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Design standards discussed tonight

A 45-minute presentation on proposed Architectural Design Board guidelines will take place at the Edmonds City Council meeting at 7 tonight in the Public Safety Complex, 250 5th Ave. N.

The council will meet in executive session at 6:30 regarding a real estate matter.

Also at the council meeting, there will be a public hearing on a zoning moratorium for permits for storage, mobile home parks or manufactured housing communities and mixed-use developments.

Other things on the agenda: an update on the old Woodway Elementary School property, a presentation by the Lake Ballinger Community Association and introduction of student representative Franciesca Bulaclac.


Breakfast for city’s public schools

The Everett Public Schools Foundation’s 12th annual Benefit Breakfast is at 7 a.m. March 16 at the Everett Events Center, 2000 Hewitt Ave.

Corporate sponsorships are available for $500 and more. The breakfast is no cost, but the suggested donation is $150.

The Everett Public Schools Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 1985. It develops community support to strengthen academic achievement in the school district.

For more information or to reserve a spot at the breakfast, call 425-385-4186.

Historical panel ready to meet

The Everett Historical Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday on the eighth floor of the Wall Street Building, 2930 Wetmore Ave.

The panel will hold a public hearing on a proposed addition to 1930 Grand Ave. in Everett.

Granite Falls

Kids dominate council agenda

Boys and girls will be the topic of discussion at the Granite Falls City Council meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Alan Lemke and Randy Fenske of the Granite Falls Junior Athletic Association will discuss the Boys &Girls Club and children’s athletics.

Ron Coleman will discuss use of the Boys &Girls Club.

Under old business, Community Center use and a survey at Granite Park will be discussed.


Recreation board talks athletics

The Lynnwood Parks and Recreation Board will have its regular meeting at 7 tonight at the Wickers Building at Heritage Park.

A half-hour discussion on athletics will highlight the meeting.

Tourism panel talks on budgets

The Lynnwood Tourism Advisory Committee will meet at 7:45 a.m. today in the City Hall conference rooms.

The Snohomish County Tourism Bureau’s annual report will be discussed, along with a summary of the 2005 budget.


Hearing held to discuss rezone

The Marysville hearing examiner will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Thursday in City Council chambers.

This is regarding a rezone at the south side of 120th Street NE, west of 36th Drive NE and east of I-5, in order to subdivide the property into five single-family lots.

Mill Creek

Executive session on union talks

The Mill Creek City Council will meet in executive session tonight to discuss union negotiations.

The session, which is not open to the public, is scheduled for 8 to 8:30 p.m. at 15728 Main St.

Prior to that, the council will have two study sessions. The sessions are open, but public testimony will not be taken. A resolution to approve a plat and a presentation by Property Counselors are planned.


Used book sale held at library

The Friends of the Monroe Library will have its fourth annual used book sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 25 at the Monroe Library, 1070 Village Way.

Books, DVDs, CDs and videos will be sold. Proceeds benefit the library. Books and media in good condition may be donated. Donations will be accepted at the library March 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call the library at 360-794-7851.


Art classes at Carnegie Building

Art classes with artist Bruce Edwards will take place at the Carnegie Building at the corner of First Street and Cedar Avenue, on Thursdays from March 16 through May 11.

There is a drawing session offered at 9 a.m. and a watercolor class from 10 a.m. to noon. The classes are for all levels and run for eight weeks.

The cost is $27.50 for the drawing class and $55 for the painting class. Call 360-568-2946 for registration.

Snohomish County

County executive auditor to talk

Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon and county Auditor Bob Terwilliger are scheduled to speak to the Snohomish County Charter Review Commission on Wednesday.

They are expected to present proposals for how county government might be reformed.

The 6:30 p.m. meeting is planned on the first floor of the county administration building, 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. Public comments are encouraged.

The 15-member charter review panel is elected once every 10 years. The group has until this summer to prepare proposed reforms that would then go to county voters in November.

For information, call 425-388-3807.


Daughters of Norway meet

The cultural program for the Daughter’s of Norway, Ingeborg Lodge No. 43 meeting Saturday will feature spinning wheels and carding wool. Laurie Wheeler is the guest speaker.

The meeting will be at 9:45 a.m. at the Son’s of Norway Hall, 9910 270th St. NW.

For details, call Phyllis Gard at 360-387-0992 or Alice Blandin at 360-387-3375.

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