Firefighters and other staff at Snohomish County Fire District 7 in Clearview adopted families in need to help this holiday season. Employees at each fire station bought gifts for two to three families, district spokeswoman Autumn Waite said.
The gift drive was organized by fire Lt. Joe Basta. "We love being able to help our own neighbors every year," he said.
District officials remind people that its fire stations also are drop-off spots for the Maltby Food Bank.
More info: 360-668-7900, www.maltbyfoodbank.org
Sultan: Garbage recollection discussion
The Sultan City Council is scheduled to hear a presentation from Allied Waste about possible contracting out garbage recollection. The council is not expected to make a decision at the Jan. 12 meeting. The council meets at 7 p.m. at council chambers, 319 Main St.
Currently, garbage recollection is done by the city. The presentation is intended for council to find ways to save costs.
Monroe: Proposed wakeboarding park
The Monroe City Council is expected to vote on starting negotiations on a lease agreement with H3O Development, a company trying to build a wakeboarding park on Lake Tye.
The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday at 7 p.m. at council chambers, 806 W. Main St.
Lynnwood: Animal control fees changing
Lynnwood police are changing the policies regarding animal control and licensing.
The city no longer will issue lifetime animal licenses. Those who have already purchased them for their pets are exempt.
Those who haven't now must renew pet licenses every year. That includes owners of animals that have been neutered, spayed or neither.
The new fees are $20 a year for fixed animals, $40 for the rest, and $10 for fixed animals with electronic tracking devices. Replacing a lost license will cost $10. If a license is renewed more than a month late, there will be a $10 late fee.
Fees also will increase for animal owners if their pet is caught, transported or sheltered. If an animal control officer is off-duty, police officers only will respond to animal complaints that are deemed emergencies.
Marysville: Learn to snowshoe at class
Recreation Without Borders is planning a winter snowshoe class for those who want to learn basic snowshoeing techniques.
Snowshoes, poles, transportation to and from Marysville and a guide are provided during a trip set from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.
The cost is $72 per person and registration is required by Tuesday.
More info: 360-363-8400, http://marysvillewa.gov.
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