Board approves changes to Cascadia school
Approval of changes to ongoing construction of a new elementary school in the Cascadia region was made Feb. 11 at the Sumner School District’s board meeting.
The decision permits Berschauer Phillips Construction Co. to add more fill and drains at the property’s northeast playground. Other revisions in the construction are for windows and locking mechanisms.
The board was unable to approve a value analysis of Sumner Middle School because there were not enough members present to vote. The analysis is a method of studying the quality and cost of a facility. The study involves a workshop with a team led by an official qualified by the Society of American Value Engineers. The analysis was completed in December.
The board will attempt to approve it at a later date.
Bills show hundreds of residents doubled or tripled their water usage in the past two months, but many say they’ve not increased, or even decreased, their water consumption, and the city’s system must be wrong.
For the last decade, Ellen Boyd has been taking care the city of Buckley, most recently as its director of the youth center, senior center and parks department. So when Ellen was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian germ cell cancer, her friends decided it was time the community she dedicated her life to should come out to support her.
Mushroom pickers hiking just outside Greenwater recently stumbled upon a spooky scene — a human skull among the ‘shrooms.
Oakpointe is gearing up to start home construction in the Ten Trails project in Black Diamond — the developer is only waiting for is final authorization by the City Council. Final plat authorization was submitted by Oakpointe to city staff on Aug. 30, and after staff review, sent to the City Council for action on the Oct. 5 meeting. Council tabled the item to the Oct. 19 meeting. Additionally, a new roundabout opened in the city.
Some Black Diamond residents have been the target of a recent phone scam by an individual that identifies themselves as a police officer, at times using a legitimate officer’s name.