Waterville Town Council | Town goes to statewide business licensing system

By Karen Larsen Empire Press Correspondent In keeping with recent state legislation requiring all municipalities to join a combined licensing system by the end of 2022, the Waterville Town Council approved an ordinance at its regular meeting Oct. 1 which changes the procedures for issuing business licenses in town. Starting in 2020, business licenses will be issued through the Business Licensing...
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Douglas County PUD Commission meeting report

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Ronald E. Skagen, Molly Simpson and Aaron J. Viebrock executed the following actions during the Oct. 8 commission meeting held at the district’s East Wenatchee office:   Held the scheduled hearing for the Distribution System 2019 budget and the Wells Project 2019 budget. Adopted the 2019 distribution system budget which includes a 1.5 percent...
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Candidate attends Waterville meet-and-greet event

Ann Diamond, a candidate for 12th District state representative, attended a meet-and-greet event at the Blue Rooster in Waterville on Oct. 6.
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Get to know your candidates

The Douglas County Empire Press posed two questions to candidates in contested races within the Empire Press circulation area that will be decided in the Nov. 6 general election. Candidates for U.S. Senator; U.S. Congress District 4, U.S. Representative; U.S. Congress District 8, U.S. Representative; 12th State Legislative District, Position 1; 12th State Legislative District, Position 2;...
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In public service, I learn by listening

One thing that I have learned throughout my public service — both during my school board years and in the Legislature — is the importance of being a good listener.
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Town receives a clean audit report for 2017

The Town of Waterville has passed through its 2017 full financial without any issues reported. An accountability audit covering the years of 2015-2017 was still underway as of the Sept. 17 Waterville Town Council meeting.
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State speakers highlight programs that enhance historic preservation

Two speakers from the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation were invited to the Sept. 10 Waterville Main Street Association meeting to shed light on several programs that may enhance historic preservation in Waterville.
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Sen. Brad Hawkins brings ‘listening tour’ to Waterville

By Suzanne Robinson Empire Press Correspondent State Sen. Brad Hawkins, of the 12th Legislative District, visited Waterville Sept. 13 as part of his second annual “listening tour” throughout the 12th District. In addition to Waterville, the tour this year — from Sept. 11-14 — included stops at Leavenworth, Wenatchee, Chelan, Coulee City, Soap Lake, Bridgeport and Twisp. It...
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Council is positive about allowing county use of fairgrounds well

The Waterville Town Council at its regular Sept. 4 meeting voted unanimously to move forward on a license agreement with the county for use of a decommissioned well located near the NCW Fairgrounds.
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Town Council | Waterville street problems to be addressed before winter

Waterville residents will soon be seeing road equipment working on a number of streets and intersections around town.
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