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Groundbreaking held for Haller splash pad

Local kids received the honor of breaking ground for the Haller Park splash pad on July 4. City officials said that the splash pad construction is scheduled to finish by the end of March next year so...

 
 By Sarah Arney    Communities    July 11, 2018 

Residents express concerns about proposed ambulance fee

On Monday, July 2, Arlington City Council took input on a proposed Ambulance Utility Fee of $15 that could, if approved, be added to residents’ monthly utility bill to help cover the costs of Emergency Medical Services. About 50 residents attended...

 

Council considers changes to dwelling ordinance

On Monday, June 18, the Arlington City Council was scheduled to vote to approve a sole source resolution for pump repairs at the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Four pumps installed in 2010 need repair at a cost of $40,000 and only one company provides...

 

New stage dedicated in Legion Park

Arlington's Legion Park now has a new stage that bands will be able to play at for downtown events and it was built largely through community and volunteer efforts. Community members gathered at the...

 

Council considers new position in planning and development

After discussion at the May 29 council workshop meeting, council was expected to vote on Monday, June 4, to approve an employment agreement with Jonathan Ventura as police chief, an appointment by the mayor that must be approved by council. Also...

 

Arlington considers utility fee to provide funding for EMS

The Arlington City Council is considering a $15 per month Ambulance Utility Fee that would provide relief to the city's general fund which they would then use to improve public safety. A public...

 
 By Nate Nehring    Opinion    May 9, 2018

A great partnership with the military

In honor of Military Appreciation Month, I am dedicating my May column to the great partnership between Snohomish County and our military. Snohomish County has played host to the United States...

 

Arlington planning future of its roads

The city of Arlington has begun to make a master plan for how their future streets should look for commuters, bikers and pedestrians as the community grows. As part of this effort they met with local...

 
 By Sarah Arney    Communities    May 2, 2018

Council considers variety of issues

Arlington City Council met April 23 to review the launch of an initiative that started during its spring retreat in March. The city is proposing changing the design guidelines for historic downtown Arlington to standards, which means the guidelines...

 

Arlington City Council hears about response to the opioid epidemic

On Monday, April 9, Arlington City Council learned about Snohomish County’s multi-agency coordination (MAC) strategy to respond to the opioid epidemic. County Executive Dave Somers said his team that is being coordinated by the county’s Office fo...

 

Community members help plan manufacturing, industrial area

Marysville and Arlington have started to map out their vision for the Arlington Marysville Manufacturing Industrial Center with a public kickoff meeting on April 4. The Arlington Marysville...

 
 By Nate Nehring    Opinion    April 11, 2018

Milestone in battling the opioid epidemic

Snohomish County has reached a milestone in the northern part of the county with regard to the ongoing effort to combat the opioid epidemic. There remains much work to be done, but I look forward to...

 

Construction underway on Legion Park stage

Volunteer-led construction has begun at Legion Park to build an official stage for the downtown area. Work started on the project on March 17 and city officials hope that the project will be finished...

 

Tolbert gives State of the City

Arlington Mayor Barbara Tolbert talked about the city's efforts toward public safety, getting those with addictions treated, and the economy during her State of the City on March 13. Policing...

 

Concerns expressed about downtown development

Arlington City Council was scheduled to accept the lowest bidder on the Arlington Valley Road, which will provide access to industrial lands between 67th Avenue and Kent Prairie. The road has been in the works since 2015, when the city identified...

 

Council considers sale of Hangar 57B

In New Business at this Monday’s March 5 meeting, the city was expected to accept the Arlington Airport Commission’s recommendation on the sale of Hangar 57B. The issue was on the Feb. 20 council meeting agenda, but council requested it be...

 

Arlington to get facility to test clean energy initiatives

Snohomish PUD plans to test new sustainable energy technology along with other projects at a new "Microgrid and Clean Energy Technology Center" they plan to build in Arlington. PUD officials talked...

 

City of Arlington launches new website

City of Arlington officials hope a new city website improves user functionality for mobile and home users. The city launched the new website on Feb. 22. The address for the site remains the same:...

 

Arlington's Eagle Festival highlights local nature

Arlington locals celebrated the return of eagles to the Stillaguamish Valley with the 11th annual Eagle Festival on Feb. 2 and 3. The festival, which is run by the city of Arlington, the...

 

Tolbert earns Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership

Mayor Barb Tolbert recently received an Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership from the Association of Washington Cities (AWC).  AWC's Certificate of Municipal Leadership program recognizes cit...

 

Larsen meets with Arlington's DABA

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen stopped by downtown Arlington on Jan. 24 to meet with local leaders from the Downtown Arlington Business Association to learn about how the organization is doing. The Downtown...

 

Arlington nixes utility rate increase

The Arlington City Council voted not to raise utility rates for residents and businesses for a sixth straight year. Since 2010 city law has required a mandatory public utilities rate increase each year for those in Arlington, but the council has...

 

Marysville Fire District welcomes new members

The Marysville Fire District introduced a new board director, swore in two new firefighter/paramedics, and introduced a new mechanic joining the district's staff on Jan. 17. New Board Director Tom...

 

M'ville, Fire District 12 continue RFA talks

Talks will likely begin again between Fire District 12 and the city of Marysville about forming a Regional Fire Authority to provide fire services for the area. Last year District 12 had been working...

 

Eagle Festival returns Feb. 2-3

Eagles and other birds will come to the Arlington downtown as part of the annual Arlington Stillaguamish Eagle Festival, which returns to the city on Feb. 2 and 3. Sarvey Wildlife Care Center will hav...

 

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