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[] Lake- Thursday, November 11, 1982 Cheney Free Press Page 5 'ng examiner option causes a stir of a hear variance over the installa- valves on the lines topped the Medical Lake City city fathers me pmnmng "that the performed by one not associated or the state require- has been of appointing examiner to zone change re- year. Durin the and commissmn in lenghty e Purpose and scope or board of responses on the Under the to the council, the ;decision would be and the city he appealate body of the hearing Ramsey object- Saying, "My im- !e were going to That's 'any individual to the council one person the Hichard Jones ex- [hat "an outsider the needs Mayor to comment on concerti their. option was difficult to find to fill the post- Discussions with planning depart- ment personnel indicated that the commission's recommendation is based in part on their desire to separate themselves from the process of hearing variance requests and zone changes reauests, so that they can pursue their mtenaed function of planning and re- viewing zoning requirements and other planning functions. Also, the appoint- ment of an individual examiner would further insure the objective enforce- ment of existing planning ordinances related to variance requests and zone changematters. By cefinition, the examiner's sole purpose, whether an individual or committee, is to enforce planning- related statutes as written. Under the proposal, the examiner would be re- quired to support his decision in writ- ing. During the meeting, various council members said the commission's re- commendation was somewhat surpris- ing, as many believed the examiner committee option was the one being pursued by the commission. In re- sponse to the apparently sudden change of direction on the part of the commissioners, Mayor Johns called for a joint council-commission meeting to be scheduled to discuss the matter. The issue of whether or not to purchase pressure-reducing valves for the city water lines also sparked conversation at the meeting. Though the motion was approved by the coun- cil, Councilmember Ramsey entered a "nay" vote on the proposal, indicating he was not convinced that- the $3000 purchase was necessary at this time. Ramsey's objection was based primar- ily on the fact that city engineers could not identify the cause of the problems. Ramsey also questioned whether city lines, which are now experiencing water pressure of 110-115 pounds, in constrast to a normal pressure o[ 85 pounds, were indeed in danger. Dave Seagrave, in answering Ram- sey's objections, admitted that the cause of the pressure problem was not known. He also added that the public works committee was recommending The "We Badd" boys of the Medical Lake Boxing Club did it again at last week's sub.novice boxing competition in Yakima. Pictured from top left are: gold-medal winner Bdan Olmstead; Gary Mamishian, 10; Brad Olmstead, 11; and Randy Baumbauer, 10. The three boys brought home sliver medals for their efforts. boys win again of the Medical their stuff four fighters from the sponsored by Yakima. said the boys Clubs for their are official said. medals to the Brian Olm- wmner and Olmstead, 10; all The club's next challenge is set for Nov. 13 and 14 at the West Central Community Center, N. '1603 Belt in Spokane. At that time the Spokane Eagles Club Aerie #2 will sponsor a Novice ABF Tournament. Fighters with 10 or less fights will compete for the medals. Briggs urged supporting town folk to come down and cheer their fighters to .victorv. The coach also reported that following the spectacular turnout for tbe Oct. 9 boxing match held at Medical Lake High School, he is trying to schedule another smoker to be held here in Medical Lake. the purchase because, "Frankly our engineers (Pacific Environmental Con- sultants) scared us...if the water lines break during a fire we could be in trouble, also we could have a "ram" effect during a fire and I don't feel the city can take on that kind of liabil- ity." The purchase of the valves will be made out of this year's budget with installation scheduled for after Jan. 1, 1983. In other council action, city fathers approved the final reading of the one percent utility tax increase ordinance. An estimated $30,000 will be raised by the tax. Proceeds from the tax have been earmarked for street repairs and improvements. Funds for major capital improvements, such as those detailed in the city's six-year street improve- ment plan, are derived from a separate funding system. City fathers also heard a reading of an ordinance imposing a one-quarter percent real estate excise tax on parties buying a home within city limits. Council will act on the ordinance at the next council meeting. During the meeting, the council also joined the mayor in officializing pro- clamations declaring Nov. 14-20 as American Education Week and Nov. 17 as Teacher's Day. In the proclama- of the meeting, Jim C. Delegans, marketing vice president of Parkwest Developers, presented the council with a narrated slideshow detailing the company's future plans for an in- dustrial park normwest of the Inter- state 90 interchange at the Medical Lake Exit #272 on Highway 902. Zoned restricted industrial, the cam- pus design of the Parkwest develop- ment will encompass 900 acres to be used for light manufacturing, fabricat- ing and assembly, warehousing, com- mercial activities, business offices and recreation facilities. An 18-hole golf course serves as the central design feature unifying the various businesses, Delegans said. The vice president said Medical Lake would benefit by the development by residental growth and related "spin- off" industries. He also said that dis- cussions were underway with the city of Spokane, the county, and.Fairchild Air Force tase over watei" acquisition for the project. Delegans indicated that Medical Lake could play a role in that area at sometime in the future. Though the entire project is planned over a 10 to 20 year period, the Park- west brochure provided the council said construction of the golf course is scheduled to begin in spring 1983. Delegans also noted that a similar Boy Scout helps library Medical Lake's head librarian Mary Magarrell accepts 45 laminated pamphlets donated by Scout Gregg M. Jones as part of the steps required to earn his Eagle Scout badge. Jones, a 13-yeer-old student at Medical Lake Middle School, is a member of Boy Scout Troop #318. With funds raised from a car wash, Jones and seven helpers laminated the pamphlets which provide scouts with information on earning a vadety of scout badges. