Due to a production error, four sentences were omitted from last week's front page Woodinville Fire District story. The balance is printed below, as well as a clarification of the revenue to be collected by the district next year.
- "...The board has preliminarily agreed the $4 million reserve fund, set aside so the voters wouldn't need to be approached for additional money for capital expenses, was too large a balance, and a more appropriate balance would be half of a year's operating budget, or $2.5 million."
- $9,700 for a program with Northshore School District for training and education.
- "My goal is to review and update (the capital budget) by the end of the first week in December," said Chief Steve Smith, who is still meeting the challenge of the transition from Chief Jim Davis' administration while dealing with day-to-day running of the business of the district.
- ...It is the position of the Fire District that releasing the file on his disciplinary action may violate Callon's right to privacy and set a dangerous precedent for future requests of personnel files.
- The Fire District will collect $4.4 million in revenue next year: $3.26 million from regular taxes and $1.14 million from the benefits charge, expending $5.5 million on operations.
- Fire Commissioners wages, $24,000 split five ways with a $4,800 cap, covers $50 per meeting and most never reach the cap amount.