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Chelan County PUD delays Old Mill Park paving due to customer concerns of impacting recreation

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Old Mill Park in Manson. (Courtesy of Manson Parks Department)

WENATCHEE, WA – Listening to the concerns of local residents and Manson Parks & Recreation District, Chelan County PUD announced today that the planned pavement replacement project at Old Mill Park on Lake Chelan will be delayed until April or May, 2018 (weather permitting).

Work was to start on Sept. 5 and last until Oct. 6. Full closure of the parking area and boat launch would be required during this time.

“We heard from our customer-owners about impacts to recreation opportunities in September and and early October and decided that postponing the work was in the best interest of the community,” said Jeff Smith, managing director of District Services. “The work needs to get done, but we can wait until next spring – giving the community enough time to prepare and make alternate arrangements.”

This means that community events like a fishing derby and the annual Mahogany & Merlot Vintage Hydroplane, Boat & Car Show scheduled in early October won’t be impacted by the repaving project.

The PUD rebuilt the northern portion of the parking area in 2016. Completion of southern area closest to the boat launch is necessary for safety and long-term use. The launch and surrounding parking were built in 1986.

(By Kimberlee Craig, Chelan County PUD)




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