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  • Sue Waldburger<br>Enterprise writer
  • Monday, March 3, 2008 12:02pm

Park at old WW school site focus of May 3 meeting

A neighborhood park proposed for the site of the former Woodway Elementary School is the subject of a community meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 3, in the Brackett Room of Edmonds City Hall, 121 Fifth Ave. N.

The city is moving ahead with plans for a 5-1/2-acre park in the southwest corner of Edmonds. The land was bought from the Edmonds School District, which sold an adjacent parcel of similar size to a private developer who intends to build single-family homes there.

The public will be able to discuss with parks and recreation staff and design consultants elements that could be contained in the new park.

Contact Brian McIntosh at 425-771-0256 for more information.

‘Open boat’ at marina for Sea Scouts April 28

Youth and adult members of Edmonds Sea Scout Ship 6 will host a community “open boat” event from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Port of Edmonds Marina, 336 Admiral Way.

The public is invited to tour the three Sea Scout boats and talk with members about their activities. Weather permitting, members also will conduct short sails.

Sea Scouts is open to young people ages 14-21 interested in boating. Group activities range from cruises to the San Juan Islands to port service projects. No commitment is required to sample Sea Scout meetings, noted Mary Proudfoot, an adult member of the group.

For more information, call skipper Jeremy Makin at 206-579-3955.

City looks for views on new sidewalks

At 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26, the community can view conceptual drawings and comment on a proposed walkway at 75th Place and 76th Avenue West and a mini park at 162nd Street in the north Meadowdale area. The meeting will be at the Edmonds Library Plaza Room, 650 Main St.

For details, contact Don Fiene at 425-771-0220.

City has openings on three volunteer boards

Edmonds is looking for a few good men or women to fill spots on its volunteer boards. Application forms are available at Edmonds City Hall, 121 Fifth Ave. N., or by calling the numbers noted below.

Applications are being accepted until May 4 for an opening on the Transportation Committee. That group monitors and makes recommendations on non-motorized transportation issues. Call 425-771-0247 for more information.

Also being accepted until May 4 are applications for positions on the Edmonds Public Facilities District board. The EPFD owns and oversees the operation of the Edmonds Center for the Arts, among other responsibilities. Call 425-775-7724 for details.

The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee is looking for a new member involved with activities supported by lodging-tax dollars. Volunteers need not be Edmonds residents. Applications will be accepted through May 11. Call 425-771-0247 for information.

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