Council considers bond for fire boat


February 21, 2024

La Conner Weekly News file photo

FIRES ON THE CHANNEL DO HAPPEN – The La Conner and Skagit 13 fire departments brought trucks and other land vehicles to this February 2022 vehicle fire on Swinomish Reservation. A locally stationed fireboat could have also answered the call.

If February's first town council meeting was any indication, new La Conner Mayor Marna Hanneman is in it for the long haul.

The marathon Feb. 13 session covered new and old business and multiple discussion and action items before concluding with a closed executive session.

"I thought after the first month," said Hanneman, who took office Jan. 1, "that things would be kind of calm. Then February came."

The 95-minute meeting began on a pair of somber notes.

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