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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...

 

Marysville plans Earth Day tree planting at Strawberry Fields

Locals can come down to Strawberry Fields Park on Earth Day this year to help plant trees, improve streams for fish and participate in games and activities. The event is on April 21 at Strawberry...

 

Tree planting helps Marysville's Munson Creek

Volunteers helped the Adopt A Stream Foundation with some of the final phases of improving Marysville's Munson Creek at Northpointe Park. The local foundation has been partnering with the city of...

 

Hirst 'fix' will hurt salmon

In a hasty move to “fix” the Hirst ruling, the State Legislature and Gov. Jay Inslee are writing a bad check on our limited water supply at the cost of salmon, future generations and holders of...

 

State Rep. Eslick meets with constituents

Recently appointed 39th State Legislative District Rep. Carolyn Eslick met with some of her constituents on Dec. 12 to talk about local issues. Eslick was appointed to the seat this September to...

 

Accord fosters cooperation

A 28-year-old investment in cooperation and government-to-government relations between Indian tribes and the state of Washington is still paying off today. Through the 1989 Centennial Accord the...

 

First Street road project aims to improve stormwater treatment

Marysville's First Street will receive new landscaping meant to clean stormwater runoff before it heads into the Ebey Slough in the upcoming months. Construction for the project began on Nov. 1 and...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Stillaguamish Tribe receives $1 million grant

The Stillaguamish Tribe received a national $1 million grant this month to research the applicability of a machine that could process dairy water to improve stream quality. The Tribe was the lone Wash...

 

Accountability matters for Water and Treaty Rights

Do you make sure you have enough money in your bank account before writing a check for a big purchase? Of course. That's what responsible people do to avoid trouble down the road. You would think that...

 

Marysville celebrates opening of Ebey Waterfront Trail

Local officials opened up the Ebey Waterfront Trail for public use on April 22, creating 1.8 miles of new public waterfront. Tulalip, Marysville and state officials cut the ribbon in front of a crowd...

 

We need to do more to clean the Puget Sound

The health of Puget Sound is getting some much-needed help from efforts to reduce polluted stormwater runoff and a proposed new law that would prohibit sewage discharge from boats. Polluted stormwater...

 

Volunteers help restore Marysville's Hayho Creek habitat

Local volunteers and the Adopt A Stream Foundation helped to plant trees at Marysville's Hayho Creek on March 4 to improve the water quality and habitat of the stream. Volunteers worked near a city of...

 

Construction project impacting Third Street businesses

The ongoing construction project designed to add environmental and aesthetic improvements to Third Street may be impacting business for many of the local shops in the area. The large project includes...

 

'Don't Drip and Drive' classes come to M'ville

Local officials hope to show you how to fix leaks in your car and maintain motor fluids in an environmentally friendly way in free local classes from the Washington state Department of Ecology....

 

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...

 

City, Fire District negotiate agreement

After negotiating since the end of a contract in December 2014, Arlington City Council was scheduled to discuss at this week’s workshop meeting, an agreement with Fire District 21 (Arlington Heights) for fire and EMS services. Since the contract...

 

Feedback wanted at oil transportation rule hearings in Everett

EVERETT – Anyone interested in efforts to enhance the safety of transporting oil through the state can take part in two separate public hearings in Everett on Monday, May 23. The Washington Department of Ecology is hosting the sessions so people ca...

 

Council discusses variety of issues

At this week’s workshop meeting, Arlington City Council was scheduled to discuss a work plan, as required by the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC), to address some inconsistencies in the city’s 2015 Comprehensive Plan update. In a report to...

 

Reduce pesticide pollution at home

Commercial farms are often blamed for the vast array of contaminants that find their way into water supplies and the soil itself. But home-gardening enthusiasts may also be contaminating water and soi...

 

City considers marketing plan

The city of Arlington is considering a professional service agreement with TWENTYFIVE, a marketing firm, that will brand and market a Retail Focus Area initiative that was launched in early 2015. Staff has outlined a strategy and is now proposing hir...

 

City reviews plans for transportation grants

Arlington City Council reviewed plans to spend about $2.6 million in three Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) grants during its workshop meeting this Monday, Jan. 11. Next week the regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, due to Martin Luther...

 

City Council considers variety of issues

After approving a market study for the Arlington-Marysville Manufacturing Industrial Center (MIC) and new members for the city’s Lodging Tax Advisory Committee and the Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission (PARC) last Monday, Nov. 16, Arlington Cit...

 

EPA should stay the course on water quality standards

“Stay the course.” It was one of our late chairman Billy Frank’s favorite sayings. It was his way of encouraging us to keep moving toward our goals, regardless of who or what stands in our way....

 

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