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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

February 8, 15, 22
Lakewood/Smokey Point Library
10:30 a.m.

February 9
Arlington Library
2:00 p.m.

February 11, 25
Arlington Library
10:30 a.m.

February 12, 19, 26
Arlington Library
10:30 a.m.

February 12
Arlington Library
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

February 12
Byrnes Performing Arts Center
11:30 a.m.

February 12
Byrnes Performing Arts Center
5:30 p.m.

February 12
Hadley Hall at the Arlington Boys & Girls Club
5:30 p.m.

February 13
Arlington Library
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

February 13, 20, 27
Arlington Library
10:30 a.m.

February 13, 20, 27
Lakewood/Smokey Point Library
10:30 a.m.

February 13
Stillaguamish Conference Room, 154 W. Cox Ave
3:00 p.m.

February 13
Arlington Library
3:00 p.m.

February 14, 21, 28
Lakewood/Smokey Point Library
1:00 p.m.

February 17
"Family" Chicken Dinner
Stillaguamish Senior Center
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

February 20
Stillaguamish Senior Center
1:30 p.m.
PRE-REGISTRATION ENCOURAGED

February 21
Arlington Library
3:00 p.m.
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

February 23
Arlington Library
11:00 a.m.

February 28
Mirkwood Public House
6:30 p.m.

March 1, 2, 8, 9
Byrnes Performing Arts Center
February 8, 2019
Next Winter Storm Arrives Today - Get Prepared!

According to the National Weather Service, all residents and businesses should get ready for at least one, possibly two, big winter storms through Monday, February 11.
 
Snow could begin sticking on local roads by early afternoon today with the heaviest amounts Friday night. By Saturday morning, there may be several inches. Many of you still have several inches of snow on the ground. Travel on Arlington and Snohomish County roads - even main highways - could be difficult and potentially dangerous. At the same time, a wind storm is forecast with gusts up to 45 mph.

Temperatures are expected to drop below freezing through Sunday. Another snow storm is possible late Sunday night or Monday morning, projected to bring several more inches of snow.

Arlington is prepared for the next round of winter weather. Arlington's three trucks with full-size plows are also loaded with sand and salt, ready to apply to roadways. We have additional sand and salt supplies mixed, ready to put to use if we need to. Streets crews will be working 12 hour shifts until the roadways are clear, just as they did earlier this week. Primary snow and ice removal routes include:
  • Busiest streets that connect neighborhoods;
  • Streets that connect neighborhoods to State Highways;
  • Streets used most frequently by public safety agencies;
  • Streets that serve public institutions such as hospitals and schools;
  • Streets used by transit agencies;
  • Although non-arterial streets are not a priority, additional routes are addressed as time and equipment allow.
State Highways are maintained by WSDOT and streets outside of Arlington are maintained by other agencies. Remember, City of Arlington does not maintain private driveways. The snow and ice removal map is available on our website.

Residents should take time to prepare -- now. Get your grocery shopping done before the roads become more difficult to drive. Top the gas tanks in your cars or other vehicles. Protect your pets from the cold. Check on elderly neighbors and those with special needs. They may need your help in getting ready, too.

Prepare to be without electricity. Snow and wind may lead to power outages. Update your emergency kit with food, water, flashlight, matches and blankets. Also make sure cell phones are charged before the storm. The Snohomish County PUD asks you to report outage to 425-783-1001 or outagemap.snopud.com

Plan to stay home. The fewer drivers on the road the better.  It also makes it easier for emergency responders to get help to those who need it most. If you must go out, slow down, build in extra time for any travel, and give each other space. Give road crews as much space as possible to work and be patient.

Be safe. The weather headed this way has the potential to create terrible road conditions and power outages. City and County officials ask that you to take steps to prepare now. Better to be safe than sorry. When each of us is prepared, our whole community is prepared.
Top 5 Towns in Small Business Revolution - Main Street Competition to be Announced February 12
 
Arlington is in the running to be on the Small Business Revolution - Main Street reality series. The Top 5 towns will be announced February 12 at 5:30 a.m. We will need your daily votes February 12 - February 19! Mark your calendars!
United Way Free Tax Preparation Available for Families at Arlington Community Resource Center
 
In its 13 th  year, United Way's Free Tax Preparation Program (a.k.a. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, or VITA) offers FREE tax help to people who make $55,000 or less. We know that taxes can be complicated, and other tax preparation services can cost upwards of $400. Let us help you file your taxes for free!

