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THE ISSAQUAH PRESS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2009 A5 No decision yet on future of Klahanie Park Klahanie Association officials have opted for a wait-and-see approach as they consider whether to take over Klahanie Park, one of 39 parks set to close under a plan unveiled last month by King County Executive Kurt Triplett. Under the plan, Klahanie Park and others will close by Jan. 1 as county officials seek to trim $4.6 million amid a $56.4 million budg- et shortfall. Klahanie Association Community Manager James Tripp said it would cost roughly $40,000 a year to maintain the park. King County officials would require the park to remain public if ownership were transferred to Klahanie officials. that we still have time and a com- mitment to help raise funds for this worthwhile organization," Thomas Tull, a firefighter and coordinator for the event, said in a press release. "We know that the public has supported our efforts in years past and we hope for their support again this year." One-hundred percent of the pro- ceeds help support research, pur- chase new wheelchairs for chil- dren suffering from the disease and pays for them to attend sum- mer camp each year in North Bend. DNR closes portion of Tiger Mountain trail About 1.5 miles of Northwest Timber Trail on Tiger Mountain biking. The trails are open season- prawns. ally, they typically close Oct. 15 Chiechi said the fish market has each year and reopen April 15. been well received. "It's going quite we,ll," he said. "But the best part is it s all restau- Bartell Drugs to open local store rant quality. There's no farm- raised fish here. It's all wild Bartell Drugs will open a store in caught, and that's important for a Issaquah on Sept. 28, culminating lot Of people." ~rears of planning and requests om local consumers. Located in Overlake Center at 5700 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E., the 16,395-square-foot store will offer a full range of services. The store will include a full-sPry- In the meantime, "we're just have been closed and will reopen will feature Bartell's exclusive maintaining a wait-and-see April 15, according to state PixPlus department-- offering dig- approach, Tripp said. Department of Natural Resources ital print kiosks; a broad selection Triplett said Aug. 17 he would officials, of camera and sound electronics; eliminate funding for 39 parks in The trail was closed due to tim- urban unincorporated areas -- ber harvest operations that started areas such as Klahanie that are Sept. 3. located in cities' potential annexa- Because of the timber sale activ- tion areas. itv. officials closed the trail before At least three other parks within Oct. 15 seasonal closure. DNR Center for autism opens The Lakeside Center for Autism celebrated its grand opening Aug. 27 with the Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce hosting a ice pharmacy with drive-thru sPry- ribbon-cutting ceremony. ice; many natural and organic The center is at 1871 N.W. health, beauty and cleaning prod- Gilman Blvd., Suite 2. Learn more ucts; nutritional supplements; a about Lakeside Center for Autism broad selection of convenience at www.lakesideautisrn.com. foods; greeting cards and more. It on-site, one-hour photo finishing; and a passport photo center. The store is expected to employ about 19 people. Other tenants in Overlake Center include Overlake Medical Center Issaquah, The Goddard School and 24 Hour Fitness. The developer of the center is OB Frank Properties LLC. The Issaquah store will mark the third new Bartelrs location to open this year. Learn more at www.bartell- drugs.corn. Fischer Meats opens fish market the Issaquah School District are on the closure list: May Creek, Maplewood Heights and Maplewood parks. officials advised people to use extreme caution in the area due to heavy truck traffic and to avoid the area during midweek, when traffic is heaviest. The timber harvest will generate revenue to support school con- struction, construction at the state capitol campus and county servic- es, according to a DNR news release. DNR staffers posted closure signs and detour information at the Fill the Boot is coming to an intersection near you Off-duty Eastside Fire & Rescue Firefighters from Local 2878 collect money from passing motorists at their annual Fill the Boot fundraising event Sept. 11. Firefighters will collect from trail. A bypass reroutes users from motorists at the intersection of the Eastside Road to the Power Front Street and Sunset Way from Line Road, which connects to the 2-6 p.m. Sept. 11. The event is a western end of Northwest Timber fundraiser for the Muscular Trail. Dystrophy Association and Jerry's The Northwest Timber Trail is Kids. most popular with mountain bikers Firefighters Hill collect money at who use the trail to complete a two other intersections in loop ride that includes the Preston Sammamish and North Bend at the Railroad Trail. same time. The Northwest Timber, Preston "It is important for citizens to and Iverson trails are multiuse, understand that we work and pro- nonmotorized trails in the Tiger tect the communities we