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M-PHS unveils latest piece from State Art Collection By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com

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Seattle Pacific University professor Roger Feldman stands in front of the new sculpture he designed at Marysville-Pilchuck High School during it’s unveiling on Jan. 24.

A new piece of Washington’s State Art Collection was unveiled at MarysvillePilchuck High School on Jan. 24 with the reveal of the ‘HopeGate.’ All schools are qualified to apply to the Washington State Arts Commission when building new construction, which M-PHS did when they built their new commons room. The Art in Public Places Program, which is funded with 0.5 percent of statefunded construction, helps put art pieces near these construction projects. “Thank you all for joining us here on this windy day for the official unveiling of our new artwork,” said M-PHS Principal Christine Bromley. “It’s an honor to be here today to dedicate this artwork for Marysville-Pilchuck High School. There was a committee involved

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in this process and we began almost exactly two years ago,” said Marissa Laubscher, who is an Arts in Public Places project manager and served on the district’s committee to bring the project together. In addition to Laubscher, committee members included Dave Rose, M-PHS principal at the time, Ricky Belmont, a Tulalip Tribes advocate, Louie Jones, an M-PHS ceramic teacher, Pete Lundberg, with the See HOPEGATE on page 2

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Doris Drohin, a staff member at the Arlington Community Resource Center, helps pack some items for homeless individuals at the Suds ’n Duds laundromat during the Point-inTime Count on Jan. 23.

Point-in-Time Count assesses homelessness By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com Volunteers and local organizations came out to help assess the local homeless population during the Point-in-Time Count in Snohomish County on Jan. 23. The national count is meant to assess the number

of homeless individuals in each community. Last year there were 599 homeless individuals counted as part of the event. “It’s going really well. We just had about 20-ish volunteers this morning,” said Nikki Rossiter, volunteer

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Tulalip Bay Fire District puts levy on Feb. 11 ballot By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com The Tulalip Bay Fire District will have an Emergency Medical Services levy on the Feb. 11 ballot meant to maintain their current services. The measure would restore the property tax rate to $0.50 per $1,000 of assessed property value. It is currently at $0.38 per $1,000 of assessed property value. Those funds could only be used for emergency services and related expenses. That would mean an additional $62,000

annually that would help the district keep their current EMS program. “We’re going to use those funds for Emergency Medical Services. We have our ALS [Advanced Life Support] program that we recently put together,” said Tulalip Bay fire chief Ryan Shaughnessy. “The amount isn’t significant enough to increase or add to our services, but it will absolutely help fund and maintain our current services,” he said. Recently the district received their liSee LEVY on page 11

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Capt. Ryan White, with the Tulalip Bay Fire District, checks over some of the emergency supplies from the district on Jan. 23.

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school district board of directors and two students. The Marysville School District was awarded $60,000 for the project. Districts are awarded art funds based on a wide range of criteria, including their commitment to stewardship of the piece, evidence that the artwork will complement school culture and evidence that the school’s committee is diverse and represents a broad community. “We set parameters for what we wanted the sculpture to be and we set goals. That committee really wanted it to be something uplifting and positive that could be a part of the school,” said Laubscher. The committee looked

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and community engagement manager at Housing Hope and coordinator for the north Snohomish County event, headquartered in Smokey Point. “They went through their training and are now out canvassing people for surveys,” said Rossiter. The national count happens on the same day for

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at a number of different potential artists for the project before choosing Seattle Pacific University professor Roger Feldman. “They looked at over 60 artists' portfolios to choose Roger,” said Laubscher. “They really liked the experience. You could walk through many of them or there were interactive components,” she said. Feldman said he chose a gate sculpture because of the transitional nature it represented. “High school is the end of the line and the beginning of a new feature,” he said. “These pieces are joined together and form a passageway,” he said. The gateway also points due west, which is by design. “In American conscious-

ness the west has always represented the unknown, opportunity and hope,” he said. Before he began designing the piece, Feldman also took some inspiration from the Native American roots of the region. “One of the things I did initially is go to different museums for this region,” including the Tulalip Tribes’ Hibulb Cultural Center, he said. In Native design and art he saw a lot of symmetrical patterns, which he brought into the sculpture. “It’s very balanced and stable. Taking that as a clue I arranged the piece you see outside in a symmetrical balanced system,” said Feldman. The sculpture’s ‘leaning forward’ style was also inspired by traditional canoes

that Feldman studied at the Hibulb Cultural Center. Finally, the color of the material was inspired by the historical roots of the region. “They [Native Americans] had to sustain themselves with game and wildlife, and in this region salmon. So that is why the color of the piece is salmon,” said Feldman. The piece now joins 5,000 other pieces of art that are part of the statewide effort. Many local businesses also contributed to the construction of the sculpture, including Smokey Point Concrete, who donated the concrete, Baker & Sons Concrete Construction LLC, who did all the finishing work for free, and We Do Dirt, who excavated the concrete for free.

every community, rain or shine. “It’s a little harder to find people because of the weather. Sometimes that’s the case, but we try to have services like laundry,” said Rossiter. The north county event partnered with Smokey Point laundromat Suds ’n Duds, as they have done for the past few years, to provide laundry services to homeless individuals.

