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December 8, 1997

Local News

Planning Commission mulls Woodinview designs

Plans produced by David Wright of Bumgardner Architects show clusters of town home, senior and low income housing on the western side of the 22-acre King County surplus property located south of the intersection of N.E. 195th St. and 144th Ave. N.E. in Woodinville.

Police warn businesses: new burglary method hits town

  There's somebody out there with an inexpensive power tool that can defeat most door locks and police want you to know about it.

Woodinville man charged with molesting 'little brother'

  According to charging papers, William Walthuis molested an 8-year-old Issaquah boy he was mentoring. The two met through a Kirkland-based Big Brother program.

Police beat



Utility tax tabled until 1998

  The council won't make a decision on whether or not to levy a city-wide two percent tax on electricity and natural gas, and a four percent tax on telephones and garbage service until next January because the issue was tabled after discussion.

Miller voted County Council chair

  The King County Council unanimously elected Councilwoman Louise Miller as council chair for 1998 early last week. Miller, who represents Woodinville, Duvall and northeastern King County, has been the vice chair of the council for the past four years.

Newest commissioner sworn in

  Last Tuesday night, the Board of Commissioners for the Woodinville Fire and Life Safety District watched as Tim Osgood took his oath of office.

City rescinds Sorenson buy offer-for this year

  Last week, the City Council unanimously approved sending a letter to the Northshore School District that says Woodinville is rescinding its purchase option on the downtown C.O. Sorenson complex for this year. The city had an option to buy the 10.55 acre site for $5.9 million good through Dec. 31, 1997.

Suspect held in Clearview hit-and-run

  Police arrested a 40-year-old Snohomish man who, they believe, may have been involved in the hit-and-run death of 20-year-old Joseph Cort who was killed near Clearview Dec. 2.

Neighbor with child's toy helps prevent house fire

  A neighbor's quick work with a water hose and a children's toy bucket helped put out a fire before it spread into the walls of a Woodinville Heights home last Thursday afternoon.

Planners send UW campus plan to Hearing Examiner

  Last week, the Bothell Planning Commission voted 5-2 to have a hearing examiner hear the final UW/Cascadia branch campus planned unit development designs.

Medic 71 moves to Maltby

  The move is intended to add 24-hour medic coverage to decrease response times to outlying areas.

Medic One levy vote likely in February

  City councils in Seattle, Bellevue, Shoreline, Kent and Federal Way voted early this week on putting a three-year $.29 per $1,000 of assessed property value tax levy on the ballot Feb. 3.

City calls for Parks Commissioner

  The new appointee will join the seven-member board which provides recommendations to the council on acquisition, improvement and best use of open space, city parks, playgrounds, recreation programs and facilities.

Woodinville celebrates holidays with Light Festival

  The City of Woodinville Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor its first Woodinville Light Festival Dec. 19 through 24 at the Sorenson ballfields, located behind Woodinville City Hall, 13203 NE 175th St.

Toys for Tots drop-off site

  The Snohomish County Visitor Information Center, 128th St. NE off I-5, is a drop-off site for Toys for Tots donations.

Call for manuscripts

  Floating Bridge Press seeks quality poetry chapbook manuscripts for the 1998 Floating Bridge Press Poetry Chapbook Award.

Brittany Park retirement community officially opens in downtown Woodinville

  Looking more like a hotel than a retirement facility, Brittany Park opened last Wednesday with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Miller says he wants to be mayor again

  Mayor Bob Miller said last week that he wants to be Woodinville's mayor for another two year term.

WSP adds drunk driver patrols for holidays

  For the next three weekends, a special unit of six troopers deployed from regular traffic duties will patrol King County.


Free home repairs available

  Christmas in April Eastside, a volunteer home repair program, is looking for 10 Eastside homes in need of clean-up or renovation.

Cascade Valleys group plans public meeting

  In news from the King County Heritage Corridors Program, the Cascade Valleys group, chaired by Don Julien, reports they have completed the field work for the intrinsic qualities resource inventory.

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