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March 9, 1972

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" " " IIII j r X d Letters o the E itor... Editor: As many of you are no doubt aware, there are some deep divisions of opinions concerning the actions of the flew school board. I would like to offer a few observations, as I have been pre- sent at numeroOs board meetings, both before and after the seating of the new board, and believe my remarks have some hope of being born of knowledge of the total picture. I feel the board should be commended. Never before have I seen such complete and open dis- cussion of problems. Never before have I seen public response solicited (occasionally to the detriment of board action, perhaps) through-out the meeting instead of at the end, when many important items have already been voted on and actions decided. Some of the actions of the new board that have pleased me have been questioning actions. These actions have shown the desireto obtain pertinent information before decisions are made and to set aside problems awaiting public in-put. These actions have resulted in more thoughtful consideration of issues, more debate and more split votes by the board. It is my belief that split votes may well show us that the whole board is thinking, for we all know that to go along for the sake of getting along is the eas- iest route. I would remind you that these actions fulfill the promises made by the new board mem- LEGAL NOTICE ORDINANCE NO. 560 AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR EXPENDITURES IN EXCESS OF THE 1972 CITY BUDGET AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MONROE DO ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. statement of Purpose. The purpose of this Ordinance is to provide additional funds for the Health and Sanitation Department resulting from a public emergency caused by the failure of the City to nago otiate a satisfactory bid or other contract for handling the City garbage disposal, resulting in the determination by the Council to handle its own garbage service as of March 1, 1972, all resulting in a required expenditure of funds from said dare until the end of 1972 which could not reasonably have been foreseen at the time of the making of the estimate for the annual budget for 1972. Section 2. The City Council deems it necessary to appro- priate additional sums from the Current Expense Fund for said garbage expenses of the Health and Sanitation Depart- merit and hereby declares the situation a non-debatable emer- gency for the immediate preservation of the public health and hereby appropriates the sum of $87,890.00 from the Current Expense Fund to be expended for and on behalf of the Health and Sanitation Department as follows: sa, liries & wases' $ 7,500. O0 t : 3,465.00 Garbage Collector (40 hrs. per wk: $750.00 me. maximum or $4. 36 per hour maximum) Helper (900 b.m. maximum at $3.85 per hour maximum) Extra Clerical help (200 hours at $3.00 per hour maximum) ........... -_ ..... __ - .. bars during their recent campaigns. They promised us they would not become followers. They promised us they would think, deliberate, study and work for the best interests of the district. While I have been reasonable pleased by the new board, I have been disappointed by the new audience. I say this, because the last two or three board meetings have been well attended by a very vocal minority. Many of this vocal minority left the last regular board meeting during a recess. This recess was after the dis- cussions on the crisis issues were over and the board was to switchto items ofadull, old educa- tional nature. I feel that this action by these people is somewhat indicative of their interest in the education of our children. I know many of these people and firmly believe them to be well tntentioned and sincere people. I do not question the motives of these people, but I must question their actions. They have threatened and attempt- ed to intimidate the board. Theyhave threatened our schools and our children's~ education by withdrawing support for, or even organizing a campaign against our school levy. They have attempted to disrupt school board meetings and publicly questioned the integrity of individual board members. They have further divided our community. I do not disagree with their right to doubt the wisdom of the board, for I'm sure we all do that on occasion. I would only suggest that quiet and dignified action and individual contact with board members might shed more light and less heat on an already inflamed issue. I feel our recent board critics should consider their basic reason for entering school board pol- itics at this time. Are their reasons for questioning board actions of a personal or educa- tional nature? Most of these people have at- tended very few board meetings