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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). 
  • Board keeps it loud
    The Monroe Public Schools Board of Directors will appoint Jim Langston to represent the district and community of Maltby for the remainder of the current term for a seat previously held by Jim Scott.
  • Fourth option for 191st SE extension

    The city of Monroe has added another option to the 191st Avenue Southeast extension project.
    If chosen, the route would be the longest of the four proposals, but potentially have the smallest price tag at $1.2 million, less than half the next lowest estimate. 

  • Stopping in Sultan
    Sultan is finally ready. Ready to be pro-growth, ready to improve its appeal from U.S. 2, and ready to grow its tourism and business sectors into the economic boons the community is confident they can become.
  • Sky Valley business owners respond to new minimum wage
    The new year brought new challenges for local business owners faced with increased labor costs stemming from the implementation of Initiative 1433, a minimum wage increase passed by Washington voters in November.
  • State of the City Address
    The Sky Valley Chamber of Commerce kicked off the new year with its traditional State of the City address luncheon, as elected officials from Sultan and Skykomish looked back at 2016 and talked about what’s coming up in 2017. 
  • Police arrest smash-and-grab suspect outside damaged store
    It isn’t often that police officers arrive at a crime scene to find the suspect sitting outside on a curb waiting for them, but that’s what happened in downtown Monroe last week.
  • Making the connection
    The city of Monroe will present three possible routes for connecting 191st Avenue Southeast to Chain Lake Road next week, a connection that could help improve safety and alleviate congestion at Rainier View and Chain Lake roads by providing residents with an alternate way to travel in and out of the area.
  • Former Monroe Police officer has more legal troubles in 2016
    Former Monroe Police Sgt. Carlos Martinez continued facing legal challenges in 2016, including a recent 26-day stay in Snohomish County Jail for violations of the conditions of his supervised release.
  • Monroe council confirms interim city administrator
    The Monroe City Council moved to confirm Mayor Geoffrey Thomas’ appointment of David Moseley to serve as the interim city administrator while the city engages in a recruitment process to locate a permanent replacement for Gene Brazel.
  • City administrator says goodbye to Monroe family
    After 31 years with the city of Monroe, City Administrator Gene Brazel drafted his final council agenda, closing out the regular business meeting of the Monroe City Council with his trademark calm and grace. The final meeting of 2016 took place Tuesday, Dec. 20, at Monroe City Hall, and was attended by numerous friends and members of Brazel’s family. 
  • Monroe council approves resolution opposing retail pot shop application
    The Monroe City Council approved a resolution last week that authorizes Mayor Geoffrey Thomas to notify the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) of the city’s opposition to a recent request for marijuana retail licensure in the city.
  • Public Works hosts FEMA flood risk maps review
    Snohomish County Public Works Planning and Development Services held an informational public meeting on Dec. 12 to review preliminary flood risk maps issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
  • Lodging tax revenue leftovers
    Monroe Mayor Geoffrey Thomas announced the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee’s 2017 lodging tax grants recommendations last week, along with an additional grant opportunity that opens in January.
  • Council explores four concepts for Blueberry Lane
    Transportation consulting firm Fehr & Peers has completed a traffic study on the intersection of Blueberry Lane and North Kelsey Street, presenting its finding to the Monroe City Council on Tuesday, Dec. 6.
  • Monroe comes to term limits
    The Monroe City Council held its second and final public hearing on the topic of term limits last week, subsequently voting down a motion to repeal the city’s eight-year term limit in a 4-1 vote.
  • Council supporting chronic nuisance ordinance
    The Monroe City Council took steps toward passing an ordinance to bolster the police department’s ability to deal with properties that have a persistent history of unlawful activities.
  • Monroe Police arrest car thief suspect in stolen Honda
    The Monroe Police Department ProAct Team arrested a 28-year-old Monroe man on suspicion of multiple charges including possession of a stolen vehicle, driving with a suspended license, possession of vehicle theft tools, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Low not taking county seat sitting down
    It was standing-room only in Snohomish County Council chambers at the swearing-in ceremony of District 5 Councilmember Sam Low last week, as guests packed the room from front to back in a show of support.
  • Resident asks Sultan council to consider being ‘sanctuary’ city
    A Sultan resident came forward last week to ask the Sultan City Council to consider passing resolutions that would place Sultan among municipalities across the country established as “sanctuary” cities or safe zones.
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