City Council met Tuesday, November 14 with a lengthy list of Business Items to discuss and handle. Before these items, the council received numerous counts of praise and thanks from community members regarding a wide sweep of topics from small business developments to the continued progress on DeYoung park.
Among these many Business Items were the appointments of two positions: one for the Planning Commission and one for the Parks and Recreation Commission.
City Manager Brandon Buchanan and Financial Director Blaine Fritts presented their mid-biennium budget review and adjustments to city council on Tuesday, November 7th. The presentation detailed the progress the city has made through strong data and thorough explanation concerning money spent and plans for 2018. “We’ve made significant changes to the benefits we offer employees,” said Fritts. In addition to a boost of an increase of 3% because of COLA (cost of living adjustment) as determined by the state of Washington, Fritts went on to explain that there is an 11% increase in high deductible medical premiums with a continuation to maintain the contribution to employees’ HSA (Health Savings Account) at current 2017 levels. Though premiums would increase, the coverage provided is more beneficial for the policy holder. Additionally, dental premiums will increase by 3.4% with a switch from Delta’s Plan F to Plan J for what is considered much better coverage.
As rampant growth puts a new face on Bothell, nostalgia is taking root and local volunteers are making sure that the best parts of Bothell aren’t forgotten.
For many years, Bothell’s sign welcoming visitors to Bothell “for a day or a lifetime” has been missing from the landscape. Once found at the SR-522 entrances to Bothell, a car accident and highway construction took the welcome signs out.
The 13th Annual Winter Beer Festival will take place December 1st and 2nd at Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park in the Sand Point neighborhood of Seattle. This Washington Brewers Guild holiday tasting event will feature 50 local breweries pouring some of the most creative and delicious beers of the season at three different sessions. Nearly 200 locally made craft brews, fantastic food trucks, holiday gift shop, and even a little snow will make this a can’t miss event.
This year’s lineup will include a variety of dark malty stouts, robust winter warmers, barrel-aged beauties, and many more palate pleasing offerings. There are 50 participating breweries.
DATES: Friday, December 1st 5:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, December 2nd 1st Session: Noon-4 p.m.; 2nd Session: 5:30-9:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Hangar 30 Warren G. Magnuson Park 7400 Sand Point Way NE Seattle, WA 98115
ADMISSION Advance tickets available now at washingtonbrewersguild.org $30 advance/$35 at the door. This event has sold out the last four years so buy now!
Admission includes a tasting glass and eight 5oz beer tastes. Additional tokens are available for $2 each or three tokens for $5. Designated driver admission is $5 and available at the door only. This is a 21+ only event.