Civic Almanac for May 9

  • Tue May 8th, 2012 8:54pm

Help lower number of homeless kittens

The nonprofit Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project of Lynnwood is aiming to reduce the number of homeless kittens born this spring.

Feral, or free-roaming, cats are altered for free and receive free rabies vaccinations. Owned pet female cats are spayed for a donation of $25 and male pet cats are neutered for a donation of $15. Vaccines are given for a donation of $5 at the time of surgery.

All surgeries are performed by veterinarians at the project’s clinic, 4001 198th St. SW, Suite 3.

Reservations are required. For appointments, go to, or call 425-673-2287, ext. 2.

Rep. Liias plans to hold town halls

State Rep. Marko Liias, D-Edmonds, will hold town hall meetings to discuss the 2012 legislative session.

Liias represents the 21st District, which includes Lynnwood, Mukilteo, and parts of Edmonds and Mountlake Terrace.

The first meeting will be at 1 p.m. May 12, at Mukilteo City Hall, 11930 Cyrus Way.

A telephone-town hall will be held at 6 p.m., May 15. Phone calls will go out to constituents inviting them to join the meeting. If a resident doesn’t receive a call by 6:10 p.m. he or she can dial in by calling 877-229-8493 and using PIN 18646#.


Spur development in South County

The city of Edmonds, Port of Edmonds, Swedish/Edmonds and the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce will host a roundtable forum noon-1 p.m. May 11 at the Edmonds Library, 650 Main St., to discuss economic development in South Snohomish County.

Troy McClelland, president and CEO of Economic Alliance Snohomish County, will discuss the group’s vision and economic development efforts.

The goal of the forum is to introduce EASC to South County business leaders and to get feedback and views about what South County needs to maximize its economic development potential.

“It is important for Edmonds and South Snohomish County to become a player in the long-term economic health of Snohomish County,” Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling said in a press release.

For details call 425-771-0247 or email

Business briefs

• Hardy Golf LLC will reopen The Lakeview Grill at Ballinger Lake Golf Course, 23000 Lakeview Drive in Mountlake Terrace, May 17. Hours will be 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.

• Cline Jewelers, 105 Fifth Ave. S in Edmonds, plans an estate and antique jewelry event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 12. The collection includes jewelry from the Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian, Art Deco and Cocktail periods.

• The Mountlake Terrace Business Association is looking to fill positions on the board of directors. Interested Mountlake Terrace business owners and professionals can contact the association at 425-640-8799.

• The Lynnwood Chamber presents a seminar about online presence, 8-9 a.m. May 10 at Fairwinds-Brighton Court, 6520 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. Registration is $10 and includes breakfast. Register at

• “The New Northwest Economy: Leaner, Meaner, Greener?” is the topic of the 2012 Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Conference May 17-18 at the Westin Hotel in Seattle. Key speakers include David Altig of the Federal Reserve Board. Register at


Learn more about Prop 1

Mountlake Terrace city officials will describe the proposed Civic Center project and answer questions at “Civic Center 101” presentations this month. Proposition No. 1, on the August primary ballot, also would make improvements to the library.

Presentations are planned for:

• 7 p.m. May 9, Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave. W

• 7 p.m. May 14, interim City Council Chambers (Planning Commission), 6100 219th St. SW, Suite 220

• 5:30 p.m. May 15, Recreation Pavilion (Arts Advisory Commission)

• 5:30 p.m. May 16, Mountlake Terrace Library (Library Board)

More information is available at www.cityof or by calling city manager John Caulfield at 425-744-6205.

Civic briefs

• The Mountlake Terrace Police Department will mark Police Memorial Week with an open house 6-8 p.m. May 15 at the police station, 5906 232nd St. SW.

• The Port of Edmonds has received the “Leadership Level” of Clean Boatyard Certification, the highest level of certification, from the Clean Boating Foundation.

• The American Association of University Women will meet at 10 a.m. May 12 for a field trip to view a backyard wildlife habitat garden in Edmonds. To carpool, meet at 9:30 a.m. at Snohomish Hall at Edmonds Community College, 20000 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood. More info: 425-670-0484

• The Edmonds Petanque Club will build a fourth petanque court at the Edmonds Playfield, thanks to $4,000 from the McDevitt family’s TJM Golf Classic.

• The Edmonds Knights of Columbus Wine Dinner on April 26, the sixth held in four years, raised $13,000 for local charities. Bruno Girardi, a longtime Edmonds restaurateur, donated the evening.

• More than 12 large boxes of food and $175 in donations were collected for Edmonds’ Carol Rowe Memorial Food Bank at the April 28 document-shredding event organized by McDonald McGarry Insurance and Grange Insurance.