CIVIC ALMANAC

  • Tue Apr 6th, 2010 7:56pm

In Photos: Hunger relief advocates deliver postcards to Inslee … Doggie day care welcomed to Edmonds Chamber

Census forms due

2010 Census questionnaires were delivered by mail to South County residents between March 15 and 17. These Census forms must be completed and mailed back by April 15. Residents not returning forms may have a Census worker visit their home to complete the questionnaire.

Census data is confidential and is used to determine federal funding of local programs and the numbers of national representation areas have.

Track how well your community is participating in the census by seeing what percentage of households have mailed back their census forms by visiting http://2010.census.gov/2010census/take10map.

Frontier Bank receives FDIC notice

Everett-based Frontier Bank is the latest local bank to be put on notice by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Officers are to either bolster its capital or sell itself. The FDIC called for the corrective action directive giving the bank until April 16 to make its move before the federal regulators steps in.

The bank is considered “critically undercapitalized” and has $3.6 billion in assets.

Frontier recently increased its 2009 losses to $295.1 million from the initially reported $258.8. At the end of last year, Frontier posted $962.7 million in foreclosed real estate and past-due loans.

Executive changes

• Jamie Herlich has joined Edmonds Center for the Arts as Development Director. Previously she was development director for the New Century Theatre Company, Seattle.

• Lynnwood-based KDC Architects Engineers has tapped Eric Camp as president. He previously held the position of chief operations officer. Newly joining the KDC team is Lester Cooley, partner and vice president of site development services. Before joining KDC, Cooley was the managing member of Sage Hill, Las Vegas.

Farm expands deliveries to South County

Full Circle Farm, a Carnation-based organic, has expanded its service to include South Snohomish County. Full Circle Farm delivers produce boxes and artisan foods for subscribers to pick-up at locations throughout Bothell, Edmonds, Everett, Lynnwood, Mill Creek, Lake Stevens and Snohomish.

Full Circle subscribers schedule weekly or every-other week deliveries to one of 20 different pick-up sites, including spots in Lynnwood, Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace and Mill Creek. Subscribers receive fresh produce items along with artisan items from local bakeries, cheese makers and coffee roasters.

For more information, contact www.fullcirclefarm.com.

Dimmed lights support Earth Hour

Embassy Suites Hotel Seattle North/Lynnwood dimmed their lights and turned off all non-essential lighting acknowledging Earth Hour, March 27.

Earth Hour, which took place at 8:30 p.m. local time, is an event where people around the globe turn out their lights for one your to support action on climate change. This was the third year of the event. Global icons including the Eiffel Tower, Sydney’s Opera House, the Greta Pyramids of Giza and the Empire State Building went dark along with the Space Needle, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Las Vegas Strip.

Fitness club closes

Retrofit Fitness Club in Mountlake Terrace has filed Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. The business closed March 23. Founding partner Mark Hurley cited the economic downturn for the closure.

Business briefs

• Edmonds Chamber luncheon, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., April 22, Edmonds Yacht Club. Guest speaker: Mayor Gary Haakenson. Caterer: Kafe Neo. $17.50/members with reservations, $20.00/at the door and for non-members. For reservations, visit www.EdmondsWA.com or call 425-670-1496 ext. 3. Reservation deadline is April 19.

• South Snohomish County Chamber of Commerce Sample of South County, April 14. Lynnwood Convention Center, 5-9 p.m. For more information, call 425-774-0507 ext. 11 or e-mail info@s2c3.com.

• The Greater Edmonds Chamber of Commerce’s networking breakfast is held every Wednesday morning, 7:30 a.m. at Fairwinds-Brighton Court, 6520 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. The event is free to attend. Breakfast can be ordered for $8. For more information, call 425-670-1496.

• The Rotary Club of Edmonds Daybreakers, 7 a.m. every Tuesday, Edmonds Yacht Club.

• VFW Post #8870 monthly meeting, April 9, South County Senior Center, Edmonds. For more information, call 206-362-3935.

State senator to speak

State Sen. Val Stevens, R-Arlington, will be speaking on “Knowledge Without Wisdom” at the Snohomish County Republican Women’s Club Meeting 11 a.m., April 8, at Shawn O’Donnells Restaurant, 121 128th SE, Everett. For more information or reservations, contact Dorothy Yoney at merdot@comcast.net or 360-653-1100.

National 911 education and recognition

Southwest Snohomish County Communications Center joins public safety leaders nationwide to provide education in proper use of the 911 system and to promote 911 awareness, as part of National 911 Education Month.

When calling 911 for assistance, citizens can help facilitate responses by police, fire or emergency medical units by being prepared to answer where the emergency is, what it is and who is involved.

In addition, 911 personnel may ask callers to remain on the line to obtain additional information. It is helpful if callers remain calm as they are the eyes and ears of dispatch personnel.

April 11-17 is National Telecommunicators’ Week, a week set aside to recognize the dedicated people who make our communities safer by working in 911 communication centers.

For more information regarding SNOCOM and how to properly use 911, visit www.SNOCOM.org.

PUD breaks conservation record

By partnering with its customers on a broad range of energy-saving measures, Snohomish County Public Utility District achieved its highest level of conservation ever, beating its 2009 conservation goal by 22 percent. Collectively, consumers and local businesses lowered their bills by about $5.4 million.

Business customers completed nearly 700 projects with PUD – the highest number of projects on record. Almost half of these were lighting projects.

