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the age of the several pictured Councilman Dave Duskin, YMCA-Red Cross representative Dan River drown. This fact has been a Sloan. a representative from the county parks department and many persons who live in the area. One community representative Cheryl Gough. The presentation is Advisory Council for ~ducation (ACE). is open to the public and starts at 7 p.m., April 13, in the city hall on this issue.-Panel members are hearing room. Larson, Stillaguamish Recreation District Local store's liquor license renewal stopped by council Council held up the tUor license renewal, in an effort to with original the city. the litter problem is another to see remedied by to revoke the pancy, is to be the 7-Eleven -approved the ordinance to vacate a portion of kenore Street near the proposed site of thc new Arlington School District Administration Building. The vacated area will be used by the school district. -postponed the meeting with initiators of the Portage Creek Annexation until the April 20 meeting. -lcarned 35 trees were planted in con- junction with an ordinance passed Febru- ary 17. The ordinance requires the annual planting of trees before Arbor Day. The planting cost was $390. -heard the street committee's report on the 1981 Street Improvement Program. A priority list of 10 street dictates the order of improvement work. Portions of Divi- sion, Union and Maple Streets are already under construction, while sections of Washington, Second, Fourth, Lenore, Fifth and Jackson are scheduled for maintenance in the future. Control Board the city before application. mgarner told the asked to hold up on the city tries to get met, the council liquor license Bakers' lone bid of Jrchase of the old property was to open the in city hall. The of the property is the contract Systems to supply the city. The city Committee recom- bid of $70,610. council:, and solicitors an hour after city ice Chief John. the ordinance to parade route. to draw up an to be would give the Lness owners, so the if needed. Boys' Club recommendation Avenue near Hewlett-Packard - Volume 92, Number 33; Wednesday, April 8, 1981 rlin to Arlington, Snohomish County, Washington 98223 Arlington, site of new industry By I~w wmima Today recycling of used material is becoming a step toward conservation and cleaning up the environment. With the great aluminum can recycling drives less cans dot the land and paper recycling has had the same effect. Conservation is another benefit of recycling. New technology allows manu- factures to cut costs by re-processing the old aluminum cans. paper and plastic. Yes, plastic is one of the new renewable resources. Plants specializing in recycling various types of plastic, over the past six years, are spreading across the United States. The first such plant in Washington has finally arrived and it's here in Arlington, out at the airport industrial area. It's called S.K.P. Industries. owned by John Garnett, Bob Williams and Edward Rubatino. Operations began seven months ago amidst a number of other businesses in buildings resembling one another. One feature sets the new industry apart, piles of various colored chunks of plastic lay beside its eastern wall. With this new industry, plastics used to make automobile battery shells or plastic used to hold milk no longer find its way to landfill graves. Many other kinds of plastics are salvaged by the plastic recyclers and after being crushed by machines into small granules, sold to manufacturers. It's taken a little work but Garnett has sold some producers on the idea of using recycled plastics. The high cost of raw materials and the plastic recyclers ability to take the large waste found in the plastic industry and make it re-usable are two reasons the recycling of plastic is growing. The recycling plant was a dream of Garnett's. The idea came from a sugges- tion during his everyday adventures. Garnett said. It took six years to finally start the plant but in three years he expects to expand to three times its present size. Eleven workers are employ- ed at the plant. Examiner gives rezone approval Snohomish County Hearing Examiner John Gait reversed his preliminary decision April 3 by conditionally approv- ing the rezone for the proposed Hewlett- Packard plant near Lake Stevens. After a lengthy public hea~'ing last month Gait said he couldn't approve the rezone as it was then planned. The county now can change the zoning of 125-acres that the company wants to rezone as business park, as long as, the company, the state and the