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River was a popular place last filled with children, parents and sun bathers, who often made during the 80 and 90 degree their way to the cool water of the Stilly. in the area. Arlington's Hailer Park was and Crossing's role in plan upon by council, county officials and the city August 17 Plan stalling the the county office include Island land use After by George Sher- of community the council Comprehen- one the county with, Sherwin acreage was planning affect its plan, he proposed was council. Island area of topical provided for the area in a include is expected to Sherwin said. landowners area's inclusion possible future annexation to the to the meeting. The meet with the response to the is located in 100-year flood five proposed described in the Preservation Plan. by the county's and pub- in October, decides on its approved, the land devel- very interested in council- who attend- COuncil: Street property a proposed city side of the' street, between the is not into the to all have the street then meet Elizabeth at the next David Crow security stop theft, the of the of dark. making at night, having the PUD help design a plan for better lighting and the airport officials are investigating the feasibility of a magnetic card entrance gate. The latest theft reported was gas siphoning August 16. Crow mentioned that the security threat maybe coming through the air. too. "Planes come in at night, then take off quickly without any reason." Crow said. -Approved the signing of an agreement with the county over court filing fees as long as 80 percent of the other municipal.. ities have signed. For criminal cases, Arlington pays $14 in 1981, $15 in 1982 and $16 in 1q83. Civil and traffic cases will cost the city $12 through 1983. -Decided against adding the old ceme- tery at Fifth Street and N. Gifford to the parks department for continual mainte- nance until the legal property owner is discovered. Local land use survey circulating Area residents interested in future land use in and around Arlington can express their ideas through a survey published in this week's TIMES. The survey is the product of the Arlington Planning Commission, the com. prehensive plan advisory committee and county planning consultant George New- man. These persons are formulating a new Arlington Comprehensive Land Use Plan. The plan will serve as a guideline for land use decisions (rezone. subdivisions and annexations) by city officials and , priyate property owngrs.' ................. The(:omprehensive plan advisory com- mittee will consider the survey results when creating the city's growth and development policies, Newman said. The survey results will be published later. Six Arlington residents make up the advisory committee: Ruby Wheeler, Laur- in Foster, Grant Jensen. Dr. Marvin West, John Hyer and Keith Pace. Anyone with questions about the survey should contact the advisory committee or New- man at the Snohomish County Office of Community Planning. After completing the survey, drop it off or mail it to Arlington City Hall. They 11 accept them until September 9. Additional survey copies are available at city hall. Surveys have been standard procedure during comprehensive plan studies to make residents aware and a part of the projects. The survey asks residents to comment on community growth, housing, commercial activity, agricultural lands, industrial development and a few minor :topics. ~ ' " Arlington signed an interlocal agree- merit with the county to become part of HUD's Small Community Assistant Pro. gram last year. Under the program Arlington picks up only 10 percent of the comprehensive plan study cost. The study began last April and is expected to continue for I I/2 years. The new plan replaces the last land use plan adopted in 1959. Social, health service plan set The Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) has published the Washington State Final Consolidated Plan for Social and Health Services, which consolidates and simplifies state plans for 10 DSHS programs. The Consolidated Plan can be reviewed in public libraries throughout the state. The Plan has been developed under the federally-funded Planning Reform Dem- onstration Project. Sid Olson. project director, said the purpose of the Project in Washington State is to substitute the state's own planning related to budgeting for the special planning required by the federal government for each categorical program. The 10 DSHS programs affected by the Plan include: Mental Health; Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Developmental Disabilities; Children's Services (Titles IVB and IVE); Aging; Vocational Rehabilitation: Support Enforcement; and Title XX Social Serv- ices. Olson said this state expects the federal Department of Health and Human Serv- ices (DHHS) will be able to do a better job of helping the state to improve its planning, without sacrificing any of its oversight role, under the project. The gains will he in cutting out the largely useless but costly paperwork and planning activity required for the separate categori- Calendar Sgvana Community potluck picnic, Strotz' Blue Stilly Park, Sunday, Aug. 23, noon. Call 652-6196, 652-8682. Thrifty a.m.. 2 ~.m. 21, Well drinks, t/2 per person. Club, members and accepting ~, rain or shine, I0 a.m. - ....... every Wednesday, 12 noon; Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 7 p.m, Lake Goodwin Community Club. Cash for junk cars, tractors and trucks. Ph. 691-7986 or 691-6530. To place Muntllomery Ward orders - Local, 435-5535. Darrington call collect. Also 652-7577. Sat. hrs, 9 to 3. old one-room at Oso is olds for fall. year~ in area. individual self. Meeting Community 435-3184; Carla Helms, ........: Every Tuesday, 11:45 a.m. - Friday, 7 .m. Stillaguamish Senior Center, I m~ N. Point, Smokey Old 99. Fleer Inventory available immediately at Sears. To place orders, 435-2101 or 652-8600, 9 a.'m..S:30 p,m.; Saturday~ 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. _,., ~)m~llf~'s Pet Grooming, 4i9 N. Olym. pic, Arlington. Mon.Fri. 9-5. Ph. 435-4424 D'Asm's Bataty Salon, Tuesday, Wed- nesday and Thursday, open nights. 