Council schedules candidate sessions
The Arlington City Council has scheduled a special meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at council chambers, 110 E. Third St.
The council will interview candidates to fill the position that Councilman Dan Anderson vacated. Anderson resigned March 20 because he is moving out of city limits.
City Council, port will meet
The Port of Edmonds Commission will be part of the City Council’s regular meeting today.
The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. in council chambers at the Public Safety Complex, 250 Fifth Ave. N.
The council and commission are slated to discuss Harbor Square, the city’s Downtown Waterfront Plan, public-private development opportunities and a railroad quiet zone.
For more information, call 425-775-2525 or go to www.ci. edmonds.wa.us and click on City Government and City Council.
July deadline set for zoning request
The annual deadline for applications for zoning changes and the 2006 update for the Everett Comprehensive Plan is July 3.
Applications must be submitted with appropriate filing fees. For more information, call Dave Koenig or Bob Larsen at 425-257-8731.
More hearings for bus fare changes
Everett Transit is considering changing the ages for senior and youth bus fares, eliminating free paper transfer slips and slicing 25 cents off of full fare prices.
Kids older than 6 and seniors older than 62 pay a reduced 35 cents a ride. As proposed, riders between ages 6 and 64 will pay full fare. Seniors can still get a card to ride free during limited weekday hours.
Hearings on the changes are at 10 a.m. today at Everett Community College, 2000 Tower St., in the Parks Building; and at 10:30 a.m. at Baker Community Center, 1401 Poplar St.
Information on bird flu Thursday
Anyone who raises poultry or waterfowl is invited to a free information session on avian flu scheduled for 7-9 p.m. Thursday.
It will be at the WSU Snohomish County Extension Education Center, 600 128th St. SE in McCollum County Park.
Singh Dhillon, the Washington state avian health laboratory veterinarian, will speak. Both animal and human effects will be discussed. A question and answer session will follow.
Assessor to discuss tax fairness issues
Island County Assessor Tom Baenen will be the featured guest at Commissioner Bill Byrd’s next town hall meeting, 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Camano Multipurpose Center, 141 N. East Camano Drive.
Baenen is also expected to talk and answer questions from residents about the county’s tax assessment process.
Arts, planning, park boards meet
The Lake Stevens Arts Commission’s meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday has been moved to the police station at 2211 Grade Road.
The arts commission moved its regular meeting from the Community and Senior Center to make room for a special meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday of the planning commission about the city’s draft comprehensive plan, which includes land-use rules and plans for the city’s growth.
Also, the Lake Stevens Park Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the annex, behind City Hall, 1812 Main St. On the agenda are discussions about an adopt-a-park program and updates on North Cove Park and Eagle Ridge Park.
Spring cleanup collects clutter
The city of Lynnwood’s spring cleanup runs through Saturday.
Residents may have limited amounts of unwanted household clutter and yard debris picked up from their curb at no additional charge.
Residents also may put major appliances out at their curb if they pre-pay a fee for each unit to be collected and recycled.
Additional or bulky items may be brought to a one-day drop-off event from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Lynnwood Utility Maintenance Center, 20525 60th Ave. W.
For more information call 425-775-1971 or go to www.ci. lynnwood.wa.us and click on Spring Cleanup.
Dike breaching project meeting
Representatives from the Tulalip Tribes, Marysville and county, state and federal agencies will answer questions at an open house about the Qwuloolt project from 5:30-7:30 tonight at Marysville City Hall, 1049 State Ave.
The project is designed to mitigate environmental damage from an old contaminated landfill in the lower Snohomish River estuary.
Part of the project would breach one of the dikes south of Marysville to restore natural flow into the Qwuloolt Marsh and improve fish habitat.
For more information, call 360-651-4485.
YMCA offers wine country tour
The Mukilteo Family YMCA is offering a bus tour to Yakima wine country on Friday.
The Mukilteo Family YMCA is located at 10601 47th Place W.
For more information, call the YMCA at 425-353-9622.
Charter review panel to meet
Snohomish County Clerk Pam Daniels and Treasurer Bob Dantini are scheduled to make presentations before a charter review panel Wednesday night.
The 15-member Snohomish County Charter Review Commission is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. at the county administration building, 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett.
Public comments are welcome, officials said. The panel was elected in November to review the charter, which controls how county government operates.
The panel meets once every 10 years to consider which charter reforms will be sent to voters. More information is available at 425-388-3807 or online at www1.co.snohomish.wa.us/ county_services/charter_review, where an online survey is available.