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Bothell man returns to his passion at age 93, the car industry BY SARAH KEHOE firstname.lastname@example.org
othell resident Lloyd Ness was 15 years old when he discovered a love for cars. “I bought a (Ford) Model
T Convertible for $15 and driving it around was the best feeling in the world,” he said. “I got pulled over for speeding around Green Lake and my dad made me return the car.” That didn’t stop Ness.
“My dad thought I was taking the bus to school, but what I was really doing was buying cars for $10, fixing them up and driving them to school,” he said. “Then I would sell those cars for $15.”
Ness also participated in illegal street racing, which resulted in traffic tickets, a fine and 40 days without a license. “This proves I wasn’t afraid of the law,” he said, winking. “But, getting bust-
ed forced me to rethink my decisions and to get more serious about my future.” Ness had a number of odd jobs before securing a job as a sales manager for Brooks Biddle Automotive, where he stayed for 30 years
before retiring at age 78. This month, he returned to work for Biddle. “I just missed it,” he said. “John (Biddle) called me up and said he needed some help and I said ok.” [ more CAREER page 6 ]
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Girls from the Washington School of Dance in Bothell attend the city of Kenmore tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 6 which also included a visit from Santa. COURTESY OF HESTON PHOTOGRAPHY
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Bothell boy’s Facebook page reunites owners with lost pets
hen 11-year-old Chance Hampton saw a “lost dog” sign posted in his local neighborhood in Bothell last April, he decided to do something about it. That’s how the “I Lost My Dog – Bothell” Facebook page was born. Chance said he wanted to do something for the people in his community to make it easier for them to “find their dogs, or help someone else’s dog find its way home.” Chance’s parents, Kelly and Jason, fully supported Chance’s idea. “I thought it was a great idea and I wanted to encourage him to do this. It’s good for him and good for the community,” Kelly said. Chance and his parents decided that a Facebook page would be the best way to get the word out to people since it’s more community-oriented. He said that the information on his page is gathered from a combination of people posting on the page and other sources, like the local animal
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shelter. “We sometimes look on Craigslist and around the neighborhood, finding signs and stuff,” Chance said. “We take a picture and type up the information and post it on the site.” If someone posts their own information or picture about a lost or found dog on the Facebook page, Chance said that he reposts the information and/or picture so that more people will see it. To inform people about the Facebook page, Chance and his parents went around their neighborhood passing out fliers with directions explaining how to find and like the page. Some people even offered to help pass out fliers in their own neighborhoods. “I also got some business cards, and I go to shops and ask if I can put the cards in the shop,” Chance said. It’s a lot of work, but Chance said it’s pretty easy to handle running the Facebook page with the help of his parents. “I realized people were surprised that I was 11 and doing this,” he said. A dog, Spartan, was recently reunited with its family because of Chance’s page.
