Northwest NEWS

March 1, 1999

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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.

   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.