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New Flat Fee to Start Friday at Leavenworth Drop-Off Brush Site »

New flat fee to start Friday at Leavenworth brush site

A trip to the Leavenworth drop-off brush site will cost users a flat fee of $20 beginning on Friday, May 1, 2020.

Fees are typically based on cubic yards at the site, which serves only those people living in the Apple Maggot Quarantine Area of Chelan County. However, a flat fee system was put in place in response to COVID-19 precautions.

Chelan County commissioners in March 2020 passed an Emergency Declaration (Resolution 2020-32) in response to the public health threat caused by COVID-19. The resolution directs all county officials and agencies to do everything possible to mitigate the effects and transmission of COVID-19, including adjusting services in response to establishing protections for employees and the public.

At the brush site, only cash or checks are taken and no change is available. The flat fee system will allow the site’s attendant to better practice social distancing and implement other safeguards when working with the public.

The brush site, located at the intersection of Icicle and East Leavenworth roads, is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays. Visitors are reminded that the site is for those people who live outside the Leavenworth city limits.

To determine if you live in the Apple Maggot Quarantine Area of Chelan County, visit the searchable map from the Washington State Department of Agriculture.

Jill FitzSimmons
PIO/Special Projects Coordinator
Chelan County Public Works

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Now Hiring: Water Plant Supervisor »


The City of Leavenworth, an equal opportunity employer, is now accepting applications for a Water Plant Supervisor. The position is year-round. Compensation package includes medical, dental benefits, and PERS. Probationary pay starts at $4,573/month increasing to $5,380–$5,883/month after one year and successful completion of 6-month probationary period. The individual must be able to work weekends, holidays, and required overtime.

This position is responsible for the maintenance and operation of the water plant, well systems, collection system, lab work, and supervision of one water plant operator. This is a regular full-time position, with union representation. Applicants must currently hold a Class II State Certificate as a Water Treatment Plant Operator and Washington Class C Driver’s license are required. Class III license required within 3 months of employment. Knowledge of computer maintenance systems is desirable.

The minimum requirements for this position include a H.S. Diploma and minimum 3 years’ experience of similar work. This union covered position is conditioned on passing a pre-employment drug / alcohol screening, and pre-employment physical.

Job application and full job description are available at City Hall, 700 US Hwy. 2, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, via our website at www.cityofleavenworth.com, or by contacting us at (509) 548-5275.

Application deadline is Friday, May 22, 2020 at 5:00 PM.

Request for Proposal for Purchase and Installation of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) System for the City of Leavenworth Water Distribution – Bid Opening Results »

Bid opening Results – 4/27/2020 at 3:00 PM (revised)

Request for Proposals
Purchase and Installation of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) System for the City of Leavenworth Water Distribution

Notice is hereby given that the City of Leavenworth, WA is requesting quotes from qualified suppliers/contractors for installation and implementation of a fully integrated Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) system. This new system will provide capabilities that include remotely reading water meters, quickly detecting leaks, and allowing water customers to monitor their water usage in real time. The selected firm will be responsible for developing and providing services in accordance with the scope of services outlined in the proposal.

The detailed Request for Proposal may be obtained by downloading it from this webpage or by contacting City Hall at (509) 548-5275. The City will begin a review and selection process on March 30, 2020 and continue until the selection is made.

Proposal submission deadline is Friday, March 27, 2020 at 3:00 PM.

Questions or request for clarification must be received on or before March, 6, 2020; responses will be provided to all prospective Proposers on or before March 13, 2020. Response can only be provided to firms on the Prospective Proposers List who have provided proper contact information. Firms who wish to be placed on the Prospective Proposer List must email Herb Amick at herba@cityofleavenworth.com or fax (509) 548-7418 with contact information.

Addendum #1 – 2/13/2020
Addendum #2 – 2/19/2020
Addendum #3 – 3/23/2020
Request for Information (RFI) – 2/27/2020
Request for Information (RFI) – 3/4/2020
Request for Information (RFI) – 3/11/2020
Alternative Equipment Request – 3/18/2020
Notice regarding submittal of proposal due to COVID-19 related office closure – 3/18/2020

Herb Amick, Public Works Director
City of Leavenworth
(509) 548-7418

Chelan County Solid Waste Update – 4/20/2020 »

Chelan County Solid Waste Update: April 20, 2020

While COVID-19 safeguards have been in place, the large volume of transfer station customers on Fridays and Saturdays has made it difficult for staff to sanitize regularly throughout the day. For this reason, some solid waste facilities and services are returning to normal hours in an attempt to spread out the number of vehicles throughout the week. Details are below.

We remind people visiting the transfer stations to only bring in household garbage and brush at this time. That means no furniture, appliances, construction materials or other spring-cleaning projects. This will minimize potential for exposure to COVID-19 to the public as well as our limited staff.  This effort is also for the continuance of processing curbside garbage collection that comes into the facilities.

