Woodinville says no new taxes
For the fourth year after incorporating, the City Council has reaffirmed its position that property taxes collected by the city will not be raised. The council passed first reading last week of the 1997 tax ordinance, which sets the rate at $1.60.
The totals for King County races represent 100 percent of the polls and 90 percent of the absentees. The turnout in King County was a phenomenal 75 percent, with 733,872 ballots cast from a possible 976,656 registered voters.
Fatal car fire ruled accidental
The Nov. 9 car fire which claimed the life of former Woodinville resident and 1992 Redmond High graduate Anthony Jerome Rice, 22, has been ruled by the Fire Marshal's Office as accidental.
New Northridge UPD appeal goes to GMA Board
The two grassroots organizations opposing the urban planned developments (UPDs) in the Bear Creek area have filed a new appeal to the Growth Management Hearings Board, asking that the 460 acres east of the proposed Northridge project be redesignated rural.
Gas main project to go through Kingsgate/Hollywood Hill areas
Washington Natural Gas is scheduled to begin installing an underground natural gas main the week of Nov. 18 along a two-mile route, requiring some traffic detours and occasional delays through most of December.
Waterways preservation sites discussed at Woodinville Library meeting
Members of Eagle Scout Troop 571 were among the participants of the Waterways 2000 meeting Nov. 7 at the Woodinville Library. Councilmember Louise Miller presented the troop with a Certificate of Appreciation for its stream restoration activities.
Auction raises $5,000 for Wilmot Gateway Park
Hot tubs, ski-doos, and vacation condos in Hawaii were recently auctioned off at the annual Woodinville Chamber of Commerce auction, raising $20,000 for the chamber and $5,000 for the Wilmot Gateway Park.
Bothell board has vacancy
Interested citizens are invited to apply to fill an upcoming vacancy on the City of Bothell LEOFF-1 Disability Board, due to the Dec. 31 expiring term of Boardmember Pat Pierce.
News from the Metro King County Council
by Councilmember Louise Miller, District 3
If you are a property owner, you have probably received your Valuation Change Notice from King County, possibly indicating a sizeable increase in property taxes and assessments.
A 17-year-old Woodinville High student is being investigated for second-degree assault after allegedly shocking his 13-year-old sister with an electric dog collar until she would drink rum and beer during the Veteran's Day weekend.