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Library price tags offer distinct choice for Renton’s voters By DEAN A. RADFORD dradford@rentonreporter.com

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There are two key figures facing Renton voters when they decide where to locate the downtown library: $9.3 million and $13.1 million. Just don’t hold anyone to them. Renton residents will decide on Aug. Those numbers will change with 7 where to locate the downtown Renton time, construction climate and library. what contractors may find in The choices are the existing library unknown or hidden costs when (if, over the Cedar River or a new one at the for now) they start renovating the Piazza in downtown Renton. library over the Cedar River. The ballots were mailed mid-week. The $9.3 million is the estimated The return envelopes must be postmarked cost to build the new state-of-the no later than Aug. 7. art, King County For election information online, visit Library System kingcounty.gov. library just west of the Piazza. The INSIDE figure is fairly Both camps speak out firm because The Renton Reporter asked advocates there’s relatively for the Cedar River library and for the little uncertainty Piazza library to make their case to the Bill Ptacek in a building devoters today. Next week, they’ll have a signed and built chance to rebut what the other side had from scratch. to say. Page 6 The $13.1 million is KCLS’s most current estimate about the cost to Our view renovate the library over the CeVote for the Piazza library location. dar. According to KCLS, that cost Page 6 is about 38 percent higher than an earlier budget because it would be A library true or false more complicated to permit. The Renton Reporter clears up some “A cost estimate is just that, an of the misunderstandings surrounding estimate,” said KCLS Director Bill the library debate in a continuing series. Ptacek in an interview. Page 13 Mayor Denis Law said in an interview that KCLS’s estimates are the most accurate because of the system’s decades-long experience in building libraries and determining their costs. Neither figure includes the roughly $1.6 million KCLS will spend to equip and supply the new library. Nor does the Cedar River figure include the estimated $400,000 cost to set up a temporary library during construction; in fact KCLS has yet to decide whether it would set up a temporary one. Money has become a key issue in the debate about where to locate the new downtown library leading up to the Aug. 7 vote on Propo-

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Teen actors, Brennan Brichoux, Kendra Stover and Ryan Han, will star in the upcoming Summer Teen Musical’s performance of “Guys and Dolls.” It runs July 27-Aug. 5 at Carco Theatre in Renton. tracey compton, Renton Reporter

Renton’s guys, dolls shine Nathan Detroit has engaged Masterson in this bet that he cannot persuade Brown to go with him. Meanwhile, Detroit is trying SUMMER TEEN MUSICAL to stay outside the grasp of this soWHEN: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, called, long-suffering fiancée, Miss 2 p.m. Sundays, July 27 - Aug. 5 Adelaide. WHERE: Carco Theatre, 1717 S.E. Fifteen-year-old Ryan Han plays Maple Valley Highway, Renton By TRACEY COMPTON Masterson. COST: $15 adults, $10 students and The story follows a traditional tcompton@rentonreporter.com seniors arch, he said, of guy meets girl, they MORE INFO: www.rentoncivicthe“Guys and Dolls,” this year’s fall in love, she hates him and he atre.org Summer Teen Musical, kicks has to get her back. off July 27 and is one of the Masterson travels around as a many entertainment opportunities featured during gambler and thinks he’s never going to get attached Renton River Days, July 27-29. to a woman, Han said. The production, featuring 22 local teens, runs “We all do that; I actually met my girlfriend here through Aug. 5 and is presented by the Renton two years ago, when I joined (the program),” Han Civic Theatre. said. “And she’s playing a guy this year,” he adds “Guys and Dolls” is the story of gamblers and with a laugh. gangsters in mid-20th century New York City and The Summer Teen Musical program has done the ladies in their lives. more for Han and others than foster summer The script tells the story of Sky Masterson, a romances. gambler trying to persuade a missionary sister, [ more Musical page 11 ] Sarah Brown, to accompany him on a trip to Cuba.

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Blood donors sought - human, canine, feline By ALICE HANH For the Renton Reporter

Sophie , a two-year-old Labradoodle, is alive today because of a pet blood transfusion. ACCES Blood Bank Renton

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Tips for pet donation Donor cats and dogs should be well hydrated and on a good-quality diet. It is also important not to overfeed your pet. Pets should not eat a large meal before making a donation. ACCES Renton ACCES Renton is located at 4208 Lind Ave. S.W., Renton. For more information, or to sign up a pet to be tested, visit http://www.psbc.org/ programs/drive.asp?URL=0029, email bloodbank@criticalcarevets. com or call 206-364-1660. Puget Sound Blood Center For more information about human blood donation, contact the Puget Sound Blood Center, 800-398-7888 or visit www.psbc.org.

