December 4, 2009
NEW — 6 a.m. Dec. 4, 2009
Issaquah School District officials want two parent or community volunteers to be on the project Design and Planning Team for the Liberty High School remodel.
Construction at Liberty is still on schedule to begin in late summer 2010, with partial completion set for fall 2011. Final completion is scheduled for spring 2012, Issaquah School District officials said at a Nov. 17 meeting at the school.
With the construction, the school will receive new science labs, eight new classrooms, a new performing arts facility and mat room, new kitchen equipment and new roofing. The school will also receive improvements to its heating and air ventilation system.
December 3, 2009
NEW — 1:20 p.m. Dec. 3, 2009
The City Council approved the 2010 budget with a 4-2 vote Dec. 1.
In the budget, Director of Finance Christine Olson forecasts $6.21 million in general fund operating expenses and $5.85 million in general fund revenue. To account for this difference, the city will draw about $364,000 from its ending fund balance, bringing the ending fund balance to about $1.5 million.
Councilman Sonny Putter, Councilwoman Lisa Jensen, Deputy Mayor Daniel Hubbell and Mayor Ben Varon voted in favor of the budget, while Councilman Steve Buri and Councilwoman Carol Simpson voted against it. Councilwoman Jean Garber was sick and missed the vote.
The city also has $1.5 million in its cumulative reserve fund that may be used with unanimous City Council approval. The City Council has not discussed using these funds.