county meet a number of conditions. Hewlett-Packard is very pleased with the decision, David Fradin, a Hewlett- Packard public relations employee, said. The company plans to study the 35-page report by Gait, then make a public decision ori it next week, he added. After Galt's preliminary decision Hew- lett-Packard threatened to abandon the proposed Lake Stevens plant and pull out of its interim plant in Marysville. Gov. John Spellman and other state officials stepped in at that point and agreed to make road and traffic improve- ments in the area. improvements needed to get Galt's approval. The plant may bring 13,400 new persons to Snohomish County by 1990 and about 11 percent (1,474 persons) of that total are projected to settle in Arlington. alendar east, 1 mile 10 a.m. s" Cinderella Beauty Salon's 10th Anniver- sary Special, $5 off our $35 and $30 permanent waves. Good thru April. 435-4509. Hill's Rainbow Nursery has a good selection of bedding plants, fruit trees, Birch trees and roses on sale. Jennifer's Pet Grooming, 419 N. Olym- pic. Arlington. Mon-Fri. 9-5. Ph. 435-4424 D'Ann's Beauty Salon, perms including cut, styling, condition, shampoo-set and comb-out. 435-5473. Darrington Horseowners monthly adult dance, Saturday, April 11, Stillaguamish Senior Center, 9:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m. $8 couple. Music by Nightwing. .......... every Wednesday, 12 noon; Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 7 p.m. Lake Goodwin Community Club. i To place Sgars orders, 435-2101 or 652-8600, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Cash for Junk cars, tractors and trucks. 435-4774 or 691-7986. * To place Montgumory Ward orders - Local, 435-5535. Darrington call collect. Also 652-7577. Sat. hours. 9 to 3. ..... . .... : Every Tue~hty, iii45-a:m.- Friday, 7 p.m, 6tillaguamish Senior Center, 1 mi. N, Smoke), Point, Old 99. i i, ...... Marysville was selected as the tempor- ary site of the Hewlett-Packard Com- pany's electronic manufacturing facility. The 60,000 sq. ft., single-story facility is expected to be constructed by this summer, If the money is passed by the legislature to fulfill the road and traffic improvements in Galt's decision, the permanent plant goes in on Soper Hill Road near Lake Stevens. Over a 20-year development period, the facility is projected to eventually contain eight production buildings and employ 5,600 workers. The plant is to sit within a campus like setting. The plant will manufacture a line of low- frequency source and analyzer electronic test instruments now made at the Hewlett- Packard plant in Loveland, Colo. The citizens group SORE (Save Our Rural Environment) plans to continue its suit against the project. The group is against the major change that will occur in the area's county comprehensive plan. The plan maintains the area's rural- residential character. Warning to lawn owners A report to the TIMES office last week has led to this warning to area residents with lawns. Every year at this time lawns can be struck dead by the larva of the Crane Fly, that eat the roots of the gra~s residents spend much time working to keep trimmed and green. The larvae have struck at least one lawn in Arlington and according to Rick Reisinger, a county extension agent, a lot of calls concerning the larva are being received by the county extension office. The problem is no worse than last year, he said, the worm like larva strike every spring. Spring is the time to control larvae in a lawn instead of waiting until mid-summer when it's no use, Reisinger said. Diazinon, a chemical treatment, should be spread over a lawn between April 1 to April 15 to control the unwanted crea- tures. The chemical drives the larvae to the surface and they may wiggle around for a couple of days before dying, Reisinger said, He s received reports of 200 larvae per sq. ft., but 10 per sq. ft. is most commonly found. The wetter the lawn, the more larvae is found. The larva emerge as Crane Flies in August and September and resemble a large mosquito. The body is one-inch long ,and has very long legs. The Crane doesn't sting or bite but alarms homeowners when thOusands of these flies gather on the sides of homes. Methyl parathion is the only material registered for use against Crane flies in pastures. This material is registered only for commercial use on pastures. Lower court ruling upheld The state law banning gamecock fighting, ruled constitutional by Arlington Cascade District Court Judge Jay Wis- man, was upheld by Snobomish County Superior Court March 31. Superior