Chelan Fire and Rescue
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 5:30 P.M.
232 East Wapato, Chelan, WA

The 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: Meeting ID: 872 8466 5516 or dial +1 253 215 8782

Proposed Chelan Fire and Rescue agenda pending Board approval.

Roll Call:
Regular Meeting Call to Order:
Approve Agenda:
Public Comment:
Consent Agenda:
• Revenue and Expenditure Report: March 2021
• Payroll: March 1 -31, 2021 for $137,579.22 paid 04-05-2021
• General Account Vouchers: #201403056 – 201403099 for $27,846.05
• Capital Account Vouchers: #17165-17168 for $13,631.31
• Minutes: March 17, 2021
Fire Chief Report:
• 2021 Budget & Financial Report
• March Emergency Response Report / Operations / Community Risk Reduction / Apparatus Update
Assistant Chief Report:
• Volunteer Recruitment & Retention / Training
Firefighters Association Report:
Unfinished Business:
• City of Chelan Fire Protection Services Contract – Update
• Station 75 Short Plat – Update
• 2020-2021 Annexations – Update
• Citizens Group Advisory Board - Update
New Business:
• SOG 124 Policy on Federal Grants
Special Events:
• Thursday April 22nd at 8:10 KOZI – Commissioner Jones and Chief Donnell or Chief Asher
Board for Volunteer Firefighters:
Public Comment:
Commissioner Comments:
Executive Session: RCW 42.30.110 (1) ( g ) To evaluate the qualifications of an applicant for public employment or to review the performance of a public employee.


Manson Bay Park Lifeguards (left to right) Hugo Lopez, George Benson, and Dawson Smith

The April 27th Special Election Ballot features a request from Manson Park & Recreation District to renew the current Maintenance and Operations levy. Parks and facilities currently benefiting from these funds include Manson Bay Park, Manson Bay Marina, Singleton Park, Willow Point Park, Old Swim Hole, Leffler Field, Wapato Lake Campground, and Old Mill Boat Launch.

The current levy- at a rate of $0.23 or less per $1000 of assessed property value- was approved by voters back in 2018 with a 70% approval rating. 60% ‘YES’ is required to pass. This levy helps fund the standard maintenance and operations for our parks and programs. Here are some examples of where your dollars are spent:

• Lifeguard program
• Utilities
• Turf maintenance
• Employee wages and benefits
• Equipment repair, maintenance, and purchases
• Litter and trash removal
• Professional services (including design, engineering, permitting, grant funding, etc.)
• Supplies (office equipment, restroom supplies, irrigation repair parts, etc.)

The requested rate for this levy remains the same as it has for many years. In 2015, Manson Parks reduced the previous amount to $0.23 or less per $1000 of assessed property value. What this means is that someone with property valued at $100,000 could expect to pay, at most, $23.00 each year for the next 3 years. In 2020, the actual rate collected was only $0.155 per $1000. The collected rate is determined by the anticipated needs of the district in conjunction with property assessments. Due to the minimum wage increase, an increase in park usage, and aging infrastructure, we do anticipate higher costs than we experienced in 2020. Rising property values also impact the collection amount. You can use your property tax assessment to better estimate what this may mean for you and your family.

The District gets a large majority of its funding through this levy, park fees, and grants. Grants tend to fund larger expenses, such as the State and County grants used to purchase Leffler Field. Revenue generated by user fees, as well as the levy, help to fund park programs and maintenance expenses as previously mentioned.

Our Board of Commissioners would like to thank Manson residents for their continued support of your parks. They are proud to serve the community of Manson, and encourage you to make your voice heard by voting by April 27th. Any questions or comments can be directed to Robin Pittman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 509-687-9635.

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Special Board Meeting for a One Item Agenda

Friday, April 16, 2021 6:00 p.m.


II. ADOPTION OF MEETING AGENDA President Bloch will call for a motion to amend the agenda or approve as presented.
  Recommended Action: Move to approve the Spring Reopening Plan, as attached hereto, and made a part of the record.
  The board will review the reopening plan submitted by Superintendent Walker.

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On 4/8/21 at 4 p.m. crews from Chelan Fire & Rescue were dispatched to a brush fire in the area of 1200 Little Butte Ranch Road.

Crews arrived to find an approximately 1-2 acre fire burning in grass and light brush, being driven by wind uphill in a draw. A second alarm was immediately called bringing additional resources from CCFD #5 – Manson, CCFD #8 – Entiat, DCFD #4 – Orondo, DNR, USFS, and BLM.

With the continued fire spread, additional resources from CCFD #1 – Wenatchee, DCFD #2 – E. Wenatchee, and CCFD #6 – Monitor/Peshastin/Dryden were dispatched.

Fire was eventually contained at 5:50 p.m. and crews had fire controlled by 6:50 p.m.

A total of 25 personnel responded to this incident with no injuries reported. Size of the fire is estimated to be approximately 9 acres and cause was due to property owner burning brush and vegetation cleared to provide a defensible space which the wind had carried into the surrounding area. 

