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Notice Regarding Mandatory Updates to the City’s Development and Critical Area Code Requirements »


The City of Leavenworth has completed mandatory updates to the City’s development and critical area code requirements. These changes are effective today, October 7, 2019. A full copy of the Ordinances 1596 and 1597 may be viewed at City Hall or requested.

The mandatory updates are required to be completed every eight years with the Comprehensive Plan update, per the Growth Management Act. The State provided the City of Leavenworth, and other smaller cities, the opportunity to extend the completion date by two years. The City completed the update of the Comprehensive Plan in 2017 and the code amendments in 2019. With this work completed, the City is in compliance with the Growth Management Act and therefore eligible to request for various grants.

For questions, contact Lilith Vespier dsmanager@cityofleavenworth.com.

Fee increase at Chelan County brush drop-off site in Leavenworth »

The fees charged at the Chelan County brush drop-off site in Leavenworth will increase beginning Oct. 11, 2019.

The new fees will be $15 a cubic yard. The new minimum fee also will be $15.

The rate increase, which was approved by the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday, is needed to recover the costs of service, including additional machinery and staffing. The new fees are a $5 increase, and the minimum fee is consistent with that charged at the Dryden Transfer Station.

The Leavenworth brush site, located at the intersection of Icicle and East Leavenworth roads, was opened in 2017 to service those residents living in the apple maggot quarantine zone of Chelan County, which includes Leavenworth, Plain, and Lake Wenatchee. Residents living in these areas are reminded that state law prohibits brush from a quarantine area to leave a quarantine area. The Dryden Transfer Station is located in a pest-free area; it does not accept yard waste from the quarantine area.

More information about the brush site and the quarantine zone is on the county’s solid waste website: https://www.co.chelan.wa.us/solid-waste-management/pages/drop-off-brush-sites

Jill FitzSimmons
PIO/Special Projects Coordinator
Chelan County Public Works

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Notice Regarding Planned Development District Regulations »


Changes to the Planned Development District regulations go into effect today, September 23, 2019.  The purpose of a Planned Development District is to encourage innovative developments that provide a public benefit and developer flexibility. Planned Developments are required to retain the primary use and the maximum height of the underlaying zoning district but may increase residential density, alter lot sizes and setbacks and may include a 10% commercial component in a residential area. Under the revised regulations, a Planned Development may be proposed on lots 24,000 square feet or greater (or 6,000 square feet or greater for affordable housing). Larger projects would be required to include an open space component. A full copy of the Ordinance 1588 may be viewed at City Hall or requested.

For questions, contact Lilith Vespier dsmanager@cityofleavenworth.com.


Autumn Leaf Festival Sep 28, 2019 – Detour & Street Closures »

The Autumn Leaf Festival is taking place this weekend in Leavenworth. There will be some street closures throughout town on Saturday, September 28th, so plan your travels accordingly:

West bound Highway 2 will be closed at Chumstick Highway from 11:30 – 2:00 PM. You may detour through town via East Leavenworth Road to Icicle Road during that time. If you do not detour, you will be forced to turn on Chumstick Highway north.

East bound Highway 2 will be closed at Icicle Road from 11:30 – 2:00 PM. You must detour through town via Icicle Road to East Leavenworth Road during that time.

Front Street will be closed during the Parade from 14th Street to Highway 2. Once the Parade is over at 2:00 PM, Front Street will reopen from 14th Street to 9th Street and remain closed from 9th Street to Hwy 2. 8th Street downtown will also be closed from Front Street to Commercial Street on Saturday and Sunday.

Check the attached map to review the parade route. All side streets throughout town will be barricaded during the parade, 11:30 – 2:00.

Great Parade folks! Stop and Watch!!

Ribbon Cutting for Pine Street Project on Sep 26, 2019 »

Pine Street Reconstruction Phase I Project

Please come out and join us for a Ribbon Cutting on
Thursday, September 26, 2019
at 5:00 PM
at the intersection of Pine Street & Titus Road

The Pine Street Phase I: Ski Hill Drive to Titus Road Reconstruction Project was identified as a City Priority Project in 2008. The project included demolition, grading/prepping of the unimproved section of the roadway/ROW, and new installation of curbing, drainage, sidewalks (south side), 10’ wide pedestrian trail (extension north side), utility improvements/ extensions, bulb-outs, crosswalks, and new asphalt.

Thank you to our funding and project partners!

Cascade School District
$200,000 has been provided by Cascade School District for frontage improvements through a Development Agreement with the City.

Chelan Douglas Transportation Council
$705,000 has been provided by a Federal Highway Program Block Grant Award via the Chelan Douglas Transportation Council (CDTC) and administered by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT).

Transportation Improvement Board
$250,000 has been provided by a Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) Complete Streets Grant Award and a $550,000 Small City Arterial Street Program Grant.

Transportation Benefit District
$537,144 was provided by the City from the Transportation Benefit District (TBD). Funding for the utility improvements through the City’s Water and Sewer funds.

Prusik Investments, LLC
Prusik Investments, LLC provided the construction of a portion of the roadway and walking path as a condition by the City for the annexation of the Pine Grass Development.

TD&H Engineering
Engineering, design, and project management was provided by TD&H Engineering of Spokane, WA.

Chelan County, WA
The initial project scoping and design was a joint venture between Chelan County and the City of Leavenworth. At the beginning of this project, the north side of Pine Street was owned and maintained by Chelan County.

Strider Construction
Construction services provided for the reconstruction of Pine Street; Ski Hill Drive to Titus Road.

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Request for Proposal – Solid Waste, Recycling, and Organics Waste Assessment Study for the Commercial Sector »

Request for Proposal
Solid Waste, Recycling, and Organics
Waste Assessment Study for the Commercial Sector

Notice is hereby given that the City of Leavenworth, WA is seeking proposals from firms to provide a comprehensive study and assessment of the solid waste, recycling, and organics waste material generated within the City’s Commercial Districts. 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 and Addendum No. 1 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 of proposals received on September 13, 2019 and continue until the selection is made. Proposals will be accepted until the position is filled.

Proposal submission deadline is Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Questions regarding these services should be directed to:

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

RFP – Solid Waste, Recycling, and Organics Waste Assessment Study for the Commercial Sector

Addendum No. 1

Call for Bids – WWTP Grit Removal System – Removal / Replacement »


City of Leavenworth
Wastewater Treatment Plant Grit Removal System – Removal / Replacement

Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the City of Leavenworth City Clerk until 2:00 PM on August 16, 2019, at which time bids will be opened and publicly read aloud.

The detailed Bidder’s Packet and Addenda Numbers 1 – 4 may be obtained by accessing it on the City’s webpage at: www.cityofleavenworth.com, downloading it from this notice, or by contacting City Hall at (509) 548-5275.

Bid proposals may be sent by mail, or hand delivered, to the City Clerk at City of Leavenworth, City Hall, PO Box 287 / 700 Hwy 2, Leavenworth, WA  98826, prior to the opening. The envelope shall be plainly marked with “SEALED BID for the City of Leavenworth – Wastewater Treatment Plant Grit Removal System” 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:
The work performed under this contract consists of all labor, equipment, and materials necessary to remove and dispose of the existing PISTA grit system and replace in kind (or approved alternate) as per drawings and specifications provided.

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.

If a bidder has questions regarding this Call for Bids, please contact City of Leavenworth, Herb Amick, Public Works Director 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.

Call for Bids – Wastewater Treatment Plant Grit Removal System – Removal / Replacement

Addendum #1

Addenda Numbers 1 – 3

Addenda Numbers 1 – 4

Published in the Daily Journal of Commerce on Monday July 29, 2019

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