and really have very little personal background information on which to base the criticisms they have made. They must rely on information that is passed on; in r~any instances by biased participants. I beg of you who criticise, please study the issues as objectively as possible. Base your criticisms on educational criteria and keep personal friend- ships and secondhand information out of your decision making processes. We urgently need community involvement if we are to solve our many problems, but the in- volvement should be quiet and well-reasoned. It doesn't seem to me that we are acting respon- sibly when we boo an opponent's presentation and clap and cheer for "our side". These are really the outward manifestations of emotional responses and will only serve to fur- ther polarize the community. What we need is not emotionalism. What we need is a community that will come together and solve the educational problems; the needs of children, not adults, in a reasonable, thoughtful and creative way. Sincerely, David L. Meeds Route 2, Box 292-C Monroe Editor: Personnel Benefits Social Security Industrial Insurance & Medical Aid W. P.E.IL S. Total Personnel Benefits Supplies Office Supplies Operating Supplies Repair & Maintenance Supplies (including fuel for vehicles Postage Total Supplies Other services &Charges 600.00 600.00 200.00 675.00 $t3104b. 00 600,00 400.00 1,200.00 200.00 $2,400.00 Pest Control at Dump 400. 00 Insurance 350. 00 Other Repairs & Maintenance of Equipment 1,000.00 Rentals of Equipment Miscellaneous Other Services not classified Telephone Total Other Services &Charges Total for Operating Proposed Capital Outlay Heavy Equipment: 1 New Packer Truck $10,000; 00 1 Used Tractor 4. 000.00 1 Used Dump Track 5, 0O0. O0 1,100, 00 500. go 100.00 3,450.00 $18,890.00 $19,000.00 Total Health & Sanitation $ 37,890.00' Section 3. It is hereby declared that funds presently' av~ the Current Expense Fund and anticipated re- venues from the op.eration of the garbage disposal service by the City will be sufficient for the above purposes and the above amounts. PASSED unanimously by theCity Council of the City of Monroe, Washington, this 4 day of March, 1972.' APPROVED by the Mayor this 4 day of March, 1972. CITY OF MONROE, WASHINGTON /s/Jack Law, Mayor A TTES T: /s/Betty J. King, City Clerk APPROVED AS TO FORM: /s/Storrs B. Clough, City Attorney I, Betty J. King, the duly appointed clerk of the City of Monroe, Washington, do hereby CERTIFY that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of Ordinance No. 560 of said City, unanimously adopted by its Council at its continued meeting on March 4. /s/Betty I. King, City Clerk The members of the Think Children Levy Committee 1972 wish to thank you and all the members of the Monitor staff for the out- standing, friendly cooperation extended to the Levy committee through your newspaper. As you know, the committee has recently reorganized for a second attempt at passing the 13 mill levy on Tuesday, April 11. We know that your interest in the education of Monroe school children will continue, and that you and your staff will again assist us in getting the needs of school children before the public. Thank you again for your support and your help. Sinoerely, Dorothy R. Moberg Publicity Chairman l /avest/gatian Continues An investigation by the Snohomish County Sheriff department concerning the abduction of a Monroe student teacher is being continued ac- cording to Monroe Police Chief D.C. Nauman. Miss Geraldeen Schultz, 21 years old, who was residing at 505 Circle Drive, was picked up last Tuesday ifternoon while returning home from school. The unidentified driver instead of taking her home, headed for Duvall and the teacher jumped from the moving vehicle. Sheriff officers have questioned three suspects concerning the incident, however no charges have been filed Nauman reported. John Nicholas Cross of 17515 171st, was pick- ed up by Snohomish County Sheriff officials on a warrant for possession of a controlled sub- stance. Monroe Police subsequently filed charges in connection with a burglary of the Monroe Bowl- ing Alley. According to Nauman, he's the last suspect to be apprehended in the case. Two minors were booked previously. Patrick J. Sullivan, wanted by the Monroe Police for the burglary of the Graden Con- struction Company, was picked up by a parole offlcerwhtle hiding at his wife's residence in Renton. Sullivan's parole has been revoked and hewill serve the remainder of his 10 year sentence. Nauman also reported the booking of two juveniles in connection with the theft of tape decks from vehicles around the high school area. Four thefts were reported to police one even- A~dfOlloWing a basketball game at the school. itional arrests will follow, according to the chief. 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