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OLYMPIA – Current research on road usage charging as a means of transportation revenue and the next steps in the ferry fare setting process are among the topics the Washington State Transportation Commission will cover at its virtual meeting next week.

The meeting starts at 9 a.m. both Tuesday, May 18, and Wednesday, May 19.  Due to limitations on the size of gatherings in response to COVID-19, this meeting will be conducted virtually using Zoom Webinar. People interested in attending can register on the commission’s website. The meeting will be broadcast live on TVW at www.tvw.org.

Tuesday morning, project staff will update the commission on the latest activities of the Forward Drive road usage charge research project. The presentation focuses on two areas of the research: the equity analysis effort assessing effects RUC may have on underserved communities; and the financial modeling work, which aims to measure the long-term sustainability of RUC as a revenue source considering various factors. 

Following, the Autonomous Vehicle Work Group will brief the commission on possible topics and areas of focus the group could undertake during the remaining three years it has to complete its work.

Tuesday afternoon, the commission will hear updates on the performance of the Interstate 405/State Route 167 express toll lanes. The commission will also receive an update on its I-405/SR 167 ETL Low-Income Tolling Study, which is assessing the effects of tolling on low-income drivers. Staff will brief the commission on the analysis of two low-income discount options and will discuss elements of the draft final report of findings and recommendations, which are due to the Legislature on June 30, 2021. 

Other agenda items include the performance of the SR 99 tunnel, as well as finalizing next steps for toll rate changes on the SR 520 bridge, SR 99 tunnel, and Tacoma Narrows Bridge. In addition, Washington State Ferries will give the commission an overview of its 2021-23 budget and fare revenue target. The commission will review possible fare changes to meet the Legislature’s revenue expectations, based on the final 2021-23 transportation budget passed by the Legislature, and will go over the next steps in the ferry fare-setting process over the coming months. That process includes opportunities for the public to provide input between late-May and early-July. The commission is expected to release its proposed ferry fare changes at its June 15 meeting and its proposed toll rate changes at its July 20 meeting.

The meeting continues on Wednesday with a briefing on ways to address equity in transportation policies and projects such as the upcoming Washington Transportation Plan update. This presentation will cover ways that governments can engage all people in making transportation decisions and measure progress toward a future where all people have access to transportation, allowing them to meet their daily needs. The commission will learn about existing data sources that can shed light on how transportation, housing, health, and the economy interact to create differences in opportunities and resources for Washington’s residents and workers.

Also Wednesday morning, the commission will take action on a legislative request for the naming of State Route 165 as “The Glacier Highway.” The highway is located in Pierce County near Mount Rainier and passes through the communities of Wilkeson and Carbonado.

Questions or comments from the public can be submitted during the virtual meeting by using the “Q&A” function found on-screen. As time allows, questions will be addressed during the meeting. Written comments can also be submitted via email until 4 p.m. the day before the meeting. Comments should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Written comments received after this deadline will be provided to commissioners after the meeting.

All presentations will be available on the commission’s website. For more information about the commission and complete meeting agendas, visit: www.wstc.wa.gov/meetings

For more information about the commission and complete meeting agendas, visit: www.wstc.wa.gov/

CityofEastWenatcheePoliceLoEAST WENATCHEE, WA – At 8:14am, the East Wenatchee Police Department received a call that a 13 year old, male, Eastmont Junior High School student had posted a video containing a firearm on social media, the previous day, and then posted an alarming comment on his initial post. A second comment was then made indicating that he wasn’t serious in his first comment.

East Wenatchee Police Officers responded immediately to the student’s home and made contact with the student and then his parents. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the call and responded to Eastmont Junior High School. The student was located without incident. The East Wenatchee Police Department is working with the Eastmont School District and no criminal charges were filed at this time.

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Regular Board Meeting
May 13, 2021, 4:15pm
Phone-in meeting: 1-425-436-6260
Access code: 8182416

I. Call to Order
II. Agenda Additions and Deletions
III. Public Comment
IV. Approval of Minutes
a. April 8, 2021 Regular Meeting Minutes
V. Financial Review
a. Review Monthly Financial Report
b. Review and Approve Monthly Voucher
VI. Old Business
a. Old Swim Hole update
i. Swim area boundary modification
b. Levy
c. Summer park security
d. Director’s Report
VII. New Business
a. Campground Host concessions
b. Bennet right-of-way maintenance
c. Hybrid meetings
VIII. Adjournment

Next Regular Meeting: June 10, 2021 at 4:10pm, 142 Pedoi Street, Manson, WA 98831, unless otherwise posted.

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Local real estate man Russ McClellan has amassed a collection of podcasts on YouTube that cover a wide range of subjects from real estate to general wisdom.

Take a look and listen at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC-h8-6txrD7rZ9VWi2iH3Q/videos

 

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Chelan Fire and Rescue Board of Commissioners have called a special meeting for Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at the fire station located at 232 East Wapato Ave.

The CFR Board of Commissioners will conduct the meeting in person at the fire station.

The public is welcome to join by following this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87284665516

Meeting ID: 872 8466 5516 or dial +1 253 215 8782

AGENDA

Roll Call:

Call to order:

Flag Salute:

Business:

  • Discussion and motion for levy lid lift.

Executive Session: RCW 42.30.110 (1) ( g ) To evaluate the qualifications of an applicant for public employment or to review the performance of a public employee.

Adjournment:

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2021 ANNUAL MEETING
via Zoom

Topic: BHHF ANNUAL MEETING
Time: May 10, 2021 06:45 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75094100391?pwd=OVd1ajA2V2NxR0Z3dFMxY3I3UWpzUT09

Meeting ID: 750 9410 0391
Passcode: 14BAgK

6:45 - Access to meeting begins
7:00 - Meeting is called to order

This will be a very brief meeting, 10-15 minutes, with only two items on the agenda, pre-filed motions, and limited discussion. Many members, especially those in Stehekin, have limited broadband; and a brief meeting may allow more to participate. If you are concerned about broadband usage, you should wait until close to 7 PM to access the meeting.

Election of Officers and Board Members
Adoption of 2021 Budget

AGENDA

I. Call to Order by the President 7 PM

II. Election of Board Members and Officers

MOTION 1-2021

(Moved by Cinda Gilbert, seconded by JoAnne Reiter)

Elect Foundation Officers to one-year Terms

· Herb Sargo - President

· Christy Libbey - Treasurer

· Laura Reiter - Secretary

MOTION 2-2021
(Moved by Danita Breeze, seconded by Adrienne Carpenter)

Elect acting board members to completion of those terms

Board members Christy Libbey, for one year remaining on three-year term, and
Board Members for two years remaining on 3-year terms

· Brun Garfoot - Greater Lake Chelan Representative A

· Laura Reiter - Greater Lake Chelan Representative B

· Jim Trappe - Position #8

MOTION 3-2021

(Moved by JoAnn Reiter, seconded by Christine Sargo)

Re-elect Board Members whose three-year terms are expiring

· Dick Bingham - Stehekin Community Representative A

· Bob Nielsen - Stehekin Representative B

· Doug England - Apple Industry Representative

With the above actions, the Foundation Board will be fully elected, with staggered terms on track.

