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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 scope of work for Shockey Planning Group on the city’s comprehensive plans for water, sewer and transportation.

Staff is proposing an interlocal agreement with Arlington, Darrington and Snohomish County for the Ride to Remember Oso, on March 19.

Snohomish County is presenting the Whitehorse Trail Ride from Fortson to Darrington. Arlington is kicking of the SR 530 bike ride at Legion Park and Darrington is presenting the Celebration of Strong Communities event, at the end of the ride in Darrington.

This final event in the America’s Best Communities project is being coordinated by an event contractor working with it staff and volunteers of Arlington, Darrington and Snohomish County Parks. The purpose of the agreement is to clarify responsibilities of all the parties involved.

As part of the bike ride, the city’s recreation department has proposed a 45-minute closure of Olympic Avenue from Second Street to Division Street, from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. for a ceremonial start. Every minute, 43 cyclists will depart for the ride up the valley to Darrington.

Council is also reviewing a proposed closure of 192nd Street NE for a second annual car show on May 20, presented by Peter Harrett of Top Secret Customs and Restorations at 6205 192nd Street NE #2. Harrett expects 100-200 cars and is asking that 192nd Street be closed from 59th Avenue east to 62nd Ave NE.

Also at this week’s workshop meeting, council reviewed an updated proposal from the city’s Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, with some minor changes in response to council’s request for further review.


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