Montgomery of ACCES says, “We are excited to partner with the PSBC on this unique event and encourage people to signup in advance to donate blood.” “Our goal is to bring together engaged pet owners and help educate the larger community on the ongoing need for blood donations for pets and people alike,” she added.

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The Public Disclosure Commission is conducting a preliminary investigation into the recent complaints that the King County Library System (KCLS) over-stepped its boundaries with a letter sent to Renton residents on July 2. Last week five people filed complaints with the commission alleging KCLS used public money to sway Renton residents into voting for the Piazza site location on the Proposition 1 ballot measure for the August 7 election. The fact-finding or vetting process is part of standard protocol, according to Lori Anderson, commission spokesperson.

“We’re looking into the allegations and we haven’t made any decisions yet,” Anderson said via a phone interview Wednesday afternoon. Public Disclosure Commission officials will know more in a couple of weeks, she said. Despite the fact that ballots were mailed out this week and any investigation could continue past the Aug. 7 election, there are no internal deadlines or timelines that dictate how the Public Disclosure Commission handles complaints. They try to get complaints resolved within three months, said Anderson. “Regardless of what the outcome of this complaint is, it’s not going to have any affect on the election,”

she said. The process for complaints is that a preliminary investigation is done to ask questions informally and gather information. If the information leads the commission to believe there is merit to the questions raised, then a formal investigation is launched. During the formal investigation people are interviewed under oath and documents can be subpoenaed. Based on that information, a staff report is written and only after that can formal charges be issued. Right now, the complaints made aren’t even at a level where a case number has been assigned, said Anderson. To date Dave and Renate Beedon, Beth Asher, Rosemary Quesen-

berry and Kal Lambert have filed a complaint with the Public Disclosure Commission on this subject. Renton City Council member Randy Corman emailed concerns to the commission and spoke with a staff member about what KCLS could do preceding the election before KCLS sent out the letter. After the letter was sent, Corman contacted the commission again to make sure his concerns were counted with the complaints, Anderson said. His letters, although they aren’t a formal complaint in the commission’s standard format, will be considered along with the other formal complaints, said Anderson. Tracey Compton can be reached at 425-255-3484.

City’s emergency management chief certified gency managers who have received this certification since January, 1993, when the certification was first established. Deborah Needham Recipients of the CEM® certification are selected by a commission of respected professionals in the field of emergency management. Requirements for the emergency management certification program include experience, references, education, training, and contributions to the profession.

As part of the CEM® credential process, Needham was required to complete an extensive credentials package, a management essay, and a written examination. The management essay required recipients to submit a response to a scenario they might face while fulfilling emergency management responsibilities. Needham’s management essay was based upon actual events and things the city utilizes to get important emergency information to the public in the event of major power outages in Renton, including the city maintains 17 neighborhood emergency information centers

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Higher credit rating improves county’s ability to refinance bonds High credit ratings are helping King County lower the cost of borrowing money to fund critical life safety and infrastructure improvements. On Monday, the county sold $94.6 million in bonds to refinance outstanding general obligation (GO) bonds involving Harborview Medi-

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Communities In Schools of Renton (CISR) continues to collect school supplies through the end of the month for local kids. The drive is an effort to get children in the area ready to go back to school, which begins in Renton on Sept. 4. CISR will distribute the collected supplies directly to children in the Renton School District through their family and academic liaisons. The school supply drive runs now through July 31 and drop off sites cover a number of different community organizations and locations. • What's needed: sturdy backpacks, two-inch binders, 24-pack Crayons, markers, pencil boxes and pouches, wide and college-ruled notebook paper, erasers, Fiskars-type scissors, Texas Instruments Scientific calculators, highlighters, USB drives, two-pocket folders, pencil sharpeners, composition books without spirals and notebook dividers. Drop-off locations: Columbia Bank, 333 S.W. 7th Renton City Hall Lobby, 1055 S. Grady Way Renton Community Center, 1715 Maple Valley Highway Valley Medical Center, Main Campus: ER Entrance, Fitness Center pool end Valley Medical Fairwood Primary Care, 14410 S.E. Petrovitsky Road, Suite 104 Valley Medical Highlands Primary Care, 451 Duvall Ave. N.E., Suite 100 Valley Medical North Benson Urgent Care, 10555 S.E. Carr Rd. Building M Valley Medical Urgent Care @ The Landing Walker's Renton Mazda, 200 S. Grady Way Walker's Renton Subaru, 720 Rainier Ave. S.

