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City Council gets first look at Westgate plan, OKs new Economic Development Director, extends deadline for salary report

City Council gets first look at Westgate plan, OKs new Economic Development Director, extends deadline for salary report

The Edmonds City Council got its first look Tuesday night at a proposed development plan for the Westgate neighborhood, which reflects two years of work by the Edmonds Planning Board and three public hearings, following initial data collection, citizen surveys and meetings, and reports initiated by University of Washington undergraduate and graduate planning and architecture students. The public w... »

Edmonds City Council Tuesday to preview Planning Board recommendations for Westgate area development

The Edmonds City Council at its Tuesday night meeting will preview the Edmonds Planning Board’s recommendations to amend the city’s comprehensive plan, zoning code and zoning map to accommodate a new development plan for the Westgate commercial area. This is an information item; no action will be taken. A public hearing is set for Monday, Aug. 5. The Planning Board held three public he... »

Coming up: Fun family events in Edmonds — outdoor movie nites, sand sculpting

Here are two popular summertime events sponsored annually by the City of Edmonds: Free outdoor movie nights: Come to Frances Anderson Center Playfield for a free, family night of movie entertainment. Bring your blanket or lawn chair to watch a blockbuster hit on a giant inflatable screen! The movie begins at dusk (around 9 p.m.). Refreshments will be sold.  Sponsored by Edmonds Family Medicine, Su... »

Nothing ever happens in Edmonds – Right??

Nothing ever happens in Edmonds – Right??

Well, not really. The perception among many of our residents is that Edmonds is an oasis somewhat unto itself, free of crime and free of many of the challenges facing other Puget Sound communities. As with many perceptions, there is some truth to it. Edmonds does enjoy a lower crime rate than other local cities. Edmonds is a safe community with residents who care deeply about quality of life. The ... »

Patrick Doherty appointed as Edmonds’ new Community Services/Economic Development Director; council confirmation set for July 22

Patrick Doherty appointed as Edmonds’ new Community Services/Economic Development Director; council confirmation set for July 22

Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling announced Friday that he has appointed Patrick Doherty to fill the city’s Community Services/Economic Development Director position. and will be seeking City Council confirmation on Tuesday, July 22. Doherty is scheduled to begin his work with the city on July 30. Doherty is the current Community and Economic Development Director for the City of Federal Way. “Patri... »

Yost Pool closed Friday morning; will open at 11 a.m.

The City of Edmonds said that Yost Pool was closed this morning — Friday, July 18, due to a mechanical issue. The pool will open at 11 a.m .today, according to the city’s Todd Cort. »

City of Edmonds to close 200th St. S.W. between 76th and 80th due to sewer main work

The City of Edmonds contractor working on the city’s annual sewermain replacement project has encountered unexpected soil conditions during deep excavation along 200th Street Southwest, west of 76th Avenue. To protect public safety, 200th between 76th and 80th Avenues West will be closed to through traffic until the new sewermain is completed, anticipated July 23. Local access will remain fo... »

Celebrate installation of walking tour markers in Edmonds Thursday

Celebrate installation of walking tour markers in Edmonds Thursday

The City of Edmonds Arts Commission invites you to celebrate the installation of 12 new artist-made interpretive markers on Thursday July 17, at 5 p.m. outside of the Edmonds Historical Museum. Created by Seattle artist Judith Caldwell, the sculptural markers are part of a walking tour in downtown Edmonds to celebrate local history and the rich artistic nature of the community. You can meet the ar... »

Edmonds councilmembers take issue with mayor’s raise; say better council salaries needed too

By design, the Edmonds City Council has no control over the recommendations made by the Edmonds Citizens’ Commission on Compensation of Elected Officials, an all-volunteer commission that reviews and sets not only councilmembers’ compensation and benefits but that of Edmonds’ other elected officials — the Mayor and Municipal Court Judge. The new salary schedule for 2015 and 2016 goes i... »

Shop Five Corners: 5 Corners Deli-Market

Shop Five Corners: 5 Corners Deli-Market

As promised, we are featuring one business each day from the Five Corners neighborhood, where merchants have been impacted by a perfect storm of factors: traffic congestion related to the roundabout construction that began in mid-May, and closure in early May of the Vision Quest fitness facility. We encourage you to patronize these businesses. 5 Corners Deli-Market 8406 Bowdoin Way Edmonds, WA 980... »

