Northwest NEWS

October 5, 1998

Front Page

Council set to tighten tree regulations

 Under the proposal, a homeowner couldn't cut more than five significant trees a year on their property without an approved "land surface modification permit." That means a land owner will have to apply for a grading permit, show what they are taking out and how it will be replaced if they're cutting more than five and pay a fee. Dean McKee, Permit Center director, said a fee schedule had yet to be worked out between his and the planning department.

Greenpeace protests forest destruction

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City to get tough on noise

 Police Chief Ken Wardstrom writes in his staff report to council that noise ordinances aren't aimed at reducing background noises, like traffic, but rather irritating noises. He said the most complaints center on loud music, parties and barking dogs.

Open House

 Residents may attend two open houses to review and comment on Woodinville's draft Community Urban Forestry Plan to be held Oct. 13 at 3 p.m. and Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. at City Hall.