76th Ave @ 212th St. Intersection Improvements - Construction Phase Update
Contact: Bertrand Hauss, Transportation Engineer firstname.lastname@example.org
425.771.0220 Construction phase UPDATE 76TH Ave. w @ 212TH ST. sW INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS (Edmonds - WA) 76th Ave W at 212th St SW is one of the busiest signalized intersections in the City and is served by two busy arterial streets. The intersection experiences long delays during peak commuting periods and school hours due to the limited capacity of the intersection. Both approaches of 76th Ave W have two shared lanes with no dedicated left turn lane. The left turn volumes are very high, and operate independently. The proposed improvements will provide dedicated left turn lanes on 76th Avenue with simultaneous turning movements during the left turn phase. This, along with the addition of right-turn pockets and new traffic signals will increase the capacity and improve intersection signal operation, traffic flow, vehicle delay, and air quality by reducing vehicle emissions. Various City utility upgrades (water, sewer, and drainage) as well as conversion of overhead utilities (both power and communications) to underground are being incorporated into the project. Bike lanes will also be added on all approaches as part of this project, extending approximately 300’ from the intersection. The design and right-of-way phases were completed in May, 2016 and the project was advertised for construction shortly thereafter so that construction could begin in July. A federal construction grant was secured in 2015, in the amount of $3,020,000 (with 13.5% local match from Streets and Utility Funds). Unfortunately, the low bid received at the June 9th, 2016 bid opening was significantly greater than the resources currently available to complete the work. Edmonds City Council has therefore rejected all bids. That means construction won’t begin this July as planned and the project will need to be re-advertised in early 2017. Over the next couple of months, the City will be applying for additional grant funding to eliminate the existing budget shortfall. As soon as we can assemble the necessary funding package the City will rebid the project.
Civic Park Master Plan Open House June 23
Civic Park Master Plan Open House
Join us Thursday, June 23, 6-7:30pm, in the Edmonds Plaza Room (above the Library), 650 Main Street. Press Release
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Hazard Mitigation Plan Open House - we need your input!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 14, 2016Hazard Mitigation Plan Open House – we need your input! (Edmonds - WA) Learn more about natural hazards in our area, and what the City is doing to prepare for them, by coming to a meeting hosted by the City of Edmonds and Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management
. The meeting is being held at the Edmonds Plaza Room at 650 Main Street, Edmonds, on Tuesday, June 21st, from 5 to 7 pm.
The City of Edmonds, in partnership with Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management, is updating the City’s Hazard Mitigation Plan. At the meeting you can learn more about the Plan, and what the City and County are doing to reduce the risks to you and your property. For more information, call Michael Cawrse, City of Edmonds Engineering Division, at 425.771.0220.
Flags at Half Staff
Sunday, 6/12/16 at 2:58 pm until Sunset Thursday, 6/16/16 ~
By Presidential Proclamation Flags are to be flown at half-staff to honor the victims of the attack on Orlanda, Florida.
City Overlay Program
The Overlay contractor is set to move into Edmonds the week of June 20th.
Visit the City's new webpage www.overlays.edmondswa.gov to stay up-to-date on the latest news and scheduling.
Edmonds Sister City Commission Looking for Host Families
Delegation of 10 Students and 2 Chaperones to Visit Edmonds in August(Edmonds, WA)
- Looking for a great way to expand your family’s global horizon? Would your children enjoy a cross-cultural experience that broadens their view of the world? Are you and your family interested in making new friends from far-away places? Then we’ve got an opportunity for you! read more
Long Time City Employee Retires
City Employee Jim Ward retired this week after 26 years of employment with the City. Jim worked most recently for the Street/Storm Department in Public Works and will be missed by many!
From the left, Billy Ward (son), Mayor Earling, Jim Ward.
Open House for Highway 99 Subarea Plan May 19
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 16 May 2016
Contact: Shane Hope, AICP, Development Services Director | 425.771.0220 email@example.com
OPEN HOUSE TO SHOW IDEAS FOR HIGHWAY 99 SUBAREA PLAN
Feedback sought to help shape area’s future
(Edmonds, WA) Ideas for the Highway 99 area’s future will be shown at an open house sponsored by the City of Edmonds on Thursday, May 19th. The public is welcome to attend the open house anytime between 7:00 and 8:30 pm at Edmonds Swedish Hospital, 4th floor, 21601 76th Ave W., Edmonds.
