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THE ISSAQUAH PRESS WEDNESDAY~ AUGUST 12, 2009 A5 BY ADAM ESCHBACH HOT PAINTING Mark Barfield, of the city's Public Works Department, re- paints curbs at the intersection of Front Street and Sunset Way during the hottest day in recorded Issaquah history July 30. 'I do not mind this weather,' he said. 'I prefer it hot like this than snowy.' PUBLIC MEETINGS Aug. 13 Council Utilities Committee Agenda: draft storm water regula- tions, Pickering Ditch maintenance, flood control plan inter-local agree- ment 5-6:30 p.m. Pickering Room, City Hall Northwest 1775 12th Ave. N.W. Council Chambers, City Hall South 135 E. Sunset Way Aug. 18 Council Sustalnability Committee 5:30 p.m. Baxter Room, City Hall Northwest 1775 12th Ave. N.W. River & Streams Board 7-9 p.m. Pickering Room, City Hall Northwest 1775 12th Ave. N.W. Developers propose 46 homes Development commissioners will listen to residents' comments Aug. 19 as a developer seeks input about a possible 46-1ot single-fam- ily subdivision on land in the 22000-24000 block on the south side of Southeast 43rd Way near Providence Point. No application has been made for the project. Commissioners will make no decisions at the meeting. Developers are considering using 5.12 acres of the site for houses with a variety of lot sizes and building types. Lot sizes would range from about 1,800 square feet to about 2,400 square feet. The 11.9-acre site is zoned for single family, small lot develop- ment. The parcel contains environ- mentally sensitive areas such as wetlands. Steep slopes and land with potential erosion, landslides and seismic hazards is also part of the site. Sensitive areas and buffers would be preserved in protected tracts. Return enrollment postcards to Issaquah School District Do you have an elementary school child who will attend an Issaquah School District school this year? If you do, district offi- cials would like you to return the lime green enrollment postcard they sent to your home more than a week ago. The postcards help give district officials an idea of how many stu- dents they can expect the first day of school to ensure they have enough teachers and seats at every grade level. Classes start Sept. 2. In addition to verifying your child's enrollment, district officials also ask you to correct any invalid information on the card, such as an address or your child's grade. There are several ways to verify your student's enrollment or update family information: Mail the confirmation card: Simply correct any wrong informa- tion and confirm your student's enrollment then drop the postage- paid card in the mail. E-mail your school by going to www. issaquah, wednet, edu/dis- trict/news/verify.asp and confirm- ing your student's information and enrollment. Leave a voicemail for your school by calling 837-7677 then selecting your school from the menu of options. When you leave your message confirm your child's information and enrollment. If you send an e-mail or leave a voicemail make sure you include the student name and grade level in your message. This process is for elementary students only. High school and middle school student enrollment verification occurs during August registration. School calendar now available If you're wondering where your Issaquah Schools Foundation school year calendar is, it's online. In years past, the colorful, stu- dent-produced art calendar would appear in family's mailboxes throughout the district. To save money, district and foundation offi- cials decided to make the calendar available online for families to view or print. The calendar has the district's schedules and includes holidays, conference dates and school breaks. To help organize the calendar better, important dates are color coded; dark red indicates days when there is no school for all stu- dents and blue indicate days with special designations, like election days. Check out the calendar. Go to www.issaquah.wednet.edu and click on "Art Calendar" under the "August Links" bar at the right of your screen. Clunkers FROM PAGE A1 ONTHEWEB Learn more about Cash for Clunkers at CARS.gov. Hazard Mitigation Plan moating 7 p.m. Eagle Room, City Hall 130 E. Sunset Way Aug. 17 City Council regular meeting Agenda: Northwest Mall Street vaca- tion agreement 7:30 p.m. Aug. 19 Development Commission 7-9 p.m. Council Chambers, City Hall South 135 E. Sunset Way Human Services Commission 7-9 p.m. Coho Room, City Hall 130 E. Sunset Way Back issues of your hometown newspaper - now online! ISSAQUAH PRESS., Clunkers will run until Nov. 1 or whenever the money runs out whichever comes first. Small cars, such as the Focus and the Toyota Corolla, have proven especially popular as new Cash for Clunkers models. Rehn said last week the supply of the number of Focuses he had on the lot was dwindling. "Most dealerships are out of cars," he said. Reach Reporter Warren Kagarise at 392- 6434 ext. 234, or wkagarEe@isspress.com. Comment on this story at www.issaquahpress, com. THOMAS R. QUICKSTAD, DDS FAMILY DENTISTRY ON THE PLATEAU SINCE 1989 SERVICES AVAILABLE: Preventive Cleanings Digital X-ray (75% less radiation) Sealants Crowns Teeth Bleaching Bridges Fillings Implants NEW PATIENTS WELCOME Cosmetic Veneers Dentures Extractions 425-391-1331 3707 Providence Point. Dr. SE IssaQ ~ah, WA 98029 :Regent Bellevue Dining FROM PAGE A4 newly opened Zeek's Pizza. That leads to the bottom line about having such a great dining scene -- it's got to be regularly enjoyed or it will, simply erode at the edges until it s no more. Today's economy is a rather vi- cious cycle. Money is tight. People eat out less. Restaurants take in less, pay out less in local taxes. City budget takes a hit. Services are cut back. And on and on. So, you can think of it this way. A little sacrifice in the wallet to enjoy agood meal in town keeps the tax dollars here, instead of sending them to Bellevue or Seattle. Besides, ff Issaquah's restau- rant scene is kept strong, who knows what great idea is just waiting around the comer for the economy to improve. What better place to provide a startup than the Quah? I've always thought a build-your-own pizza joint or taco bar would be a nifty idea. Anyone want to invest the capital in a can't-miss idea? Of course, as much as I like to eat out, I'd have to be careful not to consume the profits. On second thought, I'll leave the restaurateering to the profes- sionals and stay an amateur con- noisseur of fine edibles. My wife and I will just have to content ourselves with going through Is- saquah's fine list of restaurants a second time, or third or fourth... Reach Reporter David Hayes at 392- 6434, ext. 237, or dhayes@isspress.com. Comment on this column at www.issaquahpress.com. Survey FROM PAGE A1 Space and Trails Plan. The docu- ment outlines goals, such as pro- tecting the environment while developing parks. Surveyors also asked residents about the Julius Boehm Pool and possible aquatics improvements, such as the construction of a spray park. McGill said the parks are en vogue among parks professionals because they are cheaper and eas- ier to construct and maintain than pools. But residents remain inter- ested in improvements to Boehm Pool or a new facility. "What we found from our pool feasibility study is that people still want pools," McGill said. The aging Boehm Pool opened in 1972, when the city was home to about 3,000 people. State fig- ures show Issaquah had 26,890 residents in April 2009. Plans to build a second munici- pal pool and overhaul the existing Boehm Pool are years distant. But city staffers would not begin design work on the Boehm Pool project until 2011 at the earliest and the highlands pool until 2012 under budget priorities in the most recent Capital Improvement Plan. That document outlines city projects related to parks, trans- portation and utilities. CIP proj- ects are slated for implementa- tion during the next six years. McGill said some of the first questions prospective residents ask when they consider moving to Issaquah are related to parks and recreation facilities. She said the facilities often help people assimilate into their new sur- roundings and meet their neigh- bors. "You find a community," she said. than cover school news. It helps fund school programs, too. 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