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Request for Proposal – Osborn Property Community Visioning Process & Facilitation »

Request for Proposal – Osborn Property Community Visioning Process & Facilitation

The City of Leavenworth is seeking proposals from national intermediaries and/or private firms/individuals to facilitate a community visioning process related to the redevelopment of the old Osborn Elementary School in Leavenworth (Osborn Property) and to serve as liaison with the Upper Valley Park & Recreation Service Area (PRSA), City Council, and other relevant community-based organizations.

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The deadline for RFP responses is January 29, 2021 at 1:00 PM

Please submit all questions and/or requests for additional information to Executive Assistant Sue Cragun scragun@cityofleavenworth.com. Questions must be received by 5:00 PM on January 8, 2021. All Questions & Answers will be posted to the City’s website on Monday, January 11, 2021.

Osborn Property RFP: Question & Answer document


Invitation to Bid – Water Treatment Plant Essential Improvements Project »

CITY OF LEAVENWORTH SMALL WORKS PROJECT

“PREVAILING WAGES SHALL BE PAID” ENGINEER’S ESTIMATE:  $240,000

 INVITATION TO BID

The City of Leavenworth is releasing a Small Works Project. As a Contractor on the MRSC Small Works Roster under the Water Facility Construction, Repair, and Maintenance category, you are invited to submit a bid on this Project.

Project Title: Water Treatment Plant Essential Improvements Project

Scope of Work: This project consists of furnishing and installing new piping, fittings, and appurtenances in the lower level of the WTP, installation of new chemical delivery equipment, furnishing and installing a new finished water flow meter and control valve, all required electrical modifications, and removal and wastehauling of existing components.

Delivery of Proposal: City of Leavenworth. 700 State Highway 2, Leavenworth, Washington 98826

Sealed Proposals will be received by the City up to the Delivery of Proposal date and time. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, City Hall will be closed to the public. The Contractor may submit the bid in-person at City Hall by calling 509-548-5275 to make delivery arrangements up to the time listed on the on the Delivery of Proposal.

The proposals will be publicly read aloud at 3:00 p.m. by conference call only. Call Gray & Osborne, Inc. at (206) 284-0860 to join the conference call.

Bid Date:  Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.

Bid Documents for this project are available free-of-charge at the following website: “http://gobids.grayandosborne.com”. Bidders are encouraged to “Register” in order to receive automatic email notification of future addenda and to be placed on the “Bidders List”. For assistance, please call (206) 284-0860. Contract questions shall be directed only to the office of the Project Engineer.

Bidders must be registered on the City’s MRSC Small Works Roster to be eligible to submit a bid for this Project.

Questions concerning the Contract Provisions will be taken by the Project Engineer at Gray & Osborne, Inc.’s Seattle office (206) 284-0860.

No oral responses to questions by City personnel about the project will be binding on the City.

The City expressly reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive minor irregularities or informalities, and to further make award of the project to the lowest responsive, responsible bidder as it best serves the interest of the City based on the sum of the Bid.

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Now Hiring: Deputy Clerk »

City of Leavenworth Job Opportunity for Deputy Clerk

The City of Leavenworth, an equal opportunity employer, is seeking applicants for a full-time Deputy Clerk union position in the Finance Department.  This supervisory position includes oversight of the day-to-day financial operations and includes duties related to payroll, utility billing, customer service, and assisting the Finance Director with budgeting, annual reporting, contract/grant administration and bank reconciliations.  Applicant must have experience in office administration, professional oral and written communication skills with exceptional attention to detail, and excellent customer service skills.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office products required.  To apply, contact the City of Leavenworth at 509-548-5275 or visit the City’s website at www.cityofleavenworth.com to download the job description and application; application and resume shall be submitted to Chantell Steiner Finance Director/City Clerk at financedir@cityofleavenworth.com or can be mailed to PO Box 287, Leavenworth, WA 98826.  This position is open until filled, first review will occur on December 21, 2020.


Now Hiring: Part Time Office Assistant »

Part-Time Office Assistant

The City of Leavenworth, an equal opportunity employer, is seeking applicants for a part-time non-union Office Assistant position in the Finance / Clerk Department.  The Office Assistant is primarily responsible for the first contact as the City’s Customer Service Representative for answering phones and/or directing citizen and visitor questions to the appropriate staff. The Office Assistant, under the direction of the Deputy Clerk, assists in the duties of accounts payable, accounts receivable and utility billing, collecting and processing mail and making bank deposits. To apply, contact the City of Leavenworth at 509-548-5275 or visit the City’s website at www.cityofleavenworth.com to download the job description and application; application and resume shall be submitted to Chantell Steiner Finance Director/City Clerk at financedir@cityofleavenworth.com or can be mailed to PO Box 287, Leavenworth, WA 98826.  This position is open until filled, first review will occur on December 21, 2020.