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he Renton Reporter has consistently maintained that the city should stick by its original plan to build a new library at the Piazza in downtown Renton. There has been nothing new in recent months to change our mind, even a citizens initiative to put the location to a vote. In fact our concerns have deepened, because of the growing costs to renovate the library over the Cedar River. While we strongly support the public’s right to vote on important matters, we also believe strongly that we elect a city council to make important decisions for us and to enter into contracts fully informed and with every intention to honor them. A good reason must exist to set aside contractual relationships, or to at least strain them, especially if doing so will cost the city millions of dollars. We do not dispute that the library over the Cedar River is iconic and much-beloved. But that nostalgia is not a good reason to potentially cost the city extra millions of dollars to renovate that library, when there’s a legitimate, less costly option. From the beginning it’s been clear that in all formal documents Renton’s elected leaders agreed to build two new libraries. And while we don’t agree with her position, Marcie Palmer is the only City Council member through her votes who has steadfastly supported keeping the library over the Cedar River. So, here’s why the core of our position remains the same: • The city’s formal relationship with the King County Library System goes back to July 2009, when it was clearly spelled out that the city would build two replacement libraries for KCLS if annexation should occur. • Renton voters (yes, by a narrow margin) in 2010 decided to annex to the King County Library System, recognizing that the City of Renton could no longer afford to run its own library system when weighed against critical public services. The city’s budget has not fully recovered from the recession. • It was also clear (in the 2010 voters’ pamphlet and elsewhere) at the time of the vote that annexation would mean the city would have to build two new libraries for KCLS. Even if that fact was lost on many voters, it should not have been lost on the five current City Council members who voted for the initial 2009 agreement. • Although the process has been under way for two years, it was only a year ago that a citizens group formed that eventually took several months and an extra effort to put the idea of a public vote before the City Council. It’s at that point the City Council should have stood by the city’s contracts and voted not to put the location to a vote. nfortunately, what’s really missing today is clarity, especially about the cost to renovate the library over the Cedar. That price tag is now $13.1 million, according to KCLS, higher than before; rarely do construction costs go down. The city can’t afford that extra $3.6 million without adding to an $18 million bond issue (more money from taxpayers’ wallets) or negotiating with KCLS for something that’s less than a state-of-the-art library. Renton doesn’t have to go down that road. A library at the Piazza fulfills the goal of the city and KCLS to build a new modern library that will serve Renton for decades. That cost is certain and within the city’s budget. The city honors its contracts. And, the citizens of Renton get to keep that one-of-a-kind building over the Cedar River. Don’t be misled by assertions that it will cost the city $10 million (or more) to upgrade it for another use. That’s only true for a state-of-the-art library. The city could continue using the building right away, with no renovation. When the time is right, it could seek the dollars needed to upgrade for a specific use, just like any other cityowned building.

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The Renton Reporter asked advocates for each of the two sites vying as the location for a downtown Renton in the Aug. 7 election to explain why their option is best. Next week, each will have a chance to rebut the other side’s position.

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Aug. 7 you have the opportunity to vote on a very important issue facing our city: the location of our downtown library, either at the existing over-the-river site or west of the Piazza site. While the current location over the Cedar River is beautiful and nostalgic, here is why the library should be relocated west of the Piazza. First and foremost, if the library is located west of the Piazza downtown, the Cedar River building will not be destroyed, abandoned or sold. It will continue as a public-use building for years to come. At the request of the city, the Liberty Park Library Citizens Steering Committee recommended alternative uses for the building. The most popular recommended were an environmental interpretive center and an arts and cultural center. The committee concluded Laurie Beden the space should be used to enhance our public activities and events. We couldn’t agree more. The beautiful iconic building we all love will stay in use and continue to serve our community and families. Second, the cost of moving the library west of the Piazza will be less than keeping it at the current location. Two professional cost estimates range from more than $10 million to more than $13 million to renovate the overthe-river library. When you begin to tear down walls, you never know what surprises await. Cost overruns due to the complexity of construction over the river, delays for permitting and lawsuits could impact the true cost of keeping the library where it is. The library would be closed an estimated two years during reconstruction.

