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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Mayor Gere's Patriotic Address

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Mayor Gere’s Patriotic Address and announcement of 4th of July events air on Channel 10 at 4pm this afternoon. The full presentation can be found here: Mayor Gere’s 4th of July Presentation.

It will play on Channel 10 on July 2, 3, and ...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

The NeXt Show July 2nd at 7pm

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If you have any questions about the show please visit the Anacortes Music Project’s Website.

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

4th of July Fireworks Postponed

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When it is safe for large groups to gather the City will schedule the Fireworks so that the City can celebrate our nation’s independence. 


Have a safe 4th of July! 

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

4th of July Town Photo Mosaic

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The link to upload photos to our Virtual Town Photo is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CityofAnacortes2020TownPhoto

The City of Anacortes also made the difficult decision to cancel its Fourth of July town photo and patriotic parade. We have set up a virtua...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

VIDEO LINK: Mayor Gere Hosts COVID-19: Community Briefing

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If you would like to watch Mayor Gere’s Community Briefing it is available now!

Video Link to June 24th Briefing: YouTube Link to Mayor’s Briefing, Mayor’s Briefing Video, and COVID-19 Briefing PDF.

Mayor Gere host COVID-19: Co...

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

Housing and Related Service Sales Tax Increase - July 1

Effective July 1, 2020, local sales and use tax within the City of Anacortes will increase one-tenth of one percent (.001). The tax will be used for housing and related services. Businesses must collect the appropriate new rate of sales tax for retail sal...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

4th of July - Solid Waste Holiday Schedule

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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

 

2020 Solid Waste Holiday Schedule

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There will be no garbage service on Friday, July 3, 2020. We will collect both Friday and Monday customers on Monday, July 6, 2020.

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

City response to Black Lives Matter Sidewalk Chalk Art

On Thursday morning, city staff cleaned the Black Lives Matter sidewalk chalk art in front of the Post Office in response to a citizen complaint. Staff routinely perform maintenance on city streets and sidewalks in response to complaints, and their work T...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

COVID-19 Administrative Order

IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE COUNTY OF SKAGIT, and IN THE MUNICIPAL COURTS OF ANACORTES, BURLINGTON, and MOUNT VERNON STATE OF WASHINGTON

IN THE MATTER OF EMERGENCY RESPONSE TO COVID-19 OUTBREAK

ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 20-3

WHEREAS, the Governor of the Sta...

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Administrative Order Regarding COVID-19 Municipal Court

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

Commercial Avenue Complete Streets Project 11th to 13th - Side by Side Animation

The project team for the City of Anacortes Commercial Avenue Complete Streets Project - 11th Street to 13th Street has put together a side by side animation of the operation of the two current intersection options being studied for the project. One inters...

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Water quality suggestions for reopening businesses

Anacortes business owners: Has your business been closed due to Covid-19 precautions? If so, the EPA recommends taking proactive steps to protect public health by minimizing water stagnation during closures and addressing water quality p...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Washington Park Campground opens more sites on July 1

Beginning July 1, the campground at Washington Park will reopen all sites.  Our first come - first served sites have been closed to accommodate social distancing and allow us to upgrade our cleaning protocols under COVID-19.  About 2/3rd...

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

COVID-19 WA Park Cancellation Policy UPDATE

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Washington Park cancellation fees have been waived till June 30, 2020. Please call 360-293-1918 to process full refunds. Effective July 1, 2020, Washington Park cancellation fees will be in full effect with exceptions. Pl...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Boat Launch Update for Pass Holders Past and Present

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Reminder to Boaters: the Washington Park boat launch repair project was completed last week, and the launch was opened and fully functional on Friday, January 10th

Special thank you to TransPac Marinas and Culbertson Marine for exceptional deliv...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Washington Park Campground opens more sites on July 1

Beginning July 1, the campground at Washington Park will reopen all sites.  Our first come - first served sites have been closed to accommodate social distancing and allow us to upgrade our cleaning protocols under COVID-19.  About 2/3rd...

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Posted on: June 23, 2020

4th of July Town Photo

Yes we will have a town photo this year, just a little different than in the past. Please submit your family photo by July 2 at this link. We will take all the photos we receive and upload them onto the virtual background at 5th Street & Commercial Av...

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

COVID-19 WA Park Cancellation Policy Update

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Washington Park cancellation fees have been waived till June 30, 2020. Please call 360-293-1918 to process full refunds. Effective July 1, 2020, Washington Park cancellation fees will be in full effect with exceptions. Pl...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

2020 Summer Recreation Programs

Here is a list of programs we have scheduled so far for summer recreation. We will update as things change and evolve.

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Posted on: April 14, 2020

Anacortes Parks' Plan To Trap Invasive Hornets - April 14

Anacortes Parks and Recreation staff are working with the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) to place Asian hornet (Vespa mandarinia) traps in the city parks and forest lands.  The traps will operate April through October and will ...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

NEW CITY PARK (Pickett Pocket Park)

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Pickett Pocket Park is a new city park at the 2100 block of Commercial Avenue (between Penguin Coffee & Jimmy Johns) built in honor of former City Councilmember Erica Pickett. It is nearly complete, but open for use. Please take advantage of the sunny...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Parks COVID-19 Update

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We want the public to have access to healthy ways to recreate during these trying times, but we must also enforce the regulations set out for social distancing by the Skagit County Public Health.  Together we can do this!  Thank you for ...

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Posted on: March 10, 2020

Anacortes Senior Activity Center closed indefinitely beginning Wednesday, March 11

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Important notice regarding COVID-19

In coordination with Skagit County Public Health, Mayor Laurie Gere has directed that the Anacortes Senior Activity Center will be closed indefinitely beginning Wednesday, March 11.

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Boat Launch Update for Pass Holders Past and Present

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Reminder to Boaters: the Washington Park boat launch repair project was completed last week, and the launch was opened and fully functional on Friday, January 10th

Special thank you to TransPac Marinas and Culbertson Marine for exceptional deliv...

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

Washington Park Boat Launch Re-Opening

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The Washington Park boat launch will open with new floats and pilings at 10 AM on Friday, January 10th. Thank you to TransPac Marinas and Culbertson Marine for the exceptional delivery of materials and services. The work of several City Public Works, Plan...

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

Transition Fidalgo and Friends Partnership

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Anacortes Parks and Recreation is happy to partner with Transition Fidalgo and Friends, on the forest monitoring project in the Anacortes Community Forest Lands. Transition Fidalgo has supplied the citizen scientists and the City has supplied resources an...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

2019 Anacortes Parks and Recreation Draft Comprehensive Plan Draft

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The Anacortes Parks and Recreation Draft Comprehensive Plan will return to City Council on November 4th for review and comment. Questions? Please contact Anacortes Parks and Recreation at 360-293-1918. Thank you.

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

City and Skagit Land Trust working to update conservation easement program

When the Conservation Easement Program (CEP) was created in 1999 to protect the Community Forest Lands from logging, mining or commercial development, the City worked with Skagit Land Trust and the Friends of the Forest to make it a success.   Th...

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