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Buckley Business Association comes together for city

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By Kevin Hanson Senior Writer

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Looking to unite the town’s business community and convince residents to shop Buckley first, a small group has banded together under the umbrella of the Buckley Business Association. Hoping to quickly involve the entire town and, in particular, learn what the business community expects, organizers have planned a kick-off meeting for 7 p.m. Monday, March 17, at Cowboys and Angels Café on Main Street. The primary mover behind the new group is Michelle La Vergne who was, until fairly recently, an officer with the Buckley Chamber of Commerce. As she came into contact with Buckley business owners and managers, she said, the attitude was too often negative toward the chamber. Aside from hoping to build spirit among merchants, La Vergne said, a goal of the new group is to listen to citizen desires. There’s also an effort to reach out to the city. The group has an early start in that effort, as both La Verge and Harris are members of the Buckley Planning Commission. Despite her former ties to the Buckley Chamber, La Vergne said the new group isn’t in competition with the older, more established group. Rather, “it’s all about making Buckley better,” she said. La Verge notes that she is a lifelong resident and “I know what Buckley used to be.” What’s currently missing, she believes, is the proper attitude. “We need to bring back

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Supreme Court review requested in Black Diamond case Toward Responsible Development files after Court of Appeals decision By Dennis Box Editor

A petition was recently filed asking the state Supreme Court to review a Court of Appeals decision favoring developer YarrowBay’s

plans for two master planned developments in Black Diamond. The petition for review was filed Feb. 26 by Toward Responsible Development, an organization that has appealed YarrowBay’s development plans. Robert Edelman and Vernon Gibson are listed as governing officers on the Secretary of State website. The organization filed with

the state Sept. 30, 2010. The three-judge panel on the Court of Appeals ruled on Jan. 27 that Phil Olbrechts, the Black Diamond hearing examiner, properly applied the “rule of reason” in finding that the environmental impact statement adequately addressed the impacts from the developments. The two developments are The

Villages and Lawson Hills. YarrowBay began clearing and grading work in December on The Villages Phase 1A, about 93 acres. According to a statement in December from Brian Ross, YarrowBay managing partner, this phase plans for 378 single family homes, 395 multi-family units, nine townhouses, 190,000 square feet of commercial space, parks and a site where an elementary school

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Enumclaw Courier-Herald, March 12, 2014