Court Judge Robert Bibb, acting on an appeal by lawyers represent- ing the 76 persons charged with violating the law, ruled the law constitutional and said the persons charged must s~and trial. The persons were charged January 11 when Snohomish County Sheriff's depart- ment raided a barn near Stanwood. The law makes it illegal to possess, keep or train any bird or animal for the purpose of fighting in an exhibition or being present at a cockfight. Defense attorney Tim Law has 30 days to file the case with the state court ot appeals. If, the appeals court refuses to hear the appeal, trial dates will be scheduled within 60 days at Cascade District Court, Wisman said. Law's argument March 31 was similar to his defense position March 4 in Cascade District Court in front of Wisman. He argued gamecock fighting is no different than hunting, fishing, trapping or horse racing. The gamecock sport has been done for 5,000 years and fighting is natural to the birds, he said. Deputy prosecuting attorney Jeanne Pascal argued cockfighting violates the state law that is clear and understandable. A $150 fine and 60 days in jail is the maximum penalty if a person is convicted of the charge. The 76 persons were originally set for trial in Cascade District Court March 10, 17, 24 and 31. " II II II ...l._ll~'~-'. "~--" _i I~ ..... -S, ,-,,,,:," ) Date River Hi - Lo Rala March 31 5.45 47 - 36 .83 April 1 4.46 54 - 36 .04 April 2 4.44 45 - 36 .58 April 3 3.95 55 - 36 .04 April 4 3.66 54 - 40 .39 April 5 4.99 52 - 40 .02 April 6 4.30 51 - 37 .21 Rainfall for March measured 6.16". Temperatures taken daily, 7:30 a.m., City Water Works. Sunday, 9. Antiques, ;s, guitar amp., clothes, much 12, 9:30 NE off Hwy portable etc. Stillaguamish April 11, 8 a.m. - Sale - 6 color prints (no your choice 30. 109 N. books and 10 to 6 p.m. 659-5866. for Kenny 11, 1 p.m. - dg. For info ~. McLeod, first on 5th St. Hours: Tuesday, Saturday. W. Garnett held off gaining media ex- posure because he wasn't ready to work with the home consumer. In the last two weeks media attention has come to the recyclers. KOMO television out of Seattle filmed from the plant last week. Garnett now urges home consumers. groups and organizations to start collect- ing plastics by creating drop sites in Arlington. If labels are removed from the plastic, Garnett is willing to purchase it at three to five cents per pound. Garnett had originally planned to collect plastic from Snohomish, King and Pierce Counties. where he derived the three letters of the company's name from, but it hasn't gone as planned. Garnett changed his collection area to any place he can get plastic. This includes the local consumers. Before opening the recycling plant. years of training faced Garnett. Working with plastic manufacturers and attending the University of Washington Plastics Industries courses, prepared Garnett's jump into the plastic field. The recycling field is new and Garnett expects competition to sprout up in the state. Schools have also begun teaching the plastic field as as Sno-lsle Vocational Center at Paine Field in Everett. Persons involved in the new plastic recycling field also have a title, a plasticologist. Milk containers are crushed by two S.K.P. Industries employees as one of the initial steps in grinding plastics into chips of a quarter inch or less. Two grinding processes are necessary to produce a renewable 'product. / Following a second grinding process, renewable plastic chips at S.K.P. Industries Arlington Airport plant are fed into 1,000 pound capacity boxes in which they are shipped to purchasers by truck. S.K.P. Industries will purchase plastic containers from local groups at three to five cents per pound but the containers must have all paper labels and directions removed. State excess funds distributed to cities The Washington State Liquor Control Board announced it will distribute its third quarter excess funds for fiscal year 1981, amounting to $12,000,000 March 30, 1981. Arlington receives $7,410, Darrington $2,405, Granite Falls $2,040 and Marys. ville $12,500. As provided by law, the excess funds will be divided as follows: 50 percent of the amount, or $6,000,000 will go to the State General Fund; 40 percent or $4,800,000 will go to the incorporated cities of the state; and 10 percent or $1,200,000 will go to the unincorporated counties of~the state. This is the third quarter distribution of excess funds for fiscal year 1981. This amount does not include tax or license revenues of the Liquor Control Board which are distributed according to a different formula,