serve, but Mountain area designed for hiking, we also want the public to know horseback riding and mountain Since Fischer Meats expanded into the fish market in June, regu- lar and new customers are enjoy- ing a wide variety of fresh catches delivered daily from Seattle. Owner Chris Chiechi subleased part of the Issaquah store to Seattle Wild Salmon, which decided to expand from its fisherman's termi- nal location to the Eastside. Delivered fresh every morning from downtown Seattle is seafood including salmon and smoked salmon, scallops, halibut, soul, snapper and cod. It also offers spe- cialty items, such as marinated Issaquah chamber welcomes new members The Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce welcomed the follow- ing new members between July 24 and Aug. 24. Archer Pro Audio Event services www. archerproaudio, corn 943-0918 Lakeside Milam Recovery Centers - Issaquah Alcoholism & drug treatment facil- ities www. lakesidemilam, corn 392-8458 Summit Drywall Inc. Construction - drywall specialty 369-1173 SendOutCards Marketing www.sendoutcards, com/29591 890-6709 Klahanie Chiropractic Chiropractic www. ynhealthcare, corn 391-5050 Encompass Nonprofit organization www. encompassnw, org 888-2777 es FROM PAGE A1 retirement community. The east- ern edge of the site borders the Forest Village community. Undeveloped state land borders the southern and western edges of the property. Bellevue architect Dennis Riebe said he and the developers were prepared to overcome hurdles in order to build at the site. Riebe acknowledged the difficult terrain and potential development chal- lenges. He turned to development commissioners for input. "We need direction," he said. "We need some understanding of what is possible, what is not possi- ble." Commissioners praised architectural renderings of poten- tial houses in the subdivision. But they asked Riebe to address con- cerns raised by city planners, Eastside Fire & Rescue and the Sammamish Plateau Water & Sewer District. The steep terrain at the subdivi- sion site and the clustered na tre of the housing units led to con- cerns related to the placement of water and sewer lines. EFR offi- cials said they worry whether pro- posed roads would provide enough space for fire trucks to maneuver. The site is zoned for single-fam- ily, small-lot development. Plans call for sensitive areas and buffers to be preserved in protected tracts. Council Chambers, City Hall South PUBLIC MEETINGS 135ES,nsetWay Hazard MltlgaUon Grant Program Sept. 9 meeting Tlmberlake Park pet rules open 7 p.m. house Pickering Room, City Hall Northwest 6:30-8:30 p.m. 1775 12th Ave. N.W. Tibbetts Creek Manor 750 17th Ave. N.W. Sept. 14 Council Sustainablllty Committee 5-6 p.m. Baxter Room, City Hall Northwest 1775 12th Ave. N.W. River & Streams Board 7-9 p.m. Picketing Room, City Hall 1775 12th Ave. N.W. Arts Commission Sept.16 Sept. 10 6:30-8 p.m. Development Commission Council Utilities Committee Coho Room, City Hall 7-9 p.m. 5-6 p.m. 130 E. Sunset Way Council Chambers, Picketing Room, City Hall South City Hall Northwest Sept, 15 135 E. Sunset Way 1775 12th Ave. N.W. 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As for me, I'm glad I had at least one last look at him. Bob Taylor: 392-6434, ext. 236, or taylor@isspress.com. Comment at www.issaquahpress.com. bob- opened for use by everyone. Nancy Ward, Issaquah FROM PAGE A4 owners need to be responsible, but enforce responsibility; don't just ban dogs. Connie Marsh, Issaquah I find the sudden no dogs al- lowed policy at Timber Lake Park appalling. There may be a few instances of neglectful pet owners not cleaning up after their dogs or controlling their dogs, but the majority of dog owners visiting the park do man- age their dog(s) and clean up af- ter them. If banning was always based on just a few neglectful people, our parks would be com- pletely empty, as there are equally as many people with chil- dren that neglect to control their children who do hurt others and annoy others and they neglect to clean up after their children. Dog owners pay the taxes for the parks, too; parks need to be Do not ban dogs from Timber- lake Park. We have leash laws. Remind people of them, expect that they Hill obey and enforce as necessary. If you can fine for traffic and parking violations, surely we can finda way to fine (enforce) a leash law. How about utilizing some of the regulars at the park and empower them to write leash law violations? The irony is that if we can't enforce a leash law, how Hill the banning of dogs be enforced? Matthew Balkman, Issaquah It's a regrettable situation, but people forget that not everyone loves dogs. Behavior that dog lovers find normal can be unset- tling to others. Lynn Juniel, Issaquah Have an opinion? Share it with the com- munity. Send an e-mail to editor@iss- press.corn with your name and city in the body of the e-mail, and Rapid Response in the subject line to join the conversation. the school PTSA. n New subscriber r-I Renewal I Phone: I Address I Enclosed $ ($30 one year or $55 two years) i I Add $12 per year for delivery outside King County or $15 out of state. 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