Former Unocal Pier scheduled for removal
Removal of the former Unocal Pier at Marina Beach Park is scheduled to begin Nov. 24.
The work will restrict some access to the park, and its popular off-leash dog area, until May 2009.
The former fueling pier was abandoned in 1991. It is now rotting and in disrepair.
The pier’s creosote-treated timber could leach contaminants into the water, said Joy Goldenberg, a spokeswoman with Washington State Ferries. The agency is funding the $2 million removal as part of future improvements to Edmonds’ ferry terminal. Plans call for the terminal to eventually be rebuilt near the park.
Most of the park should remain open during the work, but parts of the park will be closed for the entire project, officials said. The park also could occasionally be closed entirely.
Arts Commission seeks volunteer for board
The Edmonds Arts Commission is seeking applicants for one four-year position, starting January 2009.
Anyone with a professional involvement in the visual, performing or literary arts may apply.
The volunteer Arts Commission serves as an advisory board to the City Council on matters related to the arts and culture. An average time commitment of eight to 12 hours per month is standard for most commissioners.
The deadline to apply is Dec. 12.
More info: 425-771-0228 or e-mail Frances Chapin at email@example.com.
Sister City Commission needs volunteers
The Sister City Commission needs volunteers to fill a dozen unpaid three-year terms. The commission help plan activities with visitors from Edmonds sister city in Hekinan, Japan, throughout the year. Request an application by mail: Edmonds Sister City Commission, 121 Fifth Ave. N., Edmonds. The deadline for turning in application is Jan. 8.
More info: 425-771-0247.
City Council could approve large plat
The Lake Stevens City Council is scheduled to consider approval of the Greenwood Village plat at a special meeting tonight.
The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Lake Stevens School District Educational Services Center, 12309 22nd St. NE.
Greenwood Village is a 182-lot preliminary plat on 50 acres at Fourth Street NE and 131st Avenue NE.
The council also is scheduled to discuss sidewalks in the city at a workshop to follow.
More info: 425-334-1012.
Lions Club schedules benefit crab feed
Lake Stevens Lions Club is planning its annual Crab Feed for Nov. 22.
The event is scheduled for 3 to 7 p.m. at North Lake Middle School, 2202 123rd Ave NE.
The price is $20 per person for all you can eat, with proceeds going to Lions Club community projects, including for the sight- and hearing-impaired.
More info: Frank at 425-231-5117.
Civil Service panel to hold a special meeting
The Lake Stevens Civil Service Commission has set a special meeting for December.
The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Lake Stevens City Hall annex, 1812 Main St.
The board plans to consider approval of updates to its rules and regulations.
The Civil Service Commission adopts rules and regulations for hiring police officers and hears appeals regarding disciplinary actions.
More info: 425-334-1012.
Learn the signs of multiple sclerosis
Washington State has one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis in the U.S. Learn about the signs, symptoms and treatments at a talk with Sue Dahlin, a volunteer from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, at the Monroe/Sky Valley Family YMCA. The talk is free and open to the public.
More info: 360-805-1879.
Sky Valley Food Bank needs cash donations
The Sky Valley Food Bank is collecting cash to pay for bulk purchases for Thanksgiving items such as turkeys and food items for people with special dietary needs. Mail donations to P.O. Box 724, Monroe, WA 98272.
More info: 360-794-7959.
Recreation Pavilion to hold anniversary party
The city is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its Recreation Pavilion this month, with an all-day party planned for Nov. 26.
The event is scheduled for 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Recreation Pavilion, 5303 228th St. SW.
A 1968 nostalgia theme is planned, with a dance show, psychedelic costume contest, art show and “name that tune” contest. Those using the pavilion will be able to pay 1968 prices, including a 40-cent special swim from 5 to 6:15 p.m. and free Indoor Playground visits all day.
A pictorial history of the Recreation Pavilion is on display in the lobby.
More info: 425-776-9173 or www.cityofmlt.com.
Warm clothes needed for families in need
Donate clean, gently used coats, hats, gloves, blankets and stuffed animals for families in need. The items will be given away at the Sultan Harvest and Volunteers of America Sky Valley Community Resource Center. Drop off items at Sky Valley Real Estate, 413 Main St. and the resource center, 701 First St.
More info: 425-791-1722.