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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

October 12
Lakewood/Smokey Point Library
10:00 a.m.
PRE-REGISTRATION ENCOURAGED

October 12, 26
Lakewood/Smokey Point Library
10:30 a.m.

October 12
Successful Communication with Your Teen
Presented by Cocoon House
Arlington Library
1:00 p.m.

October 12
Arlington Library
6:00 p.m.
PRE-REGISTRATION ENCOURAGED

October 14, 21, 28
Arlington Library
10:30 a.m.

October 15, 22, 29
Arlington Library
10:30 a.m.

October 16
Arlington City Council Chambers
9:00 a.m.

October 16, 23, 30
Arlington Library
10:30 a.m.

October 16, 23, 30
Lakewood/Smokey Point Library
11:00 a.m.

October 16
Arlington Library
12:00 p.m.

October 16, 23, 30
Lakewood/Smokey Point Library
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

October 17, 24, 31  
Lakewood/Smokey Point Library
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

October 17
Arlington Library
3:00 p.m.

October 17
Arlington City Council Chambers
6:00 p.m.

October 19
Lakewood/Smokey Point Library
11:00 a.m.
PRE-REGISTRATION ENCOURAGED

October 19
Arlington Library
2:00 p.m.

October 19
Byrnes Performing Arts Center
5:30 p.m.

October 23
Stilly Valley Health Connections
875 Wesley Street, Suite 240
6:00 p.m.

October 24
Stilly Valley Health Connections
875 Wesley Street, Suite 240
6:00 p.m.

October 26
Bullying
Presented by Cocoon House
Lakewood/Smokey Point Library
10:00 a.m.

October 26
Olympic Avenue
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

October 26
Arlington Library
11:00 a.m.

October 26
Arlington Library
12:00 p.m.
PRE-REGISTRATION ENCOURAGED

November 2
Stillaguamish Senior Center Holiday Bazaar
18308 Smokey Point Blvd
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
October 11, 2019
Temporary Traffic Signal on SR-530 at Smokey Point Boulevard Goes Live
M&O staff member Kelly Larson removes the covers from the temporary signal
 
The temporary traffic signal on SR-530 at Smokey Point Boulevard was turned on just before 2:00 p.m. today.

The City appreciates the public's patience while crews from Snohomish County completed the new roadway striping and Snohomish County PUD installed additional street lighting. These last elements were required to be completed before the City could turn on the signal for the public's safety.

The temporary signal has been one of the highest priority projects for the Mayor and City Council to see completed as quickly as possible. Although many of us would like it to be easier, getting permission to install a new traffic signal on a State Highway is not easy. There are multiple studies and approvals that must obtained before the traffic signal is installed and turned on. We appreciate the tireless work by the City of Arlington's Public Works staff, including Public Works Director Jim Kelly and City Engineer Ryan Morrison, with their work with Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to reach this stage.

A more permanent solution to the increased traffic on SR-530 is being actively worked on by the Mayor, City Council, and City staff with our partners at  WSDOT, Snohomish County, the Stillaguamish Tribe, and the Washington State Legislature.
North County Fire and EMS and Arlington Fire Department Launch Community Resource Paramedic Program
 
The City of Arlington Fire Department and North County Fire & EMS are excited to announce a partnership to launch a Community Resource Paramedic program.

The Community Resource Paramedic program will be bridging a gap between the patients firefighters see regularly and the community services that already exist to help meet their needs. Through a contract with the City of Arlington, North County Fire & EMS will be providing the service to the area both agencies serve.

Firefighters from Arlington and North County Fire can use the Community Resource Paramedic service to keep paramedic units available for higher risk emergency responses and reduce visits to the ER. The program is designed to work with people released from hospitals to keep them from needing a return trip, connect residents with the more than 50 social service agencies that can provide medical and non-medical assistance, remove barriers to health care services, and assist our law enforcement embedded social worker teams. Community Resource Paramedic programs are typically less costly and more effective in meeting the true needs of patients that make multiple calls to 911 for services or multiple trips to the emergency room for non-emergency health care needs.

Darin Reid was appointed to the position of Community Resource Paramedic in February 2019 by North County Fire & EMS. Paramedic Reid has 33 years of experience in the fire service, primarily in Clark, Island and Snohomish counties.

North County Fire and EMS Chief John Cermak stated, "We are excited to bring this new service to the residents of North County and Arlington that has proven to improve patient care and connect patients to the services they truly need."

Arlington Fire Chief Dave Kraski said, "The Community Paramedic program has reduced emergency service costs for taxpayers in other nearby communities. We are optimistic that the program will have the same results here."
Merchants Parking Lot Project Nearing Completion 
 
Fidalgo Paving completed laying the new asphalt in the Merchants Parking lot on Wednesday. Contractors are now striping the lot and adding parking bumpers today in anticipation of opening the lot to the public by the end of the day.

We appreciate everyone's patience as we worked to improve the Merchants Parking Lot.
Arlington Police Reminds You to Secure Your Vehicles
 
In the last week, the Arlington Police Department has seen an increase in vehicle prowls in neighborhoods off SR-9 and 67th Ave NE. Items such as firearms, credit cards, and cash have been stolen. The majority of these prowls have been crimes of opportunity, usually from unsecured vehicles.

This is a friendly reminder to secure vehicles, remove valuable items, and keep a watchful eye out for suspicious behavior. If you warm up your car in the morning and your vehicle does not have an automatic start feature, please stay with your vehicle while it is warming up.

Report any suspicious circumstances and crimes to 9-1-1 or the non-emergency number (425) 407-3999.  If you would like to see crime trends in your neighborhood, check out Community Crime Map . You can also sign up for regular crime alert updates.
Arlington Police Go Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
 
Real men and women wear pink. Over the past few years, the Arlington Police Officer's Association (APOA) has supported all types of cancer awareness by wearing pink badges and growing facial hair for Movember. This year, in addition to promoting cancer awareness and men's health issues, APOA members have added a new internal fundraising facet to their annual 2019 campaign.

