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The City of Edmonds Salary Commission is seeking public input.

How much should members of the Edmonds City Council and the Mayor be paid? The City of Edmonds Salary Commission is seeking public input on these important questions.

The City of Edmonds 2019 Salary Commission is asking members of the community through civic and business organizations, as well as the general public, to complete a survey in regards to Mayor and Council salaries. Take the online survey or visit City Hall for a paper version. The survey will close at the end of business on Monday, August 19, 2019.

 
A  Public Hearing and Specially Called Meeting has been scheduled for: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 7:00 pm Public Safety Training Room 250 Fifth Ave. N, Edmonds, WA, 98020

Members of the public are encouraged to attend. Each person will be given up to three minutes to speak. Follow this link for more information. 

Mayor Appoints Jessica Neill Hoyson as the City's New Human Resources Director

HoysonMs. Neill Hoyson scheduled to start Aug 26th 
 
(Edmonds - WA) Mayor Dave Earling has appointed Jessica Neill Hoyson to fill the vacant Human Resources Director position at the City of Edmonds. City Council confirmed Jessica Neill Hoyson’s appointment at the Monday, August 5, 2019 Council meeting.

The City opened the HR Director recruitment on May 23, 2019 shortly after the prior HR Director, Mary Ann Hardie, provided her resignation notice. Mary Ann Hardie had served the City for fourteen years and was in the Director role since Council brought it back in September of 2016. read more

Share your insights at Downtown Edmonds parking study scoping meeting.

Public encouraged to attend August 8th meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Brackett Room. For more information please click here.

Request for Qualification (RFQ) for Housing Meeting Facilitation and/or Community Engagement Services

Request for Qualifications (RFQ) For Citizens’ Housing Commission Meeting Facilitation and/or Community Engagement Services

SUMMARY
The City of Edmonds seeks professional services from a person or team to provide support for the work of a newly formed Housing Commission in one of the following ways: (1) meeting facilitation; (2) community engagement; or (3) both meeting facilitation and community engagement. Interested parties may submit their qualifications to support the City in any of these three ways. To be considered for the project, interested firms must submit a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) by August 15, 4:00 pm.

[Note: A similar project was advertised in May, 2019 but the RFQ has since been revised to include specific budget information, clarifications, and new dates.]


PROJECTDESCRIPTION

A new Citizens Housing Commission will work between Fall 2019 and the end of 2020 to develop housing policies for recommendation to the City Council.   The City desires professional support to: (1) facilitate each Commission meeting to ensure good discussion and schedule progress; and (2) provide guidance and assistance to broadly and meaningfully engage the community on housing issues.   These two roles may be provided by the same firm or different firms, depending on qualifications and availability. Use of technology and visual tools is encouraged.  Click here for the full description.

All Aboard the FREE Edmonds Summer Trolley!

Summer trolley to run 11 am - 6 pm on Saturdays in August between downtown Edmonds and the waterfront district. Click here for more information. 

SemaConnect Electric Vehicle Chargers Coming to Edmonds

City Replaces Obsolete Chargers with Modern Level 2 Chargers

Electric Vehicle (EV) users in the Edmonds community will soon notice improvements to public vehicle charging stations. Over the last decade, the City of Edmonds has provided convenient Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers at five locations in the City. Now, to help meet the increasing demand for these chargers, the City is welcoming SemaConnect Electric Vehicle Charging to Edmonds to help upgrade these chargers and provide users with the most reliable and convenient platform possible.

SemaConnect chargers are modern Level 2 chargers that will help the City continue to provide the EV charging services users have come to depend on. SemaConnect does not require network membership and will not use users’ personal information for anything other than the billing transaction. According to SemaConnect, easy payment methods for the chargers include using the smartphone Plugshare App., paying via the phone number listed on the station, or using a SemaConnect network membership card.  During the next year the Public Works Department will continue to research and explore opportunities as EV fast-charging technologies evolve. It is the Department’s goal to provide the City with partnership options in the Level 3 or fast-charging market during calendar year 2020.

