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Edmonds City Council set to make decision Tuesday on Woodway Fields interlocal agreement

The Edmonds City Council Tuesday night is scheduled to decide whether to approve an interlocal agreement with the Edmonds School District regarding the multi-use sports fields project at former Woodway High School. The council was scheduled to vote at its July 22 meeting on whether to pursue an interlocal agreement under which the city would schedule, operate and maintain the artificial turf field... »

Judge dismisses most of claims against Woodway fields project; next hearing Oct. 16

A Snohomish County Superior Court judge on Friday dismissed many of the claims filed by Edmonds resident Mark Wall, who is appealing the Edmonds City Council’s land use decision regarding an athletic field complex planned for the former Woodway High School. During the Friday hearing, Judge Bruce Weiss dismissed 12 of 15 claims that the school district had requested be thrown out. Weiss set an Oct.... »

From the Edmonds Mayor: Mayors past and present to gather for Aug. 11 anniversary celebration

From the Edmonds Mayor: Mayors past and present to gather for Aug. 11 anniversary celebration

A couple of months ago, when thinking about the city’s upcoming 125th Anniversary celebration on Aug. 11, I remembered there are seven current and former Mayors among us. I thought, wouldn’t it be great to gather as many of them as possible to join in celebrating our anniversary? For a quick history recall, we go back several decades to count all seven. They are: Harve Harrison, Larry ... »

Now on video: Interview with former Edmonds Parks Board member Bill Phillips, and his work to put parks on waterfront

Now on video: Interview with former Edmonds Parks Board member Bill Phillips, and his work to put parks on waterfront

In April 2015, former Edmonds Parks Board member Bill Phillips led a group of more than a dozen interested citizens on a tour of Edmonds’ waterfront parks, a legacy he played a key role in shaping during his 20 years on the Parks Board during the 1960s and ’70s. While reporter Larry Vogel wrote a story about that tour here, My Edmonds News wanted to capture the 92-year-old Phillips’ recollec... »

Edmonds School Board says no to joint meeting with City Council on crumb rubber

Edmonds School Board says no to joint meeting with City Council on crumb rubber

The Edmonds School Board has declined an invitation for a joint meeting with the Edmonds City Council next Tuesday, Aug. 4 to discuss the tire crumb rubber infill being installed at the former Woodway High School. In an email to Council President Adrienne Fraley-Monillas Wednesday night, School Board President Diana White said she would “respectively decline” on behalf of the school bo... »

Edmonds citizens asked to conserve in light of drought response plan

Edmonds citizens asked to conserve in light of drought response plan

The City of Everett released a statement Monday regarding the activation of Stage 1 Drought Response Plan as a proactive measure due to higher than normal temperatures and lower than normal precipitation. Storage at Spada Lake Reservoir, which supplies the City of Edmonds, is at 68 percent of normal and precipitation from May through July has been 23 percent of normal. The forecast is for continue... »

Mayor appoints task force to help advise railroad crossings alternatives study

Mayor appoints task force to help advise railroad crossings alternatives study

Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling announced Wednesday that he has appointed an 11-member advisory task force to provide advice and insight during the study of alternatives to the at-grade railroad crossings in downtown Edmonds. A total of $680,000 has been contributed so far by the State Legislature, the City of Edmonds, Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway, the Port of Edmonds and Community Trans... »

Council again hears from crumb rubber foes; school superintendent says field agreement not tied to other partnerships

Council again hears from crumb rubber foes; school superintendent says field agreement not tied to other partnerships

With a decision looming about a City of Edmonds interlocal agreement with the Edmonds School District to schedule, operate and maintain fields being installed at the former Woodway High School, opponents of the fields’ tire crumb rubber surface once again made their feelings known to the Edmonds City Council Tuesday night. All of the 13 people signed up to make public comments focused on hea... »

Edmonds City Council adopts 2015 Comprehensive Plan

After a year of consideration and public input, the Edmonds City Council Tuesday night approved the City’s Comprehensive Plan by a 6-1 vote. Councilmember Joan Bloom, who had attempted to amend the plan to prevent future residential buildings in the Harbor Square/Salish Crossing area, was the sole vote against the plan, although Councilmember Lora Petso noted she had reservations about it. E... »

Entertainment line-up announced for City of Edmonds’ 125th Anniversary celebration Aug. 11

Entertainment line-up announced for City of Edmonds’ 125th Anniversary celebration Aug. 11

The City of Edmonds has announced the line-up of entertainment and performances scheduled as the highlight of its 125th Anniversary celebration in downtown Edmonds on Tuesday, Aug. 11, commemorating the actual date of the city’s incorporation in 1890. The festivities will begin about 1:30 p.m. on 5th Avenue North between City Hall and the Historical Museum and will feature live performances from l... »

