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16, 2001 The Arlington Times o:o A9 S- sor. When asked if the city will be considering contracting with the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office for police services, Ban- field's answer was a firm no. Robinson's retirement is the fourth departure from city man- agement within the last year. Others who have recently left are former City Administrator Thorn Myers, former Public Works Director Ken Reid and former Fire Chief Dean Olsen. Robinson said he has no plans for the immediate future, but may look for employment later o13. "I'm just going to relax for a W ~ . - u hile, Robinson said. I may part-time somewhere down road but at this point I just Arlington girl sore, but alive after truck rolls, sinks by Kay_Broks ..... The Arlington Times ARLINGTON Katie Carr has a lot to be thankful for. On May 6, Carr was driving her truck along the Dike Road and then somehow she unex- pectedly found herself in the Stillaguamish River just west of Arlington. She doesn't think she'll be driving for a while and says she doesn't really, want to drive, anyway. "I remember driving down the road and get- ting onto the shoulder," Carr said. "I over-cor- rected the truck and ended up hitting a tree, rolling twice and ended up in the river. I think there was something wrong with the align- ment." It might be better for Carr if she doesn't remember exactly what happened. When her truck came to rest she was sinking in about 16 feet of water. "I remember after I landed in the river, swimming and then crawling up a coyote trail to the road," she said. "I had on my seatbelt but still ended up with a black eye, a lot of bruising, a concussion, a sore neck and a bit of amnesia. I don't really remember going in the river or how 1 got out of the water." Carr had received her dri- ver's license about a month before the accident. As of last week, her truck had still not been recovered by the Sno- homish County Sheriff's Office Dive Team. '7 keep on hearing that I am dead. I'm okay, just a lit- tle sore." KATIE CARR ~hn~on driver whose track rolled off ~he Dike Road and then sank m the Stillaguamish River "They can have it," she said. "I don't want it and I don't think I want to drive for a long time." Carr was not cited in the accident. The acci- dent occurred between a decorative shrub nurs- ery and her home. "1 really want to thank Andrew Albert," Carr said. "He saw me that night and picked me up. I'm really glad he was there." Carr said she would also like to thank the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office Dive Team and Arlington Plaza Towing. "I've heard all kinds of rumors since the accident hap- pened," she said. "l wasn't drinking, I wasn't speeding or anything." The most disturbing rumor Carr has heard since her accident was that she had died in the accident. "I keep on hearing that I am dead," she said. "I'm okay, .just a little sore." her. Uus- found in alco- itlside of the pro- Story,- 31,000 Years, is and ents, not assem- ~een the as ~rving a of credi- PUBLICATION: L~OOl. Elementary School Principal Eileen Chapman. Parents did not know what the students were going to see. "We told the fifth and sixth grade teachers what would be going on and they said their stu- dents could handle it," Chapman said. "The teachers all said yes and we've heard nothing but positive comments." A secretary who answered the phone at the elementary school after the assembly .said the pro- gram was presented in "good taste." Some parents did not agree. "This is not a decision that the school should have made on their own without parental permission," said Kellie Bradley, the mother of girls age 11 and 13. "When I asked my girls about the assembly they Planning and Development Services THRESHOLD DETERMINATION: The lead agency for this proposal has determined that it does not have a proba- ble, significant adverse impact on the environment. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is NOT required under RCW 43.21C.030(2)(c). This decision was made after review by Snohomish County of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file with this agency. This information is available for public review upon request. This Determination of Nonsignificance is issued under WAC 197-11-340(2) and is subject to a 14 day comment period. Written comments may be submitted to the lead agency at the address below. Comments must be received within 14 days from the date of issuance of this DNS, publication of notice, or posting of the property, WHICHEVER OCCURS LATER. APPEALS: Pursuant to Section 23.40.022 SCC this DNS may be appealed to the state Shorelines Hearings Board together with the appeal of the underlying Shoreline Permit. Appeal of this DNS is no allowed as a separate appeal, but must be combined with the appeal of the underlying shoreline permit and filed within the time period specified for the appeal of the shoreline permit. Responsible Official: Faith. Lumsden, Director Planning and Development Services Address: M/S 604 County Administration Building, Fifth Floor 3000 Rockefeller Ave. Everett, Washington 98201 For further information contact Howard Knight, Senior Planner/Project Manager at (425) 388-3311, ext. 