Council interviews finalists for Community Services/Economic Development Director post

Council interviews finalists for Community Services/Economic Development Director post

Members of the Edmonds City Council on Monday interviewed two finalists for the Community Services/Economic Development Director position vacated earlier this year by Stephen Clifton: Jackie MacLean, former King County Community & Human Services Director, and Patrick Doherty, the City of Federal Way’s current Community and Economic Development Director. But it’s unclear whether May... »

Coming up for Edmonds City Council: Economic Development Director interviews Monday; mayor and council pay report Tuesday

Several items of interest to city government watchers this week: The Edmonds City Council on Monday afternoon will interview finalists for the Community Services/Economic Development Director position vacated earlier this year by Stephen Clifton when he took a job with Snohomish County. The interviews will begin at 4 p.m. in the Brackett Room, 3rd floor of City Hall at 121 5th Ave. N. Also that da... »

Long traffic delays as Five Corners roundabout construction hits high gear

Long traffic delays as Five Corners roundabout construction hits high gear

The old saying “it’ll get worse before it gets better” sure fits the current state of traffic flow past the Five Corners roundabout construction site. The project is now in full swing, and it’s more congested than ever. Traffic is down to one lane in all directions, and as crews move from one part of the project to another, that lane can shift locations several times daily.... »

Edmonds police announce crackdown on pedestrian-car right-of-way violations

Edmonds police announce crackdown on pedestrian-car right-of-way violations

In light of recent fatalities and serious injury accidents involving cars and pedestrians, the Edmonds Police Department announced Tuesday it is cracking down on pedestrian right-of-way violations. Starting in the month of July, police will begin focusing on traffic violations by “both pedestrians and vehicles in specific areas in the city,” said Edmonds police spokesman Sgt. Mark Mars... »

Edmonds City Park’s new playground a hit, and so is man who cut the ribbon

Edmonds City Park’s new playground a hit, and so is man who cut the ribbon

Dozens of excited children gathered at City Park in downtown Edmonds Tuesday morning to watch as the ribbon was officially cut for the park’s new playground equipment. But the kids were just as thrilled to meet the mayor as they were to play on the playground. “This is what makes the job worthwhile,” Mayor Dave Earling said as several children approached him following the ribbon-... »

Edmonds City Council to meet in committees Tuesday night

Tuesday is committee meeting night for the Edmonds City Council, starting at 6 p.m. Note that these are work sessions city councilmembers and staff. Members of the public are welcome to observe, but public participation is limited to making comments at the end of the meeting with a three-minute limit per person. Here’s the schedule:  Finance Committee, Jury Meeting Room A. (10 Minutes) 2014 ... »

Reminder: Free water saver kits available at City of Edmonds Public Works

Reminder: Free water saver kits available at City of Edmonds Public Works

The City of Edmonds Public Works Department is providing a limited number of free water-saver kits to its water customers. There are two types of water-saver kits available on a first-come-first-served basis, while supplies last. The indoor kit includes: ¨    One reduced-flow showerhead (rated at 2.0 gallons per minute maximum) which features an adjustable spray. ¨    Two fixed faucet aerators (ea... »

City of Edmonds to cut ribbon Tuesday for City Park playground

City of Edmonds to cut ribbon Tuesday for City Park playground

The City of Edmonds is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 8 for the playground portion of the City Park Play and Spray Revitalization project. As we covered in our story here, the city’s Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Department used a “Community Build” model last month to install a new playground at the park, located at 3rd and Howell, that involved mor... »

Council approves emergency fixes to City of Edmonds’ IT infrastructure

Council approves emergency fixes to City of Edmonds’ IT infrastructure

With sporadic email and phone outages continuing to affect city operations, the Edmonds City Council Tuesday night unanimously approved a $318,00-plus emergency budget aimed at fixing the problem. The total dollar amount of $318,934 was higher than the $271,546 listed in the initial Tuesday council agenda; City IT Manager Brian Tuley told My Edmonds News that he didn’t have final figures fro... »

Edmonds Council to consider quarter-million-dollar fix for city’s ailing computer, phone systems

The Edmonds City Council is scheduled to consider a proposal at its Tuesday night meeting to fix the city’s aging and unstable computer and telephone systems — a problem that caused significant down time for both city’s email and phone services in recent weeks. The estimated cost to purchase and install new hardware and software, plus staff training, is $271,546, higher than the ... »

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