MOTION 4-2021
(Moved by Christy Libbey, seconded by Laura Reiter)

Approve the 2021 Annual Budget as presented (Attached)
The attached PDF is two pages, so scroll down to the second page for the current budget status and the breakout of funds budgeted for projects. The draft revenues and expenditures are in the green column to the right in the document. The current budget status is there, as well.

Please address all questions regarding the elections and the budget to this e-mail address prior to the meeting.

See you Monday, with the hope that a year from now we will be meeting in-person, greeting and getting to know each other, as well as having a greater opportunity to discuss the Buckner Orchard and our work there.

Herb Sargo
President

Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Visit our web site: bucknerhomestead.org

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WSDOT releases its statewide Active Transportation Plan – Part 1, starts work on Part 2

OLYMPIA – Just in time for National Bike Month, Washington is rolling out its statewide strategy and needs assessment for people who bike, walk and roll. The Washington State Department of Transportation released its new Washington State Active Transportation Plan, 2020 and Beyond – Part 1, now available online. The plan serves as a compass for charting new territory, where active transportation connections are incomplete or nonexistent, to create a path for others to use in the future.

Every Washingtonian uses active transportation connections at some point in a trip, whether crossing the street from their parking spot to their destination, walking to a bus stop or bicycling to school or work. The plan assesses the needs for accessible pedestrian and bicyclist facilities, highlights safety concerns and provides the first-ever examination of state right of way and its suitability for active transportation.

More people than ever are walking and bicycling – according to WSDOT’s multimodal transportation dashboard – both as alternatives to transit use and to maintain physical and mental health during the pandemic. At the same time, vulnerable road users – people who walk, bike or roll – now make up about 21 percent of all traffic deaths, far out of proportion to the fatality rates for other modes of travel.

“Whether you drive, bike, walk, or roll, the state’s highway rights of way serve as the backbone of our transportation system,” said Secretary of Transportation Roger Millar. “In the engagement for this plan, we heard very clearly that state routes need to connect people, not separate them. With this plan, we have new understanding to help us work with our partners to create complete, safer, and more accessible networks for each and every one of us, regardless of how we get around.”

Active transportation plan highlights

The plan addresses the steadily increasing fatalities of vulnerable road users and identifies driving speed and roadway crossings as top factors. It also:

  • Examines the effects of past infrastructure decisions on safety and mobility, particularly in places where those decisions affected transportation access and health.
  • Provides a first-ever needs assessment of the state system for active transportation use and estimates the cost of improvements in population centers.
  • Describes the concept of a statewide bikeways and trails network.
  • Offers using “level of traffic stress” as a data-based evaluation tool for state right of way and population centers when analyzing the effects of land-use change. Level of stress is a method to describe roadway characteristics that can be objectively measured and that affect people’s ability to use active transportation. 

WSDOT released the draft of the plan’s Part 1 in December 2020 and received more than 630 responses during the 8-week-comment period. Those comments will help WSDOT identify policy topics in Part 2 of the plan, scheduled for release in 2021. In addition to relevant policy topics, Part 2 will include performance measures associated with the plan’s goals and next steps in developing an implementation and action plan.

To receive future updates specifically for the plan subscribe to the ATP E-News. For active transportation news updates including grant opportunities, webinars, and activities of WSDOT and partners subscribe to the WSDOT Walk + Roll E-News.

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OLYMPIA – This week is National Work Zone Awareness Week and we’re asking media and the public to wear orange on Wednesday, April 28, to honor the hard-working crews making our transportation infrastructure safe for all travelers.

The week honors all those lost and injured in work zone crashes and also reminds everyone about the need to be safe around work zones. Nationally, an average of 842 people are killed in work zone crashes every year. In 2020, Washington had seven fatality crashes in work zone on state roadways. Since 1950, WSDOT has had 60 workers killed on the job, the vast majority in work zone crashes. State statistics show that 94.4 percent of people killed in work zone crashes are travelers, so it’s in everyone’s best interest to be alert and extra cautious in and near work zones.

As part of the national week of events, Wednesday, April 28, is “Go Orange Day,” which asks everyone to wear orange to raise safety awareness and show support for workers. Participants can also share photos of their orange attire with #Orange4Safety and #NWZAW hashtags to amplify their message.

WSDOT works hard with training and equipment to keep our workers and everyone on the road safe, but we need the public’s help as well. Anytime you’re in or approaching a work zone please remember to:

  • Slow down – drive the posted speeds, they’re there for your safety
  • Be kind – our workers are out there helping to keep you safe and improve the roadways
  • Pay attention – both to workers directing you and surrounding traffic; put down your phone when behind the wheel
  • Stay calm – expect delays, leave early or take an alternate route if possible; no meeting or appointment is worth risking someone’s life

The 101st Manson Apple Blossom Festival is set for the second weekend in May, the 7th and 8th, just two weeks away. Visit  www.moretomanson to find accommodations and other useful information. Town will fill up for this event. This is a great weekend to visit Manson with spring in full bloom.Manson Apple Blossom Schedule of events:

FRIDAY – May 7

Crowning of Apple Blossom Royalty starts at 6:00 pm at North Shore Bible Church. We will crown the 2020 and 2021 Royalty. The event is outside under a tent. The Manson High School Jazz Band will play music. A box dinner is available. https://fb.me/e/3oUYDMZVT

SATURDAY – May 8

The Manson Apple Blossom Pancake Breakfast is a great way to start your morning. Pancakes, eggs, ham, coffee and juice will be served at North Shore Bible Church from 6:30 to 10. https://fb.me/e/1vnPOUDpj

The Manson Apple Blossom Quilt Show will be held inside the North Shore Bible Church’s gym starting at 7:00 am and ends at 2:00. We ask you to wear a mask and practice social distancing at the event. Entry fee is $3.00 or just show your Apple Blossom button. https://fb.me/e/F3WHV96Z

The Manson Apple Blossom 5K/2K Fun Run. You can pre-register online for $20 or 7:30 am race day for $25. Race gets underway at 8:30 in front of the Manson Business Center. https://fb.me/e/3t4tExWUN

Manson Apple Blossom Parade. Listen for the Manson Fire station siren at 11:00 am that signifies the Apple Blossom Parade is getting underway. The American Legion and VFW will lead the parade followed by our first responders; be sure to give them a big hand! Parade starts at the Lake Chelan Building Supply and ends at Manson Bay Park. Get there early and stake out your seat. Be sure to stay in town after the parade and enjoy our many businesses. https://fb.me/e/1Dgct5Bjc

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The next Manson Community Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 @ 6:00 pm via Zoom.
 