2003. Published: May 16, 2001 Snohomlah County Public Works DETERMINATION OF that NON-SIGNIFICANCE Date Issued: May 14, 2001 at The issuance of this Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) should not be interpreted as acceptance or approval of the subject proposal presented. Sno- homish County reserves the right to deny or approve said proposal subject to condi- tions if it is determined to be in the best interest of the County and/or necessary to the the general health, safety, and welfare of e the public to do so. Rle Name: Swanson Road Bridge 80 Replacement DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL: The Snohomish County Department of Public ed Works proposes to replace Bridge 80 on The following information is recorded at the Arlington Municipal Airport by Arlington Public Works staff Date Temperature Rain Hi Low Apdl 30 53 44 na May I 54 40 na May 2 61 35 na May 3 60 39 na May 4 62 40 na May 5 57 32 na May 6 54 36 na May 7 65 44 .00 May 8 59 34 .00 May 9 54 38 .00 May 10 64 42 .00 May 11 71 43 .00 May 12 66 46 .01 May 13 65 46 .13 only remembered the dead baby. This was too much for those kids to handle." She said she knows of several other parents who voiced their concern to the school district. School district officials reported positive feedback following the assembly. Darrington High School Princi- pal Ken Schutz confirmed that no advance warning was given to par- ents about the assembly. "There were no permission slips or notices sent home prior to the assembly," Schutz said. "I have gotten many positive responses about the assembly. The intent was to keep kids from using drugs. My fifth-grader saw it and I'm glad." Superintendent Randy Swenson said that the district's policy and procedure manual has no clear rules for this type of assembly. He added the district will rethink the way the assembly was presented next year if the "Organ Lady" does return. "If this person comes back I would strongly recommend letters go home to inform the parents and let them make the choice," Swen- son said. Bradley said she doesn't believe that is enough. "My d~ughter is a real soft- hearted kid," she said. "Hope was referred to only as a baby. My ll- year-old doesn't comprehend the difference between a baby and a fetus. I'm an adult and I don't think I could have sat there and watched it. This was graphic mate- rial. We, as parents, should know what is being shown to our kids." Swanson Road. Bridge 80, built in 1935, spans a deep ravine and an unnamed tributary to Jim Creek. The tributary joins the main stem of Jim Creek approximate- ly one-quarter mile downstream of the bridge. The single lane, 9-span timber trestle bridge is in poor condition and is considered to be functionally obsolete (does not meet current functional stan- dards such as roadway width, alignment or profile, guardrails, and sufficient vertical clearance) and structurally deficient (approaching a condition in which the bridge is no longer able to safely carry maximum vehicle loads). Public Works proposes to replace the existing bddge with a 172-foot single span steel plate girder structure with a rein- forced concrete deck. The new bridge will consist of two 12-foot lanes and two 2- foot shoulders (total width - 28 feet). It will be constructed just to the south of the existing bridge in order to eliminate the tight curves of the existing approach road- ways and improve safety. This will also avoid impacts to a wetland and several large cedar trees located on the northwest approach. The profile of the east roadway approach will be raised by approximately four feet. The east road bridge approach will require a maximum of 18 feet of fill. Retaining walls are proposed for the west side of the bridge for slope stabilization purposes. The bridge will remain open during construction, with the exception of occasional 8-hour road closures. LOCATION OF PROPOSAL: The bridge is located in Section 9, Township 31 North, Range 6 EAst, WM. Swanson Road, approximately 500 feet east of the intersection with Nicks Road, about three miles east of Arlington, Snohomish Coun- ty, Washington. PROPONENT AND LEAD AGENCY: Snohomish County DEPARTMENT: Snohomish County Department of Public Works 2930 Wetmore Avenue Everett, WA 98201 THRESHOLD DETERMINATION: The lead agency for this proposal has determined that it does not have a proba- ble significant adverse impact on the envi- ronment. An environmental impact state- ment (EIS) is not required under RCW 43.21C.030(2)(c). This decision was made after review by Snohomish County of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file with this agency. This information is available for public review upon request. This DNS is issued under 197-11-340(2); the lead agency will not act on this proposal for 14 days from the date of issuance (stated on page one of this document). Written comments may be submit- ted to the lead agency, to the attention of Misty Braswell, at the above address. Comments must be received by May 31, 2001. This DNS along with the subsequent decision by the County to pursue or not pursue the described action may be appealed in the Superior Court of Sno- homish County, at Everett, Washington. This DNS may be appealed only when such appeal is