The PUD also partnered with the city of Everett and Snohomish County to secure nearly $2.2 million in federal stimulus funds for energy efficiency projects in homes and businesses throughout the county (to be completed this year and in 2011).

PUD also launched its Energy Challenge, a new call-out to customers to reduce their energy use by 10 percent. To date, 80 businesses and more than 1,400 residential customers have pledged to reduce their energy use.

Evergreen Awards nominations open

The city of Mountlake Terrace Evergreen Awards, started last year, recognizes residents who take pride in their properties. The program’s second season of nominations is now open through May 29.

The Evergreen Awards program has five categories of awards and nominees are judged against properties within each of the six MLT neighborhoods.

Nomination forms are available from the city of Mountlake Terrace or can be downloaded at www.cityofmlt.com. Properties will be photographed for judging and awards will be presented at a recognition event in September.

More information about the Evergreen Awards is available at www.cityofmlt.com or by calling Community Relations at 425-744-6203 or 425-744-6206.

MLT gas main work

Puget Sound Energy plans to replace or repair 4,032 linear feet of bare steel gas main over the next several months. Approximately two days prior to starting work, PSE or Pilchuck Contractors will notify affected residents as to the upcoming construction work in their area. Streets where work will be taking place are:

• 42nd Place West from 224th Place Southwest to 223rd Place Southwest (cul-de-sac work on 224th &223rd )

• 241st Street Southwest from 52nd Avenue West to 49th Place West

• 223rd Street Southwest from 48th Avenue West to 223rd Place Southwest

• 244th Place Southwest from 48th Avenue West to 44th Avenue West

• 225th Place Southwest from 39th Avenue West to 36th Avenue West.

PUBLIC SERVICE

The Edmonds Cemetery Board is seeking a volunteer to fill two alternate positions. An interest in the city and its history, and a willingness to serve the residents of Edmonds is desirable. Applicants participate in an interview process. Applications and information are available at the City Hall lobby reception area or by calling 425-771-0247. Completed applications can be dropped off at City Hall or mailed to the Office of the Mayor, attention Edmonds Cemetery Board, 121 Fifth Ave. N, Edmonds, WA 98020. Deadline is 4:30 p.m. on April 12.

PUBLIC MEETING SCHEDULE

SOUTH COUNTY

Snohomish County Public Facilities District, 3 – 5 p.m., April 15, Rockefeller Ave, 3rd Floor Willis Tucker Room, Everett.

EDMONDS

City Council, 7 p.m. April 20, Council Chambers, 250 Fifth Ave. N. On the agenda: public hearings on dogs on public grounds, revised stormwater management code and concession agreements on James Street. Broadcast on Channel 21 at noon and 7 p.m. the following Wednesday, noon on Friday and Monday.

Port of Edmonds, 7 p.m. April 12, 336 Admiral Way.

Hearing Examiner, 3 p.m. April 15, Council Chambers 250 Fifth Ave. N.

Architectural Design Board, 7 p.m. April 7, Council Chambers, 250 Fifth Ave. N.

Cemetery Board, 4 p.m. April 15, Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St.

Planning Board, 7 p.m. April 14, Council Chambers, 250 Fifth Ave. N.

Arts Commission Retreat, 6 p.m. April 8, Edmonds Library Plaza Room, 650 Main St.

Historic Preservation Commission, 4:30 p.m. April 8, Brackett Room, 3rd floor, City Hall, 121 Fifth Ave. N.

Public Facilities District Board, 8:15 a.m. Tuesday, April 13, Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave N.

LYNNWOOD

City Council, 7 p.m. April 13, Council Chambers, 19100 44th Ave. W. Agenda items include: report of financial consultant on the city’s budget. Broadcast on Comcast Channel 28, 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sundays.

Planning Commission, 7 p.m. April 8, City Hall Council Chambers, 19100 44th Ave. W.

Arts Commission, 7 p.m. April 13, Council Chambers, 19100 44th Ave. W.

Tourism Advisory Committee, 7:30-9 a.m. April 8, City Hall Conference Rooms, 19100 44th Ave. W.

Hearing Examiner, April 14, Council Chambers, 19100 44th Ave. W. Call to confirm time and location: 425-670-8308.

Regular Public Facilities District Meeting, 3 p.m. April 15, Willis Tucker Room Admin W3.

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE

City Council, 7 p.m. April 19, Council Chambers, 6100 219th St. SW, Suite 200. Audio available at www.cityofmlt.com/cityServices/cityCouncil/councilMeetings.htm

Planning Commission, 7 p.m. April 14, City Hall, 6100 219th St. SW, Suite 200.

Recreation &Park Advisory Commission, 7 p.m. April 13, Jungle Room, Recreation Pavilion, 5303 228th St. SW.

MILL CREEK

City Council, 6 p.m. April 13, City Hall, 15728 Main St.

Arts &Beautification Advisory Board, 4 p.m. April 14, City Hall, 15728 Main St.

Civil Service Commission, 5:30 p.m. April 8, City Hall, 15728 Main St.

Design Review Board, 5:15 p.m. April 15, City Hall, 15728 Main St.

Planning Commission, 7 p.m. April 15, City Hall, 15728 Main St.

BRIER

City Council, 7:30 p.m. April 13, City Hall, 2901 228th St. SW.

Parks &Recreation Board, 7 p.m. April 14, Council Chambers, 2901 228th St. SW.

WOODWAY

Town Council, 7 p.m. April 19, Town Hall, 23920 113th Place W.