New rabbit/poultry barn will go out to bid next month

NCW Fair board members and staff have torn down the old rabbit/poultry barn and are preparing to go out to bid on the new barn in January.
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Council receives recommendation to extend building moratorium

The Waterville Town Council heard a recommendation for extending the town’s current building moratorium for six more months at its Dec. 3 regular meeting.
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Winners selected for annual budget cover contest

Waterville Town Council members, at their regular meeting Nov. 19, selected the winners of the annual budget cover contest.
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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 Dec. 10 commission meeting held at the district’s East Wenatchee office: Awarded Assistant System Operator Brent Darnell with his 20-year service award. Authorized use of Voluntary Employees’ Beneficiary Association (VEBA) Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) for...
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Council approves 2019 final budget

The Waterville Town Council unanimously approved the 2019 final budget at its Nov. 19 meeting.
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Legislators, stakeholders gather for discussions on energy, transportation

Legislators have been preparing for several months to return to the Capitol in January for the 2019 legislative session. As part of that preparation, I invited some of my colleagues to our area to learn directly from local officials about issues important to North Central Washington.
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East Wenatchee Planning Commission seeks two members

EAST WENATCHEE — The city of East Wenatchee is looking to fill two vacancies on the city’s Planning Commission. Any adult residing in the city of East Wenatchee or in Douglas County within three miles of the city limits is eligible. These are volunteer positions with no compensation. The positions are for a two-year term and the appointments are made by the mayor. To obtain an application,...
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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 Nov. 26 commission meeting held at the district’s Wells Hydroelectric Project: Awarded Project Electrical Foreman Steve Babcock with his 25-year service award. Authorized renewal of contract 16-29-W, 2017 grounds maintenance for an additional one-year period...
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District 4 levy narrowly passes

Three weeks after the Nov. 6 general election, results for the Douglas County Fire District 4 fire and emergency services levy were finally conclusive. Election results certified on Nov. 27 show that the levy passed by four votes.
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Douglas County preliminary budget hearing set for Dec. 3

The Douglas County commissioners have completed the preliminary budget for 2019 and have scheduled a public hearing regarding the budget for 9:30 a.m. Dec. 3 in the commissioners' chambers at the Douglas County Courthouse in Waterville.
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