Leavenworth Pool Would Close Next Year Without Levy Extension, Mayor Farivar Says

In August’s primary election, voters in the Upper Wenatchee Valley narrowly rejected a three-cent increase on the Parks & Recreation Service Area tax levy. It remains at 11 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value. The levy, originally approved in 2000, pays for the maintenance and operation of the Leavenworth city pool.

Voters will once again weigh in on the levy in next month’s general election, not to increase the levy, but keep it in existence. The Upper Valley PRSA is asking voters to approve a six-year extension of the levy, at the current 11-cent rate.

Leavenworth Mayor Cheri Farivar said without it the pool will likely close in 2019. A public hearing was held last night at Leavenworth city hall and Farivar said the attendees were 100 percent in favor of the levy.

Farivar also talks about a public hearing on Waste Management’s takeover of residential garbage services next year taking place Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 6:45 p.m. at city hall.

And today, Wed. Oct. 10, there’s a ribbon-cutting for the new playground equipment at Waterfront Park at 3:30.

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