The City plans to replace the existing obsolete chargers during the month of July with all stations back in service by August 1st , 2019. During this transition, City crews appreciate the community’s patience and cooperation as they work to welcome SemaConnect to the community.

 For questions or information, please contact Thom Sullivan, City of Edmonds Facilities Manager at 425.275.4515 or Thom.Sullivan@edmondswa.gov.

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Seaview Playground Ribbon Cutting Scheduled for July 24th

City to Celebrate the Opening of its First Inclusive-style Playground
SEAVIEW PLAYGROUND Ribbon Cutting scheduled for10am, Wednesday, July 24th

The City of Edmonds is pleased to announce that the inclusive playground at Seaview Park is near completion. The playground features play activities for children of all abilities including a poured in place fall surface material and multiple interactive spaces accessible at ground level AND a challenging climbing structure. In addition, the swings have been expanded from four (4) to seven (7) with the addition of an adaptive swing, a disc swing and a toddler bucket swing.

“As a neighborhood playground, we designed this in partnership with the Seaview community, we are very appreciative of the Edmonds City Council and Councilmember Nelson for their support in ensuring we had the resources necessary to be inclusive in our approach to the Seaview Playground,” stated City of Edmonds Deputy Parks and Recreation Director Shannon Burley.

You are invited to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, July 24, at 10:00 a.m. at Seaview Park, 80thAve W & 186thSt. SW.

For more information regarding the Seaview Playground Ribbon Cutting contact Shannon Burley, Deputy Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Director 425-771-0232 orshannon.burley@edmondswa.gov.

Dog Rules in Parks Have Changed

City code has been simplified, let us clarify where you can and cannot take your dogs...

City Council has approved an updated code regarding dogs in parks on a trial basis. Dogs in parks must remain on a leash and in the owner’s control. Here in Edmonds we do not have a significant dog enforcement team and appreciate the efforts of dog owners to self-police. In addition to expanding opportunities for pet owners, the parks crew will be installing additional dog waste stations in parks. Click here for questions and answers regarding dogs in parks wtih our Parks Director, Carrie Hite

"Walk Back in Time" Cemetery Tour Highlighting Edmonds Educators

Members of the Edmonds Cemetery and Columbarium Board invite you to attend the “Walk Back in Time” tour and Open House on Thursday, July 25, 2019. The tour will be guided by Edmonds Cemetery Board Members and Friends of the Cemetery and will start at 1 pm at the Edmonds Memorial Cemetery and Columbarium 820 15th St. SW.

There is a story of birth and death behind each headstone at the Edmonds Memorial Cemetery and Columbarium. Join us for the 30th annual walk as members of the Edmonds Cemetery Board highlight selected Educators’ gravesites with stories from Edmonds past. You're invited to bring your own stories and family history to share too. Research suggests that 30 or more educators dating back to the very first teacher are buried in our city’s cemetery!

For comfort, bring an umbrella for shade, rain or a walking stick. The tour will last about an hour. Be prepared to walk on uneven ground. Refreshments will be served.

For questions please contact Melissa Johnson, Cemetery Board Member at 425-672-1272

Please Wait Until After 6 pm on July 3rd to Put Out Chairs for 4th of July Parade

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(Edmonds, WA) – With the popular Edmonds Fourth of July Parade just days away, the City of Edmonds and Edmonds Chamber of Commerce are reminding the community about the following items to ensure a safe and happy Fourth of July for all:

  • The placement of lawn chairs and other items along the parade route will be allowed after 6pm Wednesday evening, 7/3/19.
  • Please refrain from chaining or otherwise attaching chairs to each other and to stationary items such as trees, sign posts, etc. This policy is to allow parade-goers to stake out their viewing places somewhat in advance, as has been the tradition, but to also avoid the safety and access concerns of lengthy sidewalk obstructions well in advance of the Fourth.
  • After 6am on July 4th streets along the parade route will be closed to traffic by the Edmonds Police Department, so personal vehicle access to the route will not be possible until after the parade clears.  
  • Chairs and other items placed in the right-of-way along the parade route before 6pm Wednesday 7/3/19 will be removed by the Public Works Department. They may be retrieved during regular business hours at the Public Works Building at 7110 - 210th Street SW. Phone: 425-771-0235.


