Northwest NEWS

July 5, 1999

Local News

Nine chosen to serve on new Kenmore Planning Commission

by John Phelps

   The Kenmore City Council has appointed nine members to the Planning Commission. They will draft the first Kenmore Comprehensive Plan.

   Forty-six people applied to serve on the commission; nineteen were interviewed and those chosen will serve until the Comprehensive Plan is adopted. The process is expected to take 18 months.

   The firm of Butcher, Willis & Ratcliff has been selected to provide Planning Consultant Services for the Comprehensive City Plan. Gregg Dohrn, former City of Kenmore Director of Community Development, will be the project manager. The proposed budget for the project is $548,038.

   The members of the Planning Commission are volunteers and do not receive any compensation. Dave Maehren, 49, is the chairman. He is a captain in the King County Sheriff's Department, has lived in Kenmore 20 years and was chairman of the Incorporate Kenmore Committee.

   Roxanne Hamilton, 54, is the vice chairman. She is a professor at the University of Washington and has lived in Kenmore for 11 years. She was a member of the Incorporate Kenmore Committee.

   Other commissioners are:

   The first meeting of the Planning Commission will be held at 7 p.m. July 7 at the Sheriff's North Precinct.