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Hearing on building setbacks scheduled

The public is scheduled to have a chance to comment tonight on rules governing the distance buildings must be set back from property lines.

The meeting is 7 p.m. at the Public Safety Complex, 250 Fifth Ave. N.

The rules to be addressed include those regarding minor encroachments by buildings into the setback areas.

More info: 425-775-2525.


Rock-It Fest coming to Wilcox Park on Saturday

For the second year in a row, Lynnwood presents Rock-It Fest, a free show of live music by nine local rock and metal bands, on Saturday.

The event is noon to 6 p.m. at Wilcox Park, 5215 196th Street SW.

The lineup, which features a variety of rock styles, includes unsigned bands Zero Year, Terrace Tragedy, Voodoo Grace Notes, Deathbeat, Even Til, Blackout 101, Logos, Jar and Pseudo-Chrome.

A donation of at least three cans of food, or cash, for the Lynnwood Food Bank is requested. There will be a raffle to win an electric guitar or an Xbox 360. The event also includes video game stations by Game Crazy.

More info: City of Lynnwood at 425-670-5518 or Rock-It Music at 425-774-0795.


Event to raise money for Special Olympics

The Monroe Police Department has teamed up with Thrive Community Fitness to participate in Cycling for Special Olympics from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 6 at 118 N. Lewis St., Suite No. 104, in Monroe.

The event aims to raise money for Special Olympics, which the police department has supported for years.

More info: contact Cindy Chessie at 360-863-4582.

Take the bus to the Evergreen State Fair

Community Transit offers all-day service to the Evergreen State Fair, From Thursday through Sept. 1, with extra trips added in the evenings.

Community Transit offers 30 trips on three routes (routes 270, 271 and 275) weekdays during the fair, with buses arriving at a stop near the West Entrance about every 30 minutes.

Route 271 makes 15 trips every Saturday and Sunday, running about every hour to the fair. The buses tend to be more crowded on weekends, since many fairgoers attend on those days and there are fewer bus trips. If you do intend to go on a weekend, try going before 1 p.m. or leaving after 4 p.m.

Routes 270, 271 and 275 serve the fairgrounds from Everett, Snohomish, Monroe, Sultan and Gold Bar. Catch a bus at Everett Station, the Snohomish park-and-ride, the Sultan park-and-ride or the Gold Bar park-and-ride.

Go to www.communitytransit.org and print off a coupon for $2 off weekend fair admission.


City Hall’s new phone system allows direct calls

The city just upgraded its phone system to add direct numbers for city staff so that people can reach them easily without going through a receptionist.

Here is a list of new phone numbers for city staff: Mayor Carolyn Eslick, 360-793-1140 City administrator Deborah Knight, 360-793-1164 Public works director Connie Dunn, 360-793-1114 Community development director Robert Martin, 360-793-1311 City clerk/deputy finance director Laura Koenig, 360-793-1168 Grants/economic development coordinator Donna Murphy, 360-793-1811 City engineer Jon Stack, 360-793-2262 Building official/building inspector, 360-793-2272.

General reception desk number remains the same at 360-793-2231.

Additional direct dial numbers are on the city’s Web site at www.ci.sultan.wa.us.

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