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Council discusses variety of issues


At this Monday’s workshop meeting, Arlington City Council was scheduled to consider a student representative for the Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission. According to a city ordinance, there are two youth-specific seats on the PARC. Youth commission members, who are appointed to serve up to two years during their junior and senior years in high school, shall be entitled to vote.

Zoe Undercuffler was interviewed for one of the two positions and PARC is recommending she be appointed. She is a junior at Arlington High School and has volunteered at many city events with Youth Dynamics. She is a member of the high school’s robotics team and art club. A vote is projected for the May 15 meeting.

Street closures

The approval of street closures for special events is always a good sign that traditions continue as usual.

Council was scheduled to review closures for the Show and Shine Car Show, June 10, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., an event presented by the Downtown Arlington Business Association. The closure includes N. Olympic Avenue from Division to First Street. Any side street closures must be approved by Arlington Fire Department.

DABA also presents the Arlington Street Fair, July 7–9, d from 6 a.m. Friday morning through 5 p.m. Sunday evening, as there will be vendor booths in the street from Division to First.

The Fourth of July Grand Parade is presented by the Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce this year. Olympic Avenue is closed from 2-7 p.m.

For a block party, an annual Fly-In BBQ, Becky Fuller requested a closure in the 5200 block of 200th Street NE, from 1 p.m. on July 7, until noon on July 9.

Staff is requesting that annual events should not be taken to City Council on an annual basis unless changes have been made to the street closure request, but that would require an ordinance to be discussed at a future workshop.

Stormwater permit

The city’s annual review of its Stormwater Management Workplan for 2017 was presented by Public Works director Jim Kelly, since Bill Blake has resigned as Surface Water Manager. The annual review by the city and the public is required by the National Pollution Elimination Systems Permit .

The purpose of the SWMP Plan is to detail actions that the city of Arlington takes to reduce the discharge of pollutants from the City’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System.


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