When voters narrowly annexed our municipal library system with KCLS in 2010, we had been led to believe without KCLS, we would lose our libraries from a lack of funding. This fear of losing something cherished by so many narrowly tipped the scales toward annexation. With motives completely out of step with library services, city administration and KCLS determined that relocating the library into the downtown business district would provide struggling retailers a promised boost in patronage not realized after the Piazza project and parking garage were completed. To address questionable activities and safety surrounding the Metro Transit Center, it’s hoped a library there will curb negative elements currently gnawing at tepid commercial growth. NeiStuart Avery ther motive has anything to do with better library services. Libraries do not drive retail commerce. It’s a flawed solution. Downtown retailers deserve effective solutions to address downtown growth. At 15,000 square feet the proposed west Piazza library will be one-third smaller than the existing 22,237 square foot Cedar River building, and lacks sufficient dedicated parking, leaving patrons to find on-street parking or settle for long walks across the Metro Transit Center to the parking garage. Ask a mom with toddlers how easy will it be to navigate into or out of the west Piazza location, and then compare the response to visiting the current Cedar River location with ample close-in parking. The recent KCLS letter mailed only to Renton’s registered voters lobbies for the west Piazza site, outlining costs contradictory to the thorough cost evaluations vetted and confirmed by the city. The inflated KCLS figures include expenses not part of the city’s responsibilities, based on estimates not acknowledged nor validated by the city administration. KCLS clearly has their preference but not because of concerns for Renton’s needs. How many of you thought annexation would improve our downtown library, not shrink it to a cookie-cutter Kiosk branch? This marginalizes the importance of our library, which in great societies are focal points for their communities. When overall costs are compared, the Cedar River location remains the longterm bargain representing steps forward in serving our community. If voters choose west Piazza, the city will then be required to renovate the vacated Cedar River building for “alternate public use.” Those renova-

Why cost is important The City of Renton issued $18 million in bonds to build TWO libraries: the new 15,000-square-foot Highlands branch and a new downtown branch. The Piazza site is budgeted at $9.1 million and the Highlands is budgeted at $10.1 million. The more it costs to renovate the Cedar River library, the larger the impact on the funds available for the TWO libraries. The city has spent $1 million in land acquisition and design fees already, leaving only $17 million to cover $23.3 million if the over-the-river library is retained! The need to “value engineer,” or cut corners, for the two buildings will result in barebones facilities compared to what would be available with the original budget. Voting for west-of-the-Piazza location, Renton citizens will have two 21st-century libraries AND retain the over the river building for little [ more piazza page 7 ]

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Letters to the editor Cedar River library makes unfunded cost go away Library costs cited in the KCLS letter of July 2, 2012, should not sway Renton voters, who have final say on site selection. “Hard costs” (from supporting documents cited by Bill Ptacek’s letter) are: • $8.1 million for Cedar River upgrade (22,500 square feet), • $10 million for the Big5/Piazza site (15,000 square feet). In his letter, Director Ptacek of KCLS included $5 million in “soft costs” for Cedar River work, and thus somewhat wishfully reports a total project cost of $13.1 million. The actual cost is a work in progress, a test

of wills in progress between the council and the county and can be whittled down. The Renton Reporter (in a Jan. 22, 2010, article titled “KCLS Asking for More Money”) reported, “KCLS has a troubled past in terms of campaign behaviors. In 2005, the state PDC determined that the organization, under the guidance of Ptacek, used $124,000 in library resources to promote a 2004 [measure, whereas …] state law prohibits the use of public facilities in election campaigns.” Ptacek’s mass mailing to Renton voters cost KCLS $10,000, so far. The 2010 KCLS/Renton library measure passed by 53 out of 12,760 votes cast (out of 45,000 registered voters); thus a shift in a few votes due to Ptacek’s letter could irreparably alter Renton’s future. We should not let that

