North Bend clears first hurdle in Si View ballot measure
October 2, 2008 · Updated 1:09 PM
NORTH BEND - City officials have pulled off what they consider a minor political miracle in meeting a tight King County deadline and now will leave the fate of the Si View Metropolitan Park District's placement on the February ballot to a boundary review board.
North Bend officials had eight days between last month's City Council approval of the measure, aimed at saving the aging pool facility and 10-acre park, and the deadline for filing an application with the State of Washington Boundary Review Board for King County. If the deadline was missed, the issue would not make the Feb. 4 ballot, delaying the possible reopening of Si View.
Fighting a flu bug that made the rounds at City Hall, eight North Bend city staffers completed the lengthy application that required a hand-truck to deliver. The review board deemed the application complete, paving the way for consideration and approval.
"Generally, something like this takes a couple of months to put together," said North Bend Special Projects Coordinator Sara Barry.
Despite pulling off the application submittal, the review board could refuse the application at its meeting on Thursday, Nov. 14.
City officials are keeping their fingers crossed and will be on hand to answer any board questions.
"I am anticipating and am hoping that everything will go well at the board review meeting," said Barry.
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