After surveys of the community showed strong support for starting high schools later in the morning, all five members of the Northshore School District Board agreed that the district should move start times later.
The Board didn’t make a formal policy announcing its intention, but will have the opportunity at its next meeting to vote on a policy affirming the Board’s desire to implement a later start by 2017 at the latest.
At its Dec. 9, 2014 meeting, Bothell City Council adopted the 2015-2016 biennial budget. The total 2015-2016 City of Bothell budget is $219,519,285, which includes $87,481,520 of general fund expenditures. The general fund supports most of the City’s basic services, including community development, engineering, general administration, parks, planning, public safety (police and fire) and recreation. These municipal services are almost wholly funded by revenues from various taxes such as sales, property and utility taxes.
The 2015-2016 proposed biennial budget was first presented to Council on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. Since then, there have been three public hearings regarding the budget proposal, utility tax rates and property and EMS tax levies. Council also held two study sessions to discuss and analyze the budget proposal with the various City departments. These meetings provided an opportunity for both Council deliberation and citizen input.
On Jan. 9 at 5:25 p.m. deputies were called to a residence east of Redmond in the 22000 block of NE 75th for a family disturbance. Callers described an argument between the 22-year-old son and his 51-year-old father. Before deputies arrived the caller advised that shots had been fired. An adult female and 11-year-old male were able to flee the home to safety.
Deputies arrived and directed the son and an 18-year-old female out of the house. Inside the house they found the father deceased from gunshot wounds. There was no one else inside the house and no one else was injured. Major Crimes detectives responded and processed the scene. It is not known what the argument was about. The son was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of homicide.
Northeast King County has been experiencing an increase in mail thefts, with 68 reports in a recent 14-week period. The reasons behind this uptick are unclear. Detectives have arrested several suspects, but mail boxes continue to be an easy target of opportunity for thieves. The suspects are looking for mail that contains items they can turn around quickly, such as gift cards and/or cash. If they find checks they’re washing them, making them out to themselves and changing the amounts.
As Washingtonians deal with the aftermath of severe storms and flooding that occurred two weeks ago, the recovery process may include a flood insurance claim. There are three steps to file a claim with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP):
• Contact your insurance agent. • Document your damaged property. • File a Proof of Loss form within 60 days of the flood. More details are available at www.FloodSmart.gov.
Keep in mind as you go through this process: • You do not need to wait for a Presidential Disaster Declaration to file a flood claim. • Your policy cannot be canceled for making a claim. • A flood insurance policy is typically separate from a homeowner’s insurance policy. For general flood insurance questions, call your insurance company or agent or contact the NFIP at 800-638-6620 directly or through 711-Relay.