In other items: Meeting scheduled on widening project; City Council to fill empty seat June 13; and Brightwater forum to discuss quake risk.

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The Snoqualmie Valley School District has appointed three new principals for next school year.

Randy Taylor, a former principal at Auburn High School, will become principal at Mount Si High School. Dave Humphrey is retiring this year.

Jim Frazier has been appointed principal at North Bend Elementary School, replacing Dick Giger, who also is retiring. Frazier is currently principal of an elementary school in Centralia, Lewis County. The first principal at the district’s new Cascade View Elementary School will be Monica Chandler. A former elementary-school principal, Chandler is currently a school coach with the Small Schools Project of Washington, working with Gates Foundation grant schools.


Meeting scheduled on widening project

Woodinville’s Public Works Department is hosting an open house from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall to discuss a widening project along Highway 202 and adjacent streets that lead into the city’s downtown.

The Bottleneck Relief Project is set to improve Highway 202 from the Highway 522 ramps to the intersection of Highway 202 and Northeast 175th Street. The project includes a retaining wall, road widening and new bus stops off Highways 522 and 202. City Hall is at 17301 133rd Ave. N.E. For more information, call project engineer Bill Henry at 425-489-2700 or visit Relief.asp


City Council to fill empty seat June 13

The Snoqualmie City Council plans to appoint a new council member June 13 to replace Nate Short, who submitted his resignation this week.

A majority vote by the council will appoint someone to fill the vacancy, which will be up for election later this year, with a two-year term. Applications are available from the City Clerk’s Office at the Snoqualmie Administrative Building, 8620 Railroad Ave. S.E. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Applications are also available online at under City Council.

The deadline to file is 5 p.m. June 3. To be considered, an applicant must be a registered voter of Snoqualmie and a resident for at least one year. The council will interview qualified applicants at 6 p.m. June 13 just prior to the regular council meeting. The appointment will be made during the regular meeting.

Short’s resignation brings the number of seats up for election this year to six.


Brightwater forum to discuss quake risk

The Sno-King Environmental Alliance, which is fighting King County’s Brightwater sewage-plant project, will host an open house in Woodinville on Monday to discuss earthquake risk at the Highway 9 site.

Craig Weaver of the U.S. Geological Survey will discuss the USGS’ role in studying seismic faults in the community. Robert Yeats, a scientist who has studied seismic issues, will discuss seismic hazards and potential problems for commercial, industrial and residential development in seismic areas.

The meeting is at 7 p.m. Monday at the Woodinville Church of Christ, 22502 75th Ave. S.E.