Planning for the Highway 99 area got underway late last year. The project includes identifying future transportation improvements—both pedestrian and vehicular, as well as options for future land use and next steps the City can take to achieve the vision. Ten million dollars is reserved in Washington State’s transportation budget for improvements in this area. Environmental impacts will be considered in the plan too.
The May 19 open house follows a March 24th workshop where over 50 attendees participated in a visioning exercise and instant polling. Results from the workshop and other input have been refined and incorporated into draft scenarios that will be on display at the May 19 open house.
Draft scenarios will propose short and long-term visions for the Edmonds’ Highway 99 area. Input can be provided on the scenarios, especially for potential transportation and development impacts. Attendees may also suggest topics for the environmental review process. City staff and consultants will be at the open house to answer questions and hear comments.
The purpose of the Highway 99 subarea planning project is to create a vision and help secure funding for the corridor.
Historically, the corridor developed with little planning guidance. Taking a more proactive approach is intended to establish a “big picture” view of the future, based on community goals such as transportation, land use, and safety. The plan will have action steps to help implement the vision.
By late 2016, a draft Highway 99 Subarea Plan is expected to be ready for public review. It will be revised as needed and considered by the Edmonds City Council for adoption.
For more information, contact Shane Hope, Development Services Director, or Brad Shipley, Associate Planner, at the City of Edmonds, 425) 771-0220 or go online at: http://www.edmondshwy99.org/.
Edmonds Sister City Commission Seeks Applicants for Assistant Language Teacher in Japan
Experienced Teacher Shall Also Act as Edmonds’ Unofficial Ambassador to Hekinan
(Edmonds, WA) - The Edmonds Sister City Commission is accepting applications for a full-timeAssistant Language Teacher (ALT) in Hekinan, Japan, for a two-year term starting August 2016. The ALT will supplement the curriculum and lesson plans provided by the Japanese teacher of the class with English speaking practice and skills, as well as class presentations when requested.
for more information including pay and compensation package please click here.
May 11th Ribbon Cutting Event to Celebrate Completion of 'Missing Link' on 228th Street In Edmonds
After Lengthy Review and Debate - City Council Approves Critical Areas Ordinance
Mayor Earling Concurs with Updated Version
(Edmonds, WA) -
The City’s updated critical area regulations, adopted by the City Council at a May 3 public meeting, will not be vetoed by Mayor Dave Earling. read more
Narrowed List of Alternatives for Edmonds Waterfront Access Study to be Presented at May 12 Open House
Attend Online or In Person at Edmonds Library, 6:00pm-8:00pm (Edmonds, WA)
- Join City of Edmonds representatives and the Edmonds Waterfront Access study team for an open house at the Edmonds Library on Thursday, May 12, from 6:00pm-8:00pm
, to learn about the progress and next steps of the Edmonds Waterfront Access Study and offer comments. The Open House will commence at 6:00pm, with a formal presentation at 6:15pm for approximately 30 minutes, after which the Open House format will reopen to view displays, talk with the project team and provide comments. The Open House will be held at the Plaza Room atop the Edmonds Library located at 650 Main Street. Alternatively, the public can access an online open house from May 9 to May 23, 2016, at http://edmondswaterfrontaccess.publicmeeting.info
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Cemetery Board Invites Public to Memorial Day Program at Edmonds Memorial Cemetery
Members of the Edmonds Cemetery and Columbarium Board cordially invite the public to attend the 34th Annual Memorial Day Observance on Monday, May 30th, 2016 at 11am. Edmonds Memorial Cemetery and Columbarium is located at 100th Ave. W. and 15th St. SW, one block north of the Westgate QFC. Click here to view the Media Release.
Community Invited to Mayor's Town Hall at Meadowdale Clubhouse
June 2nd Community Discussion Includes Updates on Critical Areas Ordinance, Highway 99 Neighborhood Plans, Emergency Medical Services, and Waterfront Access Study(Edmonds, WA)
– Mark your calendars for your next opportunity to hear and respond to the latest updates from Mayor Dave Earling and City Directors at the next Town Hall meeting on Thursday, June 2nd, from 6:30-8:30pm
at the Meadowdale Clubhouse at 6801 N. Meadowdale Road in Edmonds. Mayor Earling and his staff will host the community discussion that will include a question and answer session. read more
City Releases Fire and Emergency Medical Services Efficiency Assessment
Independent Study Identifies Three Alternatives to Enhance Services and Cut Costs(Edmonds, WA) - On Friday, April 22nd, Mayor Dave Earling released an independent study commissioned by the City to assess the efficiency of fire and emergency medical services provided by Snohomish County Fire District One and offer potential alternatives. read more
Governor Grants City-Requested Veto
Saves City Upwards of $50,000 Annually (Edmonds, WA)
- On Monday April 18th Governor Inslee issued his vetoes of portions of the Legislature’s 2016 Supplemental Operating Budget, including veto of a section that would have cost the City of Edmonds upwards of $50,000 in lost tax revenue. In particular, the Legislature’s budget would have held back funds from the Fire Insurance Premium Tax, a revenue stream distributed from the state to local municipalities to help defray the costs of firefighter pensions. read more
Spark Your Knowledge on Energy! Become an Energy Steward.
