Our Towns: South and East County

Bothell: Document shredding available

Bothell residents can protect themselves against identify theft by destroying documents containing personal information at an event planned by the city.

The free document-destruction event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at City Hall, 18305 101st Ave. NE.

Residents can destroy up to two paper-sized boxes or three paper grocery bags’ worth of documents. Records that contain personal information include bank statements, ATM receipts, old tax records and credit card applications.

For more information, call the city of Bothell at 425-486-3256 or go to www.ci.bothell.wa.us.

Edmonds: Goats get back to work clearing land

A herd of goats that recently cleared weeds around the University of Washington’s Bothell campus are at it again, this time in Edmonds.

The herd, about 60 goats strong, is chomping away to clear a new site for a mixed-use development at the intersection of 232nd Street SW and Edmonds Way. The goats are expected to be on-site for the rest of this week, according to the project’s architect, A.D. Shapiro Architects.

The goats have also been used at the main University of Washington campus in Seattle to help control vegetation without the use of toxins or pesticides.

The herd is owned by Rent-a-Ruminant, based on Vashon Island.

Monroe: Why not strike up with the community band?

The Monroe Community Concert Band seeks musicians with high-school-level playing skills. The band plays all styles of concert band music — marches, classics, show tunes.

If you have an instrument in your closet, dust it off and join the band for its fourth season. The band meets 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays at New Hope Fellowship Church, 1016 W. Main St.

The band is particularly looking for people who play clarinet, saxophone, French horn, trombone and percussion.

For more information, contact Roger Walaker at 360-691-5310 or ­monroeconcertband@gmail.com.

Mountlake Terrace: City’s Town Center work is cited

The state’s chapter of a national planning association has recognized the city of Mountlake Terrace for its planning of the Town Center project.

The American Planning Association gave the city its Citizen Involvement Award — the city’s first statewide planning award, according to the city’s records.

“Our community really worked hard to plan for a high-quality town center,” Mountlake Terrace Mayor Jerry Smith said. “The honor goes to our citizens who gave of their time to participate in roundtable meetings, workshops and Internet surveys.”

In February, the Mountlake Terrace City Council adopted its Town Center plan to revitalize its downtown core. The plan calls for the development of restaurants, retail stores, offices, coffee shops and other uses. It also allows for taller buildings, wider sidewalks, street trees and a large plaza.

The planning process included six citywide mailings and 20 events such as community roundtables, design workshops and public hearings. The city’s Web site also featured a survey, announcements, comment forms and dozens of reference materials.

For more information about the Town Center plan, go to www.cityofmlt.com/towncenter or call 425-744-6266.



Lynnwood City Council, 7 p.m., council chambers, 19100 44th Ave. W.

Monroe Planning Commission, 7 p.m., City Hall, 806 W. Main St.

Snohomish County Fire Protection District No. 3, public hearing, 7:30 p.m., headquarters station, 163 Village Court, Monroe. Annexing a 19.86-acre parcel in the fire district, located in the Mount Forest Boulevard area in Monroe.

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