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  • Thu Dec 31st, 2009 9:05pm
  • News

Happy 2010

Holiday closures set for today:

Government: Federal, state and local offices are closed.

Schools: Closed.

Post offices: Closed.

Commerce: Most businesses and banks are closed.

Transportation: Everett Transit, Community Transit and Dial-A-Ride Transportation are on Sunday schedules. For ferry information, visit or call 888-808-7977.

The Herald: Classified and reception is closed. For delivery, call 425-339-3200 from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Call in news tips to 425-339-3428.

Utility rates will increase in 2010: Sultan residents will get higher utility bills this year.

The base rate for 600 cubic feet of water will jump by 11 percent, or $2.84, from $25.25 to $28.09. Additionally, water rates for more than 600 cubic feet will increase from $2.28 to $2.54 per cubic foot. Sewer rates will go up by 5 percent, meaning residents will see an increase of $3.09, from $61.74 to $64.83. Residential storm-water rates will go up by $1, from $5.75 to $6.75.

Garbage and recycling rates will remain unchanged.

Snohomish Conservation District needs two board members: Snohomish Conservation District has two volunteer supervisor positions open beginning in 2010, one elected and one appointed, for three-year terms on its board of supervisors.

An election will be held Feb 9 at the District office in Lake Stevens for the elected position. E-mail