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                    Mayor
              Barb Tolbert

City Council

Jesica Stickles, Position 1
Joshua Roundy, Position 2
Debora Nelson, Position 3
Sue Weiss, Position 4
Marilyn Oertle, Position 5
Mike Hopson, Position 6
Jan Schuette, Position 7

Phone Numbers
Mayor's Office
360-403-3442
 
Administration
360-403-3441

Airport
360-403-3470

Cemetery
360-403-3428

Community and Economic Development
360-403-3551

Finance Dept.
Utility Billing
360-403-3421

Fire Business Line
360-403-3600

Human Resources
360-403-3443
 
Police Business Line 
360-403-3400

Public Works Utilities
360-403-3526

Recreation 
360-403-3448

Street and Park Maintenance
360-403-3451


City Calendar

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Upcoming Events

March 9, 16, 23, 30
Lakewood/Smokey Point Library
10:30 - 11:00 a.m. 

March 9
Cascade Valley Hospital
Call 1-800-398-7888 to pre-register (required)
12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

March 9
Byrnes Performing Arts Center
7:00 p.m.

March 10
High Clover Park
19909 49th Ave NE
10:00 a.m.
RSVP 360-403-3448

March 10
Byrnes Performing Arts Center
2:00 p.m.
and
7:00 p.m.

March 13
Arlington Library
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

March 13
Arlington Library
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

March 14
Arlington Library
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

March 14
Stillaguamish Conference Room 
154 W. Cox
3:00 p.m.

March 14, 21, 28
Lakewood/Smokey Point Library
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

March 14
Arlington Library
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

March 15, 22, 29
Arlington Community Resource Center
2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

March 15
Child Safety Seat Checks
Cascade Valley Hospital
Call 360-618-7967 for appointment
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

March 17
Arlington Boys & Girls Club
10:00 a.m.

March 17
Rooted TogetherStilly Valley Youth Dynamics Spring Fundraiser
Arlington FM
6:00 p.m.

March 22
Arlington Library
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

March 24
Arlington Library
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

March 27
Arlington Library
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

March 28
Stillaguamish Senior Center
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

March 31
Arlington Airport
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

March 31
Arlington Library
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
March 9, 2018

Human Services and Community Outreach Team Update

Community Outreach Team Now Fully Staffed; Embedded Social Worker Joins Team March 26
With the hiring of an embedded social worker, the north Snohomish County Community Outreach Team is now fully staffed. The complete team will begin meeting with clients in the field starting March 26. The two year embedded social worker demonstration project is a partnership with Snohomish County and the City of Marysville.

Arlington Police Officer Ken Thomas hit the ground running in December, making connections with the Snohomish County Office of Neighborhoods and Snohomish County Sheriff Sergeant Huri to get acquainted with the established team in south Snohomish County. He was able to join them on a number of homeless camp checks and transported clients for services. Officer Thomas also spent a significant amount of time meeting with local human service providers to gain a clear understanding of the services they provide and how clients can gain access.

Officer Thomas had intensive contact with ten individuals in Arlington in January, placing three of them into treatment. The successes continued in February with outreach to at least 30 individuals in the Arlington-Marysville area. A number of these individuals are now moving forward into chemical dependency evaluation and treatment.

With the addition of the embedded social worker to the north County Outreach Team, more intensive work will begin in our area to engage and assist those in need. For more information about the team and the program, Office Thomas can be reached at kthomas@arlingtonwa.gov .

Arlington Community Resource Center Reports Successes
Since September, the Arlington Community Resource Center has obtained housing for 44 families, 121 individuals in all. In January and February alone, the Center was able to obtain housing for 26 families: 29 adults and 41 children are no longer unsheltered.

The resource center served 204 families in the center in the first two months of 2018 and an additional 608 participants were provided services by phone. Some of the services provided include securing housing, eviction prevention, emergency food and clothing, utility assistance, job searches, applying for benefits, and support groups.
Beginning in March, the center will be offering budgeting classes two times a month. This is in addition to the regular programs provided for mental health treatment, grief support, AlaTeen, and tax preparation assistance.

For more information about the Arlington Community Resource Center, please call 360-386-7989 or visit arlingtonresourcecenter.org .
Arlington Receives State Funding for Innovation Center

Arlington has received notification from the Washington State Legislature that its request for $267,000 to develop an Innovation Center has been approved. The request to renovate the Howell property, a 1940s service station that is located on the main street in downtown, is another piece of the economic redevelopment plan of downtown Arlington. The City plans to create an innovation center and business incubator in the building, and the property will also serve as a public pocket park with restrooms and a bicycle parking lot. 2017 State Capital Budget funding of $45,000 has been allocated for the pocket park.

Creating an innovation center provides co-working and incubator space for entrepreneurs of all industries and will provide access to services and education resources.
 
