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Posted on: March 22, 2022

North-South Annexation Proposal

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The City of East Wenatchee and the Douglas County Commissioners have developed an Interlocal Agreement Annexation (ILA) using the process in RCW 35A.14.296A, created by the state legislature in 2020 as an alternative method of annexation that stresses coordination and cooperation between agencies.

Notice of Special Public Hearing:

The East Wenatchee City Council and Douglas County Commissioners will hold a joint special public hearing on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, starting at 6:00 PM in the Council Chambers at East Wenatchee City Hall, to consider the proposed interlocal annexation agreement. Anyone interested in testifying regarding this matter may attend the hearing in person or participate remotely using the Zoom platform listed below. Full copy of the Public Hearing Notice (PDF)

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 6:00pm
East Wenatchee City Hall Council Chambers
271 9th Street NE
East Wenatchee, WA 98802

Zoom Meeting Information
Web Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89586055471
Phone-In option: 253-215-8782
Meeting ID895 8605 5471

Written testimony is encouraged and must be submitted to Maria Holman, City Clerk, and Tiana Rowland, Clerk of the Board, using the information listed below:

  • City of East Wenatchee
    Email Maria Holman
    Fax to: 509-884-6233 or
    Mail to: City of East Wenatchee
    271 9th Street NE
    East Wenatchee, WA 98802

and 

  • Douglas County, Wa
    Email Tiana Rowland
    Fax to: 509-745-9045 or
    Mail to: Douglas County Commissioners
    P.O. Box 747
    Waterville, WA 98858-0747

Submitting public comments 24 hours prior to the hearing will ensure they are provided to the City Council and County Commissioners in advance of the hearing.

The annexation is proposed to be completed by June 30, 2022.

There are 4 areas proposed for annexation (A-D). There are 3 areas north of the City and a large area to the south. The North-South Annexation Map shows the location of all 4 areas. For more detail regarding the individual areas, maps for each area can be viewed in the second set of links.

When an annexation occurs, the City takes over many services that are currently being offered by Douglas County departments. However, there are several services that will not change. On March 17, 2022, a flyer was sent to property owners and residents in the areas explaining the changes in services. To read that flyer, please use the following link: North-South Annexation Fact Sheet (PDF)

If you have any questions, please email the Community Development Director or call 509-884-5396.

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