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Lynden sets Meet & Greet for second try at hiring new administrator

  LYNDEN — The city is setting a Meet and Greet event pertaining to candidates for the Lynden City administrator position. The opportunity is 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, in City Hall, 300 Fourth St. Light refreshments will be served.

  The City of Lynden is interviewing for this position and invites the public to meet the candidates in the running. 

  This is a second run at having a slate of candidates for the position, which will be vacated by Mike Martin after eight years. However, Martin will stay on until his replacement is chosen.

  In April, a process of interview panels was set up, but then one candidate dropped out of the running and the process was put on hold. 

  The city on Tuesday announced the two finalists for the position as John Williams of Moses Lake and Rob Peterson of Whidbey Island. More information will be provided at

Lynden city meetings return to in-person in July 

  LYNDEN — Starting Thursday, July 1, Lynden City Council and its committee meetings will again be held in-person rather than online.

  These meetings are mostly at City Hall Annex, 205 Fourth St., although sometimes at other city buildings including City Hall, 300 Fourth St., or city police headquarters, 203 19th St.

  The city isn’t set up with technology to do both in-person and online projection simultaneously, so meetings will be strictly in-person, said City Clerk Pam Brown.

  Centers for Disease Control guidance states that fully vaccinated individuals can participate in meetings without wearing a mask or social distancing, except where local regulations differ.

  Any questions, contact Brown at 360-255-7085.

City reminds of yard watering schedule

  LYNDEN ­— The City of Lynden has a voluntary summer yard watering schedule by days of the week. 

  Addresses that end with an even number should water on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, odd-numbered addresses on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Monday is an off day for all.

  The watering schedule is on people’s honor, said Lynden Public Works. If a point is reached that the withdrawal of water from storage tanks occurs at a higher rate than what is produced, then there will be a second level of notice to residents, said office manager Heather Sytsma.

  Water conservation can become more than voluntary under certain circumstances, identified in the Lynden Municipal Code, said Public Works Director Steve Banham.