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Public Comment Period – Shoreline Master Program »

City of Leavenworth and Department of Ecology
Shoreline Master Program Periodic Review
Public Comment Period and Public Hearing


The City of Leavenworth and Washington Dept. of Ecology are accepting comments on a periodic review of the City’s shoreline master program under RCW 90.58.080(4). The City has prepared draft SMP amendments to keep the SMP current with changes in state law, changes in other City plans and regulations, and other changed local circumstances.

Public comments will be accepted from May 12, 2021 to June 12, 2021 at 5 p.m.

A joint local/state public hearing is set for June 2, 2021 at 7pm, with the Leavenworth Planning Commission via zoom meeting. Join the meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86185623369?pwd=YUVBQ2UxUEtlVFEwMWVmZ2FGcWtPQT09; or with Meeting ID: 861 8562 3369 Passcode: 224455; or by Phone: 1.253.215.8782.

Send comments to City Development Services, Lilith Vespier, AICP at PO Box 285, Leavenworth, WA 98826 or dsmanager@cityofleavenworth.com. Comments sent to the City will be forwarded to the Dept. of Ecology.

Proposed amendments to the City shoreline master program are available for review at https://cityofleavenworth.com/city-government/development-services-department/shoreline-master-program-update/ and City Hall at 700 Hwy 2, Leavenworth, WA.



Summer 2021 Special Use Permits DUE April 15, 2021 »

Warm weather is on the way! Winter 2020 COVID Special Use Permits (SUP) end on Thursday, April 15, 2021. To continue using the public right of way for extended seating, apply for the Summer 2021 SUP by April 15, 2021. 

To process your new permit, we need the following items:

  • Special Use Permit Application
  • Site Plan (you provide this)
    • Previous Summer or Winter site plans are acceptable if no changes have been made to layout or measurements
    • Measurements must be accurate
  • 2-million-dollar Insurance Certificate (example here)

The Summer 2021 Special Use Permits will be valid from April 16, 2021 – November 15, 2021.

Submit your application to our Assistant Planner, Nichole Perry via email. She is also available to answer any questions or comments via the contact info below:

Email: asstplanner@cityofleavenworth.com
Phone: (509) 548-5275 (x134) M-F from 9 AM-1 PM


UPDATE: WSDOT Hazard Tree Removal work on US-2 on April 12 »

US 2 Hazard Tree Removal (Leavenworth)

County: Chelan
Highway: US 2
Region: North Central
Location: MP 100-103
Description: A maintenance crew is removing identified hazard trees adjacent to the highway east of Leavenworth.
Work schedule: Monday only, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., expect automated flagger assistant device (AFAD) traffic control with alternating one-way traffic and some delays.
Contact: NCR Communications 509-860-0000

For the full WSDOT North Central Region Travel Advisory details, head over here: https://wsdot.wa.gov/travel/construction-updates/north-central


Upper Valley PRSA Announces RFP for Recreational Needs Assessment »

The Upper Valley PRSA Announces a Request for Proposal (RFP) process for a Recreational Needs Assessment


The Upper Valley Park & Recreation Service Area (PRSA) in conjunction with the City of Leavenworth today released a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking firms to conduct a recreation needs assessment of the Upper Valley community.

The assessment is expected to take place throughout the summer, will help gather community input, and will help prioritize recreational needs for the PRSA Community. The information will be used to inform the process of taking an updated levy to the voters in spring 2022.

“The Upper Valley is growing, and it’s vital that we understand the community’s recreational priorities so that we can shape the PRSA to help meet those needs as we begin work on a resolution for a new funding levy,” said Kiah Patzkowsky, PRSA Coordinator. “This RFP process is a major step in having that conversation with the community.”

The deadline for RFP responses is Friday, May 7, 2021.

Please see the downloads below for more details.

RFP Downloads:

Reference Document Downloads:

For more information or questions, please contact Kiah Ptzkowsky at prsa@cityofleavenworth.com.


JOB CLOSED: Public Works Administrative Assistant »

City of Leavenworth Job Opportunity for Public Works Administrative Assistant

The City of Leavenworth, an equal opportunity employer, is seeking applicants for a full-time Administrative Assistant position in the Public Works Department.

This position performs highly responsible, confidential, complex clerical, technical, and administrative support functions of broad scope and significance for the assigned departments. 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 is required. Some weekend work may be required. See job description for a detailed list of essential functions pertaining to this job.

