed up for recycling and would like to add this to your account, call Waste Management Customer Service at (877) 466-4668 starting Feb. 1. Every-other-week recycling service is available for residents at an additional fee of $10.98 per month.
  • Feb. 11 will be the first day for both garbage and recycling services.
  • Bear resistant carts and additional services including bulky waste collection and three-yard containers for small residential cleanups are available at extra cost.
  • Special rates are still available for low-income residents, seniors and disabled residents. Contact the City of Leavenworth at (509) 548-5275 or apply in person at Leavenworth City Hall.

The services are part a new contract between the City of Leavenworth and Waste Management. Service for those who live outside city limits will not change. For more information on the changes in Leavenworth, look for a letter arriving the week of Jan. 21 or visit www.wmnorthwest.com.

ABOUT WASTE MANAGEMENT
Waste Management is the leading provider of comprehensive recycling and environmental services across the Pacific Northwest and North America. For  communities in North Central Washington, Waste Management collects recycling and garbage, and provides public education about waste reduction and recycling. The company also operates a transfer station and a regional landfill that has earned prestigious certification from the Wildlife Habitat Council. For more information, go to wmnorthwest.com/leavenworth.


Call for Bids: Hwy 2 Crosswalk Improvement Project »

CALL FOR BIDS
City of Leavenworth
Highway 2 Crosswalk Improvements

Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the City of Leavenworth City Clerk until 2:00 PM on February 15, 2019, at which time bids will be opened and publicly read aloud.

A non-mandatory pre-bid conference will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, February 8, 2019, at Leavenworth City Hall.

Bid proposals may be sent by mail, or hand delivered, to the City Clerk at City of Leavenworth, City Hall, PO Box 287 / 700 Hwy 2, Leavenworth, WA  98826, prior to the opening. The envelope shall be plainly marked with “SEALED BID” for the City of Leavenworth – Highway 2 Crosswalk Improvements” 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 improvements for which bid will be received are generally described below:

Includes removal and replacement of sidewalk, curb and gutter and roadway for the installation of two hawk signal systems and one LED RRFB traffic signal system. Includes pavement markings, permanent signing, curb ramps, directional boring, and concrete paver sidewalk.

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.

All bid proposals shall be accompanied by a bid proposal deposit in cash, certified check, cashier’s check, or surety bond in the amount equal to five (5%) of the amount of such bid proposal. Should the successful bidder fail to enter into such contract and furnish satisfactory performance bond within the same time stated in the specifications, the bid proposal deposit shall be forfeited to the City of Leavenworth.

The City of Leavenworth in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, nondiscrimination in federally assisted programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidders that is will affirmatively ensure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises as defined at 49 CFR Part 26 will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or sex in consideration for an award.

Plans, specifications, addenda, bidders list, and plan holders list for this project will be available January 18, 2019 from Builders Exchange Online Plan Center. Free access is provided to Prime Bidders, Subcontractors, and Vendors by going to: http://www.bxwa.com, and clicking on: Posted Projects > Public Works > City of Leavenworth > Projects Bidding. Bidders are encouraged to receive automatic email notifications of future addenda and to be placed on the Bidders List. This online plan center provides Bidders with fully usable online documents, with the ability to download, print, and order full or partial plan sets. Contract documents are also on file for inspection at the City of Leavenworth, City Hall, 700 Highway 2, Leavenworth, WA, and area plan centers.

If a bidder has questions regarding this Call for Bids, please contact City of Leavenworth, Herb Amick, Public Works Director or Joel Walinski, City Administrator 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.

 



Request for Quote for Surge Tank / Pool Resurfacing »

The City of Leavenworth, Washington is requesting quotes from qualified contractors for Surge Tank Resurfacing and Pool Resurfacing-Fiberglassing at the City of Leavenworth Swimming Pool located at 694 Highway 2, Leavenworth, Washington.

SUBMISSION PERIOD:  January 7, 2019 – January 28, 2019. All submissions must be received by 3:00 PM on the final day.

The work performed under this contract consists of cleaning, prepping, repair, and resurfacing-fiberglassing of the City of Leavenworth pool and surge tank. For additional information, please contact Public Works Director Herb Amick at herba@cityofleavenworth.com.

Download complete bid packet here.


Christmas Tree Recycling for the Apple Maggot Quarantine Area »

Residents living in the apple maggot quarantine area of western Chelan County will be able to recycle their Christmas trees at the county’s brush drop-off site on East Leavenworth Road.

The Chelan County Public Works pit will be open two days for Christmas tree recycling. Those days are:

—     Saturday, Jan. 5 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
—     Friday, Jan. 11 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

The minimum brush drop-off fee applies; cost is $10. Residents are reminded that the site takes only cash or checks.

The brush drop-off site, located at the intersection of East Leavenworth and Icicle roads, was opened in 2017 to service the apple maggot quarantine area of western Chelan County, which includes Leavenworth, Plain and Lake Wenatchee.

Residents living outside of the quarantine area are reminded that Wenatchee Boy Scout Troop 7 will be recycling trees on Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Stemilt Organic Recycling Center, 1465 S. Wenatchee Ave. The event is 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM; a $5 donation is suggested but not required.

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


2019 Lodging Tax Group Funding Application »

The 2019 Lodging Tax Grant Group Funding Applications are now available. If you would like to apply for funding for your event, you will need to turn your application in prior to the deadline of March 1, 2019. Please contact Finance Director Chantell Steiner if you have questions regarding the group funding.  Click below for the application.

2019 Lodging Tax Group Funding Application



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