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lake I Thursday, August 19, 1982 Cheney Free Press Page 5 i i ii i ii i . j t h :&apos;!!i!i! i :iii ¸ < For the Zeller family, the arrival of their LABO "daughter", Chizuru, has provided many new experiences. The family includes Ran and Jeanne Zeller, their son James McCarthy and, above, daughters, Jsnice and Chizuru. Howard St. repairs Military Pipe project begins Airman lst Class James H. Ott, sono, with the park's present concessionaires Mr. and Mrs. Manners. The Manners are currently operating a con- cession stand at the park under a 60-day agreement approved at an emi-finalists who were mailed essay- type questionnaires. McCurdy said the questionnaires are currently being evaluated. After screening the written replies six to eight applicants will be Cancelled for lack of quorum on Aug. 3, the Medical Lake City Council met Aug. 10 for a short meeting to approve necessary consent agenda items. During the meeting, the city fathers earlier council meeting. The reverend's request at the July meeting had sparked a flurry of legal activity directed at the establishment of an objective set of criteria for granting an exclusive concession contract in the park. Following the advice of City Attorney Roger Ander- son, the parks and recreation commit- tee was directed to draft a request for proposal and a contract based on ob- jective standards. Despite Graham's withdrawal of his request, the park and recreation department will go ahead and develop the objective standards so as to avoid any future problems concerning the subject. The screening committee currently searching for a replacement for McCurdy who has accepted a job as city manager in Bemidji, Minn., reported that a final sidection should be made by early September. The city received 180 applicants for the city administrator's job from areas throughout the North- west. called in for interviews, he said. During the meeting the council also indicated they would participate in a speaker's bureau organized by Spokane City Manager Terry Novak concerning Community Redevelopment Financing. The city will provide names of local civic groups which would be interested in having speakers explain to their members the various components of community redevelopment financing, a complicated means by which cities can finance certain projects which will ultimately generate revenue for the city. The council did not take any action on a request submitted by Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Rupley at the July council meeting. At that time, the couple requested the council to decide if they could keep their pet pygmy goat Maggie. Currently, a city ordinance against goats and livestock prohibits ownership of such animals within 800 feet of another residence within the city limits. The council referred the request approved an expenditure of $4,686.39 to be used on the Howard Street water main project. City Administrator Mike McCurdy said work on the project is scheduled to begin this week. The project, which is part of the city's long-range plan to improve the city's water system, will involve the replace- ment of existing twodnch pipes with six-inch lines on Howard Street. Work on the project should take about three weeks. McCurdy said that be- cause most of the work will be done on the road's right-of-way he did not anticipate any major traffic disrup- tions. In addition to the installation of larger pipe lines, the amount approved by the council also included funds for the installation of a fire hydrant on Howard Street. In other council reports, the council was informed that the Reverend W.G. Graham, director of Transition Ser- vices, had withdrawn his request to operate a concession stand at Water- front Park. Graham had submitted the request at the July 27 meeting, in- rs hos! LABOs,tudent dicating he wanted a chance to conpete App|icants were narrowed down to l6 to the public safety committee. • ...... City earns 'A' grade in study committee of ) ehglble to travel overseas at bus mban center that provides a replete with age 12, many LABO members partici- marked contrast with the Zeller's more rural wooded setting in Medical Lake. Mr. and Mrs. Zellers, employees at Eastern State Hospital, are also learn- ing from the experience. Abbreviated English sentences are used to commun- icate with their new "daughter" and everyone in the house has sampled the rice cakes which Chizuru brought from home for snacking. In addition, the 13-year old also brought an exhaustive scrapbook which details her family life, the city of Osaka and many of the traditional and modern aspects of Japanese culture. The Zellers daughter Jeaniee and her "sister" have spent many hours cross- mg lhc language barrier as they share stories of their very different lifestyles. With an English-speaking level of a second grader, much of Chizuru's communication with her new family is a combination of sign language and pantomine. Mrs. Zeller said her new "daughter" refers often to her Japan- ese-American dictionary and has taken enthusiastically to American food  Japa nese-America n e Zeller family of Medi- other farm families , a dimuni- Chirzuru Naka Summer of new ex- pleasures for their new "daughter." enjoying her, she is said Mrs. Zeller of student. the Zeller family is and educational between the 4-H and the LABO Inter- pate in camping and letter exchanges with other members in their country and 4-H members here in the United States. The program is structured so that Washington families host students in even-numbered years and visit Japan in odd-numbered years. The emphasis of the program is for exchange students to learn another culture by living it. Families are asked to receive a youth as their son or daughter, brother or sister, and to encourage full participation in the family's life. For Chizuru, her participation began with a week's visit to 4-H summer camp in Post Falls, Idaho with her "sister" Jeanice McCarthy, age 13. Just to complete the experience, the young Japanese student even has a "big brother," 17-year old James McCarthy. The change in scenery is a major one for the smiling teen who hails from Osaka, Japan. Her home city, with its population of more than 3 million is a Court Report A  9, 1982 Judge Jessie Cowart theft and had a trial date set for Aug. 30. Wilbur R. Stacy, Medical Lake, entered a plea of guihy to a charge of creating a pubhc nu,sance and was fined $250, suspended, and sentenced to 180 days in jail, 179 days suspended and charged $5 for court casts. David Smith, Spokane, failed to appear to hear a charge of making harrassing phone calls. "Rowing to Another is a private non-profit which fosters riendship through a program. The from the Japanese e laboratory. which began when the LABO Center and 4-H and Oregon jointly visits for 149 the ages of Were placed in area Since that time, youngsters and 430 American homes. period, over 1,300 ters and adults such as Chizuru begin prepara- trip to the is made possible and loan program the approval of the of Japan. Before Vance R. Blakely, Medical Lake, was fined $25 for speeding. Malon M. Hyche, Jr., Airway Heights, was fined $20 for speeding plus $30 in costs. David Jorgenson, Medical Lake, was fined $20 for failing to stop for a sign. Daniel Goser, Spokane, was fined $25 for speeding. Jeffrey J. Kline, Fairchild Air Force Base, was fined $25 for driving without a valid license. Katherine A. Wahl, Medical Lake, was fined $25 for not having a valid operator's license. Patrina Coodey, Spokane, entered a plea of not guilty to a charge of at the Lake City Church with Pastor the services. police judge and court commissioner in Medical Lake from 1960 to 1970. As a member of Lake City Assembly of God Church, he served as its treasurer and deacon for a number of years. He was also an active member of World War I Barracks #2963 and the Medical Lake Golden Agers. He is survived by his wife Anna Marie, who he married in Oroville, Wash. in 1929. Other survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Jeanne) Ever- sole of Lebanon, Ore. ; a son, Lawrence Larson of Anchorage, Alaska; four grandchildren and seven great-grand- children. in Nestved, Den- to the United 17 years old. United States Army Stationed at from 1917 to 1920 s engaged in numerous With bandits led by years of state also served as Making an organizational stud)' of the city of Medical Lake is no fun to Abbie Byrne, associate director of the Com- munity Service Center (CSC) at East- ern Washington University. "I told the mayor (Don Johns) that I wondered what they needed me for," she said, laughing. "'Medical Lake is the most well-run city ot it's size that I've ever seen." Though three minor concerns sur- faced, Byrne said the CSC's survey revealed a high level of satisfaction among elected, appointed and hired city staff concerning the operation of various city functions. The survey conducted at the request of the city council, involved interviews with 19 elected and appointed officials and city staff personnel. In each of the interviews, Byrne said participants were questioned about their personal goals, goals for the city and their perception of the efficiency and respon- siveness of various city departments. Byrne said the CSC, acts as "facilita- tors" which help city governments identify weak points and plot out a course ,)f action to deal with them. During the workshop session held July 10, city personnel divided into small groups to discuss goals for the city and problem-solving alternatives. The CSC is part of a consortium involving Wenatchee, Big Bend, Dis- trict 17, Washington State University and EWU. The office, which has been in existence for five years serves numerous small and rural communities throughout the state. Their work is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Kellogg Foundation and support from the individual educational institu- tions. During the first of two workshops, Byrne told the council the interviews conducied revealed a high degree of similarities between personal goals and goals for the city, an indicator of good management and organization. During the workshop, Byrne led discussions which addressed three questions raised by the council in the study. The questions included an assessment of the ell lclency of the organizational struc- lure (very good), discussion for areas of improvement (three were cited) and alternatives for future cost-savings. Byrne reported that those inter- viewed were concerned with maintain- ing the "'atmosphere" which now typi- fies the city's administrative function- ing. Problem areas of minor concern were divided into three segments: --The need for development of an explicit plan of goals for the public works department. Byrne said initial discussion indicated there might be a problem at the policy-making level of the department. Further discussion, however, indicated a need for more scheduling and coordination of public work activities. --A need to plan for automation of certain clerical functions through the eventual purchase and use of a compu- ter system. This should offset a concern with the problem of clerical overload which surfaced during the interviews conducted. Alcohol A l00oblem End The Nightmare! --A need to review the benefits and wage package for city employees. Though Byrne hesitated to say that wages were "low" for employees, she indicated that discussions with those interviewed indicated a review of the pay system was warranted. The last question in the study con- cerning future cost-saving alternatives will be discussed at the Aug. 24 workshop, at 7:30 p.m. in city hall. At that time, Julian Agronaff, executive director of the Grant-Lincoln County Conference of Government and the Big Bend Economic Development District, will talk about cost-saving methods and consequences. 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