North Highline Fire District headlines: Fewer meetings; Steve Cox Park fundraiser set; Sen. Murray coming to White Center; more

Lots of news at today’s North Highline Fire District commissioners’ meeting – including the fact there will soon be fewer meetings. With everything new that’s on the home page, we’ll jump this one ahead – click for the full scoop:

First: NHFD will move to monthly meetings starting next month – so the next meetings are at 8 am October 22, November 19, December 18.

Finances: Chief Scott LaVielle says the department’s investments have lost $22,000 in value and could lose as much as $50,000 because of what’s going on in the stock market.

Training: The trench-rescue training mentioned at the last meeting was “great,” and volunteer training starts October 7th for five recruits who have passed their pre-employment physicals and received their fire-suppression gear.

Senator Murray coming to White Center: The chief says groundbreaking for the Greenbridge Educare Learning Center on October 6th (10 am, by White Center Elementary) will feature Sen. Patty Murray as a special guest; he’ll be there too.

Steve Cox Memorial fundraiser: The chief says the date for this is set for November 14th. We’ll let you know when we have more details.

Give Burns the Boot: This event at Boulevard Park Place will start with a pancake breakfast 8:30-11 am on October 4th.

Fireworks: NHFD has sent the letter discussed at last meeting, expressing support for a potential future opportunity for citizens of unincorporated areas like White Center to vote on whether to ban fireworks in their respective areas.

Tomorrow’s meeting: As previously reported, the commissioners meet with Seattle representatives tomorrow morning at 8 am to talk about annexation-issues. The chief described this today as a “fact-finding meeting” – all about “logistics,” an “open exchange of information.” It’s open to the public, by the way. One other annexation note was on today’s agenda – the commissioners received a letter from King County Executive Ron Sims, “requesting all interested parties negotiate annexation boundaries and offering the county’s facilitation/mediation services.”

Last note: As mentioned in our report on the last meeting, NHFD lowered its flags to half staff on September 11th in memory of those killed on 9/11/01. The printed agenda for today’s meeting noted that on this year’s anniversary, “an anonymous citizen dropped off a bouquet of flowers at Station 18.”

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