Front Porch: Help manage Fire District 7

Snohomish County Fire District 7, based in Clearview, is looking to fill an empty spot on the board of commissioners.

The spot opened in December after former commissioner Neil Doherty moved out of the district.

The person appointed to the position will serve until the next election cycle. After the November election, the term goes through 2021.

Applicants must be registered to vote and live in the district. Resumes are due by 5 p.m. Jan. 23 to Camille Tabor, Snohomish County Fire District 7, 8010 180th St. SE, Snohomish, WA, 98296.

Interviews are planned Jan. 28 and Feb. 3.

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Bothell: City Hall construction, fire talks underway

Construction continues on a new City Hall for Bothell. The excavation for underground parking is done, and a tower crane is ready on site, according to the city newsletter. Construction on parking areas continues until at least February. Eventually, the site will have 251 parking spots and 53,000 square feet of office space.

The city also is involved in new talks about creating a regional fire authority that would serve parts of north King County and south Snohomish County. The fire authority would replace four existing fire departments, if approved by voters. Talks are expected to take at least a year.

Mountlake Terrace: Pool closed for repairs

The Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion pool, spa and sauna are closed until mid-February for repairs. The rest of the building remains open, including the playground.

The repairs include a new therapy pool built with a $75,000 grant from the Verdant Health Commission.

More info: 425-776-9173. Pool schedule also posted at

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