Town of Twisp

Request for Statement of Qualifications

The Town of Twisp solicits interest from consulting firms with expertise in Civil and Structural Design and construction management. Consultants will be considered for the following project.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The work to be performed by the CONSULTANT consists of preparing preliminary engineering, environmental, PS&E, construction management, advertisement and award for the improvement of:

Pedestrian crossing and bus stop at SR 20 and Canyon Street: The project will include re-channelization of vehicular lanes to accommodate a westbound left-turn lane, construction of planted median refuge islands on SR 20, installing enhanced crosswalks using stamped concrete, construction of new sidewalk and an ADA accessible bus boarding area, installation of a bus stop shelter, and improved signage and illumination. This project has a “Zero” UDBE goal.

It is estimated that the design phase will occur in 2018 and construction in 2020. The project cost estimate is $475,000 and will be funded by FHWA and alternate sources.

SUBMITTAL

All proposals shall contain the following minimum information in the order shown below:

1. Letter of Interest and Introduction

2. Similar Experience: List the experience for the firm’s key staff proposed for this project. Provide detailed information, including references, on two of those projects that are considered to be very similar to this project.

3. Proposed Staff: List the experience and number of years with the firm for the key members of the staff proposed on the project (Resumes to be included as appendix). Also, include the experience of any subconsultant staff to be proposed on this staff. What experience has the team had together on other projects?

4. Demonstration of Understanding of the Project: List and describe briefly what you think are important issues on this project and what would be your approach for successful completion of the project.

5. Staff Availability: Demonstrate your ability to provide the proposed staff for this project.

6. Project Management: Who will be the project manager? What experience does the project manager have on transportation projects generally and, specifically with the LAG Manual. What experience does the project Manager have on multi-agency projects? Describe the project management approach to be used, including how costs will be managed and controlled.

7. Proposal Format: Please provide the above information in the order listed in an organized fashion. The total length of the proposal shall not exceed 20 double sided or 40 single sided, letter size pages and graphics shall be kept to a minimum (resumes will not be counted on the page totals)

Evaluation and ranking of consultants shall be by Town Officials based on written evaluation forms that rate each firm based on the above 7 criteria.

The Town of Twisp reserves the right to retain the services of the successful firm for any subsequent phases associated with this project.

The Town of Twisp encourages disadvantaged, minority, and women-owned consultant firms to respond.

Two copies of the SOQ shall be submitted to Twisp Town Hall 118 S. Glover St. Twisp, WA 98856 or mailed to Town of Twisp, PO Box 278 Twisp, WA 98856 (received or post marked) by 7/11/18 at 3:00 PM. No submittals will be accepted after that date and time. Any questions regarding this project should be directed to Andrew Denham, Public Works Director, at (509)997-1311. –

“The Town of Twisp in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, nondiscrimination in federally assisted programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises as defined at 49 CFR Part 26 will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin or sex in consideration for an award.

Published in the Methow Valley News on June 20, 27, 2018.


INVITATION TO BID

Sealed bids will be received by the Town of Winthrop at Town Hall located at 206 Riverside Avenue (PO Box 459), Winthrop, Washington, 98862 until 2:00 P.M. on July 9, 2018, and there publicly opened and read.

The Town of Winthrop’s 2016 Water Improvements Phase 3 project consists of constructing new watermain, hydrants, services, and appurtenances; street restoration, HMA overlay, utility adjustments, surveying, erosion control, traffic control, and other work.

Plans, specifications, and bid documents are available for electronic download at www.questcdn.com. Insert the eBidDoc #5810181 to download the digital documents for $10.00. Contract documents are on file for inspection at area Plan Centers and at the Winthrop Town Hall. Direct questions to Dave Allen, PE at 509.886.3265.

A bid bond in the amount of 5% of the bid shall accompany all bids.

All bids shall be marked “SEALED BID FOR 2016 Water Improvements Phase 3,” on the outside of the envelope.

Bids must be completed on a lump sum and unit price basis as indicated on the BID PROPOSAL, and the total price shall be used for comparison of bids. The Town of Winthrop reserves the right to reject any or all bids for cause. All contractors must be licensed in the State of Washington.

Time for completion of the work is limited to 50 working days. Engineer’s estimated range for this project is $700,000 to $850,000.

No bidder may withdraw his proposal after the hours set for the opening thereof, or before award of contract unless said award is delayed for a period exceeding forty-five (45) days. The Town shall have the right to reject any or all bids not accompanied by bid security or data required by the bidding document or a bid in any way incomplete or irregular.

The Town of Winthrop is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (Small, minority and women-owned businesses) are encouraged to submit bids. All work performed on the project shall be subject to the higher of the prevailing state or federal wage rates.