The service helps bring in homeless individuals to be counted. “That is our main thing and it’s pretty successful in the past. We’ve been able to do a lot of surveys there,” said Rossiter. Many of the people who come out for the event are volunteers, although some are working with local nonprofit organizations as well, such as Housing Hope, Cocoon House or local veteran

services. Volunteers said they wanted to help homeless people and local organizations. “We need an accurate count to provide accurate resources,” said volunteer Josh Hillhouse. “I just want to make sure people get the resources they need so they’re not freezing or anything like that. Just give them a little bit of love,” said volunteer Paul Olson. The Point-in-Time Count provides information to local organizations that can be used to address regional need. “It’s really important to get a measurement of what the need is and what homelessness exists in the county. We know that it won’t be an accurate count of exactly how many people there are, but what it can show are trends,” said Rossiter. Parts of the survey also show the different demographics of the local homeless population, which is useful for nonprofit organizations. “We can show the trends from year-to-year. We’re not expecting we’ll be able to count every person there is, but we’re going to do the best we can and can show how this year compares to last year,” said Rossiter. “That’s really important when federal funding and state funding comes into play, that they can see where the need is,” she said. Event organizers wanted to thank all those who came out to help with the day. “I’m just grateful that so many people participate and feel their value in this process,” said Brea Armbruster, marketing manager with Housing Hope. “I think it shows there really is a heart for this in the community. People really do what to address homelessness,” said Rossiter.

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Arlington-Stillaguamish Eagle Festival February 1, Times & Locations Vary www.arlingtonwa.gov/eaglefest

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Father-Daughter Valentines Dance February 1 & 8 5:30pm – 7:00pm and 7:30pm – 9:00pm Cedarcrest Middle School www.marysvillewa.gov

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Estate, Rock and Gem Sale February 1, 10:00am – 4:00pm Everett United Church of Christ www.everettrockclub.com

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Sound Rowers and Paddlers Event February 1, 10:00am – 1:00pm Swinomish Channel www.soundrowers.org

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Beginning Beekeeping February 2, 1:30pm – 4:00pm Arlington Library www.sno-isle.org

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First Wuhan coronavirus case in U.S. appears in Snohomish County By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com A Snohomish County man was recently diagnosed as the first person infected in the U.S. with the Wuhan coronavirus. The virus had never been seen before by scientists until mid-December 2019 when an outbreak started in Wuhan, China. As of Jan. 24, 2020, more than 500 people have been confirmed to have the virus and at least 25 people have died, all in China. A second individual in Chicago has also been identified with the Wuhan coronavirus as of press time. As this is a new infection scientists are not sure how long patients are infection for. The virus is described as a respiratory virus with symptoms similar to the common cold or the flu. The incubation period is believed to be for about 14 days. “The virus has recently been identified in a resident from Washington state,” said Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee. As of Jan. 24 health officials say a few more than 40 people had contact with the infected individual in the U.S. Inslee said that “high anxiety” is not called for at this time. “There isn’t a risk level that suggests anybody should be doing anything they wouldn’t normally do,” he said. “However, we do

take this very seriously.” Washington State Secretary of Health John Wiseman agreed that the risk was low. “At this point people should follow their normal routine,” he said. Wiseman said the same general health tips should be followed, so people should stay home if sick and wash their hands. Those who come down with flu or cold symptoms do not need to be concerned unless they have had some exposure to the Wuhan area of China, officials say. A hotline from the Washington State Department of Health is now available for those with questions about the Wuhan coronavirus. It is available by dialing 1-800-525-0127 and pressing #. Providence Regional Medical Center Everett took in the infected individual. “The patient is currently in satisfactory condition,” said Dr. Jay Cook, chief medical officer at Providence. “The person-to-person transmission is believed to be relatively low, however out of an abundance of caution we have put them in an isolation unit,” he said. The infected individual was returning from a trip to China. They are an immigrant and legal resident of the U.S., and Inslee said they were traveling to their “original home” as part of the trip.

“On Jan. 15, he returned, through SeaTac Airport, to his residence,” said Inslee. Soon after the individual came down with an illness and visited the clinic. “At that time it was recommended to him that he stay in isolation at his home,” said Inslee. By Jan. 19 “the samples were tested by the CDC in Atlanta and were confirmed.” The individual with the infection was transported to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett and put in an isolated room. The room was built by the hospital in response to the Ebola outbreak of a couple years ago and this is the first time it’s been put to the test. The ventilation for the room does not circulate to other patients. Many organizations have come together in response to the infection. “Once we learned about the case the Snohomish Health District coordinated with Snohomish County emergency responders to bring the patient to Providence,” said Dr. Chris Spitters, health officer for the Snohomish Health District. CDC officials also came to the state to help with response and identifying potential exposure risks. “No one wants to be the first in the nation with this problem,” said Spitters, but so far the response has gone smoothly.

