Chelan Fire and Rescue
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 3:00 P.M.
232 East Wapato, Chelan, WA

The CFR Board of Commissioners will conduct the meeting via google hangout. The public is welcome to listen to the open public meeting by calling #351-888-7591 no access code is needed.

Proposed Chelan Fire and Rescue agenda pending Board approval.

Flag Salute:
Regular Meeting Call to Order:
Approve Agenda:
Public Comment: Public comments will be accepted at this meeting. If you wish to comment during the public comment please email Chief Mark Donnell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 509-682-4476. Chelan Fire & Rescue will require a written statement for the record of all public comments made.
Consent Agenda:
• Revenue and Expenditure Report: March and April 2020
• Payroll: April 1-31 Paid 05-05-2020 $124,285.24
• Vouchers: General Account #746365- 746405 $36,691.15
• Vouchers: Capital Account #746377 -746378 $381.65
• Minutes: April 15, 2020
Fire Chief Report:
• 2020 Budget & Financial Report
• Emergency Response Report / Operations / Community Risk Reduction
Assistant Chief Report:
• Volunteer Recruitment & Retention / Training
Firefighters Association Report:
Unfinished Business:
• Long Range Planning
• Incident 2020-129 Illegal Burning Billing
• Incident 2020-186 and 2020-190: Out of District Brush Fire Response Billing/Annexation Invitation
New Business:
• Resolution 2020-Surplus of Matco Determinator Scan Tool
Special Events:
• May 30, 2020 0900: WFCA Webinar – Roles, Personnel, Duties, and Finances Class with Attorney Brian Snure
• June 6, 2020 0900: WFCA Webinar – Open Public Meetings and Open Public Meetings Records Class with Attorney Brian Snure
Board for Volunteer Firefighters:
Public Comment:
Commissioner Comments:
Executive Session:

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Regular Board Meeting
May 14, 2020, 4:15pm

Phone-in meeting: 1-425-436-6260
Access code: 8182416

I. Call to Order
II. Approval of Minutes
a. April 9, 2020 regular meeting minutes
III. Financial Review
a. Review monthly financial report
b. Review and approve monthly voucher
IV. New Business
a. COVID-19 updates
b. Stripe account approval for online sales
c. Marina commercial use
V. Adjournment
Next regular meeting is June 11, 2020 at 4:10pm, 142 Pedoi Street, Manson, WA 98831, unless otherwise posted.

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douglas county logoIn February 2020, Douglas County Solid Waste began the long process of inventorying and remediating homeless encampments and illegal dumps along the Douglas County portion of the Apple Capital Loop Trail.  The initial stages of this undertaking included identifying established camps, performing cursory assessments of the contents, and distinguishing between active and abandoned sites. 

On April 21, 2020 Douglas County Solid Waste began the second phase of this process involved physical cleanup and mitigation of the sites.  Ten individual abandoned sites were able to be cleared up with extensive help from the Eastmont Metro Park Department (EMPD).  Douglas County Solid Waste and EMPD were able to remove the following from the areas surrounding the trail:

  • 90 bags of garbage
  • 75 sleeping bags
  • 10 pounds of scrap metal
  • 12 needles
  • Large amount of wire, include razor wire
  • 3 drug pipes
  • 9 buckets
  • Multiple knives
  • 1 machete
  • 1 shopping cart

1,840 total pounds of garbage were taken to the landfill.  The amount of waste located at the sites was staggering and the proximity to the Columbia River makes these sites particularly concerning to the environmental safety of our waterways and wildlife.  During the cleanup, two new large sites were located.

Douglas County Solid Waste has been awarded an additional $45,000 from the Local Solid Waste Financial Assistance Grant to aid in continued remediation efforts.  These funds will be used to ensure that waste can be removed from these sensitive areas surrounding our ecological and recreational areas.

The attached photographs illustrate the significant progress made in this initial cycle of mitigation.  We are grateful for the improvement made thus far and are looking forward to the difference that future efforts can make as we work toward keeping our community safe.

burnett face300In a letter addressed to Governor Jay Inslee and staff, Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett expressed his concerns for the economic health of our county balanced against the low number of COVID-19 patients the area has experienced.  Burnett recommends moving to Phase 2 of the plan immediately.

