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FYI…City Council Meetings Now Begin at 6:30 p.m. »

2012 Leavenworth City Budget

News from the Leavenworth City Council

We hope you enjoy our Newsletter and that you will find all of the information useful and informative.


Special Leavenworth City Council Meeting »



Notice is hereby given that the Leavenworth City Council will conduct a special meeting at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 in the Council Chambers at City Hall to review and possibly approve the Lease Option to Purchase Agreement with the Nelson Legacy Group for the Leavenworth Fruit Warehouse.

The public is invited to attend said special Council meetings and to make comment. 


Notice of Application »

Notice of Application for Short Subdividion Located at 427 Ski Hill Drive

Planning Commission Members Sought »


Wanted—Bright, motivated people who care about the future of

Leavenworth to serve on the City of Leavenworth

Planning Commission.

Now is a great time to become involved with the City Planning Commission!
The Planning Commission is beginning to create their 2012 work plan and a range of updates to the City’s Comprehensive Plan. The Planning Commission is focusing their work plan on the creation of a Parks Plan, update of the Shoreline Master Program, review of the City’s Comprehensive Plan for potential updates, necessary Municipal Code amendments, and other amendments. The overall role of the Planning Commission is to draft new development regulations and to develop long-range planning documents related to local need and pursuant to State law under the Growth Management Act.
The Planning Commission meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Now is the time to get involved! Two positions are open and available (Positions No. 2 and 5). If you reside or own property inside the city limits of Leavenworth, or reside or own property within the urban growth area, and want to get involved in your community, contact Cary Siess, Development Services Staff at 509-548-5275 for information.
Applications will be accepted until January 1, 2012, and the selection process will be on or before January 15, 2012.

Holiday Office Closures and Garbage Collection »



City Hall will be closed on Friday November 11th, in observance of Veteran’s Day, and also on Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th for the Thanksgiving holiday.


City Hall will be closed Friday December 23th at noon and Monday December 26th in observance of the Christmas Holiday.


City Hall will be closed on Monday January 2nd to celebrate the New Year.



Residential garbage collection normally scheduled for Thursday November 24th will be picked up on Monday, November 28th.

Commercial garbage collection will be picked up on Friday, November 11th; however collections normally scheduled for Thursday, November 24th will be picked up Friday, November 25th. 


Residential garbage collection, no change

Commercial garbage collections normally scheduled for Sunday, December 25th will be picked up Monday, December 26th. 


Residential garbage collection, no change

Commercial garbage collections normally scheduled for Sunday, January 1st will be picked up on Monday, January 2nd.


Business/Property owners who have dumpsters are reminded to keep snow and ice removed from the dumpster area to facilitate movement of the dumpster to be emptied.  The area needs to be cleared by 6:00 a.m.

Winter Parking Regulations are in effect from November 15, 2011 to March 15, 2012.

Town Hall Meeting »

Please join the Residential Advisory Committee at 7:00 PM Tuesday November 9, 2011 to learn more on the City of Leavenworth snow removal policies and priorities. The City’s Public Works Department will provide information on the procedures, equipment and decision making used during a snow removal event. Cost of the equipment and manpower to which routes are the priority to what are the winter parking regulations and how are they enforced will be reviewed. Your comments, questions and suggestions are welcomed.

Location:  Leavenworth Fire Hall

City of Leavenworth Fall Clean-up »

Fall Clean-up 2011

Leavenworth’s annual fall clean-up for Single – Family residents will take place this year during October 10th – November 10th.  We are asking all residents on corner lots with street intersections to prune trees for better visibility.  Leaves, pine needles, and other yard debris is to be put into plastic garbage bags, no larger than 35 gallon size, not to exceed 35 pounds, and no more than 4 bags on any regularly scheduled garbage day.  Limbs must be cut into 4 foot or shorter lengths and tied in bundles. The yard debris should be out next to your regular garbage and will be picked up at the same time. There will be no extra charge for the pickup of the first 4 bags of yard waste; additional bags will be charged $3.00 per bag.  Please remember outside burning in no longer allowed.

NO furniture, appliances, dirt, rocks, or building debris will be picked up.

Sign Code Adopted »

On September 13, 2011, the Leavenworth City Council adopted the updates to the Leavenworth Municipal Code (LMC) Chapter 14.10: Signs.  The new “sign code” was completed after many months of community input, work and review by the Leavenworth Planning Commission and City Council. The message taken from the residents and business owners was for the sign code to provide a fair and equitable “playing field” for all signage users while continuing to support the advertisement needs of business owners and protecting the economic benefits derived by  the City’s Old World Bavarian-Alpine theme. A few other key items updated in the new sign code include, but are not limited to:  resolving many of the inconsistencies in the code, updating the City’s sign regulations to be consistent with changes in the law, addressing political and free speech signs, limiting the proliferation of temporary signs, and removal of “content” based regulations. The Planning Commission and City Council recognize the unique character and function of community service events, and the need for signs which support these events and aid in their success.

Follow this link if you wish to view a copy of the new Adopted Sign Code Chapter 14.10 of the Leavenworth Municipal Code.  (effective October 8, 2011)



New Park Plan »

Let us know your ideas, thoughts, and opinion.  Participate in the Parks & Recreation Plan update.

The City of Leavenworth Planning Commission and City Council are in the process of creating a new Parks & Recreation Plan.  The City Council recognizes that public recreation is a needed service and benefit to the people of Leavenworth and surrounding populations.  This plan will articulate the needs, level of service, and resources required to facilitate recreation opportunities and administer parks and recreation programs.  The City’s “kick-off” began in August with the Planning Commission, and asks that anyone interested in participating in the update of the current Parks & Recreation Plan complete the attached survey, contact City Hall, and / or participate in one of the update meetings. 

Take the Parks & Recreation Plan Survey

Parks & Recreation Plan Update Key Dates and Meetings:

August 17, 2011 – 7:00 p.m. – Update meeting with Planning Commission

August 23, 2011 – 6:00 p.m. – Update meeting with City Council

September 29, 2011 – 7:00 p.m. – Public Meeting

November 2, 2011 – 7:00 p.m. – Planning Commission public meeting to present and discuss draft plan

November 8, 2011 – 9:00 a.m. – City Council workshop on draft plan

December 7, 2011 – 7:00 p.m. – Planning Commission Public Hearing on Final Draft

February 14, 2012 – 6:00 p.m. – City Council Hearing on Final Draft

February 28, 2012 – 6:00 p.m. – City Council Adoption of Final Parks Plan

March 2012 –submit adopted document for final approval and verification

Fall 2011 Newsletter »

News from the Leavenworth City Council

We hope you enjoy our Newsletter and that you will find all of the information useful and informative.

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