Cedar library is already an environmental center [ Cedar from page 6] tions will require the same permitting, same seismic retrofits and modernization and would likely cost the same amount as moving the library will cost. That leaves Renton taxpayers holding the bill for TWO downtown construction projects, not one. Further, the ongoing operational costs would then be borne by the city, where as the library operational costs are borne by KCLS. Because of the required “repurposing,” moving the library is expected to double our costs, without revenues earmarked to pay for it, ultimately resulting in higher taxes and less library. The Cedar River Library is a destination location. It’s already a great environmental interpretive center, bringing people into our city from surrounding communities to watch salmon migrate or simply enjoy the

peaceful beauty of the Cedar River. With mature landscapes, wide open spaces, close proximity to retailers, curb-side public transportation, walking and biking trails, and countless other recreational opportunities, there really is no better place. Make no mistake: if voters choose the Cedar River location, Renton will get a state-of-the-art library which will proudly serve the community as a flagship KCLS branch, without a need to then repurpose the building at additional expense and ongoing operational costs. Please consider your choice carefully. Renton voters have been given a rare second chance. You have an opportunity now, which you were denied before. Please mark your ballot “Over the Cedar River.”

happen; Renton volunteers worked hard to gather signatures for Proposition 1. Big 5/Piazza costs (above) include buildout plus $1 million for consultants and site acquisition, plus negotiated fees to KCLS. Cedar River costs (above) include renovation, seismic retrofit, contractor markup, non-binding improvements proposed by KCLS, but not negotiable fees to KCLS. However, costs for Cedar River renovation, which might total $6.7 million if the building is repurposed, cannot be ignored, they are an unfunded liability on the city’s books, and only passing Proposition 1 makes them go away!

Kal Lambert Renton

KCLS study doesn’t give us pertinent information Well, isn’t it just lovely that the director of the King County Library System, Bill Ptacek, is so concerned about the citizens of Renton’s financial business that he sent out letters to his “neighbors.” He tells us he directed the Miller-Hull architectural firm to do an “in-depth investigation” on our behalf and they concluded that renovating the Cedar River Library will cost more

than building a smaller one in downtown Renton. However, Neighbor Bill and his architectural firm’s in-depth investigation into “cost considerations” has failed to provide financial information the rest of us “neighbors” might find pertinent. KCLS is responsible for all the things that would make the building a library (shelves, books, computers, etc.) while Renton is responsible for the building itself. We sold bonds to provide the money for the libraries but as far as I know there has been no provision to fund an environmental center. Neighbor Bill says it would cost $13.1 million to update the Cedar River Library for use as a library. Wouldn’t the Cedar River building need essentially much the same updating for use as an environmental center? If the building needs a new roof to be a library, it’ll need a new roof to become an environmental center, for instance. Where is that money going to come from? Once any renovations are finished, how much money will we need to design and create an environmental center? Where will the money come? How much money will Renton need per year to staff and maintain an environmental [ more letters page 8 ]

Before there were video games, there were skipping stones.

Stuart Avery is a spokesman for the Citizens for the Cedar River Library.

The west Piazza site provides easy access for all [ PIAZZA from page 6] more than the approximate cost to renovate the existing structure.

Location, location, The highly visible site west of the Piazza provides easy and equal access for all. It will help revitalize downtown Renton. Three new small businesses have recently located nearby in anticipation of the new Piazza library. The site is located close to the transit core, maximizing access to public transportation and there is ample parking: 40 onsite spots plus on-street parking and over 500 parking spots in the nearby parking garage. The Piazza site is close to community

events and downtown businesses, such as the farmers market, car show and holiday celebrations. It is also close to two schools and offers much-needed services to Renton High School and St. Anthony’s students. The Cedar River building is a source of Renton pride and we appreciate the passion surrounding this issue. We as Renton citizens are voting not only for ourselves, but for generations to come. The Cedar River building will remain over the river. We need the library relocated downtown, west of the Piazza, to ensure that every generation will have equal access to stateof-the-art library services at a price Renton can afford.

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center? Once again, as far as I can see, no money is available for that purpose either. Maybe Neighbor Bill didn’t include this information because his architectural firm’s investigation wasn’t “in-depth” enough or maybe he just doesn’t care to share. Whatever the reason, I’m unimpressed by his efforts and annoyed by his obviously biased, completely worthless “neighborly” letter. I suspect the powers that be are trying to finagle a 3-fer – two new libraries plus an environmental center – without being up front about the costs. There’s no doubt in my mind that the current

www.rentonreporter.com location of the Cedar River Library is clearly the best aesthetic choice for a library. Even if it does cost more to keep the library at the Cedar River location, in my opinion, it’s worth it. I suspect, however, that if all the facts were known it very well may be that it would be Renton’s clear financial choice as well.

