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Scene in Edmonds: Fond farewell to Stephen Clifton

Scene in Edmonds: Fond farewell to Stephen Clifton

Many people stopped by City Hall Monday afternoon to say farewell to departing Community Services and Economic Development Director Stephen Clifton. Phrases like “big shoes to fill, “amazing legacy” and “irreplaceable” could be heard throughout the room as Clifton mingled with well-wishers. Typical of the low-key Clifton, who is headed for a job with Snohomish County,... »

Edmonds fishing pier to be inspected Monday

The Edmonds fishing pier will undergo an inspection from 10 a.m.-dusk on Monday, April 14. The inspections will be conducted both under the pier from the boat as well as above the pier. Fisherman should be aware that the boat will be under the pier making inspections, so be careful when casting during this time. »

On Edmonds City Council Tuesday agenda:  Five Corners bid award, finding money for Civic Center purchase, oil train resolution

On Edmonds City Council Tuesday agenda: Five Corners bid award, finding money for Civic Center purchase, oil train resolution

It’s a busy Tuesday night ahead for the Edmonds City Council, with the following items included on the agenda: - An explanation of intersection improvements proposed at 76th Avenue West at 212th Street Southwest. According to the city, this intersection next to Edmonds-Woodway High School and just north of Swedish/Edmonds is congested during peak commute and school hours due to limited capac... »

Reminder: Community can say goodbye to Stephen Clifton Monday

Reminder: Community can say goodbye to Stephen Clifton Monday

A reception is planned for Monday, April 14 to say farewell to Stephen Clifton, the City of Edmonds’ long-time Community Services and Economic Development Director. Clifton recently accepted an Executive Director position with Snohomish County. City staff invites community members who have worked with Clifton to wish him well in his new position. The reception will be from 3:30-5 p.m. on the... »

Mayor’s guest column: A tale of two entities

Mayor’s guest column: A tale of two entities

This submission is the latest in a series of guest columns on city issues, provided by Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling’s office. It was the best of times. A new business comes to Edmonds. Jacobsen’s Marine to invest $2 million to construct a new 10,000 square foot retail center along Admiral Way at the Port of Edmonds Marina. Economic development in action. The City and the Port working together ... »

Edmonds City Council to meet in committees Tuesday night

It’s been a while since the Edmonds City Council has had a Tuesday night devoted only to committee meetings (lately there have been a few extra issues that have necessitated regular council business prior to committee work). This Tuesday, however, all three committees will meet as work sessions only, starting at 6 p.m. Members of the public are welcome to observe the meeting, but public part... »

For fourth straight year, City of Edmonds acknowledged for energy efficiency at City Hall

For fourth straight year, City of Edmonds acknowledged for energy efficiency at City Hall

For the fourth consecutive year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized the City of Edmonds for its superior energy performance at City Hall, according to Jim Stevens, facilities maintenance manager. According to an announcement from the City of Edmonds, this consistent recognition is unique among Washington state municipalities. Here’s more from the announcement: In 2011, C... »

Citizens Commission to take up salaries of Edmonds City Council, mayor Tuesday

On Thursday, April 3, and Thursday, April 17, the Citizens’ Commission on the Compensation of Elected Officials will hold a public hearing to discuss Edmonds City Council and/or Mayor salary/benefits for 2015 and/or 2016. The public meetings will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Police Department Training Room, Public Safety Complex, 250 5th Ave. N., Edmonds, Written comments are welcomed prior to or at ... »

Stephen Clifton leaving City of Edmonds to take Snohomish County post

Stephen Clifton leaving City of Edmonds to take Snohomish County post

Stephen Clifton, long-time Community Services and Economic Development Director for the City of Edmonds, announced his resignation Wednesday. Clifton will become the new Executive Director for Snohomish County, acting as a liaison with county departments and assisting in the coordination of policy and procedure decisions. His last day with the City of Edmonds will be April 15. Clifton said he will... »

Edmonds City Council takes a breather on Sunset Walkway Project

Edmonds City Council takes a breather on Sunset Walkway Project

After many months of angst over what to do about the walkway project proposed for one of Edmonds’ most scenic viewpoints, the Edmonds City Council decided Tuesday night to — in the words of Council President Diane Buckshnis — “take a little breather and figure this out.” City Attorney Jeff Taraday was directed to look into whether the city would lose approximately $70... »