at marijuana applications with the same zoning rules planned to make that decithey do for any other busision if his application was ness. accepted. “We haven’t enacted or “I am mostly interested made any new changes in small seedlings,” Bures specifically for marijuana said. “I want to make it commercially viable; I hope businesses,” he said. “We have reviewed five applicato treat this as a side busitions so far and none that ness, a way to make a little we’ve seen are in a properly extra money.” zoned station or if they are, Bures got the idea to try they are constrained by growing marijuana from a the buffers established by small garden he created in Initiative 502.” his backyard. There have been no ap“I planted a few tomato plications for marijuana seeds and got to watch producers or processors them grow,” he said. “It’s always fun to try new things.” filed within the Kenmore City limits, thus far. Milke Al of AweThe marijuana some Green says law, approved by despite listing his BOTHELL voters in Novemhome address in ber 2012, does not his application for specify whether the a marijuana retail grow farms must be license, he would be indoors, or if farmland selling marijuana at a buildcould be plowed over and ing in Seattle. marijuana seeds planted. “I have many businesses The only requirement is and thought this would be marijuana be grown ina great new business,” Al state, in a secure location said. “There are so many people applying for licenses at least 1,000 feet from a school, park, transit center though, so I am not completely hopeful mine will be or child-care facility. Other Washington State accepted.” Liquor Control Board rules City of Bothell attorney include an outlaw on home Joe Beck said for the city occupational marijuana to review the applications, they need to know the exact businesses, a limit on retail advertisements to about location of the proposed 11-square feet, licenses will business. “Given the buffer require- not be issued to people with extensive criminal ment, I have a hard time imagining a scenario where backgrounds, marijuana may not be consumed on the state could review and/ or approve a license without the premises and businesses must operate between 8 that information,” Beck a.m. and 12 a.m. Stores and said. “Without the exact lomanufacturing offices need cation information the city alarms, surveillance camwill object to any license eras and liability insurance, being issued by the state as well. and ask that it be denied.” Liquor Control Board Beck stated the city looks
Communications spokesperson Mikhail Carpenter said applicants don’t need to have the exact location secured before applying, but should have the desired address in place and be in discussion with a landlord about purchasing the property. People can go in and make changes to their applications at any time. The Liquor Control Board says it has received 1,696 applications state wide from people seeking permission to grow, process or sell cannabis under the new recreational marijuana law. Of the applications received so far, 794 are for growing licenses, 579 are for processing licenses and 323 are for retailing licenses. The state isn’t capping the number of growers or processors, but says it will only allow 334 pot shops statewide. The application window opened Nov. 18 and will close on Dec. 20. According to Bothell city officials, no other applicants have filed thus far. The Liquor Control Board will accept public comment on the proposed licenses and comments should include the trade name, license number and address of the business (available at www.liq. wa.gov/records/frequentlyrequested-lists) and can be sent to Washington State Liquor Control Board, Licensing and Regulation, PO Box 43098, Olympia, WA 98504-3098.
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The post about Spartan missing was seen by 12,568 people and shared 360 times. The page, to date, has 569 likes. People who have liked the page can see the posts and share them to spread the word to more people. Chance recalled a post about a lost chocolate lab named Maddy. “It got over 11,000 views, just on that one dog,” he said. Jason said that during the summer, Chance wanted to do a Humane Society camp. It was full, but when they found out about Chance’s Facebook page, they made an exception. Jason said this is a good lesson for Chance. “Sometimes, if you work really hard, you’ll get opportunities that you may not have gotten otherwise,” he said. “In other words, hard work pays off.” Chance hopes to continue running the Facebook page for as long as possible, and to continue increasing his audience with more likes. “At first, my goal was to get 500 likes, and now I’m at 569,” he said. “My new goal is to get 1,000.”
