MARCH 24, 1997

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Trash has no chance against City Council

Don Brocha

The one that almost got away! Woodinville Deputy Mayor Don Brocha participates in the city's Adopt-A-Road program.
Photo by Andrew Walgamott/Northwest News.

Adopt-A-Road by Andrew Walgamott
Outfitted in bright orange vests, Woodinville city councilmembers spent last Thursday evening picking up litter along NE 175th Street as part of the city's Adopt-A-Road program. Deputy Mayor Don Brocha noted that many of the roads in the city had been adopted, and the business community was doing a good job keeping areas in front of their shops clean.
   Councilmember Barbara Solberg, who was cleaning near Woodinville Photo and Gift, noted the general cleanliness of the city's main thoroughfare. "There's not too much out here, which is really nice." She said the council was looking to spruce up city streets before the All Fool's Day Parade and Basset Bash and really appreciated members of the community who used trash bags in their vehicles.
   Councilmember Lucy DeYoung said the crew had developed a strategy for cleaning the sidewalks and streets. "We've learned to have two sweeps, because it's tough to see it all," she said. DeYoung and Brocha were following Councilmember Scott Hageman and Mayor Bob Miller. The councilmembers cover NE 175th Street from the Armadillo Barbecue to the 7-11 store.
   The program, begun by Parks & Recreation Director Lane Youngblood, has been going on for two years. Youngblood reports that seven major arterials in Woodinville have been adopted, and a few remain available.