March 16 update on COVID-19 from Mayor Franklin

In the ongoing effort to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in our communities, the governor today ordered the closure of restaurants, bars and entertainment and recreational facilities statewide. He also placed additional limits on social gatherings. The new orders go into effect tonight at midnight and are in effect through March 31. Take-out, delivery and drive-thru food and beverage services are not banned.

These are unprecedented times and these circumstances are placing a tremendous burden on our local businesses, our economy and our overall quality of life. I know this isn’t easy. In fact, it’s awful. But if these very difficult, decisive actions truly slow the spread of COVID-19, our health care systems will have better capacity to respond and to save lives.

The virus we’re facing is serious.

Over the weekend, the number of COVID-19 cases in Snohomish County increased to over 200; the total in Washington has passed 900, and nationwide is nearly 3,500. Health officials warn these numbers could double every week – unless we take bold, immediate action. Our health care system is already overwhelmed and will not be able to keep up with increased demand for care. I therefore urge everyone in our community to take this health threat seriously, and to do your part to reduce the spread.

I’m asking our local employers to encourage teleworking for all staff for whom it is feasible to do so, and take other measures to isolate workers who cannot work remotely.

I’m asking our residents to avoid all non-essential interactions with others, and avoid all unnecessary travel outside the home.

I’m asking those over 60, or who have weakened immunity, to please stay home and minimize your opportunity for exposure. We want you safe.

And, I’m asking us all to look out for each other, and help where ever we can. That includes taking care of yourselves. Staying healthy is more important now than ever, so please practice good hygiene, get plenty of rest and exercise, and eat well. Many of our local restaurants will offer delivery or drive-thru service.

We have the ability to slow this pandemic down, but only if each and every one of us does our part. The severity of this is in our hands and I know that together we can get through this very difficult time.

I want us to look back on this with the knowledge that we did everything we possibly could to protect ourselves, our loved ones and our community.

Thank you.

Mayor Cassie

May Meeting, Minutes and Photos

  • 32 people attended
  • The police reported and took questions
  • Michael Brick from the City was our guest speaker – traffic, parking, speed bumps, narrow streets were discussed and many issues were noted that he will research and get back to those people.
  • JAMAF – Japanese program at EvCC was presented by Miki Aspree of the Nippon Business Institute
  • They are still seeking host families for students in July.
  • C-Vines at Zippy’s on 15th Rucker talked about what’s going, wine tasting, classes and entertainment.  Nice venue within our neighborhood.

Thanks to Robin for the summarized notes!

Everett Police Newsflash – Malicious Mischief on July 3rd.

Everett Police is investigating the malicious mischief incident that occurred on July 3rd in the 1600 – 1900 blocks of Lombard Ave.

https://everettwa.gov/civicalerts.aspx?AID=1274

Just after 10 p.m. on July 3rd, officers responded to the 1700 block of Lombard Ave on the report of a female damaging a vehicle. Officers found the damaged vehicle and witnesses pointed out a 35 year-old female walking away. During the following investigation, officers found over 30 parked vehicles in the 1600 – 1900 blocks of Lombard Ave with damage. Each vehicle had a varied amount of damage and many will need repair. The woman was arrested and booked for malicious mischief.

Property Crimes detectives are canvassing the area and looking to identify all victims of this incident. If you were victimized, or have information about this incident, please contact Captain Jeraud Irving (425-754-2130).

We encourage you to share this information with your neighbors.

New Beat Officer Gives Crime Prevention Tips

There’s a new beat officer covering the 11th district here in North Everett. Officer B. Hoelzel is our new neighborhood liaison and will be attending monthly meetings when available.

While at our April neighborhood meeting, Officer Hoelzel reminded us that crime tends to increase during good weather. He gave us plenty of tips for preventing property theft:

**Be aware of potential thefts and prowlers on your property.

Don’t leave windows and doors open while unattended. Keep window and door screens secured.

**Don’t leave any valuables in your vehicles!!!

Lock your car. Hide things before you get to your destination — don’t put your valuables in the trunk after you park (thieves watch for this).

**EPD sells “The Club” at cost (under $20), or check with your insurance agent.

There were some great comments regarding those who currently use this item and it has prevented cars from being stolen.

**Have your neighbors keep an eye out when you are gone.

**See something suspicious, call 911!!!

Providing a detailed description is the best — the color of their jacket is probably not enough.

You can’t be an anonymous caller.

**Community Crime Map is online: http://communitycrimemap.com/

Type in your address and the map will show what kind of crime has been reported in the immediate area.

The session was followed by an informative Q&A session. Other people offered tips such as the use of the Ring doorbell system.

The Everett Police Department provides additional resources about these topics:

Residential Burglary Prevention Flyer

Vehicle Prowl Prevention Flyer