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was overjoyed when the staff of the Bothell/ Kenmore Reporter contacted me with the idea of tracking my progress on Christmas Eve. Being in my position, it is difficult to let people know where I am going. It is extremely important because air traffic controllers are the only ones that can see my sleigh. Plus, Twitter is so impersonal. It is not a very well known fact, but I am not able to use the ‘spirit’ of Christmas to get down chimneys without kids being asleep first. It is imperative I get this information to families so that kids are asleep when I get to their house. Letting you, the children, know when I will arrive is very important. Most kids understand that they must be in bed and asleep in order for me to drop off the goodies and see their beautiful tree. I do get a few inquisitive tykes that ness” is more of a labor of love than a job. But try to stay up and hear my sleigh bells ring but it Mrs. Claus and I do enjoy Tahiti on January 3. just delays the inevitable. We were told that the Since most kids have weather for the trip to Bothaccess to a computer now, ell and Kenmore on Christwebsites are normally the mas Eve won’t be as good best way to keep in touch. I as last year. Landing in the am not always the best for snow is always easier for my Facebook or even keeping reindeer and sleigh. Having up with my email, but the snow on Christmas is nice elves are able to keep things but the holiday is not about moving on the Internet. I snow or presents, it is about will call in to Reporter staff being with your family. But at 2, 4, 6 and 8 p.m. and they presents are nice too. will let you know how my The elves have done an trip is going at www.bothelloutstanding job this year reporter.com. The final post of gathering all the letters, will not tell you exactly when making toys and being in I will arrive at your house contact with toy companies because there are an awful from around the world. I still lot of houses in Washington Santa Claus will return to Kenmore on enjoy a good wooden train state. It will give you a sense Christmas Eve after attending the tree of how the trip is going and lighting in early December. COURTESY OF HESTON but I can understand the lure of Furby, Sofia Doll or prepare you for a nice rest. PHOTOGRAPHY a video game. I just love toy Oh, I always enjoy visiting testing. Bothell and Kenmore and My wife and I really enjoyed our trip to Bothell Washington, it is one of my favorite places to and Kenmore and the tree lighting ceremony. visit, even when I am not “working.” My “busi-
Mrs. Claus and I really appreciated the opportunity to take some pictures with all the children and adults who came out to visit. I have made many visits to your area in the past month. I love being able to speak with all the children prior to my visit on Christmas Eve. It gives me a chance to find out what you might want for Christmas and see how much you have grown. Of course, we were also able to stop by Macy’s and get some Frangos, which always makes Blitzen happy. For the most part, Bothell and Kenmore children have been good this year. There are some on the naughty list, but I am informed that the load of coal is down from last year, which is always a good sign. Homework and chores have been pretty good overall but we must remember to listen to our parents and try to help others. I hope you enjoy the updates of my trip to Bothell and Kenmore and are able to spend a lot of time with family next week. Being with the ones you love is what the holiday season is all about, and maybe a few presents mixed in. Oh yeah, I want to say thank you in advance for the cookies and milk and the reindeer always enjoy the carrots. Have a Merry Christmas. Sincerely, Mr. C
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I found your Dec. 6 article about the Foggy Noggin to be a little distasteful. The Foggy Noggin is a very small business that is run out of a garage in a nice residential neighborhood where at least half of the surrounding neighbors have expressed concern about their activities. Asking their customers to bring donated food items for Northwest Harvest is one thing, but to invite children to a beer tasting party to see Santa Claus is crossing the line. One of Foggy Noggin’s impaired customers nearly hit a disabled neighbor who was at their mail box, and then was heard laughing by a witness as they went by. The Foggy Noggin might as well hire Billy Bob Thornton who played in Bad Santa, because that’s about what it’s going to represent.
With a full-time job, family and house in Bothell to take care of, it’s a challenge to find time to keep up with local government. Thanks to the Reporter for making it easy to keep up with latest developments. There are two issues in the recent news that make me feel like the city council and staff are letting the residents down. The first, how can a new City Hall cost $42 million? Doesn’t this sound a bit expensive? Like, by a factor of 10. The second, how could we let the McMenamins twist the pool deal around. I agree with Tris Samberg that the people of Bothell were led to believe the pool would be restored to its original function. Time to step up Bothell and set the McMenamins straight.
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I am responding to the article about the State Parks and the St. Edward seminary, which ran in the Kenmore Reporter on Dec. 6. The State Parks and Recreation Commission’s Virginia Painter is revising history with her statement that the McMenamins weren’t interested in pursuing the seminary. The fact that McMenamins is opening a destination facility in Northshore demonstrates their desire to be located here. There were numerous hearings regarding the seminary location but it was vigorously opposed by a few bicyclists and play field advocates who sunk the McMenamins’ project because “drunk visitors would run over children” and the city bought into that argument. The seminary had wonderful stories to tell and there was no better way to do that than through a McMenamins’ lodging venue...the ghosts, the seminarians...so many stories. Kenmore could have been a destination. Instead, we continue to sit on the sidelines.
