JUNE 9, 1997
In a period of public comment, district resident Katherine Savora spoke briefly to the commissioners about an ongoing problem. She told them of her daughter's severe health conditions, and that open burning in a neighbor's yard has had serious consequences for the daughter. She requested that the district issue conditional use permits, and that she be notified when a burn permit is issued to this particular neighbor so that she can take steps to avoid further damaging her daughter's health. Savora stated that she was "more than willing to compromise with him, but it's hard to do so without advance warning."
Noting that on several occasions she and her family have left her home during the burnings, she cites "hardship when those burns last well into the night, and we can't even sleep in our own home."
Savora informed the commissioners that she had previously written to the chief about this problem, but before Smith could get back to her, she had been told of the commissioners' meeting, and had decided to attend. She stated that the neighbor in question was known to the board, but declined to name him during public comment. The commissioners thanked her for her report and stated they would look into the situation.
The commissioners normally meet at 6:00 pm on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the District Headquarters, located at 19900 144th Ave NE, and can be reached at 483-2131.