“Edmonds has one of the best small-town Fourth of July celebrations around, and we all look forward to the annual festivities that make this day so special,” says Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling. “Following these important rules allows everyone to enjoy a safe and happy holiday.” 

“For 112 years, the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce has been proud to produce this beloved parade and all-day party for the citizens of Edmonds,” adds Edmonds Chamber President and CEO Greg Urban. “We want to thank everyone for helping us keep our streets and sidewalks safe during this popular celebration.”

For more information about Edmonds 4th of July festivities, please visit www.EdmondsFourth.com.

 

Bike2Health Project - Bicycle Counts Continue

The Cities of Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace continue to conduct their bike counts via cameras and tube counters to determine how the new routes and bicycle ride-along programs (in partnership with Cascade Bicycle Club), affect South Snohomish County bicycle ridership. These counts will occur quarterly until November 2019. The next round of bicycle counts is scheduled for July 16-18 at the following locations: Location City

·        76th Avenue W & Olympic View Drive - Edmonds
·        9th Avenue S & Walnut Street - Edmonds
·        76th Avenue W & 212th Street SW - Edmonds/Lynnwood
·        52nd Avenue W & 212th Street SW - Lynnwood
·        200th Street SW & 48th Avenue W - Lynnwood
·        68th Avenue W & 200th Street SW - Lynnwood
·        56th Avenue W & 230th Street SW - Mountlake Terrace
·        80th Avenue W & 224th Street SW - Edmonds

South Snohomish County Educational Bike Rides

Bike2Health programming was developed to connect and strengthen the cities of Edmonds, Lynnwood, and Mountlake Terrace. This program is for residents living in these cities only.Grab those handlebars and join Cascade Bicycle Club for FREE family-friendly bike rides! As part of this program, the Cascade Bicycle Club is leading beginner-friendly rides this Summer in South Snohomish County. Cascade's trained education staff offer tips on: basic bike handling skills; navigating routes; and group etiquette during these fun and relaxed rides.

Participants can expect:
·        Leisurely pace, flat terrain, relatively short, on protected bike paths or low-traffic streets, regular stops and guided support

Participants must:

·        Have basic bike handling skills; wear a helmet; use a bike without training wheels (balance bikes are okay); and be no younger than 6 years old.

Weekly & monthly rides are scheduled from June through September, 2019
·        Edmonds Bike Rides Start from City Park  (600 3rd Ave. S)
·        June, July, and August - weekly every Thursdays from 5pm to 7pm.
·        Saturday, September 14th  - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Please click on the following link to register for one of these rides: https://www.cascade.org/bike2health

City Council President Annouces Citizens' Housing Commission Assignments

Edmonds City Council President announces Citizens’ Housing Commission assignments

Edmonds City Council President Adrienne Fraley-Monillas announced Monday the Councilmember assignments for the newly-formed Citizens’ Housing Commission. The Citizens’ Housing Commission was created at the direction of the City Council on April 16, 2019 by Resolution # 1428 to “Develop, for Council consideration, diverse housing policy options designed to expand the range of housing (including rental and owned) available in Edmonds — irrespective of age, gender, race religious affiliation, physical disability, or sexual orientation.”

Each Councilmember is assigned a specific zone of the City; that Councilmember will conduct interviews of Housing Commission applicants who have applied to serve the Commission until its close on December 31, 2020. The commission will meet once a month in addition to Open Houses and Public Meetings. Zone 1 will be represented by Kristiana Johnson; Zone 2 will be represented by Dave Teitzel; Zone 3 will be represented by Adrienne Fraley-Monillas; Zone 4 will be represented by Mike Nelson; Zone 5 will be represented by Tom Mesaros; Zone 6 will be represented by Diane Buckshnis and Zone 7 will represented by Neil Tibbott. “I look forward to a new and exciting start for the Citizens’ Housing Commission,” Fraley-Monillas said Monday. 