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Canyon Park students spread kindness to peers this movement and have really run with it.” The students said an he atmosphere at inspirational speaker Canyon Park Junamed Houston Craft nior High has been who came to the school very different this week. this month gave them the “The energy at school idea for kindness week. has been super positive,” “He did a skit where said Ryan Moore, 14. “For he put on these glasses the first time, many of and then was able to us are stopping to talk to see peoples’ struggles,” people we never talked explained Drew Clark, 15. to before and really ask “It got us thinking that them how they’re doing.” maybe a lot of students Moore and his felwere going through low students in the some hard times SPREADING that we didn’t leadership class created a kindness know about.” week called “Catch Discussing the Kindness Virus” Craft’s performance in an effort to promade the students realmote positive treatment ize they all had something of each other and help in common. school culture and safety. “We have all felt bullied The students wrote plans or picked on for some for each teacher, showed reason,” said Lauren a school-wide video for Johnson, 15. “It’s usually teachers to discuss in not physical bullying, but their classrooms and verbal and that can really created morale-boosting affect someone not only activities at lunch for evnow, but in their future. If eryone to feel included. you say someone is ugly “The students here are or needs to lose weight, really responding and we that can cause them to are abuzz or infected with have problems.” kindness,” said Whitney The students didn’t Connors, leadership want their message to be teacher. “They thought up about bullying. BY SARAH KEHOE
“Doing an anti-bullying campaign is sort of negative,” said Olivia Sablan. “It tells students what not to do. We wanted to focus on the positive message of kindness where we told them ways they could express that.” One example the leadership students gave on how to show kindness, was to talk to someone new. “There are lots of students out there that are great people, but they are often alone because they are either shy or different,” Moore said. “We want to encourage each other to approach those people and to get to know their story.” Leadership students created an exercise for each class to do where a student anonymously wrote down one thing they are proud of and one thing they struggle with. Their responses get placed on a white board for people to read. Some wrote down they were struggling with grades, others confessed they were being abused by a parent or relative.
Canyon Park Junior High’s student leaders put together a kindess week where they encouraged their classmates to be kind to one another through various activities. SARAH KEHOE, Bothell/Kenmore Reporter “This really showed us that people are going through stuff all the time and often they don’t want to or can’t express their struggles,” Johnson said. “We hope this made people want to get to know each other and be there for each other.” Connors said her leadership students ended up having an effect on their teachers as well. “During this week, every second-period teacher has participated in the ac-
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tivities that the kids have planned,” Connors said. “As the week has gone on, teachers have come running up to me to tell me the amazing connections that they are having in class. This week is bridging the gap between students and teachers to form one cohesive community at Canyon Park.” The leadership students said they want to be responsible for creating a
chain reaction of kindness acts. “We don’t want students to stop being kind to each other after this week is over,” Moore said. “We want to encourage each other to be kind all the time. We want to promote what we are doing so that maybe kids at other schools will hear about the kindness movement and want to take it to their school as well.”
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New mural in Bothell’s Main Street brings city’s history to life
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John Biddle, president of Brooks Biddle Automotive, said he and his coworkers decided Ness would be a great addition to their team. “Even after Lloyd retired he would stop by the shop to say ‘hi’ and it just brightened everyone’s day,” Biddle said. “On the weekends we get busy and don’t have enough sales people, so our manager brought up the possibility of bringing in Lloyd to help us out. He is so passionate about cars and so knowledgeable.” Ness has sold at least
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“The historical scene gives a vision of nearby hills depicting a good end to a hard day’s work,” Linda Dorsey wrote in an email to the Reporter. “Featured is a team of four horses and loggers that pulled a large wagon loaded with logs out of the woods, to be left at the lumber mill. [It is] just another glimpse into our past, yet preserved on old Main Street, in the heart of downtown Bothell.” The Logsdon Building has a long and rich history of its own. Dexter’s Cafe was the original business in the building from 1911-1918. Harry Given and Hugh Stevenson opened a meat market. Given was the sole owner by 1922 and around 20 years later Vern Keener expanded the original Dexter’s Cafe building to
one car each day he’s worked. “People just love him,” Biddle said. “He’s always helping others. He’s just an inspirational character for our city.” During his career, Ness worked for at least three other new-car dealers in the Puget Sound area. He has a room in his home full of trophies for being the top selling salesman. “I think I am successful because I have never tried to oversell anyone or misrepresent a car,” Ness said. “I tell it like it is.” Ness recalls selling four convertibles in one day. “I remember I had sold
three and then was sitting around waiting for customers to show up when I spotted a soldier standing across the street,” he said. Ness motioned for the man to come over. “I says, ‘Hey soldier, get over here I got something for you,’” he said. “I showed him a new convertible we’d just gotten in and he was sold; he wanted to take it out of that parking lot right then and there.” Ness has noticed a big difference in customers that come to the dealership now than in previous years. “They come in with
computers on their phones and all this information about the car they think they want,” he said. “You have to be way more technical with customers now.” In addition to working at Biddle, Ness volunteers at the Northshore Senior Center, working at the coffee shop, sweeping outside and doing other tasks as needed. “I’ve seen him in action at 7 a.m. and I believe he is the most productive landscape worker they’ve got,” said his friend Ed Lincoln. “Even though he is in his 90’s, it is obvious he is not slowing down.”