The same Zoom link will be used each time.
 
MCC meets regularly every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm.
 
Meeting ID: 895 6602 3031
 
 
This Zoom link is also found on our MCC Facebook page.

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Chelan Fire and Rescue
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 5:30 P.M.
232 East Wapato, Chelan, WA

The CFR Board of Commissioners will conduct the meeting in person at the fire station, you are welcome to join via Zoom. The public is welcome to join by following this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87284665516 Meeting ID: 872 8466 5516 or dial +1 253 215 8782

Proposed Chelan Fire and Rescue agenda pending Board approval.

Roll Call:
Regular Meeting Call to Order:
Approve Agenda:
Public Comment:
Consent Agenda:
• Revenue and Expenditure Report: March 2021
• Payroll: March 1 -31, 2021 for $137,579.22 paid 04-05-2021
• General Account Vouchers: #201403056 – 201403099 for $27,846.05
• Capital Account Vouchers: #17165-17168 for $13,631.31
• Minutes: March 17, 2021
Fire Chief Report:
• 2021 Budget & Financial Report
• March Emergency Response Report / Operations / Community Risk Reduction / Apparatus Update
Assistant Chief Report:
• Volunteer Recruitment & Retention / Training
Firefighters Association Report:
Unfinished Business:
• City of Chelan Fire Protection Services Contract – Update
• Station 75 Short Plat – Update
• 2020-2021 Annexations – Update
• Citizens Group Advisory Board - Update
New Business:
• SOG 124 Policy on Federal Grants
Special Events:
• Thursday April 22nd at 8:10 KOZI – Commissioner Jones and Chief Donnell or Chief Asher
Board for Volunteer Firefighters:
Public Comment:
Commissioner Comments:
Executive Session: RCW 42.30.110 (1) ( g ) To evaluate the qualifications of an applicant for public employment or to review the performance of a public employee.
Adjournment:

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Manson Bay Park Lifeguards (left to right) Hugo Lopez, George Benson, and Dawson Smith

The April 27th Special Election Ballot features a request from Manson Park & Recreation District to renew the current Maintenance and Operations levy. Parks and facilities currently benefiting from these funds include Manson Bay Park, Manson Bay Marina, Singleton Park, Willow Point Park, Old Swim Hole, Leffler Field, Wapato Lake Campground, and Old Mill Boat Launch.

The current levy- at a rate of $0.23 or less per $1000 of assessed property value- was approved by voters back in 2018 with a 70% approval rating. 60% ‘YES’ is required to pass. This levy helps fund the standard maintenance and operations for our parks and programs. Here are some examples of where your dollars are spent:

• Lifeguard program
• AAU
• Utilities
• Turf maintenance
• Employee wages and benefits
• Equipment repair, maintenance, and purchases
• Litter and trash removal
• Professional services (including design, engineering, permitting, grant funding, etc.)
• Supplies (office equipment, restroom supplies, irrigation repair parts, etc.)

The requested rate for this levy remains the same as it has for many years. In 2015, Manson Parks reduced the previous amount to $0.23 or less per $1000 of assessed property value. What this means is that someone with property valued at $100,000 could expect to pay, at most, $23.00 each year for the next 3 years. In 2020, the actual rate collected was only $0.155 per $1000. The collected rate is determined by the anticipated needs of the district in conjunction with property assessments. Due to the minimum wage increase, an increase in park usage, and aging infrastructure, we do anticipate higher costs than we experienced in 2020. Rising property values also impact the collection amount. You can use your property tax assessment to better estimate what this may mean for you and your family.

The District gets a large majority of its funding through this levy, park fees, and grants. Grants tend to fund larger expenses, such as the State and County grants used to purchase Leffler Field. Revenue generated by user fees, as well as the levy, help to fund park programs and maintenance expenses as previously mentioned.

Our Board of Commissioners would like to thank Manson residents for their continued support of your parks. They are proud to serve the community of Manson, and encourage you to make your voice heard by voting by April 27th. Any questions or comments can be directed to Robin Pittman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 509-687-9635.

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Special Board Meeting for a One Item Agenda

Friday, April 16, 2021 6:00 p.m.
Via ZOOM
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89658764568

TENTATIVE WORKING AGENDA

I. CALL THE MEETING TO ORDER/FLAG SALUTE
II. ADOPTION OF MEETING AGENDA President Bloch will call for a motion to amend the agenda or approve as presented.
III. SPRING REOPENING PLAN
  Recommended Action: Move to approve the Spring Reopening Plan, as attached hereto, and made a part of the record.
  The board will review the reopening plan submitted by Superintendent Walker.
IV. ADJOURNMENT

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On 4/8/21 at 4 p.m. crews from Chelan Fire & Rescue were dispatched to a brush fire in the area of 1200 Little Butte Ranch Road.

Crews arrived to find an approximately 1-2 acre fire burning in grass and light brush, being driven by wind uphill in a draw. A second alarm was immediately called bringing additional resources from CCFD #5 – Manson, CCFD #8 – Entiat, DCFD #4 – Orondo, DNR, USFS, and BLM.

With the continued fire spread, additional resources from CCFD #1 – Wenatchee, DCFD #2 – E. Wenatchee, and CCFD #6 – Monitor/Peshastin/Dryden were dispatched.

Fire was eventually contained at 5:50 p.m. and crews had fire controlled by 6:50 p.m.

A total of 25 personnel responded to this incident with no injuries reported. Size of the fire is estimated to be approximately 9 acres and cause was due to property owner burning brush and vegetation cleared to provide a defensible space which the wind had carried into the surrounding area. 

Chelan Fire & Rescue would like to remind our community that even under the best burning situations our wildland interface areas are dry and primed for fire.

For information on outdoor burning please contact us at 509-682-4476 or visit our website: www.chelan7.com.

