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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.

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.

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.

At the March 6, 2017 Commission meeting, PUD staff presented initial engineering and cost comparisons for three sites under consideration. The presentation included proposed distribution and transmission line routes as well as renderings of what those lines could look like if a substation was located on any of the three sites.

On March 20, 2017, PUD Commissioners chose a preferred alternative for building the new substation on land owned by Upper Valley MEND, between Chumstick Highway and Titus Road (site 14). This alternative is supported by the community focus group, City of Leavenworth, numerous public comments, as well as the PUD’s engineering analysis. PUD staff will perform further feasibility analysis on site 14 including site location considerations (i.e. ground water, access requirements) and possible mitigation actions for visual and other impacts.

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 more information on the Bavarian substation project, please visit chelanpud.org/NewLeavenworthSubstation.
Thank you,
Teka Sellers
Customer Outreach Specialist II
Chelan County PUD

Request for Proposals and Qualifications for Parking Management Plan for the City of Leavenworth »


The City of Leavenworth is seeking proposals and qualifications from individuals, firms, and teams with demonstrated experience in developing effective parking management strategies through a process of active public engagement. Proposals must be submitted and received by the City of Leavenworth no later than 2:00 PM on April 7, 2017.

View and/or print full Request for Proposals and Qualifications here.

Request for Proposals – Leavenworth Utility Rate Study »

Notice is hereby given that the City of Leavenworth, WA is requesting proposals from qualified financial consultants to conduct a comprehensive water, sanitary sewer, stormwater and solid waste rate study. The intent of the study is to independently assess and evaluate the City of Leavenworth’s existing utility rates and provide recommendations. The broad objective of the study is to adequately fund utility operations, capital costs, and bonded debt while minimizing rates to the greatest degree possible. The study will be based on a comprehensive review of the City of Leavenworth’s utility funds and budgets, Comprehensive Plans, customer classes, current usage data, future planned growth, and any other information deemed necessary.

Please review the following documents:

Cover Letter
Request for Proposal – Utility Rate Study

February 8th Planning Commission Subcommittee Meeting Canceled »

Due to adverse weather, the following subcommittee meeting has been canceled:

Feb 8 – 5:30–7 pm – City Hall Conference Room Housing & Parks and Recreation

Commissioners Anne Hessburg; Larry Hayes; Joel Martinez

Update: PUD Substation »

Leavenworth and Upper Valley-area customers:

The PUD is working with the community 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 November 2, 2016 PUD staff presented an update on the substation siting process at a community meeting. At this meeting, PUD staff presented the consultant’s high level analysis which included a map showing the three sites under consideration and possible transmission line routing, along with renderings of possible transmission options, and site considerations for each of the three sites. The PUD also heard input and answered questions from the community.

In November and December, the PUD’s consultant will continue to perform analysis which will include detailed costs, more detailed transmission and distribution route alternatives, and renderings of what a substation would look like on each of the identified locations.

PUD staff anticipates hosting another community meeting in late January 2017 to gather input from the community on the detailed cost analysis and renderings. Once this meeting is scheduled, PUD staff will advertise in the following ways: direct mail postcard, email distribution list, webpage, Leavenworth Echo, Leavenworth Echo online events page, and KOHO radio. The public is invited to that meeting for discussion and questions.

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

For more information and notes about the Bavarian substation project, please visit chelanpud.org/NewLeavenworthSubstation.

Teka Sellers
Customer Relations Administrator
Chelan County PUD

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Press Release: Resignation of Councilmember Robert Francis »

Press Release

City of Leavenworth
700 Highway 2
Post Office Box 287
Leavenworth, Washington  98826

Telephone:  (509) 548-5275
Fax:  (509) 548-6429


Joel Walinski
City Administrator
August 26, 2016



Leavenworth City Councilmember Robert (Bob) Francis announced his resignation from the City Council effective August 23, 2016. Council Member Francis was appointed to the Leavenworth City Council on November 28, 2008 by Mayor Robert Eaton; Bob was elected to the position in 2009 and again in 2013. Bob served on numerous Council Committees during his tenure including Public Safety, Finance and Public Works. He also served on the City’s Residential Advisory Committee.

Councilmember Francis retired from the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office in 2015 with 26 years of service. He also has served as a board member of Projekt Bayern, and is an active participant in many of the Cascade School District programs. Bob’s service to the community of Leavenworth has been invaluable and he will be missed.

Council Member Francis stated that the accomplishment that he is most proud of over the course of his tenure, is the change in the relationship between the City and the Community – businesses and residents. Changes brought about in the Leavenworth Municipal Code, City procedures and changes in personnel have brought about a change for the better in that relationship. Council Member Francis pointed out the hardest part for the Council is hearing the opinions of friends and neighbors, but yet taking a position that is best for the entire town.

The City will begin the process of filling the City Council position held by Council Member Robert Francis by accepting letters of interest from City residents interested in serving on the Council. Under Washington law, the City Council has 90 days to appoint a city resident to fill the vacancy.  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. More information on the process, timeline and application will be posted on the City’s Website next week.

Request for Quotes: Design & Build Skate Park »

The City of Leavenworth is soliciting interest from firms with expertise in the design and construction of a Community Skate Park. The contractor is being asked to provide complete design and build services for a state of the art poured in place Skate Park at Enchantment Park in Leavenworth, Washington.

Quotations are due at Leavenworth City Hall no later than 4:00 PM on September 15, 2016.

Please review the following documents:

Request for Quotes
Small Works Construction Contract

For additional information, please contact:

Joel Walinski, City Administrator


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