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Snohomish County News

News from Sam Low

August 2018

Sam Low's eNewsletter


Snohomish County Council
3000 Rockefeller Ave., M/S 609
Everett, Washington 98201
8th floor, Robert J. Drewel Building 
Phone: 425-388-3494


Darcy Cheesman, Legislative Aide 

Thanks for reading my newsletter this month.  Thursday, August 23rd I will be speaking at the Clearview Town Hall meeting.  The meeting is scheduled for 7pm at Clearview Foursquare Church at 17210 SR-9.  I would love to answer your questions and engage in open dialogue.  

I'm honored to represent beautiful District 5, home of the best county fair, which begins this week.  Hope to see you out there!

Monroe to Duvall Shuttle

Friday August 17th was a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new shuttle bus that will run between Monroe and Duvall. This is a great new service that links Community Transit and King County Metro riders.  Prior to this shuttle for a person to ride a bus to the east side, they had to go to Everett and then make connections down south from there – with this new connections residents can take the shuttle to Duvall and be immediately connected to transit in East King County.  This shuttle will also take passengers to various locations throughout Monroe.  There is a suggested donation of $1.00 per ride. You can find route information here.

Wilderness Accessibility


I found an interesting article in the Snohomish Tribune regarding wilderness accessibility for all residents.  This article was written by wilderness advocate, sportsman, preservationist and author, Bob Heirman, who died last year at the age of 84.  In the article, Heirman writes about access for all into our forest lands, with the end of the article cautioning against extremes in dealing with our forest lands so that all people, and all ages, have access to our amazing landscape. It was a great read and you can find it here.

Chronic Nuisance Properties

Nuisance 1

Last year council passed a chronic nuisance property ordinance to provide additional tools for our law enforcement teams in dealing with these properties. 

nuisance 2

 I received some updates from the team and wanted to share some photos of properties that have been recently cleaned up in Gold Bar and Monroe.

nuisance 3

Road Construction Updates

County Road Updates          

Orchard Road Closure Extended

The Snohomish County Department of Public Works advises motorists in the Snohomish area that the daytime road closure and the night time single lane closure on Orchard Avenue has been extended.

Full road closure from 7:30 AM through 4:30 PM and Single lane closure from 4:30 PM through 7:30 AM has been extended until Friday, September 7, 2018.

Snohomish County Road Maintenance crews have been granted permission for a daytime road closure and night time single lane closure at the 7200 block of Orchard Ave between Three Lakes Road and Maple Ave to continue river bank repairs.

Any questions regarding this project may be directed to Snohomish County Public Works, at (425) 388-6453 or search for “Roads Central” online at

Sexton Road Closure Update

The Snohomish County Department of Public Works advises motorists in the SNOHOMISH area that the full road closure scheduled for August 22nd on Sexton Road has been changed.

The new date for the road closure will be Monday, 9/10/2018 through Tuesday, 10/02/2018 between the hours of 7:30 AM and 4:30 PM.

Snohomish County Road Maintenance crews have been granted permission to close Sexton Road between Three Lakes Road and 85th St SE for river bank repairs. 

Emergency vehicles and school bus transportation will have access at all times.

Any questions regarding this project may be directed to Snohomish County Public Works, at (425) 388-6453 or search for “Roads Central” online at

Updates for WSDOT projects on US2, SR 9 and other roadways can be found here. 

Evergreen State Fair


The fair starts this week!!  The Evergreen State Fair is the largest county fair in the Pacific Northwest and the largest single attraction held annually in Snohomish County.  The fair attracts 330,000 visitors, and I will certainly be one of them.  Come out and see why the fair is so popular!  There is a huge lineup of events and exhibits – so much to see and do!!  Please check out their website for all the details including ticket information and special admission days.

Here is the concert lineup:

Mon, 8/27- Roots & Boots ft. Sammy Kershaw, Collin Raye and Aaron Tippin
Tues., 8/28- American Idol Live!
Wed., 8/29- Spike and the Impalers
Thurs., 8/30- Randy Houser with special guest Michael Ray
Fri., 8/31- Skillet

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