Archive for January 22nd, 2020

Originally published in the Maple Valley Reporter, January 22, 2010

State auditor still looking at attorney billing allegations

By Dennis Box

A new administration has taken over, but, the issues that have plagued Black Diamond during the past few months are far from over.

Leonard Smith, the former city administrator who was terminated Dec. 8, has filed a claim against the city seeking severance pay. Because the 62-year-old Smith was fired for cause, he was not given severance compensation. (more…)

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Originally published in the Enumclaw Courier-Herald, January 22, 1997

By Paul Gottlieb
The Courier-Herald

Questions surrounding construction of a 16-story cell-phone tower in Black Diamond have delayed the application and may lead to a new city ordinance to regulate the structures.

The Black Diamond Town Council on Thursday postponed action until a Feb. 6 public hearing on Sprint Spectrum L.P.’s special-use permit application. Sprint wants to build the Personal Communication Services tower on Lawson Hill on Palmer Coking Coal property, 50 feet away from an existing AT&T tower.

City staff has said the project will not have a probable adverse impact. But over two public hearings Jan. 9 and Thursday, town council members have expressed concerns. (more…)

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