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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
teka.sellers@chelanpud.org
509-661-4294

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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

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Joel Walinski
City Administrator
August 26, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

RESIGNATION OF COUNCILMEMBER ROBERT FRANCIS

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
cityadministrator@cityofleavenworth.com

 


The US Navy Band will perform at the Festhalle on September 4th »

Navy Band Ticket

The City of Leavenworth is very fortunate and proud to be hosting The United States Navy Band “Country Current” performance on September 4, 2016 at 4:00 PM at the Festhalle.  Admission is FREE.

The United States Navy Band Country Current is the Navy’s premiere country-bluegrass ensemble. The group is nationally renowned for its versatility and “eye-popping” musicianship, performing a blend of modern country music and cutting-edge bluegrass. This seven member ensemble employs musicians from diverse backgrounds with extensive high-profile recording and touring experience in the music scenes of Nashville, New York, New Orleans and more. In the tradition of country music, each member is a skilled performer on multiple instruments. The band utilizes banjo, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, fiddle, electric bass, upright bass, dobro, pedal steel guitar and drum set.

Festhalle doors open at 3:30 PM and the show starts at 4:00 PM. Ticket holders are requested to arrive before 3:45 PM as the general public will be admitted at 3:50 PM. Tickets are available at Leavenworth City Hall and the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce. Again, tickets are free but are limited to 4 tickets per person.  Come and enjoy some amazing musicians!

Country Current Concert Promotional Poster


Leavenworth Firewise Coalition Meeting »

The “Leavenworth Firewise Coalition” will meet with some very knowledgeable people for their presentation on becoming a Firewise Community. Their presentation will explain why and how we can establish our Firewise Coalition. As we all know the risk of fires in our area is a major concern, more than ever and we need to be prepared as best as we can for a fire disaster. A coalition is defined as an alliance or union between groups, factions, or parties, especially for some temporary and specific reason. Our specific reason is simple: how do we best protect our valuable property from a fire disaster?

The meeting is set for:

Date: August 10, 2016 (Wednesday)
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Leavenworth Fire Station Conference Room

The presentation will include the following organizations and people:

Chelan County Fire District Fire Chief: Kelly O’Brien
Chumstick Wildfire Stewardship Coalition Director: Hilary Lundgren
Cascade Conservation District Education & Outreach Specialist: Amanda Levesque Newell
AAA of Washington Insurance Specialist: Joe Gluzinski


Press Release: High Fire Travel and Activity Restricitons »

Sheriff Brian Burnett announces “High Fire Hazard Travel and Activity Restrictions” for unincorporated areas of Chelan County.

On July 11, 2016, The Board of Chelan County Commissioners designated, based on recommendations from the Fire Advisory Board, that road travel and activity restrictions in unincorporated Chelan County be raised to “High”. This action was taken to prevent occurrences of fires which might be caused by recreational, residential, commercial, industrial and other activities in unincorporated Chelan County.

High Fire Hazard Travel and Activity Restrictions are as follows:
1. Travel Restrictions:

A. No operation of any motor vehicle off the roadway
B. Restricts travel on county roads, except for the following:

a. Bona fide residents;
b. Landowners and leaseholders to access land to perform work to protect property;
c. Authorized and official business only;
d. Access to open public lands for legitimate purpose/use.

2. Area activity restrictions include:

A. No fireworks
B. No outdoor fires. No person shall build, ignite, or maintain any outdoor fire of any kind or character or for any purpose whatsoever, in any High fire hazard area, except by the authority of a written permit from the appropriate fire protection agency. No permit will be required for outdoor fires within habited premises or designated campsites where such fires may be built in a permanent barbeque, portable barbeque, outdoor fireplace, incinerator, or grill. Such a permit shall incorporate such terms and conditions to reasonably safeguard public safety and property.
C. Restricted open flame devices: No person shall operate or use any device liable to start or cause fire in or upon any high fire hazard area, except for the approved open flame devices listed below or by the authority of a written permit from the appropriate fire protection agency.

a. Approved open flame devices. Liquid gas stoves or fires, including:

i. Pressurized gas camp stoves, catalytic heaters, and white gas camp stoves and lanterns.
ii. Commercially made barbeque devices.
iii. Stove or fireplace fires completely contained within a home or residence.
iv. Propane or pressurized white gas warming devices with a shield and base.
v. An enclosed solid fuel fire that utilizes a wick to distribute the flame.

If anyone has questions about the current restrictions, contact your local fire protection district.
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View full Press Release here


PUD Bavarian Substation Update »

The Chelan County PUD has plans to build a new substation in the Leavenworth area. Please visit the PUD’s website to view the latest information and/or sign up for regular communication about the project.

June 28, 2016 Community Meeting with the City Council

Bavarian Substation – Site Criteria Matrix
Map



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