Local Government & Meetings

[10/19/21] Slide Ridge Project Update

Posted in Local Government & Meetings, Transportation

Work on the Slide Ridge project seems to be going along as planned, that’s the word from Chelan County’s Public Information Officer, Jill Fitzsimmons, who says the crew is working on the substructure of the new bridge: When asked about the importance of the project, Fitzsimmons said Slide Ridge is not a road improvement project, […]

[10/15/21] Methow Building Moratorium Continued

Posted in Business & Economy, Local Government & Meetings

On Monday, the Okanogan County Commission voted to continue a moratorium on new permits for some 235 lots in the Methow basin. The issue is water. Commissioner Andy Hover says keeping the ban in place will allow the county to use the best available science to find an approach consistent with water laws and rules […]

[9/24/21] Chelan, Port To Meet About Airport Water

Posted in Local Government & Meetings

Saturday, the City of Chelan has a strategic planning meeting for the Mayor, City Council and staff; that means no regular Council meeting this coming Tuesday.  But at the next Council meeting on October 12th, it will begin with a special meeting of the city and the Chelan Douglas Regional Port Authority, dealing with the […]

[9/24/21] Chelan Strategic Planning Meeting Saturday

Posted in Local Government & Meetings

The City of Chelan is having a strategic planning meeting this Saturday.  It’s a retreat for the Mayor, the City Council and City staff; City Administrator Wade Ferris says it’s the first such meeting in a couple of years, last year’s meeting scrubbed due to COVID. With the retreat this Saturday, there will be no […]

[9/15/21] Short Term Rental Application Period Starts Soon

Posted in Local Government & Meetings

With Chelan County passing short-term rental regulations more than a month or so ago, applications for will be available soon. That’s according to Chelan County Commissioner Tiffany Gering: And just what is a “non-conforming” short-term rental? Commissioner Gering says the County’s Community Development webpage has the answers to almost any questions about applying that you […]

[9/11/21] Douglas County Commissioner On PUD Installation Technology

Posted in Local Government & Meetings, Public Utility

Douglas County Commissioners say they are NOT trying to slow down the Douglas County PUD’s rollout of fiber-optics to areas like Sun Cove. But Commissioner Marc Straub says he’s been getting a few calls from constituents concerned about the speed of the service extension. Straub says the Commission’s concern centers around a new technology the […]

[9/11/21] Chelan May Acquire DOT No-See-Um Property

Posted in Local Government & Meetings

The City of Chelan is considering the acquisition of some property now owned by the State Transportation Department. City Administrator Wade Farris says the property is a small bench up on No-See-Um: In addition, Farris was asked about what was happening with Spader Bay: The Council will consider purchasing the DOT’s No-See-Um property at Tuesday’s […]

[9/3/21] Chelan Parks Input Sought

Posted in Local Government & Meetings, Recreation

About forty people showed up last Wednesday at the city’s public meeting on parks and recreation in the city. The city is looking for input on enhancing the city’s parks; Mayor Bob Goedde says they’ll be sending out a questionnaire on it: Much has been made over the past week of the condition of the […]

[9/2/21] Douglas County Treasurer Suspended; County Investigating Late Payments To IRS

Posted in Local Government & Meetings

Douglas County Treasurer Natalie Marx has been suspended, and the county is looking at about 100-thousand dollars in penalties to the Internal Revenue Service due to late payments of payroll taxes. In an email yesterday, the Douglas County Prosecutor’s Office said the County Commission was notified of the penalties in late July, and the county […]

[9/2/21] Lake Chelan Health Asks For City Rebates

Posted in Health, Local Government & Meetings

Lake Chelan Health is asking the city for money, 630-thousand dollars in all, 330-thousand of which has already been paid for water and sewer hookup fees, and the rest in city sales taxes for construction and equipment. Councilman Ty Witt stated that he was for anything the City could do to legally help the hospital. “I […]