Chelan Fire & Rescue would like to remind our community that even under the best burning situations our wildland interface areas are dry and primed for fire.

For information on outdoor burning please contact us at 509-682-4476 or visit our website:

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Regular Board Meeting
April 8, 2021, 4:15pm
Phone-in meeting: 1-425-436-6260
Access code: 8182416
I. Call to Order
II. Agenda Additions and Deletions
III. Public Comment
IV. Approval of Minutes
a. March 11, 2021 Regular Meeting Minutes
V. Financial Review
a. Review Monthly Financial Report
b. Review and Approve Monthly Voucher
VI. Old Business
a. Old Swim Hole
i. Updates
ii. Approval for Engineering Services
b. Levy
c. District IT Support
d. Director’s Report
VII. New Business
a. Newsletter
b. Approval for purchase of diesel tractor
c. Campground Host concessions
VIII. Adjournment
Next Regular Meeting: May 13, 2021 at 4:10pm, 142 Pedoi Street, Manson, WA 98831, unless otherwise posted.

art comp 2021

I am proud to announce the start of the annual Central Washington Congressional Art Competition!

This is an excellent opportunity to recognize young artists across the nation, and I encourage every high school student in our district with an interest in painting, sketching, photography, or a variety of other art techniques to enter. Year after year, I am impressed by the talents of Central Washington’s young people, and I know this year will be the same.

All entries must be submitted to one of my District offices by April 30.

The winning entry will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year, and the runner up pieces will hang in each of my district offices.

If you know a high school student in Washington’s 4th Congressional District who may be interested, I encourage you to share this opportunity with them. Please feel free to reach out to my office for more details at (202) 225-5816.

Find more rules, regulations, and how to submit your artwork to the Central Washington Congressional Art Competition on my website.


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Wenatchee, Washington--(March 26, 2021)--This spring, firefighters across Central Washington will once again be putting good fire to work to help restore watersheds and better protect nearby communities. Frequent, low-intensity fire is essential for restoring public lands and the communities who depend on them.

“As snow melts and access opens to burn units, we will be taking advantage of favorable weather conditions to start prescribed burning where we can safely do so. No one knows what the fire season may bring, so it is important for us to be proactive when we have these springtime burning opportunities,” said Forest Fire Management Officer Rob Allen.

Just over 9,500 acres of prescribed burning is planned this spring, but not all planned acres may be completed if conditions are not favorable. Conditions include correct temperature, wind, fuel moisture, and ventilation for smoke. When these criteria are met, firefighters implement, monitor, and patrol each burn to ensure it meets forest health and public safety goals including air quality.

“These prescribed fire projects reduce the amount of burnable fuels in the forest, improve forest health, and help lower the risk of future high-intensity wildfires that are more likely to bring dense smoke and impact access to and use of the forest,” Allen said.

Residents and visitors can expect to see and smell some smoke during burning operations. Even though smoke from prescribed fire is usually light and doesn’t last long, it is important that smoke-sensitive individuals plan ahead and be prepared. For more information on smoke and public health, please visit or

The Manson School District Board of Directors announced the 2021 Blue and White Excellence Awards winners at its March board meeting. Nominations were submitted by staff, students and community mem-bers. Award recipients were: High school teacher Sarah Wiggum, School Nurse, Michelle Rogge and Par-ent Involvement/Post Secondary Coordinator, Adelina Grageda.

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Sarah Wiggum
“Sarah has a way of making everyone around her feel loved. She has a way of being positive and motivates students to be their best.” “She has student’s best interests at heart, and builds them up not only academically but emotionally and physically.”


Adelina Grageda
A local community member stated, “ Addie continues to shine a light on student needs in both the schools and community spheres. She is an advocate, friend and constant support for students and has an unwavering love for seeing our youth succeed.”


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Michelle Rogge
“Michelle has been such an asset to the district for the past 9 years. During these past 10 months with the COVID-19 world wide pandemic, she has educated herself on the many aspects surrounding COVID-19 and has been able to work on strategies to get our students back in school while using mitigation procedures to keep students and staff safe.”


The Manson School District Board of Directors will officially recognize the award winners at the April 26, 2021 board meeting. The recipients will also be recognized by the North Central Educational Service. District.

England Chiropractic will be donating $500 to each recipient of the 2021 Blue and White Award to use in their professional work. Manson School District would like to thank Aaron for his generous donation and ongoing support of Manson Schools.

A big congratulations to other nominees: Samantha Lovelace, Diana Soliday, Wendy Schramm, Carman, Fretwell, Katie Plummer, Lauren Johnson, Alicia Alexander, Rosie Rodriguez, Maria Verduzco, Heidi Griffith, Alejandro Grajeda, Betty Urbanczyk, Angel Gosvener and Janine Sanborn.

ChelanFireRescueLogo200Chelan Fire and Rescue Board of Commissioners have called a special meeting for Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at the fire station 232 East Wapato.

The 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: Meeting ID: 872 8466 5516 or dial +1 253 215 8782


Roll Call:

Call to order:

Flag Salute:

• Discussion on recommendations of Citizens Advisory Group