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Body found in Fall City
A 67-year-old man was found dead in an alley behind the
Model Garage in Fall City on Jan. 3.
Police said there weren't any signs of foul play, but the body was
Employees from the Model Garage returned to work that
Monday morning to discover that a nearby resident had found the body.
Property tax surprises Snoqualmie
When the King County Assessor released this year's property tax
increase figures, many Snoqualmie residents were surprised to find that
the city's property valuations had risen 47.5 percent over 1999.
Assessor Scott Noble said the rise was the result of $56 million in
new construction on Snoqualmie Ridge. Although the city's assessed
valuation rose from $194 million last year to $313 million this year, Noble said
residents need not worry.
The levy rate for Snoqualmie declined from $14.30 per thousand
in assessed valuation to $13.38 this year. Therefore, the average taxpayer
will not see a 47.5 percent increase in their tax bill.
Children's Services to receive new director
Seattle native John Stout was selected as the new executive
director of Children's Services of Sno-Valley.
Stout returned to the Valley after living in the Midwest and recently
was involved with the Children's Museum of Spokane. He replaced longtime
director Joan Sharp.
Police services cut
When Carnation voters rejected the $102,000 police services levy
last year, they didn't just cut money out of the budget they eliminated one
officer from the roster.
Through its contract with the King County Sheriff's Office, the
Carnation Police Department was forced to reduce its services from three
deputies and a half-time chief to two officers and a part-time chief.
The Carnation City Council had to look at alternative levels of police
coverage after the levy failed twice last fall by a fraction of a percent.