Now accepting applications for the 2016 class of WSU Extension Energy Stewards. For more information click here
. To apply click here
Edmonds Public Facilities District Board Openings.
The Edmonds Public Facilities District Board is seeking two new members. For more information please click here
Public workshop for Highway 99 planning & visioning on March 24th...
Council & Mayor Appoint New Citizens Economic Development Commission Members
New nine-member commission set to convene later this month. For more information click here
Edmonds Summer Camps Registration Open
Edmonds 2016 Summer Camps Registration Open
View 2016 Summer Camp Brochure | Register Online
Construction to Close Edmonds Fishing Pier Mid-March through June
Closure for Repairs and Renovations to Popular Pier Begins March 14th(Edmonds, WA) The City of Edmonds Fishing Pier will be closed to the public from March 14th through June of this year for repairs and renovations to the popular, yet aging, structure. read more
2016 State of the City Video
To view the 2016 State of the City address please click here
Deadline Extended for Applications to New Economic Development Commission
Deadline has been extended to Friday, February 26, 2016 for applications to new Citizens Economic Development Commission. For more information and application please click here
Civic Field Master Plan: Request For Qualifications (RFQ)
Civic Field Master Plan: Request For Qualifications (RFQ)
Press Release & RFQ | Bid proposals must be received by 4pm March 8, 2016
Community Celebrates City's Purchase of Civic Field at Mayor's Signing Ceremony
Signing Ceremony Fulfills Longtime Goal of Securing Field for Edmonds Community
(Edmonds, WA) – City officials, community leaders, local athletic clubs and members of the public joined Mayor Dave Earling at a signing ceremony at Civic Field on Wednesday, February 3rd, to celebrate the City’s purchase of Civic Field from the Edmonds School District. read more
(L-R) Carrie Hite, Edmonds Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Director and Mayor Dave Earling
Development Services Phones 'Down' on Wednesday
Due to construction, the Development Services telephone switchboard will be out of operation on Wednesday, February 3rd. Using email
will be a better option for Wednesday; all should be back to normal on Thursday.
Mayor Invites Public to Celebrate City's Purchase of Civic Field at Signing Ceremony on February 3rd
Public Event at Civic Field Celebrates Longtime Goal of Securing Field for Edmonds Community(Edmonds, WA) – Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling is inviting the public to help celebrate the City’s purchase of Civic Field in downtown Edmonds from the Edmonds School District at a signing ceremony at Civic Field at 10am on Wednesday, February 3rd, at 250 6th Avenue North. Under a purchase and sales agreement approved by City Council and signed by Mayor Earling late last year, the City of Edmonds has agreed to purchase Civic Field for $1.9 million with the help of state and county funding. With a 50 percent matching grant from the Washington State Recreation Conservation Office for up to $1 million, and a $500,000 grant from Snohomish Conservation Futures, the City has budgeted $400,000 for the acquisition. read more
Progress Report on Edmonds Waterfront Access Study to be Presented at January 27 Open House
Attend Online or In Person at Edmonds Library, 4:30pm-7:30pm (Edmonds, WA)
- Join City of Edmonds representatives and the Edmonds Waterfront Access study team for an open house at the Edmonds Library on Wednesday, Jan. 27, from 4:30pm-7:30pm
, to learn about the progress and next steps of the Edmonds Waterfront Access Study. There will be no formal presentation. Instead, participants can drop by any time between 4:30 and 7:30pm to view meeting materials and provide feedback at the Plaza Room in the Edmonds Library on 650 Main Street, or access an online open house from Jan. 25 to Feb. 12, 2016, at http://edmondswaterfrontaccess.publicmeeting.info
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Portion of 5th Ave S closed for sewer work on Tuesday, January 19th.
