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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

May 11
Arlington Garden Club Plant Sale
Arlington City Hall Plaza
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

May 14
Hadley Hall at the Arlington Boys & Girls Club
5:30 p.m.

May 15, 22, 29
Lakewood/Smokey Point Library
10:30 a.m.

May 15
Arlington Library
12:00 p.m.

May 16
PRE-REGISTER

May 17, 24, 31
Lakewood/Smokey Point Library
10:30 a.m.
PRE-REGISTER

May 21
Teen STEM Day: Stop Motion Animation
Arlington Library
3:00 p.m.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED

May 23, 30
Lakewood/Smokey Point Library
1:00 p.m.

May 23
Legion Park Parking Lot
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

May 23
6:00 p.m.
REGISTRATION ENCOURAGED

May 25
Sunnyside Nursery, 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

May 27
Memorial Day
City Offices Closed

May 27
Memorial Day Parade
Olympic Avenue
10:00 a.m.

June 7-8
Downtown Arlington Show 'n' Shine Car Show
Olympic Avenue

June 8
Arlington Municipal Airport
(188th Street NE Entrance)
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
May 10, 2019
Arlington Fire Welcomes Firefighter / Paramedic Keith Johnson
 
Congratulations to newly appointed Firefighter / Paramedic Keith Johnson on his swearing-in this evening. Keith Johnson was first introduced to the City of Arli ngton at a young age by his father, Robert Johnson, who hangered his plane at the Arlington Municipal Airport and has volunteered at the Arlington Fly-In for many years.

Keith started his career in Snohomish County with Rural Metro ambulance, then progressed to working for hospital-based ambulance services, before transitioning to the fire service. He attended the Washington State Fire Academy in 2009 and volunteered in Oso during the Oso landslide. Keith has also volunteered at the Arlington Fly-In on the airfield, and at the First-Aid tent.

Keith s pent the last 5 ½ years with the Hanford Fire Department as a Firefighter/Paramedic, and most recently as a Lieutenant/Paramedic. Prior to joining Hanford Fire, he was a member of the West Benton Fire Department, where he helped launch the first community paramedic program in the state.

Keith is honored to be coming back "full circle" to work for the Arlington Fire Department, whose members guided his early years as an EMT and to be able to serve the Arlington community where he grew up volunteering with his dad.

Keith was surrounded by his family including his mom, brother, girlfriend, and son while his dad, Robert Johnson, pinned on his badge.
Mayor's Volunteer Award Presented to Shirley Prouty
 
On Monday, Mayor Tolbert presented a Mayor's Volunteer Award to long-time resident Shirley Prouty.

Shirley Prouty has been a long-standing member of the Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Association. She has been writing "100 Years of Arlington" for over 15 years chronicling the history of our city. She is now working on volume four, her final book in the series.
Shirley and her husband Dick moved to Arlington from Kirkland in 1973. Shirley was a 4H leader for 26 years and sp ent 19 years with the Evergreen State Fair. When the WA State Fair superintendent needed a manager for the photography department, he called on her and she did that for 9 years. Her husband was heavily involved in the WA State Science Olympiad and Shirley helped with that for over 20 years.

Shirley got involved with the Pioneer Museum around the year 2000 after hearing from her friends that they needed help. She wrote the grant for the Water Shed Model project at the museum, and drafted the design of the Red Work Quilt that highlights historic places, which got her started on the History of Arlington book series.

Shirley says "It takes a community to document history!" Helen Star did a lot of the embroidery work on the Red Work Quilt at age 93. Steve VanValkenberg has offered so much information about the old timers in Arlington, and Loren Kratz has helped with many of the programs involving the history of Arlington.

For more information about the books or to purchase your own volumes, please contact the Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Museum.
We're Hiring!
 
Are you looking for an exciting new career in Public Works Utilities? If you are, click the link below and apply to become part of an enthusiastic group of people.  The Utilities Division of the City of Arlington Public Works Department has one position open!

Wastewater Collections Specialist III:  The successful candidate will have previous experience  in the maintenance and operation of Wastewater Collection Systems and or Storm Water Sewer Systems The position closes May 19, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. More information and application.

If you are ready to be part of an ever-growing, fun group with challenging work, please apply!
Smokey Point Community Church Adopts York Park
 
Smokey Point Community Church is the latest community group to adopt a City park, with their recent adoption of York Park. Smokey Point Community Church members kicked off their adoption recently by hosting a  clean up event.

If you or an organization you belong to would like to take a more active role in the maintenance and improvement of local parks, trails, and green spaces, contact us at 360-403-3451.  This is a fun program for which City staff will train you in the general care, supervision and maintenance of neighborhood  parks and greenways. More information on the City's Adopt-A-Park program is available on our website.
Arlington Police to Serve Coffee at Smokey Point Starbucks on May 13th
 
Come out and see officers from Arlington Police Department as they make and serve your favorite Starbucks drinks from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, May 13th at the Smokey Point Starbucks, 3671 172nd Street NE. Chief Ventura will be on hand to host a special Conversations with Cops session.
Spring Cleanup Scheduled for June 8
 
Got stuff and you want to get rid of it? June 8 is your chance! The City of Arlington will once again host the Spring Cleanup event on Saturday, June 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Arlington Airport (188th Street entrance).