This project is partially funded through the Washington State Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program with federal funds from the Environmental Protection Agency. DWSRF requirements and provisions must be met by general contractors and all subcontractors.

Published in the Methow Valley News on June 20, 27, 2018.


STATE OF WASHINGTON

DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY

UNION GAP, WASHINGTON

NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO CHANGE THE POINT OF DIVERSION AS AUTHORIZED UNDER S4-144891CL.

TAKE NOTICE:

That on March 24, 2017, MICHAEL AND TRACY DEVANY of Seattle, WA, applied to change the point of diversion as authorized under the above-referenced S4-144891CL.

That said S4-144891CL originally claimed the diversion of 5.0 cfs, 100 acre-feet/year, of water from the Twisp River from a point located within the SW¼ of the NW¼ of Section 9, T. 33 N., R. 21 E.W.M., Okanogan County and was subsequently temporarily authorized 200 gpm, 55.25 acre-feet/year from a well located in NE¼of the NW¼ of Section 9, T. 33 N., R. 21 E.W.M., Okanogan County.

That said water is claimed for the purpose of irrigation within the SE¼ of the NW¼, NE¼ of the NW¼, SW¼ of the NE¼, and the NW¼, lying south of the Twisp River, all in Section 9, T. 33 N., R. 21 E.W.M., Okanogan County.

That the applicant proposes to permanently change the point of diversion claimed under S4144891CL to a point of withdrawal located within the SE¼ of the NW¼ of Section 9, T. 33 N., R. 21 E.W.M., Okanogan County.

Protests or objections to approval of this application must include a detailed statement of the basis for objections. All letters of protest will become public record. Cash shall not be accepted. Fees must be paid by check or money order and are nonrefundable. Protests must be accompanied by a $50 recording fee payable to the Department of Ecology, Cashiering Unit, PO Box 47611, Olympia WA 98504-7611, within 30 days from: June 27, 2018.

Published in the Methow Valley News on June 20, 27, 2018.


NOTICE OF VARIANCE request

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN BY Carla J. Larsen that a variance from the Okanogan County Public Health District’s On-Site Sewage Regulation is being requested to allow the use of an existing well that fails to meet the 100 foot sanitary control zone requirements to serve a parcel in the proposed Aviation Lane Short Plat 2018-2. Written comments may be submitted to the Okanogan County Public Health district at P.O. Box 231, Okanogan, WA 98840.

The Environmental Health Director for Okanogan County Public Health district will consider this request within 30 days of this notice.

Carla J. Larsen

235 Wolf Creek Road

Winthrop, WA 98862

Published in the Methow Valley News on June 27 & July 4, 2018.


NOTICE OF DETERMINATION OF NONSIGNIFICANCE

The Public Utility District No. 1 of Okanogan County issued a Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS) under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Rules (Chapter 197-11 WAC) for the following project: The Public Utility District No. 1 of Okanogan County (OKPUD) proposes to rebuild approximately 0.5 miles of the Okanogan-Twisp 115 kV Transmission Line (Loup Line) from the Bonneville Power Administration’s-Okanogan County Electric Co-op Tap to OKPUD’s Twisp Substation.

After review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file, the Public Utility District No. 1 of Okanogan County has determined this proposal will not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment.

Copies of the DNS and SEPA Checklist are available at Public Utility District No. 1 of Okanogan County offices in Okanogan and Twisp, or by contacting Nick Christoph, P.O. Box 912, Okanogan, WA 98840, (509) 422-8435. The public is invited to comment on this DNS by submitting written comments no later than 5:00 p.m. on July 5, 2018, to Public Utility District No. 1 of Okanogan County, Attention: Don Coppock, Interim General Manager, P.O. Box 912, Okanogan, WA 98840.

Published in the Methow Valley News on June 27, 2018.


Notice of Action

The Town of Twisp is hereby providing notice of action regarding approval of the alteration of the Pritchard Short Plat Twisp File No. 17-02. The alteration, file No. SPA 18.01, entails dedication of a non-buildable area on Lot 1 and provision of an easement for a water line through Lot 1 to serve Lot 2. The altered short plat is located at 214 N. Glover Street in the Town of Twisp, within NW ¼ of the NW ¼ of Section 17, Township 33 N., Range 22 E.W.M.

Approval of the short plat is administered as Type I permit, pursuant with Twisp’s Administrative Code Ordinance No.451. Approval of TWP SPA 18-01 was granted on June 21, 2018 upon fulfillment of conditions required for approval. The Short Plat Alteration conforms to the requirements of TMC Title 17 Concurrency and Title 18 Land Use Regulations. Appeals by a party of record with standing to file a land use petition in Okanogan County superior court must be filed within 21 days of issuance of the notice of decision (June 27) as provided in Chapter 36.70C RCW. (Ord. 451 § VI, 1997). For more information call Kurt Danison, Twisp Town Planner at (509) 997-4081.