Carol and Jon Hildrum Renton

The right deal The King County Library System recently mailed out a letter to Renton homeowners; to share information they have received from an independent firm they contracted with to help establish an estimate for what it will

cost taxpayers to rebuild the existing library over the Cedar River. As predicted, the cost to duplicate what the City Council authorized to be built at the former BIG 5 site will be several million dollars more, which taxpayers would likely be required to pay. Some supporters of retaining the library over the river are already challenging this report and the credibility of KCLS staff in regard to their warnings that the Cedar River site is not optimum for a new library facility for a multitude of reasons. Meanwhile, we’re hearing unsupported comments that the site near the Piazza will have

fewer parking spots available (there are dozens of parking spaces on the street, 40 slots at site, and a six-floor parking garage within feet of the proposed new library), and that the area is unsafe, despite the fact that the city now has more than 20 police officers stationed in the parking garage. There is no question that the existing library over the river is special for any public amenity. But it’s important for voters to understand a few facts while selected the best spot. The new location near the Piazza will: Save millions in taxpayer dollars. We are obligated to build a state-of-the-art library regardless of the lo-

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$18 million in Renton bonds paying for the two libraries [ library from page 1] sition 1. It was hotly debated by the Renton City Council; council members opted not to include a cost figure for each option in the ballot title’s 75 words. The figures are included in the longer Explanatory Statement in the Voters’ Pamphlet. The $9.3 million figure is there, but the figure for the Cedar River library renovation is $10.1 million, one of the earlier estimates. Law said in an interview he would have preferred a reference to construction costs in the ballot title’s wording, so that taxpayers could have answered specifically which library they were willing to pay for. Renton’s taxpayers are paying for the construction of the new libraries downtown and in the Highlands from the proceeds of an $18 million bond issue, under the agreement with KCLS. KCLS will own and operate both libraries and is taking the lead in developing the budgets and managing construction. About $1 million has already been spent to buy the Big 5 site next to the Piazza and for design work for the library there. Right now, there’s not enough money from those bonds to pay for a $13.1 million renovation of the Cedar River library, said Law. The City Council would have options to make up what KCLS says is a $3.6 million shortfall, he said. Those options could include extending the bond or sitting down with KCLS to talk about the library’s design, he said. “Anti KCLS people will want you to believe that they (KCLS) are just pulling numbers out of the air and that’s unfortunate because I don’t think that’s really the

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than the library over the Cedar. “This should come as no surprise to Renton voters,” he said. “Both intuitively and logically it makes sense that it will be more costly to build over a river.” Still, the KCLS estimates have raised questions from the public. For example, the library system paid $60,000 for the Miller-Hull study in June that determined the higher costs to renovate the Cedar library, according to Greg Smith, the system’s facilities director. KCLS also paid for the printing and mailing of the July 2 letter KCLS sent to Renton residents explaining the results of that study. None of those costs will be passed on to Renton. Renton City Council member Randy Corman, in his private blog, wondered whether Renton’s taxpayers were paying for the study, as it was included in KCLS’s budget detail. That line item is not the Miller-Hull study, Smith said, but it’s a site feasibility study that would be done at the Cedar library. Corman also pointed out that it appeared that KCLS was adding in construction and design contingencies that already were included in the Miller-Hull construction-cost estimate done by Roen Associates. However, Smith with KCLS said the Roen contingencies are used to help estimate costs for materials that haven’t been firmed up yet, including the effect of inflation, and design work that is still under way. Once KCLS receives a final cost estimate for design and construction, it will add a 10 percent contingency on construction costs and 5 percent on design costs to cover change orders and other unexpected costs to come up with a final figure, Smith said.