Your City unified utility billing statement will serve as your admittance to the event. Utility billing statements are REQUIRED for admittance at the gate.

Items Accepted: Refrigerators, freezers, microwaves, computers, televisions, monitors, printers, copiers, keyboards, recyclable metals, furniture, household debris, tires - 4 per household (must be removed from wheels). 

Items NOT Accepted: Disposal of household hazardous waste, disposal of yard debris or household garbage, disposal services for commercial vendors and businesses, personal document shredding, latex paint.
Arlington Co-ed Adult Softball League Signups Start June 12
 

Play ball! Signups for the Arlington Co-ed Adult Softball Summer League will begin June 12 at 9:00 a.m. Call 360-403-3451 and leave a message. The first eight (8) teams will be eligible for a place in the league. Games are Wednesday evenings at Twin Rivers Park. The league lasts seven (7) weeks,  starting July 10 and ending on August 21.

Take the 2019 Arlington Public Schools Family and Community Survey Today!
 
Arlington Public Schools values your opinion and are asking you to provide them with feedback about your impressions of the district and schools. Below you will see a link to the 2019 Family and Community Survey. The survey will only take a few minutes to complete. If you have more than one child in the district, please complete a survey for each child.

2019 Family and Community Survey

The results will be used by schools in developing School Improvement Plans and will help schools and the district improve communication with families and community members. The survey will be available until June 4.
 
Spring Market for Mom at Legion Park
May 11 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Arlington Garden Club Plant Sale at City Hall Plaza, May 11 from 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Painting Furniture with Chalk Paint is Featured at Arlington Arts Council Meeting, May 14
 
Kathleen Shalan, owner of Country Rose and co-owner of The Paint Bungalow in downtown Arlington, will be doing a presentation of the ease of painting furniture using Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan.  She will also demonstrate the waxing techniques used to create one-of-kind pieces that you can easily do inside your home.
 
Kathleen has a business background and after retiring from GTE/Verizon after 26 years in 2008, she purchased Country Rose in downtown Arlington,  fulfilling her dream of decorating and finding unique pieces to sell and paint.  She had an opportunity to purchase The Bella Bungalow and jumped at the chance to be a supplier of Annie Sloan products and fulfill her love of painting and finishing furniture. Kathleen changed the name to The Paint Bungalow where paint, stains, and paint sundries are sold. More information is available on  The Paint Bungalow Facebook page

Date:          Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Time:         5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Location:  Hadley Hall at the Arlington Boys & Girls Club
                     18513 59th Avenue NE, Arlington

The Arlington Arts Council monthly meeting will follow the presentation at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome!
Spring into Summer Community Wellness Fair, May 18 at Legion Park
Patent Basics: From Filing to Enforcement,
May 23

Calling all entrepreneurs, innovators, and inventors who want to learn about the patent application process. Join us in Arlington on May 23, 2019 for an informative discussion led by patent agent Dwayne Rogge.  
 
Are you an inventor or innovator who has invented a process or a product? Are you wondering if you should patent it? If yes, then this talk is for you!

Dwayne Rogge, Patent Agent at Schacht Law Office, will share what is required to get a patent. Learn how much it is likely to cost and how long it takes. Dwayne will answer your questions and explain the process.

Filing a patent application for your invention may seem overwhelming, but it's achievable. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued 338,072 patents in fiscal year 2018! You can do it. Learn how from Dwayne.

Date:            Thursday, May 23, 2019
Time:            6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location:     Arlington City Council Chambers
                       110 E. Third Street, Arlington

Register here for this talk.  Co-sponsored by the City of Arlington and NWIRC.
Ready, Set, Bloom! Container Gardening Class, May 25
 
The Arlington Garden Club and Sunnyside Nursery present Ready, Set, Bloom on Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Sunnyside Nursery, 3915 Sunnyside Blvd, Marysville. Attend a free container class at 10:00 a.m. to learn how to make your container gardens bloom all season.  Plan ahead to have your pots ready! Buy your plants at Sunnyside and members from the Arlington Garden Club will do the rest!
20th Annual Downtown Arlington Show 'n' Shine Car Show, June 7 and 8
 
Join us for our 20th Annual Downtown Arlington Show & Shine in downtown Arlington. In 2019, the event is expanding to two days - starting with Music in Legion Park and a Beer Garden on Friday Night - so cruise on in for the show before the show. Saturday it will be an early up as we line up the cars along Olympic Ave and continue the fun with Danny Vernon as Elvis on the stage at Legion Park. More information and detailed event schedule. Presented by the Downtown Arlington Business Association.