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P illllU _ " ! _ . _ _ I Wednesday, October 7, 2009 www. arlingtontimes, corn The Arlington Times o:o 5 Support Our"Fun-D" Raising Partners For more information: Contact DeAnna Emborski at 360-659-1300 or by e-mail to publisher@ marysvilleglobe.com. Tessandore for Superior Court Judge Rico Tessandore is the best candidate for Sno- homish County Superior Court Judge. My opinion is based on working with or around four of the five candidates during the 20 years that I advocated for victims of violent crimes in Snohomish County. Rico Tessandore has been endorsed by many others who have worked with him to hold criminals accountable, such as the Edmond's Police Officers Association, the Snohom- ish County Associations of deputy sheriffs and of prosecuting attorneys, and many judges. No incumbent judge is running for this vacant position. One candidate refers to himself as a judge, but is actually an ex-judge who was voted out of office when too many cases had to be kept out of his court- room. Another candidate has a criminal record including jail time. I worked as a victim advocate with two of the other candidates while they were both prosecut- ing attorneys, Their goal was always to hold crimi- nals accountable for their behavior. In my experi- ences working together with both candidates, Rico Tessandore was the most sensitive to the needs of victims; most clear in his decisions; the most cou- rageous, dependable and persistent in his work; and had the highest level of court room skills. These qualities will serve Rico Tessandore well, and he will serve us well, in the critically important role of Superior Court Judge. Bill France Monroe Cartwright for Commissioner I wanted to take this opportunity to talk about Jeff Cartwright as a doc- tor and how he has helped our family. My husband fell off a roof, shattered his heal and injured his back. After three surgeries with another doctor and three years of walking on a broken foot, Jeff took the time to evaluate him and get him to the right doctor in Seattle. He can actually jog and hike now. Last year my daughter was tripped by a cross country teammate, fell down and broker her wrist. Jeff had her in for x-rays within an hour of the call. He took great care of her. She is now running varsity as a freshman for Stanwood High school. Jeffis one of those great doctors that really care about his patients. That is NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY OF ARLINGTON Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held before the Arlington City Council on November 2, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at the City Council Chambers, 110 E. Third Street, Arlington, Wash- ington. Purpose of the hear- ing is to take public comment and testimony regarding the proposed 2010 property tax levy for the City of Arlington. Kathy Peterson Finance Director Published: Oct. 7, 2009. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Arlington Planning Commission and City Coun- cil will hold public hearings on the below listed projects on the below listed dates. The purpose of the Planning Commission's hearing will be to hear public testimony regarding the projects prior to making a recommendation to City Council, who will then hold a hearing to take public testimony and make the final decision. Planning Commisaion Pub- lic Hearing: Tuesday, Octo- ber 20, 2009, 6:30 PM Public Hearing Location: Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Boule- vard City Council Public Hearing: Monday, November 2, 2009, 7 pm Public Hearing Location: Council Chambers, 110 E Third Street Project Name, Applicant, Location, & Description: 1. Land Use Code Text Amendment, City-initiated, City-wide, amend Arlington Municipal Code Section 20.90 to defer subdivisions and short subdivisions payment of impact fees until building per- mit issuance. Deferment will be permitted for a period of time not to exceed 18 months from the effective date of the ordinance. Staff Contacts: Kristi Sherman, Senior Plan- ner, 360.403.3481, ksher- man @ci.arlington.wa.us and Yvonne Page, Senior Plan- ner, 360.403.3436, ypage@ ci.arlington.wa.us Any interested persons are invited to either testify orally at the hearings, or provide written testimony at or prior to the hearings. If you would like written testimony to be included in the Commission or Council packets, staff must receive it at least 10 days prior to the date of each hearing. Anyone wishing to review the project files may do so during normal business hours (9 am - 5 pro) Monday-Friday, at the Permit Center, City Hall, 238 N Olympic, Arlington, WA. Staff reports will be available to the public 7 days prior to each hearing. For information about the agenda, contact the Depart- ment of Community Devel- opment, Permit Center, at 360.403.3551. Special Accommodations: The City strives to provide accessible meetings for peo- ple with disabilities. Please contact the ADA Coordinator at 360-403-3441 or 1-800-833- 8388 (TDD only) prior to the meeting date if special accom- modations are required. Published: Oct. 7, 2009, Public Hospital District No. 3 Snohomish County NOTICE OF HEARING A public hearing wi be held in the Cascade Confer- ence Room at Cascade Valley Hospital, 330 S. Stillaguamish Avenue, Arlington, Washing- ton at 6:00 p.m. on the 21st day of October, 2009, to consider the proposed budget of the contemplated finan- cial transactions for 2010, a regular property tax levy of $1,181,697.32 and a voted bond levy of $2,885,375.00 further purpose of the hearing will be to consider increasing by 1% the amount levied in the preceding calendar year for maintenance and operations in the amount of $11,393.04. The proposed budget is on file and available for public inspection. Published: Oct. 7 and 14. 