Whilst reading the article about the Woodinville-Duvall widening update, I decided I wanted to comment about the topic. The road widening has been going on for close to nine months and was said to wrap up at around 14 months, when the initial date of completion was eight months. I understand that weather can affect the ability of the construction workers to fulfill their job, but the road sometimes, in perfect weather, seems to not be at full capacity of workers. This might be due to timing of what is being worked on at the road or caused by miscommunication of the workers and work times. No matter the reason, it seems a little ridiculous that the project went from eight months’ expected completion to 14 months.
Although now as they have ended summer they have been increasing the speed of their work. They have put up walls, finished sidewalks and paved half of the road, which makes me very happy, because they seem to be getting all the work finished. As someone who needs to travel the road every day, and sometimes several times a day, it is a relief to be seeing major progress and seeing such nice work being done. Hopefully they will finish sooner than what is expected.
GUN CLUB APPLICATION
In reading the Woodinville Weekly’s Dec. 1 article regarding a permit application for a gun club near Woodinville, I was disappointed that the deadline for public comments was also Dec. 1.
Maybe if the Securite Gun Club developers had returned the reporter’s request for comments the article would have appeared sooner and provided even more information.
I would welcome a well-run shooting range that would also provide affordable instruction for the general public on safe gun handling/use. It would be a good business enterprise for our area as well as give families the opportunity to learn about and experience one of our constitutional rights, to keep and bear arms.
Young ones are naturally curious about what they see as so-called entertainment or hear adults talking about. It seems like the days when Dad or Grandpa could take them out to the back forty and plink at soda cans under strict supervision with common sense talk about the sanctity of life and what guns are for are becoming distant memories in some locales.
Personally, I would rather live in a community where trained gun owners who understand the appropriate use of weapons in hunting and self-defense outnumber those who would choose to prey on a helpless citizenry. And during the hunting seasons when some of my friends and family are out in the woods, it would be nice to know that a far larger number of new hunters have been able to get expert instruction before heading out.
Hopefully, Securite Gun Club will not be totally focused on exclusive luxury memberships but will also serve the need for classes with range use at a cost the general public can afford.
My thanks to the Woodinville Weekly for publishing a story on Lucy DeYoung’s hearing before the Washington Public Disclosure Commission, which fined her for her activities as “Ethical Woodinville” in the 2013 Woodinville City Council campaign.
The hearing lasted only about 25 minutes, but the concerns of the PDC were clear. DeYoung’s prolonged concealment of her identity, failure to report her spending, and attempts to frame her personal attacks as issue advocacy were unacceptable.
It appears that, when Ms. DeYoung is subject to the same expectations the rest of us, she doesn’t measure up well.
I dream of a day when every entity in Woodinville — including the city, utilities and service districts, Chamber of Commerce and Heritage Society — are run for the benefit of the entire community.