By Ralph Nichols

Deputy King County Executive Fred Jarrett spoke to the Burien City Council Monday night (Dec. 7th) about the Puget Sound Park issue, expressing Executive Dow Constantine’s hope that an agreement can be reached that will meet the needs of all parties.

Jarrett said it is his understanding that this will include the King County Library System, which wants to buy the park – located at 1st Ave. S. and SW 126th St. in the North Highline unincorporated area that will be annexed by Burien next year – for a library site.

Such a library would consolidate the White Center and Boulevard Park libraries at the park location.

However, Burien wants the park to become part of the city’s park system once annexation occurs.

Following Jarrett’s presentation, council members agreed to continue a discussion about the park with county officials.

They also delayed adoption of the city’s amended budget for 2010 and the setting of a date for formal annexation to take place. Council members have said they won’t set a date for annexation until the park issue is resolved, and the timing of annexation will affect the budget.

A full report will appear on The B-Town Blog on Tuesday, Dec. 8th.


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