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King County Executive announces new grant opportunities for unincorporated area projects

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

King County Executive Dow Constantine announced the availability of Community Service Area grant funding for a wide variety of educational, cultural and environmental projects that will benefit residents of unincorporated areas.

“Community Service Area grants help people share in local art, enhance our forests and green spaces, and connect with neighbors young and old,” said Executive Constantine. “We are proud to support the youth and senior projects, movie and music nights, and neighborhood gatherings that help make King County such a great place to call home.”

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Free park day

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

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Celebrate National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 30 by visiting Washington State Parks without a Discover Pass. In Kenmore, enjoy the trails, playground and open space at Saint Edward State Park. Free days apply only to day-use access by vehicle, not overnight stays or rented facilities.
To learn about free days and other Parks programs, visit www.discoverpass.wa.gov/136/State-Parks-Free-Days.

Call to Artists

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Woodinville Arts Alliance is organizing three month solo art exhibits in local winery tasting rooms, with a monthly art walk. If you are a professional artist creating 2-D artworks appropriate for public view in wineries, and want your work to be considered, please request a prospectus by sending an email to:

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Woodinville Water District General Manager Ken Howe Announces Retirement

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Ken Howe, General Manager of Woodinville Water District publicly announced at the August 15, 2017 Regular Board Meeting that he will be retiring and will not renew his employment contract which runs through March 1, 2018.

Ken Howe was hired as the District’s General Manager in January 2004. He has had a 35-year career in the water and wastewater industry. The Board of Commissioners and the entire District staff wish him the best and appreciate his 13-year tenure at WWD.

The following hiring process was adopted by the Woodinville Water District Board of Commissioners at the August 15th, 2017 Board of Commissioners meeting:

• Executive search firms will be interviewed at the September 5, 2017 Regular Meeting,

• The selected firm will solicit names of potential candidates and provide, to the District Board of Commissioners, a short list of qualified candidates before the end of the year.
• The Board will interview candidates in early 2018.

Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection comes to Bothell, Sept. 15-17

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

The Wastemobile, a traveling household hazardous waste collection service in King County, continues its 2017 season with a collection event in Bothell, Sept. 15-17.

The Wastemobile will be in the parking lot of the Seattle Times building, 19200 120th Ave. NE, Bothell.

Residents can drop off household hazardous waste items including pesticides, oil-based paints, automotive products (oil, antifreeze, lamps, etc.), fluorescent bulbs/tubes and other items without a charge. The service is pre-paid through garbage and sewer utility fees.

Residents help protect the environment and public health by safely disposing of the hazardous materials and keeping them out of drains and landfills. Since first hitting the road, the Wastemobile has collected more than 17,000 tons of hazardous household waste from more than 466,000 customers.

For more information about disposal, including acceptable materials and quantity limits, call the Hazards Line at 206-296-4692, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., except holidays. Recorded information is available after hours, or by visiting the Wastemobile website at http://www.hazwastehelp.org/HHW/wastemobile.aspx.