This year's campaign will consist of four months of internal fundraising. During the period of September 1st to October 31st, funds  will be raised and donated to an individual who is currently fighting cancer. During the period of November 1st to December 31st, funds raised will be donated to a local community health foundation that focuses on mental health and/or substance abuse treatment.

Each APOA member who chooses to grow facial hair is required to donate a minimum $40 for each month of participation with their contribution being matched by the association.

Thank you, APOA, for your support for a healthier community!
Arlington Fire Teaches Life-Saving Skills to Students During Fire Prevention Week
 
This year's Fire Prevention Week theme is "Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!"

Arlington Fire has spent the week teaching fire prevention basics to Kindergartners and first graders at Arlington elementary schools, including fire safety, pre-planning escape routes and meeting spots, and what a firefighter may look like and sound like if there is a fire. Materials on planning and practicing escape routes and fire safety are available online.

Thank you to the crews from Arlington Fire and Arlington Rural Fire for teaching these kids these important life-saving skills!

We're Hiring
 
The City of Arlington is hiring for two Maintenance Worker positions with our Maintenance & Operations division.

The City's Maintenance Workers perform a variety of duties related to the installation, maintenance, repair, improvement, and overall care of City infrastructure including streets, parks, facilities, and airport.

Please visit our  website  to view the full job description and application. Applications must be submitted by 11:00 p.m. on October 13, 2019.
Grow with Google: Spruce Up Your Holiday Marketing Plan, Livestream Workshop on October 16
 
On Wednesday, October 16, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., join the City of Arlington as we host a FREE livestream workshop by Google and Constant Contact in the Arlington City Council Chambers. The livestream workshop will dive into three ways to reach customers, just in time for the holiday shopping rush. Topics will include:
  • Google My Business listings
  • Online advertising
  • Email marketing
Prior to this workshop, small businesses should visit  https://smallbusiness.withgoogle.com  to create an action plan for themselves.

Register here (free to register).
NWIRC and City of Arlington Present 
An Owner's Manual for Your Business: smoothing your road to success, October 17
 
Do you ever get the sense that working your job or running your business is harder than it needs to be?

In her presentation, Marie Mills will explore some of the common ways we make work harder for ourselves, the benefits of having the right tools in place, and some simple strategies for getting started. 

Date:             Thursday, October 17, 2019
Time:            6:00 p.m.
Location:     Arlington City Council Chambers

Marie is the owner and founder of Clear Solutions. She is passionate about helping businesses pave a smoother road to success.

This is a FREE EVENT. Registration is recommended. 
Living Well With Diabetes Class Available at Stilly Valley Health Connections
 
Living Well with Diabetes is a six-week evidence based workshop designed for individuals with diabetes, prediabetes, and loved ones of those living with diabetes.   The sessions are facilitated by instructors from Homage Senior Services.

Classes meet on Thursdays and the first session starts October 17th.  Class time is 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Pre-registration required by calling 360-386-9918 or emailing info@snocophd3.org.
Night of Hope to Support Hope Unlimited and Northwest Incident Support, October 19
 
Help us help support an organization that is essential to both Police and Fire in our community!

Come out to the Byrnes Performing Arts Center on Saturday, October 19, 2019 for a fun family night of music and a silent auction to include a great hockey themed package from Arlington Police Department! Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7:00 p.m.

Thanks to the generous support from members of our community, 100% of all proceeds from the show will go directly to Hope Unlimited's community outreaches, our Anti-Human Traffic king Initiative and Northwest Incident Support.

Northwest Incident Support, an outreach of Hope Unlimited, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to serve fire, EMS, and law enforcement personnel and the communities they serve. This is accomplished through carefully chosen and trained chaplains and other support volunteers who respond, when requested, to crisis scenes throughout Arlington and North Snohomish County. For tickets visit Hope Unlimited's website
Hometown Halloween on Olympic Avenue, October 26


 

Hometown Halloween returns to downtown Arlington on Saturday, October 26 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


 

- PUMPKIN DECORATING CONTEST - Arlington Hardware, 12:30 p.m. judging, awards at 1:00 p.m.  Deliver pumpkins Friday 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. or Saturday 7:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

- PUMPKIN ROLL -Third Street Hill, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pumpkins available, Sponsored by Youth Dynamics.

- TRICK OR TREAT with participating businesses on Olympic Avenue, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

- Arlington School of Dance Performance - 12:45 p.m. Legion Park Stage.

- COSTUME CONTEST- with Arlington Arts Council, 1:00 p.m. Legion Park Stage.

Make Your Appointment to Scan Your Historical Documents and Photos, October 26
 
October is National Family History Month and to celebrate the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society in Arlington will be helping the community to scan their photographs and other historical documents.

"Scan Day" will be Saturday, October 26th from 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. by appointment and is a free event. There are a
limited number of appointments available. Each appointment will be allotted 60 minutes and volunteers with the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society will scan as many photos as we can during that time.

If you wish to take advantage of this opportunity you can call 360-435-4838 or email info@stillygen.org for an appointment.

You will need to bring your photos and a flash drive to your appointment to save the digital images.

The Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization founded by Marietta Roth in 1985. The mission of the society is to promote an interest in genealogy through education; to instruct members in genealogical research and preservation of their own family histories; to locate, preserve and index public and private genealogical records and make them available to members and the general public; and to keep members and the public updated on projects and upcoming speakers and events in our newsletter. You can learn more about the society on their website at www.stillygen.org.
Stillaguamish Senior Center Holiday Bazaar, November 2