Highway 522 rock blasting begins, lane closures scheduled
MONROE - The state Department of Transportation (DOT) will be closing one lane of Highway 522 east of the Snohomish River Bridge nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning Monday, June 18 through Friday, June 22 for rock blasting work and concrete barrier work.
One lane of 164th under Highway 522 will close nightly from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for road repairs beginning Tuesday, June 19 through morning Thursday, June 21.
Check for lane closures throughout the project, at www.wsdot.wa.gov/Northwest/Snohomish/Construction/#SR522.
The DOT is adding a new lane in each direction to more than four miles of Highway 522 near Monroe. To make room for the lanes, the DOT will be removing 300,000 cubic yards of rock along the westbound lanes. Drivers can expect up to 150 weekday closures through mid-2013.
Another no decision on East Monroe
Rezone now in hands of City Council
MONROE - The only thing that was made clear last week at the city’s planning commission public hearing on a proposed rezone was that the commission members are having difficulty making decisions together.
Arbitrator: officer’s firing stands
EVERETT - He resorted to deadly force too quickly, and he was stripped of his badge for his poor judgment.
Arbitrator Janet Gaunt upheld the Everett Police Department’s decision to fire police officer Troy Meade for a 2009 line-of-duty shooting that killed a drunken man.
City eyes Kimberly-Clark site for sewer facility
EVERETT - The city is eyeing the Kimberly-Clark site to build a sewer overflow facility there.
The city is studying the former mill site to locate a one million gallon sewage facility it has planned to build near Bond Street for years, public works director Dave Davis said last week.
Wakeboard park agreement passes council
MONROE - The City Council voted 5-2 last week to authorize Mayor Robert Zimmerman to enter into a contract with H30, a private water-sport company, to build a wakeboard park on Lake Tye.
Aquatic center design finished, school district ready to solicit bids
SNOHOMISH - The Snohomish School District has finalized a new design for an aquatic facility that would not only reduce building and operating costs but increase revenue as well.
Petition asks Everett to take stand against coal trains
EVERETT - A grassroots effort to break Everett’s silence on a proposed massive coal-export project that would send coal trains through Everett and other Snohomish County cities is making its way through city neighborhoods and a petition may be presented to Mayor Ray Stephanson next week.
Burke nonspecifically passionate about Everett
EVERETT - The city’s newest City Council member knows her stint on the council will be short, but said she has no intentions of being a “wallflower.”
City wants out of ‘landlord business’ with Galaxy Theatres
MONROE - The land beneath the city’s only movie theater just entered into real estate limbo, awaiting approval from a Bothell company’s investigation into the property’s history before it leaves the city’s hands.