2009. SUDOKU Crossword Answers ,, I , , ,, . . something that has been hard to find. We really feel that there are changes that need to happen within the community so that quality care and compassion can become a part of the nor- mal healthcare world here in Arlington. Jeff wants to be that person that facili- tates that change. I think a lot of people are afraid of the change because it will be difficult at first, but we all know it needs to hap- pen. Kyle and Kristy Stephenson Arlington Vote for Powell Margo Powell is the only candidate who has demonstrated unwavering dedication to improving patient care at Cascade Valley Hospital and access for this community. Her commitment to the hos- pital district is greatly appreciated by both medi- cal staff and our patients who wish to maintain quality orthopaedic ser- vices at this hospital. With Margo's leader- ship on the board, the hospital's orthopaedic services have expanded in the past years to three board certified surgeons with a fourth joining us next year. Despite allega- tions to the contrary, our growing hospital has been profitable for years. We strongly believe that Margo Powell has been instrumental in this critical community resource. It makes no sense to change this posi- tive voice for our commu- nity. Dr. Fred Davis, MD Dr. Rodney Johnson, MD Dr. Edward Eissmann, MD Arlington Orthopae- dics Arlington Re-elect Margo Powell On Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009, Dr. Jeff Cart- wright placed an adver- tisement for his campaign for the upcoming election for Hospital Commis- sioner Position 3. As a taxpayer and more importantly a 17 year citi- zen of this community as well as a lifetime resident of Snohomish County, I take personal offense to the claims he makes in his one-half page advertise- ment. and others should too. The Board Position term currently held by Margo Powell is currently expiring. Margo has cho- sen to run for re-election. She has served in this capacity for 10 years. Margo's experience as a business owner and community activist has obviously given her the expertise to be a leader in 6ur community. She is also a licensed/certified EMT (Emergency Medi- cal Technician) as well as a licensed cosmetologist. The chosen professions of each of our commis- sioners were brought into question in this political advertisement. My feel- ing is the physicians need to practice medicine and leave the business end of running a hospital to com- munity members truly capable of having the time to be a part of the commu- nity. I ceCtainly wouldn't want a banker perform- ing surgery on my knee or an orthopedic surgeon managing my money. How about you? Snohomish County Hospital District No. 3 has been through turbulent times, but it has survived due to the diligent team effort of all the members of the Board of Commis- sioners, that includes Margo Powell. In researching other hospital districts in the state of Washington the majority of them don't have any physicians on their Board of Commis- sioners. They are struc- tured much the same as Cascade Valley Hospital with a similar working Organizational Chart. Physician attrition is paramount all over the country. Unfortunately, some parts of our coun- try have higher insurance contract reimbursement rates than our area. The physicians we have on the hospital staff are knowledgeable in their respective fields. There are just not enough phy- sicians available to come to Arlington. As in any profession, physicians are going to accept positions that can provide them with the best benefits for their personal life styles and needs. Cascade Val- ley Hospital and Arling- ton may not always be the best fit for all physicians. For Dr. Jeff Cartwright to state "it is time to deal with the real issue of quality medical care for my beloved community" there are a few questions he needs to answer: Why do you choose to take your surgical cases and refer advanced imag- ing and testing to other facilities? Claim that Cascade Valley Hospital has an infection rate higher than other facilities, yet Cascade Valley Hospital continues to maintain its JCAHO accreditation year after year? Theses two decisions have greatly affected our community by reducing revenue to the hospital and decreasing employ- ment opportunities within our community. Dr. Jeff Cartwright holds the position of Chief of Surgery at Skagit Valley Hospital (Skagit County Hospital District No. 1) and is running for the pub- lic office of Hospital Com- missioner in Snohomish County Public Hospital District N~o. 3. Isn't this a confliC t of interest? Should you be elected as Hospital Commis- sioner, when will you have time to serve effec- tively in both positions, maintain an active medi- cal practice, and have any personal time? Dr. Cartwright located to this area October 2003 and hasn't supported Sno- homish County Public Hospital District No. 3 up to this time, so would he really support it if he is elected to the Board of Commissioners? Margo Powell does have a medical back- ground and is a licensed/ certified EMT (Emer- gency Medical Techni- cian). Best to check facts before making statements that may not be true. This advertisement also does not meet the requirements of WAC 390-18-010. I suggest that you make sure you are running your campaign according to the Public Disclosure Commissions Regulations. Please vote yes to re- elect Margo Powell on November 3rd. 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