April 27, 2010
City Council members will consider a plan next week to accommodate additional cremated remains at the city-run cemetery.
The decision could address the dual issues of increased demand and limited space at the cemetery. The plan headed to the council May 3 recommends spending about $25,000 to install additional columbaria — niches to store cinerary urns — and benches at Issaquah Hillside Cemetery.
Residents with opinions about the cemetery plan can address the council during the public comment portion of the 7:30 p.m. meeting. Members meet in the Council Chambers at City Hall South, 135 E. Sunset Way.
Officials proposed a pair of granite columbaria and four benches for the lower section of Hillside Cemetery. Plans call for a columbarium to be added in the veterans’ area, and for the second columbarium to be installed near another, existing columbarium.
The city Cemetery Board suggested a bid from Pacific Coast Memorials, a tombstone company based in Everett and the lowest bidder. Council Services & Safety Committee members reviewed the proposal April 21, and recommended the item to the full council.
The cemetery sits perched above Newport Way Northwest on a Squak Mountain slope between West Sunset Way and Mountain Park Boulevard Southwest.
April 20, 2010
David Waggoner seems to be the community’s go-to guy when a volunteer is needed. Take last year, for example.
Waggoner of course accepted the offer when U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert asked him to serve on the board of volunteers of the Honor Flights Project. The project flies World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., to view the national memorial for the war.
“I was honored to give my time and effort to get as many of them back to D.C. as we could,” said Waggoner, 66, himself a veteran of the Vietnam War.
Because of his selfless efforts helping those in the community, the Issaquah Valley Grange is honoring him with its Man of the Year award for 2010 next week.
For a man who seemingly was never short on time to volunteer for one group or another, Waggoner was surprisingly short of words when it came to being honored for his efforts.
“I am humbled by the man of the year,” he said. “I have never been one before. I have no other words to say.”
January 12, 2010
Help shape the way Issaquah develops, advise officials about growth and even increase public art throughout the city. Read more
January 9, 2010
NEW — 6 a.m. Jan. 9, 2010
Help shape the way Issaquah develops, advise officials about growth and even increase public art throughout the city.
City leaders seek members for 12 city boards and commissions. Not all applicants must be Issaquah residents. Officials need regular and alternate members. Alternate members serve in the absence of regular members.
Pick up application forms at the City Clerk’s Office on the second floor at City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way. Find the form here.
May 12, 2009
City Council members confirmed Mayor Ava Frisinger’s appointees to municipal boards and commissions last week. All told, 41 appointees will fill seats on 11 boards and commissions. Read more
January 5, 2009
City officials are looking to fill several positions on its boards and commissions.
“Through its boards and commissions, the city relies on its citizens’ passions, talent and experience to help positively shape this community,” Autumn Monahan, the city’s communications director, wrote in an e-mail. “Becoming a member is a great way to get involved in your local government while working on something that interests you.”
City officials need 33 volunteers to fill the positions on 12 commissions and boards. Read more