Presentation topics include autonomous vehicles and new technology
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Transportation Commission’s upcoming virtual meeting will focus on the future of transportation technology, mobility and infrastructure in Washington state, including how the state is preparing for the operation of autonomous vehicles on our public roads. The monthly meeting will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 18, and Wednesday, Oct. 19.
The meeting starts at 9 a.m. both days. Due to limitations related to COVID-19, this meeting will be virtual using Zoom. People interested in attending can register on the commission’s website. TVW will also broadcast the meeting live.
Highlights of Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s presentations include:
The commission will take public comment at 11:50 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19. Those wishing to speak can sign up during the meeting by posting their name in the Q&A box on-screen. Written comments can also be submitted via email at:
For more information about the commission and a complete meeting agenda, visit: www.wstc.wa.gov.
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED
Harvest Fest has come and gone and the trees at the Buckner Orchard are still loaded with an overabundance of our historic Common Delicious and Rome Beauties.
As many of you know, it has been a long, late season everywhere for fruit ripening and harvesting, including at the Orchard. Persistent Harvest Fest participants were able to find near-ripe fruit to pick and press, but the majority of trees are still slowly beginning to bear truly ripe fruit.
Ripening is a function of starches changing to sugar, a change brought on by cooler weather. As nice as the weather has been here in the Valley, it just hasn't been cool enough, soon enough, for our apples to ripen in a timely fashion. As a result, the trees slowly continue to believe they have all the time in the world!
The good news is cooler weather is forecast and on the way, along with an abundance of apples much more suited for picking and pressing and all the good things we do with them.
We need you to pick, pick, pick and press, press, press as if your entire food supply for the winter was dependent upon it!
1. We have a great supply of free boxes of all sizes for your use. Take what you need, then one more to help move the harvest along. You won't regret it!
2. The cider press will remain out and available until all the apples are gone, or mid-November, which ever comes first. (Sadly, we are down to a single press. The other, the older of the two, has a stripped screw, the essential part used for actually pressing the apple pulp. The part is now on its way to be rebuilt. Does anyone have one to loan or donate? Let us know.)
3. Only the press and cleaning materials are available, so bring what you need for making cider. You know the drill.
4. Please, please, please remember to close all gates and keep the pressing area clean.
Q. So, what happens to the unpicked apples?
A. The apples are stripped from the trees, then picked up and hauled away, fed to pigs, used for compost, or just dumped somewhere appropriate. This is very time consuming.
WHY? This is a task necessitated by both rodents and bears. Mice are surprisingly destructive of the wintering trees; remember this is an organic orchard, free of pesticides and the like. Additionally, the electric bear fence must come down before snow fall, making the apples easy picking for our furry friends, and their doing so is very destructive of the trees.
On the other hand, your picking is far gentler and more appropriate, so help us out if you can!
Regular Board Meeting
October 13, 2022, 5:15pm
Bumgarner Meeting Room, 142 Pedoi Street, Manson WA 98831
I. Call to Order
II. Flag Salute
III. Agenda Additions and Deletions
IV. Public Comment
V. Approval of Minutes
a. September 8, 2022 Regular Meeting Minutes
VI. Financial Review
a. Review Monthly Financial Report
b. Review and Approve Monthly Voucher
VII. New Business
a. Wapato Lake boat launch repairs
b. PUD project priorites
VIII. Old Business
i. Old Swim Hole development project
ii. Manson Bay Marina planning project
iii. Leffler Field soil remediation planning project
b. Old Mill fee collection
c. Reservation system for marina & campground
d. Wildfire Smoke Response Plan approval
e. Preliminary 2023 budget and wages
f. Director’s Report
Next Regular Meeting: November 10, 2022, 142 Pedoi Street, Manson WA 98831 unless otherwise posted.
Sheriff Burnett reports on 10/8/2022, Deputies were dispatched to a report of a body in the Columbia River at Rock Island Dam. Detectives were called to the scene and recovered a deceased male from the water.
Chelan County Coroner Wayne Harris currently has custody of the body and will be working with Detectives to positively identify the deceased.
At this time, there is no evidence of foul play and detectives do not believe there is an immediate threat to the public.
The Manson School District is soliciting application to serve as an appointed member of the school board.
The person selected would have to reside in area Director District Three and serve until the next regularly scheduled election for the governing board members, which is November, 2023. The board is responsible for the performance of the Manson School District serving approximately 600 students.
The Manson Board of Directors typically meets on the last Monday of each month. Current board members and the superintendent are available to meet with perspective candidates.
Please contact the Manson School District office at 687-3140 for further information and application materials.
Applications are due not later than October 13, 2022.
On the afternoon of September 30, 2022 the Douglas County Commissioners received a request from Deputy Chief Blanchard, Fire Marshall for Douglas County Fire District No. 2, to extend the Douglas County burn ban until October 15th, 2022. The cited concerns include the current fire weather condition and recommendations from the Regional Fire Defense Board.
In response to this request and the concerns raised by Deputy Chief Blanchard, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners has moved to extend the burn ban within Douglas County until October 15th, 2022
Manson School District No. 19 Board of Directors Special Meeting with Executive Session
Wednesday October 5, 2022 - 2:50p.m. at the Manson School District Office
Executive Session to discuss the qualifications of a candidate for appointment to elected office. (No action has to be taken)
ZOOM link for viewing only: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85987695432
I. CALL 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. BOARD INTERVIEWS
IV. EXECUTIVE SESSION
An executive session to be called to discuss the qualifications of candidates for appointment to an elected office. No action to be taken.
Chelan Fire and Rescue Board of Commissioners have scheduled a Budget Workshop meeting for Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at 10:00 AM at location 232 East Wapato Ave, Chelan WA 98816
Via Zoom: 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
Call to Order
Sheriff Brian Burnett reports on Saturday September 24th, 41-year-old Swaminathan Sundaram of Redmond died while hiking Aasgard Pass south of Leavenworth, WA.
At approximately 10:00 am RiverCom Dispatch was advised of multiple InReach activations in the area of Aasgard Pass. The activations indicated there was a medical emergency and they needed help.
Through various messages it was determined the group had been performing CPR since about 9:40 am. It was confirmed through radio communications after a USFS trail rangers arrived on scene that CPR was still underway. The USFS Trail Rangers assisted throughout the remainder of the operation.
Due to the remote location and the urgency, Chelan County Sheriff’s Office SAR Deputies requested a hoist capable helicopter through State Emergency Management. Snohomish County Sheriff’s office accepted the mission as they were in the air already for training. The Snohomish County Helicopter arrived on scene at approximately 11:30 am and inserted a medical crew. The helicopter returned a short time later to pick up the patient along with the crew.
Life saving efforts continued for a short time in the air but they were unsuccessful.
The patient was transported to the Leavenworth Fish Hatchery landing pad where he was transferred to CCSO Deputies and the Chelan County Coroner’s Office.
It was determined Mr. Sundaram died of natural causes.
Aasgard Pass is a challenging and heavily travelled trail hikers use to access the Enchantments from the Stuart Lake Trailhead.