Editor’s Note: As part of the requirements to earn their communications merit badge, the Boy Scouts of Troop 573 in Woodinville wrote letters to the Woodinville Weekly to share their opinions. Here are their letters.
REQUESTING A ROUNDABOUT
I know this is a little crazy and I get how unlikely this is, but it would be really great if we could get a roundabout near the entry to Reintree, at the intersection. That area’s super unsafe, with busy roads and cars you don’t see coming. It’s a wonder there’s no roundabout. My parents commute, and I get driven to school. We have to be careful, especially because our house is so close to the intersection.
I think that it’s really cool that the Woodinville Football team is going to playoffs. I have gone to some games but I have missed some. Do you think that we can go to the playoffs again?
One suggestion I have for Woodinville is we need more color around Woodinville. It’s just so plain and colorless. We need plants, and to paint light posts and signs — just more color!
P.S. Here’s a joke: What would happen if Pinocchio said his nose would grow?
TRAFFIC AT WHS
I am a student of Woodinville High School. I am currently a sophomore, who drives to school each day. I feel the need to write this letter today because of the fact that Woodinville’s parking issue needs to be fixed. The fact is, one roundabout is not acceptable for both the exit and entrance to the school.
A question that I want to ask is, how much money was saved in the process of creating havoc before and after school? How has this massive amount of traffic affected the lives of the people who live around the school?
E. COLI OUTBREAK
I’m an eighth grader and homeschooled. Since the Chipotle in Woodinville had E. coli, would this affect local farmers in Woodinville? I would also like to know if somebody has looked into Chipotle to see if it’s safe to eat there. The reason I’m interested in this subject is because I like to eat at Chipotle.
WHS ART WING
I am a student at Woodinville High School. I am in 11th grade, and all in all, I feel that it is a very good school. Recently the construction of a new art wing has begun, and I was wondering how this will affect the Woodinville community moving forward. Why was it necessary to take down the old art wing and construct a new one? What is the timeline for this project? When are students expected to be able to return to the old art wing? How much will this project cost? Where are we getting the funding for the new art wing? Are there other projects we could be funding instead that would also benefit the community as a whole?