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Preliminary Study Estimates Edmonds Train Trench Cost at $250-$290 Million
(Edmonds - WA) -- Building a train trench to address increasing train traffic along the Edmonds waterfront could cost between $250-$290 million, according to a preliminary cost and feasibility analysis conducted by engineering firm Tetra Tech on behalf of the City of Edmonds. read more

The initial report by Tetra Tech has been posted on the City of Edmonds website and can be viewed at
http://traintrench.edmondswa.gov

 
Next Town Hall Meeting Scheduled
(Edmonds - WA) Rounding out his series of Town Halls for 2014, Mayor Dave Earling has scheduled his fourth and final Town Hall Meeting of 2014 for Wednesday, December 10th from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the Point Edwards Charter Club located at 85 Pine Street in Edmonds. read more

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Chaperone Opportunity for 2015 Student Delegation to Hekinan, Japan
(Edmonds – WA) The Edmonds Sister City Commission is accepting applications from teachers interested in co-leading the annual student visit to Hekinan, Japan during the last two weeks of July 2015. This program was started in 1988 and has organized visits for over 500 middle and high school aged students to and from Hekinan, Japan. Chaperones stay with a host family in Hekinan and travel costs are paid by the Commission.

The 2014 delegation chaperones, Edmonds School District teachers Karyn Heinekin and Phil Onishi, recently shared highlights of their trip with the Edmonds City Council. They both expressed what a “fabulous opportunity this was for them to travel to Japan and experience the Japanese culture” and also talked about “building lasting relationships with many of the people they met in Hekinan”. read more
 
2015 Budgeting
2015 Budgeting

"Our mission is to provide a high quality of life for residents and businesses, and a legacy for future generations by preserving and enhancing our historic waterfront community"  Mayor Earling's 2015 Budget Address.

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The City of Edmonds 2015 Proposed Budget is available [here]. 
 
Fall 2014 Edition of Update on Edmonds
s5 logo color compThe Fall 2014 edition of the City newsletter "Update on Edmonds" published this week. To view it click here.
 
Hutt Park Vandalized Tree Replacement Report Available
The Hutt Park Vandalized Tree Replacement Report is now available.  
PRESS RELEASE and link to REPORT
 
Edmonds Arts Summit June 29th
The City of Edmonds Invites Community to the Edmonds Arts Summit June 29th View the press release
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City of Edmonds, Student Conservation Association Team Up to Provide Local Teens with Summer Conservation Jobs
City of Edmonds, Student Conservation Association Team Up to Provide Local Teens with Summer Conservation Jobs  See attached Press Release for more information.
 
City of Edmonds City Clerk Sandy Chase Announces Retirement
City of Edmonds City Clerk, Sandy Chase Announces Retirement
Sandy Chase, City Clerk for the City of Edmonds announced her retirement this week.  She will be leaving the City effective October 31, 2013. Read the full press release here. 
 
Westgate Proposals
Westgate Proposal

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The Edmonds City Council is currently reviewing proposals for zoning changes in the Westgate commercial area.

You can find information on the history of this project here along with the current draft of the specific zoning code proposal.

 

 
Edmonds Strategic Plan
Strategic Action Plan

2014 Governor's Smart Communities Award Winner!


 Strategic Action Plan adopted April 2, 2013


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Strategic Action Plan Implementation

 
Mayor Earling Hosts Town Hall on Growing Train Traffic Concerns
train town hall 5179 comp(Edmonds, WA)  On Thursday, October 2nd, Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling hosted a Trains Town Hall to discuss what experts predict may be an alarming increase in train traffic through Edmonds. The public event was held in the Plaza Room of the Edmonds Library and included panelists: Sean Ardussi, Senior Planner, Puget Sound Regional Council; Terry Finn, Consultant, Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railroad; Stephanie Solien, Vice President, Board of Directors, Climate Solutions; and Bob Watters, Senior Vice President, SSA Marine. Amy Scarton from Washington State Department of Transportation and Fire Chief Ed Widdis of Snohomish County Fire District 1 also provided comments.

At the meeting it was reported that the Department of Ecology had just issued their Washington State Marine & Rail Oil Transportation Study Preliminary Findings & Recommendations. That document can be viewed in its entirety here.

To view the MyEdmondsNews.com video of the Trains Town Hall meeting please click here.

Photo courtesy of Larry Vogel, MyEdmondsNews.com




 
OPEN HOUSE: How landslides affect your property
Property owners who live in areas affected by landslides along the BNSF tracks are invited to an open house hosted by WSDOT, City of Edmonds and Town of Woodway. read more
 
2nd Annual Edmonds Scarecrow Festival
Thumbnail scarecrow-clip-art-2 copy2nd Annual Edmonds Scarecrow Festival
Presented by the Edmonds Museum www.historicedmonds.org
More Information

 
Volunteer Opportunities

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Are you interested in serving the Edmonds' community? City of Edmonds Boards and Commissions are a great way to do that. Here's a list of current openings:



 
    •  Architectural Design Board
    •  Arts Commission Student Representative
    •  Historic Preservation Commission
    •  Library Board
    •  Sister City Commission
    •  Transportation Committee
    •  Tree Board Student Representative

You can find out more about each of these openings and get an application by going to the Boards and Commissions Openings webpage. You can also contact the Mayor's Office by phone @ 425.771.0247 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 
Final Solarize workshops coming up soon

The final two Solarize South County (Edmonds!) workshops are scheduled for October 1st and 12th... attend to find out how YOU can take advantage of current rebates, credits and incentives to have an affordable residential solar installation on your home! See more details here or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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City of Edmonds Hit with Unexpectedly Large Bill from Fire District 1 for Retroactive Employment Contract
(Edmonds – WA) Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling announced Tuesday that the City of Edmonds, together with the cities of Mountlake Terrace and Brier, has received word from Fire District 1 leadership that, pursuant to contracts with their union personnel, the cities now owe retroactive payment for represented employee pay raises accruing from 2013 and 2014. For the City of Edmonds the bill amounts to $1.67 million.  read more
 
Councilmember Bloom to hold public meeting on Westgate

grocery-parking.jpgCouncilmember Joan Bloom will be holding a public "Town Hall" meeting about the Westgate plan and zoning proposals that are currently being considered by the City Council. The meeting will be on Monday, September 15th, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at:

Faith Community Church
10220 238th Street SW
Edmonds, WA 98020

The meeting will be held in the basement; there is another meeting going on in the church upstairs.

Please click here to see extensive background information on the proposals. The current draft of the zoning portion of the proposal can be viewed here (1.3MB ARgif2).


 
Five Corners Roundabout
Five Corners Roundabout Project
Expect traffic delays and pedestrian detours
Five Corners Roundabout 3D Simulation DEA
 
Veterans Plaza Call For Designs

VETERANS PLAZA CALL FOR DESIGNS
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