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Tulalip Heritage defeats Grace Academy 38-31 By Andrew Hines sports@northcountyoutlook.com Two of the top teams in the 1B Northwest girls basketball division matched up as the 7-1 Grace Academy Eagles hosted the 5-3 Tulalip Heritage Hawks on Jan. 23. The Eagles opened the game on a 6-2 run as they controlled the pace and kept the ball moving to find open looks. About a minute after their start the Hawks took a

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Aeris Fredrickson, Eagles’ junior guard, brings the ball up the court as she looks for the pass along the perimeter in the first quarter against the Tulalip Heritage Hawks at Grace Academy on Jan. 23.

time out after falling behind 8-5. After the break they came out looking to work the ball into the paint and using their size to create on both ends. At the end of the first quarter Grace Academy was able to hold a small lead, 11-8. In the second quarter the speed of the game slowed down, as neither team seemed to be able to find the bottom of the net. After a low scoring quarter to close the half the Eagles held a four point lead, 16-12. Coming out of halftime the Eagles were looking to score as they took shots from beyond the arc and went on an explosive 9-5 run before the Hawks were forced to call a time out. With five minutes left in the third quarter, Tulalip Heritage began to key in on the Grace Academy shooters and forced them inside where they had the size advantage. The Hawks began to outrebound and force up second chance points as they went on a 9-2 run over the rest of the quarter, trailing the Eagles 27-26. With several injuries to their ballhandlers early in the final quarter, Tulalip Heritage went inside once again as they took their first lead with 4:51 left on the clock, 31-29. Over the next five minutes of the game the Hawks continued to use their size mismatch and Grace Academy was unable to hit their open shots. In the end, Tulalip Heritage took the victory, 38-31. “I think we battled really hard, but it was just a tough matchup

with their size. We are a good shooting team, have excellent teamwork and we limit teams on the defensive end. There are a bunch of good teams in this league so we just need to keep competing the rest of the way,” said Grace Academy Head Coach Bill Kelley. The Eagles were led by their duo of junior guard Aeris Fredrickson and sophomore wing Heidi Impola. Fredrickson led the team in points with 14, two three-pointers made, four assists, five rebounds and an unbelievable six steals. Impola raised her level of play on both ends of the court with 13 points, four three-pointers, one assist, five rebounds, two steals and three blocks. The other three starters for Grace Academy did their part behind Emily Fredrickson, Heather Scott and Kathryn Fehme. Fredrickson, senior, started at guard and scored two points while grabbing three rebounds. Scott, junior, and Fehme, sophomore, worked on the wing as they combined for two points, two assists, five rebounds and two steals. “This was one of our best games this season in terms of our effort. We pride ourselves on our defense and we came in wanting to limit their shots on each possession. It came down to our fundamentals, getting our rebounds and moving the ball,” said Tulalip Heritage Head Coach Marc Robinson. The Hawks had huge games from their junior forward Kris-

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Tulalip Heritage’s senior guard Deachae Jones, left, pushes the possession up the sideline as the Eagles’ senior guard Emily Fredrickson, right, defends at Grace Academy on Jan. 23. lyn Parks and sophomore center Jacynta Myles-Gilford. Parks had the game-high in points with 17 along with four three-pointers, one assist, nine rebounds and two steals. Myles-Gilford put up a jawdropping double-double with 13 points and 21 rebounds, as well as one assist and four blocks. The Hawks' high-powered duo, Nakoyia Fryberg and Hazel Blacktomahawk, did what they could with their touches. Fryberg, junior forward, hit two threes for

six points with two assists and two rebounds. Blacktomahawk, sophomore forward, put up two points of her own with four rebounds and one steal. Your last chance to support the Eagles at home will be against the Lummi Nation Blackhawks on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 5:30 p.m. The Hawks no longer have any home games this regular season as their final game will be away against the Shoreline Christian Chargers on Monday, Feb. 3, at 5:30 p.m.

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Chargers get victory over Seagulls By Andrew Hines sports@northcountyoutlook.com

The Marysville Getchell boys basketball team travelled to face the Everett Seagulls as they battled to work their way up the Wesco 3A standings on Jan 24. From the tip-off both teams went back and forth, trying to find the holes in each other’s game. The Seagulls hit the first three-pointer and the Chargers answered back with two shots from in close as Everett called the first time out down 4-3. Over the next few minutes they continued to battle as they found themselves tied at 10-10 with two minutes to go. Over the final two minutes of the quarter Marysville Getchell took off on a 9-0 run to end the quarter with a 19-10 lead. To open the second quarter the Chargers continued to pull ahead with a 4-0 run to lead 23-10 as the Seagulls called another time out. Over the remainder of the quarter Everett began to outhustle and outrebound Marysville Getchell to produce second-chance opportunities. With their hard work in the paint, the Seagulls went on a 15-7 run to bring themselves closer to the Chargers as they entered halftime down 3025. In the third quarter both teams struggled on the defensive end as the offense came out firing everything they had. Each team was able to put together their runs but neither one was able to pull away with a significant lead. The Chargers were able to barely outscore the Seagulls in the quarter, 20-18, as they entered the final quarter 50-43. Over the first four minutes of the fourth quarter Marysville Getchell battled in

