MAY 19, 1997
Merge Woodinville and Bothell
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