November 2018 Meeting

Oct 2, 2018

The Area Council will hold its next regular monthly meeting on Monday, November 5, from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM at the KCFD #43 (now part of the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority) Maple Valley Fire & Life Safety Station #81 public conference room (22225 SE 231st Street, Maple Valley, WA 98038 — SE corner of intersection of SE 231st St & SR-169 (Renton-Maple Valley-Black Diamond Road SE)).

We will have guests from local and State agencies present and discuss the WSDOT I-90/Front Street Interchange Justification Report/Study and the Issaquah-Hobart Road Corridor Study.  The I-90/Front Street Interchange Justification Report and the Issaquah-Hobart Road Corridor Study will be addressed by Kyengo Ndile and Tim Nau (WSDOT Project Engineers), Jilma Jimenez (of WSDOT consultant BergerABAM), Rose LeSmith (King County Traffic Engineer), Aileen McManus (King County Supervising Engineer) and Kurt Seemann (Transportation Manager for the City of Issaquah).  View the WSDOT PowerPoint presentation here (58 MB in .pptx or only 8 MB in .pdf format): WSDOT PowerPoint in pptx Format    WSDOT PowerPoint in pdf Format . This program is being presented by the Joint Transportation Initiative (JTI) group which studies transportation issues throughout unincorporated King County.  The objective is to begin looking at the Issaquah-Hobart-Black Diamond Road as a whole, a Corridor Approach, with all stakeholders (government agencies, cities, and those living in unincorporated areas) working together.  For more detailed information, please visit the following websites: WSDOT Interchange Study and Issaquah-Hobart Road Corridor Study and our GMVUAC Transportation Committee .

The GMVUAC will hear from citizens in attendance and conduct business regarding and relating to current and future issues of concern to area residents.  Keep watch on this space for any special guest speakers and/or new issues to be presented and discussed at this meeting.  All members of the public are invited to attend.  During the Public Comment period at the start of each meeting, members of the public can address the Area Council on any local issue.

Read a summary of the recent joinder of Fire District #42 /  Maple Valley Fire & Life Safety with the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority: FD43_MVFLS_PSRFA_Overview .  In addition, read important information on Burn Bans and contacts: MVFLS_Burn Ban Guidelines .  We will have MVF&LS Chief Aaron Tyerman as a guest speaker at our December 3, 2018, monthly meeting — please come and meet Chief Tyerman and ask any questions you have regarding this new relationship and how it may affect services and costs associated with local fire protection.

You are invited to visit our various Committee webpages and read about other topics of interest to you via the dropdown menus along the top of our Home webpage, in the Current Issues box, and in the important notices and information posted directly on our Home webpage.  Get to know the Council by reading a short biography of each current Council member: GMVUAC Member Bios_10 10 2018 .

Future Council Meetings and Planned Topics/Guest Speakers:

November 16 — Special Meeting with Wa Department of Ecology presenting and discussing its Draft Agreed Order for the Reserve Silica Mine Site Clean-up Project —> Read the WaDOE Notice of Draft Agreed Order and Comment Period here: WaDOE Notice of Draft Agreed Order
December 3 — Tahoma School District — New Superintendent (Tony Giurado) —>  http://www.tahomasd.us/pages/Tahoma_School_District_409/About_Us/Superintendent/Superintendent
Fire District 43/MV Fire and Life Safety — Aaron Tyerman (Chief)  —> https://pugetsoundfire.org/psfra/contract-between-departments-approved/

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