the paint and moved the ball around to find open lanes on their way to a 9-4 run. With a 12 point lead, 59-47, in the last few minutes of the game the Chargers kept Everett at bay and continued to roll. In the end, Marysville Getchell took the victory 69-50. “They started outrebounding us at the end of the first half, but I’m glad about how we came out in the second half and fought back to close the game out. We’ve been stressing it on them that we have size and we should be able to win the battle on the boards, and they responded,” said Marysville Getchell Head Coach Corby Schuh. Marysville Getchell was led by their high-powered junior guard duo of Malakhi Knight and Josiah Koellmer. Knight led the team in points, threepointers and rebounds as he finished with 29 points, seven three-pointers, three assists, nine rebounds and one block. Koellmer used his speed and shooting to drop 18 points, four threepointers, four assists, two rebounds and one steal. The Chargers’ juniors Cole Norton, Alex Owens and Landyn Olson filled out the rest of the starting unit. Norton filled the stat sheet with six points, one three-pointer, two assists, three rebounds and one block. Owens was only able to tally two points but added on three assists, four rebounds and one block. Olson played hard down low as he grabbed five rebounds, scored four points and dished two assists. Senior forward Will Dunn and junior forward Austin Townsend provided a spark off the bench. Dunn scored six points in limited minutes with two assists, four rebounds and two steals.

The Marysville-Pilchuck boys wrestling team hosted a late regular season match against the Arlington Eagles on Jan. 21. Marysville-Pilchuck went on a dominate run from the very first matchup as they rattled off five pins in a row to get out to a 30-0 lead over Arlington. After falling behind early, the Eagles started to chip away at the lead with victories by decision, pin and forfeit as they got on the scoreboard down 30-15. Over the next few matches the Eagles earned two wins by pin and the Tomahawks took one by pin as well to set the score with a Pilchuck lead at 36-27. In the 145-pound weight class Marysville-Pilchuck secured the dual meet win with a major decision to pull ahead to 40-27. With two matches left the Eagles were too far behind as they earned one pin and lost the final match by technical fall. The Tomahawks walked away with the 45-33 victory. “We just need to try and put up a full lineup because we’ve been struggling with some weight and injuries this season. We just need to focus in and get healthy for these last couple of matches and into the postseason. We have

a few guys that are going to surprise some people,” said Marysville-Pilchuck Head Coach Marcus Haughian. The Tomahawks had four senior wrestlers who finished their matches in the first round including Cayden White, Kamiakin Craig, Austin Davis and Justin Albee. White, 182-pounds, had an incredible performance as he finished his match almost instantly with a fall eight seconds in. Craig, 195-pounds, and Davis, 126-pounds, both finished their matches in under a minute with pins 51 and 55 seconds into the first round, respectively. Albee, 285-pounds, finished his match in a little over a minute as he took the victory with 38 seconds left in the first round. Outside of the first round pins, Marysville-Pilchuck had two other seniors who finished their matches by pin. Mauro Bejar, 170-pounds, took the victory just 13 seconds into the second round of the match. Kalisto, 220-pounds, was also able to earn the pin in the second round as he finished it with 38 seconds left in the round. “We made too many mistakes and frustrating mistakes. We’re young and we have a lot to work on to finish this season strong,”

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Chargers’ junior guard Alex Owens slips through the Everett defense and gets to the rim as he scores in the second half at Everett High School on Jan. 24. Townsend came in to use his height and fight for rebounds as he had five rebounds and scored four points. “We’re going to keep working hard and we are looking to win every single game we play. This group is hungry, they’re playing hard and they are coming in with the mindset that we are going to beat whoever we play. It’s great to watch and it’s fun to coach,” said Coach Schuh. The Chargers next home game will be against the currently undefeated Stanwood Spartans on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 7:15 p.m.

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Marysville-Pilchuck’s senior 285-pound wrestler Justin Albee locks up with the Eagles’ sophomore Hunter Strande at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on Jan. 21. said Arlington Head Coach Jonny Gilbertson. The Eagles had four of their wrestlers finish their matches by pin behind underclassmen Gabe Price, Trevor Latta, Cole Phillips and Eric Vogel. Price, 152-pound sophomore, had the quickest finish for his team as he took the victory 23 seconds into the second round. Latta, 138-pound sophomore, also secured his pin in the second round as he finished it in 3:14. Phillips, 126-pound sophomore, battled back and forth through-

out his match and was able to take the win 21 seconds into the third round. Vogel, freshman 113-pounds, was the youngest wrestler to win by pin as he took the victory in the final round with 1:20 left on the clock. The Tomahawks will host their final home match of this season on Wednesday, Jan. 29, against the Oak Harbor Wildcats. The next night, the Eagles will also host their final home match against the Marysville Getchell Chargers on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m.

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Marysville Fire District receives Class 3 rating By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com The Marysville Fire District was rated slightly higher this year for its fire protection by the Washington Surveying and Rating Bureau. This could mean lower insurance payments for those who own property in Fire District 12. The bureau rates fire districts with a “Protection Class” from 1 to 10, with 1 being the best rating. After this recent audit the entire Marysville Fire District was rated as Class 3. The district is a Regional Fire Authority consisting of the Marysville city limits and Fire District 12 (some of the outlying areas in Tulalip and around the city).

