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Tree removal along Chumstick Highway begins Wed, Oct 19th »

Work begins Wednesday, Oct. 19, on hazardous tree removal along Chumstick Highway near Leavenworth.

The project, expected to take about 20 days, will begin between Merry Canyon Road and milepost 10. The contractor is expected to be in that area through at least Friday, Oct. 21.

Work will take place 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Drivers should expect one-lane, flagger-controlled traffic in the area of work with up to 10-minute delays.

The work overall will cover about five miles, beginning at about milepost 8.7 and continuing to about milepost 13.6.

Altels Logging of Cashmere will be working to clear about 130 trees in the county right-of-way that are dead, dying or have serious structural defects. The work is part of a two-phase hazardous tree removal project along Chumstick Highway and the Beaver Valley Road corridor. The first phase was completed this summer.

“All of the trees identified for removal pose a safety threat to drivers traveling along Chumstick Highway,” said Jill FitzSimmons, public information officer with Chelan County Public Works.

The estimated cost of Phase II is $120,000. The county is paying for the project out of its county road fund.

To keep up on the project’s progress as Altels moves along the highway and the Beaver Valley Road corridor, watch the Chelan County Public Works website for details.

Photo attached: Altels Logging of Cashmere works last summer to remove hazardous trees from the county right-of-way along Chumstick Highway. The second phase of the hazardous tree removal project begins Oct. 19.

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

Now Hiring: Deputy Clerk »

Deputy Clerk

The City of Leavenworth is seeking an energetic self-directed individual for a full-time Deputy Clerk in the Finance Department.

The ideal candidate must have outstanding customer service skills, excellent written and oral communication skills with exceptional attention to detail, and be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. Primary responsibilities include supervision of an office assistant for clerical support, accounts receivables, invoice coding and customer assistance, and in performing all procedures required to complete monthly/quarterly miscellaneous billing, utility billing, and payroll; use of BIAS Financial system preferred.

This union position includes a one-year probationary salary of $3,511 and increases to $4,131 thereafter; excellent benefits and retirement package included.

To request an application packet, contact the City of Leavenworth at 509-548-5275 or 700 US Highway 2, Leavenworth, WA 98826 or download the job description and employment application here. Applications will be reviewed beginning on October 20, 2016.

Position will remain open until filled.

The City of Leavenworth is an equal opportunity employer.

Planning Commission Agendas and Minutes »

Planning Commission Agendas, Minutes, and Meeting Packets

City of Leavenworth Planning Commission meeting minutes may also be located on the Secretary of State WA State Archives – Digital Archives website. The following collections are available in Digital Archives:

  • Planning Commission Minutes 1966 – 2018
  • Board of Adjustment Minutes 1973 – 1996

September 4, 2019

August 7, 2019

July 31, 2019 – Workshop

July 10, 2019

June 5, 2019

May 8, 2019

April 3, 2019

March 6, 2019

February 6, 2019

January 9, 2019 – meeting date changed from January 2, 2019

Archived Meeting Packets, Agendas, and Minutes


Public Notices »

Public Notices

Posted below are Public Notices, Press Releases, Notice of Public Hearings, and/or additional public information. If you need additional information, please contact Leavenworth City Hall at (509) 548-5275.


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September 13, 2019

September 4, 2019

July 31, 2019

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February 11, 2019

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February 6, 2019

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December 17, 2018

December 13, 2018

December 12, 2018

December 5, 2018

November 28, 2018

October 24, 2018

October 23, 2018

October 10, 2018

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October 3, 2018

September 21, 2018

August 28, 2018

August 1, 2018

July 31, 2018

July 17, 2018

July 10, 2018

July 4, 2018

June 28, 2018

June 27, 2018

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May 22, 2018

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April 24, 2018

April 18, 2018

March 13, 2018

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November 1, 2017

September 27, 2017

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June 13, 2017

May 31, 2017

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January, 2017

November 21, 2016

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October 25, 2016

October 19, 2016

October 18, 2016

September 13, 2016

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June 2, 2016

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April 6, 2016

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March 16, 2016

February 9, 2016

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January 6, 2016

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November 4, 2015

August 26, 2015

July 23, 2015

July 14, 2015

August 5, 2015

July 1, 2015

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April 1, 2015

November 25, 2014

October 28, 2014

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April 23, 2014

Bavarian (Leavenworth) Substation Update »

The PUD and some of your neighbors have been looking for a location for a new substation in the Leavenworth area. A new substation is needed to support growth and development in the Upper Valley.

PUD staff will be presenting an update on the substation siting process for both Leavenworth and Chelan during the PUD Commission meeting on Tuesday, September 20 at 1pm in the Commission Board Room at 327 N Wenatchee, Ave. in Wenatchee. The public is invited to attend.

The PUD hosted a community meeting on June 28 where focus group members presented their work and gave a status update on the project. The PUD provided the final Site Evaluation Matrix and a map showing the original sixteen areas as well as the Top 3 identified locations. Updated FAQs have also recently been posted on the Bavarian Substation website.

In June 2016, PUD staff communicated with property owners in the Top 3 areas who expressed interest in selling property to the PUD for the purpose of a substation. In July, PUD staff and community focus group members agreed on one parcel within each of the three areas for an engineering consultant’s initial, high-level analysis on site feasibility. In September and October, the PUD’s consultant will perform analysis that will show high-level costs and renderings of a substation in each of the three identified parcels.

The PUD will host a community meeting on November 2 to present the consultant’s initial, high-level cost analysis on the three identified sites and gather input from the community. The PUD will advertise the Nov. 2 meeting starting in October through direct mailings, this email distribution list, the website and local media outlets.

After the community meeting, the consultant will continue with a detailed cost analysis of the sites and create renderings with details on what a substation might look like including distribution and transmission lines.

The PUD will be looking for input from the community on the results of the consultant’s initial, high-level analysis. You can share public comments at the community meeting on Nov. 2 or after the meeting through the public comment form on the webpage, emailing teka.sellers@chelanpud.org or 509-661-4294.

You can view all information about the project at chelanpud.org/newleavenworthsubstation.

Thank you,

Teka Sellers
Customer Relations Administrator
Chelan County PUD

Official Document from the Chelan County PUD

Open City Council Seat: Applications Being Accepted »

Open City Council Seat: Applications Being Accepted

The City will begin the process of filling the City Council position held by retiring Council Member Robert Francis by accepting letters of interest.

Under Washington law, the City Council has 90 days to appoint a city resident to fill the vacancy. Residents interested in serving in the position are encouraged to submit a letter outlining relevant experience and qualifications to City Administrator Joel Walinski at Leavenworth City Hall by 5:00 p.m. on October 5, 2016. A follow-up application and questionnaire will then be provided to all applicants. The City Council has tentatively scheduled October 18th for interviews and selection.

Position No. 5 is the available City Council seat with a term ending in December, 2017. The salary for this position is $250 per month.

Under Washington law qualified applicants must be a registered voter, must reside within the City, and must have lived within the City limits for at least one year.

If you are interested in serving the residents of Leavenworth and would like to read more information about being a City Council Member, please review the following document:

Prospective New Councilmember

Autumn Leaf Festival & Parade – Detour & Street Closures »

The Autumn Leaf Festival is taking place the weekend of September 24th in Leavenworth. There will be some street closures throughout town on Saturday, September 24th so plan your travels accordingly:

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. 8th Street downtown will also be closed from Front Street to Commercial Street on Saturday and Sunday.

Check the attached map to review the parade route. All side streets throughout town will be barricaded during the parade, 11:30 – 2:00.

Great Parade folks! Stop and Watch!!

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