Mayor Goedde announced today City Council has authorized a purchase offer be presented to the Chelan County Public Utility District for the PUD property located in downtown Chelan at the corner of Johnson Avenue and Columbia Street.
The Chelan County PUD was recently successful in petitioning the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to release this property from FERC jurisdiction and allow the Chelan County PUD to dispose of the property.
The Chelan City Council is offering to purchase the PUD property for the amount of $800,000 with $600,000 to be credited as an exchange in value to the City for benefits derived to the Chelan County PUD by the City actively operating a Visitors Information Center for the next ten years at the current site.
The City of Chelan makes this purchase offer with the cooperation of the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce and looks forward to pursuing the acquisition of this property for the continued implementation of the Chelan Downtown Master Plan.
For further information please call Chelan City Hall at 509-682-8014.