Before this year the district was a Class 3 in the city, but a class 4 in Fire District 12. “We’re excited about the rating,” said Tom Maloney, Fire Marshal with the Marysville Fire District. “We achieved that five years ago in the city of Marysville, but we improved our ability to service Fire District 12,” he said. The rating applies to residential and commercial properties within five miles of a fire station, and having adequate fire hydrants and water supplies. The Washington Surveying and Rating Bureau looks at a number of factors when making the determination. “When they come in and do the audit they look at all the areas of fire service,”

said Maloney. They inspect dispatching, water supply, emergency communication, maintenance of equipment, training of personnel and fire prevention divisions. “All of these things are evaluated and given a number and then those are all added up to give you a final ranting,” said Maloney. Since their last audit about five years ago, Maloney said “there’s a couple of areas that improved somewhat for us.” He said the district has increased staffing since the previous audit which has improved fire response. “The fire prevention division was improved, as well, because we had a couple of national certifications,” said Maloney.

Other improvements in the rating were simply better record keeping, said Maloney, in that the district could now better show the maintenance and training they put into their equipment and personnel. Maloney said they were happy with the results from the bureau. “Over the last few years since the last audit we looked where we were deficient,” and the district worked to improve those areas, he said. “We’re one of 49 agencies in the state with a 3 or better rating,” Maloney said. The protection classes determined by the Washington Surveying and Rating Bureau are used by insurance companies to determine fire risk to property. Higher ratings often mean lower insurance payments for property owners. Fire District 12 will officially be rated as Class 3 effective May 2020. “While homeowners could see a minimal de-

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Marysville Fire District captain Ty Siegert checks some of the equipment on one of the district’s fire engines on April 26, 2019. crease in their insurance, the biggest impact here is likely to be the commercial properties which will could see a good saving,” said Maloney. The district was happy to see they had made progress

in their operations. “For us, this is impactful because we want to be able to provide a better service,” he said. “And if we can pass the taxpayer some benefit, hopefully saving them some money, that is good too."

Arlington cancels utilities rate increase for 8th consecutive year Customers of Arlington’s water, sewer, and stormwater utilities will see no increase in their utility bill in 2020. At the Tuesday, Jan. 21, Council meeting, the Arlington City Council voted unanimously to cancel a planned 2020 rate in-

crease for water, sewer and stormwater utilities, the eighth year in a row they have taken such action. Mayor Barb Tolbert called the City Council's 2020 rescinding of utility rates increases for the eighth consecutive year a

win for Arlington residents and businesses, stating “our City Council and staff have worked hard to hold the line on costs for the past eight years.” Each year the City Council and staff review the utility budget and consider whether an increase in utility rates is needed, based on an adjustment to the Consumer Price Index for the Seattle-TacomaBremerton area. Since 2010, the city ordinance has required a mandatory public utilities rate increase each year for Arlington residents and commercial customers. However, this is the eighth year in a row that the council’s vote made an exception, maintaining the water, sewer, and stormwater rates unchanged since 2012.

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The future of the Arlington Community Resource Center was uncertain but now it appears Volunteers of America Western Washington will step up to run the organization. The center helps families and individuals in need get connected to services meant to help them get housing, keep the housing they have, provide mental health or behavioral support and help them find jobs. Lutheran Community Services operated the Arlington Community Resource Center (ACRC) for five years, however they announced recently that they had to step back due to loss of grant funding. Their final day with the center will be Feb. 6. “We’re very excited about the prospect of Volunteers of America coming in to take over the center,” said Kristin Banfield, communications manager with the city of Arlington. “They’ve stepped up to the plate so quickly for this,” she said. Volunteers of Ameri-

ca Western Washington (VOAWW) also runs a family resource center in Sultan/ Sky Valley as well, so they have experience in the area. The arrangement is still in the process of being finalized, although a preliminary agreement has been approved by VOAWW and the city of Arlington. “They’re working on some of the final details,” said Banfield, and officials will be having some more meetings. “Additional information is likely coming soon,” said Banfield. VOAWW hopes to take over the center beginning Feb. 9. “That leaves just one day where the center would be closed,” said Banfield, meaning only a tiny gap in services for the center. “We’re excited that VOAWW can step up. It came together very quickly,” said Banfield. Organizations like Snohomish County Human Services and the Community Foundation of Snohomish County, as well as state Rep. Carolyn Eslick, helped to connect Arlington with the VOAWW, according to Banfield.

“We’re just incredibly thankful for Rep. Eslick and partners for pointing us in the right direction to help make this happen,” said Banfield. The city reacted quickly when they heard about the potential shutdown of the ACRC. The center grew out of the support that helped families impacted by the Oso mudslide, but continued on to bring an official center to Arlington to help all families. “The community resource center has provided such a valuable tool for our community,” said Banfield. “The amount of service they have provided has been amazing,” she said. Many families got into shelter and many more also were prevented from losing their homes because of services they got connected to their, said Banfield. “They also helped people connect with counseling, mental illness help, substance abuse help. It truly was a wrap-around service,” she said. Those types of services will now be able to continue in the city if VOAWW takes over this February.