Where will pot businesses locate in Edmonds? Council considers options

Where will pot businesses locate in Edmonds? Council considers options

With the current moratorium on marijuana-related businesses due to expire on May 14, and with the state having already issued the first licenses to marijuana businesses, the Edmonds City Council on Tuesday began grappling with the questions of how and where these businesses might locate within the city limits. Subsequent to last year’s approval by the voters of Initiative 502 legalizing recr... »

Smell something Tuesday? Don’t blame the treatment plant, city says

If you noticed a strong smell in downtown Edmonds Tuesday, you weren’t alone. But according to Edmonds Public Works Director Phil Williams, city officials don’t believe it was coming from the city’s sewage treatment plant. Here’s the memo that Williams sent to the Edmonds City Council in response to complaints they received Tuesday: “We looked all over the Bowl for a ... »

Tourist groups keep rolling into Edmonds

Word from Stephen Clifton, the City of Edmonds’ Community Services and Economic Development Director, is that organized tour groups are continuing to put Edmonds on their list of destinations. Sun Fun Tours out of Canada brought a group of tourists to the City’s downtown last month and plans to bring more this year, Clifton said. On April 11, Texas-based Rockport Tours plans to bring visitor... »

On Edmonds City Council agenda for Tuesday: public hearing on pot business locations, more discussion on Sunset Walkway

On Edmonds City Council agenda for Tuesday: public hearing on pot business locations, more discussion on Sunset Walkway

Citizens will have an opportunity to speak their minds Tuesday night about whether marijuana production, processing and retail facilities should be allowed in Edmonds, and if so, in which parts of the city. The Edmonds City Council is holding a public hearing on that topic at the April 1 meeting, and may take action on an ordinance that has been drafted by the City Attorney. Recreational sale and ... »

It’s time to adopt a City of Edmonds flower basket

It’s time to adopt a City of Edmonds flower basket

Once again, the City of Edmonds is sponsoring an adopt-a-flower-basket program, but as of last week there were only 15 baskets remaining. Flower baskets are $100 each for the season. Your donation helps offset the cost of the City’s flower program. Donors select the basket location and the City plants them with assistance from the Edmonds Floretum Garden Club. Once the baskets are placed in June, ... »

City of Edmonds infrastructure update

City of Edmonds infrastructure update

This submission is the latest in a series of guest columns on city issues, provided by Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling’s office. Spring is nearly here! That makes this a good time to update our citizens on infrastructure projects under construction in 2014. City-Wide Pavement Preservation Program – Edmonds will be paving and chip-sealing in several locations this summer after several years withou... »

Letter to the Editor – What are Edmonds’ priorities?

Dear Editor: Two months ago my wonderful friend Ellie Bonanno was fatally hit by a car on Walnut Street at the crossing where the city paths link the two segments of 8th Avenue. For years, she and I had attempted to get the City to understand the need for pedestrian friendly streets, especially Walnut, so that horrible accidents like this one (which is still under investigation) would not happen. ... »

Council continues discussion on Sunset Avenue; deliberation set for next week

Council continues discussion on Sunset Avenue; deliberation set for next week

Updated Wednesday at noon with additional explanation by Council President Diane Buckshnis City of Edmonds Public Works Director Phil Williams Tuesday night gave Edmonds City Councilmembers some additional ideas to consider as they get closer to making a decision about whether to go forward with the existing proposal to create a wider, paved walkway along the city’s scenic Sunset Avenue. About a d... »

Sunset Avenue Walkway back on Edmonds City Council agenda Tuesday

Sunset Avenue Walkway back on Edmonds City Council agenda Tuesday

The controversial plan to create a wider, paved walkway along the city’s scenic Sunset Avenue will be open for more public comment and Edmonds City Council discussion Tuesday night. The last time the issue was discussed — on March 4 -- the council asked staff to evaluate additional design concepts based on the comments received during the meeting. This Tuesday, city staff will make a p... »

City of Edmonds, Student Conservation Association team up to provide local teens with summer jobs

The Student Conservation Association has renewed its partnership with the City of Edmonds’ Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services to provide summer conservation employment opportunities for city youth, the City of Edmonds announced Thursday. Here’s the information from the city’s announcement: The SCA summer program launched last year offers youth from Snohomish County hands-on experi... »

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