March 1, 1999
The Woodinville Fire & Life Safety District has purchased two parcels of property in Woodinville. One of the parcels can't be used, so the district purchased a second parcel, the Knoll lumber yard. The district has plans to build a new fire station on the that property costing several million dollars with funds that have accumulated.
The Woodinville Water District has accumulated sufficient funds to build themselves a new million-dollar office building.
The federal government expects to accumulate a surplus of $2 trillion in the next 15 years. The politicians in Washington, D.C. are now deciding how to spend this accumulation. The last I heard, the State of Washington had a surplus of $600 million and going up. The politicians in Olympia are now deciding how to spend this accumulation.
All this accumulation suggests to me that the taxpayer needs a break, a tax break and a water rate cut from the water department.
John Worl, Woodinville