Community Focus

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  • Monday, March 3, 2008 6:53am

Melody Hill

workshops set

Mountlake Terrace city officials are hosting a public workshops to prepare a plan for the future of the Melody Hill area, west of I-5 and north of 224th Street.

Workshop sessions are scheduled for 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19, at Mountlake Terrace City Hall and Thursday, July 21, at the Mountlake Terrace Library. Preliminary options will be shown and the public can comment at the meetings.

Three key issues include the long-term needs for light industry and office parks, a vision for the look and function of the 220th Street corridor, and future redevelopment of the former Melody Hill school site. A Melody Hill Neighborhood plan is expected to be complete by early 2006.

All welcome at

Diversity meeting

The Lynnwood Diversity Commission welcomes your thoughts and concerns about diversity issues.

Everyone is invited to a public meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, at Lynnwood City Council Chambers, 19100 44th Avenue West. Residents can also send in their written comments at the city’s Web site, and clicking on “Boards and Commissions.”

Lynnwood’s Mayor and City Council formed the Diversity Commission to encourage mutual understanding among the city’s diverse communities. Here are some questions the commission is asking:

• What are the top diversity issues facing the city?

• What projects should the commission pursue?

• What neighborhood or diversity issues are being addressed by existing organizations?

Trolley tour sets summer hours

The Interurban Trolley at Heritage Park is now open for tours during extended summer hours. Tour guides Gary and Jeanne Rogers will share the trolley’s history from noon to 3 p.m. first and third Wednesdays and Saturdays until the end of August. Tours can be arranged at other time or for special occasions by calling 425-744-6478.

Business Awards luncheon

The South Snohomish County Chamber of Commerce will gather with civic, governmental and business leaders to honor the best in local business practices.

The Chamber’s annual KeyBank Business Excellence Awards Luncheon is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 3 at Embassy Suites Hotel, Lynnwood. The keynote speaker will be Bob Drewel, Executive Director of the Puget Sound Regional Council.

Cost is $32/$27 for Chamber members with registrations pre-paid by July 31. To register, call 425-774-0507 x0, email or visit

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