Northwest NEWS

October 15, 2001

Local News

City Council votes to support Adult Day Center bonds

WOODINVILLE - Following a public hearing at their Oct. 8 meeting, the Woodinville City Council voted to support the Northshore Park and Recreation Service Area (PRSA) Proposition No.1, Adult Day Center bonds.
   It is within the City Council's discretion to support or not support an electoral issue of another agency.
   At the meeting, Marianne LeGerfo, director of the Northshore Senior Center, gave a presentation to the Council regarding the proposition and the effects of its current funding and the impacts should the proposition fail.
   The benefits and costs of supporting an adult day center facility were also presented to the Council.
   Proposition No. 1 would allow the issuance of approximately $3.9 million of bonds by the PRSA to provide funding for the acquisition of land and construction of an approximately 19,000-square-foot adult day center across from the Northshore Senior Center.
   The Adult Day Center would include nursing, therapeutic activity, exercise, nutrition and transportation services for senior citizens in the Woodinville community. The facility would be owned by the PRSA and operated by the Northshore Senior Center. The bonds would be repaid out of annual property tax levy over a period of up to 20 years. Levies are expected to be less than $.03 per $1,000 assessed value, or approximately $6 per year for a $200,000 house.
   The Adult Day Center bonds will be presented to voters in the Service Area on Nov. 6 as Proposition No. 1.
   City Councilmember Robert Miller stated, "I have visited adult day care centers in our community. There are waiting lists for the available spaces to serve our elder population."
   City Councilmember Don Brocha added, "Adult day centers provide a needed service by providing extended care opportunities. This is a local facility which will service families in our community."
   The new Adult Day Center would provide services for developmentally disabled adults age 21 and over.
   For more information about Proposition 1, contact Citizens for Northshore Adult Day Center at (425) 487-2441.