The recommendation to accommodate dogs on a leash in all city parks is one of several changes requested by city staff for city-owned parks and beaches. Those include:
– Prohibiting smoking/vaping in parks.
– Prohibiting the feeding of wildlife on waterfront beaches.
– Changing park hours to read ” closed from sunset to sunrise.” .
– Clarifying rules about the whether motor vehicles are allowed in parks.
“Currently, if someone with a dog wants to follow the rules, they would need to consult the city code to determine where they can walk their dog,” the council agenda memo notes. Dogs would still be prohibited on playfields, beaches, playgrounds, the spray pad and school grounds.
“The parks department is prepared to install dog waste stations at all of our parks and encourage dog walkers to pick up after their pets,” the memo said.
The discussion about dogs is one of several for consideration on the Parks and Public Works Committee agenda. Others include:
– An agreement for construction management, material testing and inspection services for the 84th Avenue street overlay project.
– A utility rate increase
– An interlocal agreement with the City of Mountlake Terrace for aquatic vegetation removal in Lake Ballinger and presentation of an agreement with the Snohomish County to develop an ongoing water quality monitoring program for Lake Ballinger
– A pedestrian easement for Lynnwood Mazda
– A supplemental agreement with Parametrix for $2.3 million for the Edmonds Street Waterfront Connector
And here are highlighted agenda items of interest happening in the other committee meetings, which are held simultaneously in different rooms in the Public Safety Complex on Tuesday night:
Finance Committee (Jury Meeting Room)
– Fund balance/reserve policy discussion
– Edmonds Public Facilities District financial report
– Civic Field debt service options discussion
Planning, Public Safety, and Personnel Committee (Police Training Room)
– Indigenous Peoples Land Acknowledgment for public meetings
document Council Agenda Item Printout
– Draft Urban Forest Management Plan
Committee meetings begin at 7 p.m. in the Council Chamber, Public Safety Complex, 250 5th Ave. N. You can see the complete agenda here. This meeting will be preceded at 6:30 p.m. with interviews for candidates for the Architectural Design Board and Edmonds Planning Board, both in the Jury Meeting Room. You can see that agenda here.