First-ever free dump day set for unincorporated Douglas County residents

From The Wenatchee World EAST WENATCHEE — Douglas County residents — those who live outside any city limits — have a chance to make a free run to the dump for the first time ever. “Residents within city limits have been offered free disposal days in the past because of city contracts with their hauling companies,” said Douglas County Solid Waste Coordinator Becci Piepel. “County...
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Waterville Town Council | Public hearing on building moratorium draws participation, comment

Several Waterville residents turned out Aug. 6 for a public hearing on the six-month building moratorium instituted by the Waterville Town Council in June.
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More agreements needed to open markets and strengthen trade relationships

Recently, I sat down with President Trump and members of Congress at the White House to discuss the impact of trade on agriculture in Central Washington.
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Planning Commission has vacancies

WATERVILLE — Douglas County commissioners are seeking county residents to apply for two vacant positions on the Douglas County Planning Commission. The Planning Commission is a seven-member volunteer panel of citizens appointed by the commissioners to develop recommendations on planning matters in the county. Planning Commission members are appointed from each of the three commissioner...
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Affordable housing funds to be awarded in Douglas County

WATERVILLE — The Douglas County Regional Council has announced plans to distribute up to $174,436.15 for qualifying affordable housing efforts throughout the county for the next year. Notices have been sent to interested agencies and organizations to submit applications for this year’s cycle of funding distribution. Funds are available for acquisition and construction projects serving...
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Grant awarded for Rock Island redevelopment study

ROCK ISLAND — The state Community Economic Revitalization Board on July 26 awarded a $50,000 grant to the Port of Douglas County for studying riverfront redevelopment. The port and city of Rock Island have been looking at options for the site of a former silicon plant that closed in 2003, including adding parks, soccer fields or a trail. Another possibility is converting the plant to a facility...
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Town Council | Waterville has ongoing burn ban

Residents are reminded the Town of Waterville has an ongoing burn ban and they should not be burning material within town limits
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Kevin Morris appointed Douglas County sheriff

Douglas County commissioners on July 9 appointed Undersheriff Kevin Morris as county sheriff, to serve the remainder of retired sheriff Harvey Gjesdal’s term which ends Dec. 31.
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Waterville Town Council | Sewer cleaning project set for late July, early August

The Town of Waterville will clean out its sewer lines over a three-week period during the end of July and early August. The town council received this information at their July 2 regular meeting.
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Douglas County PUD Commission meeting report

?Douglas County PUD Commissioners Molly Simpson and Aaron J. Viebrock executed the following actions during the July 9 commission meeting held at the district’s East Wenatchee office: Heard bid opening results from bid documents18-25-D, supply and deliver control and relay panels for the Lone Pine Substation and 18-27-W, construct Conklin Landing RV Park. All bids will be evaluated prior...
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