Civic Almanac

  • Tue Jul 31st, 2012 6:18pm

Applications accepted for Robles’ council seat

Mountlake Terrace officials are taking applications to fill former councilwoman Michelle Robles’ seat on the City Council.

Robles resigned June 28 for health and personal reasons after almost eight years of service.

The term runs until just after the November 2013 election.

To qualify, candidates must be at least 18 years old, a U.S. citizen without any felony convictions, and a registered voter who has lived within the city for at least one year before appointment.

The deadline for applications is 3 p.m. Aug. 13 via mail, email or in person.

Applications are at or at Interim City Hall, 6100 219th St. SW, Suite 200.

Interviews will be conducted at a special meeting at 6 p.m. Aug. 14. The City Council plans to appoint the new councilor following those interviews, and she or he would be sworn in at the Aug. 20 meeting.

For more information, call the City Clerk’s Office at 425-744-6206 or email


New spot for arts in downtown Edmonds

A new studio space opened July 19 at ARTspot, an artist’s store and workshop that opened in June at 408 Main St., Edmonds.

Individual and group classes are offered at several age levels. Professional artist supplies also are sold at the store. Learn more at

ARTspot is a collaborative venture between professional artist Tracy Felix Fraker, director of ARTspot, and Denise Cole, owner of Cole Gallery.

Business briefs

• Seattle-based Sound Community Bank, which has a branch at 22807 44th Ave. W in Mountlake Terrace, now offers free iTunes and music downloads for its checking account holders. Learn more at

• Mountlake Terrace-based 1st Security Bank has appointed Barb Huber to the position of loan officer. Huber, of Bothell, will work out of the bank’s home lending headquarters in Mountlake Terrace.


Days of Caring sign-up

United Way of Snohomish County is organizing its 19th annual Days of Caring – the largest volunteer event in the county – for Sept. 21-22.

The deadline to register projects is Aug. 31. Local agencies and nonprofits are encouraged to register projects at Volunteers have until Sept. 12 to sign up for projects.

Several nonprofits have already posted projects online.

For more information, go to or call 425-374-5549.

Give an aging cat a good home

From Aug. 19-31, PAWS animal shelter will waive the adoption fee on senior cats.

“Senior cats are perfect companions for the busy professional or the retired person looking for some low-maintenance love and affection,” spokesman Mark Coleman writes in a press release.

Senior cats are available for adoption at PAWS Cat City, 5200 Roosevelt Way, Suite B, Seattle, or at the Lynnwood animal shelter, 15305 44th Ave. W.

Learn more at

Civic briefs

• Mountlake Terrace Police Chief Greg Wilson is set to present the second-quarter department update for 2012 to City Council at its Aug. 2 study session, 7 p.m. at the Interim City Hall Council Chambers, 6100 219th St. SW, Suite 220. Wilson is expected to highlight successes in the code enforcement, electronic home monitoring and animal control programs.