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NEWS  from

Councilmember John Koster 

February 29, 2012

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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: John.Koster@snoco.org

 

Barbara Chapman, Legislative Aide

 

County Council Elects New Leadership for 2012

 

As its first order of business for 2012 the Snohomish County Council elected new leadership for the coming year. Brian Sullivan was chosen to serve as the Chair of the Council, and Stephanie Wright was named Vice Chair. Both received unanimous votes from their colleagues on the Council. Councilman John Koster will be chairing the Law & Justice / Human Services Committee this year.

 

Redistricting:
 

The Redistricting Plan will be implemented in April. Once the programming is complete and approved, maps will be updated and included in the next eNewsletter.

 

 

 

Flood Preparedness Information Distributed

 

The county emphasizes preparedness throughout the year, as there are more than 9,000 households within the 222 square miles of floodplain in Snohomish County.

 

Our annually updated Flood Guide was mailed on October 17, 2011 to all households within Special Flood Hazard Areas, as delineated on FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps. The Flood Guide provides up-to-date information on flood preparedness, protection, mitigation and recovery. It is available at the County's Surface Water Management, Emergency Management and Planning and Development Services Offices, Snohomish County Fire Stations and Sno-Isle Libraries and through the Web link below.

 

 View 2011 Flood Guide

 

Centennial Trail Snohomish to Skagit County

 

Park hours are 7:00 a.m. until dusk.

 

*Culpeper Hill Dedication, Getchell Trailhead, April 7, 10 a.m.

Dedicating a portion of the trail to the memory of Robert M. (Rob) Culpeper, loving husband and father, avid cyclist and runner, co-captain of Blistering Saddles Cycling Team, well respected employee of The Boeing Company, sponsored by family, friends, and all who knew him.

 

Map of Trail-Snohomish to Bryant

 

Construction Status/Opening Events        

  • Grand opening of the North End Trail at the Trailhead will be in early 2012 (date and time to be determined)

 

Park Features

  • 23 miles of completed trail (Snohomish to Bryant)
  • 10' wide multi-purpose paved trail
  • 6' wide natural surface parallel equestrian trail
  • Picnic tables, benches
  • Restrooms
  • Shelters available for rent at Machias Trailhead
  • Permits for Public Events & Activities on the Trail
  • Serves as a conservation corridor protecting sensitive and important natural and cultural resources.
  • Provides a safe alternative transportation route
  • Currently connects Snohomish, Lake Stevens, Arlington, and points between.  

 

Description

An enormously popular recreational trail for walking, bicycling, hiking, and horseback riding accessible to persons of all levels of physical ability. The trail is built on the old Burlington-Northern Railroad line. Development of the trail began in 1989 during the state's centennial, hence the name, Centennial Trail.

 

The trailhead and rest stop in the town of Machias is a replica of the Machias Station railroad depot built in the late 1890s which served the rail line which today is the Centennial Trail.  The Machias Trailhead facility is available for rent.  Contact park reservations at 425-388-6600 for details.

 

 

 

John Koster's Business Roundtable

 

The next Business Roundtable will be a Legislative Wrap-Up. Come and find out which Legislative changes will affect your business. For more information contact Cindy at kosterbrt@comcast.net

 

 

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 John.Koster@snoco.org. If you would like to share this newsletter, select the Forward email link below.
Sincerely, 

John Koster
Snohomish County Council