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City Council looks at budget

At this week’s workshop meeting Arlington City Council was scheduled to review amendments of the 2017 budget in preparation for the 2018 budget. A public hearing is scheduled on Nov. 6 on changes to this year’s budget and on a 1 percent increase...

 

Arlington City Council proclaims Friends of the Library Week

At this Monday’s city council meeting, Oct. 16, Arlington City Council was scheduled to approve appointments to the youth council and a right-of-way acquisition on 188th Street for widening the street. Applicants included last year’s council...

 

Road design nearing completion

At this Monday’s workshop meeting, Oct. 9, Arlington City Council was scheduled to review two right-of-way acquisitions, an amendment to a contract with Reid Middleton, and an agreement with WSDOT, all toward construction of the Arlington Valley...

 

Arlington Arts Council auction will be held Oct. 21

In recognition of the partnership that Arlington Arts Council enjoys with the city of Arlington, the city’s Public Works Director Jim Kelly has been named Art Advocate of 2017. The Sarah M. Arney Art Advocate of the Year award was established nine...

 

City Council considers street closures, tourism grant applications

After discussion at the Sept. 25 workshop meeting, Arlington City Council was scheduled this week to adopt amendments to the city’s comp plans for water and wastewater systems. In its consent agenda, council was expected to approve street closures...

 

Auditors arrive for annual audit

In the agenda for this week’s workshop meeting, on Monday, Sept. 24, the city’s finance director Kristin Garcia announced that auditors arrived Monday, Sept. 18 to begin the 2016 audit. “They are beginning the review of 2016 financial...

 

Dave Kraski named acting Fire Chief

With the resignation of Arlington's Fire Chief Bruce Stedman, Deputy Fire Chief Dave Kraski will be named acting fire chief and the City Council was asked this week to approve a professional services agreement with former Deputy Fire Chief Tom...

 

City Council considers revisions to comp plan

Arlington City Council is back to work this week, with a workshop meeting Monday, Sept. 11. Amendments include removing the King-Thompson area from the city’s urban growth plan, removing a Transfer of Development Rights overlay and adding a...

 

Art in Legion Park set for Sept. 9-10

More than 30 Arlington area artists will put their creative ventures up for sale Sept. 9-10 at Art in Legion Park, in downtown Arlington, in a true showcase of local talent. The show is open from 9...

 

Summer winding down in Arlington

The city's Music on the Terraces concert series ended Thursday with The Ryders doing bluegrass, country and folk music. Terrace Park was built in the 1930s by a women's club and it hosted Easter...

 

Photovoice: Farmers speak out with images

Two Arlington area farmers joined others from across Snohomish County to express their concerns about agriculture here, in the Stillaguamish Valley, and in the Snohomish and Skykomish river valleys...

 

Planning Commission plans for growth

Although the Arlington City Council is off on vacation this month, the volunteer Planning Commission is hard at work with a public hearing this Tuesday, Aug. 15, on amendments to the city’s comprehensive plans for water, wastewater and transportati...

 

Council discusses variety of issues

Arlington City Council met on Monday, Aug. 7, to vote on several issues discussed at the July 25 workshop meeting, before launching their summer break. There will be no more meetings until after Labor Day. On July 24, Police Chief Jonathan Venture...

 

Arlington City Council plans only one meeting in August

Arlington City Council was not scheduled to meet on the fifth Monday, July 31, and their plan to cancel meetings in August is delayed until after Aug. 7, when council will meet to vote on several issues discussed at the July 24 workshop meeting. At...

 

City Council considers variety of issues

At the Monday, July 24, workshop meeting, Arlington City Council was scheduled to honor Mike and Terri Schur with the Mayor's Volunteer Award and to hear a presentation from Stacy Anderson on the upcoming Day of Hope. Council is also considering a...

 

Arlington transportation plan paves way for regional transportation funding

A public hearing was scheduled this Monday on the annual update of the city’s six-year Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP). The plan is important because any road project must be listed on the plan to be eligible for state or federal funding from...

 

Arlington City Council updates transportation plan

At this week’s workshop meeting, Arlington City Council was scheduled to review updates to the city’s six-year Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP). According to state law, all cities must update their TIP annually for the following six years....

 

Council to vote on Riar rezone

This Monday, Arlington City Council was expected to vote on the controversial Riar family rezone, north of 172nd Street and east of 67th Avenue. A private request for an amendment to the city’s Comprehensive Plan, Land Use Map Official Zoning Map...

 

Council reviews another rezone

At this week’s workshop meeting, Arlington City Council was scheduled to review another rezone request. The Riar family rezone, requested by Supinder Gill, seeks a change from residential low and moderate density to high density residential north...

 

Variety of items on council agenda

Two items discussed at last week’s workshop meeting were scheduled for approval on this week’s consent agenda. Several vehicles and other equipment that are determined to be “beyond their useful life,” and will be surplussed and auctioned...

 

Council nixes high density on Highland Drive

Last Monday, Arlington City Council listened to members of the community around Highland Drive and voted against an increase to density on 2 acres along Highland Drive near Stillaguamish Avenue. The surrounding property is already zoned high...

 

Reserve policy goes back to drawing board

After some lively discussion at the May 22 workshop meeting, a proposal to change the city’s financial policies on reserves was revised. The proposed change from a one month operating reserve to two months is being put on hold for further research...

 

Council debates fund balance

At last Monday’s workshop meeting, a proposed change to the city’s fund balance reserve policy from one month to two months sparked debate. Four council members expressed preference for using the funds for projects for public safety, such as...

 

Salary commission recommends pay increases for mayor, council

Arlington’s Citizens Salary Review Commission filed its compensation decision with the Arlington City Clerk in April, including changes to mayor and council salaries and per diem reimbursements on June 1, 2017, Jan. 1, 2018, and Jan. 1, 2019. As...

 

Council considers street closures for events

Arlington City Council was scheduled to proclaim at this Monday’s council meeting Police Week (5/14-5/20), Public Works Week (5/21-5/27) and EMS Week (5/21-5/27). In this week’s consent agenda, council was expected to approve street closures for...

 

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