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Tonasket council debates budget

City council members spent much of their Tuesday, Nov. 27, meeting discussing the 2019 budget, with wages for city employees being the most hotly contested item.

December 3, 2018 2:48 p.m. read more..

Tonasket to require business licenses

Businesses operating within city limits will now need to purchase businesses licenses. Council member Marylou Kriner made the motion at the Nov. 27 city council meeting after stating Tonasket was one of the few cities not to require one.

December 3, 2018 2:39 p.m. read more..

Labor and Industries fines Tonasket $11,000

The city has been fined $11,000 by the state Department of Labor and Industries for conditions within the Tonasket Police Department building. A list of conditions was not available at Chronicle press time.

October 16, 2018 11:22 a.m. read more..

Council: No golf cart zone in Tonasket

City council members hosted a public hearing on revenue sources for the city’s 2019 budget and setting the tax levy at their Sept. 25 meeting. They adopted an ordinance increasing the amount raised by ad valorem taxes on taxable properties inside the city for the year 2019 by one percent over the 2018 tax levy, the highest allowable increase. The increase totals $1549 over last year’s actual levy amount of $154,898.

October 2, 2018 10:56 a.m. read more..

City approves slaughterhouse in commercial district

Council members adopted an ordinance amending the Tonasket Municipal Code to permit slaughterhouses in the commercial (C-2) district following a lengthy public hearing at the Tuesday, Sept. 25, regular city council meeting.

September 26, 2018 4:04 p.m. read more..

Tonasket officer granted pay increase, insurance

City council members have granted a police officer a raise and insurance benefits. During their July 24 meeting, council members approved a resolution granting health insurance benefits to Officer John Cruz and raised his wage from $13 per hour to $20.40 per hour.

July 31, 2018 12:04 p.m. read more..

Tonasket residents grill city council

The parking at city hall was overflowing as a drove of residents attended the Tuesday, July 10, city council meeting to speak up for the city’s police department. Tonasket resident Lisa McCoy said she put in a public records request for all city employee wages and benefits.

July 18, 2018 7:06 a.m. read more..


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