October 23, 2013
Secretary Association endorses Marci Busby
The Snoqualmie Valley Administrative Secretary Association endorses Marci Busby for Snoqualmie Valley School District school board.
As a group, we have worked for many years in the front offices of our district, elementary, middle and high schools. Serving our communities’ children has been both a joy and a privilege. We are dedicated to their safety, well-being, and academic achievement and take pride in the quality of education our schools provide them.
For these reasons we care deeply about who oversees the schools in our district and we support Marci Busby as she seeks re-election.
Marci Busby represents the values we need most: Integrity, experience, and a willingness to listen to staff and community on all issues. She values teachers and has a long track record in supporting them.
Marci understands the urgent priority to build a 6th elementary school within our boundaries. We salute her belief in the Freshman Campus and willingness to see the concept through to fruition. Marci has a solid plan to manage future growth in our district and a realistic bond and levy approach for taxpayers.
In short, Marci listens to our staff and community and does not promote her own personal agenda. We need her gentle voice and dedication to our children on our school board.
Karen Seiser and Tina Longwell, Co-Presidents
Snoqualmie Valley Administrative Secretary Association
Vote yes on King County Fire District 27 Levy
King County Fire District 27 (Fall City Fire) is at a cross roads in its ability to continue to provide its current level services to the Fall City community. They are currently working on two different budgets for the Fire Department: one that includes $425,000 from a new levy request on the Nov. 5 ballot, and one with a 30 percent reduction in the workforce. King County Fire District 27 provides all Fire, Emergency Medical, and Rescue services to the Fall City Community.
The second budget, the one with significant cuts in service and personnel, would become reality should King County Fire District 27 excess levy ballot request fail.
The Nov. 5 general election ballot that was mailed on Oct. 15 includes a Fire District 27 request for a temporary three year, 50 cent increase in the general fire levy. The three year levy period is for collection in 2014, 2015, and 2016. This temporary levy will allow the assessed values to return to previous levels that were affected by collapse of local property values.
If the levy request fails, the Fire District will be faced with the responsibility to cut important essential services, lay off three employees over a nine month period, and furlough the administrative staff. The 30 percent reduction in the workforce will greatly reduce the services that the Fire Department can provide to the Fall City Community and create unsafe working conditions for an already understaffed Fire Department. The Fire Department is already operating with minimal staffing and no money available to provide essential training to its Employees just to maintain its current services. Currently King County Fire District 27 has the lowest staffing of any Department in the area and a reduction of employees would further hamper their ability to help the Community.
If the temporary levy passes the Fire Department will be able to maintain its current services, re-establish training standards, and enable the Fire District to partially finance a new fire engine to replace a 25 year old fire engine that does not meet current recognized national safety standards.
The amount requested would be $4.17 per month for every $100,000 of assessed valuation. The Fire District has not asked for any increase since 2004.
Any questions or requests for a yard sign can be made through our website www.fallcityyes.com or for more information from the Fire Dept. www.king27fire.com
Thank you for your continued support and a YES Vote!
Club seeks clubs
We are the “Civic Health Squad” of the Mount Si High School Key Club and we are working on a project to encourage membership in clubs and associations in the Snoqualmie Valley. We appreciate the importance of having good relationships and enjoying common interests. The majority of our clubs cannot be found in the yellow pages or internet directories and so our main objective is to create a directory of clubs and associations within Snoqualmie Valley.
We are especially interested in identifying groups where people gather around a common interest in recreation, physical activity, nature, service and fellowship. Whether fly fishing, gardening, prospecting, geocaching, cooking, book clubbing, model plane flying, dog training, river wading, knitting, biking, yodeling or drawing, there is some “ing” for everyone! Please help us create a directory of clubs and associations throughout Snoqualmie Valley.
Please review the following link: Associations list.
If you are aware of a group that is not on this list, please let us know by providing as much information as you can using the following link. Snoqualmie valley associations input template.
Thank you for your support.
Donavan See, Alex Sjoboen, Emily Schwabe, Preston Henning
Mount Si Key Club
Civic Health Squad