Northwest NEWS

March 6, 2000

Local News

Permit Department expands

by Marshall Haley, staff reporter

   WOODINVILLE--The City of Woodinville Permit Dept. is girding up for a busy year by hiring five new people, three for newly-created positions, according to Director Dean McKey. The City Council approved the new hires on Feb. 22.

   "This will improve our permit tracking and turnaround time," said McKey. "We anticipate a lot of work this year. The new City Hall permit application is in, the fire district's permits are all but approved. A lot of single-family homes and multi-family projects are being developed this year. The Willows Lodge just applied for the Herb Farm's herb growing building."

   Alan Hammerquist started his new civil Engineering Field Inspector position on Mon., Feb. 28. He previously worked as Public Works Superintendent, with in-field experience, for the cities of Mountlake Terrace and Brier, said McKey. Brenda Macon was promoted from Permit Technician I to Permit Tech II, added McKey.

   Candidates have interviewed for Permit Tech III and Civil Engineering Plans Examiner. Interviews for Code Enforcement Officer and Building Inspector I positions will start soon.