Published in the Methow Valley News on June 27, 2018.


Notice of Public Hearing

Surplus of County Property

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Okanogan Board of County Commissioners will conduct a public hearing on July 17 at 3:30 p.m. to take public testimony regarding a resolution which would declare surplus to the needs of the county the listed personal property owned by Okanogan County and would state its intent to sell or dispose of the items so surplussed.

The public hearing will be conducted on July 17, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. in the Commissioners Auditorium in the Virginia Grainger Building in Okanogan, WA. Verbal testimony will be taken. Written comments may be submitted at the hearing. Written comments will be accepted prior to the hearing and may be submitted in writing or electronically to Lalena Johns, Clerk of the Board, at 123 5th Ave N Ste 150, Okanogan, WA 98840 or at ljohns@co.okanogan.wa.us.

Date of publishing is June 20-21 and June 27-28, 2018.

The proposed list of surplus items will be available after July 9 and can be obtained from: Okanogan County Clerk of the Board, Lanie Johns by either calling 509-422-7100 or by mailing a request to Lanie Johns at 123 5th Ave N, Okanogan, WA 98840. Or by sending her an email ljohns@co.okanogan.wa.us

Published in the Methow Valley News June 20, 27, 2018; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune June 21, 28, 2018. OVG#812521.


PUBLIC NOTICE

The Okanogan County Noxious Weed Control Board will be conducting their remaining 2018 monthly weed board meetings beginning at 4:00 PM at their new office location, at 1234 2nd Ave. S, Okanogan, WA. The public is encouraged to attend. Meetings will be held the following dates:

Board Meeting Schedule – 2018

June 27

July 25

August 22

September 26

October 24, Public hearing regarding Assessment. Regular board meeting to follow.

November 28

December 19

Meetings are subject to change of location.

Published in the Methow Valley News on June 20, 27, 2018; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on June 21, 28, 2018. OVG#812641.


Public Hearing Notice

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Board of Okanogan County Commissioners that a Public Hearing is set for 3:00 PM on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 to consider a supplemental appropriation within Current Expense in the amount of $105,400 from PILT, Marijuana Excise Tax, Sales of Unclaimed Property, Electronic Home Monitoring, and USDA Dept. of Agriculture Grant. The funds will be used for Jury & Witness Fees, Salaries & Benefits, and Capital Outlay Projects. The hearing will be held in the County Commissioners’ Hearing Room located at 123 5th Avenue North, Okanogan, Washington. Persons wishing to comment may attend the hearing or submit their comments in writing to the Commissioners’ Office at 123 5th Avenue North, Rm 150, Okanogan, Washington 98840.

Published in the Methow Valley News June 27, July 4, 2018; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune June 28, July 5, 2018. OVG#813857.


Notice of Primary Election

Okanogan County, State of Washington

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

A Primary Election will be held in the below-mentioned districts for the purpose of submitting to the voters for their approval or rejection the following.

United States Senator, United States Representative 4th District, State Senator 7th Legislative District, State Representative District 7 Position 1, State Representative District 7 Position 2, State Representative District 12 Position 1, State Representative District 12 Position 2, County Assessor, County Auditor, County Clear, County Commissioner District 3, County Coroner, County Prosecuting Attorney, County Sheriff, County Treasurer, Grand Coulee Dam School District No. 301-304J Capital Levy.

The registration deadline for online registrations, mail-in registrations and transfers is July 9, 2018. Any qualified elector who is not registered to vote in the State of Washington may register to vote in person at the Auditor’s Office up to and including July 30, 2018.

You can register or obtain registration forms at the Auditor’s Office, on line at www.vote.wa.gov, and Department of Licensing.

The Okanogan County Auditor’s Office, 149 3rd Ave N, Room 104, at the County Courthouse, will be open so voters may obtain replacement ballots, drop off voted ballots, obtain provisional ballots, and use the Accessible Voting Units, at the following times.

Monday–Friday 8:00AM–4:00 PM

July 19–August 6, 2018

On Election Day only, August 7, 2018, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM.

Drop box locations around the county for this election.

Tonasket – Tonasket City Hall/Library Complex, 209 S Whitcomb Ave, Tonasket

Omak – Next to Police Station, 8 N Ash, Omak

Twisp – City Hall/118 S Glover St, Twisp

Pateros -180 Pateros Mall in parking lot, Pateros

Coulee Dam – City Hall/300 Lincoln Ave, Coulee Dam

Drop boxes will close at 8:00PM on Election Day

Voters needing additional information or assistance with voter registration forms or voting may call (509) 422-7240. Voters unable to use the mail-in ballot may use the Accessible Voting Unit available at the County Auditor’s Office.

