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Regular Board Meeting
142 Pedoi Street, Bumgarner Building, March 12, 2020, 4:10pm
I. Call to Order
II. Flag Salute
III. Agenda Additions and Deletions
IV. Public Comment
V. Approval of Minutes
a. February 13, 2020 regular meeting minutes
VI. Financial Review
a. Review Monthly Financial Report
b. Review and Approve Monthly Voucher
VII. Old Business
a. Sharkey & Shoreline Commercial Contract renewals
b. Willow erosion
c. Marina Wi-Fi
d. Website options
VIII. New Business
a. Yard waste solution
b. Leffler Field committee
c. Employee safety
d. Board packet format
e. Cal Ripken league
IX. Adjournment
Next Regular Meeting: April 09, 2019 at 4:10pm, 142 Pedoi Street, Manson, WA 98831

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Four Manson High School students applied for and were selected to attend the 2020 Legislative Conference held in Olympia at the State Capitol earlier this month. Louis Sanchez, Parker Schoenwald, Zoe Thomas and Luca Westfall traveled with Board Members Aurora Flores, Greg Neff and Superintendent Charlton to the State Capitol.

The students appreciated meeting with Representative Keith Goehner and learning about the legislative process. They also received a tour of the Capitol and Temple of Justice. A hi-light of the trip was watching 18-year-old Louis Sanchez register to vote with the Secretary of State.

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On March 3rd and 4th, Manson High School seniors participated in their annual mock interview program. 

Ten community members from the valley participated: Lake Chelan Community Hospital, Mountain View Lodge, Chelan County Sheriff Department, Chelan County P.U.D, Manson Fire District, Wapato Point Cellars and BBQ in the Vineyard, Manson School District and the Manson Parks Department. Members from each business interviewed seniors from the class of 2020.

The purpose of the mock interviews is to prepare students for real-world interviews, gain potential employment and to prepare for career pathways in their chosen field.  Students prepared cover letters, resumes and completed job applications for their preferred interviewer. 

After the seniors interviewed with the community, they then interviewed Manson freshmen. The freshman class of 2023 prepared mock interviews for Slidewaters.  All students completed resumes, cover letters and applications for the local water park. The participating seniors then interviewed the freshmen for the position as kitchen staff (the starting position for Slidewaters employees).  Prior to both the senior and freshmen interviews, there was a high level of anticipation and expectation of preparedness for all Manson students, all of whom did a great job. 

Manson High School is so thankful for our valley’s community members who pour time and support into our students.  Thank you so much for all who contributed to this beneficial and significant program. 

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On 3-3-20 at 11:58 Chelan Fire and Rescue was dispatched to a reported brush fire along Highway 97A in the area of Davis Canyon. 

On arrival, the fire was threatening two structures and being pushed up slope by 30 mph wind gusts. 

A second alarm was quickly requested and crews from Chelan County Fire District #8 (Entiat), U.S. Forest Service, and Department of Natural Resources arrived to assist. 

The mostly rocky terrain helped slow the fire which was contained at 1.5 acres. 

Chelan Fire and Rescue would like to remind all people doing controlled burns to monitor the wind conditions and to not burn on high wind days.

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Manson Parks has opened registration for AAU baseball, softball, and tee ball. AAU is open to kids in Kindergarten through 6th grade.

Registration forms are distributed through the Manson School District, or through the Park office at 142 Pedoi Street in Manson.

Forms are due to the Park office by 5pm on March 11th.

Online registration is not offered this season.

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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/