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Chelan Fire and Rescue Board of Commissioners changed the regular meeting in March to Monday, March 23, 2020.

The meeting will open at 1:00 p.m. located at the fire station 232 East Wapato Avenue, Chelan WA 98816.

Chelan Fire and Rescue Board of Commissioners scheduled a Long-Range Planning meeting Monday, March 23, 2020.

The meeting will open at 9:00 a.m. located at the fire station 232 East Wapato Avenue, Chelan WA 98816.

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On March 3 and 4 Manson High School seniors and ten Chelan Valley businesses will participate in the 12th Annual Mock Interview program in the old gym at Manson High School. The Mock Interview program has proven successful over the years providing students important life skills.  Not only do they learn the art of interviewing, they also learn how to write cover letters, resumes, thank you letters and networking; all important life skills.

Over the past few months students have been educated on several life skills that will give them a definite advantage when they hit the job market. Lead teacher Jen Koth schooled students on how to write a cover letter and resume that will lead to an interview. Students learned the importance of first-impressions and the art of networking. And to bring it all together they learned how to interview.

Learning to interview well is not a skill just to find a job but rather a skill that can be used throughout one’s entire life. Students learn that being prepared is the key to a successful interview. Many of the students at this year’s mock interviews will be offered summer jobs and several students will follow up with perspective employers.

This week Mrs.Koth contacted Mock Interview participating employers with the following information:

“Students are in preparation for the March 3rd and 4th mock interview’s at MHS.  Students are currently putting their final touches on their resume, cover letters and applications which I will mail to you early this week.  When you receive the packet, please peruse them prior to the interview as the written piece should be part of the interview overall.

Please arrive at the main office and check in with Mr. Little, our secretary, at 8am.  You will then be led to the old gym where light refreshments and further instructions await.  Again, depending on your interviewing strategies, each student takes about 15-20 minutes.”

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Chelan Fire and Rescue
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 3:00 P.M.
232 East Wapato, Chelan, WA
Proposed Chelan Fire and Rescue agenda pending Board approval.
Flag Salute:
Regular Meeting Call to Order:
Approve Agenda:
Public Comment:
Consent Agenda:
• Revenue and Expenditure Report: December 2019 and January 2020
• Payroll: $115,184.73 January 1-31, 2020 Paid: 02-05-2020
• Vouchers for January 1-31, 2020 General Account: Vouchers #746188 - 746221 for $37,560.35; Vouchers
• Vouchers for January 1-31, 2020 Capital Account: Vouchers #746187 for $296.57.
• Minutes: January 15, 2020
Fire Chief Report:
• 2020 Budget – January. 2019 End of Year Financials
• Emergency Response Report /Operations/ Community Risk Reduction
Assistant Chief Report:
• Volunteer Recruitment & Retention / Training
Firefighters Association Report:
Unfinished Business:
New Business:
• Approval for Out of State Travel – Lt. Sherman to Water Rescue Instructor Course (Bangor, Maine)
• Resolution 20-001, Single Source Approval
• Seasonal Firefighter/EMT Proposal
Special Events:
• Thursday, February 20, 2020 – KOZI Interview (Chief Donnell, Commissioner Moller)
• Saturday, March 7, 2020 – Annual Banquet – Larc Hill / 6-9
• Monday, March 23, 2020 – LRP meeting – Station 71 / 9-12
Board for Volunteer Firefighters:
• 2019 Pension/Disability
Public Comment:
Commissioner Comments:
Executive Session:
Adjournment:

WSDTlogo450OLYMPIA – Topics related to the future of the transportation system are on the Washington State Transportation Commission’s meeting agenda for next week. Discussions will include recent federal guidance on the advancement of autonomous vehicles, capabilities of our electrical grid to accommodate continued growth in electric vehicles, addressing future funding needs, and possible ways to simplify ferry fares in the future.

The transportation commission will hold its monthly meeting starting at 9 a.m. both Wednesday, Feb. 19, and Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Transportation Building, 310 Maple Park Ave. SE, on the Capitol Campus in Olympia. The meeting is open to the public and persons wishing to speak to the commission may do so during public comment periods at the end of each day.

On Wednesday, staff from the Utilities and Transportation Commission will present information on the ability of the electrical grid to handle the growing number of electric vehicles in Washington state, considering future levels of electric vehicle adoption.

Staff from the Washington State Department of Transportation’s Innovative Partnerships Program will update the commission on a transit-oriented development project at the Kingsgate Park and Ride lot. WSDOT is partnering with Sound Transit, King County Metro, and the City of Kirkland to better utilize the existing park and ride lot to accommodate additional parking, housing and commercial development, while enhancing transit access.

Wednesday afternoon, the commission will take up a request from residents and organizations from Klickitat County to name US 97 through their county the “World War II Veterans Memorial Highway.”

The Office of the State Treasurer will provide a report on State Route 520 toll rate performance. Each year, the State Treasurer assesses the current SR 520 toll rates to ensure they will meet financing requirements. In addition, staff will brief the commission on the State Treasurer’s recent assessment of the state’s debt load, its value and its costs.

Next, the commission will receive a briefing on new guidance and standards recently issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation on automated vehicle operations and technologies. This briefing will contrast the federal approach to autonomous vehicle development and guidance with the approach taken in Europe and elsewhere. 

Also on Wednesday, the commission will hear an overview of the Joint Transportation Committee’s study assessing statewide transportation funding needs and priorities, and identifying ways in which to address them. The final report of findings and recommendations are due to the state legislature by Dec. 31, 2020.

