Sheriff Mike Morrison reports, on 7/28/23, at approximately 1150 hours, Chelan County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call in Manson of a suspicious vehicle with flashing blue and red lights. It was reported the male driver was stopping to speak with young girls. When approached by the reporting party, the male identified himself as a Seattle Police detective.
Through an investigation, probable cause was obtained on 39 year old Christopher M. Alexander of Manson, WA for Criminal Impersonation 2nd degree. Mr. Alexander is not a law enforcement officer. It was discovered that he was no longer living at his address in Manson.
On 8/8/23 at approximately 1100 hrs, Chelan County Sheriff’s Office deputies received information that Christopher Alexander was at the Wenatchee High School. He was located and arrested for RCW 9A.60.045 Criminal Impersonation 2nd degree and WAC 204-21-230(4), lighting equipment prohibited.
Changes go into effect on Oct. 1
SEATTLE – The Washington State Transportation Commission approved adjustments to ferry fares beginning this fall at its Thursday, Aug. 10 hearing. The changes in fares were made to ensure the state meets revenue requirements set forth in the 2023-25 state Transportation Budget passed by the Legislature and enacted by the governor this year.
The adopted fare changes will:
The commission also adopted a policy change to the fuel surcharge rule to clarify that a fuel surcharge can only be implemented after review and approval by the commission.
For information on the commission’s fare-setting process, visit the fare-setting section of the commission’s website, wstc.wa.gov.
HYAK – Rock blasting closures will resume on Wednesday, Aug. 17 on Interstate 90 east of Snoqualmie Pass.
The Washington State Department of Transportation and contractor crews will close I-90 for approximately one hour at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug 16. During rock blasting closures, eastbound travelers will be stopped at exit 64 and westbound travelers will be stopped at exit 70 near Easton.
Rock blasting is scheduled to occur one to two times per week throughout the rest of summer and into the fall, one hour before sunset, and the closure will last up to one hour. This work is part of the major improvement project to widen I-90 from four to six lanes between the Cabin Creek interchange and the West Easton interchange.
WSDOT provides a variety of tools to help plan your trip over Snoqualmie Pass this summer:
Meeting Agenda | August 20, 2023 | Manson Parks Department @ 6 pm
CALL TO ORDER pm
FLAG SALUTE |
TREASURER’S REPORT |
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: April, June & July 2023
NEW BUSINESS -- COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT – Deanna Walter, Chelan County Planning Developer
PUBLIC COMMENT | GOOD OF THE ORDER
MEETING ADJOURNED pm | NEXT MEETING: July 18, 2023 @ 6:00 PM @ Manson Parks Department
Regular Board Meeting
August 10, 2023, 4:10pm
Bumgarner Meeting Room, 142 Pedoi Street, Manson WA 98831
1. Call to Order
2. Flag Salute
3. Agenda Additions and Deletions
4. Public Comment
5. Approval of Minutes
a. July 13, 2023 Regular Meeting Minutes
6. Financial Review
a. Review Monthly Financial Report
b. Review and Approve Monthly Voucher
7. New Business
a. Lion’s Club TV usage
8. Old Business
i. Old Swim Hole development project
1. Geotech timeline update
ii. Manson Bay Marina planning project
iii. Leffler Field soil remediation planning project
b. Director’s Report
Next Regular Meeting: 4:10pm on September 14, 2023 at 142 Pedoi Street, Manson WA, 98831 (unless otherwise posted).
Hello Manson Supporters!
AT THIS TIME, we are in need of folks who are willing to spend a little time in our Visitor’s Center. Here’s the scoop:
What would you be doing?
What if no one comes in and I’m bored?
TRAINING OPPORTUNITY & OPEN HOUSE
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The Chelan Ranger District on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest is proposing fuels (vegetation) management treatments to reduce wildfire risk, protect communities, and improve firefighter safety and efficacy. The proposed Cooper Ridge Fuel Break project (the “project”) lies within Chelan and Okanogan counties, approximately 38 miles north of Wenatchee and 5 miles west of Highway 97 (T29N, R21E, S1-25; T29N, R22E, S5-9, 15-16, 20-22, 27-30, 33-35; T28N, R22E, S2, 5-6, 8, 11-13), Figure 1. The project is located on National Forest System land administered by the United States Forest Service.
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Draft plan addresses safety and truck parking concerns; does not propose adding or closing any existing sites
OLYMPIA – The public is invited to comment on Washington State Department of Transportation’s draft Safety Rest Area Strategic Plan, which covers topics such as safety, financially sustainable operations, customer experience, truck parking and resiliency.
The last strategic plan was updated in 2008 – nearly 15 years ago – and the needs of travelers have changed and continue to evolve while the state’s 47 aging Safety Rest Area facilities need significant repair and improvements. The strategic plan identifies modern day needs and can also be used by state leaders to develop possible next steps for short-term and long-term rest area decisions within current funding challenges.
The state’s rest areas are used heavily by the traveling public and help prevent drowsy driving by giving people a chance to take a break. However, the sites are expensive to maintain, with ongoing plumbing, potable water, sewage systems and pavement costs. Statewide, 87% of the rest area facilities are rated in critical condition. More than half of the rest area buildings will be 50 years or older by 2031, requiring either considerable rehabilitation or evaluation about further use and options.
The public comment period is available through 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, and allows participants to learn more about the strategic plan process as well as leave comments or feedback before the plan is finalized, likely in late fall 2023. WSDOT previously conducted public outreach from June 27-Sept. 5, 2022. More than 5,300 comments were submitted from travelers across the state and were considered in the draft plan currently available for review.
Public comment period
When: July 31 – Aug. 30
Details: People can provide feedback on the draft strategic plan online, which is available 24 hours a day, whenever it best fits individual schedules. Comments can also be submitted via email to:
At a high level, the strategic plan:
Free, temporary internet access is available at several sites across the state for those who do not have broadband service. A list of sites can be found online at: www.commerce.wa.gov/building-infrastructure/washington-state-drive-in-wifi-hotspots-location-finder/
On Wednesday, August 2nd, 2023 at 1:00 pm at the Executive Flight Building, the Regional Sports Complex Steering Committee will meet with its consulting firm, BerryDunn, to receive an update on Phase I of the Regional Sports Complex Feasibility Study.
Phase I of the study is scheduled to be complete at the end of September and consists of an existing conditions survey, demographics, market analysis, and public input. Future phases include regional and local facility comparison, facility options (including programming and capital costs), site analysis, estimates of financial performance, economic impact, and funding options. The study area includes all of Chelan and Douglas counties.