Here is his statement:

Governor Inslee and Staff:

I am respectfully requesting that you support the Chelan County Commissioner’s request for Chelan County to immediately move to Phase 2 of the Washington’s Phased Approach for Reopening Business and Modifying Physical Distancing Measures.

I whole-heartedly believe that both Chelan and Douglas Counties, along with the Cities and private businesses have worked diligently and self sacrificially to do their part from the very beginning of the declared COVID-19 emergency status.

I believe it is critical for all of our citizens that we expedite the four-phase plan for Chelan County in order to save personal businesses and livelihoods in North Central Washington.  As Confluence Health and others health districts around our region have made massive adjustments to our regional health facilities in order to prepare for what was predicted to be a much greater impact and spread of an infectious disease, those numbers just haven’t been produced in Chelan County or our region.  As I write this letter, there are only 2 COVID-19 positive patients hospitalized within Confluence Hospital in Wenatchee, which is a regional facility, providing services for Chelan, Douglas, Grant and at times Okanogan and Kittitas Counties.

I believe it is imperative to our local economy and the livelihoods of our citizens that we expedite reopening our economy to include the social, financial and health impacts to our region.

I know that you will find widespread support for this request within our region, to include elected officials from the counties, cities, state representatives, private business owners (both large and small), public utility districts, medical professionals, faith based organizations and many more.  I believe we the people who live, work and recreate here in North Central Washington know what is best for our region.  I am confident in the knowledge and competence of our citizens and business owners to implement an accelerated phase program to jumpstart our economy while doing it in a way that is safe for everyone involved, by safeguarding everyone’s wellbeing while utilizing appropriate social distancing standards in the process.

Again, I urge you to grant this request on the date of this request to re-open our community and economy for the sake of the citizens of Chelan County and North Central Washington.  I truly believe it is the right thing to do and failing to do so will prove to be much more detrimental to our local area than the health implications of COVID-19 itself.


Sheriff Brian Burnett

 You can see the statement in PDF format HERE.

colville 12 tribes logoAfter announcing an initial reopening date for May 5, 2020, the Colville Business Council and the Colville Tribal Federal Corporation (CTFC) approved extending the reopening date.

OMAK, WASH. May 4, 2020— The Colville Business Council and the Colville Tribal Federal Corporation (CTFC) Board of Directors approved an extended reopening date of Tuesday, May 19, 2020 for all three 12 Tribes Colville Casinos properties.

“We want to be the right place, for the right time,” said CTFC Chief Executive Officer, Kary Nichols “Our number one priority has always been the health and safety of our team members, valued guests, and communities.

All 12 Tribes Colville Casinos properties, 12 Tribes Resort Casino in Omak, 12 Tribes Mill Bay Casino in Manson, and 12 Tribes Coulee Dam Casino in Coulee Dam, put into place specific health and wellness measures to prepare a safe place for reopening. Some of those measures include;
• Daily hours of operation at all three properties will be 8AM-2AM
• All three properties will be deep cleaned nightly, 2AM – 8AM, and throughout operating hours
• All players are voluntarily visiting the property at their own risk and will be required to sign a waiver along with signing up for a Player’s Advantage Club Card (if they do not already have one)
• Masks, gloves, and sanitizer will be supplied, but patrons are encouraged to bring their own masks as there will be a limited supply available
• Temperatures will be taken prior to entering each property. Any person displaying a cough, shortness of breath, or other known symptoms of COVID-19 or a temperature above 100.5 degrees Fahrenheit will be asked to visit another time
• Patrons and staff will be given placards to promote social distancing at gaming machines
• Plexiglas has been installed in key locations across each property for patron and employee safety
• Food and Beverage venues will follow strict social distancing guidelines
• The hotel at 12 Tribes Resort Casino will open, while valet, the pool, hot tub, fitness center, and Renew Spa will remain closed until further notice
• Table games at 12 Tribes Resort Casino and Mill Bay Casino, Camas Restaurant at 12 Tribes Resort Casino, and Crosswinds Restaurant will remain closed during the initial reopening
• All entertainment events have been postponed, all 2020 Deep Water concerts have been
• Team members will have extensive training on company policies and proper health protocols upon returning to work and will be required to wear masks until further notice

“We are excited to welcome everyone back when we are absolutely certain it is safe,” said Nichols.