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Regular Board Meeting
April 8, 2021, 4:15pm
Phone-in meeting: 1-425-436-6260
Access code: 8182416
I. Call to Order
II. Agenda Additions and Deletions
III. Public Comment
IV. Approval of Minutes
a. March 11, 2021 Regular Meeting Minutes
V. Financial Review
a. Review Monthly Financial Report
b. Review and Approve Monthly Voucher
VI. Old Business
a. Old Swim Hole
i. Updates
ii. Approval for Engineering Services
b. Levy
c. District IT Support
d. Director’s Report
VII. New Business
a. Newsletter
b. Approval for purchase of diesel tractor
c. Campground Host concessions
VIII. Adjournment
Next Regular Meeting: May 13, 2021 at 4:10pm, 142 Pedoi Street, Manson, WA 98831, unless otherwise posted.

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I am proud to announce the start of the annual Central Washington Congressional Art Competition!

This is an excellent opportunity to recognize young artists across the nation, and I encourage every high school student in our district with an interest in painting, sketching, photography, or a variety of other art techniques to enter. Year after year, I am impressed by the talents of Central Washington’s young people, and I know this year will be the same.

All entries must be submitted to one of my District offices by April 30.

The winning entry will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year, and the runner up pieces will hang in each of my district offices.

If you know a high school student in Washington’s 4th Congressional District who may be interested, I encourage you to share this opportunity with them. Please feel free to reach out to my office for more details at (202) 225-5816.

Find more rules, regulations, and how to submit your artwork to the Central Washington Congressional Art Competition on my website.

Sincerely,

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Wenatchee, Washington--(March 26, 2021)--This spring, firefighters across Central Washington will once again be putting good fire to work to help restore watersheds and better protect nearby communities. Frequent, low-intensity fire is essential for restoring public lands and the communities who depend on them.

“As snow melts and access opens to burn units, we will be taking advantage of favorable weather conditions to start prescribed burning where we can safely do so. No one knows what the fire season may bring, so it is important for us to be proactive when we have these springtime burning opportunities,” said Forest Fire Management Officer Rob Allen.

Just over 9,500 acres of prescribed burning is planned this spring, but not all planned acres may be completed if conditions are not favorable. Conditions include correct temperature, wind, fuel moisture, and ventilation for smoke. When these criteria are met, firefighters implement, monitor, and patrol each burn to ensure it meets forest health and public safety goals including air quality.

“These prescribed fire projects reduce the amount of burnable fuels in the forest, improve forest health, and help lower the risk of future high-intensity wildfires that are more likely to bring dense smoke and impact access to and use of the forest,” Allen said.

Residents and visitors can expect to see and smell some smoke during burning operations. Even though smoke from prescribed fire is usually light and doesn’t last long, it is important that smoke-sensitive individuals plan ahead and be prepared. For more information on smoke and public health, please visit wasmoke.blogspot.com or airnow.gov/fires.

The Manson School District Board of Directors announced the 2021 Blue and White Excellence Awards winners at its March board meeting. Nominations were submitted by staff, students and community mem-bers. Award recipients were: High school teacher Sarah Wiggum, School Nurse, Michelle Rogge and Par-ent Involvement/Post Secondary Coordinator, Adelina Grageda.

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Sarah Wiggum
 
“Sarah has a way of making everyone around her feel loved. She has a way of being positive and motivates students to be their best.” “She has student’s best interests at heart, and builds them up not only academically but emotionally and physically.”

 

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A local community member stated, “ Addie continues to shine a light on student needs in both the schools and community spheres. She is an advocate, friend and constant support for students and has an unwavering love for seeing our youth succeed.”

 

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Michelle Rogge
 
“Michelle has been such an asset to the district for the past 9 years. During these past 10 months with the COVID-19 world wide pandemic, she has educated herself on the many aspects surrounding COVID-19 and has been able to work on strategies to get our students back in school while using mitigation procedures to keep students and staff safe.”

 

The Manson School District Board of Directors will officially recognize the award winners at the April 26, 2021 board meeting. The recipients will also be recognized by the North Central Educational Service. District.

England Chiropractic will be donating $500 to each recipient of the 2021 Blue and White Award to use in their professional work. Manson School District would like to thank Aaron for his generous donation and ongoing support of Manson Schools.

A big congratulations to other nominees: Samantha Lovelace, Diana Soliday, Wendy Schramm, Carman, Fretwell, Katie Plummer, Lauren Johnson, Alicia Alexander, Rosie Rodriguez, Maria Verduzco, Heidi Griffith, Alejandro Grajeda, Betty Urbanczyk, Angel Gosvener and Janine Sanborn.

ChelanFireRescueLogo200Chelan Fire and Rescue Board of Commissioners have called a special meeting for Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at the fire station 232 East Wapato.

The CFR Board of Commissioners will conduct the meeting in person at the fire station, you are welcome to join via Zoom. The public is welcome to join by following this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87284665516 Meeting ID: 872 8466 5516 or dial +1 253 215 8782

AGENDA

Roll Call:

Call to order:

Flag Salute:

Business:
• Discussion on recommendations of Citizens Advisory Group

Adjournment:

wayne harris coroner chelanOn Friday, March 19th, at around 3:00 p.m. on the vacation rental property of The Lookout in Chelan, excavation work was being done, and the individual operating the excavator unearthed a human skull. As he briefly looked around, he also found an upper arm (humerus), shin bone (tibia), lower jaw (mandible), and some small rib fragments.

The operation was stopped and he called RiverCom to report the find. Detectives were notified, and they in turn notified the Coroner’s Office. The two entities met at the site of the find in an attempt to ascertain what was found.

Looking at the skull and corresponding with Dr. Kathy Taylor, the state forensic anthropologist, it was immediately determined that the remains belonged to a Native American. She immediately notified Dr. Guy Tasa, the state physical anthropologist with the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation. He contacted the Coroner’s office and obtained as much information as available about the situation. He began writing letters to the local tribes, notifying them of the find and coordinating a time when the departments would all meet back at the site and determine what the next steps would be.

On Monday, March 23rd, Dr. Tasa, a representative from the Colville Tribe and the Coroner met at the site and discussed the situation. Dr. Tasa and his assistant walked the area and were able to locate several other skeletal pieces to include a rib, an ankle bone, a finger bone, and the sacrum and tailbone (coccyx). These additional bones were collected, and the bones found Friday were turned over to Dr. Tasa.

Managers for The Lookout were also onsite, and they were given the legal requirements of the next steps. The site will be further investigated by an archeologist after proper permits are obtained. The process will continue to include the Colville Tribe representatives and may take up to 60 days.

When the investigation is completed, all of the skeletal remains will be placed in a cedar box and interred at the small cemetery on property that belongs to the Wapato Tribe, near the Mill Bay Casino.

The public are strongly advised to stay out of the area as it is an active Native American excavation site, and law enforcement will periodically drive through the area. Any remains or Native American artifacts found are to be turned over to local law enforcement, the Coroner, or the proper representative from the Colville tribe.

