News from Councilmember Sam Low - District 5

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News from Sam Low

October 2021

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 


Districting Committee Meeting October 20th

It’s important to me that everyone is aware of the October 20th Snohomish County Districting Committee meeting at 4:00pm.  There are currently two maps being considered by the committee and they are taking comments from the public and public input is vital in these decisions.  The agenda can be found here and included in the agenda is a power point presentation you can view prior to the meeting.  If you have comments you would like to share with the committee, I encourage you to join the meeting via Zoom.

Budget 2022

Council is currently in the middle of budget presentations and review of the Executive’s Recommended Budget for 2022.  This month will involve an incredible amount of work for Council and for Council staff in reviewing the budget and working with the Council Chair on passing the 2022 budget in mid-November.  You can find out information on the proposed budget here. Council held an evening public hearing on October 11th and will hold another on October 25th at 6:00pm. I invite you to join this meeting via Zoom and share your comments with Council regarding the budget.  

Ben Howard Update

People may have noticed our Public Works crews out along Ben Howard Road recently. The crews have been cutting back brush, trimming trees and fixing/updating the road signs.  There has also been a lot of work on cleaning the ditch lines and culverts in preparation of the winter months ahead.  Further east on Mann road, the culvert replacement at Haystack Creek has been completed.  This work was needed to address road flooding and fish passage issues.

October Parks and Recreation Updates

Information provided by Snohomish County Parks and Recreation

Centennial Trail Mowing and Closures through 11/30/2021

It's that time of year again as our crews mow the entire Centennial Trail! We will post an updated schedule at the start of each week on the website and social media (@snocoparks). These schedules are subject to change. Trail sections are closed to all forms of traffic during mowing for safety and no detours are provided. See the full schedule here.

Graphic showing Centennial Trail Mowing Schedule for the week of 10/18/21-10/25/21Photo of path in the middle of trees

Lord Hill Regional Park Preferred Plan Process Relaunches 

Building from the master plan originally published in 1988 and updated in 1996, the Snohomish County Parks Division is updating the Preferred Plan for the park which includes an official trail plan, wayfinding signs and posts, detailed maps and expanded parking solutions. Working with a study group of stakeholders representing the various local user groups, a shared-use conceptual plan will be refined through this process and will serve as the basis for the official trail plan. Parks will continue to work with the study group on establishing the trail system designations and placing signage and maps throughout the park. 

Preferred Plan Goals 

  • Improve safety throughout the park through trail design and improved wayfinding for park users and emergency services 
  • Support a positive, shared recreational experience among multiple user groups 
  • Preserve the natural areas and character of the park 
  • Update the park to accommodate its capacity and role as a regional park while preserving the environment 

Get involved! Join us for a public meeting about the Preferred Plan process on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 from 6:00-8:00 pm via Zoom.

Learn more about the Lord Hill Regional Park Preferred Plan Process.

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