MARCH 24, 1997

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City bike makes debut

city bike

Photo by Andrew Walgamott/Northwest News.

   Heading out to deliver flyers around town, Marie Stake (above), Woodinville's community services coordinator, rides the bike the city purchased for employee use during business hours. Marie was handing out event schedules and road closure notices for the Basset Bash and said the bike will be debuting in the upcoming All Fool's Day parade.

Mystery barrels

   The Bothell Public Works Department found five barrels at the old site of Walter's Feed Mill a few weeks ago. The barrels, apparently dumped, were initially believed to be hazardous. Tests of the contents revealed two contained dirt while two held water. The fifth held an unidentified solid and was sent to a Portland lab for testing, according to Bothell Fire Department Deputy Chief, Ron Zsigmondovics. He said the resin was not hazardous, but was potentially flammable.
   Zsigmondovics said the next step will be to determine how to get rid of the resin. Tests are being done to decide if it will be safe to send the barrel to a land fill or incinerate it. "The bottom line here is that it is not okay to dump stuff," he said.

Commuter Bonus Plan

   King County Metro Transit has developed Commuter Bonus Plus--a new way for employers to subsidize non-transit commuting alternatives. Now, employers can subsidize non-transit alternatives, including carpools, bicycling, and walking. Metro has partnered with retailers in the region to offer Commuter Bonus Plus vouchers that can be redeemed for goods and services that support alternative commute modes including:

Party ends

   The party line has become a thing of the past for GTE customers in Washington state. Those customers who have party lines have received notice that the service is being discontinued, and that they will be converted to single lines. Monthly rates will change accordingly. Impacted customers who have not made a long distance carrier selection will have their long distance calls blocked. For more information, GTE residential customers should call 1-800-483-4100. Business customers should call 1-800-483-5100.

DAR delegates announced

   Daughters of the American Revolution, David Douglas Chapter, met for dessert March 20 at the home of Jill Landon. Betty Newman spoke on "Researching in the Seimes Microfilm Center in the DAR Library in Washington, D.C." Newly elected delegates and alternates to the 96th WSSDAR State Conference were announced: Pat Andrews, Betty Newman, Eloise Dinkel, and Catherine Lash. The alternates were Jill Landon, Verna Stone, Pam Thurman, Jackie Berkley, Carol Dethman, and Katherine McWaid.

Correction

   In last week's Woodinville Weekly, Canterbury Square was incorrectly identified as a mobile home park. The residences in Canterbury Square are condominiums.