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i King County Reagan Dunn Councilmember, District 9 Metropolitan King County Council March 8, 2019 Allan Thomas, Commissioner 123 Roosevelt Avenue East Enumclaw, WA 98022 Dear Mr. Thomas, Based on the review undertaken by my office, it appears that all the member positions of the governing body ("board") of Drainage District #5 are vacant. It does not appear that any candidate has filed with King County Elections for any of the board positions since the statutory framework governing election of drainage district board members went into effect in 1986. See RCW chapter 85.38. My office has found no evidence of any election for board positions have been held in the last 10 years. ‘Our conclusion may be based on incomplete information. Therefore, please respond at your earliest convenience but no later than April 15, 2019, identifying those persons, including their contact information of address and telephone number, who are asserting and/or representing that they are a member of the board for Drainage District 5 now and in the last 5 years. Please also provide their board position number and when they were elected or filed for candidacy in accordance with RCW 85.38.100 0 85.38.115 respectively, The information provided by the board and the individual members as to their status as statutorily authorized members of the board for Drainage District 5, will be used to determine if any or all of the board positions are vacant under RCW chapter 85.38; and whether, in furtherance of RCW chapter 85.38, the King County Council needs to appoint a person to serve in such vacant positions until a person is elected at the next drainage district general election, Failure to respond to this letter by the date above will be construed to mean the board positions are vacant and | will proceed with a process to ensure these vacant positions are filled in accordance with RCW chapter 85.38. Best Regards, ery — Te Reagan Dunn Vice Chair, King County Council King County Courthouse, 516 Third Avenue Suite 1200, Seattle, WA 98104 206-477-1009 Fax 206-296-0198 reagan.dunn@kingcounty.gov _ www.kingcounty.gov/dunn oy King County Reagan Dunn ‘Councilmember, District 9 Metropolitan King County Council April 4, 2019 Allan Thomas, Commissioner 123 Roosevelt Avenue East Enumclaw, WA 98022 Sent via Certified Mail Dear Mr. Thomas, | am re-sending the enclosed letter, since the letter we sent to the address you provided the County Council was returned as unclaimed. We are extending the deadline for your reply to April 30, 2019. Please reply at your earliest convenience before that date. Fallure to respond to this letter by the date above will be construed to mean the board positions of Drainage District #5 are vacant and | will proceed with a process to ensure these vacant positions are filled in accordance with RCW chapter 85.38. Best Regards, Ko Ahh Reagan Dunn Vice Chair, King County Council Enclosure: March 8 2019 Letter king County Courthouse, 516 Third Avenue Suite 1200, Seattle, WA 98104 206-477-1009 Fax 206-296-0198 reagan.dunn@kingcounty.gov_ www.kingcounty.gov/dunn DRAIN DISTRICT 5 K.OLSON, COMMISSIONER A. THOMAS COMMISSIONER April 9, 2019 Metropolitan King County Council King County Courthouse 516 Third Avenue Suite 1200 Seattle, Wa 98104 Mr. Reagan Dunn, Vice Chair, King County Council We appreciate your addressing the commissioner(s) positions in Drain District 5 We apologize for not picking up the registered letter you sent previously. To address your concerns; Drain District 5 has currently two (2) Commissioners. Kennet Olson— 28111 5.£. 430" St Enumclaw, WA 98022 (253) 606-7677 Allan Thomas ~ 123 Roosevelt Ave E. Enumclaw, WA 98022 (253) 261-7874 We are and have in the past advertised to fill any vacancy for commissioner positions In Drain District 5. When we request our budget for the year with KC Accessors office, ‘we provide current commissioners and their information. ‘The reason we were not listed with the department of Elections in King County is we never have enough candidates that live in our District to hold an election, as these positions are unpaid. We hope this answers your questions. We welcome anyone qualified for a commissioner position seat who lives in Drain District. Please note Drain District 6 and 9, have the sare trouble as we do recruiting commissioners, Drain District § would be pleased to sit down and discuss Drain District Policy and any other questions regarding the cost of an Election, for us small districts, with small budgets. We are always aware of costs passed on to all who live in our district. Please Feel free to contact either of Drain District 5 Commissioners. Sincerely Ai rie Kennet Olson, Cofnmissioner Brain District 5 Allan Thomas, Commissioner Drain District 5 123 ROOSEVELT AVENUE E ENUMCLAW, 7A 98022 258-261-7874