Northwest NEWS

February 14, 2000

Local News


Knoll Lumber demolition paves way for new downtown fire station


Staff photo by Marshall Haley.

   Aspen Environmental of Mukilteo began demolition last week on the old Knoll Lumber building, next to the Woodinville Post Office. Construction bids on the new Fire & Life Safety District headquarters have been advertised the past two weeks in the Daily Journal of Commerce. Bids are due March 1, with construction to begin this spring.


   In the Weekly's Feb. 7 edition, former Woodinville Fire & Life Safety Deputy Chief of Operations Dominic Marzano's last salary was reportedly $78,000. Fire district records show that his last salary, as of Dec. 1999, was $84,144.

   "He got one paycheck at that level," said District Chief Steve Smith. "Before that, a study we reported to the commissioners last April showed his previous salary of $6,676 a month ($80,112/year) was significantly less than the salaries of all other deputy chiefs of operations in the other nine Eastside fire districts, which averaged $7,100 a month ($85,200/year)."

Town Hall meetings

   State Rep. Kathy Lambert, R-Redmond, will hold two town hall meetings on Saturday, Feb. 19: from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Woodinville Library, 17105 Avondale Road NE; and from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Redmond Library, Meeting Room 2, 15810 NE 85th St. For information, call (360) 786-7878. Individuals who are hearing impaired should call 1-800-635-9993.

Lawmakers host coffee hour

   State Reps. Jeanne Edwards and Al O'Brien and Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe invite all 1st District constituents to join them for a coffee hour discussion on Saturday, Feb. 19, at 10:30 a.m. at the Northshore Adult Day Center, which is located at 9929 NE 180th in the Park at Bothell Landing.

Discussion set

   A town meeting to discuss the future of UW-Bothell will be held Feb. 22 from 7-9 p.m. at Ricketts auditorium.