March 1, 1999
Roads, Cottage Lake Park discussed at meeting
The Upper Bear Creek Community Council met on February 23 at the Woodinville Water District to hear speakers from King County Roads and King County Parks.
Paulette Norman, from the Traffic Engineering Department of King County Roads, reviewed plans for four major construction jobs in the Cottage Lake area. The work scheduled includes:
Al Dams (former Woodinville Weekly reporter and now in public relations at King County Parks) said that Cottage Lake Park will be open this summer for public use. He does not believe any part of the park will be restricted. The swimming pool will open Memorial Day. Dams explained that the community will have an opportunity for "Adopt the Park" activities. Programs in the park will be announced in the near future.
- Interim work on the intersection of the Woodinville-Duvall Road and Avondale Road is scheduled for the fall of 1999.
- The improvement of the intersection of the Woodinville-Duvall and West Snoqualmie Valley roads is scheduled for the late summer of 1999.
- The widening of Avondale Road Phase II, NE 155th Street to Woodinville-Duvall Road, is scheduled for 2001.
- The widening of the Woodinville-Duvall Road from NE 171st to Avondale is presently in a scoping and EIS study. It will be pursued as a joint project with the City of Woodinville. Those in attendance discussed speeding and traffic problems on Mink and Bear Creek Roads, NE 155th, NE 159th, and the neighborhood of Brookside Country Club at NE 151st. The recommendation was to increase enforcement by police, educate the neighborhood residents and, as a last resort, install speed bumps.
Chuck Eberhart, a member of the Upper Bear Creek Community Council, requested a fish and game warden at Cottage Lake Park for the opening of fishing season on April 24.
Questions were asked about the availability of soccer and ball fields for community youth. According to Dams, King County has a program titled 101 Ball Fields that calls for a total of 20 existing fields to be refurbished or additional fields to be constructed every year for five years. The county is actively seeking space for additional fields.
The Upper Bear Creek Community Council meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. The second Tuesday meeting is at the Cottage Lake Service Center and the fourth Tuesday imeetings is at the Woodinville Water District offices. Members of the community are encouraged to attend. For more information, call Bong StoDomingo at 206-296-3325 or Nancy Stafford at 425-788-5841.