5th Avenue South will be closed for sanitary sewer work on Tuesday, January 19th. The street closure will be between Dayton and Main Streets, but sidewalks and businesses will remain open to pedestrians. Read more here
Edmonds Diversity Commission Launches First Year of Activity
First Action is to Invite Public to Attend LocalMartin Luther King, Jr. Day Presentations(Edmonds - WA)
The newly formed Edmonds Diversity Commission launches its first full year of activity in time to issue an invitation to all Edmonds residents to come together on January 18th
, the day our country has set aside to commemorate the life, works and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. read more
Join Mayor and City Leaders for 2016 State of the City Address
8:30 am Thursday, February 11th, at Edmonds Theater(Edmonds, WA) - Mayor Dave Earling will present his 2016 State of the City Address at 8:30 am on Thursday, February 11th at the Edmonds Theater at 415 Main Street. read more
Permit Center to re-open on Wednesdays mid-February to meet public demand
2016 Sustainable Community Stewards Now Accepting Applications
Sustainable Community Stewards Volunteer Training Course: January 27 - March 16, 2016. For more information click here
Edmonds Citizens' Tree Board Extends Tree Board Application Period
for Press Release.
Open House on code update concepts
Chaperone Opportunity for 2016 Student Delegation to Hekinan, Japan
(Edmonds, WA) The Edmonds Sister City Commission is accepting applciations from teachers interested in co-leading the annual student visit to Hekinan, Japan during the last two weeks of July 2016. read more
For an application packet please click here.
Hearing Examiner RFP deadline extended to December 22, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.
The City of Edmonds seeks proposals from qualified individuals to be appointed as the City’s Hearing Examiner. The contract for services is intended to commence in January of 2016. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Hearing Examiner conducts and records public quasi-judicial hearings on a variety of land use applications and appeals. APPOINTMENT:
The Hearing Examiner position is appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council for a term of four years. TO REPLY TO THIS REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS AND PROPOSAL
The complete RFP can be found on the City of Edmonds website at: http://www.edmondswa.gov/doing-business/bids-rfps-and-rfqs.html
. Applications must be received by Tuesday, December 22, 2015.
Arts Commission seeks applicants for Arts Commissioner - Deadline 12/3/15 5 pm
EDMONDS ARTS COMMISSION SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR ARTS COMMISSIONER POSITION
Are you a resident of Edmonds with a passion for the literary arts and a willingness to volunteer your time on a working board? The City of Edmonds Arts Commission is seeking applicants to serve a four year term. The application deadline is December 3, 2015 at 5:00 pm.
The Arts Commission is made up of seven Edmonds residents who serve staggered 4-year terms. By ordinance, four of these positions must be filled by people professionally engaged in the arts. This opening is for a person with professional experience in the arts and a strong interest in literary arts.
Open House for Comprehensive Plan Update 2015
The City of Edmonds is having an Open House on the Edmonds Development Code Update. The Open House will be located in the Council Chambers beginning at 6:30pm. For futher information please click here
Giving Tree Program: A great opportunity for giving!
Please join us in the spirit of giving by participating in the Giving Trees program sponsored by the City of Edmonds and Volunteers of America. Stop by Edmonds City Hall or the Frances Anderson Center to select a tag with the name of a person in need and their gift suggestion. Purchase a gift and return the wrapped gift to either location by December 11th. Edmonds City Hall is located at 121 Fifth Avenue North and the Frances Anderson Center is located at 700 Main Street. The tags are provided by Volunteers of America Western Washington and the gifts will be donated to local children and adults to help make their holiday season brighter. Media Release: http://www.edmondswa.gov/images/COE/Government/Departments/Parks_and_Recreation/Press_Release/20151117_Media_Release_Giving_Tree.pdf
Planning Board seeks new Alternate Member
(Edmonds - WA)
The City of Edmonds is seeking residents interested in participating on the Edmonds Planning Board. The Planning Board serves as an advisory board to the City Council on rezones, comprehensive planning, Community Development Code amendments, and other land use issues. Click here to read the press release.
Fostering Global Citizenship
Students gain international understanding with exchange program(Edmonds, WA) There is no better way to build international understanding than immersion in another culture. Edmonds students have a unique opportunity to experience the day to day life, the language, and traditions of Japan through an exchange program coordinated by the Edmonds Sister City Commission. read more
Architectural Design Board Seeks Three New Members
The City of Edmonds is currently accepting applications for the builder, layman, and at-large professional positions on the Architectural Design Board. The at-large professional is currently vacant and the builder and layman positions will become available on January 1, 2016. Terms are for four years. Please contact Planning Division for the descriptions of board positions. Click here for press release.