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Grab your clubs and spend a day on the course during this FUN MEMBER OUTING. It's a wonderful opportunity for members to get together for a little friendly competition, promote your company’s products & services, and build new relationships.

Central Washington Home Builders Golf Classic

Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM PST

Bear Mountain Ranch Golf Course
1050 Bear Mountain Ranch Rd
Chelan, WA 98816

Thursday, April 29th

9am - shotgun start followed by lunch and awards.  

$500/team 

Team & Single player cost includes: Greens Fee | Cart Rental | Pre-game Snacks | Boxed Lunch & Drink Ticket

$25 CADDY PACK per person

Caddy Pack includes: mulligan | chipping contest card | sponsor goodies

playground auction

Manson Parks is auctioning off the used playground from Singleton Park. The auction is an online event and will run for 1 week (ending 3/29/21 @ 3pm.)

Interested parties can visit www.galabids.com/mansonparksauction to register and bid.

All of the equipment can be seen online, or in person at Singleton Park.

Any questions can be directed to us at 509-687-9635, or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please spread the word if you’re able!

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On March 21, 2021 at 3:10 p.m. Chelan Fire and Rescue and Chelan County Fire District #5 were dispatched to a Brush Fire on Little Butte Ranch Rd. 

Twenty mph wind gusts caused an ember from a smoldering burn pile to catch the nearby sage and grass on fire.  A second alarm was called as the fire was spreading quickly in the thick pockets of sagebrush. 

The erratic winds eventually shifted in the opposite direction helping crews to get around the head of the fire keeping it at about 3 acres in size. 

This was the first significant brush fire for Chelan Fire and Rescue's new Brush 74 Heavy, which is a 6 wheel drive,1000 gallon brush truck with a high ground clearance allowing it to go over sagebrush and rougher terrain. This proved to be very helpful on this call. 

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At approximately 1028 this morning Chelan Fire and Rescue with help from Chelan County Fire District 5 and Lake Chelan EMS responded to a Structure Fire at 114 E. Center St in the Lakeside area of Lake Chelan. 

The first unit on scene reported a working structure fire in a small single-story home with flames out the rear of the house.  Crews entered the structure and were able to quickly find the location of the fire for extinguishment. The single occupant of the home was able to make it out but did have a minor burn injury to one arm. 

The fire appears to have started in the attic area before dropping down into the house.  The home is a total loss.  The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

While on scene of the Structure Fire, Chelan Fire and Rescue was then dispatched for a reported Aircraft Emergency at Chelan Airport.  Rivercom advised that there was an inbound plane with possible malfunctioning landing gear with three souls on board.  Crews staged along the runway and the plane was able to make a successful landing without incident.

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OLYMPIA – With spring almost here drivers have just a few more weeks to remove studded tires from their vehicles.

The Washington State Department of Transportation reminds drivers that state law requires all studded tires to be removed by the end of the day Wednesday, March 31. Starting at midnight on Thursday, April 1, drivers with studded tires face a $136 fine.

Studded tires damage pavement, so removing them promptly after winter has passed helps preserve state roadways. Tire removal services can get crowded near the removal deadline, so please plan accordingly.

WSDOT is not extending the studded tire deadline this year, but crews continue to monitor roads, passes, and forecasts and will work to quickly clear any late season snow or ice. Travelers are always advised to “know before you go” by checking road conditions before heading out and staying up-to-date on changes by using WSDOT’s social media and email alert tools or calling the 5-1-1 road conditions report.

Washington and Oregon share the same studded tire removal deadline. Other states may have later dates, but the Washington law applies to all drivers in the state, even visitors. No personal exemptions or waivers are issued.

More information about studded tire regulations in Washington is available online.

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Chelan Fire and Rescue
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 3:00 P.M.
232 East Wapato, Chelan, WA

The CFR Board of Commissioners will conduct the meeting in person at the fire station, you are welcome to join via Zoom. The public is welcome to join by following this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87284665516 Meeting ID: 872 8466 5516 or dial +1 253 215 8782

Proposed Chelan Fire and Rescue agenda pending Board approval.

Roll Call:
Regular Meeting Call to Order:
Approve Agenda:
Public Comment:
Consent Agenda:
• Revenue and Expenditure Report: February 2021
• Payroll: February 1 -28, 2021 for $120,384.12 paid 03-05-2021
• General Account Vouchers: #76964 – 747018 for $45,592.08
• Capital Account Vouchers: #17161-17164 for $2,530.16
• Minutes: February 17, 2021
Fire Chief Report:
• 2021 Budget & Financial Report
• February Emergency Response Report / Operations / Community Risk Reduction / Apparatus Update
Assistant Chief Report:
• Volunteer Recruitment & Retention / Training
Firefighters Association Report:
Unfinished Business:
• City of Chelan Fire Protection Services Contract – Update
• Station 75 Short Plat – Update
• 2020-2021 Annexations – Update
• Citizens Group Advisory Board - Update
New Business:
Special Events:
• Thursday March 18th at 8:10 KOZI – Commissioner Moller and Chief Donnell or Chief Asher
Board for Volunteer Firefighters:
• Retirement/Pension for Dan Nutley – Board Approval
Public Comment:
Commissioner Comments:
Executive Session: RCW 42.30.110 (1) ( g ) To evaluate the qualifications of an applicant for public employment or to review the performance of a public employee.
Adjournment:

CC sheriff logo 2018Sheriff Brian Burnett reports that a 42-year-old male from Leavenworth was fatally injured in a parasailing accident Sunday morning approximately 5 miles northeast of Leavenworth.

On March 14, 2021 at approximately 10:16am, RIVERCOM dispatch received a 911 call from another parasailer reporting the accident. The caller advised that the accident had occurred approximately 1000 feet above Eagle Creek Rd near milepost 4. The accident location was very difficult to access and required responders from multiple agencies. Chelan County Sheriff’s deputies, Chelan County Fire District #3, Chelan County Fire District #1 and Cascade Medical Center responded to the area.

CPR was administered by fellow parasailers until medics from Cascade Medical Center arrived on scene. Unfortunately, lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful and he died from his injuries. The victim was later transported out of the area by the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office helicopter.

The identity of the victim is being withheld to allow time for family members to be notified.

ChelanFireRescueLogo200On 3/10/21 at 12:36 p.m. crews from Chelan Fire & Rescue were dispatched to a reported structure fire with extension into the brush at 16005 South Lakeshore Road. 

Crews arrived on scene at 12:55 to find a 12 x 12 metal shed, housing a tractor and jeep, fully involved with fire spread into approximately 1-1/2 acres of brush on the north slope of the property.