IRS-certified volunteers will prepare your taxes for you at no cost. Our Free Tax Prep Program focuses on making sure families access the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, and other credits important to young children and their families with low income. 

Since its inception, our Free Tax Program has helped save local families more than $3 million in filing fees and costs, as well as securing $42 million in refunds and valuable tax credits for tens of thousands of families.

Assistance in Arlington is available at the Arlington Community Resource Center,  18308 Smokey Point Blvd.  Appointments available on Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 11, 2019. Make an appointment .

Visit  www.uwsc.org/taxhelp  or call 425.374.5530 for complete information on site locations and hours.
Blood Donors Urgently Needed! Arlington Blood Drive Set for February 12
 

Due to snow and icy roads across the Northwest, when many schools were closed and schedules disrupted, the number of people in the community donating blood dropped significantly causing our blood supply to drop to emergency levels. No matter the weather, patients need blood continuously: for surgeries, cancer treatment and organ transplants. With more widespread snow expected to have major impacts on the region today and tomorrow and Monday and Tuesday, Bloodworks is urging donors who have not given recently, especially first-time donors, to please donate a pint of blood before the third storm hits.

 
All blood types are urgently needed! You can help:
 
City of Arlington Blood Drive
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
9:30 a.m.  - 3:30 p.m.
Mobile bus in City Hall Parking Lot
 
To schedule an appointment using the online donor portal click HERE or visit schedule.bloodworksnw.org and enter sponsor code 2356. You can also download the Bloodworks Donor App to link your donor profile and schedule appointments.
Mayor Tolbert Presents State of the City Address at Stilly Valley Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, February 12
Return Your Ballot by Tuesday, February 12

Election Day is Tuesday, February 12. The election features a school bond measure for the Arlington School District.

Snohomish County is encouraging all voters to return their ballot as soon as practical. Voters can choose to return your ballot by mail or through one of the County's ballot drop box options.

Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked by February 12. No postage is required. Be aware of collection times when depositing into a blue mailbox. If deposited after the last pick-up time on Election Day, your ballot may not be counted.

Return your ballot to a drop box, an accessible voting site, or to the Auditor's Office by 8 p.m.

Ballot Drop Boxes are available 24-hours a day until 8 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, February 12. Local drop box locations are:

Arlington Library (by front doors)
135 N Washington Ave, Arlington

Smokey Point  (near Lowe's)
3300 169th Pl NE, Arlington

Voters may also drop completed ballots at the Snohomish County Auditor's Office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended hours on Election Day, February 12, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Snohomish County Elections has accessible voting equipment for voters with disabilities available in the Auditor's Office, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hours will be extended to 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, February 12. Accessible voting equipment will also be available at the Lynnwood Sno-Isle Library on Monday, February 11 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day, February 12. The Lynnwood Sno-Isle Library is located at 19200 44th Ave, Lynnwood.
   
Voters who did not receive a ballot or need a replacement ballot may print a ballot at  myvote.wa.gov. Postage is required for ballots printed at home if returned through the mail. Ballots can also be printed at accessible voting locations.

For more information, visit  www.snoco.org/elections. You may also contact Snohomish County Elections by email at  elections@snoco.org.
Local Artist Demonstrates Pastel Painting at Next Arlington Arts Council Meeting, Feb. 12
 
Local professional artist, Vicki Johnson will be demonstrating some tips and techniques in pastel painting. Vicki painted with acrylics, oils, watercolors, and inks for many years, but discovered pastels about 15 years ago. Although she still enjoys all other forms of media, pastels remain her medium of choice.  She will cover some basics in pastel painting, and also show some tricks and tips for underpaintings, homemade surfaces, the different uses for hard pastels and soft pastels, and techniques for painting clouds, grasses, and layering colors.  Vicki's  website.

Date:             February 12, 2019 5:30 p.m.
Location:     Hadley Hall at the Arlington Boys & Girls Club
                       18513 59th Ave NE, Arlington

Arlington Arts Council meeting follows at 6:30 p.m.

Everyone is welcome!
Arlington Valley Road Ribbon Cutting Set for February 22
Arlington High School Presents Mamma Mia