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Arlington: City Council sets goals for departments

The City Council has unanimously approved a series of goals for each city department for the next six years.

The goals vary from ensuring good customer service to exploring the potential for passenger rail service to Arlington, and researching options for online utility payments.

The goals, approved at a meeting last week, are expected to remain in place from 2008 to 2013.

Marysville: Financial help to replace old wood stoves

Marysville residents can save up to $750 and help clean the air by replacing their old wood stoves or fireplace inserts through a new program being launched by the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency.

The city is in danger of violating the federal government’s new health-based standards for wood smoke, according to the agency.

Wood stoves installed prior to 1995 are eligible for the program. These stoves emit particulates that can cause serious health problems for children and people with respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, according to the agency.

The program runs through February 2008.

For more information go to www.pscleanair.org/woodstove.replacement, call 888-859-5799 or write woodstove.replacement@gmail.com.

Stanwood: City Council, planning board meeting

The Stanwood City Council and Planning Commission plan to meet together today to discuss proposed amendments to the city’s comprehensive plan.

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Stanwood Fire Station, 8117 267th St. NW.

No votes are scheduled and the council does not plan to accept comments from the public.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

The City Council plans to accept both oral and written input at a comprehensive plan public hearing on Jan. 14.

today’s meeting

Marysville City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall, 1049 State Ave.

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