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  • Monday, March 3, 2008 10:02am

YMCA to aim for June 28 decision

The decision whether to locate a Shoreline/South County YMCA on the south end of Echo Lake willl likely be announced June 28, said Shoreline/South County branch executive Courtney Whitaker.

On June 28, the board of the YMCA of greater Seattle will vote on whether new YMCAs will be built in the Seattle area during the next five years, said Whitaker.

“We are interested in the Echo Lake property and are working on a sale agreement,” Whitaker said. “I am just really hopeful that we can secure a site for the YMCA for the community.”

Negotiations are currently ongoing with the developer of an 8.61-acre site on the south end of Echo lake. The site, located at 19250 Aurora Avenue N. now holds a mobile home park.

State Route 522 improvements set

The pavement on State Route 522 between Northeast 155th Street and 61st Street has exceeded its lifespan and needs to be repaved. This summer crews with the contractor, Wilder Construction, will repair and repave SR 522 in King County between NE 155th St. and 61st Ave; upgrade pedestrian sidewalk ramps at intersections; and upgrade signing and guardrail.

Noise may affect area residents in Lake Forest Park through Sept. 14. Repaving this section of highway will improve driving conditions and help ensure the safety of everyone using the road.

To keep traffic moving during the day, the majority of the work will need to be done at night. Residents who are able to directly view the highway work zone from their home may hear or feel more than residents whose homes are shielded by walls or other buildings. This notice is in compliance with city of Lake Forest Park and city of Kenmore requirements to notify all residences adjacent to the construction work zone.

Westbound and eastbound lane closures on SR 522 will be allowed during the night between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning. Work requiring signalized intersections to be operated by flaggers or turned to flashing operation will only be allowed during the night between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning.

Sign-up for Night out Against Crime

On Tuesday, August 2, neighbors throughout Shoreline are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “22nd Annual National Night Out” (NNO) crime and drug prevention event, set for 7-10 p.m. August 2. National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored locally by Shoreline Police, will involve more than 34 million people in more than 10,000 communities.

Residents in neighborhoods throughout Shoreline and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on the outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police. Many neighborhoods throughout Shoreline will be hosting a variety of special events such as block parties, cookouts, parades, visits from police and fire department personnel, flashlight walks, contests, youth activities and anticrime rallies.

National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support and participation for local anticrime efforts; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organizing and fighting back against crime.

For more information, visit the Web site Call the Shoreline Police Department, 206-546-6730 or the Westside Storefront, 206-546-3636, to register.

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