combined with the appeal of the underlying action by the County will be published in the County's paper of record for two consecutive weeks. Any appeal must be filed, along with a filing fee, with the Clerk of Snohomish County Superior Court, 3000 Rockefeller Avenue, Everett, WA 98201-4046; phone: (425) 388-3466, within 21 days following the last week of publication in the paper, or as otherwise stated in the Notice of Action or provided by law. RESPONSIBLE OFFICIAL: Peter E. Hahn PosmoN/rlTLE: Public Works Director DATE: May 9, 2001 For further information contact: Misty Braswell, Snohomish County Department of Public Works, (425) 388-3488 exten- sion 2341. Published: May 16, 2001 Tuesday, April 10, 2001 At 10:52 a.m., a man reported that a Beretta handgun, loaded with a 15-round magazine, was stolen from his car he had parked in the 3500 block of 172nd Street NE. No suspect information was obtained. Thursday, April 12, 2001 A phone booth was vandal- ized in the 3300 block of 172nd Street NE. I've Got A Story Idea/ The Arlington Times welcomes your storyideas. C Zl Nevonne, or Scott. The Arlington Times 360.#35.5757 u i iii it I PRUNE Continued from page A1 from City Administrator Kristin Banfield. The study will advance neighborhood by neighborhood. "1 do expect a net reduction," Richart said. "There may be a cou- ple additions but by the time all is said and done, we're going to have fewer stop signs." But when asked which signs will get the heave-ho, city officials were reluctant to answer, not wanting to jump the gun. When pressed for hints, the answers diverged. City Councilwoman Sally Lien said most of the new stop signs that were erected in the Division Street area would probably be removed. "It has been something that everybody has tried to figure out how to deal with," Lien said. "The original intent was to slow traffic down, which it did, and create a nice entrance to Arlington. Then the forest of stop signs grew." She also said the intersections at McLeod and Division, as well as at Broadway and Gilman, were like- ly candidates for losing their signs. The city's press release painted a slightly different picture. "Most of the new signs and traf- fic control devices will remain," according to the press release. Richart said one example would be the new sign that was put at the top of the big hill at South Olympic Avenue, which he said must remain. "If you are either eastbound or westbound on Union, you cannot see vehicles coming up the hill," Richart said. "Northbound and southbound traffic on South Olympic cannot see ow~'r the crest of the hill, either." Richart said staff will apply the criteria set forth in the "Adopted Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices" to each intersection. Those guidelines include thresh- olds for average vehicle trips per hour per leg of the intersection, as well as safety considerations and other factors. Richart would not commit pre- maturely either for or against the Division Street signs. The new roundabouts there have smaller diameters thart other typical roundabouts that only, have yield signs, he said, so he is checking federal guidelines and watching how the ones here function before making any conclusions. "There's nothing more confus- ing than having signs go up and down, up and down all the time," Richart said, adding that any changes will be phased in over time. "There's not going to be a wholesale everything changing at once." Call The Arlington Times at 360-435-5757 or email to arltimes@premier 1 .net Tentative Agenda Arlington City Council May 21,2001 - 7 p.m. 5 Arlington School District Board Room 315 N. French Street - Roosevelt Building :30 PM Workshop- Coun- cil Utility Committee 6:45 PM - Finance and Governmental Operations Committee II CALL TO ORDER, PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE CONSENT AGENDA 1. Minutes of the April 30 joint workshop with Arlington School Board 2. Minutes of the May 7, 2001 joint workshop 3. Minutes of the May 7, 2001 meeting 4, Accounts Payable VISITORS Merchant Petitions - Gary Legler - Support evaluation of stop signs in town and removal of roundabouts - Support of North Olympic Streetscape Project PRESENTA'nONS, PROCL/U~llONS, COMMUNICA~ 1. Pianning ~ North Olympic Streetscape presentation, Resolution No. 615, Adopting North Olympic Reconstruction Plan 2. Parks - Skateboard Park ACTION ITEMS OLD BUSINESS NEW BUSINESS 1. Library - Recommendation on Intemet Screening Software 2. Legal - Resolution #613, property purchase at 115 E. Hailer St, 3. Fire - Sale and Discharge of Fireworks for year 2002 4. Planning a. HUD Block Grant Acceptance for York Park b. Approval to apply for Snohomish County Tourism Grant for Entrance Signage 5. Public Works a. Baxter Right of Way Dedication b Contract for EarthTech for Smokey Point Storm Drainage evaluation report c, Water Comprehensive Plan Scope d. 186th Water line letter of Understanding with Arlington School District e. Interlncal with Adington School District regarding Safety Grant f. Resolution No. 614, allowing pass-through of HES Grant on 67th project to BNRR and authorize Mayor to sign Local Agency Agreement COUNCIL COMMITTEE REPORTS DISCUSSION ITEMS INFORMATION II EXECUTIVE SESSION RECONVENE ADJOURNMENT