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 By Sarah Arney    Communities    April 26, 2017 

Council considers third loan for city's EMS fund

Arlington City Council faced a short agenda for its workshop meeting this Monday, with only three items on the agenda. In her monthly financial report for the month of March, Finance Director Kristin Garcia reported that revenue is up by 6 percent compared to last year at this time. She also...

 

Council considers variety of issues

After discussion at last Monday’s workshop meeting, Arlington City Council was scheduled to approve this Monday a contract with low bidder Lakeside Industries for a preservation overlay on 67th Avenue, from 172nd Street to 180th. The low bid was for 460,846, which was above the engineer’s...

 

City Council considers bids, board appointments

At this Monday’s workshop meeting, on April 10, Arlington City Council was scheduled to review the apparent low bidder for an asphalt overlay pavement preservation project on 67th Avenue from 172nd Street to 180th Street NE with the replacement of ADA curb ramps at Highland View Drive, Upland...

 

Council addresses variety of issues

On March 20, Arlington held a public hearing on the 2017 Comprehensive Plan Amendment Docket, but no one showed up to speak and so the docket was approved as presented by a unanimous vote. City Council also agreed to surplus two of the three remaining “Tri-B” buildings at the Airport Industrial...

 

Council considers Red Cross grant

This Monday, at Arlington City Council’s workshop meeting, council was scheduled to discuss a grant applicant to Red Cross for $10,000 to help pay for the Ride to Remember Oso, honoring the third anniversary of the landslide, and the Celebration of Strong Communities event, scheduled for March...

 

Council considers stage at Legion Park

After discussion at last Monday’s workshop meeting, Arlington City Council is scheduled to vote this Tuesday (due to Presidents Day on Monday) on a proposal from community members John Green and Darren Massingill to build a stage in the southwest corner of Legion Park. The local musicians have...

 

Council considers variety of proposals

After finally approving $160,000 in tourism grants from lodging taxes last week, Arlington City Council was scheduled at this week’s workshop meeting to review several proposals from the city’s recreation department. Council is reviewing a request for permission from community members John...

 

Council amends comp plan

Arlington City Council was scheduled to approve at this week’s regular council meeting a short closure of Olympic Avenue on the morning of March 19 for the Ride to Remember Oso Bike Ride and another closure on 192nd Street NE for a car show in May. The city is also approving a utility easement wit...

 

Arlington City Council addresses variety of issues

At last week’s workshop meeting, Arlington City Council learned more about the new horizontal mixed use zoning strategy that will be presented to the public this spring, according to Marc Hayes, permit manager. They also reviewed a revised proposal for tourism grant funding from the Lodging Tax...

 

Council meets with Planning Commission

Arlington City Council was scheduled for a joint meeting with the city’s Planning Commission this Monday at 6 p.m., for an annual report from the commission and a discussion of horizontal mixed use zoning. At the council’s regular workshop meeting at 7 p.m., they were expected to review the scop...

 

Council may rescind utility rate increases

This week, Arlington City Council meets Tuesday instead of Monday due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. This week’s consent agenda includes waiving bidding requirements to purchase water meters from a sole source provider and professional services agreements with Shockey Planning Group for...

 

Public input sought about Lodging Tax allocations for 2017

Public input will be taken at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, when Arlington’s Lodging Tax Advisory Committee reconvenes on proposed allocations for 2017 tourism grants. The meeting will be in the Executive Conference Room at City Hall. Due to a high number of accidents at the access to Weston High...

 

Council, Planning Commission to hold Jan. 5 workshop meeting

At the first meeting of the year, on Tuesday, Jan. 3, because of the New Year holiday on Monday, Arlington City Council was scheduled to reappoint Darrington Mayor Dan Rankin to represent all small cities in north Snohomish County on the Snohomish Health District Board of Directors. Also on the...

 

Tourism grants sent back to committee

After some discussion last week on tourism grants, Arlington City Council sent recommendations back to committee for review and adjustments. The decision will delay approval process by 45 days. Council asked for a wider distribution of funds. At this week’s Dec. 19 Arlington City Council meeting,...

 

Arlington reviews staff salary schedule

At the Arlington City Council meeting Dec. 5, Victoria McGrath, of McGrath Human Resources Group, reported findings from a study of the city’s salary schedules. She started with an overview of methodology and a description of how a market-based salary system works. In her conclusions of the...

 

Arlington launches salary study

At this week’s regular meeting, Arlington City Council was scheduled to launch a salary study on non-represented employees. Victoria McGrath, of McGrath Human Resources Group, was scheduled to explain how a market-based salary system works and present an overview of methodology with recommended...

 

Council considers tourism grants

After discussion at this Monday’s workshop meeting, Arlington City Council is expected to vote next Monday on the distribution of $146,158 in lodging tax grants as recommended by the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC). Budgeted amount was $160,000. Seventeen requests totaled $185,335. The LTAC...

 

Council considers levy increases

At the Arlington City Council meeting this Monday, Nov. 21, council was expected to hold a public hearing on surplussing a 1992 Ford dump truck from the Wastewater Utility in Public Works. At last week’s workshop meeting Public Works Director Jim Kelly told council that the truck had already been...

 

Arlington moves on nuisance property

At this Monday’s Arlington City Council meeting, council was scheduled to vote on a proposed lawsuit against a property owner in the Smokey Point area at 3728 176th Place NE, Arlington. According to council documents, city officials have attempted to work with Patrick Fralick regarding many old...

 

Arlington continues budget discussion

Arlington City Council continued its discussion of the 2017 budget at this week’s workshop meeting Monday, Oct. 10. Council and city staff spent their Saturday in a budget retreat on Oct. 1 to discuss the first draft of the preliminary budget. This Monday, the city’s finance manager Kristin...

 

Council holds hearing on transportation plan

A public hearing was scheduled for this Monday’s Arlington City Council meeting to take input on the annual update to the city’s six-year Transportation Improvement Plan. The plan begins with funding for design and specifications for all pavement preservation projects funded by the city’s Tran...

 

Council will meet with school district, hospital

The city of Arlington will meet on Sept. 29 for a quick, half-hour joint meeting with Arlington School District and Skagit Regional Health/Cascade Valley Hospital and Clinics, the first of such meetings since a change of management at both the hospital and the school district. Another special...

 

City, Fire District 21 reach agreement

After considerable negotiations in the last year on funding disagreements, Fire District 21 commissioners approved a proposed solution with the city of Arlington at its Sept. 14 meeting, and Arlington City Council was scheduled to approve an inter-local agreement at this Monday’s council meeting...

 

Community enjoys art show

More than 25 artistic people shared their creativity with community members at Art in Legion Park Sept. 10-11. The annual art show presented by Arlington Arts Council provided opportunities for local artists to share their work with the community -...

 

History of Snohomish County featured on Centennial Trail

Centennial Trail is more than a recreational facility. The route played a significant role in north Snohomish County history, and those stories will be the topic of conversation Saturday, Sept. 10, when the Snohomish County Historic Preservation Commission presents the Centennial Trail History...

 

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