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
Civic Center Master Plan October 12 Open House
The City of Edmonds is in the process of creating a Master Plan for Civic Park. Join us for the next in-person Open House Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016 from 6-7:30pm in the Edmonds Plaza Room (above the library). More Info
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
Edmonds Arts Commission Looking for Student Representative
The Arts Commission is looking for a new student representative
for the 2016-17 school year. Please see information and the application form
. The deadline is Sept 30, 2016. For further information contact the Arts Office 425-771-0228.
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
Edmonds Fishing Pier Partial Opening
Edmonds Fishing Pier partial opening scheduled for September 2, 2016 at 9am. Press Release
Pacific Little League LLWS
One of Edmonds Finest has a son Playing for the chance to play in the Little League World Series! Edmonds Police Officer Tabatha Shoemake’s son Carter hit a pinch hit home run in yesterday’s 18-7 victory over Idaho. They play for the right to represent the Northwest Region in the 2016 Little League World Series. These are a group of talented 12 year old boys from Edmonds and Lynnwood on the cusp of history. Tune in to ESPN on Saturday at Noon.
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
Grand Opening for Green Resource Center on July 27
The City’s new Green Resource Center will have its Grand Opening on July 27, 1:00 pm, at Edmonds City Hall, 2nd floor. All are welcome to attend the event.
The Green Resource Center will provide information about “green construction” and sustainability. (Green construction is a term for environmentally-friendly building techniques and materials.) Because the space is part of the City’s development permit center, it will be visited by many people.
The project started over two years ago, championed by then-City Councilmember Strom Peterson. Mr. Peterson, now a state representative, as well as Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling, will speak at the Grand Opening.
The Green Resource Center is the result of a remodel, which opened the second floor lobby to daylight and added public space, including for displays about energy efficiency, solar access, and stormwater management.
PUBLIC IS WELCOME TO ATTEND
DATE: Wednesday July 27, 2016
TIME: 1:00 PM
LOCATION: City Hall - 2nd Floor, 121 5th Avenue North, Edmonds
Stormwater Code Update - Public Meetings July 20, 2016
The City is required to update our stormwater code by December 31, 2016 to meet the minimum requirements of the 2014 Ecology Stormwater Manual. This includes reviewing and revising all development-related codes, rules, and standards to incorporate and require Low Impact Development (LID) principles and best management practices to make LID the preferred and commonly used approach to site development. The goal is to infiltrate, disperse, and retain stormwater runoff onsite to the extent feasible. For more information click HERE.
We hope you will join us for one of the following meetings:
Date: July 20, 2016
Place: Public Works - Operations and Maintenance Facility
7110 - 210th St SW, Edmonds WA 98026
Time: 3pm - Developers, contractors, engineers and stormwater design professionals
5pm - General public, including homeowners, business owners and residents
City Council Reinstates Human Resource Director Position
(Edmonds – WA)
After almost five years without the dedicated position of a Human Resources Director, the Mayor's proposal to reinstate this position was passed 6-1 at the City Council meeting last night. After some discussion, it was evident that a majority of the Council felt like it was time to bring this position back. read more
Mayor Earling Calls Dallas Police Shootings 'Heartbreaking'; Urges Community to Increase Efforts to Promote Tolerance and Respect for All
–In wake of last night’s deadly shootings of 5 police officers in Dallas, Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling issued a statement today calling for the Edmonds community to unite in support of their local police and to increase efforts to promote a more tolerant and diverse community for all. 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
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, 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, August 25th, from 6:30-8:30pm at Faith Community Church, 10220 238th St SW, Edmonds. read more
Please Wait until After 6 pm on July 3rd to Put Out Chairs for 4th of July Parade
Rule Allows Parade-Goers to Save Seats While Also Keeping Sidewalks Safe for Pedestrians (Edmonds, WA)
– With the popular Edmonds Fourth of July Parade just days away, the City of Edmonds and Edmonds Chamber of Commerce are reminding the community about the following items to ensure a safe and happy Fourth of July for all:
- The placement of lawn chairs and other items along the parade route will be allowed after 6pm Sunday evening, 7/3/16.
- Please refrain from chaining or otherwise attaching chairs to each other and to stationary items such as trees, sign posts, etc. This policy is to allow parade-goers to stake out their viewing places in advance, as has been the tradition, but to also avoid the safety and access concerns of lengthy sidewalk obstructions well in advance of the Fourth.
- After 6am on July 4th streets along the parade route will be closed to traffic by the Edmonds Police Department, so personal vehicle access to the route will not be possible until after the parade clears.
- Chairs and other items placed in the right-of-way along the parade route before 6pm Sunday 7/3/16 will be removed by the Public Works Department. They may be retrieved during regular business hours at the Public Works Building at 7110 - 210th Street SW. Phone: 425-771-0235.
“Edmonds has one of the best small-town Fourth of July celebrations around, and we all look forward to the annual festivities that make this day so special,” says Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling. “Following these important rules allows everyone to enjoy a safe and happy holiday.”
“For 109 years, the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce has been proud to sponsor this beloved parade and all-day party to celebrate America’s birthday,” adds Edmonds Chamber of Commerce President Greg Urban. “We want to thank everyone for helping us keep our streets and sidewalks safe during this popular celebration.”
For more information about Edmonds 4th of July festivities, please visit the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce website at www.edmondswa.com.
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.
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
Friday, July 8, 2016 until Sunset Tuesday, July 12, 2016 ~
By Presidential Proclamation Flags are to be flown at half-staff to honor the victims of the attack in Dallas, Texas.
Flags at Half Staff -- Nice, France
Friday, July 15, 2016 until Sunset Tuesday, July 19, 2016 ~
By Presidential Proclamation Flags are to be flown at half-staff in honor of the victims of the attack in Nice, France.
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.
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
. 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.
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