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More on Hutt Park vandalism: At least 100 trees now believed damaged

More on Hutt Park vandalism: At least 100 trees now believed damaged

A citizen who first reported the damage to numerous trees at Edmonds’ Hutt Park in the Seaview neighborhood last week now believes that at least 100 trees were vandalized by an as-yet-unknown suspect. Edmonds resident Laura Martin first discovered the damage to about 30 trees last Thursday and reported it to Edmonds City Councilmember Diane Buckshnis, who lives in the area. Since that time, Martin... »

What’s open and closed on Labor Day in Edmonds

Here’s the schedule for what’s open and closed in Edmonds on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1: City of Edmonds facilities — all closed. Yost Pool — open regular hours on Labor Day. Edmonds Library — closed Edmonds Post Offices – closed; no mail delivery Community Transit Bus Service — no bus or DART service; no customer phone service Sounder Train — No service E... »

Cities of Edmonds, Lynnwood complete 76th Avenue West water/sewer main project

The 76th Avenue West water and sewer main project has been completed, the cities of Lynnwood and Edmonds announced. The joint project included: Installation of approximately 2,700 lineal feet of new larger-diameter sewer main Replacement of approximately 2,000 lineal feet of aging water main Reduction of the potential for raw sewage overflows during wet weather events Replacement of an aging water... »

Are you ready for the roundabout? Five Corners revision to start Sept. 2

While construction is scheduled to continue through October, the Five Corners Roundbout will become a reality next week. According to a City of Edmonds announcement, on Tuesday, Sept. 2 the Five Corners intersection at 212th Street Southwest and 84th Avenue West will begin operating as a roundabout both during and after construction hours. Information on how to drive a roundabout can be found on t... »

Vandals damage trees at Edmonds’ Hutt Park

Vandals damage trees at Edmonds’ Hutt Park

My Edmonds News was alerted Thursday night that more than 30 trees have been slashed at Edmonds’ Hutt Park in the Seaview neighborhood. Edmonds resident Laura Martin discovered the damage on Thursday and reported it to Councilmember Diane Buckshnis, who lives in the area, around 6 p.m. “There are more than 30 trees vandalized,” Martin said in an email. “Most of the trees da... »

Edmonds Council dives into Westgate, Highway 99 zoning details

Topics like zoning don’t sound very exciting and can often be complicated both to explain and to understand. The Edmonds City Council had a double treat for those attending or watching on TV their Tuesday night meeting, discussing not one, but two, zoning-related issues — one involving a development plan for the Westgate commercial area and the other an Edmonds Planning Board proposal ... »

Council to discuss zoning for Westgate, Highway 99; possible change in meeting format

Zoning changes proposed for both the Westgate and Highway 99 commercial areas are on the agenda for the Tuesday, Aug. 27 Edmonds City Council meeting. The council will also discuss the idea of changing its meeting format to include alternating weeks of information-only work sessions and council business meetings, where votes are taken. Nearby cities follow the work session format, including Lynnwo... »

On video: Edmonds City Councilmembers put media on ice for good cause

On video: Edmonds City Councilmembers put media on ice for good cause

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Edmonds Planning Board seeks new member

The City of Edmonds is seeking one resident interested in participating on the Edmonds Planning Board for the position of alternate. The Planning Board serves as an advisory board to the City Council on rezones, comprehensive planning, Community Development Code amendments, and other land use issues. The alternate member attends all meetings and participates in all discussions and work sessions; t... »

Scene in Edmonds: It’s the Ice Bucket for Councilmember Buckshnis

Scene in Edmonds: It’s the Ice Bucket for Councilmember Buckshnis

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Echelbarger briefs Economic Development Commission on Salish Crossing Development

Echelbarger briefs Economic Development Commission on Salish Crossing Development

One of the most visible redevelopment projects in Edmonds is the ongoing transformation of the old Waterfront Antique Mall into the new Salish Crossing complex. The new lighting fixtures, landscaping, concrete retaining walls with embossed art and reconfigured parking are giving the area a new look and attracting considerable local attention. But these are just the beginning according to developer... »

