Council meets to discuss bonds
The Arlington City Council is scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. today to discuss issuing and selling bonds to help finance the city’s water and sewer system.
The council plans to meet in the library in the Police Station, 110 E. Third Street.
Adopt dogs at Bothell event
“Shepadors,” “labweilers,” “sperriers” and other mixed-breed dogs from across Washington are expected to be available for adoption at an event Sunday in Bothell.
The Designer Mutt Match, scheduled from noon to 3 p.m., is set for the Academy of Canine Behavior at 4705 240th St. SE.
More than 80 dogs and puppies are expected to be on site for adoption. The dogs are already spayed and neutered. Families took home 68 dogs during the academy’s last adoption event in May.
Adoption fees range from $150 to $250. Volunteers are expected to be on hand to answer questions. Call the academy at 425-486-9567.
Talk on coping with growth
Welcome to Everett: Population 190,000. That’s what government number crunchers are predicting Snohomish County’s largest city will grow to by 2040.
The city’s population now stands at about 101,800.
Regionally, another 1.7 people more people are expected to live in the four-county Puget Sound area within three decades.
Bob Drewl, executive director of the Puget Sound Regional Council, is scheduled to give a presentation on long-range strategies to manage growth, at 8:30 a.m., Wednesday at the Everett City Council chambers, 2930 Wetmore Ave.
Drewl will give an overview of the Regional Council’s draft Vision 2040, which tries to answer important questions on growth management, transportation issues and economic strategy.
Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson is the vice president of the regional planning group’s executive board. For more information, go to www.psrc.org
Boeing job fair on Friday
You can learn about Boeing employment opportunities from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday at Everett Station, 3201 Smith Ave.
Staff from the jetmaker will be on hand to help people with the employment application process. For more information, go to www.boeing.com/employment.
Open house on bypass project
An open house regarding the planned construction of an alternate route around Granite Falls is planned for Wednesday.
The informational meeting is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. at Granite Falls High School, 405 N. Alder Ave.
The $24 million project will create a 1.9-mile route through the north end of the city to divert truck traffic around downtown Granite Falls.
Construction is scheduled to begin in 2009 at the earliest and take two years.
For more information call Snohomish County Public Works at 425-388-3488.
Freeland’s future to be discussed
The Island County Planning Commission plans to meet at 7 p.m. on Aug. 28, to discuss designating Freeland as a nonmunicipal urban growth area and developing a plan to manage the community’s growth. County staff plan to attend the meeting and answer questions.
The meeting is scheduled for the Trinity Lutheran Church gym, 18341 Highway 525 in Freeland.
For more information or to review documents associated with the possible changes, go to www.islandcounty.net/ planning/freeland.htm.
:Arts panel meets on Wednesday
The Lake Stevens Arts Commission is scheduled to meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the annex behind City Hall, 1812 Main St.
An artist’s reception is among the planned agenda items.
For more information, call the city at 425-334-1012.
Arts board needs new member
The city is seeking a volunteer who is passionate about arts to fill a seat on the Lynnwood Arts Commission.
The three-year position is appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the Lynnwood City Council. Applicants must live inside city limits.
The commission is made up of seven volunteers who advise the City Council on issues regarding the arts. The group advocates bringing art into the city and develops partnerships with organizations and individuals.
For information on applying, call 425-744-6459 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested people can also write to the City of Lynnwood Arts Commission at P.O. Box 5008, Lynnwood, WA, 98046-5008.
There is no deadline to apply.
Higgins concert rescheduled
The Higgins are scheduled to play at 7 p.m. Aug. 31 as part of the city of Marysville’s Sounds of Summer concert series. The show takes place at Jennings Park, 6915 Armar Road.
This sibling trio blends country and Celtic harmonies. Their regularly scheduled performance earlier this summer was cancelled because of rain.
The show is sponsored by Centex Homes. For more information call 360-363-8400.
Mythic creatures topic of program
Children can learn about mysterious creatures such as Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster during a free program planned for the Mill Creek Library.
The program, Mysterious Creatures That Might Exist, is scheduled for 11 a.m. Aug. 29 at the library at 15429 Bothell- Everett Highway.
The program is intended for children ages 6 through 12.
For more information, call the library at 425-337-4822.
Family game night at library
Families can enjoy a night of fun and games during an event held every other week at the Mukilteo Library.
The next event, Family Game Nights, is scheduled for 7 p.m. Aug. 28 at the library at 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd.
People are welcome to bring their own board games and activities to the event. The library has more than 20 board games, as well as playing cards, puzzles and more.
For more information, call the library at 425-493-8202.
Downtown plan committee named
The city recently selected eight people who will help the city create a downtown sub-area plan, city planner Kate Galloway said. The plan aims to revitalize the city’s town on Main Street. The eight people represent various stakeholders in the plan. They are: Amanda Kleinert, Eldon Bartelheimer, Mike Murphy, Mitch Ruth, Lana Stevens, Alberto Robles, Wayne Felix and Paul Loots.
The city plans to spend $150,000 in 2007 and 2008 developing the downtown plan, Galloway said.
The downtown used to be the commercial center of the Skykomish Valley decades ago. But as new businesses popped up along U.S. 2, some people began to thinks of the highway corridor as downtown. A new shopping center planned on N. Kelsey Street off the highway is expected to generate tax revenue for the city.
For more information about the downtown plan, contact Galloway at 360-863-4535.
Council to approve projects
The City Council is scheduled to approve a six-year transportation improvement plan at a 7 p.m. meeting today in the George Gilbertson Boardroom, 1601 Ave. D.
The plan lists 21 transportation projects that the city wants to tackle through 2013. Those projects include extending Centennial Trail from Bowen Avenue to Pine Avenue, installing a new traffic signal at Avenue A and Second Street, and improving the intersection of Fourth Street and Maple Avenue.
State law requires the city to update its six-year transportation plan each year. The city held a public hearing on the plan on July 17.
For more information, call the city at 360-568-3115.
Board interviews candidates
The Stanwood-Camano School Board is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. today to interview four candidates for an opening on the school board. At 6 p.m., the board is scheduled to meet behind closed doors in an executive session to evaluate the candidates’ qualifications.
The board is seeking to replace William Garrison. The candidates are Eric Wehr, Julie Dean, Steven Bladek and Dixie Johansen.