Click here: to see the Census-based Zone Map.

Mayor Earling Announces Resignation of Parks Director Carrie Hite
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Senior Center Parking Lot to Close the Week of June 24

Parking lot will remain closed throughout construction of the new Waterfront Center

The Senior Center parking lot will officially be taken offline the week of June 24, 2019. The parking lot is expected to remain closed for 12 months as the current building is demolished and re-built and the parking lot and beachfront is improved. Details of the project can be found at: http://edmondssc.org/ewc/.

People are encouraged to park in the lot to the South of the Senior Center on the corner of W Dayton St. and Railroad Ave, near the entrance to Olympic Beach. For more information regarding the parking lot closure, planned parking lot improvements and the beach front improvements contact Carrie Hite, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Director 425-771-0256 or carrie.hite@edmondswa.gov.

City Council Extends Housing Commission Application Timeline

June 21 is the new date for Citizens’ Housing Commission applications to be considered by the City Council. The Council approved the longer timeline to ensure more people had time to apply.

Currently, 124 applications have been submitted for 15 Commissioner positions and 8 alternates.

Applications are organized by area into seven “zones” with roughly equal populations. Each zone will have two Commissioners and one alternate appointed by a City Council member. The Mayor will make an appointment of one Commissioner and one alternate from the remaining applications. The “zones” system is intended to increase citywide input on housing policies.

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So far, each of the seven zones has at least ten applicants. (See map for the number of applicants by zone.)
All interested residents are encouraged to apply. More information is on the City’s website: https://www.citizenshousingcommission.org/.

The Housing Commission was authorized this spring by the City Council to get broad input on policy ideas for expanding the range of housing available in Edmonds.

Commissioners will have meetings at least once a month and will sponsor other events around the city to share information and hear from the public. By the end of 2020, the Housing Commission's recommendations are due to the City Council.

"Trees for Small Spaces" brochure issued by Citizens' Tree Board

 “Trees for Small Spaces”, a new brochure by the City of Edmonds Tree Board, is now available to the public.

The brochure, based on the concept of “the right tree in the right space”, has illustrations of attractive trees that grow well in small spaces and are suitable to our climate. For each tree variety, information is given about ultimate height, as well as water and light requirements.

The printed brochure is free and can be picked-up at the Green Resource Center, located on the 2nd Floor of Edmonds City Hall, and at the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., Edmonds.

It can be accessed online (or by going to the Resources tab on the City of Edmonds’ Tree Board webpage).

Information from the brochure will be the basis for a free community classroom event about planting and tree care at the Francis Anderson Center from 10 to noon on October 12th. The next issue of Craze will have more details about this event.

The Edmonds Tree Board is a seven-member volunteer board appointed by the City Council. It also has one alternate member, a student representative, and one City Council member liaison. The Tree Board is active in tree planting activities and providing education about trees.

 One of the Board’s newest members, Suzanne Juergensen, has been credited as the primary author of the “Trees for Small Spaces” brochure. Previously, the Tree Board created a brochure called “Before You Grab that Chainsaw…”, featuring alternatives to entirely cutting down a tree.

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Tree Board Members, left to right starting with top row (standing): Gail Lovell, Vivian Olson (Co-Chair), Frank Caruso (Vice Chair), Doug Peterson, Steve Hatzenbeler.  Front row (sitting): Suzanne Juergensen, & Barbara Chase.  Not pictured is Bill Phipps (Co-Chair).

 

Call for Applications for Assistant Language Teacher in Japan

Edmonds,WA– The Edmonds Sister City Commission is accepting applications for an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) in Hekinan, Japan for a two-year term starting April 1, 2020 and ending March 31, 2022. The deadline for applications is June 12, 2019 by 4:30 pm. Application | Press Release

"I Am Edmonds. This Is My Story. "

A story-telling project launched by Edmonds Diversity Commission. For more information click here

2019 Memorial Day Observance Program Announced

Members of the Edmonds Cemetery and Columbarium Board cordially invite the public to attend the 37th Annual Memorial Day Observance on Monday, May 27th, 2019 at 11am. Edmonds Memorial Cemetery and Columbarium is located at 100th Ave. W and 15th St. SW, one block north of the Westgate QFC. The event will take place rain or shine and is approximately one hour long. More... 