Crews from Chelan Fire & Rescue along with Chelan County Fire District #8 (Entiat) were able to quickly control the fire spread by 2 p.m. and had completed mop up of the fire by 3:20 p.m. 

Cause of the fire is undetermined but is believed to have been started by one of the vehicles in the shed.  There were no reported injuries or fire loss estimate. 

Chelan Fire & Rescue would like to remind the public that we are already seeing an early start for our wildfire season and encourage everyone to be proactive in making your property Firewise safe. 

For more information on how we can  help you, please call 509-682-4476 or visit our website at www.chelan7.org.

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OLYMPIA – The relationship between green energy and transportation will be explored at the Washington State Transportation Commission’s March meeting. As the adoption of electric vehicles grows, centralizing EV charging within multimodal transportation hubs will be a dramatic, technology-driven transformation for transportation – and one that few state and local governments are prepared for. 

The meeting starts at 9 a.m. both Tuesday, March 16, and Wednesday, March 17.  Due to limitations on the size of gatherings in response to COVID-19, this meeting will be conducted virtually using Zoom Webinar. People interested in attending can register on the commission’s website. The meeting will be broadcast live on TVW at www.tvw.org.

Tuesday morning’s work session will explore the nexus between aviation, surface and marine transportation electrification, and the power to leverage public and private assets and financial resources. It will also explore electrification efforts throughout the Northwest and how to bring innovative technologies to communities of color.

During the work session, there will be two panels. The first panel will address SeaTac Airport as it evolves to becoming a multimodal hub for clean fuels, and statewide electric/autonomous flight. The second panel will address smart cities, smart fleets, and green community mobility.  The work session will wrap up with a presentation from the Western Governors Association on efforts underway to electrify western highways.

Tuesday afternoon, the commission will be briefed on a number of reports recently issued by the Washington State Department of Transportation. Report topics will cover: electric aircraft deployment; commercial aviation long-term needs and recommendations; and Washington State Ferries’ performance reporting, and efforts to manage fuel costs.

Additionally, WSDOT Tolling staff will provide an overview of the traffic and revenue performance of Washington state toll facilities for October through December 2020 and will provide initial performance data for January through March 2021. The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on toll facilities will also be discussed.

On Wednesday, the commission will learn about the Puget Sound Regional Council’s Equity Strategy, which aims to make equity central to all that it does as a regional planning organization. Also, on Wednesday, WSDOT staff will brief the commission on results of a study which looked at the feasibility of performance-based evaluations of transportation projects based upon policy goals established in current law.

The meeting will close with a discussion on the proposed schedule for making changes to current toll rates on various tolled facilities, by the end of this summer, including public outreach plans.

Questions or comments from the public can be submitted during the meeting by using the “Q&A” box found on-screen during the virtual meeting, and as time allows, will be addressed during the meeting. Written public comment can also be submitted via email until 4 p.m. the day before the meeting. Comments should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Written comments received after this deadline will be provided to commissioners after the meeting.

All presentations will be available on the commission’s website. For more information about the commission and a complete meeting agenda, visit: www.wstc.wa.gov/

For more information about the commission and a complete meeting agenda, visit: www.wstc.wa.gov/

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Regular Board Meeting
March 11, 2021, 4:15pm

Phone-in meeting: 1-425-436-6260
Access code: 8182416

I. Call to Order
II. Agenda Additions and Deletions
III. Public Comment
IV. Approval of Minutes
a. February 11, 2021 regular meeting minutes
V. Financial Review
a. Review Monthly Financial Report
b. Review and Approve Monthly Voucher
VI. Old Business
a. Old Swim Hole
b. Levy
c. Director’s Report
VII. New Business
a. District IT support
VIII. Adjournment
Next regular meeting: April 8, 2021 at 4:10pm, 142 Pedoi Street, Manson, WA 98831 unless otherwise posted.

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Supporting the Orchard - It Is Personal
 
A year ago, I shared my realization that support for the Buckner Orchard is truly personal.  For me, it was easy; Harry Buckner was my grandfather, we lived in the Buzzard Cabin until I was six, and the connections and personal experiences grew from there.
 
We all have our own experiences that make the Buckner Orchard meaningful and personal.  Most are as simple as enjoying the location, the peace and tranquility, the history and beauty, or appreciating the wonderful Common Delicious apples.
 
Below, Jim Trappe, Corvallis, OR, professor emeritus at Oregon State University, and a BHHF Board member, shares his own story of how, in 1947, a 15 year-old boy from Spokane came to call the Buckner Ranch his home.  Many of you know Jim; the mushroom guy, story teller extraordinaire, long-time "Orchard groupie," and friend.
 
Please join us today in supporting the Buckner Orchard, helping ensure that we and future generations, have the opportunity to create our own personal experiences and memories!  If you missed it, our 2020 ANNUAL REPORT provides a great picture of what the Foundation does to support the Orchard. (You'll find the needed membership information immediately following Jim's reflections.)
 
Herb Sargo
BHHF President
 
Why Supporting the Buckner Orchard is Personal to Me
Jim Trappe, February 2021
 

Like Herb, it’s easy for me to reflect on my time at the Buckner Ranch. Harry’s youngest daughter, Bucky, was a student at WSU at Pullman, and in 1947 Harry wrote to her to recruit 5 or 6 of her college chums to thin the heavy crop set of apples. My older sister agreed to come and asked if her little brother Jimmy could also come. I was 15, and Harry’s nephew, Bud Gills, also 15, was coming as well. Harry thought it would work well for us two boys to defend ourselves from all those college girls.

We boys stayed in the loft of the new shop by the Buzzard cabin. We all had a great time thinning apples and enjoying weekends exploring, swimming, goofing off, pestering the girls, and helping Herbie’s Dad build their new house down by the river. Bucky took us all to climb Mt. McGregor. I was a city boy (Spokane) and I loved it all. 

We were done thinning apples in early July, so we all prepared to leave. But I asked Harry if I could stay the rest of summer and work for room and board. That was fine for him, his wife Olive and my folks. My jobs were to keep the firewood boxes filled, milk the two cows, (Yes, Harry taught me how, including how to aim a teat to squirt a stream of milk to the barn cats who lapped it out of the air), turn the cows out pasture and bring them in for evening milking and feeding them some hay, helping Herb’s dad Tony to cut, haul and split firewood, take the red ford truck(now retired and siting in front of the house) to Maxwell’s hay field and load the cut hay to take back to the farm, and all kinds of other chores. Harry worked me hard, I thought too hard for just room and board, but a deal’s a deal and it was my idea, so I couldn’t complain. He and Olive were my “summer parents” and treated me so well!