435-5473. cal plans, Oison said. Considerable administrative savings have been obtained through the project, Olson said. The complete Consolidated Plan replaces some 2,600 pages required for the 10 separate plans for fiscal year 1981. Advertising and publication costs for Title XX of the Social Security Act have been reduced by $200.000. Microfiche copies of the Con- solidated Plan are being distributed to libraries at a cost of 39 cents as compared with $5 for print copies. Staff savings have also been realized. OIson credited the support and coopera- tion from DSHS directors and their planning staff and HHS staff (especially those from Region X in Seattle) for much of the project's success. "HHS is to be commended for sponsoring this coopera- tive federal/state project," Olson said, He continued: "The project's work gives us a head start in moving toward the Presi- dent's proposals aimed at increasing state flexibility in human services programs." Ubrary Book Trek ends soon The 1981 Summer Reading Club of Sno- Isle Regional Library, "Book Trek: Adventures in Reading," is drawing to a close. Readers who have joined the Book Trek are reminded that they-only have a short time left in which to complete the program. The eight-week Book Trek began July 6 and ends August 28. Book Tkek recruits could and may still join up at any Sno-lsle library or bookmobile after reading one book. Each recruit is given a Book Trek Log Book. Book.Trekkers who read and 1o8 eight books during the Trek will earn a certificate and the opportunity to place a starship sticker on the library or book, mobile's Space Chart, wherever she or he thinks the "Lost Planet" is located. At the end of the Trek, the Trekker whose sticker is nearest to the location of the Lost Planet will win a brilliantly- colored, 17"x23" Starship Poster. There will be one winner per library and one per bookmobile. Librarians will open their "top secret" envelopes to reveal the location of the Lost Planet Saturday, Aug. 29, at 3 p.m. in Freeland and North Creek, and Monday, Aug. 31, at 3 p.m. in all other libraries. Each bookmobile will post its' winner's name beginning the week of August 31. ingto Volume 92, Number 52; Wednesday, August 19, 1981 Arlington, Snohomtsh County, Washington 98223 t "11 . Seven county agencies forming under new reorganization plan Carrying out the intent of the Snoho- reductions, for the most part, would come merit. They said the long months of mish County Charter, the county council through normal attrition, preparation in advance of the announce- has approved in principle, creation of Tucker said he planned a series of mentwere a credit to the men and women seven major agencies as part of the re- meetings with existing department offic- who worked on the plan. Part of the initial organization of the county's government, ials as well as with boards, commissions study was done by a team of 20 county The changes were proposed by Willis and committees who serve in advisory employees who volunteered their efforts Tucker. county executive, following capacities to various elements of the to prepare the first actual record (seven months of study, meetings with the present government, to outline the volumes long) of the services actually council, and management commentary by changes and their effects on service, the performed by Snohomish County govern- a loaned executive from The Boeing public and the employees, ment. Tucker also praised the Boeing Company, Company for its loaned executive program Tucker and Don Britton, council presi- Both Tucker and Britton described the and the council and executive staffs for the dent. in a joint statement, said the council changes as an integral step toward a more detailed work that went into the develop- called for immediate adoption of the plan cost-effective and people-effective govern- ment of the plan. with an eye towards actual establishment of the new agencies in the 1982 budgetaryframework. Lakewood prepares for school They said. under the plan the council, executive and the judiciary would be on an equal status as individual arms of the local government. The major changes would show in a new Office of Management and Program Development which would provide over- all county administrative services and financial planning. The other new agencies would be: Office of Financial Management. Office of Physical Resources. Office of Human Resources and Personnel Management, Office of Support Services. Office of Justice Administration and Office of Management Information and Technical Services. Only three, the Office of Management and Program Development, Office of Management Information and Technical Services, and Office of Support Services, would be immediately placed into opera- tion, The Office of Support Services would 'include the property management, print sho.p, building and maintenance and the eqmpment rental and revolving fund, while the Office of Management Informa- tion and Technical Services would provide computer services to all elements of county government, program analysis and various types of systems services technical as&i~tance. Britton and Tucker said the other agencies would be brought on line slowly, and only after lengthy study and consulta- tion with the current departmental and divisional