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City Seeks New Economic Development Commission Member

There is one open position on the Citizens Economic Development Commission for which the City seeks interested applicants. For more information click here and to apply please click here

Dayton Street Utility Replacement Project - Construction Start

PUBLIC MEETING
Dayton Street Utility Replacement Project – Construction Start UPDATED to begin May 13th

Construction of the Dayton Street Utility Replacement Project from 3rd to 9th Ave will begin May 13, 2019. The project will replace the street and upsize the existing sanitary sewer, potable water and storm water drain pipes from 3rd Ave S to 9th Ave S. The goal of the project is to replace old sewer and water pipes while increasing capacity to the City’s drainage system. Increasing drainage capacity will help to alleviate flooding in downtown Edmonds during intense rain events.


A public meeting will be held Wednesday, May 8, 2019 from 6 to 7:30 pm in City Hall, Brackett Room. Please attend to meet the contractor and the City’s construction management team, and learn more about the project specifics, phasing, public impacts and proposed construction schedule.

Questions: Contact Michele (Mike) De Lilla, (425)771-0220; via e-mail at mike.delilla@edmondswa.gov.

Student Conservation Association Now Hiring

Looking for a Summer Job Outdoors? The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is seeking Edmonds area students aged 15 to 19 to serve on their summer Edmonds Urban Community Crew. The Crew will work in Edmonds parks from July 8 to August 16 helping with habitat restoration, trail maintenance, and other projects. Crew members also participate in a mandatory expense-paid wilderness camping trip. More information.

Civic Park leads among Edmonds projects receiving funds from State Legislature

Civic Park, Dayton Street Pump Station, Highway 99 and Waterfront Connector receive funds from the Capital and Transportation Budgets. For more information click here.

City Honored Again as AWC Well City

Wellness Logo(Edmonds, WA) For the third year in a row, the City of Edmonds received the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) Well City Award at the Healthy Worksite Summit on March 20 & 21st, 2019 at the Lynnwood Convention Center. As a result of achieving this Well City Award status, the City of Edmonds earned a 2% discount on all AWC Trust medical insurance premiums for 2019.

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Applications for the Citizens' Housing Commision Available

APPLICATIONS FOR THE CITIZENS’ HOUSING COMMISSION


Applications for the Citizens’ Housing Commission are now being accepted.   An application form and more information about the Commission is available online at www.citizenshousingcommission.orgor from City Hall. Postcards about this are being mailed to every household in the city.

The Citizens’ Housing Commission was formed by a resolution of the City Council on April 16. The Commission is charged with developing housing policy options for City Council consideration to expand the range of housing in Edmonds. The results are due by the end of 2020.

Formation of a citizen group had been urged by a number of local residents.

The new Commission would have 15 members from neighborhoods across the city. Each of the City Council members could select two Commissioners and one alternate. The Mayor may select one Commissioner and one alternate.

Anyone who is a City resident may apply. However, anyone who has served on a codified City board or commission within the last two years may be ineligible. The Council will formally decide at its May 7 meeting on excluding such board and commission members.

It is hoped that the Citizens’ Housing Commission can have its first meeting in June. All meetings will be announced ahead and open to the public.

Water Conservation Kits Now Available at Public Works!

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Free Water Conservation Items Available

The City of Edmonds Public Works is providing a limited number of free water conservation items to its water customers and are available on a first-come-first-serve basis, while supplies lastWater Conservation Items Listing.

