Reminder: Deadline Feb. 21 for City of Edmonds housing survey

The deadline is Feb. 21 to reply to the City of Edmonds online housing survey. The survey is aimed at obtaining community input on issues that relate to topics the Edmonds Citizens’ Housing Commission may address this year.  The housing survey is available at www.citizenshousingcommission.org, with translations in three languages besides English. Everyone is welcome to…

Firm retained for police chief search to present at Feb. 18 Edmonds City Council meeting

Among the items on a full Edmonds City Council agenda Tuesday, Feb. 18 include a presentation from a search firm that Edmond Mayor Mike Nelson has retained for the “anticipated recruiting process” for a permanent police chief. The police chief position is currently held by Jim Lawless, a long-time Edmonds PD assistant chief who was promoted…

Edmonds 8th and Dayton intersection closure planned for Feb. 18-21

As part of phase 2 of the Dayton Street utility improvements project, crews plan to close the 8th Avenue and Dayton Street intersection Feb. 18-21 to replace sections of the stormwater pipe underneath. There will be no work on Presidents Day, Feb. 17. During this closure: – Through traffic will be restricted. – Access to…

Citizens weigh in during Edmonds Housing Commission’s first open house

More than 75 citizens turned out Wednesday evening in the Edmonds-Woodway High School Great Hall for the first open house of the new Edmonds Citizens’ Housing Commission. Formed  last year following months of contentious debate stemming from the now-defunct Edmonds Draft Housing Strategy, the commission’s aim was to take a step back and revisit the…

New crosswalk aims to improve safety on Admiral Way

With the new crosswalk just south of Admiral and Dayton open for business, waterfront walkers now have an easier — and safer — time crossing this often-busy stretch of road. It’s located right where drivers come around a 90-degree blind curve into Admiral Way after heading down Dayton and across the tracks to the waterfront….

City says 7th and Dayton intersection will be closed Feb. 10-12

Crews working on phase 2 of the Dayton Street utility improvements project plan to close the 7th Ave and Dayton Street intersection in downtown Edmonds Feb. 10-12 to replace sections of stormwater pipe under the intersection. During this closure: – Through traffic will be restricted. – Access to businesses, driveways, and parking lots will be…

Dayton Street construction update: Tree impacts on north side of Dayton Street

The City of Edmonds Wednesday provided an update on the removal and replacement of maple trees near the Edmonds Library. The city arborist, parks crew, and Dayton Street utility improvement project management team reviewed the condition of six trees on the north side of Dayton between Durbin Drive and 7th Avenue South. “It was determined…

Following crash, city places temporary signage along BNSF access roads

In response to a Tuesday morning train-vehicle collision, the City of Edmonds has placed temporary “Do Not Enter’ signage at the entrance to two access roads that run parallel to BNSF railroad tracks south of Dayton Street. At the end of Tuesday night’s council meeting, Mayor Mike Nelson noted that the temporary barriers have been…

Edmonds parks picnic shelter rentals available for reservations starting Feb. 3

The City of Edmonds Parks & Recreation will start taking picnic shelter reservations on Monday, Feb. 3 for the summer of 2020. New for this summer, weekend rentals will either be reserved by morning, afternoon or all-day rentals. Reservations will be taken over the phone or in person at the Frances Anderson Center. Prices for…

City plans to close 6th and Dayton intersection Jan. 31

The City of Edmonds says that crews plan to close the 6th Avenue and Dayton Street intersection during working hours on Friday, Jan. 31 to replace sections of the storm water pipe under the intersection. An additional day is needed to complete the work due to unforeseen conditions in the intersection. The work is weather-dependent…

After 44 ballots, Luke Distelhorst appointed to vacant Edmonds City Council seat

After five rounds of nominations and 44 ballots, the Edmonds City Council Tuesday night voted to appoint Luke Distelhorst from among 12 applicants to fill the vacant Position 2 seat on the Edmonds City Council. A public information specialist for Community Transit, the 35-year-old Distelhorst is the former president of the Friends of the Edmonds Library…

Council set to deliberate Tuesday on appointment to vacant seat

Who will be chosen to fill the vacant Position 2 seat on the Edmonds City Council? The answer may come Tuesday night, when the council is set to deliberate the list of 12 candidates who applied for the position, vacated by the election of Mike Nelson as mayor. Here’s the process as laid out in…

Updated: 6th and Dayton intersection closure now planned for Jan. 28-30

Crews working on the Dayton Street Utility Improvements project plan to close the 6th Avenue and Dayton Street intersection from 7 a.m.-5 p.m.  Jan. 28, 29 and 30 to replace sections of the stormwater pipe under the intersection. The dates could change due to inclement weather. During this closure: *        Through traffic will be restricted….