Northwest NEWS

October 29, 2001


Kenmore candidates

Kenmore City Council
   Kenmore is working on plans to make the city look like a city, to look good - what with Highway 522 running down the middle of it. City gateways need landscaping and lighting. The parks commission and the downtown commission have just been formed. What is it that you would bring to the council to help it move through the city's development stages?
   Position 2
   David Pomeranz did not respond.
   Steven Colwell
   I have been very fortunate to serve as one of the Kenmore City Council members since incorporation on Aug. 31, 1998, and have had a perfect attendance at all required study sessions and council meetings.
   Because Highway 522 has a huge impact on the traffic in Kenmore, our council team has secured $28 million for traffic improvements, pedestrian safety, and arterial street improvements.
   Since incorporation our council has completed our comprehensive plan, and have formulated a great team of actively involved citizens to work on the creation of our vision for downtown and parks plan.
   I have always emphasized the beautification of Kenmore and have been the chief sponsor for the creation of the BOSS program (Beautification of Streets and Sidewalks) which includes grants for the creation of $1 million for new sidewalks, and the addition of vices will be held. Remembrances may be sent to the American Heart Association.
   Robert J. Cramer
   Robert Cramer, 63, passed away peacefully with his family at his side in his home on Oct. 22. He was born Sept. 12, 1937, in Johnston, Pa. He moved to Washington in 1947 with his parents and brother.
   Mr. Cramer retired from Lakeside Sand & Gravel in 1999. He was preceded in death by his brother, Paul Cramer. He leaves his parents, Joe and Mary Cramer of Woodinville; daughter, Connie Tilson of Woodinville; daughter and son-in-law, Mia and Justin Lucey; son, Robert Cramer of Issaquah and eight beautiful grandchildren.