By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com Arlington City Council member Joshua Roundy resigned on Jan. 11 and applications are now being accepted to fill the vacancy. Council member Roundy said he is leaving the Council for personal reasons. “I want to thank the city of Arlington, the staff, the Council, the mayor, and the voters of our community for the great opportunity. I have valued my time on the Council and wish everyone the best moving forward,” he wrote. The city of Arlington is accepting applications for the vacant City Council seat until 5 p.m. on Feb. 5. The online application is available at the city’s website at arlingtonwa.gov/396. “Those without internet access can give us a call here at the mayor’s office,” said Kristin Banfield, communications manager for the city of Arlington. The number for the mayor’s office is 360-403-3441. Those applying must be a registered voter who have lived within Arlington city limits for at least one year.

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“By state law the appointed person would have to run for election during the next city council elections in 2021,” if they want to retain the seat, said Banfield. “City Council members are a really important piece of the city,” said Banfield. “They are often more of the vision portion of the organization.” The Council helps set the direction and goals of city staff. “It allows the staff to fulfill their priorities with the actual boots on the ground work,” said Banfield. One of the biggest responsibilities for the City Council is approving Arlington’s biennial budget, which is coming up soon. “A huge portion of time this upcoming year will be for that,” said Banfield. Members also spend a lot of time looking at the services provided by the city. “They look at questions like ‘how do we provide additional services with the incoming growth?’” she said. Arlington is scheduled to continue growing so there are a lot of challenges and decisions for City Council members, said Banfield.

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“It really is an exciting and critical time here at the city,” she said. The Council plans to begin reviewing applications Feb. 10. All eligible candidates are scheduled to be interviewed on Feb. 18. The current City Council will ultimately decide the appointee. By state law, the City Council has until April 11, 2020, to fill the vacancy. The Snohomish County Council has the power to make a selection if the Arlington City Council has not by that date. “If anyone has questions or problems filling their application they can contact us,” said Banfield.

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By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com The Marysville Rotary honored Marysville-Pilchuck High School student Zachary Schalo with their Rotary Service Award on Jan. 23. The award is meant to recognize and celebrate those who give back to their community through volunteer service. “Every month we select one student in the Marysville School District and on behalf of Marysville Rotary, give out an award for community service,” said Marysville Rotary member Daryn Bundy. “We want to recognize the people that step up and go above and beyond,” he said. Schalo was honored for his work with many different organizations in the community. In the month of December he volunteered with three different organizations, according to

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Marysville-Pilchuck High School student Zachary Schalo, left, receives the Rotary Service Award on Jan. 23 from Rotary member Daryn Bundy. NJROTC teacher at Marysville-Pilchuck High School Kathleen Wilde. “He is involved in his school and in his community. He is described as a servant leader,” she said. Throughout his community Schalo has been a part of different groups. “I do a whole bunch,” he said, such as volunteering with the Marysville Community Food Bank. “I helped with their Thanksgiving dinner. It was a great experience there,” he said. He also said he helps out his fellow classmates in NJROTC with understanding the chain of command and enjoys helping his fellow students at the school. “Over the summer I helped my mom with the

golf course out at Battle Creek,” he said. Schalo said he enjoys helping people in various ways throughout the city of Marysville. “Everything from manual labor to just helping people in need. I just love doing that,” he said. “I like just being able to help people that need it. I just like helping people,” he said. As part of the recognition Schalo also received a monetary award. “We’re sponsored by Les Schwab so we also gave you a check for $100,” said Bundy, which is meant to provide some additional encouragement for those who give their time volunteering. “We want to tell every-

one to get out and help in the community. It’s as easy as getting out to help a fellow student study, helping at a food bank or going out to the Y. It’s so much help to our communities,” said Bundy. Bundy also said that scholarship season is approaching for graduating seniors and encouraged students to consider applying for local Rotary scholarships. The Marysville club provides scholarships to students in Lakewood, Granite Falls and Marysville. Last year they gave out $173,500 in scholarships, which started at $1,000 and went up to $20,000. Those who want to apply can do so at thewashboard. org.

Legal Notices LEGAL NOTICE SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR SNOHOMISH COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: LOIS J. HEICHEL, Deceased, NO. 20-4-00056-31, PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS, RCW 11.40.030

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The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1) (c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and RCW 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: January 29, 2020 Personal Representative Barbara J. Jacobsmeyer Attorney for Personal Representative: Steven J. Peiffle, WSBA #14704 Address for Mailing or Service: P.O. Box 188, 103 North Street, Arlington, WA 98223

LEGAL NOTICE SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE ADOPTION You are hereby notified that on January 21, 2020, the City Council of the City of Arlington, Washington, did adopt Ordinance No. 2020-001 entitled, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ARLINGTON, WASHINGTON AMENDING ARLINGTON MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 13.12 PERTAINING TO UTILITY RATES” This ordinance is effective five days from passage and publication, except as otherwise specified in the ordinances. The full text of the ordinances are available to interested persons and will be mailed upon request. Wendy Van Der Meersche, City Clerk, City of Arlington

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LEGAL NOTICE SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR SNOHOMISH COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF DARYL JAY HAMERLY, Deceased, NO. 20-4-00095-31, PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS, RCW 11.40.030 The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1) (c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and RCW 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: January 29, 2020 Personal Representative: Tagen Lehman Attorney for Personal Representative: Breanne W. Martin, WSBA #44519 Address for Mailing or Service: P.O. Box 188, 103 North Street, Arlington, WA 98223 Court of probate proceedings and cause number: Snohomish County Superior Court, Cause No. 20-4-00095-31


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www.northcountyoutlook.com January 29 - February 4 Ready Readers Preschool Storytime: Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. For ages 3-5. Caregiver required. Supported by Friends of the Arlington Library. Wednesday, Jan. 29, beginning at 10:30 a.m., at the Arlington Library, 135 N. Washington Ave.

