MAY 26, 1997
Fire District news
Three more candidates for the Citizens Advisory Committee were recently interviewed by the Woodinville Fire & Life Safety District commissioners.
Deborah Marzano addressed the board, listing her qualifications. She has been in government service for more than 20 years, most often as a liaison with community groups. She felt her management skills in this capacity would benefit the department's relationship with the community.
Jeff Clayton told the board that he has been a Woodinville resident for 9 years and has been a liaison between fire districts and real estate developers. Currently, he is a consultant for schools, training people in earthquake preparation. Clayton has also been active as a member of the Rural Character Task Force, fighting to maintain current levels of water flow capacity to meet fire fighting needs.
Joseph Rees was the last person to be interviewed. He has been a local resident since 1980 and served on the previous CAC. He is currently the manager of the Lynnwood Branch of Pacific Northwest Bank and is also the president-elect of the South Snohomish County Coalition of Chambers of Commerce.
In other business before the Commissioners:
The commissioners normally meet at 6 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the District Headquarters, located at19900 144th Ave NE, Woodinville.
- The district has entered into an agreement with the Woodinville Water District to fund a Fire Hydrant Maintainance Person. Dominic Marzano revealed that the district has over 4,000 hydrants, and that a 10-year rotation plan is in place to assure that they are kept in good working order.
- The City of Woodinville has sent to the district for review a draft report on their assessment of possible alternative fire protection services. Marzano said that both he and Chief Steve Smith have reviewed the draft and are pleased to report that the City views the District favorably, though no recommendations will be given until the final report.
- As per schedule, one aid car and one engine are due to be refurbished. Marzano has put out a Request For Bid on the jobs and is awaiting responses.
- Marzano also informed the board that he received no responses to his Request For Bid for the purchase of a vehicle to be used by him in his official capacity. Clark Snure, attorney for the district, informed the board that the deputy chief has fulfilled the purchasing requirements set forth both in state law and district policy, and can now purchase a vehicle outright, providing that he doesn't exceed the budgeted amount previously authorized by the board.
- Battalion Chief Mark Emery proposed to the board that the district upgrade the software it uses to track the training of both fire fighters in the district and students attending the NEVACS program at Woodinville High School.