Northwest NEWS

March 29, 1999

Local News

Tree Board appointment approved, scouts honored

Eagle Scouts

Eagle Scout candidates Dan Juel (second from right) and Sean Ryan (third from right) received an award of appreciation from the city for their community projects.

   by Marshall Haley

   WOODINVILLE--Ann M. Rhoades was unanimously approved as new Tree Board member at the City Council's March 22 meeting. Rhoades, a resident of Woodinville for over three years, will serve a three-year term ending March 31, 2002.

   "I want to build on the good foundation of the Tree Board's past work, to educate the public on the value of our trees, and increase the Heritage Tree Program," said Rhoades.

   In further council business, Mayor Don Brocha presented Eagle Scout candidates Dan Juel and Sean Ryan with City of Woodinville Certificates of Appreciation and official city buttons. Brocha spoke of how proud Woodinville is of the scouts' efforts, and how important such volunteer efforts are to the community.

   Ryan built two benches at Woodinville Creek Park. He also installed horseshoe pits and dug a drainage ditch that solved a flooding problem in the parking lot. For his project, Juel built a bridge over the creek in Woodinville Heights Neighborhood Park.

   Ryan and Juel each made verbal and visual presentions of their projects, including planning drafts and "before and after" pictures. Their project logs are on file in the Parks and Recreation office at City Hall.

   Public Works Director Mick Monken reported on a meeting held by representatives of Woodinville, Kenmore, Lake Forest Park, Bothell, and King County to discuss location of a third regional sewage treatment plant. Council members will decide between two alternatives for Northshore waste water. A decision is planned for the end of April. Slow action by local communities might allow Snohomish County to land the third plant, Monken warned.