Toddler Storytime: Jump and bounce into a magical world of stories, music and movements that nurture the desire to read in toddlers. For ages 18 months to 3 years. Caregiver required. Held Mondays, Feb. 3, 10 and 24 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Arlington Library, 135 N. Washington Ave. Beginning Bookkeeping, Parts 3 & 4: Just starting out as a beekeeper? Learn what you need to have a

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Book Sale: There will be a Book Sale on Saturday, Feb. 8, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Marysville United Methodist Church, 5600 64th St. NE.There will be a variety of books for sale— fiction, nonfiction, children's and many more. Tweens & Teens Win-It Wednesday: Middle and high school students: You're out of school early today, so join us for We Didn't Playtest This At All, a fun, fast-paced card game. Win a snackish reward just for playing. Wednesday, Feb. 12, beginning at noon, at the Arlington Library, 135 N. Washington Ave. Friends of the Arlington Library Book & Bake Sale: The February theme is "Romance!" Great books, baked goods and gifts available at bargain prices. Something for everyone. Proceeds support the Arlington Library. Held Tuesday, Feb. 11, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Wednesday, Feb. 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Arlington Library, 135 N. Washington Ave.

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Have a Heart for Kids: The Skagit Valley Hospital Foundation will hold its 17th annual Have a Heart for Kids benefit dinner at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, at Il Granaio Italian Restaurant, 100 W. Montgomery St. in Mount Vernon. The event includes a champagne reception, special prize drawing, program presentation and six-course Italian meal with wine hosted by Il Granaio owner/chef Alberto Candivi. $100 per person. Proceeds benefit Skagit Regional Health’s Children’s Therapy Program. For tickets and event information, call the Foundation Office at 360-814-5747 or visit https://www.skagitregionalhealth.org/foundation/ foundation-events/have-aheart-kids.

Delta Ave. in Marysville. The Comeford Genealogy Class is a group of people interested unlearning about their family history. Each week they will present information created by certified genealogists via webinar, speaker or DVD.

CTA Fabric Sale: Snohomish County Clothing Textile Advisors are preparing for their 10th Annual Fabric Salee. Now they are collecting donations of fabric, notions, needlework, yarn, related supplies and equipment. Proceeds will go to local scholarships, grants and sewing classes. Call Arlene, 425-743-0118 for additional details..

Stillaguamish Senior Center: The Stillaquamish Senior Center at Smokey Point is looking for participants to join them in the following activities whether you are a member or not. Volunteers always needed. Mah Jong Mondays, 1-4 p.m.; Bingo - Tuesdays  and Fridays; Cribbage - Tuesdays, 1-4 p.m.; Popcorn and movie - Wednesdays, 12:45 p.m.; Stamp and Scrap - 1st & 3rd Thurs 10 - 1 Karaoke - 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 1-3 p.m.; Bunco - 2nd Thursday, 1-4 p.m.; and Jam Session - 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 1-3 p.m. Call the center for more details at 360-653-4551.

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Binky Patrol: Binky Patrol, which meets at a private home in Marysville, provides quilts and afghans to Snohomish County infants and children who need comfort. Volunteer knitters, quilters and crocheters are needed, as well as donations of fabric, batting, thread or money to buy sewing supplies. All levels of experience are welcome. For more information: call Ernalee Munday at 360-659-7198.

Assistance for veterans: Military Veterans seeking help with the VA may contact American Legion Post 178, 119 Cedar Ave., Marysville. Messages may be left on the Post phone, 360-6530155. A service officer will return your call. Post 178 meets the third Thursday of each month. The Post has a social/coffee hour at 6:00 PM and the meeting starts a 7:00 PM. All veterans are invited to visit and learn how the Legion serves our community.”

Volunteers for Animal Care Wanted: The NOAH Center in Stanwood is looking for volunteers. NOAH offers several volunteer opportunities to help care for their adoptable animals. If you are interested in volunteering you can go to their website at www.thenoahcenter.org or call 360-6297055.

Jam Session for People with Disabilities: Youth and adults of all abilities are invited to Village Music and Arts Friday jam sessions featuring live music by Jon Dalgarn and Voices of the Village. Bring your own instrument or use theirs. Sessions are every Friday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 338 North McLeod, Arlington, WA. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Call Michelle at 360-653-7752 ext. 14 for more information or to sign up.


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cense to perform advanced life support, instead of just the basic life support they had already provided. “In this last year, for the first time in the history of this fire department, we became a paramedic life support agency,” said Deputy Chief James Reinhardt. “We’re making real historic leaps as far as progress goes." That means paramedics are closer for emergency response for the fire district's jurisdiction (which is the majority of the Tulalip reservation).

