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BDS Planning & Urban Design founder Brian Scott presented his strategy for downtown Monroe during the Monroe City Council meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 1. BDS was hired by the city in April and has been working on a strategy since May.	 Photo by Chris Hendrickson
BDS Planning & Urban Design founder Brian Scott presented his strategy for downtown Monroe during the Monroe City Council meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 1. BDS was hired by the city in April and has been working on a strategy since May. Photo by Chris Hendrickson
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 12:18 PM
The Monroe City Council was given an overview of Monroe’s new Downtown Revitalization Strategy last week, presented by BDS Planning & Urban Design principal Brian Scott with support from the Downtown Monroe Association (DMA). 
  • Fire District 26 picks up new pumper in Florida

    Fire District 26 Assistant Chief Ernie Walters and Lt. Scott Coulson flew to Florida to pick up the agency's new fire engine on Tuesday, May 23.

     
  • Boulders crush hiker near Index

    A 21-year-old  Shoreline man died when a boulder fell on him while he was hiking near Heybrook Lookout last Friday, May 19.
    Snohomish County Search and Rescue teams were called out to a rock field around 1:30 p.m. last Friday, according to a Snohomish County Sheriff's Office news release. 

  • Monroe’s growth spurt just starting
    Monroe is projected to grow at a rapid pace for at least the next two decades. More than 6,000 people are expected to move into the city within the next 18 years.
  • No new mump cases in Monroe School District

    No new mumps cases have been reported in the Monroe School District since the most recent exclusionary period began.
    All students were back in their seats at Frank Wagner Elementary by Wednesday, May 17, where two confirmed and two probable cases had been recorded since March. One confirmed case and one probable case were also reported at Park Place Middle School.

  • PSE concludes Gold Bar investigation

    Puget Sound Energy staff found a deteriorated wooden crossarm caused a power line in Gold Bar to fall, killing Christopher G. Johnson on March 27.
    Video surveillance captured by the Mountain View Diner showed the 53-year-old Everett man walk into the live wire. Restaurant staff who watched the footage said he was wearing a cap and had his head down at the time.

  • Man pulled from embankment after collision in Monroe
    Fire District 7 emergency responders rescued a man found down an embankment after he walked away from his car that had collided with a power pole.
  • Sultan receives grant to purchase park property
    The city of Sultan was approved for a $200,000 Snohomish County’s Conservation Future Funds grant to help potentially purchase property along the Sultan River.
  • Embedded social worker addressing homelessness
    Elisa Delgado has been serving as Monroe’s embedded social worker for nearly a month now, with her immediate focus being to build a rapport and trust with the city’s homeless population.
  • County tourism bureau doing more with less

    The Snohomish County Tourism Bureau last year helped pump $19.5 million into Monroe’s economy.
    Aside from dollars, the agency plays a large role in the industry at a local and regional level. 

  • Monroe considers continuing helpful permit fee breaks
    The Monroe City Council on April 25 authorized staff to draft an ordinance that would renew the rules adopted most recently on May 24, 2016. Roughly $3,077 in fees were deferred since the temporary regulations — set to expire in June — were put in place last year. 
  • Summer roadwork season starts
    Issaquah-based construction company Lakeside Industries started work on resurfacing and pedestrian crossing upgrades between mile 21 west of Fern Bluff Road in Sultan and 10th Street in Gold Bar on U.S. Highway 2 on April 24. 
  • Fire levy lid lift set for August ballot
    Residents under the emergency response umbrella of the recently merged Snohomish County Fire District 7 will be asked to restore the fire levy lid to $1.50 this summer.
  • Firefighters rescue snagged rafters from Skykomish River

    Fire District 7 responded to a Skykomish River rescue just after 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, near the confluence of the Snohomish River.
    Two men and one woman, all in their 20s, were traveling in separate flotation devices, said Fire District 7 public information officer Heather Chadwick.

  • Police release Sultan pharmacy robbery information update
    Sultan Police are still searching for the armed robbers that stole prescription medications from the Sultan Pharmacy and Natural Care on April 11.
  • Police arrest man with five warrants at Fred Meyers
    A 22-year-old Monroe man was arrested for criminal trespass and possession of drug paraphernalia at the local Fred Meyer on Friday, April 21. He was also found to have five outstanding warrants.
  • Gold Bar death investigations updates
    This month the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office released the cause and manner of death for two men who met untimely fates in Gold Bar.
  • Sultan  loses powerhouse public employee
    As Sultan Public Works Department director, Mick Matheson accomplished more street improvement projects in nearly 6 ½ years than the city did over the 25 years before he arrived.
  • More threats found in Monroe High bathrooms

    Two more threats have been found in boys restrooms at Monroe High School since the first that indicated a shooting might occur at first lunch on April 3.
    Law enforcement, Monroe School District administrators and other community agencies are investigating the drawings, according to a letter to parents from MHS principal John Lombardi on Friday, April 14.

     
  • Update: Examiner's Office identifies Sultan man pinned under van
    Monroe Police report attempts to revive a man found underneath a 1989 Ford Econoline van in the O’Reilly Auto Parts parking lot Tuesday night were unsuccessful.
  • Monroe Police arrest driver in rollover collision
    A 20-year-old Gold Bar man is believed to have been under the influence when he drove his convertible through a fence in the 19100 block of Rainier View Road in Monroe, rolling it down an embankment and ending up on its top near the edge of a retention pond.
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