The NW Innovation Resource Center is establishing a hub for innovation in Everett and is collaborating with the City of Arlington, City of Everett, Economic Alliance Snohomish County, and Everett Community College, SnoCoMakers and Everett CC AMTEC. The Arlington Innovation Center will be a branch from the hub in Everett. The focus region for NWIRC includes Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, and Island counties.
 
This region has unique growth potential through entrepreneurs, inventors, and start-up businesses. We are excited to provide an innovation center in our community to support that growth. 
 
For more information about the Innovation Center Project, please contact Sarah Lopez at  slopez@arlingtonwa.gov.

Traffic Control Changes Complete on Smokey Point Boulevard
flashing beacon stop sign
New stop sign with flashing beacon installed at 188th St NE and Smokey Point Blvd.
  
On Wednesday, city crews completed the traffic control changes on Smokey Point Boulevard. The changes, including the reduction in the speed limit and the addition of a four-way stop at 188th Street NE, were promoted by a traffic study conducted in January.
 
The speed limit for Smokey Point Boulevard within Arlington city limits is now 35 mph. The new stop signs with solar powered flashing beacons were installed and activated at 188th Street NE. Prior to this work, Snohomish County PUD installed new, higher wattage light bulbs in the street lights at the intersection of 188th Street NE and Smokey Point Boulevard. The increased lighting should help visibility in the intersection.
 
If you have questions regarding these changes, please contact City Engineer Ryan Morrison at rmorrison@arlingtonwa.gov or Public Works Director Jim Kelly at j kelly@arlingtonwa.gov
Arbor Day Foundation Names Arlington Tree City USA for 16th Consecutive Year

The City of Arlington was named a 2017 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters.
 
Arlington plans to celebrate Arbor Day and its 16th consecutive year of being named a Tree City USA by planting seven red maple trees at High Clover Park on March 10 with the Arlington Tree Board.   The public is invited to help with the tree planting, which starts at 10:00 a.m. Bring your shovel! Located at 19909 49th Avenue NE Arlington.
 
Arlington achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program's four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.
 
"Everyone benefits when elected officials, volunteers and committed citizens in communities like City make smart investments in urban forests," said Matt Harris, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. "Trees bring shade to our homes and beauty to our neighborhoods, along with numerous economic, social and environmental benefits."
 
Trees are assets to a community when properly planted and maintained. They help to improve the visual appeal of a neighborhood, increase property values, reduce home cooling costs, remove air pollutants and provide wildlife habitat, among many other benefits.
 
More information on the program is available at arborday.org/TreeCityUSA .
 


U.S. Passport Execution Fee to Increase on April 2, 2018
 
Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35.  The $10 execution fee increase only applies to first-time U.S. passport applicants over 16, passport applications for children under 16, and applicants who re-apply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen.

Customers applying for new passports pay two separate fees: an application fee to the U.S. Department of State and the execution fee to the passport acceptance facility. Passport acceptance facilities like the one at the City of Arlington are designated to accept passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. 

The Department of State generally sets fees at an amount calculated to achieve recovery of the costs to the agency providing the service. The latest analysis conducted by the Department of State showed that the costs associated with passport execution were higher than the current fee.

The City of Arlington is open to process passport applications during the following hours: Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Thursday-Friday 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. The last application will be accepted at 3:45 p.m. to meet US Post Office schedules for mailing. We are closed to passport applications on Wednesdays.

For more information on passport applications and processing, please visit the P assports page on our website.
We're Hiring
 
T he City of Arlington will be hiring for a number of positions in the coming weeks.

The City's Maintenance and Operations team has two full time job openings and up to 10 seasonal openings to keep our City parks, facilities, and streets looking their best . These positions require applicants to be at least 18 years old. The positions are open until filled.

Visit our  website for more information about our open jobs.
City Currently Seeking Volunteers for Boards and Commissions
 
The City of Arlington is currently accepting applications for positions on boards and commissions including the Civil Service Commission, the Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission, the Airport Commission, the Cemetery Board, and the Lodging Tax Advisory Commission. 

For information and an application, please visit our website  here.
Arlington Easter Egg Hunt Set for Saturday, March 31

 
Arlington's annual Easter Egg Hunt brings d ifferent areas for different age groups. It all goes down at 11:00 a.m. so make sure you arrive early!

Prizes include gift cards and art supplies from Arlington Arts Council. Arlington United Church provides hot chocolate and cookies. Bring your camera for photos with the Easter Bunny. Arlington Fire and Police Department are onsite for visits. Sponsored by the City of Arlington and the Cascade Valley Health Foundation.
Arlington Boys and Girls Club Presents Spring Break Activities for Teens


For more information, contact the Arlington Boys and Girls Club at 360-435-4442 or Facebook.