heads. The Executive and the council president envisioned the major new look in county government, first called for in the new county charter implemented in the spring of 1980, as more operationally efficient and fiscally sound. Tucker said that while in the long run the county's staff of 1,300 employees would be reduced as a result of the sweeping structural changes, the By John Ber~mKI Tuesday, Sept. 8, has been set by the Lakewood School Board as the date for school to begin for 1981-82. Kindergarten classes will begin school Thursday, Sept. 10. which allows two days for kindergarten orientation. Parents are asked to not send their kindergarten aged children to school on the 8th and 9th. Letters to these parents will be sent out with instructions prior to the opening of school. Registration for students new to Lake- wood or those who did not fill out their classes last spring, will be taken begin- ning August 27. All immunization require- ments as mandated by the state must be complete before classroom assignments can be made. Information on immuniza- tion can be obtained from your family doctor or through the Snohomish County Health Department located in the County Courthouse in Everett. School starting times for grades one through three have been set at 8:15 a.m. and will let out at 2 p.m. Grades four through six will start the day at 8:50 a.m. and end at 3:10 p.m. Grades seven through 10 are due in their first class by ,7;45 a.m.and will e nd ~!r day at/2:40 p.m. Kindergarten classes will run two full days and one half day per group. Group A will attend Monday from 8:15 to 11:40 a.m. with group B from 12:15 to3 p.m. in the afternoon. Group A and B will then alternate with group A Tuesdays and Thursdays and group B Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. The price for meals in Lakewood increased due to federal budget cuts. The price for breakfast is set at 65 cents, reduced priced breakfast will be 30 cents. Lunches will cost the students $1 ,for grades one through three and $1.20 for all other students. Reduced price lunch is 40 cents. Free and reduced price meals are available to those students whose families meet certain financial requirements. Those requirements will be availaMe through your school office shortly after the beginning of school. A new addition to Lakewood's food program is the salad bar and ala carte menu. The price for the salads is 75 cents for medium.size and $1 for the large salad, The ala carte prices vary depending on menu item. The salad and ala carte are available to students in grades four through 10 only. Also available is the extra portion of the main course which will cost students 50 cents over the cost of the meal. Milk prices have been set at 20 cents for all students. Students taking part in the interscho- lastic sports program are urged to have their sports physicals completed as soon as possible. Turnouts for high school sports begins the week of August 24 and physicals must be completed. Forms for physicals are available through the junior and senior high office or the district office. Bus routes are currently in the process of being finalized and should be available by August ~.-For further information cull, your school office. For grades K-six call 652-7553 and seven through 10 call 652-7511. District office number is 652- 7519. New library smite Arlington Public Library is offering a new community service. There will be voter registration available at the library, most evenings and every Saturday. The address of the new library is 135 N. Washington. For further information, call 435-3033. Good showing for new Lakewood FFA By Jam The Cowlitz County Fair in Longview was the scene of a major accomplishment for Lakewood students over the weekend of August 8 and 9. Four students from our high school and vocational agricultural instructor, Garry Marks, traveled to the county fair to take part in both the livestock judging and dairy contests. The four students repre. senting Lakewood were Jay Benthin, Karen Vroman, Tom Janes and Tracy Clark. Lakewood's team took first in the livestock judging and llth in the dairy portion. Individual placing at the fair had Jay Benthin in first, Tom Juries placing fourth and Tracy Clark getting 10th. all in livestock judging. Judging livestock consists of evaluating four animals per class and ranking the animals within the class based on overall traits as desired by the livestock industry. The purpose of this type of contest is to train students in the procedures of evaluating and selecting animals for breeding or market value. It is also a means of allowing students a chance to apply classroom training in a practical application. County fairs take place throughout the state and are a place where FFA chapters from around the state &n gather to share ideas, compete and develop leadership. And what do the students involved think of all of this. Karen Vroman thinks it's an "interesting experience for when we get older." Tom Janes says, "It's a good educational program. We get to travel to the different'fairs and we have the best teacher in the state." Jay Benthin and Tracy Clark both feel it's fun, interesting and a good way of making the school proud of you, FFA is a new program in Lakewood that won't actually begin until this fall. It is part of Lakewood High School's new Vocational Agriculture Program. These kids deserve congratulations on their awards and we wish them continued success in the future, ~Vhl pkee la Fh~ Silew Fu.ture Farmers of America (FFA) program captured a first-place nisn in its first county fair competition August 8 and 9. Four Lakewood members combined to take first in the livestock vocational agricultural instructor, Tom J~ and Jay Benthin.