FEBRUARY 3, 1997

 The Edwards Agency

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The wrong right-of-way


Photo by Jeff Switzer/Northwest News.

   The 21-year-old Monroe driver of a 1989 Ford Fairmont gets checked out by Woodinville fire crews after his car was struck by a 1986 BMW, driven by a 32-year-old Mountlake Terrace man, on the North Bypass in Woodinville. The Fairmont was making a left turn from 142nd Avenue NE when the accident occurred. No major injuries were reported.

Charter changes

   Northshore residents interested in recommending changes to the King County Charter are invited to a public meeting Feb. 12 at the North Health District offices from 7-8:30 p.m. in Bothell, 10808 NE 145th Street. As the constitution for King County, the charter defines the duties, responsibilities and organization of county government.
   The King County Charter review commission is now reviewing the charter to determine if any changes are needed. The commission, which is comprised of 27 residents from throughout the county, is scheduled to complete its task by June 30. Any charter amendments proposed by the commission would be forwarded to the Metropolitan King County Council for approval before being placed on a countywide ballot in November for voter endorsement.
   Residents can also submit changes for the charter by calling 296-8748 or by e-mailing the commission at charter-review.commission@metrokc.gov.

Evergreen board elects officers

   The board of commissioners of Evergreen Community Health Care elected Al DeYoung as its 1997 president and Bruce Buckles as its secretary. at its Jan. 28th meeting. DeYoung, of Woodinville, has served on the Evergreen Board since 1980; Buckles, a Redmond resident, has served since 1994. Other members of the publicly-elected board include Rebecca Hirt, Rex Lindquist, and Russell McClintick.

Ounce of prevention

   The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has established a toll-free line to answer questions about properties damaged in the Dec. 26 storm and who would like information on how to reduce the impact of future natural disasters. Call 1-800-437-0457 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.