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Yard waste, brush drop-off site to open in Leavenworth »

Yard waste, brush drop-off site to open in Leavenworth

LEAVENWORTH — Chelan County Public Works is opening a drop-off brush yard on East Leavenworth Road to service homeowners and businesses in the apple maggot quarantine area of western Chelan County.

The new brush drop-off site will be open once a week; hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays beginning July 21. The site will be closed November through March. The site is located at the Chelan County day pit on East Leavenworth Road, near the intersection of Icicle Road.

Cost is $10 a cubic yard, with a minimum fee of $10. Brush, tree and bush trimmings, garden waste, needles and leaves will be accepted at the new drop-off site. No rocks, dirt, sod, lumber or garbage is allowed.

Chelan County Public Works’ Solid Waste Department opened the site after several residents and businesses expressed an interest in having a brush drop-off service available in the apple maggot quarantine area. Brush and yard waste generated in the quarantine area should not be taken to a pest-free zone.

Residents and businesses are reminded that the Dryden Transfer Station, which is in a pest-free zone, does not accept brush and yard waste from the apple maggot quarantine area of western Chelan County, which includes Leavenworth, Plain and Lake Wenatchee. Residents living in the quarantine area also should keep tree limbs and cuttings, brush, grass and homegrown tree fruit out of their household garbage.

Businesses and residents are responsible for knowing where the quarantine boundaries are so they do not transport plant waste from a quarantine area to a pest-free area. The Washington State Department of Agriculture’s website has a searchable map to determine if a specific address is inside or outside the apple maggot quarantine area.

Searchable map:

https://agr.wa.gov/PlantsInsects/InsectPests/AppleMaggot/Quarantine.aspx

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




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

FESTHALLE CUSTODIAN / JANITOR
24 HR/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 – 15.00/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.



Now Hiring Park / Cemetery Maintenance Worker – 7 Month Seasonal Position »

Park/Cemetery Maintenance Worker – 7 Month Seasonal Position

The City of Leavenworth, an equal opportunity employer, is now accepting applications for the following position: One (1) vacanciy for a Park Maintenance Worker – Returning Seasonal 7-month position. This position is a non union covered position with a starting pay of $11.00 – 15.00/hr. DOE.

Requirements: Minimum 18 years old and WA State driver’s license with record that is 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.


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

Park / Cemetery Maintenance Worker – Part Time Seasonal Position

The City of Leavenworth, an equal opportunity employer, is now accepting applications for the following position: One (1) vacancy 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 $11.00 – $15.00 / 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.


Public Participation Program Revised for Comp Plan Update »

Leavenworth is undertaking a major periodic review of the Comprehensive Plan as required by the Washington State Growth Management Act. The Public Participation Program has been revised to include additional dates/times for the public to attend the Planning Commission Subcommittee meetings and provide comment and feedback regarding the update to the City’s Comprehensive Plan.

City of Leavenworth Comprehensive Plan Update
Public Participation Program – Revised June 2017


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

CALL FOR BIDS

CITY OF LEAVENWORTH
2017 ASPHALT PAVING REPAIR WORK

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



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