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Chamber Board favors new fire station downtown

statement of support by Woodinville Weekly staff
The Woodinville Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has issued a statement of support for the location of the proposed fire station on the south bypass in the downtown district.
   The board passed a resolution at its Apr. 30 meeting which read: "We, the Woodinville Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, support the location of the new Woodinville Fire and Life Safety fire station #32 at its present location on the south bypass and ask the Board of Fire Commissioners to proceed with its construction as soon as possible."
   The Fire Commissioners voted last month to table the discussion of the station due to its controversial location within the agricultural production district, which had environmental groups voicing opposition and threatening to stall the conditional use permit process.
   Facing a possibility of years in litigation and appeals, the Fire Board voted to set up talks with King County for a possible swap for the land, which has been eyed by area sports groups for more than a year for use as active recreation fields.
   The Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is made up of Terry Call, Dan Carbone, John Corrado, Ann McBride, Angela Rivers, and Mark Spagnola.