Earling schedules Town Hall meeting for Highway 99 neighborhood

Earling schedules Town Hall meeting for Highway 99 neighborhood

Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling has scheduled a second Town Hall meeting for Thursday, Sept. 11, this time in the Highway 99 neighborhood. The meeting will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the new Community Health Center of Snohomish County located at 23320 Hwy. 99 in Edmonds. Community members from the Highway 99 area are invited to attend to discuss current issues relating to the neighborhood, ask questions... »

Edmonds City Council agrees to test Sunset Walkway configuration

Edmonds City Council agrees to test Sunset Walkway configuration

The Edmonds City Council agreed by a 4-3 vote Tuesday night to spend $20,000 to test out a multi-use walkway on Sunset Avenue before committing additional funding to the project. The idea as presented by Public Works Director Phil Williams is to add temporary striping to the current paved pathway indicating shared use between pedestrians and those on wheels (bicyclists, strollers or skateboarders,... »

Reminder: Economic Development Commission to receive update on Salish Crossing work Aug. 20

Reminder: Economic Development Commission to receive update on Salish Crossing work Aug. 20

The Edmonds Citizens Economic Development Commission (EDC) will receive an update at its Wedesday, Aug. 20 meeting regarding the status of the Salish Crossing property (formerly the Waterfront Antique Mall). The speaker will be Nick Echelbarger of Echelbarger Properties, which owns Salish Crossing. The redevelopment is expected to be complete spring 2015. The former Safeway space, measuring over 2... »

Commentary: Does the Westgate rezone plan match your vision?

Commentary: Does the Westgate rezone plan match your vision?

Did you know that the Edmonds City Council is considering a rezone for the Westgate commercial area that would allow up to four-story “Commercial Block Mixed-Use” buildings on properties now occupied by Bartells and QFC? Some other building types that would be allowed in the Westgate area under the proposal include “Rowhouse,” “Loft Mixed-Use,” and “Stacke... »

Registration now open for Edmonds Street Scramble, set for Oct. 25

Registration now open for Edmonds Street Scramble, set for Oct. 25

Mark your calendars for the 2nd Annual Edmonds Street Scramble on Oct. 25. The goal is simple: With a special map as your guide, find as many checkpoints as you can before time runs out. Work in teams or tackle it solo. Run, walk or bike — It’s up to you. This run is open to all — families, friends, runners, cyclists and walking enthusiasts. There are separate entry fees by age: $5-$20... »

City volunteers invited to picnic Sunday, Aug. 24

The Edmonds Mayor and City Council are hosting a Volunteer Appreciation Picnic this Sunday, Aug. 24, to say “thanks” for all of the hard work volunteers have done for the City. Enjoy a barbecue at Edmonds City Park, followed by a concert in the park featuring music by Second Hand Newz, a Fleetwood Mac tribute band. The barbecue will be at City Park Shelter # 3 starting at 2 p.m. followed by a welc... »

City of Edmonds to begin pavement overlays starting Thursday

The City’s 2014 Pavement Overlay Project is scheduled to begin starting Thursday on the following streets: - 100th Ave W from 243rd Place Southwest to Edmonds Way (State Route 104) – begin work Aug. 21 - Olympic View Drive from Talbot Rd to 76th Avenue West – begin work Sept. 2. This work will involve grinding off the top two inches of old pavement and replacing it with new asphalt pav... »

Council to review plan for temporary Sunset Avenue Walkway striping

Several key items are before the Edmonds City Council Tuesday night, including a plan to temporarily restripe the Sunset Avenue Walkway in a way “that mimics the extent of the project without the commitment of significant funds to it,” according to the narrative accompanying the agenda. “In this way we can all evaluate the concerns over an extended period of time to see which of ... »

City of Edmonds financials breeze through state audit

In a report presented to the city last month, the Washington State Auditors Office gave the City of Edmonds high marks for its compliance with all regulations and standard auditing practices. The report and audit also found no incidences of noncompliance with internal control procedures. The audit covered calendar year 2013. The state conducts audits every year to ensure government dollars are bei... »

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