Northwest NEWS

October 29, 2001


Evacuation trail and alternatives to be discussed

CARNATION - As Apart of its application to the FEMA Hazardous Mitigation Grant Program, which has been made available as a result of the 2001 Nisqually Earthquake, the city of Carnation will hold a public meeting to receive suggested alternatives to its proposal to build an evacuation trail with the proceeds from this grant.
   The public meeting will be part of a special City Council workshop to be held on Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at 4621 Tolt Ave.
   Carnation has recently purchased 20 acres in the Tolt River Highlands area for the purpose of establishing an evacuation site for area residents and school children in the event of a catastrophic failure of the South Fork Tolt River Dam.
   It is anticipated that a trail will be the most cost-effective and efficient means of moving the public out of danger in the event of such a flood.
   The public meeting will allow interested parties to propose alternative projects that may accomplish the same purpose. The city's proposed grant application seeks $125,000 for the evacuation trail development. Carnation's 20-acre parcel and the proposed trailhead are located at the east end of N.E. 50th St. in Carnation.
   Note: Those interested should confirm the workshop date by calling City Hall.