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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 recruited donations of materials and time to complete the stage by summer.

They are working with the city’s permitting department to be sure and meet code, said Sarah Lopez, recreation manager.

Lopez also requested permission to apply to Snohomish County for a small, $5,000 grant to help cover costs.

The stage proposal was recommended for approval by the city’s Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission, along with several public art proposals from Arlington Arts Council.

AAC is requesting permission to install a granite sculpture of a frog by George Pratt to be located near the river and the future spray park in Haller Park by the Fourth of July.

AAC also proposed engraving a prize-winning haiku on a rock for Terrace Park and on benches around town.

The city of Arlington is being asked to relinquish all rights to the Rucker Building, which the Snohomish Health District (SHD) intends to sell in the effort to scale down and reduce its budget.

“It’s just housekeeping,” said the city attorney, Steve Peiffle.

The city’s investment was returned in services, Peiffle explained.

Council is voting this week on an inter-local agreement with Tulalip Tribes for aerial photography to be used by the city’s GIS maps manager.

Council is also expected to approve the dedication of rights of way for a Shoultes RV Project that will accommodate connectivity at 164th Street NE, 43rd Avenue NE and 51st Avenue NE, south of the Arlington Airport in the proposed Manufacturing and Industrial Center to be shared with Marysville, according to Marc Hayes, community and economic development director.

Arlington is moving forward on the construction of a new lift station in Jensen Business Park. Presented by Public Works Director Jim Kelly, a proposed contract would cover the cost of having RH2 Engineering manage construction of Lift Station #2 for the city’s water system.

Arlington is also reviewing the price index on road mitigation for the Snohomish County Transfer Station.

The city’s Planning Commission on Thursday will be discussing the annual docket, which includes numerous proposals for rezones, with three from community members and more from the city, to accommodate growth with higher density.


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