Arlington News Briefs

Planning Commission to review expansion plans for Fire Station 46

ARLINGTON — The Arlington Planning Commission will assume its role as Design Review Board at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 (postponed from Tuesday due to Presidents Day) to review the city's proposal for a remodel and expansion of the Arlington Fire Station no. 46 on MacLeod Street in downtown Arlington.

The proposal is for the development of a new 3,900 square-foot fire station building, new vehicle parking area, and renovations to the existing truck bays at the existing fire station on less than one acre. The property is zoned Old Town Business District 1. For information call the city's planning department 360-403-3434.

Ciscoe Morris helps raise funds for flood victims

Peace Lutheran Church has announced that the famous gardener, Ciscoe Morris will speak about gardening and sign copies of his new book, "Ask Ciscoe" in a fundraiser for flood victims set for 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at the church, 1717 Larson Rd. in Silvana. Fat Tuesday desserts will be served and donations will be collected. For information call Debra Compton at 360-652-8739.

Koster plans breakfast meeting on business

County Councilman John Koster, representing District 5 in north Snohomish County, has announced a Business Roundtable, "Common Values, Common Sense" to discuss the root causes of the economic dilemma and how to get out of it, with guest speaker Bob Williams, the founder and president of the Evergreen Freedom Foundation. The breakfast is 7 - 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 26 at the Monte Cristo Hotel, 1507 Wall St., in Everett

"Please join us in our effort to find effective solutions to issues that are critical for all of us doing business in Snohomish County," Koster said. Registration and the buffet opens at 6:45 a.m. and the discussion begins at 7:30. The cost is $25 per person. RSVP Today to Cindy Brengman at 425-397-7799 or e-mail

Hotline for illegal discharges, spills

The city of Arlington's storm water department has established a 24-hour hotline for reporting illegal discharges and spills, in accordance with its Department of Ecology Phase II stormwater permit, said Ken Clarke, the city's stormwater technician. The hotline is for reporting releases or spills such as paint, small fuel or oil spills, illegal dumping or especially muddy water being discharged into the city’s stormwater system and other non-emergency situations. Calls to the 24-hour hotline, 360-403-4600, will be responded to during working hours only. Emergencies must be reported at 9-1-1.

Blood drive at Highland Christian School

Puget Sound Blood Center will hold a blood drive at Highland Christian School, 135 S. French St., from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26 with a lunch break from 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. They will be in the second floor commons area. For information call 1-800-398-7888.

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