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JULY 21, 1997

Local News

City okays Trib 87 study

  Woodinville City Council approved a study on Trib 87 to determine immediate sediment control measures and a long term basin plan. The city has spent $160,000 in the last four years controlling road and traffic problems due to Trib 87.

Wetland parcel may be added to Cedar Grove

  Bothell is negotiating with a Mount Vernon man on a land donation that will increase acreage at Cedar Grove Park near Canyon Park.

City finishes development regs revision

  The Woodinville city council sent new business on-site recreation requirements back for review and capped building heights at 45 feet when it wrapped up revisions to its development regulations last week.

Blueberry Farm sold to county

  Improving stream quality in the Bear Creek basin means purchasing private lands, which King County did last week, closing a deal worth $560,000 for a blueberry farm east of Woodinville. The land will be added to the Waterways 2000 program.

Boy recovers after having Jeep drive on chest

  An 11-year-old Woodinville boy is recovering from bruises and abrasions after having a vehicle drive onto his chest and stop for more than 10 seconds after he was knocked down in a downtown crosswalk early last week. Police and doctors call Brandon Bartholmey "fortunate" and "watched over" for escaping serious injury in the mishap.

Frank Peep up for position of Fire Commissioner

  Woodinville Fire and Life Safety District fire commissioner Frank Peep is up for reelection. Peep advocated the reduction of the fire district tax bill.

Everyone okay after two-car collision

  A two-car collision July 18 left several people shaken but none injured. The accident occured at the intersection of Woodinville-Duvall Road and 160th Avenue N.E.

State of Grace may soon change

  A small but valuable industrial area is asking to join the city of Woodinville. Property owners in Grace have sent the city a notice of intent to be annexed.

Search for city manager continues

  Resumes for a new Woodinville city manager are pouring into the offices of the Phillip K. Kushlan Company of Bellevue. The review of the resumes will be considered on the basis of characteristics suggested by the City Council, staff and community leaders.

Water Commissioners announce fall campaign

  Three Woodinville Water District commissioners, including one accused of misuse of district funds and equipment, said they will run for office in the fall. Commissioners Walter Backstrom, Maureen Jewitt and Gwenn Maxfield announced their intentions at a recent district meeting.

Remembering Rosie

  Rosie Prata recently passed away at Harborview Hospital, but is remembered by her husband, family and friends for her grandmotherly personality and charitable thoughts.

Police Beat

  Woodinville police last week reported $30,000 in stolen jewels, impounded herbs, a residential break-in and a diverted business deposit.

Volunteers needed at Northshore Food Bank

  The Multi-Service Centers are seeking summer volunteers to help at the Northshore Food Bank.

Road closure continues

  The Snohomish County Department of Public Works advises motorists in the Maltby area of the continued closure to through traffic on Broadway Avenue between 206th Street SE and 188th Street SE.

Dunn launches web site

  Jennifer Dunn (R-WA, 8th) has launched a new website for elected officials, grassroots activists, commentators and media personalities to debate the issues of the day.

Summer bus passes for kids

  Metro offers children ages 5 to 17 monthly bus discounts with summer youth passes. August passes are currently on sale.

Money back offer on vehicle/vessel registration fee

  Under new legislation, vehicle and vessel owners may be eligible to receive a refund on vehicle and vessel license fees.