Council eNewsletter
 from Councilmember John Koster
April 30, 2009



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 John Koster
Snohomish County Council
3000 Rockefeller Ave., M/S 609
Everett, Washington 98201
8th floor, Robert J. Drewel Building
Phone: 425-388-3494
E-Mail: [email protected]

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John Koster's Business Roundtable Common Values...Common Sense

Get your questions answered- Find out from your state legislators the outcomes of the 2009 session and how they will affect the economy, businesses, communities and government in Snohomish County.


Special Guests

Representative Marko Liias - 21st District

Representative Dan Kristiansen - 39th District

Representative Mike Hope - 44th District

Representative Al O'Brien - 1st District

Join us to find effective solutions

Come join Councilman John Koster and other Snohomish County business leaders for a buffet breakfast at the Monte Cristo Hotel in Everett.


For Information and to sign up, please call 425.397.7799, or e-mail [email protected]



Councilman Koster Celebrates the Opening of the New Yurt Village


River Meadows County Park was the scene for the grand opening of the new Yurt Village on March 25th.  After a long, cold winter, spring has arrived and families and friends are looking to spend some time in our county parks.  As in the past, they will be able to rent cabins and yurts...the newest ones are located in the River Meadows Park.  Reservations should be made early as these are very popular and will most likely be rented before the summer arrives.  Snohomish County has one of the premier park systems in the state with more than 10,000 acres of parks and open space; 102 properties; 34 miles of regional trails; extensive camping and more than 47 miles of fresh and saltwater shoreline.


Several activities are available in the county parks, besides renting cabins and yurts, there are classes for kayak (beginners) and overnight excursions for experienced kayakers; swimming lessons, art classes, Tai Chi, golf for 8-17 year olds and you can even reserve pool time for a private party.


For more information, check the Parks Department Website:  and search "Parks".


Councilman Koster tells constituents "If you haven't checked the parks out lately, I think you will be pleasantly surprised.  I'm especially impressed with the Yurt program."


Snohomish County Parks Director, Tom Teigen says we have acquired 1,000 acres of new parks this year and we are working in partnership with civic groups, we are currently working with 30 non-profit organizations that assist with maintaining and operating parks, trails and open space.  On Saturday,


May 2nd, the Centennial Trail Coalition and more than 600 Scouts will be working on the Centennial Trail.

Snohomish County Planning & Development Services

NEW PUBLIC SERVICE HOURS:   Beginning Monday, May 4, 2009

Permitting Hours:  (Submittal by Appointment Only)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday   8:00 am - 3:00 pm (Closed Noon - 1:00 pm)  

Thursday - Closed


Records Center Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm (Closed Noon - 1:00 pm) 

Thursday, 10:00 am to Noon & 1:00 pm - 4:00


To schedule an appointment, please call 425-388-3311  Extension 2790


I hope you found this eNEWSLETTER to be informative and useful. You can make it even more valuable by suggesting topics and issues for future newsletters. Please contact me at 425-388-3494, or e-mail [email protected]. If you would like to share this newsletter, select the Forward email link below.

John Koster
Snohomish County Council