Came the time to go back to Spokane for school (I had turned 16), I awaited Harry in the living room, packed and ready to be taken to the boat. Harry handed me a piece of paper:  a check for $500!!!!   I was puzzled, and he said “Well, Jim I intended to pay you and  you've  worked hard, but I didn’t tell you because you might go to the landing on weekends and splurge it all on Beryl’s hamburgers and Washington Nut pie. Instead, I want you to put it in the bank for college.” I was speechless! That was a fortune in 1946.

I worked all the next summer for Harry, Olive had died, so there was just the two of us in the house. Once in a while Herb’s parents,Tony and Irene, would visit friends for dinner, so I would toddler-sit little Herbie and his littler brother Chris.

While attending the University of Washington, I would often visit the Buckner Ranch during winter vacation.  Summers working trail crew or recreation guard at Stehekin kept me in Stehekin for more summers.   And, I’ve been coming back  several times a year ever since.  It’s my second home.

MEMBERSHIPS
 

RENEWAL - Your check, made out to the Buckner Homestead Heritage Foundation (BHHF), should be mailed to PO Box 184, Manson, WA  98831.  As a renewal, we will have your information on file.  Please include your e-mail address, as this is how we receipt and communicate with members in a cost-effective manner.   And, your contribution is tax deductible as allowed by the IRS.

NEW MEMBERSHIP -  CLICK HERE to download a membership form to print and mail to PO Box 184, Manson, WA  98831.  Again, be sure to include your e-mail address.

Individual  -  $25.00      Business -  $75.00      Benefactor - $250.00        Sustainer - $1,000.00

Family  -  $50.00           Patron  -  $100.00       Steward  -  $500.00           Donation  -  $  _____

DONATIONS

Another form of support for the Homestead and Orchard is a donation. Monetary donations may be for a specific purpose or as a non-specific donation to the Foundation.

FBLA Regional Conference

1st Column– Luca Westfall, Katie Gosvener, Zoe Thomas, Givana Arellano
2nd Column – Bryanna Harris, Thea Batch, Lauren Soliday, Grant & Rex Torgesen
3rd Column – Isabelle Harris, Emely Valencia, Dawson Smith, Esmeralda Estrada

During the month of February, Manson High School FBLA attended the virtual North Central Region FBLA Winter Leadership Conference. The students have been preparing for individual and team competitions in a variety of business events. Nineteen students competed at the conference with students placing in twenty-six events. The following students placed at the conference and will have the opportunity to compete at the virtual Washington State FBLA Leadership Conference in April.

Rex Torgesen – 1st Accounting, 1st Introduction to Financial Math

Grant Torgesen – 1st Business Calculations

Emely Valencia – 2nd Business Communications

Giovanna Arellano – 5th Business Law, 5th Personal Finance

Luca Westfall – 1st Personal Finance, 6th Political Science

Cara Hutton – 1st Publication Design

Raven Pope – 3rd Business Law, 4th Client Services, 4th Job Interview

Esmeralda Estrada – 3rd Client Services

Natalie Sotelo-Solario – 2nd Client Services

Isabelle Harris – 1st Introduction to FBLA, 3rd Job Interview

Dawson Smith – 3rd Introduction to Public Speaking

Kate England – 3rd Marketing

Cara Hutton and Zoe Thomas – 2nd Business Journalism

Grant Torgesen and Jonathan Sarmiento – 1st Digital Video Production

Grant Torgesen and Rex Torgesen – 2nd Graphic Design

Katie Gosvener and Lauren Soliday – 4th Sports & Entertainment Management, 5th Marketing

Thea Batch and Paige Schoenwald – 1st Hospitality & Event Management

Katie Gosvener, Lauren Soliday and Emely Valencia – 3rd Management Decision Making

Thea Batch, Paige Schoenwald and Emely Valencia – 4th Marketing

manson trojans2021The Manson school district has a long history of partnering with our fans and our community. We are excited to announce that the Manson School District will allow limited fans for home games beginning on March 5th.   Student athletes will be allotted tickets prior to each home game to allow family members to attend.  The number of tickets issued will vary depending on the event size but will generally be 2 tickets per student athlete. Fans at games will follow strict protocols including proper mask wearing, social distancing and advanced screening. 

The districts in our area are committed to live streaming as many events as possible to ensure others can view and support our teams.  Manson home games can be seen by accessing mansontrojans.com.  All teams in our medical region are not allowing visiting fans. 

CityofEastWenatcheePoliceLoOn 2/22/2021, the East Wenatchee Police responded to a report of vehicle prowl in the 900 block of 11th Street NE. The victim’s purse had been stolen. The purse contained a credit card which had now been used at three businesses in East Wenatchee. The total amount for the items purchased with the stolen credit card was approximately $280. During their investigation, East Wenatchee Officers obtained video surveillance from two of the businesses where two different suspects were observed purchasing items with the stolen credit card. Images from these videos were placed on our social media.

On 2/26/2021, East Wenatchee Police Officers responded to a theft at the Buckle clothing store located inside of the Wenatchee Valley Mall. In this incident, a male suspect had walked out of the store with $720 worth of jeans. When store employees told the male to stop, he responded with “touch me and I’ll sue.” Employees followed the male to his vehicle and obtained photographs of the suspect vehicle before he departed.

On 2/27/2021, an East Wenatchee Police Officer was on an unrelated traffic stop in the Safeway parking lot when they observed the suspect vehicle involved in the Buckle theft. At this time, it had already been determined the individuals associated with this vehicle were also involved in thefts in Douglas County and the City of Wenatchee.

A female suspect involved in the credit card fraud from 2/22/2021 was seated in the suspect vehicle when officers made contact. The male suspect attempted to flee the area but was later located. The male suspect was identified using the video surveillance from 2/22/2021. He is also believed to be the male involved in the theft from the Buckle store.

The suspects were arrested without incident and vehicle was impounded until a search warrant could be obtained. On 03/1/2021, East Wenatchee Police Officers served a search warrant on the suspect vehicle. Evidence from 6 local cases and 2 out of the area vehicle prowls was located in the vehicle, along with drug paraphernalia to include syringes loaded with a liquid believed to be a narcotic drug. The suspects are believed to have ties to the Moses Lake area. This investigation is ongoing.

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2020 ANNUAL REPORT

A Different, but Productive Year!

CLICK HERE for the 2020 Annual Report in pdf format

CityofEastWenatcheePoliceLoOn Tuesday February 9, 2021 the East Wenatchee Police Department Investigative Unit received a phone call from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC). ICAC reported they had been alerted to what was believed to be images depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct that were newly produced. Utilizing information provided by the ICAC, Detectives were able to identify the local IP Address being used along with the identification of the suspect.

