Sunday, October 21, 2012

Job Announcement: Civil Service Commission Secretary/Chief Examiner

The Town of Winthrop Civil Service Commission is seeking an individual for the position of Civil Service Commission Secretary/Chief Examiner.  This is a part-time position and hours will vary each month.  Applicants must be at least eighteen years of age and reside within the Town limits of Winthrop.  The position pays $12.78 per hour.  Applications and job description may be obtained at Winthrop Town Hall or by mail by request.  Applicants will initially be evaluated by written exam based on civil service provisions of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW Chapter 41.12), the Open Public Meetings Act (RCW Chapter 42.30), and the Town of Winthrop Civil Service Rules.  Applicants scoring at least 70% correct on the written exam will be interviewed by the Commission.  Final hiring decision will be based on a combined ranking of written examination and interview scores.

Completed applications must be received at Winthrop Town Hall by 3pm on November 1st, 2012.  Written exam and interviews will be conducted November 3rd, 2012.

The Town of Winthrop is an equal opportunity employer.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Susie Stephens Trail Celebration - October 6th - 3pm

The Town of Winthrop invites all to come and celebrate the completion of the first phase of the Susie Stephens Trail on October 6th, 2012 at 3pm at the Ice Rink and Town Trailhead.  Please join us for refreshments, trail celebration, and a tree planting ceremony in memory of Susie Stephens.  For more information, please contact Town Hall at 509-996-2320.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Town Council Vacancy

The Winthrop Town Council will have a vacant position soon with the resignation of councilmember Lance Christensen.  The Council will appoint a citizen to fill that position until the next election in fall of 2013.  Interested citizens should submit a letter of interest to the Council by 4pm, Wednesday August 29th, 2012.  The Council will interview candidates at its September 5th meeting and likely make an appointment that evening.  Interested citizens must reside within the town limits of Winthrop and be a registered voter there as well.  Letters of interest can be dropped off at Town Hall, e-mailed to, or mailed to the Town of Winthrop, P.O. Box 459, Winthrop, WA 98862.  For more information e-mail or call Town Hall at 509-996-2320.

Friday, May 04, 2012

Winthrop Parks Walkabout - May 8th 5:30pm - 7 pm

The Town of Winthrop welcomes the public to join in an upcoming Winthrop Parks and Recreation Public Workshop on Tuesday, May 8 from 5:30 -7:00pm. This will be a walking tour, presentation, and discussion starting at the Winthrop Town Trailhead/Ice Rink. From the rink, we will walk through town and end at the Winthrop Ball Field.

In this workshop, the public will have the opportunity to learn about Winthrop’s Parks and Recreation Plan and provide feedback on current projects. Town Planner, Rocklynn Culp will share the findings of the recent Town of Winthrop Recreation Survey and give an overview of current town recreational projects including: the Susie Stephens Trail and a town RiverWalk. Winthrop Ice and Sports Rink representatives will talk about refrigeration efforts at the Ice Rink. Community representatives will speak about enhancements to the Winthrop Ball Field and the bicycle pump track to be built behind the baseball field.

The walking workshop begins at 5:30pm at the Town Trailhead. From the Town Trailhead/Ice Rink the group will leave on the walking tour, stopping along the way at each location to discuss these exciting recreational opportunities for the Town of Winthrop. The public is invited. Light refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Town of Winthrop is updating park plan

The Town of Winthrop is engaging in a whirlwind update of our Parks and Recreation Plan to maintain our eligibility to apply for grants through the Washington Recreation Conservation Office (RCO). In an effort to gauge public sentiment on our local parks and recreation scene, we’re asking folks to give us feedback. We’ve put together a brief and easy survey, available at If you are a utility customer with the Town, you can also look for a survey in your mailbox. We hope you’ll take a few minutes to give us your input.

In addition to the park survey, the Winthrop Planning Commission will hold a Public Workshop with a focus on parks and recreation. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, January 24th, 6 PM at the Hen House of the Winthrop Barn. We will again be looking to get the community’s pulse on a variety of potential projects, to see where we can best spend our energy in coming years.

As always, your input helps us do a better job of setting priorities and planning for the future of our community. Please take the time to let us know what is important to you!

Attend The Workshop: Tuesday, January 24th, 6 PM at the Hen House of the Winthrop Barn