Tagged with 'woodmont'

‘Old Roy’ monument dedicated to local Bootlegging history unveiled

‘Old Roy’ monument dedicated to local Bootlegging history unveiled

Hosted in Des Moines by the Woodmont Country Club on the shores of Puget Sound, The Good Bootlegger’s Guild recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to reveal a new bronze and stone monument overlooking... [Read more]

JOBS: KCLS seeking to hire Library Technical Assistants at Woodmont branch

JOBS: KCLS seeking to hire Library Technical Assistants at Woodmont branch

The King County Library System is looking to hire: King County Library System (KCLS) is seeking driven and skilled Library Technical Assistants to provide library customer service to patrons. There... [Read more]

It’s official – Valley Cities will no longer pursue Woodmont Recovery Center

It’s official – Valley Cities will no longer pursue Woodmont Recovery Center

On Thursday, March 10, Kenneth Taylor, CEO of Valley Cities Behavioral Health Care – which had been planning on building a recovery center in Des Moines’ Woodmont neighborhood – sent a letter... [Read more]

Utility tax hike, budget approval postponed to Dec. 17 by City Council

Utility tax hike, budget approval postponed to Dec. 17 by City Council

by Jack Mayne The much-debated utility tax increases were put off until December by the Des Moines City Council, because some members were unsure that compromise figures in a solution hammered out during... [Read more]

No Woodmont drug treatment facility for Des Moines; facility will be in Kent

No Woodmont drug treatment facility for Des Moines; facility will be in Kent

by Jack Mayne The drug and alcohol treatment facility slated for Des Moines’ Woodmont neighborhood will be moved to downtown Kent, Valley Cities said in a news release Thursday morning. “The Recovery... [Read more]

Council wrestles with balancing budget with new tax on water, sewer districts

Council wrestles with balancing budget with new tax on water, sewer districts

by Jack Mayne A proposal to impose a new 16 percent tax on sewer and water districts drew the ire of a large number of Des Moines residents at last Thursday night’s City Council meeting. For well over... [Read more]

City hired attorney will represent the city, not individual citizens, protestors told

City hired attorney will represent the city, not individual citizens, protestors told

by Jack Mayne People expecting an attorney hired by the Des Moines City Council to advise them of ways they can appeal in the Woodmont area drug and substance rehabilitation facility will be disappointed. “Any... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Major Historical Issues of Crime and Methadone Clinics…’

LETTER: ‘Major Historical Issues of Crime and Methadone Clinics…’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Letter to the Editor: Several weeks... [Read more]

Des Moines Mayor says city has ‘no intent’ to eliminate parks from budget

Des Moines Mayor says city has ‘no intent’ to eliminate parks from budget

by Jack Mayne Again Des Moines residents came before the City Council to plead that the city Parks Department not be cut from the new biennial budget now under consideration. Mayor Dave Kaplan said there... [Read more]

Angry Woodmont residents again demand no drug clinic in their neighborhood

Angry Woodmont residents again demand no drug clinic in their neighborhood

Listen to full, raw audio of the special Sept. 16 Des Moines City Council public hearing here: http://www.waterlandblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/DMCCWoodmontMeeting091615.mp3 by Jack Mayne There... [Read more]

Two legislators say drug recovery center is ‘unacceptable risk’ in Woodmont

Two legislators say drug recovery center is ‘unacceptable risk’ in Woodmont

by Jack Mayne Two state legislators have sent community members a letter opposing the siting of the Woodmont Recovery Center on Pacific Highway near a school and a library. The two are veteran State Rep.... [Read more]

City Council wants to move recovery center, but state law could block it

City Council wants to move recovery center, but state law could block it

Mayor Dave Kaplan. by Jack Mayne Mayor Dave Kaplan and Des Moines City Councilmembers say they would like to move the site of the approved Woodmont recovery center, but state law says such “essential... [Read more]

No pitchforks, but lots of shouts as residents reject Woodmont recovery center

No pitchforks, but lots of shouts as residents reject Woodmont recovery center

The acronyms “NIMBY = NLMEO” – which meant “Not In My Back Yard = No Longer My Elected Official” was posted on the wall. Photo by Scott Schaefer. by Jack Mayne Woodmont area residents... [Read more]

Large mental health facility approved for Woodmont area; plus, take our Poll

Large mental health facility approved for Woodmont area; plus, take our Poll

Artist renderings courtesy Valley Cities Mental Health. by Jack Mayne A 20,000 square foot mental health and medical facility along Pacific Highway in far southeast Des Moines has been approved despite... [Read more]

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: 5-BD Woodmont Beach view home!

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: 5-BD Woodmont Beach view home!

WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this Sunday, May 25 – is a Woodmont Beach View Home! You’ll find beautiful views of Puget Sound... [Read more]