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Chelan County River Recreation Survey »

Wenatchee River and Icicle Creek Recreation Use Survey

This survey is intended to document and understand river recreation use in the Leavenworth area. Questions apply to river recreation use within the study area which is the Wenatchee mainstem from the Icicle Road bridge to Barn Beach and Icicle Creek from the USFWS fish hatchery to the confluence with the Wenatchee river. Survey results will help inform future management actions.  Chelan County drafted these survey questions with input from a stakeholder working group.

Update: Icicle Creek Advisory »

For Immediate Release-July 29, 2020

Herb Amick-City of Leavenworth
509 548-5275

Theo Burgoon-Trout Unlimited
509 630-6858


Icicle Creek Advisory

Leavenworth, WA– Multiple projects to help with water supply and fish recovery in the Icicle Watershed began in early May 2020.

Working with the City of Leavenworth and Icicle Peshastin Irrigation District, Trout Unlimited is installing a new water mainline, a fish screen at the city’s water supply diversion and making fish passage improvements along Icicle Creek.  The City of Leavenworth’s water diversion is located roughly 1/2 mile upstream of the Snow Lakes Trailhead parking lot on Icicle Road.  Construction began the first week of May and will last through October 31, 2020.  The project will not interrupt the City of Leavenworth’s domestic water service.

To accommodate construction activities, Icicle Road will be limited to one lane of traffic from August 5th to September 9th, 2020 from Icicle Road mile 4.7 to 4.9.  This will impact approximately 700 feet of Icicle Road. The one lane closures will take place weekdays during construction from 7am to 6pm.  A flagger will guide cars through the closure during construction.  Please pay attention to all traffic signs and be attentive in the vicinity of the Snow Lakes Trailhead parking lot.

These projects are part of efforts to improve water supply and enhance fish recovery in the Icicle Watershed and are part of the Icicle Strategy. A second phase of work will occur in fall 2020 and spring/summer 2021 on the Snow Lake Trail bridge and Icicle Peshastin Irrigation District fish screen.

For additional information about hiking and recreating in the area please contact the US Forest Service Okanogan/Wenatchee web page at www.fs.usda.gov/okawen/  and Washington Trails Association at www.wta.org. Additional information and updates about these projects will be posted as needed on the Trout Unlimited Washington Water Project Facebook page

COVID19 Alert-The information included in this Press Release is subject to change to ensure compliance with Washington State Governor Executive Orders and United States Forest Service Closure Orders

Call for Bids: 2020 Leavenworth Pilot Project »


City of Leavenworth
2020 Leavenworth Pilot Project
Date of Bid Opening:


Bid Submittal: Sealed bids will be received by the City of Leavenworth at the Leavenworth City Hall, 700 U.S. Highway 2, Leavenworth, Washington.

The Bid Form will be received up to 2:00 p.m. on July 24, 2020. Bids will then be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids received after the date and hour above stated will not receive consideration.

Project Description: The project includes the following work:

This Contract provides for the improvement of Whitman Street. Work includes, but is not limited to, cleaning of existing roadway, grinding and smoothing, placement of HMA for Preleveling, placement of emulsified asphalt, placement of paving fabric, and paving full roadway width [+/- 24 feet] for approximately 700 linear feet. Starting at the intersection of Whitman and Evans Street and ending at the intersection of Whitman and Woodward Street. No roadway improvements are proposed for Evans or Woodward Street. Other construction activities include permanent pavement markings, traffic control, and other work, all in accordance with the attached Contract Plans, Contract Provisions, and Standard Specifications.

Engineer’s Estimate: $236,000.00

Questions: Questions about this project should be directed to:

Jackson Civil Engineering
Devin Jackson, P.E.

Bid Documents: Bidders may obtain or access plans, specifications, and addenda for this project at:


Rejection of Bids: The City of Leavenworth will have the right to reject any and all bids and in particular to reject a bid received after the deadline for bids due or bids that are not accompanied by the required Bid Security or Non-Collusion Affidavit or a bid in any way incomplete or non-responsive to the bid package.

Date of First Publication: Monday, July 6, 2020

Leavenworth 2020 Pool Season Closure »

JUNE 15, 2020


The City of Leavenworth announces that due to public health concerns and operational challenges, the pool will not open this summer. City staff attended a regional meeting last week, in which we received specific direction from the State on how to open pools safely. Staff learned that most city pools in the State of Washington will not open this summer.

“Manager Lemons and I have been keeping our fingers tightly crossed in hopes that our pool would be open for business this summer, if even on a limited basis. Every angle has been explored to open the pool for our residents; we know how important this recreational facility is, but the COVID-19 restrictions proved unsurmountable” said Councilwoman Waters. “We will see you next summer… keep your sunny side up” she added.

The Leavenworth City Council directed staff to further investigate the specific conditions under which the pool could open while following Safe Start Washington. The City Council recognized that many cities in the state have already forgone their summer pool seasons; however, they felt that it was important to explore even a shortened pool season.

“Closing the pool is disappointing, yet operational issues including the safety of staff and swimmers are imperative” said Mayor Florea. Mayor Pro-Tem Anne Hessburg indicated “this decision is difficult. We had to also consider that the pool and its programming is funded by taxpayers through the PRSA. We must exercise good stewardship of these funds and ensure that revenues cover costs. Safe Start Washington restrictions on numbers of visitors and swimmers in the pool at any one point, significantly diminishes revenues, while costs would increase for staffing requirements to meet these restrictions.”


Ana Cortez, City Administrator (509) 548-5275 x 124.

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COVID-19 Requirements for Retail Establishments with Occupancy Calculator »

COVID-19 Requirements

TO:  Retail Establishments
FROM:  David J Nalle, Deputy Fire Chief
DATE:  05/21/20

RE:  Phase 2 Limited In-Store Retail Operations

Dear Retail Establishments,

As Phase 2 Limited In-Store Retail Operations begin unfolding, Chelan County Fire District #3 and Leavenworth Development Services Department would like to provide some assistance to aid in determining COVID-19 Requirements Phase-2 Temporary maximum guest occupancy load reduction to 30%

Phase 2 temporarily requires guest occupancy to be reduced to 30% of the maximum building occupancy.

Chelan County Fire District #3 has developed a Mercantile/Retail calculator to assist with calculating the temporary phase-2 restrictions.

Annual Business Fire Safety Inspections are still required.  Chelan County Fire District #3 would like to ease the burden of interruption of business by offering up inspections by appointment.

If you would like to make an appointment for an inspection, please contact us at 509-548-7711.  We understand the financial impacts that have occurred and would like to work with you by planning for repairs that may be needed. Life safety violations will still be required to be corrected immediately.

Dave Nalle

Please download the instructions with the occupancy calculator here

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