 

Parks Maintenance Manager Rich Lindsay Receives the Ron C. Davis Unsung Hero Award

Rich Lindsay, in his 48th year working for the City of Edmonds, recognized for his service

Rich LindsayEdmonds, WA – Rich Lindsay started out in Parks and Recreation at the City of Edmonds at the age of 18 and never looked back.  He has spent his entire 48-year career serving the Edmonds community and dedicated his life to making Edmonds a great place to live. Now, his decades of outstanding service are being honored by the Washington Recreation and Parks Association (WRPA). read more

Architectural Design Board Seeks new Member for the Layman Position

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 23, 2019
 
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Contact:     Rob Chave | planning@edmondswa.gov |425.771.0220

 ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN BOARD SEEKS MEMBER

The City of Edmonds is currently accepting applications for the layman position on the Architectural Design Board. Terms are for four years.

This is a volunteer position and requires the appointed board members to attend one evening meeting a month, on the first Wednesday and an occasional meeting on the third Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Public Safety Complex. The Architectural Design Board serves as an advisory board to the City Council on proposed multiple-family and commercial developments including site, landscape, and building design.

The membership of said board shall be composed of one architect and/or building designer, one landscaper and/or landscape architect, one builder or developer, one educated or having practical experience in planning, one person trained or having practical experience in any of the aforementioned categories or any related design science and two lay persons. The appointed layman board member shall reside within city limits. Members shall be appointed by the Mayor with confirmation of City Council.

Application deadline is Friday, May 17, 2019 @ 4:30 pm.

To apply:

Apply online by clicking “application” after Architectural Design Board listed at the following City webpage: http://www.edmondswa.gov/boards-commissions-committees-openings.html

Or obtain an application by contacting City Hall directly:
E-mail: planning@edmondswa.gov
Phone: 425.771.0220

City of Edmonds and Dale Turner YMCA Team Up again to Operate Yost Pool and Expand Summer Programs

For 7th consecutive summer, YMCA ensures Edmonds residents can enjoy Yost Pool – and offers half-price family passes!

(Edmonds, WA) – The Dale Turner YMCA will again be operating Yost Pool this summer and ensuring residents have access to a popular community pool with even more programs. Edmonds residents and YMCA members will also continue to receive discounts on entry to the pool and an opportunity to purchase half-price season family passes. read more

2019 State of the City Video

2019 SOCOn March 7, 2019, at the Edmonds Theater, Mayor Earling presented his 2019 State of the City Address to a packed house. The video of the event is now available and can be viewed here. Once again graphic scribe Tim Corey of Colibri Facilitation was onsite creating a 'graphic map' of the speach. The graphic can be viewed here and at City Hall in the 3rd Floor Brackett Room.

Edmonds Diversity Commission Offers Small Grants

The City of Edmonds Diversity Commission is announcing the opening of the application period for the second round of 2019 grant awards.  For more information please click here. For the application click here

Edmonds Planning Board Seeks New Alternate Member

EDMONDS PLANNING BOARD SEEKS NEW ALTERNATE MEMBER

(Edmonds - WA) The City of Edmonds is seeking a resident interested in participating on the Edmonds Planning Board. 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 Planning Board meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 7 p.m. in the Public Safety Complex. Volunteer board members serve for a four-year term and are eligible for re-appointment to a second four-year term. The alternate member attends all Board meetings, taking part in discussions and serving as a regular voting member when one of the regular seven members is absent. 
 
Interested residents within the City of Edmonds may pick up an application at the reception desk in the lobby of City Hall located at 121 5th Ave. N., or call 425.771.0247 to receive an application by mail or email. Here is a link to the city website for an application.

Qualified candidates will be interviewed by the Mayor who will make the appointment with City Council confirmation. Application deadline is Monday, April 12, 2019 @ 4:30 pm.

Repair Café - Toss it? No Way!

Got Broken Stuff? Bring it to the Repair Cafe!

Repair Cafes are all about fixing things. At our Repair Cafes, you bring the materials and your repair specialits bring heir skills to help you fix your stuff. Saturdays, March 23 & April 27, 2019 from 10am to 2pm... click here for details.

