Northwest NEWS

August 28, 2000

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Public meeting set for youth center programming

DUVALL -- The youth of Duvall and the Lower Valley, members and representatives of youth organizations, neighbors and community members interested in creating opportunities for youth in Duvall are invited to attend a public workshop to start to formulate activities and organization of the city's proposed youth center.
   Follow-on to a public meeting that was held August 24 to discuss the feasibility of rehabilitating the existing former police building, Matt McCarter, community organizer for east King County, will assist the city by gathering input from a wide variety of potential users and stakeholders. The city wants to know what kinds of issues, needs and opportunities that a youth center could address, and is seeking the input of the community to create this vision.
   The workshop will be held Tuesday, Sept. 12, 7 p.m. in the Duvall Library's Rose Room.
   Previously, scouts, volunteers, parents and kids of Duvall did a tremendous amount of work to begin the cleanup and renovation of the building. Their work was temporarily halted in order to make certain that the structure was still suitable for use as a public building.
   As architects, engineers and planners work to identify what regulatory criteria, design and construction work would be required, the most important work now is to determine how a youth center might actually function, who would come, what activities would occur, when, who would staff it and when it would be open.
   Those who cannot attend the workshop, but who would like to keep apprissed of the project, may contact Duvall's Public Works Capital Project Manager Connie Zimmerman at 788-3434 or email her at Connie@netos.com.
   Those wishing to see more of the drawings which were done for the evaluation and potential conceptual design of the building, and a copy of the architectural evaluation of the building, may view them at City Hall.
   as a public building.
   As architects, engineers and planners work to identify what regulatory criteria, design and construction work would be required, the most important work now is to determine how a youth center might actually function, who would come, what activities would occur, when, who would staff it and when it would be open.
   Those who cannot attend the workshop, but who would like to keep apprised of the project, may contact Duvall's Public Works Capital Project Manager Connie Zimmerman at 788-3434 or email her at Connie@netos.com.
   Those wishing to see more of the drawings which were done for the evaluation and potential conceptual design of the building, and a copy of the architectural evaluation of the building, may view them at City Hall.