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News bites for September 20, 2017

First Street repaving work

SNOHOMISH — Downtown parking and traffic will be impacted by asphalt grinding of First Street between Union and Lincoln avenues. The work is anticipated to begin within the next two weeks, the city said. Once the grinding is done, paving will occur the following day unless there is rainy weather. Both grinding and paving will take one to two days each to complete.
There will be no parking allowed during this phase of construction. Signs will be posted in advance.
Expect temporary lane closures and traffic delays during both grinding and paving. For questions about the construction, contact city project engineer Andrew Sics at 360-282-3174 or or public works inspector
Tim Cross at 360-282-3193 or
The city last week finished grinding and repaving a majority of Lincoln Avenue south of Second Street. It also conducted sidewalk concrete work near the corner of First Street and Union Avenue.

CHC wins substance abuse grant

EVERETT — The Community Health Center of Snohomish County
(CHC) in Everett is one of two dozen federal grant recipients to increase access for patients and families to services involving substance use and mental health. The awards will help fund training to support the expansion of mental health and substance use services and their integration into
primary care.
CHC received $175,700 and is the only recipient from
Snohomish County. The CHC has five low-income clinics countywide, two of which are in Everett.
The $4 million in grants were awarded through the
federal Health Resources and Service Administration.
U.S. Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray announced the grants last week.

Upcoming candidate forums

The Snohomish County League of Women Voters is holding three upcoming forums for mayoral and City Council candidates in Snohomish and Everett.
The Snohomish forum will be Saturday, Oct. 7 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Snohomish High PAC, 1316 5th St.
The Everett forum will be Monday, Sept. 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in meeting rooms 1 and 2 at the Snohomish County Campus in the Drewel Building, 3000 Rockefeller Ave.
in Everett. A candidate forum for Sultan is also scheduled.

Port outlays application process to fill vacancy

EVERETT — Applications are being accepted for a vacancy at the Port of Everett now through Oct. 16.
Commissioner Troy McClelland resigned Aug. 29 because he moved to Massachusetts for a new job.
To apply, the application is online at and applications are only being taken online.
Qualifying applicants must reside in the port’s District 1 generally in Everett. The district formally encompasses portions of
the waterfront area in North Everett, and east to the Snohomish River.
Applicants also must show proof of residency, and proof of voter registration.
The appointment lasts until the next regular port election in 2019. Anyone in the seat wanting to continue would have to stand for re-election.
The appointment selection will be made at the Tuesday, Nov. 2 port commissioners’ meeting.
For questions, For more information, contact Lisa Lefeber at 425-388-0617 or by email at


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