MAY 19, 1997

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Merge Woodinville and Bothell

merge cities In the news, we hear and read about mergers a lot. How about a merger between Bothell and Woodinville?
   Bothell's population is about 25,000 and Woodinville's about 6,915. So it still will be a small town. Bothell and Woodinville can share buildings. Bothell has a city manager; that will save a lot of time and money. Bothell has a full-time police corps, but needs a new building. Remember last winter, Woodinville had only one tiny snowplow?
   The name can be changed, to BothVille or WoodHell.
   P.S. A couple of weeks ago we received a letter from the Woodinville Water District. They were sorry that they had not included the blocks in Kingsgate for a refund. The city of Woodinville is now paying for the street lights! So after three years, the Woodinville Water District discovered that a couple of blocks of homes are in Woodinville!

Carla deBoer, Kingsgate