No postage is required to return your ballot for this election. Return postage is prepaid. Ballots must be postmarked by the day of the election. Check with your local Post Office for deadlines to have your ballot postmarked properly.

For additional information on the election or regarding voter registration.

vote.wa.gov/okanogan

myvote.wa.gov,

Local newspaper, radio, and TV

www.pdc.wa.gov

Meetings of the Okanogan County Canvassing Board are open, public meetings and shall be continued until the activities for which the following meetings are held have been completed. Canvass Board meetings are held in the Okanogan County Auditor’s Office, 149 3rd Ave N, Room 103, at the County Courthouse, in Okanogan.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 11:00 AM to determine the status of any provisional or challenged ballots

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 11:00 AM to canvass the votes cast and certify the election

This notice is in accordance with RCW 29A.52.

Dated at Okanogan, Washington this 11th day of June, 2018.

Laurie Thomas, Okanogan County Auditor and Ex-Officio Supervisor of Elections

By Mila M Jury, Chief Deputy and Certified Election Administrator

Published in the Methow Valley News on June 27, 2018 and the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on June 28, 2018. OVG#812051.


Okanogan County

Notice of Final Decision

Project: Exempt Segregation – Parcel 3530363008

Proponent: Jeff & Kris Creasey

Decision: Approved

The Okanogan County Office of Planning and Development approved the above-noted project. Within 20 days of decision parties with standing may appeal this decision to the Okanogan County Hearing Examiner at 123 5th Ave. N. Suite 130, Okanogan, WA 98840, pursuant to OCC 2.67.010. An appeal must include the $300.00 appeal fee.

Published in the Methow Valley News June 27, 2018; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune June 28, 2018. OVG#813739.


Okanogan County

Notice of Final Decision

Project: Boundary Line Adjustment: (parcels 3530363008, 3530363009 & 3530363006)

Proponent: Jeff & Kris Creasey

Decision: Approved

The Okanogan County Office of Planning and Development approved the above-noted project. Within 20 days of decision, parties with standing may appeal this decision to the Okanogan County Hearing Examiner at 123 5th Ave. N. Suite 130, Okanogan, WA 98840, pursuant to OCC 2.67.010. An appeal must include the $300.00 appeal fee.

Published in the Methow Valley News June 27, 2018; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune June 28, 2018. OVG#813746.


Okanogan County

Notice of Final Decision

Project: Boundary Line Adjustment: (parcels 2923100015 & 2923104003)

Proponent: Gale & Susan DePriest

Decision: Approved

The Okanogan County Office of Planning and Development approved the above-noted project. Within 20 days of decision, parties with standing may appeal this decision to the Okanogan County Hearing Examiner at 123 5th Ave. N. Suite 130, Okanogan, WA 98840, pursuant to OCC 2.67.010. An appeal must include the $300.00 appeal fee.

Published in the Methow Valley News June 27, 2018; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune June 28, 2018. OVG#813748.


Notice of Final Decision

Douglas PUD Shoreline Exemption 2018-7

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Beau Patterson on behalf of Douglas County PUD #1 has submitted a Joint Aquatic Resource Permit Application (JARPA) for an Okanogan County Shoreline Exemption.

Douglas PUD needs to repair an eroding bank on the Columbia River south of Pateros, WA. The project will restore approximately 300 linear feet of actively eroding shoreline along the Columbia River. The elements of the project include placing a cobble and gravel berm below the OHWM to dissipate wave energy, constructing a layered coir fabric revetment to protect the shoreline and promote vegetation establishment, flattening steep slopes, and replanting with native vegetation. All work below the OHWM will be completed in the dry during a reservoir drawdown period.

The project is located on the Columbia River approximately 3 miles southerly of the Town of Pateros, WA off of Starr Road on parcel 2924190044, Township 29 North, Range 24 E.W.M.in Section 19.

Direct questions and comments to: Charlene Schumacher, Senior Planner, Okanogan County Office of Planning & Development, 123 5th Ave. N, Suite 130, Okanogan, WA 98840, (509) 422-7113.

Published in the Methow Valley News June 27, 2018; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune June 28, 2018. OVG#814041.


Okanogan County

Notice of Final Decision

Project: Short Plat 2017-8 “Cawker”

Proponent: Gordon and Kristina Cawker

Decision: Approved

Appeal Deadline: July 17, 2018

The Okanogan County Office of Planning and Development approved the above-noted project. Within 20 calendar days of the publication date, parties with standing may appeal this decision to the Okanogan County Hearing Examiner at 123 5th Ave. North, Suite 130, Okanogan, WA, pursuant to OCC 16.45.010 An appeal must include the $300.00 appeal fee.

Published in the Methow Valley News June 27, 2018; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune June 28, 2018. OVG#814048.