Opening for a City of Leavenworth Planning Commissioner »

Opening for a City of Leavenworth Planning Commissioner

The City of Leavenworth is seeking one volunteer to fill a vacancy on the Leavenworth Planning Commission. Position No. 2 is currently available and will expire on April 1, 2023. This position may be available to someone living within the Urban Growth Area of Leavenworth.

The Planning Commission is an advisory body to the City Council providing recommendations for long-term planning and code amendments on topics related to housing, transportation, shorelines, and more. The appointment is made by the Mayor for a four-year unexpired term.

The Planning Commission meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM.  Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, reside or own property inside the city limits of Leavenworth or the urban growth area. Letters of interest may be submitted to:

City of Leavenworth
Attn: Sue Cragun, Executive Assistant
PO Box 287 / 700 US Hwy 2
Leavenworth, WA  98826

or scragun@cityofleavenworth.com, or dropped off at City Hall.

Letters of interest will be accepted until the position is filled. First review January 4, 2021.

Leavenworth Municipal Code 2.40. 010

All planning commission members shall be appointed by the mayor with confirmation by the city council. Members of the Leavenworth planning commission shall reside within the city limits of Leavenworth, except that up to two members may reside outside the city limits of Leavenworth, provided they reside or own property within the urban growth area as depicted by the Leavenworth comprehensive plan. [Ord. 1388 § 1 (Exh. A), 2011; Ord. 1094 § 2 (Exh. A), 1998.]


Press Release Regarding Christmas Lighting »

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION

December 9, 2020

On December 8, 2020, Tony Buhr of the Wenatchee World, reported that Mayor Florea stated that Leavenworth’s Christmas lights may be limited to weekdays.  Mayor Florea is not recommending, directing, suggesting, or implying to the Chamber of Commerce any changes to the current Christmas lighting format.

Mayor Florea has not directed, recommended, suggested, or implied to the City Administrator any desired changes to the current Christmas lighting set up.

Mayor Florea stands behind the Chamber of Commerce’s decision to cancel all Christmas activities in a manner that is consistent with the Governor’s restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information: Ana Cortez (509) 630-4157.

For more Information/ para más información: Leavenworth City Administrator Ana Cortez (509) 630-4157.

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Press Release – City Planner Maggie Boles AICP Certification »

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION

December 9, 2020

Under the leadership of Mayor Florea, the City of Leavenworth continues to increase its capacity through acquisition of relevant certifications among key staff.  Early this month, Maggie Boles, City Planner, successfully obtained American Institute of Certified Planners certification or AICP. The AICP certification is a major milestone for a professional planner.

Director Lilith Vespier indicated “The AICP certification is the sign of a quality professional planner. Not only do they have, and maintain through on-going training, a level of planning knowledge, but they are also dedicated to the AICP Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.”

City Administrator Cortez further stated that “Ms. Boles shows great commitment to the profession and the community she is serving.  We are proud of her accomplishments.” The City of Leavenworth has invested significantly in members of the Development Services Department.  This Department serves a crucial role in building inspections, planning, code enforcement and land use.  Increasing expertise among this Department ensures application of municipal code to development, building, and land uses activities.

Development Services Manager Lilith Vespier, stated “we have been greatly benefited by the pursuit of excellence Maggie applies to every project. I am not surprised by her successful testing. She is very knowledgeable and thorough. The City is fortunate to have such a qualified planner working for the community.”

For more information: Ana Cortez (509) 630-4157.

For more Information/ para más información: Leavenworth City Administrator Ana Cortez (509) 630-4157.

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We Need Your Help! By Dr. Peter Rutherford and Dr. Malcolm Butler – English & Spanish »

We Need Your Help

By Dr. Peter Rutherford and Dr. Malcolm Butler

Our healthcare system is on the brink. We need you to stay home and wear your mask whenever you are around people who don’t live with you.

We will not make this argument with graphs and data: Been there, done that.

The reserve capacity that any emergency system maintains to keep everyone safe is spent. The hospital is full and pulling staff from the clinics to support those who are sick and dying in the hospital. If it hasn’t happened to you yet, understand that cancelled clinic appointments are most likely the result of resources being pulled toward those sick with COVID-19.

Our nurses and physicians are also spent, they drive home close to tears, and the next morning put on a brave face and head back into the fight.

We need you to stay home and wear your mask whenever you are around people who don’t live with you.

For months our local leaders have petitioned the state for local control, arguing that those of us living in Chelan and Douglas counties know best how to control the pandemic within our communities. This is what local control feels like, two local physicians who have spent their careers in service to each of you, pleading with you. We need you to stay home and wear your mask whenever you are around people who don’t live with you.

None of us plan to slice our finger, or break our ankle, or develop appendicitis. All of us plan to go to the hospital when a medical crisis strikes. The hospital has limits, and if people continue to ignore well proven COVID precautions – masking, distancing, hygiene – the hospital won’t be available to suture your finger, set your fracture, or remove your appendix – it will be full.