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Jan. 29. Arrowhead will hold parent tours at 9:45 a.m. on Jan. 22 and Feb. 3. Fernwood will hold parent tours March 3 and 10. Call the Fernwood main office at (425) 4084500 to register. Lockwood will hold parent tours at 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 22. Woodmoor will hold parent tours at 10 a.m. on Feb. 11 or 1 p.m. on Feb. 27. Call the Woodmoor main
office to sign up for a tour at (425) 408-5600. If a parent tour time was not listed, it may not be available yet.
The Logsdon Building in downtown Bothell receive a new look with a historical feel. LINDA DORSEY, Contributed photo open a meat market, deli, fruit and vegetable store. In 1976, Max and Lynn Logsdon purchased the
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It is easy to forget about Bothell’s 104 year history with all the construction projects in the downtown core. At the heart of that history is Main Street and its many family-run shops and businesses. A new mural on the façade of Bothell Main Street Antiques depicts the logging industry during the early days of the city and aims to take customers back in time amidst the bulldozers and cranes just a few blocks away. “Bothell has a strong and rich heritage,” said Linda Dorsey, who owns the business with her husband Tom. “The city of Bothell is under new construction and it is important to remember and appreciate the historical
downtown heart of Bothell, where it all began.” Lynn Logsdon, who owns the Logsdon Building where the antique store is located, gave permission for the mural to be put up. She is also a long time Bothell resident. “We talked with the building owner and she was very enthusiastic about it,” said Dorsey. “She thought it was a good idea for it to have to do with logging.” The 30-foot mural was created by the Dorsey’s son Ryan, who also grew up in Bothell and graduated from Bothell High School. “July through November it was spread out in our front yard,” said Linda Dorsey. “We have had an overwhelming response.” Ryan Dorsey painted the mural by hand.
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Brad Smith eyed the crowd, stretched his arms out, opened his hands and smiled. He acknowledged the members of the Washington STEM board in front of him and likened them to an army, fighting on the front lines to bring science, technology, engineering and math education to the forefront for all students. “We have an opportunity, I believe, to become the first state in the country that gets computer science into every high school,” said Smith, Microsoft’s executive vice president and general counsel, Legal and Corporate Affairs. “(We need to) create the right kinds of incentives and provide training for teachers and let the word spread about the opportunities that this will create.” Smith, Gov. Jay Inslee and 2013 National Teacher of the Year Jeff Charbonneau from Zillah High School were a handful of keynote speakers at Washington STEM’s second annual STEM Summit on Monday on Microsoft’s Redmond campus. More than 300 participants, which included educators, students, businesses and community
leaders, attended the summit. Washington STEM — a nonprofit launched in March 2011 — advocated successfully for improvement in STEM education in 2013. The Legislature passed, and Inslee signed into law, the comprehensive STEM education initiative, which includes creation of a STEM Education Innovation Alliance and a STEM Benchmark Report Card. Inslee, who sat in on a question-and-answer session with McKinstry CEO Dean Allen, said his Christmas wish list includes companies providing mentoring and internships so that students will get excited about STEMrelated fields. The governor feels that one of “our greatest hidden challenges” is getting students to recognize why STEM is important in their lives. To achieve this, there needs to be stellar instruction and curriculum and access to things like DNA sequencing machines, which Seattle’s Cleveland High School students are working on thanks to a federal grant, Inslee said. “I want to thank you for what you’re doing. It’s made a big impact. I think we’re moving the needle on this thing,” the governor told the
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crowd. “I would ask all of you (business leaders) to look for ways to try to get your experience to share with a student somewhere, because it’s going to do great things to get them to follow you.” But there’s more work to be done, Inslee added, including lowering the state high school dropout rate and helping high school graduates financially to reach into the college realm to achieve their STEM dreams.
