By Judy Woods
The job building the metal sign advertising the businesses, services and events that are available in this town will be awarded at the May 22 council meeting. City Administrator Ken Walker has invested nearly a year into this project. He is convinced that it will cause interest enough to pull people off of the highway to check out our town and the other towns in the valley.
Actually, there are two sign frames, one for each end of town. There will be twelve sign panels mounted on the inside of the frames, six on each frame. Each panel will measure x5 feet and will cost $100 a year to rent. That is just about as inexpensive as you are going to get for advertising for your business.
Above the six panels, there will a panel announcing the next upcoming community event. Above that will be a pane to advertise Sultan. There will also be art work depicting fishing, hiking, biking or whatever else; the sign frame made in such a way that it can be changed.
If you are a business owner, and want to use the advertising that is being made available to your business, contact City Hall very soon, because it is coming!
Also soon to come are are 10 metal frames, donated to the city by Pastor Steve Boek from the Sultan First Baptist Church, featuring the silhouettes of people skiing fishing, hiking, boating an so on. They will be mounted on light poles. I think that that will be so cool!
There is a lady landscape architect from Triad of Kirkland who is willing to donate her time to develop a plan for Travelers Park. It would include plans for a fenced off off-leash dog park and a picnic area. There is a Pot-a-potty over by the picnic area already. She might have suggestions as to what to do with the fountain. Won’t that be great?
The next Boom Town meeting will be at 8:00 a.m. on June 3.
There is another meeting on the 1st Friday of every other month at 10:00 a.m. in Council Chambers. This is the Sky Valley Recreational Group. It will be held next on June 6. There are a great many different organizations represented there, such as the Sierra Club, the Snohomish County Department of Recreation, Wild Life and Fisheries, the DNR and various industries dealing with recreation, along with the cities and towns dealing with recreation.
Did you know that this group was the one who came up with the development of the Discover Pass to save our parks? To me, this is a very impressive group and to think that they are meeting right here in this valley!
Arlene Gibson of Horses Healing Heroes finally got the excavator fixed that she has borrowed. She is off and running again so an invitation is now being issued for pot luck and nail-pulling party so that they can start building those cabins for traumatized veterans to spend time working with horses. Her email is www.h3horseshealingheroes.org. Her phone number is 425-346-7322, and her fax is 350-793-2292..
A great big extra special Happy Birthday to three of the sweetest and hardest-working girls in this valley, Chris Hendrickson, Elizabeth Emmons and Claire Sorgen! Can you believe that they were all born on May 31? What a coup for us!
There will be no “Lego Club” on the schedule for the next several months. I’ll really try to keep my eyes open to let you know when it is due to start up again.
Bob Martin, the Director of Community Development for the city of Sultan, is retiring in June of this year. He plans on working to restore a ghost town by the name of Ritter, down in Oregon. He and a partner plan on restoring the town to become a Christian Retreat for business people.
Bob started in Sultan in 2008 and is very proud of his success in making the Comprehensive Plan, the Zoning Code, the Land Division Code, the update of the Shoreline Master Program, the reduction of population allocation and the implementation of the Hearing Examiner system so accessible and transparent. After all of that, rebuilding a ghost town should be a piece of cake! Good Luck, Bob!