Based off the information gathered by the East Wenatchee Police Department Investigative Unit, and the ICAC a search warrant was sought and granted for a residence in the 100 Block of North Kansas Ave, in East Wenatchee. In the morning hours on Friday February 19, 2021, the East Wenatchee Police Department served the search warrant on this residence. The suspect was home at the time of the search warrant and was taken into custody. A search of the residence was completed and multiple electronic items and devices capable of storing media were seized as evidence. The suspect was booked into Chelan County Regional Justice Center on fifteen counts of Possession of Minors Engaged in Sexually Explicit Conduct. This investigation is ongoing.

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ZOOM @ 6:00 pm Meeting ID: 895 6602 3031

* CALL TO ORDER Kari Sorensen

Members Present Online:
Kari Sorensen
Kathy Blum
Cindy SmithGordon Lester
Elmira Forner

* FLAG SALUTE Kari Sorensen

* TREASURER’S REPORT Cindy Smith

OLD BUSINESS

#1 APPROVAL OF JANUARY 19, 2921 MINUTES
#2 APPROVAL OF 2021 COMMUNITY COUNCIL BYLAWS
#3 MANSON TRIBUNE TO SHARE MCC INFORMATION

NEW BUSINESS

#1 NEW COUNCIL VOTE FOR TREASURER (sec/treas positions separated on 2021 By-Laws)
#2 ELMIRA’S EMAIL(S) TO COUNCIL
#3 EMS INFORMATION RE: COVID TESTING IN MANSON
#4 PUBLIC COMMENT

* MEETING ADJOURNED

NEXT MEETING WILL BE HELD ON ZOOM: MARCH 16, 2021 @ 6 PM

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Washingtonians still have time to visit open house, webinar recordings

OLYMPIA – There’s still time for Washingtonians to weigh in and learn more about the state’s plan for walking, bicycling and other forms of active transportation. The Washington State Department of Transportation will continue to take comments on its draft of the new State Active Transportation Plan, 2020 and Beyond, until Monday, Feb. 15.

Every Washingtonian uses active transportation connections at some point in a trip, whether crossing the street from their parking spot to their destination, walking to a bus stop or bicycling to school or work. The new plan comes during a time when more people than ever are walking and bicycling – according to WSDOT’s multimodal transportation dashboard – both as alternatives to transit use and to maintain physical and mental health during the pandemic. At the same time, a preliminary assessment of crash statistics found that 2020 fatal crashes involving those vulnerable road users appear to be occurring at higher rates than the averages for 2010-2019.

“Highways in most places weren’t originally designed for people walking or cycling, so it’s no surprise we found a number of places with gaps,” said Barb Chamberlain, director of WSDOT’s active transportation division. “This analysis helps us understand how the use of state routes has changed as population centers have expanded, and why they may no longer have the most appropriate design or speed for the mix of uses and people there.”

The draft plan assesses the needs for accessible pedestrian and bicyclist facilities, highlights safety concerns, and provides the first-ever examination of state right of way and its suitability for active transportation. An online open house and recorded webinar provide opportunities to learn more about the draft plan and to provide comments.

Active transportation plan online open house information

When:            Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, to Monday, Feb. 15, 2021

Where:           Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, plan information is available to view in an online open house.

Details:           A copy of the draft active transportation plan document is available in an accessible PDF, and a link to a feedback form to collect input from Washington residents is provided. Deadline for comments is Monday, Feb. 15. WSDOT staff held webinars to provide an overview of the plan; a link to an archive version with captioning and slides from that are also available in the online open house.

The plan's materials can be made available in an alternate format by emailing WSDOT’s Office of Equal Opportunity at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling toll free, 855-362-4ADA (4232). Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may make a request by calling the Washington State Relay at 711. (More on Title VI and ADA)

Free, temporary internet access is available to those who do not have broadband service in locations throughout the state. To find the nearest WiFi Hotspot visit: www.commerce.wa.gov/building-infrastructure/washington-state-drive-in-wifi-hotspots-location-finder/.

The draft plan is Part 1 of a two-part plan. Part 1 covers:

  • The purpose and need of the statewide active transportation plan.
  • Benefits of active transportation.
  • The current state of active transportation in Washington.
  • Concerns and priorities gathered through public engagement.
  • Broad cost estimates for changes to state right of way and local systems to improve conditions for active transportation.

Part 2 of the plan will come out in 2021 and cover relevant policy topics, performance measures associated with the plan’s goals, and next steps in developing an implementation and action plan. WSDOT staff will use comments received on Part 1, as well as past community and partner input, to help identify policy topics in Part 2.

To receive future updates specifically for the plan subscribe to the ATP E-News. For active transportation news updates including grant opportunities, webinars, and activities of WSDOT and partners subscribe to the WSDOT Walk + Roll E-News.

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Chelan Fire and Rescue
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 3:00 P.M.
232 East Wapato, Chelan, WA

The CFR Board of Commissioners will conduct the meeting via Zoom. The public is welcome to join by following this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87284665516 Meeting ID: 872 8466 5516 or dial +1 253 215 8782

Proposed Chelan Fire and Rescue agenda pending Board approval.

Roll Call:
Regular Meeting Call to Order:
Approve Agenda:
Public Comment:
Consent Agenda:
• Revenue and Expenditure Report: January 2021
• Payroll: January 1 -31, 2021 for $126,824.64 paid 01-05-2021
• General Account Vouchers: #746899 – 746951 for $33,429.64
• Capital Account Vouchers: #17160 and 746913 - 746917 for $8,570.58
• Minutes: January 20, 2021
Fire Chief Report:
• 2021 Budget & Financial Report
• Emergency Response Report / Operations / Community Risk Reduction / Apparatus Update
Assistant Chief Report:
• Volunteer Recruitment & Retention / Training
Firefighters Association Report:
Unfinished Business:
• City of Chelan Fire Protection Services Contract – Update
• Station 75 Short Plat – Update
• 2020-2021 Annexations – Update
• Citizens Group Advisory Board - proposal
New Business:
• Resolution 2021-01 – Surplus Physical Fitness Items
Special Events:
• Thursday Feb 18th at 8:10 KOZI – Commissioner Oules and Chief Donnell or Chief Asher
Board for Volunteer Firefighters:
Public Comment:
Commissioner Comments:
Executive Session: RCW 42.30.110(1) ( c ) To consider the minimum price at which real estate will be offered for sale. RCW 42.30.110 (1) ( g ) To evaluate the qualifications of an applicant for public employment or to review the performance of a public employee.
Adjournment: