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.
Contact: Bertrand Hauss, Transportation Engineer email@example.com
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
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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 14, 2016
Hazard 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 16 May 2016
Contact: Shane Hope, AICP, Development Services Director | 425.771.0220 firstname.lastname@example.org
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/.
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.
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