“Our goal is to make this a 24-hour Advanced Life Support with a medic unit coming out of this station,” said Shaughnessy. He said that was possible in the near future. Currently the district has five staff members going through paramedic training. “That increased level of medical care comes with a price tag and we’re trying to do what we can to continue that service,” said Reinhardt. The district has already been stocking up to provide better medical services with their new license, he said.

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“We just purchased a brand new defibrillator that cost us $40,000,” said Reinhardt. “That’s a piece of equipment that we use to protect the lives of people in the community.” The funding from the levy will be going toward areas like education, training and pay raises as well. “We’re a newer department so we have fairly significant pay raises coming to everybody as they move along in their steps for their union contract,” said Shaughnessy. The Tulalip Bay Fire District’s levy also allows the district to collect up to 6 percent more each year for the next six years, as long as the total tax rate doesn’t increase above $0.50 per $1,000 of assessed property value. Normally these types of levies can only increase 1 percent each year. “A couple of our neighboring districts have done this. State law says we can increase up to 6 percent each year as long as that is voted on,” said Shaughnessy. “It allows us to keep up with rising costs and also requires us every six years to go back to the voters,” he said. The district is not obligated to increase their collections 6 percent each

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year and ultimately those decisions are left up to the Tulalip Bay Fire District board of commissioners. Shaughnessy noted that levies are only a portion of the funding the Tulalip Bay Fire District receives and they also seek community partners and grants to help offset costs as well. “The Tulalip Tribes have been overly generous this past couple of years and they really want to help improve our services,” Shaughnessy said. He said he looks forward to seeing the levy results. “It’s a report card for us on how we’re doing with our citizens. If they’re happy with the product they’re receiving and how we’re running our services, they’re likely to vote ‘yes,’” said Shaughnessy. The district is working with a PR firm to create some pamphlets to distribute at local grocery stores with information about the levy, said Shaughnessy. He expects that effort to begin the first week of February. Shaughnessy and Reinhardt said they are available at the fire station to talk with residents who have questions about the levy measure as well. The telephone number for the Tulalip Bay Fire Station is 360-659-2416.

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n WHISTLING GARDENER

Time to get some dirt under those fingernails Let’s face it, and there is an compared to othever-expanding er regions of our list of chores that country, we have I need to attend it pretty darn to, starting with good when it removing all of last year’s foliage comes to winter. By Steve Smith Occasional snow from my hellerarely sticks around for bores. Hellebores in general more than a week or two, nighttime lows are usu- are easy perennials to grow, ally above freezing and the but they will definitely benday temps can even get up efit from cutting off the into the 50’s. Nothing stays old leaves and leaving just dormant for very long, in the emerging flower stalks. fact we can have quite of This action helps showcase variety of plants that ac- the flowers and minimize tually bloom in our mild any foliar diseases that can maritime winters. Life is be transmitted from the old good if you are a gardener growth. Another shade pein the northwest. rennial, Epimedium, also Now that the “arctic benefits from literally beblast” is behind us, it’s time ing mowed to the ground to get back into the swing now before its flowers of things. I was shocked the emerge in mid-February. other day to see that my as- Late this month and all sorted clumps of daffodils through February are critiare already 6 to 8 inches tall cal months for doing all and I still haven’t removed sorts of pruning and if you last year’s leaf litter from need advice, don’t hesitate around them. Normally I to consult with a Certified can put this chore off until Professional Horticulturist. early February, but not this Most garden centers will year. Hopefully, by the time have several on staff. you read this I will have The more diverse your cleaned out all of my flower garden is, the more likely beds (being careful not to damage those emerging bulbs) and moved all the debris to the compost pile. A subsequent light dusting of lime, a bit of organic fertilizer, and a fresh one-inch layer of compost should put everything in a good mood to start growing. I know it will put me in a good mood, just to feel like I am ahead of the game. It’s easy to forget that most of us have had the last two and half months off from gardening chores. Once the leaves were raked and the lawn mowed for the final time, there wasn’t much to do other than making sure the bird feeders were filled, there was fresh water in the bird baths, and any containers or beds under the eaves were well hydrated. Now however, vacation is over

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Hellebores blooming in Steve Smith's yard.

that you are going to attract a wider range of birds and other creatures. If some of that diversity includes winter blooming shrubs and perennials, chances are you will be graced with hummingbirds looking for nectar and pollen. Adding more traditional feed-

ers will also help draw in all kinds of birds. Whether birds, bats, bees, butterflies, or bugs (the good ones of course) are your thing, this is a good time to shop for feeders and houses that will encourage all of these creatures to hang out in your garden. It’s part of the full

meal deal that we call gardening. Despite the fact that we will still have some frosty nights, winter is over as far as I am concerned. My garden is waking up and calling me to get involved with cleaning, pruning and even planting. It’s time to

get those hands dirty again, so don’t let the garden train pull out of the station without you on it.

Steve Smith is the owner of Sunnyside Nursery in Marysville, WA and can be reached at info@sunnysidenursery.net

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