The current KCLS estimate includes those contingencies on Roen’s current construction estimate of $8.1 million, he said. Ptacek, the KCLS director, said he doesn’t dispute earlier cost estimates because now the library system has a better understanding of the “level of development” that it’s estimating costs for. KCLS designs and builds its libraries to a standard “level of quality” in terms of operations, material and longevity, a standard it would meet at the Cedar library, Ptacek said. “Our biggest interest in this whole thing is making sure wherever it (a library) is, is that it meets that quality. We don’t want a library that’s going to fall apart, that it’s going to function well,” he said. The Cedar renovation is “basically gutting the building and making sure that it is structurally sound to support library operations throughout the building,” he said. Right now, Ptacek can’t say when a renovated library over the Cedar River would reopen. KCLS would go through the same public design process as was done with the Piazza library. The city would need to issue permits and then demolition and then reconstruction would occur, but work can’t occur when fish are in the river. “We don’t really know how long it would take,” he said of construction. It takes KCLS about a year to build a library once permits are obtained and a contractor hired. KCLS is behind schedule on the Piazza site, although design work is continuing as the library system does more investigation of the Cedar library. The Piazza library could open in early 2014, Ptacek said.

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CATZ trainer Anya Tronson, right, with Olympic beach volleyball player Misty May-Treanor. submitted the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. May-Treanor was impressed with the variety of the workouts with Tronson, and the fact that Tronson was in there, working out with her. “Anya worked out right beside me, which made our sessions much more intense because she never stopped pushing,” May-Treanor said in her book. “She’s a fivefoot-four dynamo, whose nickname is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. She packs a big wallop, moving from on exercise to the next, mixing card, sprints, core, agility, and strength.” It’s high praise coming from an athlete like MayTreanor, who holds the

women’s record for most career tournament victories, at 110. May-Treanor and her partner Kerri Walsh are also the only beach volleyball team to ever repeat as Olympic gold medalists (2004, 2008). Tronson was fortunate enough to be able to go to Beijing with May-Treanor for the Olympics in 2008, but she won’t be able to travel to London this year. She traveled to Los Angeles to train with May-Treanor for a week before the Olympics and will send along workouts. When May-Treanor competes, Tronson will be watching on TV, a nervous experience. “Getting through the qualifying rounds if the

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is a Master Arts Plan with long-term goals for Renton? One of the groups formed out of this plan is the Galvanizing Arts Project. The team has been meeting for several months now to come up with a major galvanizing art project for Renton. After much brainstorming and review, the group settled on a lighting theme. The idea is to come up with a major artistic lighting project to brighten our city and show our creative side from the freeways. The group would like your feedback to help make this dream a reality. Come and sign up for the Chalk Art Contest at Renton River Days, sponsored by Allied Arts of Renton. Also, Mark your calendar for the Renton Fall Arts Equinox, Sept. 20, 6 – 8 p.m. The

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most inspiring people who are proud of their community and many creative artists and arts supporters who are working hard to make a difference. I think it’s time for Renton to start bragging. There is a rich, cultural environment here that is worth bragging about! I am starting this blog to get the word out. I plan to use this forum in several ways. I am looking for local artists with inspirational stories to tell. What odds have you overcome? Share your talents with us. I also want everyone to know how many exciting events and exhibits that Renton has to offer – from musical performances, to art exhibits, to performing arts and film festivals. Did you know that there

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The Renton Reporter today introduces a new arts blog, Renton’s Creative Side, by Jaris English of Renton, who has served on Allied Arts and the Renton Municipal Arts Commision. You can read her blog at RentonReporter. com. Most of my early years, I spent trying to decide if I would be an artist or a writer when I grew up. When I was 15 in a high school career class, we were to interview someone in the field we had chosen. I had decided on journalism. I set up an appointment at the local newspaper in Sunnyvale, Calif. The middle-aged reporter spoke gruffly to me, “Well little lady, the newspaper business is no place for a woman!” Although I continued to write poetry and prose, I gave up any dreams about journalism. Concentrating on art, I studied graphic design and business management and spent many years working as an illustrator, designer, and then as a marketing communications manager. My last position before retiring was as a public relations manager. In these positions, I was able to combine my love of art and writing. Three years ago, as a retired woman in her 60s, and after having lived in California since the 1950s, I moved with my daughter and young grandson to Renton. I loved everything about the

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theme is “Reflections,” and you’ll have a chance to find your experience reflected in the Renton arts scene. Sample local music, theater, film, visual arts, and dance, and make a video about the future of culture in Renton! The event will be held at the Renton History Museum, 235 Mill Ave. S. For more information,

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CROSSWORD PUZZLE

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