The citizens commission addressing salaries of elected officials has scheduled two public hearings to seek input as it reviews the salaries of the mayor and City Council. The public hearings are scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight and 7 p.m. April 12 in council chambers at the Public Safety Complex, 250 Fifth Ave. N.
Port Gardner residents have organized a kick-off to the neighborhood’s Forgotten Creek improvement project 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Everett Public Library auditorium, 2702 Hoyt Ave.
Everyone is invited to this, the first of four public meetings, where neighborhood leaders will introduce the project and discuss hiring a landscape architect.
The Forgotten Creek project was helped by a $10,000 grant from the city of Everett to design improvements, including public access, to the watershed ravine that runs between Kromer Avenue and Bond Street.
For more information please call Bob Jackson, 425-303-0127.
The City Council will not meet tonight.
The Lakewood School District will hold a community forum at 7 tonight in the Lakewood Middle School commons, 16800 16th Drive NE, Arlington. The board plans to discuss potential impacts if there is a second levy failure.
On March 9, a four-year levy proposal to renew the district’s maintenance and operations levy failed with 55 percent approval. It needed a 60 percent supermajority.
By state law, school districts get two chances a year to pass levies.
The levy would provide almost $1 of every $5 spent educating students in the Lakewood district.
The City of Lynnwood is filing an appeal with the state Supreme Court regarding a methadone clinic proposed in the city.
CRC Health, a San Diego, Calif.-based company, came to Lynnwood’s planning department in 2002 to apply to open a methadone clinic in the Alderwood Professional Building, 18631 Alderwood Mall Blvd. While city staff determined the site is within appropriate zoning for a methadone clinic, the City Council objected to the location because it is near the Toys “R” Us store and the Interurban Trail. The council adopted an ordinance prohibiting such a clinic from being located within 250 feet of a school or public park. But the law was adopted after CRC filed application with the city.
In April 2003 a Snohomish County Superior Court judge ruled the application must be processed under the city’s zoning laws that existed when the application came in, which means it is not subject to the new law.
The city appealed that decision to the state Court of Appeals but recently lost that appeal.
The city is now asking the state Supreme Court to take the case.
The City Council will not meet on Monday.
The next council meeting will be at 7 p.m. April 5 in the second-floor council chambers at City Hall, 1049 State Ave.
The Parks and Recreation Department offers a class in dog obedience taught by an instructor from the Canine Behavior Center.
Each session consists of eight one-hour weekly group lessons and one two-hour behavior and problem-solving seminar for $90. All dogs must have proof of proper immunization. The sessions will be on Tuesdays at the Marysville Community Campus, 7431 64th Drive NE, as follows:
Session 1: 6-7 p.m. April 27-June 22; Session 2: 7:15-8:15 p.m. June 1-July 27; Session 3: 6-7 p.m. June 29-Aug. 24; Session 4: 7:15-8:15 p.m. Aug. 3-Sept. 28.
Register early as space is limited. For registration or information, call the parks office at 360-651-5085.
Local churches will have three holy week services from April 8 to April 10. The Monroe Congregational United Church of Christ will host a communion service on Thursday, April 8 at 301 S. Lewis St. The Morning Star Lutheran Church will host the Good Friday Tenebrae Service on Friday, April 9 at 17146 Beaton Road. The Episcopal Church of Our Saviour will host an Easter vigil on Saturday, April 10 at 331 S. Lewis St. All three services are open to the public and will begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 360-794-8863 or 360-794-6236 (evenings).
The Mountlake Terrace-based Seattle Skating Club is performing “A Night at the Oscars” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Olympic View Ice Arena &Training Center, 22202 70th Avenue W.
The show participants are members of the skating club and range in age and skill, from children to adults, coaches and regional competitors. Cost is $17 for adults and children ages 13 and up, and $12 for senior citizens 55 and older and children 12 and under. For ticket information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call the SSC at 425-672-6885.
The South Everett/Mukilteo Boys &Girls Club, 525 W. Casino Road, recently received grants from three local businesses to help with daily programs.
The group received a $300 grant from Jamco, Inc. to purchase arts and crafts, a $2,500 grant from the Fred Meyer Foundation for after-school snacks and for the homework club. They also received a $9,850 contribution from the South Everett/Mukilteo Rotary for improvements to the technology center.