We Want to Hear From You
This summer and fall the Upper Valley Park & Recreation Service Area (PRSA) is conducting a needs assessment to explore the recreational priorities of the community, including gauging interest in possible expansion of services within the PRSA.
We want to hear from you – please check back here for more opportunities to meet with us to share your thoughts on recreational priorities in the Upper Valley.
We also welcome feedback via email – please reach out to us at [email protected]
The PRSA will be welcoming feedback from the community through a variety of formats, including a statistically valid survey that has been mailed to some PRSA residents.
AHBL, Inc. is conducting this needs assessment; they were chosen from an RFP process in the spring of 2021.
About the PRSA
The Upper Valley Park and Recreation Service Area (PRSA) is governed by a volunteer board with representatives from Chelan County, the City of Leavenworth, Peshastin Community Council, Chumstick Community Council, and Cascade School District #228. The PRSA was formed in 1997 with the primary purpose of funding the construction and maintenance of a new community pool. PRSA residents continue to support the majority of the pool’s maintenance and operational costs through a levy on property tax assessments. The current six-year levy, approved by voters in 2018 to collect revenue from 2019-2024, collects $0.11 per $1,000 of assessed property value to fund maintenance and operations of the pool. For instance, a property assessed at $500,000 contributes $55 per year to the PRSA.
The Upper Valley PRSA is a voter-approved Special Purpose District (a legal entity separate from the City of Leavenworth) formed by an Interlocal Agreement. The PRSA intends to extend this agreement, which is currently set to expire in 2022. The current PRSA boundaries include the City of Leavenworth and extend out a portion of the Chumstick Highway, Icicle Road and East Leavenworth Road, and a portion of Peshastin, with most properties located just west of Highway 97.
The Board meets quarterly each year to review and assist the City of Leavenworth in passing the budget for pool operations, and reviews recommendations for future expansion of recreational opportunities.
Due to this joint relationship, the PRSA Board did not originally have a separate budget document; all budget figures were located within the City of Leavenworth Budget for the Pool Fund. Beginning with the 2017 budget year, the PRSA budget is now separate from the City’s budget; however, the PRSA budget only includes collected property tax revenues from the Chelan County Treasurer’s Office that are transferred to the City for expenditure use for pool operations.
For questions regarding the Upper Valley Park and Recreation Service Area please contact Kiah Patzkowsky, PRSA Coordinator.
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