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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 x1216|shane.hope@edmondswa.gov

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

For more information click here.

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. read more

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.

Thumbnail ECA 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...

Join us at a hands-on workshop and share your vision of the Highway 99 area on March 24th at 7pm at City Hall. Visit the project website to learn more!

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

summercamp2016logo 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

soc 2016 2To 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

civic signing(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.

Adopt-A-Flower Basket

Adopt-A-Flower Basket Program- Make an investment in your community.
Press Release | Form & map available at www.FlowerProgram.edmondswa.gov

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. read more

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 Local
Martin 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

soc 2016 28:30 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

Click here for Press Release.

Open House on code update concepts

This Wednesday (12/16) attend an open house on concepts for sign and subdivision updates to Edmonds development codes. The open house will be in the City Council Chambers beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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.

 

http://www.edmondswa.gov/images/COE/Government/Boards_and_Commissions/Commissions/Arts_Commission/EAC_OpeningPR16.pdf

 

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.

Community Invited to Discuss Waterfront Access Study
Excitement Builds for Inaugural Holiday Market

holiday marketDowntown Saturday Market Will Offer Specialty Foods, Wines, Treats, Flowers, Wreaths, and Entertainment during the Holiday Season.

(Edmonds, WA) Holiday shoppers in downtown Edmonds will be treated to a rich selection of specialty foods, wines, flowers, treats and entertainment at the Edmonds Holiday Market on Saturdays during the holiday season. read more

City Agrees to Buy Civic Field from School District

civic psa signing 3$1.9 Million Agreement - Jointly Funded by City, State and County - Fulfills Longtime Goal of Securing Field for Edmonds Community

(Edmonds, WA) The City of Edmonds has agreed to purchase Civic Field in downtown Edmonds from the Edmonds School District in a purchase and sales agreemnt approved by City Council and signed by Mayor Dave Earling at this week's city council meeting.  read more

Celebration of Lights

Celebration of Lights | Press Release
In the spirit of giving, light a light this holiday season for someone you love, something you wish for, or in remembrance of a loved one.  Each light you light is a donation to the City of Edmonds Youth Scholarship Fund that enables Edmonds’ children to participate in Edmonds Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services programs who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity.  A living fir tree is strung with lights and placed at the entrance of the Frances Anderson Center.  Donate $5 per light and we’ll note your donation on the main floor bulletin board of the Frances Anderson Center.  The living fir tree will be lit the week of Thanksgiving through January 2.  After the holidays, this tree will be planted in the interior of Yost Park.  Each year the City of Edmonds Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department receives numerous requests for assistance.  To light a light, call 425-771-0268 and we’ll send you a form or pick up a form from the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main Street, Edmonds.

Community Invited to Mayor’s Town Hall at Edmonds Senior Center

November 12th Community Discussion Includes Update on Proposed New Senior Center

(Edmonds, WA) - Members of the community will have the opportunity to hear and respond to the latest updates from Mayor Dave Earling and City Directors at the second Town Hall meeting of this year on Thursday, November 12, from 6:30-8:30pm. read more

Edmonds Citizens' Tree Board Seeks New Member to Fill Vacancy

Hours and Locations

City Hall

121 5th Ave N
Edmonds, WA 98020
425-775-2525
Hours: M-F, 8am-4:30pm
City Clerk
Business Licenses
Public Records Request
First Floor City Hall
121 5th Ave N
425-775-2525
Hours: M-F, 8am-4:30pm

Development Services
Building Division
Planning Division
Engineering Division 
Second Floor City Hall 
121 5th Ave N
Phone: 425-771-0220 daily
Hours: M,T,Th,F 8am-4:30pm; 
Wednesday by appt. only


Finance Department
Information Services
Utility Payments
First Floor City Hall
121 5th Ave N
425-775-2525 or 425-771-0240
Hours: M-F, 8am-4:30pm
Fire Prevention Division
Third Floor City Hall
121 5th Ave N
425-775-2525 

Mayor's Office
Community Services
Economic Development
Human Resources
Third Floor City Hall
121 5th Ave N
425-775-2525
Hours: M-F, 8am-4:30pm

Municipal Court
250 5th Ave N
425-771-0210
Hours: M-F, 8:30am-4:30pm
Closed: Noon-1pm for Lunch
Passport Service
Hours: M 9:30am-11:45am 
T,Th,F 9:30am-11:45am and
      1:00pm-2:30pm


Parks, Recreation
& Cultural Services
700 Main St
425-771-0230
Hours: M-F, 8:30am-8:30pm
Sat 9am-2pm
Police Services
250 5th Ave N
425-771-0200
Hours: M-F, 9am-4pm
Public Works & Utilities Department
7110 210th St SW
425-771-0235
Hours: M-F, 8am-4:30pm
Wastewater Treatment Plant
200 2nd Ave S
425-771-0237