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The Manson School District Board of Directors announced the 2020 Blue and White Excellence Awards winners at its April board meeting.  Nominations were submitted by staff, students and community members.

Award recipients were:  High school teachers Steve Nygreen and Kate Sorenson, elementary teacher Cassie Williams and elementary classified employee Maria Zaragoza. 

The Manson School District Board of Directors will officially recognize the award winners at a future board meeting. 

The recipients will also be recognized this fall at the Night of Excellence sponsored by the Manson Chamber of Commerce. 

A big congratulations to others nominees: Bill Thompson, Heather Teague, Eric Sivertson, Dane Johnson, Anita Johanson, Carmen Fretwell, Sarah Wiggum, Kari Petersen, Michelle Rogge, George Valencia, Angel Gosvenor and Trista Walters.

Cassie Williams -  “Cassie is a highly skilled educator that puts multiple hours in after school planning and prepping her lessons.  She is respected by her colleagues and has taken on a leadership role in our school.”

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Maria Zaragoza - “Every day I am impressed with Maria’s attentiveness to student needs.  She treats each student with true compassion, respect and nurturing and makes them feel safe in her care.  She truly loves kids and works hard at establishing a positive relationship with them.”

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Steve Nygreen - Students stated, he just makes math easier, I didn’t like math until I had Mr. Nygreen.”

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Kate Sorenson - “Kate is a powerhouse of an educator and advisor.  She has created several new clubs and programs that enhance Manson School District.”

Manson Learns logoThe Manson school Board invites you to attend a community forum via ZOOM to meet the five candidates that have applied for the position of School Superintendent.

Manson parents and community have an opportunity to meet and greet applicants on Thursday, May 7, 2020 beginning at 7:00 p.m. You will have an opportunity to ask questions and then provide feedback at the conclusion of the forum.

There are two ways you can join the meeting either online or by I-Phone. Please use the following link to access ZOOM: Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll): +12532158782,98679780854# or +13462487799,98679780854#

At the end of the forum you will have an opportunity to provide feedback via a survey by accessing the following link:

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Manson School District
Superintendent Interview Timeline/Process Update

The Manson School Board approved invitations to interview for the open Manson School Superintendent position.

Five candidates have been invited to participate in the next step in the process scheduled for May 5, 6 & 7.

  1. Jennifer Kindle, Executive Director of Student Learning, Selah School District

  2. Guy Kovacs, Principal, Kalles Junior High, Puyallup School District

  3. Jose De Jesus Melendez, Director of Languages & Equity, Franklin Pierce School District

  4. Paul Peterson, Interim Superintendent, Silver Falls School District, Oregon

  5. Yvonne Walker, Principal, Post Middle School, Arlington School District

On May 5th

4:00-6:00PM an opportunity for Manson staff members to observe each candidate as they answer questions created by staff members. Zoom link

On May 6th

The Manson School Board will interview each candidate

8:00a.m. Jennifer Kindle

9:30a.m. Yvonne Walker

11:00a.m. Guy Kovacs

12:30p.m. Lunch

1:15p.m. Paul Peterson

2:45p.m. Jose De Jesus Melendez

4:30p.m. Board Meeting – Executive session followed by open meeting announcing finalist(s)

On May 7th

7:00p.m. - An opportunity for Manson parents and community members to meet final candidate(s) answer questions.  (Zoom link will be sent out next week) Board meeting scheduled to follow community meeting – Executive session to discuss qualifications – any action will be made in open meeting with vote of board.

The new Superintendent will begin serving in the role on July 1st 2020.


May 5th – 4:00 p.m. - 6:00p.m.Working Session - via ZOOM
Observing staff Zoom with Superintendent Candidates

May 6th – 8:00a.m. -4:30 p.m. -Working Session – via ZOOM
The Board will conduct Superintendent Candidate Interviews.

May 6th – 4:30p.m – Special Board Meeting - via ZOOM
Open meeting followed by an Executive Session to discuss candidates for superintendent position (no action to be taken). Any action will be made in the open meeting.

May 7th – 7:00p.m.– Executive Session - Special Board Meeting to follow - via ZOOM
Board will observe Community Forum – then enter into an Executive Session to discuss candidate qualifications – any action will be made in open meeting..