On Thursday, Washington State Ferries will brief the commission on its fare simplification study. The study assessed the existing fare structure and its evolution over time, and identified the opportunities and challenges for simplifying the fare structure. WSF also will discuss its initial work investigating a low-income fare pilot as authorized by the commission last year. If funded by the Legislature, this pilot would test a special passenger fare for low-income customers, for up to three years.

Also Thursday, the commission will receive an update on the Ferry Riders Opinion Group (FROG) survey panel made up of nearly 25,000 ferry riders. This briefing will provide an overview of upcoming  surveys and  focus areas for  2020 . Each year, the commission surveys ferry riders to better inform WSF level of service, operational, pricing, planning, and investment decisions. People interested in joining the FROG can sign up at: ferryridersopiniongroup.com

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

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The Manson Trojans have qualified for post season play.

They will face the Oroville Hornets Wednesday, February 12 at 6:00 p.m. at Manson High School.

Come support your Trojans!!!

No passes accepted. $7 adults/ $5 for students with ASB card. No free admittance

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Regular Board Meeting
142 Pedoi Street, Bumgarner Building, February 13, 2020, 4:10pm

I. Call to Order
II. Flag Salute
III. Agenda Additions and Deletions
IV. Public Comment
V. Approval of Minutes
a. January 9, 2020 regular meeting minutes
b. January 23, 2020 special meeting minutes
VI. Financial Review
a. Review Monthly Financial Report
b. Review and Approve Monthly Voucher
VII. Old Business
a. Commercial vendors
i. Sharkey and Shoreline contracts
ii. The Galley
1. Commercial Vendor application
2. Moorage at Manson Bay Marina
b. Manson Bay Marina policy update: ‘out day’ options
c. 2020 Goals and Objectives
d. Comprehensive Plan update for 2020
e. Director’s Report
VIII. New Business
a. Leffler Field
i. Pirate Carnival
b. Equipment: diesel tractor mower
c. Pacific Engineering contract amendment
d. Marina
i. WiFi
ii. Dock cleats
IX. Adjournment
Next regular meeting: March 12, 2020 at 4:10pm, 142 Pedoi Street, Manson, WA 98831

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The Manson School Board is asking our community for nominations of Manson School District Staff Members who have made a significant contribution to the lives of students and/or the greater Manson community. The Manson School Board hopes to receive nominations from parents, students, former students, and community members who have been involved in our schools.

Selection criteria is as follows: one certificated employee (grades P-12) and one support staff employee (secretaries, bus drivers, custodians, para-professionals, food services, coaches, etc.) 

Nominations will be accepted until March 25, 2020 at noon. Winning nominees will be announced at the Manson School Board meeting on March 30, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

Nominations forms are available online at the school district website www.manson.org, in both English and Spanish.

If you should have any questions, please call the Manson School District office at 687-3140.

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Monday, February 10, 2020 / 9-13:00

Long Range Planning Meeting Agenda

 

Review of Mission Statement

Review of Multi-year budget forecasting

2020 Organizational Goals:

  1. Training:

    1. Continue to improve quality and delivery of training program to meet standards and requirements for operational readiness.

    2. Regional approach to coordinating delivery of training

    3. Regional training facility

    4. Special programs:

      1. Rescue Swimmer

      2. Rope Rescue (Low Angle)

      3. Marine Operations

  1. Community Relations :

    1. Review of current programs and effectiveness

    2. Future outreach and education

  1. Staffing:

    1. Review of current staffing

    2. Staffing options for 2020 and beyond

    3. Volunteer/Reserve Recruitment and Retention

  1. Apparatus Replacement:

    1. Review of current fleet

    2. Recommendations for surplus/replacement

    3. Long range apparatus replacement plan

  1. Facilities

    1. Review of current facilities

    2. Long range capital improvement plan

    3. Regional approach to facilities sharing

  1. Measurable Goals:

    1. Turnout Time – 2 minutes

    2. Effective Work Force for Critical Tasks (SOG 010)

    3. Fire Loss ($) versus Pre-fire Valuation

    4. Fiscal Responsibility to Manage Budget

    5. Maintain clean annual audits

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Friday, January 24

All day: Find Tsilly

3pm-5pm: Live Ice Carving

5pm-8pm: Apple Bin Train Rides

5pm-10pm: Local Brewers + Distillers Night (21+)

7:30pm: Jim Basnight on the Deschutes Brewery Main Stage

Saturday, January 25

All day: Find Tsilly

10am: Wally Peterson Memorial Snowmobile Drag Races

12pm-4pm: Ice Tower Carving + Wish Papers

12pm-4pm: Mystery Mitten Walk

12:30pm: Family Magic Show

1pm-2pm: 2nd Annual Viki Downey Polar Bear Swim & Bonfire

2pm: Family Magic Show

3pm-6pm: Apple Bin Train Rides

3pm-10pm: Alefest (21+)

4pm: Glenn Snyder on the Deschutes Brewery Main Stage

6:30pm: Lighting of the Ice Tower

7pm: Kevin Jones Band on the Deschutes Brewery Main Stage

7:45pm: Gary Knowlton Memorial Water Lantern

Sunday, January 26

All day: Find Tsilly

10am-12pm: Battle of the Bloody Mary (21+)

You can purchase tickets online until midnight tonight here. See you this weekend!

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Special Board Meeting

142 Pedoi Street, Bumgarner Building, January 23, 2020, 4:00pm

I. Call to Order

II. Flag Salute

III. Leffler Field financing

IV. Adjournment