February 1, 1999
Frost died of a gunshot wound to the head, and a gun was found nearby, according to a King County Sheriff's spokesman. "It was either homicide or suicide," said Deputy John Urquhart. He said further investigation and a report from the county Medical Examiner's office would help determine what happened.
Clara Frost and her husband Carl Frost own the company which sold equipment to automobile repair shops. The fire was arson, Urquhart said.
The agency has already proposed an order of approval for the Northlake Cabinet Corporation's new operation at 8330 212th St. SE in Maltby, but due to public concern, will hold a hearing Feb. 24.
The facility includes a spray coating booth and woodworking operations with particulate emissions controlled by a baghouse, according to a notice of public hearing. The hearing will be held at the Maltby Community Center, 8711 206th St. SE, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Driving a stolen truck on October 26, Gatchett was on Bothell Way when he ran a red light at 61st Ave. NE and struck Sandra Melendrez's Mazda RX-7 as she was turning onto the highway. She died from massive injuries. Gatchett kept going. The truck, stolen out of Bellevue, was found in Seattle, according to police.
Gatchett was captured in mid-December. Detectives surrounded him at a Maple Valley parking lot, where he rammed a State Patrol officer's vehicle and fled on foot before officers arrested him at gunpoint. Gatchett will be sentenced Feb. 19, according to the prosecutor's spokesman.
"We like that he had been a successful public works director in a similar-sized city and had a record of turning around difficult situations and projects," said Rose. Monkin has a bachelor of science degree from the University of Washington and started his career in 1982 with the city of Kirkland.
Woodinville has been without a true public works director since last February when Ron Cameron resigned. Deborah Knight has filled in as the interim since then. "Everybody is extremely pleased, including the council, with the work Deborah's done to keep things together," praised Rose. She will stay on as the public works assistant, she said.
Monkin is tentatively scheduled to begin work the third week of February.
Under a purchase and sale agreement to be signed this Tuesday, design guidelines, affordability levels, and neighborhood amenities will be guaranteed. Participants include the county, city, Downtown Action to Save Housing, Cam West Development, and Shelter Resources, Inc. They were chosen from three other development teams who submitted proposals for development.
When completed is finished in 2001, the development, known as Woodinview, will include for sale, family rental, and senior housing. It will be built in the 14300 block of NE North Woodinville Way, on a site formerly considered for a prison and transfer station before the county surplussed it. The county has earmarked $750,000 for the project, and Woodinville will waive permit fees for the units considered affordable.