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EVENTS

Ongoing Edmonds Library train book sale

Hop aboard during the Friends of the Edmonds Library book sale display starting Feb. 2.

Look at train books on display, which should offer fun for all ages. There also will be magazines and DVDs. Proceeds from sales support Edmonds Library programs and services. The library is at 650 Main St., Edmonds.

More info: edmondslibraryfriends.org or edmondslibfriends@gmail.com

Casino Road Stakeholders gather

The Casino Road Stakeholders group is scheduled to gather Tuesday.

The last time it met was in October.

The meeting is set for 4 p.m. Tuesday at Bible Baptist Church, 805 W. Casino Road, Everett.

Movie about Whidbey aircraft noise

People interested in a movie about the impacts of noise from Navy jets on Whidbey Island can watch a screening Feb. 1.

“Plane Truths” is a 33-minute film by Mark Dworkin and Melissa Young. It includes interviews with residents, health experts, economists and Navy personnel talking about toxic noise, water contamination, risk and economic impacts of Naval Station Whidbey Island’s expanding Growler aircraft operations.

The showing is presented by Sound Defense Alliance, a group opposed to the growing Growler flights on Whidbey Island. It is scheduled for 11 a.m. Feb. 1, at the Camano Island Library meeting room, 848 N. Sunrise Blvd., Camano Island.

HEADS UP

Arlington utilities rates hold pat

Arlington residents will pay the same rate for sewer, stormwater and water utilities they have for years.

The Arlington City Council unanimously voted to cancel an increase — a mandate from a 2010 ordinance — for the eighth year in a row at its Tuesday meeting.

OPPORTUNITY

Apply for Arlington City Council position

Arlington is accepting applications for an appointment to the City Council.

Josh Roundy resigned his Arlington City Council Position 2 earlier this month, citing personal reasons.

Applicants must be a registered voter and have lived within Arlington city limits for at least one year.

Completed applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. Feb. 5. Applications are available at City Hall, by calling the mayor’s office at 360-403-3441 or online at www.arlingtonwa.gov/396/City-Council.

The City Council will begin reviewing applications Feb. 10. Interviews of all eligible candidates will be held the week of Feb. 18. The City Council is expected to select a final candidate no later than early March, but has until April 11 to fill the vacancy.

Should the City Council not select a candidate by this date, the Snohomish County Council must make the selection.

The selected candidate will serve out the end of the four-year term until Jan. 1, 2022. The position will be up for election in November 2021.

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