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US 97 Blewett Pass Closed Sep 9 – 14, 2018 »

US 97 Blewett Pass will be closed in both directions to ALL traffic from 9 PM Sunday, September 9th to 9 AM on Friday, September 14th to replace 3 culverts under the highway between MP 157.6 and MP 169.0. Two box culverts will be installed about 1.5 miles and 4.5 miles north of the summit. As part of a separate contract, a third box culvert will be  installed near the Swauk Creek campground. The culvert replacements will all be done at the same time to minimize impacts to traffic and recreation. In addition to the full closure,  the two projects may require intermittent weekday single lane closures throughout the month of September.

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Now Hiring: Development Services Manager »

Development Services Manager

The City of Leavenworth is seeking a dynamic self-directed individual to lead and manage the Development Services Department. The ideal candidate will have a thorough knowledge of planning principles, development procedures, and applicable statutory and case law. Primary responsibilities include oversight of all current and long-range planning activities of the City, supervision of the Assistant Planner and may include partial supervision of an Office Assistant, providing oversight and coordination of the City’s Building Inspector workflow, staff liaison to the Planning Commission, and is responsible for management and identification of departmental budget needs. This is an FLSA-exempt position that may require work in excess of 40 hours per week. A bachelor’s degree in urban, regional, or city planning and five years experience working within the planning field is required. 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 Application Packet from this webpage:

Applications are due by 5:00 PM on August 24, 2018. Position will remain open until filled. The City of Leavenworth is an equal opportunity employer.

Parking Study Public Open House #2 »

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July 25, 2018 US2 Closure and Detour »

US 2 Closure and Detour on Wednesday July 25 for installation of a culvert in Tumwater Canyon.

County: Chelan Hwy.: US 2 Region: North Central
Detour closure Points: MP 84.5 to 99 – Coles Corner to Leavenworth.
Culvert replacement location: MP 97.3 between the Alps and Leavenworth.
Description: Larger culvert being installed under the highway to prevent persistent shoulder washouts during high runoff events.
Work Schedule: Wednesday 7/25 ONLY 5 a.m. to 5 p.m., traffic will be detoured on Chumstick Hwy. No vehicles over 10,000 GVW and no longer than 32 feet. Local Deliveries only. Large trucks should choose an alternate route utilizing Snoqualmie and Blewett Passes.


Request for Proposal for Public Internet Access, Telephone, and Long Distance Services »



The City of Leavenworth is inviting a Request for Proposal from firms interested in providing public internet access, telephone and long distance services.  Interested parties shall deliver or mail copies of their Proposal as identified in the detailed request for proposal.  The detailed request for proposal may be obtained by accessing it on the City’s Finance Department webpage at:


The City’s selection of a provider for these services will be made from the Proposals submitted and received at City Hall by 4:00 p.m., August 17, 2018.  Questions regarding these services should be directed to Chantell Steiner, Finance Director/City Clerk, City of Leavenworth, PO Box 287, Leavenworth, WA  98826.  Phone (509) 548-5275.  Fax (509) 548-6429.

Call for Bids – City of Leavenworth Hwy 2 Crosswalk Improvements »


Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the City of Leavenworth City Clerk until 2:00 PM on August 3rd, 2018, at which time bids will be opened and publicly read aloud.

A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, July 27, 2018, at Leavenworth City Hall.

Bid proposals may be sent by mail, or hand delivered, to the City Clerk at City of Leavenworth, City Hall, 700 Hwy 2, Leavenworth, WA 98826, prior to the opening. The envelope shall be plainly marked with “SEALED BID for the City of Leavenworth – Highway 2 Crosswalk Improvements” and shall clearly indicate the name and address of the bidder. The bid opening will take place at the City of Leavenworth, City Hall, 700 Hwy 2, Leavenworth, WA 98826. Proposals received after the time fixed for opening will not be considered.

The improvements for which bid will be received are generally described below:
Includes removal and replacement of sidewalk, curb and gutter and roadway for the installation of two hawk signal systems one LED RRFB traffic signal system. Includes pavement markings, permanent signing, curb ramps, directional boring, and concrete paver sidewalk.

Bids must be completed on a lump sum and unit price basis as indicated on the BID PROPOSAL, and the total price shall be used for comparison of bids. The owner reserves the right to waive any informalities, minor defects, or to reject any or all bids.

All bid proposals shall be accompanied by a bid proposal deposit in cash, certified check, cashier’s check, or surety bond in the amount equal to five (5%) of the amount of such bid proposal. Should the successful bidder fail to enter into such contract and furnish satisfactory performance bond within the same time stated in the specifications, the bid proposal deposit shall be forfeited to the City of Leavenworth.

The City of Leavenworth in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, nondiscrimination in federally assisted programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidders that is will affirmatively ensure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises as defined at 49 CFR Part 26 will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or sex in consideration for an award.

Plans, specifications, addenda, bidders list, and plan holders list for this project will be available July 13, 2018 from Builders Exchange Online Plan Center. Free access is provided to Prime Bidders, Subcontractors, and Vendors by going to: http://www.bxwa.com, and clicking on: Posted Projects > Public Works > City of Leavenworth > Projects Bidding. Bidders are encouraged to receive automatic email notifications of future addenda and to be placed on the Bidders List. This online plan center provides Bidders with fully usable online documents, with the ability to download, print, and order full or partial plan sets. Contract documents are also on file for inspection at the City of Leavenworth, City Hall, 700 Highway 2, Leavenworth, WA, and area plan centers.

If a bidder has questions regarding this Call for Bids, please contact City of Leavenworth, Herb Amick, Public Works Director or Joel Walinski, City Administrator at (509) 548-5275. No bidder may withdraw their bid after the hour set for the opening thereof or before award of contract, unless said award is delayed for a period of exceeding thirty (30) days.

First Daily Journal of Commerce
Publication: Friday, July 13, 2018

Second Daily Journal of Commerce
Publication: Friday, July 20, 2018

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Chelan County’s Leavenworth Drop-Off Brush Yard »

After Saturday, June 30, Chelan County’s Leavenworth drop-off brush yard will return to being open only on Fridays; however, the brush yard will return to operating two days a week (Fridays and Saturdays) in September for fall cleanup.

The site will continue to be open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays throughout the summer months. The brush drop-off site is located at the Chelan County day pit on East Leavenworth Road, near the intersection of Icicle Road.

Cost is $10 a cubic yard, with a minimum fee of $10. Brush, tree and bush trimmings, garden waste, needles, and leaves will be accepted at the new drop-off site. Tree trimmings are limited to 12 feet long and 8 inches in diameter maximum. No rocks, dirt, sod, lumber or garbage are allowed.

Residents and businesses are reminded that the Dryden Transfer Station, which is in a pest-free zone, does not accept brush and yard waste from the apple maggot quarantine area of western Chelan County, which includes Leavenworth, Plain and Lake Wenatchee. Residents living in the quarantine area also should keep tree limbs and cuttings, brush, grass and homegrown tree fruit out of their household garbage. A searchable apple maggot quarantine map is available online.

For updates on the Leavenworth brush yard’s hours, join the county’s solid waste ListServ.

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