Lynnwood has been named a Tree City USA Community for 2014 by the Arbor Day Foundation.
The announcement was made by Lynnwood City Councilmember Benjamin Goodwin during last week’s Council meeting.
To qualify as a Tree City USA community, a town or city must meet four standards established by the Arbor Day Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters.
The four standards for Tree City USA Recognition
- A Tree Board or Department
- A Tree Care Ordinance
- A Community Forestry Program With an Annual Budget of at Least $2 Per Capita
- An Arbor Day Observance and Proclamation
Goodwin also read an Arbor Day Proclamation, which was presented to Parks and Recreation Board Chair Michael Megill. The City will celebrate Arbor Day on April 24 with a tree planting at Wilcox Park. Members of the Lynnwood Parks and Recreation Board, the Arts Commission and the community are invited to help fifth and sixth graders from Cedar Valley Elementary plant trees to create an understory and help with hillside erosion.
Councilmember Sid Roberts also read a Proclamation recognizing April 1 as National Walking Day. Roberts is an avid walker.
The Council also passed unanimously the following:
- The sale of utility bonds to fund Public Works projects.The sale will provide interim financing to pay the cost of carrying out part of the utility system plan.
- The funding for construction for the Sewer Lift Station No. 16 Project. Sewer Lift Station No. 16 is a new lift station. Its construction is necessary in order to divert flow from existing Lift Station No. 10.
- An ordinance amending the Lynnwood Municipal Code to allow current Reserve Police Officers to be compensated in accordance with the current Lynnwood Police Officers Guild Contract.