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2020 Lodging Tax Grant Funding Opportunities Now Open »

The City of Leavenworth is inviting festival, event and hospitality organizers to submit applications for the annual Lodging Tax grant funding dollars. Along with the past program for new Festivals and Events, the City Council is instituting a new program opportunity for Tourism Hospitality and Special Projects. The Festival & Event program will include $15,000 with limits per applicant of $3,000 and the Tourism Hospitality and Special Projects program will include $30,000 with limits per applicant of $7,500. The deadline for submission this year will be December 31, 2019 and is anticipated for review and award by the City Council on February 11, 2020. Click below for the applications and scoring Criteria.

For questions, contact Chantell Steiner at chantell@cityofleavenworth.com or (509)-548-5275.

Festival & Event Grant Funding Application
Festival & Event Grant Funding Scoring Criteria

Tourism Hospitality & Special Programs Grant Funding Application
Tourism Hospitality & Special Programs Grant Funding Scoring Criteria

WSDOT Travel Advisory – Christmas Lighting Festival »

Washington State Department of Transportation– NEWS
North Central Region – 2830 Euclid Avenue. Wenatchee, WA 98801– 509-667-3000

Dec. 5, 2019

Contact: Lauren Loebsack, communications, 509-667-2515

Christmas lighting in Leavenworth will bring additional traffic to US 2
Three weekends of festivities kick off Dec. 6

LEAVENWORTH – One of the signs in North Central Washington that the holidays have arrived is the annual Christmas lighting in Leavenworth.

The Christmas lighting and festivities are held the first three weekends of December each year, and bring with them additional traffic on US 2 between the Big Y and Tumwater Canyon. Each Saturday of the Christmas lighting weekends, beginning Dec. 7, signal lights and HAWK lights will be shut off in the City of Leavenworth beginning at 1 p.m. Traffic will be flagger controlled for the evening.

The Washington State Department of Transportation and our local partners take this opportunity to remind travelers to prepare for winter driving conditions, check traffic and pass information with the WSDOT app or WSDOT travel alerts, pack water and snacks for travelling, and stay attentive while driving so that everyone can reach their destination and enjoy some holiday fun.

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WSDOT keeps people, businesses and the economy moving by operating and improving the state’s transportation systems. To learn more about what we’re doing, go to www.wsdot.wa.gov/news for pictures, videos, news and blogs. Real time traffic information is available at wsdot.com/traffic or by dialing 511.

Notice – Commercial Garbage Changes Effective 12/1/2019 »

The City of Leavenworth will no longer be providing solid waste pick-up services on Thursday’s beginning December 1, 2019. This scheduling change is necessary for vehicle maintenance and repair, in conjunction with several staffing changes. The City will continue to offer solid waste pick-up services six days per week. Thursday was selected based on the low number of service accounts needing ongoing scheduled service that specific day of the week.

If you currently have Thursday scheduled as a regular collection day for your business, please contact the City as soon as possible to get it switched to another day of operation. If changing days is not an option, please consider adding another container.

Herb Amick, Public Works Director
(509) 548-5275 ext. 136

Notice – Housing Action Plan Grant Award »

Notice of Planning Grant

The City of Leavenworth has been awarded a $45,800 grant from the Department of Commerce to complete a Housing Action Plan. The funds were authorized as part of HB 1923 to increase residential building capacity in Washington communities. The Housing Action Plan will build on the existing Comprehensive Plan and Housing Needs Assessment with a focus on encouraging construction of additional affordable and market rate housing in a greater variety of housing types and at prices that are accessible to a greater variety of incomes. Specifically, the plan will include:

  • Quantify existing and projected housing needs for all income levels
  • Develop strategies to increase the supply of housing needed by those income levels
  • Analyze population and employment trends
  • Consider strategies to minimize displacement of low-income residents resulting from redevelopment
  • Review and evaluate the Comprehensive Plan Housing Element
  • Provide for participation and input from a variety of stakeholders
  • Include a schedule of programs and actions for implementation of the action plan

This opportunity comes at a great time for the City. The last housing study was the 2017 Housing Assessment, which was used to implement several code amendments. The new Housing Action Plan will provide more detailed information to guide the City’s future actions to improve housing diversity and affordable housing options.

The Planning Commission will be providing guidance and support for the development of the Housing Action Plan. The public is encouraged to attend the Planning Commission meeting or communicate with Commissioners. Additionally, interested persons may contact Development Services to sign up for notification of Housing Action Plan meetings; email Lilith Vespier dsmanager@cityofleavenworth.com or call City Hall (509) 548-5275 ex 131.

Lilith Vespier, AICP
Development Services Manager

City of Leavenworth Request for 2020 Comprehensive Plan Amendment Proposals »

City of Leavenworth
Request for 2020 Comprehensive Plan Amendment Proposals

The City of Leavenworth is entering into the annual Comprehensive Plan Amendment cycle and is now receiving requests for proposals to amend the City’s Comprehensive Plan, including the Land Use Zoning Map. For a proposed amendment to be considered for sponsorship by the City Council, submittal is due by December 31, 2019. Privately sponsored map proposals are due by January 31, 2020. Applications for amendments to the Comprehensive Plan are available at City Hall or online. For further information, please contact the Development Services Manager, Lilith Vespier, at (509) 548-5275, or by e-mail at dsmanager@cityofleavenworth.com, or mail City of Leavenworth, P.O. Box 287, Leavenworth, WA 98826.

Request for Proposals for Parking Equipment & Management Services »

Request for Proposals
Parking Equipment & Management Services

Notice is hereby given that the City of Leavenworth is requesting proposals for Parking Equipment and Management Services. The purpose of this solicitation is for the City of Leavenworth to select a firm, or partnering firms, to provide the City with parking metering equipment, vehicle sensor equipment, citation issuance equipment, permit management, pay by cell services with integrated guidance applications with related software and services, and optional elements as described in the Request for Proposal.

The detailed Request for Proposal may be obtained by accessing it on the City’s webpage at: www.cityofleavenworth.com or by contacting City Hall at (509) 548-5275. The City will begin a review and selection process on November 15, 2019 and continue until the selection is made. Proposals will be accepted until the position is filled.

Proposal submission deadline is Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 2:00 PM

Questions or request for clarification must be received on or before October 31, 2019; responses will be provided to all prospective Proposers on or before November 7, 2019. Response can only be provided to vendors on the Prospective Proposers List who have provided proper contact information. Vendors who wish to be placed on the Prospective Proposer List must email Joel Walinski at jwalinski@cityofleavenworth.com or fax (509) 548-6429 with contact information.

Joel Walinski, City Administrator
City of Leavenworth
(509) 548-5275, Ext. 124

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