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20 - Mukilteo Beacon - June 211 2006 L o.N.s: os. .Gy. ! Staff estimated the unde- veloped property would cost from $8.5 to $8.7 million to buy and develop. Between the two city-owned sites, 3rd Street appears by far the least expensive. Staff estimates it would cost an es- timated $8.6 to $9 million to build there, including under- ground parking. The 47th Place West prop- erty would cost roughly the same to develop - from $8.1 to $8.4 million. But building there would require removal of the fire- training tower, adding an esti- mated $4 million in personnel costs over the next 15 years to send firefighters elsewhere for mandatory training, fire Chief Jack Colbath reported. It was that number that drew the ire of council mem- bers Kevin Stoltz and Tony eeooeoo "If it's not in writing, we're presenting costs that aren't fixed" Tinsley. Councilman Stoltz, com- plaining that the training tower discussion was "one- sided," said he had asked months ago that the staff present options should the fire tower be removed. Chief Colbath said with the tower on site, career and vol- unteer firefighters can be on duty and available for calls. Should they have to go elsewhere, such as the North Bend Academy where oth- 3": ~KS~ FROM PAGE : 16 a board- all these things have been more like getting tossed over the side than the result of careful preparation and in- cremental choice. How does growth happen for you? Does it come from your own investment of time and practice? Is it the result of hard work and personal commitment on your part? Or is it mostly about getting thrown into the deep water? I love and trust my dad even when he does things that sur- prise me or things I don't par- ticularly want. Perhaps, in some larger way, that's how it is with God. What's next? What "boat" will there be around the next corner that will become a launching pad for the next growth spurt? Sometimes I ask myself, is it easier to inch myself slowly, shivering up to my ankles, past my knees, up to my waist, above my bel- ly button, all the way to my shoulders and over my chin and finally, reluctantly, over my head? Or is it better to just jump over the side? er departments train, they would not be available for emergency calls and would rack up overtime costs. He warned that volunteers, already giving up their time outside of regular jobs, could be less inclined to serve if even more time were needed for training. Councilman Tinsley also objected to the manner in which the issue was present- ed. He said, "This is present- ed as a deal breaker when it is not." Mayor Joe Marine backed his staff, objecting to what he saw as an attack on them. "You don't need to suggest they tried to cook the num- bers to force a decision," the mayor said. Tinsley responded: ' ny- one who thinks we got a bal- anced presentation tonight is pretty gullible." Following the meeting, Mayor Marine said he was comfortable putting the three alternatives before the: public even if they don't have secure agreements: He said the city has no choice but to stick close to the appraised values of prop- erty, so even without firm deals, the general costs can be known. But he's open to reschedul- hag a final decision if neces- sary "If we can't put all four or five options on the table," the mayor said, "then we'll have to move." Council president Greger- son agrees with the mayor that they can make a decision without firm numbers, but she doesn't want to put off the vote. "I oppose delay," she said. "I think we have enough in- formation now to make a de- cision." ~VVY~ FROM PAGE 13 ooooeeeeeeooeeoeeoomoe eeeeeoeoeee oaeo*eeeeeo based on financial need. To find a health center near you visit www.ask.hrsa.gov/pc or call 1-(888)-275-4772. 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Presently he is teaching Art Peterson and his class- mates how to handle the broadsword. The final test took place Sunday, June 18, Father's Day "You need about 30 hours with each sword before you take the test," says instructor Alm. "If you pass, you earn actor-combatant status." The test verifies a student's competence with the rapier, a long sword more slender than the broadsword, and the dag- ger, a shorter more compact blade. Peterson has already com- pleted the classes and test for the single sword, which he compares to the swords you often see in pirate mov- ies. This is his last class, but it may not be the end of his sword play "I plan to retire soon," he says. "Maybe then I'll get in- volved in the community the- atre or something." En garde! ? ii iiiiiii i i i ii iIIII iI iiiiiiillI iiiiiiiiii ilill iiiii ~ !iiii iII i i i~ ~i and D I Green. Just about as far as the eye can see. And not just the golf, :: : : :: kind: We're: tatking canopies of trees and rush vibrant bands i: ::::: surrounding toP tier amenities like wa[king trai[s, fountains, ponds and three swimming poots. At[ starting at just $160,000. :::i:i: Paces, avaitabi~itT, & b~rr'er incen~ve subiect to chan~e without notice,