Any combination of education and /or experience is qualifying. Must have a minimum of two years of general college training or business college degree and five years’ experience in a progressively responsible administrative support position in a highly complex organization serving the public.

The salary range for this position is $3,686 – $4,742 per month; starting salary is based on qualifications and experience; excellent benefits and retirement package included.

How to apply:

Submit the following materials to Sue Cragun scragun@cityofleavenworth.com – Subject Line: ADMIN ASSISTANT

  1. Resume
  2. Cover letter explaining your experience
  3. Three professional references

Qualified applicants will be pre-interviewed upon receipt of application package.

Application materials are due by 3:00 PM on April 9, 2021. Job will remain open until filled.

Download full Job Description


NOW HIRING: Public Works Director & CIP Manager »

Public Works Director & CIP (Capital Improvement Project) Manager

The City of Leavenworth, an equal opportunity employer, is seeking applicants for the non-union position of Public Works Director & CIP Manager.

This salaried position will require a unique and dynamic person that is committed to continuing and managing the success of the Public Works Department, which is responsible for all city maintenance of streets, utility infrastructure, water and sewer treatment plants, parks & cemetery, facilities, and ongoing capital improvement and planning. See job flyer for a detailed list of essential functions pertaining to this job.

Ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, planning, construction management, architecture, or public administration, preferably supplemented by training and certification in related fields; and eight or more years of progressively responsible experience in Public Works management or similar field is expected.

The salary range for this position is between $7,000 and $9,000 per month; starting salary is based on qualifications and experience; excellent benefits and retirement package included.

How to apply:
Submit resume and cover letter to:
Acortez@cityofleavenworth.com
Subject: PW RECRUITMENT

Download Recruitment Flyer / Job Description


Join the Design Review Board! »

If you are interested in serving on the Design Review Board, please send your letter of interest to Sue Cragun scragun@cityofleavenworth.com.


UPDATE: Upgrades coming to intersection of US 2/Ninth St. in Leavenworth »

TRAVEL ADVISORY
March 17, 2021

Contacts: Lauren Loebsack – Communications (509) 860-0000

Project start date delayed for upgrades to intersection of US 2/Ninth St. in Leavenworth

LEAVENWORTH – A project to improve curb ramps at all four corners of the intersection of US 2 and Ninth Street in Leavenworth has been delayed.

The project was originally scheduled to begin Monday, March 22, but has been delayed for several weeks because the contractor is unable to procure necessary materials for the work. It is uncertain how long the project will be delayed, but the project is expected to start this spring.

This work will require the closure of each corner of the intersection during the course of the project and will intermittently close sections of sidewalk around the project. Work will not restrict access to any businesses or facilities around the project work zone, but there may be occasions when pedestrians will be directed around the work zone. Each corner will require about a week of work, and then work will shift to the next corner of the intersection.

Updates will be shared on the travel alerts page, and on Twitter @WSDOT_East.

Hyperlinks within the release:

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

TRAVEL ADVISORY
March 15, 2021

Contacts: Lauren Loebsack – Communications (509) 860-0000

Upgrades coming to intersection of US 2/Ninth St. in Leavenworth

LEAVENWORTH – A project that will improve curb ramps at all four corners of the intersection of US 2 and Ninth Street in Leavenworth will begin Monday, March 22.

The project will replace the current failing and deficient curb ramp facilities with new concrete ramps that will improve pedestrian safety and mobility. The project will also upgrade the existing crossing push buttons.

This work will require the closure of each corner of the intersection during the course of the project and will intermittently close sections of sidewalk around the project. It will not restrict access to any business or facilities around the project work zone, but there may be occasions when the pedestrians will be directed around the work zone. Each corner will require about a week of work, and then work will shift to the next corner of the intersection. The project is expected to be complete in early May.

Updates will be shared on the travel alert page, and on Twitter @WSDOT_East.

Hyperlinks within the release:


Public Comment on Residential Zone Parking on 3/23/2021 »

The City Council seeks community input on a proposal to create permitted residential parking in nine different zones in the City. The proposal wants to protect street parking from expected visitor overflow once paid parking is implemented. The proposal allows residents in selected areas to create restricted parking that allows non-permitted vehicles to park for a limited amount of time while removing such restriction for permitted vehicles.

If you wish to comment on this proposal, please attend the March 23, 2021 City Council Meeting via Zoom Conferencing at 6:30 PM:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83572937900?pwd=UWZjOHB0SFhZUk9wMFJKNUMyKzBKdz09



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