City Partners with Snohomish County PUD to Convert the Remaining 1700 Edmonds Streetlights to LED
New Lights Expected to Improve Safety and Save Energy (Edmonds, WA) - New LED street lights to improve safety and save energy will soon adorn the streets of Edmonds, thanks to a project being conducted by Snohomish County PUD (SnoPUD). SnoPUD started the project in 2013 to convert street lights throughout its service area – including 2600 PUD-owned street lights in Edmonds - to LED (Lighted Electric Diode) lighting, which are more reliable, offer up to 70 percent energy savings, and improve driver and pedestrian safety through better color lighting. Conversion of the last 1700 lights in Edmonds is expected to begin shortly after the New Year. read more
Civic Center Master Plan Online Open House Oct 20-Nov 3
The City of Edmonds is in the process of creating a Master Plan for Civic Park. If you missed the 3rd Open House on Oct 19, there is still time to participate in the online Open House which runs October 20-November 3, 2016
. More Info
Sand Bag Station at 7110 210th St SW
The City has made a sand bag station available for residents in the north parking lot of the Public Works facility at 7110 210th St SW in Edmonds. The U-Fill station will be available through Sunday the 16th, 2016.
Mayor to Present City of Edmonds 2017 Preliminary Budget
- At the October 11th City Council meeting Mayor Dave Earling will present the City of Edmonds 2017 Preliminary Budget to the Council and community. Mayor Earling will outline city priorities and discuss economic conditions. read more
Chaperone Opportunity for 2017 Student Delegation to Hekinan, Japan
Mayor Announces Mary Ann Hardie is City's New Human Resources Director
– After nearly five years without the dedicated position of a Human Resources Director, Mayor Dave Earling announced today he has chosen Mary Ann Hardie to fill the position. The announcement follows a months-long process to fill the position after the Edmonds City Council agreed with Mayor Earling it was time to bring the position back. read more
Open House Scheduled to Share Results of Recent Community Livability Survey
Public Invited 6:00pm, Wednesday, September 28th(Edmonds, WA)
– Conducted earlier this Summer, the National Citizen Survey generated over 900 responses from Edmonds residents, expressing their opinions on a wide range of issues related to community livability. As reported last month, the National Citizen Survey’s “Community Livability Report” states that almost all residents rated the quality of life in Edmonds as excellent or good. While a summary presentation was made by the Community Services Department to City Council in August, the Department has now scheduled an Open House to share the results with the public in a less formal manner. read more
New Drive-Up Mailbox Opens at Edmonds Library
Edmonds City Councilmember and Postmaster Respond to Public Outcry After Removal of Only Downtown Drive-up Mailbox (Edmonds, WA)
– Downtown Edmonds again has a drive-up U.S. Post Office mail drop box, thanks largely to the efforts of Edmonds City Councilmember Dave Teitzel, Edmonds Postmaster Todd Merriman and Edmonds Head Librarian Richard Suico. The three worked together to find a new location for a drive-up mailbox after residents voiced concerns about the removal of the drive-up mailbox at the Second Avenue post office. The new drive-up mailbox is located next to the book-drop bins at the south side of the Edmonds Library in the 600 block of Dayton Street. read more
City of Edmonds Seeks to Fill Available Position on Diversity Commission
(Edmonds, WA) –
Edmonds residents interested in working on issues, programs and activities associated with the changing demographics of our community and enhancing an environment of mutual respect and understanding are encouraged to apply to fill an open position on the City’s Diversity Commission. read more
Public Invited to Weigh-in on Narrowed List of Alternatives to At-Grade Rail Crossings along Edmonds Waterfront at Open House Sept. 14th
Final Open House Before Advisory Task Force Makes Recommendations to Mayor; Attend Online or In Person at Edmonds Library next Wednesday, 6-8pm (Edmonds, WA)
– City of Edmonds representatives and the Edmonds Waterfront Access Study team are inviting the public to weigh in about a narrowed list of potential alternatives for at-grade rail crossings along the Edmonds waterfront at an Open House on Wednesday, September 14th, from 6-8pm
. The Open House will be held in the Edmonds Library Plaza Room at 650 Main Street and is the final open house to be hosted by the Mayor’s Advisory Task Force before members present their recommendations to the Mayor. read more
Bike2Health Project Update
The project is currently at 90% design and improvements are scheduled for next summer. In the meantime, bicycle counts continue on a quarterly basis to help us understand how many people currently ride bikes in the streets where the improvements will be located.
The next round of bicycle counts is scheduled for August 23-25th at the following locations in Edmonds:
- 76th Ave W & Olympic View Drive
- 9th Ave S & Walnut Street
- 76th Ave W & 212th St SW
- 80th Ave W & 224th St SW
Click Map to Enlarge:
CLICK HERE for more on the August 2016 Program Update
Edmonds National Citizens Survey
Find out more about the Edmonds National Citizens Survey here
Community Invited to Mayor’s Town Hall at Faith Community Church
August 25th Community Discussion Includes Updates on Shoreline Master Program, Highway 99 Neighborhood Plans, 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, August 25th, from 6:30-8:30pm
at Faith Community Church, 10220 238th
St SW, Edmonds. Mayor Earling and his staff will host the community discussion that will include a question and answer session. read more
Draft Stormwater Code Now Available
A draft version of ECDC 18.30 - Stormwater Management is now available
Please direct any comments or feedback to Rob English, City Engineer (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jeanie McConnell, Engineering Program Manager, (email@example.com).
A public meeting will be held before City Council on August 2, 2016.
In addition, a copy of the presentation from the public meetings on July 20, 2016 can be found HERE.
9th & Walnut - Expect Traffic Delays July 25th & 27th
As part of the City's overlay program, the intersection of 9th & Walnut will receive a grind and overlay next week. Our contractor will be working through this area as quickly as possible. Expect heavy congestion and traffic delays. Be patient, be safe, and if at all possible avoid the intersection.
Monday, July 25th - Pavement Grind
Wednesday, July 27th - Pavement Overlay
Check the overlay website for additional updates: www.overlays.edmondswa.gov
Edmonds First Washington City to Sign On to Sustainable Cities Partnership
Joint Endeavor of Edmonds, Western Washington University and Association of Washington Cities Will Help Edmonds with Wide Array of Projects (Edmonds, WA)
- The City of Edmonds will receive a helping hand from Western Washington University students and faculty on a range of projects over the next academic year – from developing a mobile app for downtown visitors to helping reduce storm water impacts to the Edmonds Marsh – thanks to the first interlocal agreement of its kind in our state between Edmonds, Western, and the Association of Washington Cities (AWC). read more
How Are We Doing? City asks Residents to Respond to Survey.
City asks residents to respond to survey about government services and state of City. For more information click here
FREE ~ Water Saver Kits
The City of Edmonds Public Works is providing a limited number of free water-saver kits to its water customers. There are two types of water-saver kits available on a first-come-first-serve basis, while supplies last.
The OUTDOOR KIT includes:
¨ One heavy-duty garden hose nozzle featuring seven different types of sprays.
¨ Two garden hose repair ends and hose washers.
The INDOOR KIT includes:
¨ One reduced-flow showerhead (rated at 1.75 gallons per minute maximum) which features an adjustable spray.
¨ Two fixed faucet aerators (each rated at 1.0 gallon per minute) for bathroom or utility sinks.
¨ One small roll of Teflon tape.
ALSO at this time there is a very limited supply of the following:
¨ Automatic shut-off watering timer devices for use with lawn sprinklers or drip irrigation hoses.
¨ Moisture meters that indicate the level of soil moisture and help prevent over or under watering.
These extra items are one each to a household only until supplies last.
City of Edmonds water customers can pick up their free kit at the main reception counter at:
Edmonds Public Works office, 7110 210th St. SW, during the business hours of 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
Flags at Half Staff -- Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Monday, July 18, 2016 until Sunset Friday, July 22, 2016 ~
By Presidential Proclamation Flags are to be flown at half-staff in honor of the victims of the attack in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Flags at Half Staff -- Shimon Peres
Thursday, September 29, 2016 until close of business Friday, September 30, 2016 ~
By Presidential Proclamation Flags are to be flown at half-staff to honor the memory of former President and Prime Minister of Israel, Shimon Peres.
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
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
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
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
. 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 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.