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Update From the Mayor

 

In August of 2020, the City received an extension on the Army Corps of Engineers Permit for the Marina. Currently, we are working with Chelan County PUD to file an update to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for our license. We are looking to find funding partners to make the marina a reality.

The trail along the waterfront has been closed for a few months for rock mining, but is now back open. That section of the trail is not paved. We have been working off our small works roster (a list of vendors) to contact companies for quotes. We only received one quote. If Council approves the quote, we will work on getting it paved as soon as possible.

The City of Entiat will be sponsoring the Entiat Chamber of Commerce for their 1st ‘Makers Market.’ The Makers Market will be held on the 1st Friday of every month starting in May, next to the Entiat Museum at the City Park, and concluding in October. This market will offer a variety of local artisans and makers from the Entiat Valley as well as food vendors and entertainment. Thank you Entiat Chamber for supporting our local community! We are excited to see something new coming for residents and visitors to enjoy.

This City has entered into an interlocal agreement with Link Transit to provide a car charging station at the Park N’ Ride along Highway 97A.

You will see some new vendors at the City Park this year! We are excited to have vendors offering non-motorized water craft rentals, fat tire bike rentals and ice cream.

We know it is early, but we are very excited to announce the weekend of July 21, 2022, the City will host a first-ever Vintage-only event for limited hydroplanes and race boats to be held in the Pacific Northwest. There will be various classes of boats running at speeds between 60 and 120 miles per hour on an oval course. We are anticipating 40 to 50 boats from Washington, Oregon, California, Colorado, Idaho and Canada. Many of the boats ran competitively in Entiat back in the 60's, 70's, 80's and early 90's. The boats will be running for three days with testing on Friday and exhibition heats on Saturday and Sunday. This will be a family-friendly event with opportunities for spectators to get close to the boats and get autographs from the drivers. Many boat owners will be encouraging fans to sit in their boats for photos, of course Covid pending. You should start seeing advertising for this around town in the coming months.


Thank You,

Mayor Mike "Buck" Buckingham
City of Entiat
509-784-1500