You may review the current status of the Pine Street Reconstruction project at the following location on the website:
Prescribed Burn Information through October 20, 2017
Prescribed burns operations will be occurring in the Chumstick, Eagle Creek, Plain and Lake Wenatchee watersheds depending on weather conditions.
Expect reduced visibility along roads and in Leavenworth and Lake Wenatchee areas.
Burning operations will cease by 6:00 pm each evening.
What is Prescribed Fire? The planned application of fire in the right place, at the right time, for the right reason, by professionals
Why do we use it?
Weather conditions influence fire behavior. The time of year, wind, temperature, humidity, and fuel moisture are all considered before the Washington Department of Natural Resources, in coordination with Dept. of Ecology, approve the burn.
Smoke impacts to communities are an important consideration. This time of year, as compared to hotter, drier summer months allows for managers to better predict the amount and distribution of smoke.
Isn’t it too windy?
Fire managers take on-the-ground spot weather reports and utilize NOAA predications each day. Wind helps disperse smoke and provide “uplift” (i.e., move the smoke above ground level) and is necessary to move the burn. Fire practitioners are trained to take into account wind speed and direction and manage the burn accordingly.
Please excuse our Smoke
We understand that this current fire season has prolonged impacts of smoke on communities. However, smoke from controlled burns this fall will be significantly less impactful than the summer’s wildfire smoke. While inconvenient, smoke is a sign that important restoration work is taking place—making our forests healthier and communities safer.
How come the USFS gets to burn and I don’t?
Jurisdictions for burning are determined by different governmental entities depending on who owns the land.
For current burning restrictions on County (unincorporated private lands), State, and Federal lands, please visit: waburnbans.net
Chelan County Unincorporated (Private Lands): Contact your local fire district for current burning restrictions on private land. Burn bans may be in effect until September 30.
For current information, please contact:
The USFS creates a burn plan that is technically reviewed and agency approved before a prescribed burn. The burn boss then must obtain smoke approval from the Washington Department of Natural Resources in coordination with the Department of Ecology to burn on their lands. In other words, State agencies monitor and approve allowances for smoke from prescribed burns on Federal lands based on weather conditions.
The USFS regulates the public’s use of fire on USFS lands.
Forested Lands: For current burning restrictions on State and Federal lands, please visit: waburnbans.net
Health & Safety
The Autumn Leaf Festival and Parade will take place on Saturday, September 23rd; activities will continue through Sunday the 24th in the downtown area. Street closures/detours on Saturday and Sunday are as follows:
Saturday – September 24th
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. There will be full access on 9th Street for the remainder of the weekend. 8th Street downtown will also be closed from Front Street to Commercial Street on Saturday and Sunday.
Sunday – September 24th
Front Street will be closed from 9th Street to Hwy 2 and reopen at 3:30 PM.
Check the attached maps to review the parade route, street closure, and detours. All side streets throughout town will be barricaded during the parade, 11:30 – 2:00 PM.
Request for Proposal for Leavenworth Festhalle Operations Consultant
THE CITY OF LEAVENWORTH, WASHINGTON is seeking an individual to contract with the City as the Festhalle Manager 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 and whom best meets the needs of the City.
The detailed Request for Proposal may be obtained by accessing it on the City’s webpage at: http://www.cityofleavenworth.com or by contacting City Hall. The City will begin a review and selection process on September 19, 2017 and continue until the selection is made. Proposals will be accepted until the position is filled.
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
Water Use Efficiency Goal Forum
The City of Leavenworth has submitted the 2017 Draft Water System Plan (WSP) to Washington State Department of Health for review. In accordance with the requirements of WAC 246-290-830(4) the City is holding a public forum to provide opportunity for consumers and the public to participate and comment on the water use efficiency (WUE) goal. A description of the proposed WUE goal and measures proposed to achieve the WUE goal may be found in Section 8.5 of the Draft WSP. A copy of the WSP may be found at City Hall for those who wish to review the WSP and WUE goals prior to the meeting or from our website at http://cityofleavenworth.com/city-government/public-works/water/.
Date, time and location details:
Date: September 26, 2017
Time: 6:45 PM
Location: City Hall Council Chambers
Leavenworth, WA 98826
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