Gateway Sign Concepts and Survey

The City of Edmonds second Gateway Sign Open House was held Wednesday, February 27 in the Plaza Room. If you were not able to attend, the City invites you to review the design concepts and then provide feedback through an online survey through 3/14/19. "Click Here" for a link. If you have further questions, please contact Parks & Recreation Director Carrie Hite at carrie.hite@edmondswa.gov.

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Free Recycling Drop-Off Event - March 9th, 9-12

One Day Only - Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Edmonds Community College, 

Go to Lynnwood Recycle Event @ Edmonds Community College or click below for more details.

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Snohomish County Emergency Communication Tax

Department of RevenueEffective April 1, 2019, local sales and use tax within Snohomish County will increase one-tenth of one percent (.001). The tax will be used for emergency communication systems and facilities. Businesses must collect the appropriate new rate of sales tax for retail sales and services provided within Snohomish County. Persons or businesses within Snohomish County will be subject to the new tax rate for reporting use tax on items purchased for their personal or business use if sales tax has not been paid.

See new sales tax rates here.

Republic Services to Suspend Yard Waste Collection from February 18-22

Republic Services South Snohomish County is making every effort to reach all garbage customers on their regularly scheduled service date this week (February 18-22nd.) 

In order to help facilitate this effort, Republic Services will suspend yard waste collection for the cities of Lynnwood, Edmonds and all other South Snohomish County customers.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our customers.  Republic Services will return to the regular collection schedule for yard waste beginning on February 25, 2019 for all customers.  Finally, customers should continue to place garbage out on their regular scheduled service date until further notice

Winter Storm Response

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City Public Works crews are working hard to keep you safe and on the road during winter storms.    
For more info on snow removal routes and standard operating procedures, please follow this LINK.

Be safe in your travels!

 

2019 Traffic Calming Program

 

The City of Edmonds is requesting public input on the 2019 Traffic Calming Program.
The program has a budget of $20,000 to address speeding concerns and reduce cut-through traffic on
streets where a problem can be documented. The program consists of a three-phase process: (1)
Petition and Review for Qualification; (2) Education / Enforcement; and (3) Possible Installation
of Traffic Calming Devices.

In order for a location to be considered in the 2019 Traffic Calming Program, a Citizen Action
Request and Neighborhood Petition Form need to be submitted to the City. Both forms can be found by
going to the following link: http://www.edmondswa.gov/transportation-text/traffic-calming-program.html 
The petition must have supporting signatures from at least eight different households within the neighborhood.

City staff will evaluate each petition and determine if it qualifies for the Traffic Calming
Program. Projects deemed qualified will be prioritized and pursued based on available funding.

In past years, the program has funded the installation of speed radar feedback signs, signing and
pavement markings. Alternative solutions may be considered depending on location and the traffic
concern.

In order for your street to be considered for the Program, please submit the forms by March 7, 2019
to Mr. Bertrand Hauss, Transportation Engineer either by email bertrand.hauss@edmondswa.gov or mail
to Edmonds City Hall (Attn: Engineering Division), 121 5th Ave. N Edmonds, WA 98020.

Mayor Earling Announces He will Not Seek a Third Term

Earling Says His Announcement Is Intended to Allow Time For "A Robust Race to Produce a Qualified, New Mayor."

(Edmonds, WA) - After much deliberation, Dave Earling has announced he will not seek a third term as mayor of Edmonds. Mayor Earling announced his decision to the community this week, saying he hopes the timing of his announcement will provide prospective mayoral candidates ample time to organize their campaigns. read more

Fostering Global Citizenship

Students gain international understanding with exchange program

(Edmonds, WA) There is no better way to build international understanding than immersion in another culture.  Edmonds students have a unique opportunity to experience the day to day life, language, and traditions of Japan through an exchange program coordinated by the Edmonds Sister City Commission.  For ten students each summer, it is the adventure of a lifetime.  While in Japan, students live with a Japanese family and travel to see the sights and sounds around Hekinan, Japan.  Upon their return, they and their families offer the same consideration to the Japanese students.  Introducing these kids to each other’s culture opens their world and encourages a global view.

