Tuesday, October 26, 2010

5th Annual Town of Winthrop Volunteer Recognition Celebration

The Town of Winthrop invites everyone to recognize, celebrate, and thank the numerous volunteers and groups that have given of their time over the last year to help the Town make Winthrop such a special place for all of us. The celebration will take place on Wednesday October 27th, 2010 from 6pm to 8pm at the Winthrop Barn. The evening will begin with a social hour from 6pm to 7pm with refreshments being served. At 7pm, the volunteer recognition presentation will begin. The evening will conclude around 8pm with dessert being served. Please join us to recognize these invaluable volunteers and the gift of their time and effort to all of us. For more information, please contact Town Hall at 509-996-2320.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Town Council Vacancy

The Town of Winthrop is seeking to fill an upcoming vacancy on its Town Council. The selected individual will serve until the next general election for local offices (November 2011). To be eligible, a person must live within and be registered to vote within the town limits of Winthrop.

Interested individuals are asked to submit a letter of interest addressed to the Town Council by 3pm on September 30th, 2010. Letters may be dropped off at Town Hall or mailed to: Town of Winthrop, P.O. Box 459, Winthrop, WA 98862

The Town Council will interview interested applicants at its October 6th, 2010 meeting.

For more information, please contact Town Hall at 996-2320.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Pedestrian/Bicyclist Bridge Construction Open House March 24th

The Town of Winthrop welcomes everyone who is interested to join us in celebrating and learning more about the design and construction of a cable-stayed bridge over the Methow River. The open house will be held at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, March 24th, at the Winthrop Barn.

In selecting Sahale LLC as the bridge contractor, Winthrop cleared one of the final hurdles in a long process of providing a safer route for pedestrians and cyclists from the south end of downtown to the post office. The 380 foot long bike and pedestrian bridge will mark the beginning of the Susie Stephens Trail, and is certain to become a defining feature of the downtown area. Sahale’s bridge design incorporates features that make it consistent with the late 1800’s and the Town’s western theme.

During the open house, there will be an opportunity to view computer generated renderings of the bridge, hear from the lead consultants about the history and process behind the project, learn about the construction timeline and impacts, as well as ask questions and offer feedback on the bridge.

Currently, the expected date of completion for this bridge is in late 2010 so don't miss this opportunity to learn about this project and share your comments.

For more information please contact town hall at 996-2320

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Winthrop Ice Rink Parking

The Winthrop Ice Rink and its programs have been a great success for the Town of Winthrop. With that success, however, has come the challenge of managing the impacts on neighboring properties and their owners. Parking and traffic considerations have been the biggest headaches. This winter, the Town added 10 mph speed limit signs to the access road to the rink that for the most part are being respected and that is greatly appreciated for everyone’s safety. We also added no parking signs along the entry road and along the northeastern (towards the river) edge of the lot to preserve the access to the maintenance road to the rink and more importantly to preserve access for the guests of the Methow River Cabins neighboring the rink. Unfortunately, these no parking areas are not always being respected and rink users have been blocking access to the cabins and even using the cabin property to park or drop-off skaters. These actions are unacceptable to the Town and are unfair to our neighbors at the Methow River Cabins.

The lower lot at the ice rink is designed to accommodate approximately 15 to 20 cars (including the 2 disabled parking stalls). If you arrive at the rink and the lower lot is already full, you must park in the upper lot which can be accessed off of White Avenue (Twin Lakes Rd.) just past the entrance for Winthrop Physical Therapy and Fitness. A lighted stairway leads from the upper lot directly to the ice rink.

Please help us continue to build on the success of the ice rink and be good neighbors to the adjacent properties and their owners.