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Familiar concerns raised in review of Winthrop’s Westernization code update

Familiar concerns raised in review of Winthrop’s Westernization code update

A few issues persist as the Winthrop Town Council moves toward a public hearing, and eventual adoption, of revisions to the town’s Westernization code. At last week’s Town Council meeting, council members reviewed details of the most recent changes to the proposed revision, and audience members reiterated a couple of familiar themes: authenticity and enforcement.
Winthrop council reluctantly extends contract for bridge underpass

Winthrop council reluctantly extends contract for bridge underpass

Resolution 2016-37, a simple agenda item that started out as “necessary paperwork” for design of a pedestrian underpass below the Chewuch River bridge in Winthrop, grew into an extended discussion at last week’s Winthrop Town Council meeting. Council members were vehemently unhappy with, but ultimately resigned to, unanticipated design requirements by the Washington State ...
New signs promote RV parking options

New signs promote RV parking options

Lookin’ for a place to park that big wagon, pardner? Not to worry. The Town of Winthrop has got ya covered. Winthrop will soon be replacing some plain blue road signs — directing RV drivers and people pulling big trailers to the spacious parking lot at the Winthrop Barn — with Westernized versions. The new signs include old-fashioned typography....
Winthrop nears finish line of town’s proposed Westernization code update

Winthrop nears finish line of town’s proposed Westernization code update

Winthrop business owners packed a Town Council meeting last week to express support for the town’s westernization code, which is in the process of being rewritten. In fact, the ordinance been under revision for almost two years, but appears to be nearing completion.
WSDOT scales back pedestrian ramps at Winthrop’s four-way stop

WSDOT scales back pedestrian ramps at Winthrop’s four-way stop

The “bulbs” are gone from revised designs for pedestrian ramps at each corner of the four-way stop in downtown Winthrop, after town officials asked the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to reconsider its original plans. At last week’s Winthrop Town Council …
Discussion of proposed Westernization code update draws an attentive crowd in Winthrop

Discussion of proposed Westernization code update draws an attentive crowd in Winthrop

A proposed update of Winthrop’s Westernization code got its first meaningful public airing Monday night (May 9), and faced some sharp questioning by many of the 20 or so people who attended. Members of the Westernization Design Review Board, the volunteer group …
Updated Westernization code ready for public review in Winthrop

Updated Westernization code ready for public review in Winthrop

A proposed thorough update of the Town of Winthrop’s Westernization Code is completed and ready for public review before adoption by the town council. The draft proposal will be discussed next Thursday (April 14) following the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce meeting in the Winthrop Barn, which begins at 8:30 a.m.
Winthrop Town Council puts its foot down about hoof prints meandering through crosswalks

Winthrop Town Council puts its foot down about hoof prints meandering through crosswalks

Pedestrians won’t be following hoof prints through the crosswalks at the four-way stop in downtown Winthrop, the town council affirmed at its meeting last week. The discussion at Wednesday’s meeting was a follow-up to an agenda item …
Winthrop, WSDOT plan ahead for Highway 20 repaving in 2017

Winthrop, WSDOT plan ahead for Highway 20 repaving in 2017

It’s more than a year away, but already the Town of Winthrop and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) are planning how to make a repaving project through the middle of town less disruptive. WSDOT will repave about two miles of the state highway, which carries traffic through the town and is known as Riverside...
Winthrop council approves Westernization violation fine

Winthrop council approves Westernization violation fine

After waiting more than five months for a popular downtown business to comply with a requirement in the town’s Westernization code, the Winthrop Town Council decided at its meeting last week to impose a civil fine if the violation isn’t corrected by Jan. 31.