We need you to stay home and wear your mask whenever you are around people who don’t live with you. Please.

Dr. Peter Rutherford is the CEO of Confluence Health. Dr. Malcolm Butler is the chief medical officer of Columbia Valley Community Health and the health officer of Chelan-Douglas Health District.

Necesitamos tu ayuda

Nuestro sistema de atención médica está al borde del colapso. Necesitamos que te quedes en casa y uses mascarilla cuando estés cerca de gente que no viva contigo.

No explicaremos nuestra petición con datos y gráficos, eso ya lo hemos hecho.

La capacidad de reserva que tiene cualquier sistema de emergencia para mantener a todo el mundo seguro ya se agotó. Los hospitales están llenos y estamos sacando a personal de las clínicas para que ayuden a las personas enfermas y moribundas en el hospital. Si todavía no has tenido la desagradable experiencia de que te cancelen una cita en una clínica, debes saber que es porque estos recursos se están destinando para atender a los enfermos de COVID-19.

Asimismo, nuestras enfermeras y médicos también están agotados: regresan a sus casas casi al borde de las lágrimas y la mañana siguiente deben poner de nuevo su cara de coraje para regresar a dar la pelea.

Necesitamos que te quedes en casa y uses mascarilla cuando estés cerca de gente que no viva contigo.

Durante meses nuestros líderes locales le han pedido al estado que les dé el control local con la justificación de que quienes vivimos en los condados de Chelan y Douglas sabemos mejor cómo controlar la pandemia dentro de nuestras comunidades.  Pero siento que el control local se resume en: dos médicos locales que han dedicado sus carreras al servicio de la comunidad suplicándole a la gente que colabore. Necesitamos que te quedes en casa y uses mascarilla cuando estés cerca de gente que no viva contigo.

Nadie planifica cortarse un dedo, romperse el tobillo o desarrollar apendicitis, pero todos vamos al hospital cuando ocurre una emergencia médica. El hospital tiene límites y si la gente sigue ignorando las medidas comprobadas contra el COVID (uso de mascarilla, distanciamiento, higiene), los médicos del hospital no podrán suturar tu dedo, atender tu fractura o quitarte el apéndice, porque estará lleno.

Necesitamos que te quedes en casa y uses mascarilla cuando estés cerca de gente que no viva contigo. Por favor.

El Dr. Peter Rutherford es el director ejecutivo de Confluence Health. El Dr. Malcolm Butler es el director médico de Columbia Valley Community Health y el director de salud del Distrito de Salud de Chelan-Douglas.

 

 


Senator Brad Hawkins 2020 Listening Tour »

Senator Brad Hawkins 2020 Listening Tour

December 2, 2020

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

As your state senator, it is very helpful for me to hear directly from you, but I know it can be difficult to come to Olympia during the legislative session. That is why I created an annual 12th District “listening tour” after my election to the Senate four years ago. Due to the ongoing challenges associated with the COVID pandemic, I’ve decided to make my 4th annual listening tour a virtual tour.

4th annual listening tour – Thursday, Dec. 10th

This year’s 12th District listening tour will be “virtual” and take place on Thursday, December 10. The past listening tours have taken me all throughout the 12th District and helped connect me with issues important to all four counties in our district – Chelan, Douglas, Grant, and Okanogan, including several communities, such as Leavenworth, Cashmere, Quincy, Wenatchee, East Wenatchee, Pateros, Twisp, Chelan, Grand Coulee, Bridgeport, Waterville, Rock Island, Mansfield, and Mazama. It is always helpful to hear directly from you, the people I serve, on issues important to your community.

Dec. 10 Zoom community meetings at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (everyone invited)

For 3:00 p.m., click here (Phone 253-215-8782, ID 992 9720 6374, Passcode 377652)

For 7:00 p.m., click here (Phone 253-215-8782, ID 981 2937 2642, Passcode 033215)

Listening tours help me serve you better

Hosting a listening tour each year allows me to hear directly from you in preparation for the upcoming session. Ideas shared during past listening tours have even turned into successful legislative action. As examples, a suggestion by Leavenworth officials to dispose of brush and yard clippings resulted in a bill that became law in 2018. A funding request related to the Saddle Rock trail in Wenatchee became reality when it was included in the state capital budget two years ago, and a road paving project to a popular fishing location in Okanogan County was recently funded. All were ideas presented by constituents during past listening tours. Besides legislative ideas, I also collect helpful comments that prepare me to make better decisions to represent you in Olympia.

State Senator Brad Hawkins
12th Legislative District
E-mail: brad.hawkins@leg.wa.gov 

Website: senatorbradhawkins.org

107 Newhouse Building – P.O. Box 40412 | Olympia, WA 98504-0412
(360) 786-7622 or Toll-free: (800) 562-6000


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