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School and city leaders to meet

The City Council and school district leaders will meet in a joint work session 6:30-8 p.m. Monday at the district’s Roosevelt Building, 315 N. French Ave.

Kay Duskin, president of the school board, will lead the discussion.

Topics to be discussed include the 2000 bond project, a report on current joint projects and prioritizing future joint projects.

The next joint meeting won’t be until Aug. 29.


Boeing donates to arts center

The Boeing Co. has pledged $50,000 toward the $16.5 million Edmonds Center for the Arts project.

About $4 million of the total remains to be raised. The Edmonds Public Facilities District, which is managing the project, expects to begin work in the summer.

The project involves remodeling the former Puget Sound Christian College into a performing arts center. For more information about the project, call 425-775-7724.


City approves water contract

The City Council on Wednesday approved a 50-year contract to supply water to the Alderwood Water District, the city’s largest wholesale customer.

Under the contract, the city will provide up to 106 million gallons of water a day. The contract locks in Alderwood’s rates until 2012 at $30.65 per million gallons.

Everett’s water comes from a reservoir in the Sultan Basin.

City buys six new police cars

The City Council Wednesday agreed to buy six new Crown Victoria police vehicles from the state for $143,817. The state has an agreement with Everett and other cities in which it buys vehicles in a bid process and then sells the cars at competitive rates.

The cars will replace six vehicles from 1988 to 2000.

Island County

House approves water funding

The state House of Representatives Wednesday approved a measure that would provide more than $1.1 million in low-interest loans for water improvement projects in Oak Harbor and Freeland.

Rep. Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor, supported House Bill 1049, which authorizes 64 project loans statewide.

“These projects will improve our local infrastructure and provide jobs that will help our local economy,” Bailey said.

The measure includes $834,700 to replace water mains that must be removed because of highway construction. The project includes construction of nearly 4,000 feet of water mains along Highway 20 just south of Deception Pass State Park.

The project will help increase water capacity for Oak Harbor and Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, Bailey said.

The other project would allow $308,030 for the Freeland Water District to build a new water reservoir.

The measure moves to the Senate.

Lake Stevens

Hearing tonight on annexation

Lake Stevens Drainage District No. 8 commissioners will conduct a public hearing tonight on a proposed annexation by Barclays North for the South Lake Center II and III and Morris Assemblage properties.

Other agenda items include possible action on an application by the Lake Stevens School District regarding its proposal to build a 220,000-square-foot building for eighth and ninth grades and a sports field complex, an update on unpaid assessments for 2001 and 2002, and a comment review on the Flake short plat.

The commissioners will begin with a workshop on vouchers at 6:45 p.m., followed by the regular meeting at 7 p.m. at the district office, 1911 Vernon Road. The meeting is open to the public.


Lynndale Park meeting tonight

The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at Lynndale Elementary School Library, 7200 191st Place SW.

For more information, contact the city of Lynnwood parks department at 425-744-6475 or .


Soccer sign-ups now are open

The Marysville Parks and Recreation Department’s Spring 7-Aside Soccer registration is open and will continue through Feb. 26.

The Spring 7-Aside Soccer League is for boys and girls 7 to 14 years old. Established North County Youth Soccer teams may register as a team. All individuals must go through open registration.

Registrations are accepted 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Jennings Memorial Park office, 6915 Armar Road. Additional registration hours are 5-6:30 p.m. Feb. 22-25 and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 26. The cost is $44 for the first family member and $38 for any additional family participants. For more registration information, call the parks office at 360-651-5085.


Disaster response classes scheduled

The city will offer Community Emergency Response Team classes on Thursday evenings beginning Feb. 3 at the Monroe Fire Station, 163 Village Court. These classes consist of seven evening sessions and one four-hour exercise on Saturday, March 19.

Participants will be better prepared to respond to and cope with the aftermath of a disaster and to provide immediate assistance to victims in their area. The cost of the course is $40, which includes basic safety equipment.

Additional classes may also be scheduled for neighborhood groups, civic groups or businesses. For more information, contact Joan McKenna at 360-863-4513 or at jmckenna@ci. monroe.wa.us.


Geologic rules subject of hearing

The city will conduct a public hearing at 7 p.m. Feb. 7 on proposed changes to the laws governing geologically sensitive areas.

The meeting is scheduled for City Council chambers, 4480 Chennault Beach Road.

The changes would include requiring winter construction plans and updating city laws with new scientific information.

For more information, call 425-355-4141 or go to www.ci. mukilteo.wa.us/


Mayor to receive award from club

Mayor Liz Loomis was recently selected to receive the Everett Soroptimists Club’s Making a Difference for Women award. The club will honor the mayor at a luncheon Feb. 23 at the Everett Golf and County Club.

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