District 3:  Edmonds  -  Lynnwood -  Woodway

Councilmember Stephanie Wright
                                October 1, 2012
Public Hearings: 2013 Executive Budget
Edmonds Road Closures
Conservation District Workshops
Stephanie Wright, District 3 County Councilmember

Councilmember Stephanie Wright 
3000 Rockefeller, M/S 609,
Everett, WA 98201
Office Location:

8th floor, Robert J. Drewel (Admin East) Building  

Phone: 425-388-3494     

Email me: Stephanie.Wright@snoco.org
Legislative Aide: Joshua.Thompson@snoco.org 




 Public Hearings To Be Held For

2013 Executive Budget 



On Friday, September 28, County Executive Aaron Reardon presented his 2013 budget to people of Snohomish County. Highlighting the need for continued discipline in this still-recovering economy, the budget then moves to the County Council, who will seek input from stakeholders and recommend adjustments before finalizing the budget with a vote.  


Concerned citizens will have a number of opportunities to participate in this process as the Council holds a series of  hearings to gain public input before the budget is finalized.  


The hearings will be held in the Jackson Board Room, which is located on the 8th floor of the Robert J. Drewel Building (Admin East) at the county campus in Everett:


  • Tue 10/9 at 6pm
  • Wed 10/31 at 10:30am & 6pm
  • Mon 11/19 at 10:30am


Additional information on the budget and hearing schedule can be found at the Council Long-Term Calendar.




Utility Work to Close Road in Edmonds

Snohomish County Department of Public Works is advising motorists in the Edmonds area to be aware of a full road closure coming in October.  Utility work will require the full closure of 232nd Place SW, between 89th Ave W and Edmonds Way/SR104. 


The road closure is expected to begin Monday, October 22nd and remain closed through Monday, November 5th. A detour route will be posted.  Any questions can be directed to the Snohomish County Public Works website or by calling 425-388-6453.








October Workshops
Offered by Snohomish Conservation District


The Snohomish Conservation District will be offering workshops on a diverse range of topics in October.  Interested parties may register now for these events:



Farm Walk-about in North Country  -  Tuesday, Oct. 2nd: 5:30-7pm


  • Half-Trak Farm has partnered with Snohomish Conservation District to go green, utilizing all their composts and manures on site.  Tour this 8-acre private dressage and sport-horse facility in the Victoria Heights Neighborhood of north Snohomish County.  Highlights include mud-free paddocks, covered and outdoor riding arenas, alternative bedding systems, and compost bins.  Location: address information provided to those who register



Putting the Garden to Bed for Fall  -  Wednesday, Oct. 3rd: 7-8:30pm


  • Learn the tips, methods and rationale for winterizing your gardens.  Topics include mulching, pruning, perennials and shrubs.  Wink Cushman, Master Gardner at WSU, will speak.  Location: City of Mill Creek Council Chambers; 15728 Main St., Mill Creek



Curb Appeal by Naturescaping  -  Wednesday, Oct. 10th: 7-8:30pm


  • Monica Van der Vieren, native plant steward, will speak on utilizing native plants to attract birds, bees, and butterflies while enhancing curb appeal and reducing yardwork.  Location: Mill Creek Community Room; 15720 Main St., Mill Creek 



Mud, Muck, and Drainage  -  Wednesday, Oct. 17th: 7-8:30pm


  • Learn how homeowners and neighborhoods can address drainage problems on their property with Engineer Derek Hann and Low Impact Development Specialist Stacy Aleksich.  The featured speakers recently worked with a north Everett neighborhood to use rain gardens to reduce flooding.  Location: Mill Creek Council Chambers, 15728 Main St., Mill Creek



Fall Farm Tips  -  Saturday, Oct. 20th: 9-10:30am


  • Learn tips on keeping fall chores easy when Farm Planner and horse owner Alan Shank speaks on fall farm practices, mud and manure tips, and offers advice on keeping pastures green and lush.  Location: Fern Bluff Grange, 32401 Cascade View Dr., Sultan



Septic Sense  -  Saturday, Oct. 20th: 10:30-1pm


  • Teri King from the UW Seagrant program will offer preventive maintainence techniques for on-site septic systems that will save homeowners thousands of dollars in repair costs.  Farm winterization tips will be offered before the class by speaker Alan Skank, so get there early! Location: Fern Bluff Grange; 32401 Cascade View Dr, Sultan

Greetings, friends!   

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 editions.

If you have suggestions or feedback about calendar items, this publication, or about my office, I encourage you to be in touch with me. I want to keep lines of communication open between 3000 Rockefeller and our District.
Please contact me at 425-388-3494, or e-mail Stephanie.Wright@snoco.org.  If you would like to share this newsletter, select the Forward Email link below.

Thank you for being an involved citizen. It is truly a pleasure and an honor to represent you on the Council! I am inspired by your active participation and thankful for your ongoing support.



Stephanie Wright
Snohomish County Councilmember, District 3