City of Anacortes Residential Spring Clean Up May 13

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From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, the City of Anacortes will hold a Residential Spring Clean Up at its Operations Facility located at D Avenue and 37th Street.

Get your household cleaning done and bring your residential garbage and yard waste at no charge!

The gate to the facility will close promptly at 12 p.m. so it is advised to arrive early to ensure you can drop off your items and two forms of ID are required.

For more information about fees and items being accepted, click here.

Anacortes Spring Wine Festival April 8

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Tickets are available for purchase now for the Anacortes Spring Wine Festival on Saturday, April 8.  The event will be held at the Port Warehouse Event Center located at 100 Commercial Avenue in Anacortes.

Tickets range in price from $25 to $80 and the cost of each ticket includes a tasting glass, unlimited wine tasting, unlimited bites from restaurants, plus chocolate and cheese samples will be available for purchase. Wine will also be available for purchase to take home.

Attendees of the Spring Wine Festival must be at least 21 years old with a valid ID. No children, strollers, or animals are permitted.

For tickets or additional information, click here.

 

Dog Obedience Classes in Anacortes to Begin in April

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The City of Anacortes is offering a dog obedience class for beginners at Whitney Elementary.

Classes will begin April 12 and will run through May 24, from 6 to 7 p.m.  The fee is $84 and classes will be taught by Marie Padovan.  Attendance at the first class is mandatory and dogs are not permitted for the first day only. Space is limited, so be sure to register in advance!

For more information, visit the Parks and Recreation page at www.cityofanacortes.org.

Sharpes Corner/Hwy. 20 Roundabout to Begin Summer 2018

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More than 30,000 cars travel through the intersection at Sharpes Corner on Highway 20 in Anacortes every day, and there are about 14 accidents at the same intersection each year.  As the main route to and from Anacortes, the Washington State Ferries route to the San Juan Islands and Victoria, B.C. as well as the only land access point to Whidbey Island, traffic worsens during the summer and is often stalled, causing high-speed, rear-end collisions.

After a series of public forums, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) found that moving forward with a roundabout was the best option and will reduce all collisions by 40 percent.  Projected to begin summer 2018 for completion fall 2019, the roundabout will also allow for better traffic circulation and reduce travel time through the intersection by 80 percent.

For more information about the Sharpes Corner roundabout at Highway 20 in Anacortes, visit http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/sr20/sharpescornerinterchange/.

Skagit County Planning & Development Services Will Be Closed 2 Days

 
Skagit County Planning & Development Services will move back to 1800 Continental Place, and will close for two days to accommodate the move.  Skagit County Planning & Development Services will be closed Friday, September 25 and Monday, September 28 for the move.

The department was temporarily located to 1700 East College Way in Mt. Vernon moved during the recent remodel and expansion of County facilities. No building inspections will take place during those 2 days, so Skagit County real estate agents and builders need to keep those dates in mind!

Skagit Co. Planning & Development Services
1800 Continental Place
Mount Vernon, WA. 98273
(360)336-9410