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Posted on: October 17, 2018

City Council Meeting Audio

Council Audio

Citizens who were unable to attend the October 16, 2018 regular City Council meeting have the option of accessing the audio recording.

Audio sessions are synchronized to specific agenda items in order to provide listeners with quick access to the desired item. The audio is published online the morning following the regular meetings. Audio recordings can be heard by going to the City's Ag...

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Posted on: October 11, 2018

Right-of-Way Leaf Removal Policy

Leaf Removal

During the fall season a large amount of leaves fall on streets and private property throughout the City of Snohomish.

Over the years, the City’s Public Works Department has helped residents in the leaf removal process for a number of reasons including traffic safety, water quality protection, and localized flood control.

City residents are not permitted to deposit their l...

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Posted on: October 10, 2018

Planning Department Closure

Planning Counter

The Planning Department is to be closed 3 days for Staff Training

The Planning & Permitting front counter at City Hall will be closed Monday-Wednesday, November 5-7, for intensive all-day staff training on using new state-of-the-art permitting software the City is purchasing this year. 

While the front count...

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Posted on: October 8, 2018

Do You Have a Better Idea?

Downtown Snohomish Looking East

Make your vision for Snohomish the community vision, too, by submitting a “docket” application now.

The docket process is how residents, property owners, business owners, and any interested party can present to the City Council their ideas of how they envision the Snohomish of the future.

The City’s Comprehensive Plan is the community’s vision for how we...

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Posted on: October 3, 2018

News Release - Pilchuck River Dam

Pilchuck River Dam

The City of Snohomish and the Tulalip Tribes Collaborate on Pilchuck River Dam Removal and Restoration to Achieve Mutual Benefits

In June of 2018, the Tulalip Tribes and the City of Snohomish finalized an Interlocal Agreement for cooperative action in restoration of the Pilchuck River. The City owns a water supply diversion dam located southeast of the City of Granite Falls on the P...

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

National Community Planning Month is Here

Planning Month

All month long we’re celebrating the lasting value that inclusive planning brings to the City of Snohomish.

While people may not realize it, planning significantly impacts their day-to-day lives. Planning decisions can affect the type of house you live in, the quality of life you enjoy, your daily commute, and more.

You can join in the celebration by getting to ...

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Posted on: September 28, 2018

2019-2020 Recommended Budget


The Mayor’s recommended budget for 2019-2020 can be found on the City's Budget and Finance page.

The Mayor’s recommended budget for 2019-2020 can be found on the City's Finance and Budget page. The budget overview will be presented to City Council at a workshop at 5:00 p.m. on October 16, 2018. The workshop will be held at the George Gilbert...

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Posted on: September 26, 2018

New Development Application Received

Notice of New Development Application

Bickford Townhomes Unit Lot Subdivision Application Received

A Notice of Application was issued this week for the Bickford Townhomes Preliminary Unit Lot Subdivision for 37-units on an approximately 3.25-acre site located at 2501 and 2425 Bickford Avenue. For more information on this new application, and other deve...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Mayor Kartak Receives Certificate of Municipal Leadership

Mayor Kartak

Mayor Kartak recently received a Certificate of Municipal Leadership, which demonstrates a commitment to continuous learning and a desire to bring new ideas back to this community.

He received the Certification from the Association of Washington Cities (AWC). The Certificate of Municipal Leadership program helps mayors and councilmembers sharpen the tools they need today to understand the legal landscape, plan for the future, manage...

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Posted on: September 14, 2018

New Speed Trailer Deployed

Speed Trailer

Due to an increase in speeding car complaints, and after discussion between Mayor Kartak and Chief Keith Rogers, a new speed trailer was purchased and put into action starting at Pine Avenue.

In addition to cautioning drivers of their speed and increasing safety, the speed trailer will track, analyze, and report data and information in order for Police to learn traffic flows and driving patterns.   


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Posted on: September 7, 2018

Speed Limit Reduced on First Street

First Street Speed Limit

In an effort to improve pedestrian and vehicle safety, the speed limit on First Street has been reduced to 20 mph.

After hearing citizen concerns, and reaching out to businesses on First Street, Mayor Kartak ordered the reduced speed limit. Yesterday, the City Street Department installed the new speed limit signs. 

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Posted on: September 6, 2018

City Proposes Four Comprehensive Plan Amendments for 2018

Land Use

The Washington State Growth Management Act allows the City to amend the Comprehensive Plan once a year.

This year, four City-initiated proposals are being reviewed by the Planning Commission before they make a recommendation to the City Council.

The four proposals are to:

  • Merge the Parks and the Open Space land use designations into a single Parks, Open Space...
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Posted on: August 14, 2018

Summer 2018 City of Snohomish Quarterly Magazine

Summer Quarterly Newsflash Image

The Summer 2018 Quarterly Magazine has been mailed out and is also available online.

The purpose of the magazine is to better engage and inform you regarding your City services. The costs of production are paid for through advertising over time by working with our local businesses and Philips Publishing. So please support your local busin...

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Posted on: July 27, 2018

Upcoming Traffic Delays and Road/Lane Closures

Road Construction Ahead

Expect traffic delays and road/lane closures due to construction projects inside the City’s limits.

Below is a map of the current City of Snohomish 2018 Construction Projects. The following roads will be paved in the upcoming months of 2018:

  • Fourth Street between Avenue E and Maple Avenue (late August, 2018)
  • Cypress Avenue, east of Pine Avenue (late Fall,...
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Posted on: October 17, 2018

This Week's City News

weekly newsletter

Catch up on City happenings, announcements, and meeting information.

Here are some highlights of recent City news:

  • October 16 Council Meeting Audio
  • Right-of-Way Leaf Removal Process
  • Upcoming Planning Department Closure
  • and more...

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