Relief coming to bumpy road | City Briefs

May 23, 2018

Relief coming to bumpy 76th/212th St. intersection

The final pavement and paint striping work at the intersection of 76th Avenue West and 212th Street SW by Edmonds-Woodway High School is scheduled for this summer, tentatively in July.

The paving and striping work was scheduled for spring of this year, but the work was postponed due to settlement issues in the existing pavement during this past winter, according to City Engineer Rob English.

Some of the pavement repair work has been completed, and the remaining repairs will be incorporated into the final pavement restoration.

The city used the extra time to monitor the site to make sure no additional settlement issues appeared within the project limits.

ECA to have ceremony for completed roof

Edmonds Center for the Arts will complete its roof replacement project over the Fahey Family Gymnasium (ECA’s classic 1939 gym) on Friday, May 18.

The new roof will stop any further water coming through the ceiling and into the perimeter walls of the gymnasium, helping to ensure that this historic facility will be preserved for generations to come.

A reception will be held 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19, to thank state and county elected officials who helped secure funding for the project.

“We want to thank Sen. Marko Liias and state Reps. Strom Peterson and Lillian Ortiz-Self for their support at the state level,” ECA publicist Wendy Clark said. “We also want to thank County Councilmember Terry Ryan, chair of the Snohomish County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, as well as our own County Council Rep. Stephanie Wright and the entire Snohomish County Council for their support of this project.”

Edmonds Center for the Arts is at 410 Fourth Ave. N, Edmonds.

Contractor chosen for city’s homeless study

The city’s Homeless Response Task Force has selected Edmonds-based Koné Consulting to study the extent of homelessness in Edmonds and identify services available.

Councilmember Dave Teitzel, a member of the task force along with council President Mike Nelson and Councilmember Adrienne Fraley-Monillas, said that two Koné Consulting members are Edmonds citizens and have a deep, local knowledge of the city.

“They are ready to launch into the project, and have the capacity, expertise and knowledge of the market,” Teitzel said. “Koné Consulting also has a strong grasp of the resources available to address the homeless issue locally – governmental, faith-based, and private – but those resources are not well coordinated.”

Koné Consulting will conduct between 45 and 50 interviews with nonprofit and faith-based social service organizations, local government agencies and first responders, public health districts, public/private partnerships, and school district personnel.

The contract is for $25,000. The project is expected to be completed in four months.

Diversity Commission announces partnership

The nonprofit Communities of Color Coalition has announced plans to offer an opportunity for partnership with the Edmonds Diversity Commission, a partnership forged in part after several recent racial incidents in Edmonds.

In addition to a high-profile incident involving racial slurs directed at a bilingual Edmonds resident at McDonald’s on Highway 99, the commission has learned of others, reported anonymously.

The incidents include an African-American man accosted at a local business, and an African-American woman on her way to an appointment who was told “her kind” was not wanted in Edmonds, and concerns raised about too much attention on LGBTQ issues.

Although only incidents reported to police can be verified, the commission – at its May 2 meeting at the Edmonds Senior Center – said that it welcomes the sharing of stories to show challenges the community faces.

Edmonds Public Facilities District has an opening

Edmonds Public Facilities District (EPFD) seeks one qualified candidate to join its five-member board of directors. The position, open at end of June 2018 as a result of the retirement of Marla Miller, will remain open until filled.

Edmonds Public Facilities District is the municipal corporation that owns and operates Edmonds Center for the Arts. They work in partnership to ensure the financial health and operating success of the ECA.

Serving nearly 80,000 people each year, Edmonds Center for the Arts brings 30 presentations to the stage annually; serves as a home for partner organizations such as Cascade Symphony Orchestra, Sno-King Community Chorale, Rick Steves’ Europe and Olympic Ballet Theatre; has a classic gymnasium that is active year-round with sports activities, arts programs and community events; and also contains classroom spaces available for meetings and events.

The center has an estimated annual economic impact of $5 million.

Members of the Edmonds PFD Board are appointed by the Edmonds City Council. Applicants need not live in the city of Edmonds.

The application deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday, May 31. For an application, call 425-275-4483 or go to


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