Around Town

  • Oscar Halpert<br>Enterprise editor
  • Monday, March 3, 2008 1:10pm

Dozens of bikes,

stored by cops,

headed to Peru

The Mountlake Terrace Police Department is donating bicycles it has recovered and stored since the early 1990s to the Peruvian Embassy in Seattle.

Fred Bonallo, interim property officer for the police department, said he became acquainted with the embassy’s consul, Miguel Velasquez, and decided to donate the bicycles.

“It’s stuff that we need to purge, stuff that we’ve been holding onto since the early 1990s,” Bonallo said.

About 40 bicycles have already been donated and another 25 will be donated in coming weeks.

“We have the option by state law to destroy items that have no value, donate items to a real charity or absorb items that might be usable by the police department,” Bonallo said.

Bicycles that are valuable enough to auction off will not be donated, he said.

Food bank gets

$10,350 gift

Glenmore Estates neighbors, at 228th Street SW and 42nd Avenue in Mountlake Terrace, collected $10,350 and more than 3,300 pounds of food from Nov. 24 to Dec. 31 during the neighborhood Christmas lights display. The neighbors donated the money to the Concern for Neighbors Food Bank in Mountlake Terrace. Ron and Shelley Warhol and neighbors presented the check to food bank volunteers Jan. 3 at the food bank.

Terrace non-profits

eligible for grants

The city of Mountlake Terrace is accepting applications for grant funding from non-profit organizations to help finance programs or events that provide a benefit to the community.

This year, $12,500 is available to qualified applicants who submit and complete an application explaining their program or event, a need for financing, and detailed budget information. A City Council subcommittee will review the applications and supporting documentation based upon established criteria and a scoring system.

In addition, $25,000 in lodging tax funds are also available and will be allocated through a similar process led by the city’s Lodging Tax Advisory Committee. Lodging tax funds are derived from the hotel-motel tax and may be used only for tourism promotion or for the acquisition or operation of tourism-related facilities. These funds may be used to promote or market an event but not to finance the event. The program or event should have the potential to increase overnight visits to the city’s hotels and/or create an economic or other community benefit.

The council will approve disbursements of the funds at the March 5 meeting. Following council approval, the organization is required to execute a funding agreement with the city. Applications are available from the City Clerk’s office by calling 425-744-6206 or by sending e-mail to: Application materials must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 5.

Lynnwood banker

gets promoted

Frontier Bank has recently promoted Sailesh Kumar to Commercial Loan Officer at its Lynnwood Office. He has been in banking for 17 years, the last seven of those with Frontier. Previously, he was with Washington Mutual. He is active in the community as a member of the Lions Club.

Local chef earns

elite designation

James E. Newton of Lynnwood, has earned the certified executive chef (CEC) designation from the American Culinary Federation .

Newton is the executive chef at Seattle Golf Club and a member of ACF Washington State Chefs Association.

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