On top of providing an essential service, the staffs at the transfer stations are sanitizing facilities and equipment, switching out protective gear and following other COVID-19 precautions. So please help them out by sticking to only general household waste at this time.

Transfer Stations:

The Dryden Transfer Station is now open regular hours Tuesday through Saturday for all credit card payers as well as commercial account holders. (Please note the new credit card system does not take debit cards – only credit.) Regular hours are posted at: https://www.co.chelan.wa.us/solid-waste-management/pages/transfer-stations

The Dryden Transfer Station will be open only Friday and Saturday to those members of the general public who must use cash or check to pay.

The Chelan Transfer Station has returned to its normal hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, for ALL customers. The Chelan facility takes only cash or checks.

Brush Yards:

The Dryden Transfer Station brush yard is open regular hours to ONLY customers who pay by credit card or have a commercial account. Cost is $15 for loads under 200 pounds.

The Chelan Transfer Station brush yard has returned to regular hours for ALL customers. Cost is $15 per cubic yard or $10 minimum fee.

The Leavenworth drop-off brush yard on East Leavenworth Road is now open Fridays to ONLY those people living in the Apple Maggot Quarantine Area. It is open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. We ask that only residents living outside the city limits use the site. For city services, contact Leavenworth City Hall to learn about its Spring Clean Up Days, which run through this month. More info about the city’s spring cleanup is at: https://cityofleavenworth.com/city-of-leavenworth-spring-clean-up-april-1-30-2020/

The Stemilt Organic Recycling Center, 1465 S. Wenatchee Ave., is open six days a week to people who don’t live in the quarantine area. Details, including hours and cost, are on the facility’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SORCWenatchee/

In addition, consider registering by May 1 for the spring wood chipping program offered by Cascadia Conservation District. It is open to all county residences on 2.5 acres or less. Register at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GKTNND9

If you have any questions, it’s easiest to reach me via email at this time.

Again, thank you for your patience during this time.

Jill FitzSimmons
PIO/Special Projects Coordinator
Chelan County Public Works
(509) 667-6415

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West Cashmere Bridge Closed May 4, 2020 »

The West Cashmere Bridge will be closed beginning May 4. The bridge will not be re-opened until fall 2021 when a new bridge is in place. A portion of Goodwin Road also will be closed.

Motorists who use the bridge should plan to take other routes to Cashmere or US Highway 2. Typical routes will be via Stine Hill Road near Dryden or Aplets Way in Cashmere. (See attachment)

For construction news on the West Cashmere Bridge Replacement Project, visit our construction website: https://www.co.chelan.wa.us/public-works/pages/west-cashmere-bridge-replacement-crp-693

Detour Route West Cashmere Bridge

Jill FitzSimmons
PIO/Special Projects Coordinator
Chelan County Public Works

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Chelan County Solid Waste Update & Leavenworth Brush Drop Off Site – 4/14/2020 »

Chelan County Solid Waste Update: April 14, 2020

We’ve made several changes to our solid waste programs during the COVID-19 outbreak. Thank you to everyone who has weathered these temporary changes with us. We look forward to the time in the near future when we can return to our normal hours. We do not have a date established for that time, but we will let you know as soon as we do.

Dryden and Chelan Transfer Stations:

The transfer stations continue to be open to the general public on Fridays and Saturdays only. However, we are regularly seeing customers with large loads of furniture and other spring-cleaning projects. In fact, the staff at the DTS tells us about half of its customers this past weekend did not have general household waste. They were seeing one new car every 90 seconds.

We ask that you keep these Fridays and Saturdays to general household waste only. With a smaller staff and these larger loads, the lines are harder to process. When we are back up to full staff, we will be able to take these larger loads.

At the Dryden Transfer Station, we have also added a credit service. We prefer you use this service over cash to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Transfer station hours are posted online:

Leavenworth Brush Drop-Off Site:

The Leavenworth brush site on East Leavenworth Road will be open to those people living in the Apple Maggot Quarantine Area of Chelan County on:
Friday, April 17, 2020 from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

See the Apple Maggot Quarantine boundary map here.


Search if you live in the quarantine area at:


We want to stress that this brush site is for those people who live in the quarantine area. We are opening it one day to help residents remove their brush and reduce their potential for fire later this summer.

Brush Drop-Off Sites:

For those people who live outside the quarantine area, we encourage you to use the Stemilt Organic Recycling Center, 1465 S. Wenatchee Ave. Details, including hours and cost, are on the facility’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SORCWenatchee/

The Stemilt facility is open six days a week, and we have been checking in with them. The facility can be reached at 669-8228.

The brush sites at the Dryden and Chelan transfer stations remain closed.

If you have any questions, email is the best way to reach me at this time.

Thank you,

Jill FitzSimmons
PIO/Special Projects Coordinator
Chelan County Public Works

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Mayors Proclamation for Utility Bill Relief Due to COVID-19 Hardships »

For additional information, please visit the City of Leavenworth Utility Bill Payment page

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