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Bothell Annexation on Fire District Agenda Monday

Bothell’s plans to annex portions of unincorporated Snohomish and King counties could result in the merger with Woodinville Fire & Rescue.

Clarification: The comissioners will only be discussing their response to Bothell's plans for annexation and request for an interlocal agreement.

Woodinville Fire & Rescue Board of Commissioners will discuss Bothell's request to enter into an interlocal agreement with City of Bothell at its meeting Monday, May 21.

The talks are in response to Bothell’s plans to annex portions of unincorporated Snohomish and King counties. The proposed parcels (see map) are within Bothell’s sphere of annexation under the Growth Management Act. While the annexation itself represents removal of only 3 percent of land from the Woodinville fire district’s coverage, it will mean an 8.6 percent loss in revenue, according to Deputy Chief Mark Chubb. That could result in a $1 million loss in revenue for the district.

Bothell first proposed the annexation back in August 2010. The District was not ready to talk in wake of the . That annexation, completed on June 1, resulted in the loss of six firefighter positions and the closing of one fire station. Chubb said the District wants to avoid any similar losses in the Bothell Annexation.

Woodinville and Bothell firefighters voted April 24 to merge into one local of the International Fire Firefighters Association, final approval for the merger is expected in June for the national leadership.

In March, Woodinville Fire Commissioner Chair Tim Osgood said that the board was starting to consider Bothell’s overtures to combine the two firefighting organizations ().

Here is the proposed agenda for the meeting:

Call to Order

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call

Approval of Agenda in Content and Order

Recognition of Explorers

Public Comments (please limit comments to 3 minutes or less)

Board Business Items

Executive session for 60 minutes pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(g) to evaluate the qualifications of an applicant for public employment and pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(i) to discuss with legal counsel representing the agency litigation or potential litigation to which the agency, the governing body, or a member acting in an official capacity is, or is likely to become, a party, when public knowledge regarding the discussion is likely to result in an adverse legal or financial consequence to the agency.

1. Staff Report 12-015 - Review of Stress-Related Coping & Intervention project (tabled from

05-07 meeting)

2. Staff Report 12-020 – Draft Response to Proposed Bothell Annexation ILA

3. District Activity Report

4. Consent Agenda

a. Approval of Minutes from May 7, 2012 meetings

b. Approval of Payroll Vouchers ACH 1148 and #31289 through #31291

c. Approval of Vouchers #31292 through #31326

5. Reports from the Commissioners/Good of the Order

6. Adjournment

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