Tap water quality ‘back up to standards,’ say officials

Tap water quality ‘back up to standards,’ say officials

The recent problems with disagreeable taste and odor in South Snohomish County tap water are a thing of the past, according to the Everett Public Works Department. When My Edmonds News investigated local residents’ complaints of bad-tasting water, officials blamed it on an algae bloom in Lake Chaplain, the source of water for 80 percent of Snohomish County residents. “The Lake Chaplain... »

Edmonds City Council Tuesday to revisit items delayed from last business meeting, plus study session

Last week, the Edmonds City Council business meeting ended abruptly when there weren’t enough votes to extend the meeting to take care of unfinished business. Two items of unfinished business from that meeting will be added to the agenda prior to Tuesday night’s study session: adoption of the 2015 City of Edmonds Comprehensive Plan and an ordinance amending the Edmonds City Code provis... »

Fire District 1 delivers annual report to Edmonds City Council

Fire District 1 delivers annual report to Edmonds City Council

Under the City of Edmonds contract with Snohomish County Fire District 1, the fire district is required to provide an annual report on its performance, including how quickly it responds to fires and medical emergencies as well as its fire prevention and emergency preparedness training for Edmonds residents. The Fire District Board of Commissioners and Fire District Chief Ed Widdis did just that at... »

City of Edmonds shares details of $50K public records settlement

The Edmonds City Attorney on Wednesday released details of a $50,000 settlement between the city and Edmonds resident Finis Tupper regarding a dispute over a public records request. The Edmonds City Council approved the settlement following an executive session on July 7. According to the settlement agreement, on Oct. 18, 2014, Tupper submitted a request to the City of Edmonds “for certain p... »

Crank promises to bring ‘core values of working middle class’ to Edmonds City Council

Crank promises to bring ‘core values of working middle class’ to Edmonds City Council

Alicia Crank kicked off her campaign for Edmonds City Council Position 5 Wednesday evening in front a small but enthusiastic gathering of supporters at Scott’s Restaurant. Crank, a first-time candidate, will face another newcomer to Edmonds politics, Dave Teitzel, for the position currently held by Councilmember Joan Bloom. Crank recently relocated to Edmonds from Mountain View, Calif., and ... »

Council votes to delay decision on Woodway fields interlocal agreement

Council votes to delay decision on Woodway fields interlocal agreement

Even before the nearly two dozen people testified about the pros and cons of tire crumb rubber artificial turf being installed by the Edmonds School District at the former Woodway High School, the Edmonds City Council unanimously voted to postpone a decision on the matter. Following a motion by Councilmember Tom Mesaros, councilmembers decided to wait two weeks to vote on whether to pursue an inte... »

Planning a National Night Out event? Edmonds police ask that you keep streets clear

Tuesday, Aug. 4 is the National Night Out, a time for communities to come together in a night out against crime. In years past, the City of Edmonds and Edmonds Police Department have taken part in Edmonds Night Out with a main event at the Frances Anderson Center playfield. The Edmonds Police Foundation has traditionally sponsored this event but was unable to do so this year. Since communities are... »

Edmonds Mini Arts Summit showcases progress of City’s Community Cultural plan

Edmonds Mini Arts Summit showcases progress of City’s Community Cultural plan

A capacity crowd of participants, presenters and public officials responded Monday night to the Edmonds Arts Commission (EAC) call for a mini arts summit. Meeting in the Plaza Room of the Edmonds Library, over 60 residents conferred to discuss the headway made in the Community Cultural Plan of 2014 and to view what’s on the horizon for the arts scene in Edmonds. City Arts and Culture Manager Franc... »

Have your say about city signs: Sign code open house set for Aug. 3

Have your say about city signs: Sign code open house set for Aug. 3

The City of Edmonds’ sign code — and whether or how it should be changed — will be the subject of a public open house at the Council Chambers, 250 5th Ave N., on Monday, Aug.  3, starting at 6 pm.  The event’s main focus will be on A-frame signs downtown, although input on any signage issues is welcome. Proposing changes to the sign code is a topic that the Edmonds City Council a... »

City Council to hold public hearing Tuesday on Woodway fields interlocal agreement

City Council to hold public hearing Tuesday on Woodway fields interlocal agreement

The Edmonds City Council Tuesday night will hold a public hearing on whether the City of Edmonds should enter into an interlocal agreement with the Edmonds School District to operate, schedule and maintain turf fields being installed at the former Woodway High School. Councilmember Lora Petso suggested the hearing at last week’s council study session, after several people opposed to the inst... »

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