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Jones, the young scout is continuing a family tradition in the Jones family where all of his four brothers are also Eagle Scouts. Ambulance crew hosts fund raiser The Medical Lake Community Am- bulance Corp. will host its annual Turkey and Ham Fund Raiser at Medical Lake Elementary School Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend the to the force's trained ambulance driv- ers and emergency medical techni- cians. The community ambulance group is a private, non-profit corporation, separ- ate from city functions, which provides ambulance and emergency aid services to city residents. tions, the mayor called on the commun- project in Denver, Colo., has proved evening's games where turkeys and  ..... ity to visit their public schools and to laighly suceessful in attracting industry hams will be awarded as prizes. 3RD ANNUAL BRTHDAY SALE continue theirsupportofqualityeduea- tothearea. He also said that his firm is Spokesman Carol Kaplan said proceeds 15% OFF PERMS tion through volunteer support of school "going after the electronics industries from the games will be used for programs, and we're going after overseas markets purchases of life-saving equipment and During theaudiencerequestportion as wellasthoselocatedhere." for funds to provide additional training 1 100/0 OFF ALL RETAIL GOODS  Of f d u ty t rat n i n g of poll ce pays off .0w-- " Reflections of Hair The afterhours and out-of-their-own men were able to revive and sustain the to sustain the woman's life while N. 112Jefferson- Medical Lake- 299.5149 pocket training of some Medical Lake teacher until an ambulance arrived, transporting her to a Spokane hospital ........ police officers has proved invaluable in rescue attempts of individual residents in the last few weeks. Most recently, on Nov. 3, the off- duty expertise of Medical Lake Reserve Officer William Earl helped to save the life of a Medical Lake Elementary School teacher. Earl was the first to arrive at the scene where the ele- mentary teacher had gone into cardiac arrest in the teacher's lunch room. Determining the victim to be in full arrest with almost no pulse or respira- tory function, Earl and another teacher administered CPR to the victim. The Hospital personnel said the victim might not have survived if Earl, who is a fulltime paramedic for Spokane Ambulance Corp., had not been trained in the proper life-saving procedures. In a similar situation, Officer Erick Zappey responded to a call on Oct. 28 of a woman collapsed in a private home in Medical Lake. Upon arrival, the officer assessed the condition of the woman and started CPR which he continued until the ambulance arrived. Even though the woman later died, the officer's quick and trained response to the situation enabled ambulance crews ISaturday set for Food Drive Once again, as the holiday season approaches, many families in Medical Lake find themselves needing assistance in providing their families with food. In an effort to provide emergency assistance to these community members, the Medical Lake Lions Club, in cooperation with the Ministerial Association and Medical Lake High School students, will conduct their annual Food Bank Drive on Nov. 13. Door-to-door contacts will be made by volunteers from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Items needed by the Food Bank are non-perishable staples such as canned goods, flour, sugar, cake mixes and other packaged food items. The food is stored at the Medical Lake Episcopal Church. Distribution is made from the food bank through the cooperative effort of all Medical Lake churches. Persons who are not at home the morning of the food drive may send contributions to any of the local schools or churches. Churches Lake City Assembly of God "'Fellowship of the Unashamed" 400 East Grace 299-3139 SUNDAY SERVICES 8:00 a.m. Morning Worship 9:30 a.m. School of the Bible 10:4,5 a.m. Morning Worship 6:00 p.m. Praise It Prayer Tues. 7p.m. Family Night Thurs. 7p.m. LIFE Groups Bryan Arneson, Pastor 299-3139 M.L. Community Church N. 203 Washington 299-3286 Sunday School 9:45 Worship Hour 11:00 Family Night Z'00 Wednesday Christ Centered Bible Believing Pastor Jack Lewis St. John's Lutheran Church Worship Hour 11:00 a.m. Sunday Schoo/ 9:45 a.m. Wayne Olsen, Pastor 2994771 S. 223 Hallett, Med. Lake 2994114 St. Anne Catholic Church MASSES Sat. 6p.m. - Sun. 8:30El lO a.m. Holy Days 9 a.m. Et 7p.m. Father Bernard Schiller  E. 708 Lake, Med. Lake 299-3585 Often times, police officers are the first on the scene of any emergency and their training helps to save or main- tain lives until ambulance and other medical support arrives. While all of- ficers have completed first aid training, Sgt. Chuck Crawford noted that many of Medical Lake's fulltime and reserve officers have pursued additional train- ing at their own expense and time to become emergency medical techni- cians or paramedics. To earn an EMT designation, of- ficers must complete 70 hours of in- class training and 10 hours of emerg- ency room training. A paramedic must complete more than 300 hours of training. While many policemen simply report to their shift and then go home, Crawford pointed out that the City of Medical Lake is fortunate to crew a staff of officers which have the moti- vation to pursue extra training which enables them to offer superior service to city residents in a variety of emerg- ency situations, A free press: Your key to freedom. 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