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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 5
Arlington High School Band Boosters Mattress Fundraiser
Arlington High School
10:00 a.m.

October 5, 12, 26
Lakewood/Smokey Point Library
10:30 a.m.

October 5
Lakewood/Smokey Point Library
1:00 p.m.
PRE-REGISTRATION ENCOURAGED

October 6
Family Chicken Dinner
Stillaguamish Senior Center
12:00 p.m.

October 7, 14, 21, 28
Arlington Library
10:30 a.m.

October 8, 15, 22, 29
Arlington Library
10:30 a.m.

October 7
Arlington Library
6:00 p.m.
PRE-REGISTRATION ENCOURAGED

October 8
Arlington Library
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

October 8
WATO: What are the Odds (DNA Tool) 
Monthly Meeting of the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society 
6111 188th Place NE
1:00 p.m.

October 8
Arlington Library
6:30 p.m.

October 9
Arlington Library
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

October 9, 16, 23, 30
Arlington Library
10:30 a.m.

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

October 9, 16, 23, 30
Lakewood/Smokey Point Library
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

October 9
Stillaguamish Conference Room
154 W. Cox Avenue
3:00 p.m.

October 9
Stilly Valley Health Connections
875 Wesley Street, Suite 240
6:00 p.m.

October 10, 17, 24, 31

October 10
Arlington Library
6:00 p.m.
PRE-REGISTRATION ENCOURAGED

October 10
Mirkwood Public House
7:00 p.m.

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

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

October 16
Arlington Library
12:00 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 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
October 4, 2019
Arlington Municipal Airport to Hold Emergency Exercise October 9
 
On October 9 beginning at 9:00 a.m., the Arlington Municipal Airport will be conducting a multi-agency emergency exercise designed to test our emergency response system. Involved agencies include Arlington Municipal Airport, Arlington Police Department, Arlington Fire Department, SNO911, Snohomish County Medical Examiner, and other local and federal agencies.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) encourages airports to test emergency response systems in coordination with local emergency service providers every three years to improve mutual aid efforts between airport emergency workers and local organizations.

There will be a significant amount of emergency vehicles on Airport Blvd. for the exercise.  During the drill, the cross wind runway, Runway 11/29, will be closed. The runway will be reopened if an emergency arises. 
Merchants Parking Lot Repaving Project Completion Delayed by Weather
 
Rain in the forecast is forcing a delay in the City-owned Merchants Parking Lot repaving project until October 9.

Contractors have made great progress on the Merchants Parking Lot repaving project. Fidalgo Paving has completed the removal of the existing pavement and installing the stormwater improvements. Due to rain in the forecast, repaving is now scheduled for Friday, October 4 through Tuesday, October 8. Restriping of the lot is now scheduled for Wednesday, October 9.

Due to the delay in the repaving and restriping, the Merchants Parking Lot will be  CLOSED  to the public through Wednesday, October 9.

A downtown map of available parking options is available on the City's website.
Fire Prevention Week, October 6-13:
"Not Every Hero Wears A Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!"
 
In honor of Fire Prevention Week, the City received a donation of flags to be hung on Olympic Avenue.  The Thin Red Line Flags honor our firefighters that run towards the most dangerous and deadly situations.  The thin red line represents the men and women that risk their lives to rescue the public from the roar and destruction of fire. The striking black background of the flag reminds us of all the fallen firefighters that have made the ultimate sacrifice to keep our families safe. We thank the firefighters of Arlington Fire and all of our partner agencies for their service.

This year's Fire Prevention Week theme is "Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!"  Arlington Fire will be teaching fire prevention basics at Arlington elementary schools this week, including planning and practicing your fire escape plans. If you have students at Eagle Creek, Kent Prairie, Presidents, or Pioneer elementary schools, your student will be coming home with materials to plan your fire escape route. We hope you will take the time to map this out and practice with your child(ren).

Arlington Fire's Facebook page will be featuring some of the classroom visits we make. We hope you will take the time to check out the photos!
City Experiments with "Your Speed Is" Speed Limit Signs
 
The City of Arlington recently installed "Your Speed Is" speed limit signs on Cemetery Road. The new signs are an experiment to see how well they work in reducing speeds in an area where the City has received complaints about speeding. City staff will be monitoring the speed data gathered from the signs and comparing it to data collected in late 2018. If the signs are effective in reducing speeds, we will be considering their use in other locations around the City.

The City has already conducted a number of speed studies in response to requests from residents and businesses to increase patrols for speeding. These studies can be conducted both covertly and openly, depending on what type of equipment we deploy. You can see the results from these studies on our website. If you are interested in the City deploying speed monitoring equipment in a neighborhood we have not yet monitored, please contact us at info@arlingtonwa.gov
Arlington Police and Getchell Fire Collaborate to Enhance Public Safety 
 
Last week, Snohomish County Fire District 22 (Getchell Fire) Assistant Chief Stocker and Arlington Police K9 Officer Seth Kinney had the honor of presenting at the DJI AIRWORKS 2019 conference in Los Angeles. Their presentation was on a project they have been working on for the last year, combining the use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS or drones) with K9 operations.

The main focus for the UAS when working with a K9 team is situational awareness and officer safety. Another focus is improving and maximizi ng the collaboration between public safety disciplines.

UAS operations for public safety is a game changer. There are so many applications to add to the capabilities that we currently have. Today's presentation covered just one of the many ways the technology is helping our first-responders.

Assistant Chief Stocker is a talented UAS pilot and Officer Kinney provides tremendous insight to the K9 handler perspective from the ground. Together they are a great team and we are thankful for this partnership which benefits our communities.
Public Art Grant Applications Due October 7
 
Applications from the public and organizations within the city limits of Arlington for public art projects to be installed in 2020 are due October 7, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

By ordinance, the City sets aside 10 percent of construction sales tax to fund public art.  There is approximately $40,000 in the budget to allocate to projects for 2020.
 
Each public art proposal will be considered by the Public Art Committee for recommendation and Park, Arts and Recreation Commission (PARC), and to the City Council for final decision. The committee shall have the authority to negotiate concerning the content of any applicant's proposal.
 
Details of eligibility and other program requirements are included in the application package, which is available on our website.
 
For more information on the Public Art grant program, contact Sarah Lopez at slopez@arlingtonwa.gov or 360-403-3448.
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.
Comcast Offers High-Speed Internet for Low-Income Households
 
As part of their FCC approval and City franchise to offer internet and other cable services, Comcast offers a program called Internet Essentials for low-income households. Internet Essentials from Comcast brings affordable, high-speed internet to your home so you can have greater access to homework, job opportunities, healthcare and benefits, education resources, and more.

Once you are an Internet Essentials  customer, you also have the option to purchase a laptop or desktop computer at a discounted price.

Now, this program is available to even more low-income households beyond those participating in the National School Lunch Program and receiving housing assistance, including Medicaid, SNAP, SSI, and others.

For more information on the "Internet Essentials" program and to see if you qualify, visit www.InternetEssentials.com or call 1-855-846-8376 (1-855-8-INTERNET).
2nd Annual Arlington High School Band Boosters Mattress Fundraiser, October 5
Family Chicken Dinner to Benefit the Stillaguamish Senior Center, October 6

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. 
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.