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Letters to the Editor - 1/22/18

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WOODINVILLE 25 YEARS
 
2018 marks the 25th Anniversary of the City of Woodinville. March 31st at 12:00 a.m. marks the official incorporation date and time the city was incorporated. 
 
On March 15, 1993, through Resolution NO.31, the city's first City Council declared the City of Woodinville officially incorporated as of March 31, 1993, as the 270th incorporated city in the State of Washington. The City Council of the City of Woodinville pledged its commitment to maintain the quality of life and community spirit we all enjoy and extended its wishes for a bright and prosperous future for each and every resident of our City.
 
It just so happens that this year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Woodinville Farmers Market. It is with high hopes that the Farmers Market will open it's 25th season in a redeveloped DeYoung Park. The redevelopment of the park is scheduled to begin shortly after February 20th, when the current city council will be asked to consider approval of a construction contract.
 
This year also marks the beginning of Woodinville Rotary's "Peace Pole Project’, starting in DeYoung Park. With the message "May Peace Prevail on Earth", 20 Peace Poles have been sponsored by members of the community, and the design of the poles is scheduled to begin very soon.
 
Happy 25th Birthday to the City of Woodinville and the Woodinville Farmers Market!
 
Elaine Cook
 
AGING PARENTS DRIVING
 
Who is responsible for making sure our aging parents are still capable of safely operating a motor vehicle?
 
My mother had her license renewed year after year simply because she had no tickets or accidents and she was completely incapable of driving a car!
 
I’ve witnessed some occasions where I was convinced that some of our senior residents should absolutely NOT be driving. One day while I was getting gas a woman pulled into the station who had to be in her 80’s. She didn’t know which side of the car her gas tank was on and couldn’t operate the gas pump either. Her windshield wipers were on and she didn’t know how to turn them off. The young man at the station was kind enough to help her but when I asked him about this incident he said it wasn’t the first time he’d had to assist this woman and he was worried that she would soon be responsible for an accident.
 
Who do you call?
 
I was afraid that if the police were asked to respond she may panic and hurt herself or someone else, so I was in a dilemma as well.
 
So, what would you do?
 
Tara Talley, Woodinville

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