Northwest NEWS

January 21, 2002

Editorial

Letters to the Editor

To the residents of Woodinville

* "In the year 2015, Woodinville is a safe, friendly, family-oriented community that supports a successful balance of neighborhoods, parks and recreation, tourism and business."
  
  

Roundabout like the teacup ride at Disneyland

*As some Duvall and Carnation residents know, the state Department of Transportation (DOT) is planning on installing a roundabout at the intersection of SR 203 and Northeast 124th Street. This is scheduled for next year. The plans call for it to be constructed as a one-lane roundabout with a second lane to be added later "as traffic volumes warrant."
  
  

Hollywood Hill holds cleanups twice a year

*I agree with Mr. Martin's letter of last week on some points. We have lived on The Hill over 20 years and don't like seeing the trash.
  
  

No new taxes, just replacement taxes at a lower rate

*We enthusiastically support passage of the Northshore School District's bond and levy requests. These taxes replace current education taxes being paid by residents of the district yet represent a drop in the tax rate from $5.98/$1,000 of assessed valuation to $5.17/of assessed valuation.
  
  

Anyone with ideas about Thrashers Corner Park should call city

*On Jan. 8 I attended the first of three meetings in which Bothell invited input for the master plan on Thrashers Corner Regional Park. I thought the public could attend any one of the three for brainstorming and putting out ideas, hopes and dreams for the park.
  
  

Anyone with ideas about Thrashers Corner Park should call city

*On Jan. 8 I attended the first of three meetings in which Bothell invited input for the master plan on Thrashers Corner Regional Park.
  
  

Jan. 30 meeting will discuss quarry

*Just a mile north of Duvall on Highway 203, at a site with a celebrated waterfall and a critical salmon run, the proposed Duvall quarry continues to threaten wildlife and add dust, noise and as many as 500 trucks a day through our community. It's time for information and response.
  
  

More explanations are needed for the new increased benefit charge

*The department's explanation said it's to enable the collection of "the full voter approved $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed valuation district-wide by using a combination of the Fire Protection Levy and the Benefit Charge."
  
  

Renewing our commitment to education

*John Walker is not the first nor will he be the last Amerian citizen who joined a foreign army in order to fight for a cause. Many of the other soldiers of the Al Queda, mostly Arabs, also went to Afganistan from other countries just as he did.
  
  

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