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'xN Ave., P.O. Box 229 WA 98275 The Mukilteo Your Hometown Newspaper Volume V Number 40 April 9, 1997 board examine ed day atKamiak courses fail students crowding :tended day schedule be adopted at Kamiak year to ease over- g. :board will consider the lO-period schedule an unsuccessful effort enough students for courses that would :en students out of the day. officials estimate be 150 new students at in the fall for which no room. '.Y had hoped to ease on the already-crowded offerings of college b asses, technical educa- and a Microsoft- COmputer class, all of be scheduled after- 'evenings. Monday, Supt. Gary informed the board 30 students signed up :S. trict officials also are on an alternative school within a school - who are failing more classes. But that to draw enough out of the regular either. board of education pre- decided if the alter- "OUrses failed to siphon students, they would at the extended day Students _ particular- see KAMIAK, page 2 Confederate soldier Tony Lucero, second from left, tells students about his uniform, including the shoes he got from a Union soldier "'cause he didn't need them no more," on Monday at Columbia Elementary when members of the Washington Civil War Association visited the school. With him are, from left, Confederate Capt. Mark Terry, Confederate Sgt, Ken Grandy, and Union soldiers Peter Jensen and Dave Morgan. )isl;rict tries to spread pain wi l)roposed budget cuts i fly Paul Archpley [ukilteo School District V'[administrators are recom- mending a shared-pain plan to reduce the budget by $1.1 mil- lion next year. On Monday, Supt. Gary Toothaker and his staff presented their recommendations to the board. Those recommendations will be presented to the public at a special meeting at 7 p.m. today at Voyager Middle School, 1171 ! 4th Ave., Everett. District officials are propos- ing reductions they say will have See BUDGET, page 9 Council supports planted median plan on SR 525 By Glen Pickus n what some called a crucial vote, the Mukilteo City Council unanimously endorsed the Washington State Department of Transportation's (WSDOT) current plan for widening Mukilteo Speedway (SR525) from Paine Field Boulevard to 132nd Street SW. While the actual widening of the roadway hasn't been con- troversial, the inclusion of raised landscaped medians to limit left turns has been. The council voted not only to unequivocally support the WSDOT plan, but voted to aggressively pursue: the extension of 121st SIreel SW to lhe west to connect ,ilh4darbour Pointe Boulevard; placing a traffic signal at the 121st Street SW/SR525 intersection: removing the traffic signal at the Harbour Pointe Boulevard South/SR525 intersection; and placing a traffic signal on SR525 at the main entrance to the Harbour Poinle Shopping Center and aligning that center's driveways with the Harbour Pointe Plaza's driveways on the other side of SR525. Bill Carter, WSDOT Assistant Regional Administrator for Development, said the vote was crucial for the project to move forward. "We can't afford to move ahead with a project if local gov- ernment doesn't support it. We need to get concurrence," he said. Carter also said he would be making calls right away to some state legislators to tell them of the City Council support for the See MEDIANS, page 12 Community is invited to weigh in on library design By Glen Pickus 'ukilteans will have just .one opportunity to voice their opinions on what the city's new library should look like before the design process gets too far along to change anything. Monday night The Lewis Architects showed the City Council four possible schemes for the exterior look of the library. A Library Design Assistance Team, comprised of city staff, library board mem- bers, Friends of the Library members and other residents, has been working with the architects since early March. Work so far has focused on locating the building on the site, locating functions within the building, and general architectur- al features on the exterior. An open house is scheduled for 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at Fire Station No. 3 in Harbour Pointe. A site plan and proposed elevations of two of the schemes, those selected by the council as most desirable, will be on dis- play. Architect Ross Jamieson said design efforts are starting to jell, but there are still options and choices to be made. Some factors are more rigid than others, including where the building can be sited on the par- cel. Because the council earlier decided parking should be locat- ed in front of the library, the See LIBRARY, page 8