The City of Edmonds Sister City Commission invites students 14-18 years of age to participate in the annual student exchange to Hekinan.  Edmonds students will travel to Hekinan for the last two weeks in July 2019 and then host a Japanese student during their stay in Edmonds during the first two weeks of August 2019.  Student cost for the trip will range between $1,600 and $2,300 depending on the cost of airfare.  Hekinan has been our Sister City since 1988 and the exchange program has been a central component of that relationship.  Deadline to apply is Friday, February 22, 2019.

For applications and more information please visit the ESCC Exchange webpage.

Climate Goals Open House Set for January 17

Climate Goals Open House Set for January 17

A Climate Goals open house will be held Thursday, January 17, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, in the Brackett Room of Edmonds City Hall (3rd floor), 121 Fifth Avenue N.

The open house will have displays on greenhouse gases and other information on view for the public. At 7:00 pm, City representatives will give a presentation about key climate findings and possible next steps.

The City began a Climate Goals project last year, based on a resolution adopted by the City Council. The project includes developing a greenhouse gas inventory for Edmonds, identifying targets for reducing greenhouse gases, and proposing ways to meet the targets. The biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions is the burning of fossil fuels, such as coal, oil, gasoline, and natural gas.

Studies have shown that greenhouse gas emissions are a key factor in climate warming. Even if climate change is held to only a 2˚ C. maximum increase by 2100, that still means huge impacts, here and globally. For example, according to a recent study, ocean acidity would increase by 24%.   Yet, even meeting the 2˚ goal will be difficult if trends don’t change dramatically.

The Climate Goals project recognizes that Edmonds alone cannot change the trends but cities together can make a difference.

A consultant team is helping with the project, aided by elected officials, City staff, and the citizen-based Climate Protection Committee. More detailed project information will soon be posted on the City’s website.

This is not the City’s first work on climate change issues. In 2010, the City adopted a Climate Action Plan. Other approaches included the New Energy Cities Action Plan in 2011, and various activities, such as the “Taming Bigfoot” community exercise last year.

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Four More Edmonds Businesses Join Envirostars Ranks in 2018

Four more Edmonds businesses join Envirostars ranks in 2018. A total of five Edmonds EnviroStars businesses during first year. For more information click here

Hours and Locations

City Hall

121 5th Ave N
Edmonds, WA 98020
425-775-2525
Hours: M-F, 8am-4:30pm
City Clerk
Business Licenses
Public Records Request
First Floor City Hall
121 5th Ave N
425-775-2525
Hours: M-F, 8am-4:30pm

Development Services
Building Division
Planning Division
Engineering Division 
Second Floor City Hall 
121 5th Ave N
Phone: 425-771-0220 daily
Hours: M,T,Th,F 8am-4:30pm; 
Wednesday by appt. only


Finance Department
Information Services
Utility Payments
First Floor City Hall
121 5th Ave N
425-775-2525 or 425-771-0240
Hours: M-F, 8am-4:30pm
Fire Prevention Division
Third Floor City Hall
121 5th Ave N
425-775-2525 

Mayor's Office
Community Services
Economic Development
Human Resources
Third Floor City Hall
121 5th Ave N
425-775-2525
Hours: M-F, 8am-4:30pm

Municipal Court
250 5th Ave N
425-771-0210
Hours: M-F, 8:30am-4:30pm
Closed: Noon-1pm for Lunch
Passport Service
Hours: M 9:30am-11:45am 
T,Th,F 9:30am-11:45am and
      1:00pm-2:30pm


Parks, Recreation
& Cultural Services
700 Main St
425-771-0230
Hours: M-F, 8:30am-8:30pm
Sat 9am-2pm
Police Services
250 5th Ave N
425-771-0200
Hours: M-F, 9am-4pm
Public Works & Utilities Department
7110 210th St SW
425-771-0235
Hours: M-F, 8am-4:30pm
Wastewater Treatment Plant
200 2nd Ave S
425-771-0237