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speaker on Monday, said that taking a computer science class furthered her interest in the medical field. She’s dreamt of being a doctor since childhood and she’s taking large steps toward that goal. “I want to become a doctor that uses technology and medicine,” she said following the keynote speeches. “You can create apps that can help you find a person’s tumors, you can create programs that help you get the medical history of a person within one touch.” Charbonneau said he teaches “the hard classes” — chemistry, physics and engineering — at Zillah, but
what he really strives to teach is confidence. “I started asking students what they wanted to learn about,” he said about what areas of those three classes were on the students’ minds. The Zillah students wanted to learn about robotics, so Charbonneau got some kits and they started investigating that area of engineering. Later, the teacher and some parents raised more than $25,000, bought 100 kits and offered them for free to any school in Washington that was up for delving into robotics. “If you’re a kid, you should have access to STEM-related materials no matter where you are,” said Charbonneau, whose sixth annual Zillah Robot Challenge competition will take place this Saturday with more than 300 students from 43 high schools. “People say, ‘Oh OK, so you’re the robot teacher? You know how to teach (robotics)?’” he added. “I don’t have a clue. I don’t know how to program these things. Who the experts are are the students, and that’s the way it should be.”
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Northshore School District provides safety information for snowy weather Winter weather is expected this month and Northshore School District staff want parents and students to be prepared for road conditions. King County Road Service Division announced it will only plow or sand 10 percent of the county roads in a county-wide snow and ice event, which is a two-thirds reduction from a few years ago. Current county maps show there
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June of 2013, members entered into a purchase and sale agreement with the Benaroya Company and Real Property Investors (BCC-RPI) for the lower, commercial portion of the Kenmore Village property. The agreement included a 6-month due diligence period, during which BCC-RPI could evaluate the property and seek tenant interest in the property. “Although we did see tenant interest in the property, including medical office, we were not able to secure enough tenants during the due diligence period to justify purchasing the property,” said Mike McKernan of BCC-RPI. “We have enjoyed working with the city and wish them the best
as they continue in their efforts toward the city’s downtown goals and vision.” The due diligence period has recently expired, and neither BCC-RPI nor the city has elected to extend the agreement or move forward to closing. While the city continues to stay in communication with BCC-RPI, the city also now has the ability to reach out to other potential buyers, including those that made offers on the property earlier this year. “Our working relationship with BCC-RPI continues to be amicable, and our communication lines are open,” Karlinsey said. “We are appreciative of the work and due diligence that BCC-RPI has done on the property. Thanks to their work, we know even more about the property and its market potential.” Karlinsey and the real estate broker, Colliers International, Inc., will review its list of offers on the property received earlier this year and assess the interest level of one or more of those buyers. The city will provide a verbal update and make recommendations for next steps to the council at a public meeting in January or the first part of February 2014. “Given the strong buyer interest in the property that we saw earlier this year and the improvement of the overall economy, we remain very optimistic,” Baker said. “We continue to hold fast to our goals for the downtown, including creating a sense of place and a signature ‘town green’ in Kenmore Village that will create a special public gathering place.” The development agreement and other documents are available for review on the city’s website at www.kenmorewa.gov/downtown. For questions, contact Associate Planner Andrew Bauer at 425-398-8900 or abauer@ kenmorewa.gov.
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