Music in the Park comes to Brier

Around 300-plus attendees came to experience music Wednesday night at Brier City Park as part of the summer’s “Music in the Park” event.  Bicyclists, toddlers, retirees, students, and everyone in between sat on the grass or ate tacos, grilled cheese and ice cream from food trucks nearby. Guitarist Danny Godinez started the evening. He has performed with…

Election 2021: Brier mayoral candidates discuss their positions in virtual forum

Candidates running for mayor of Brier recently participated in the League of Women Voters of Snohomish County’s virtual forum in advance of the Nov. 2, 2021 general election. Current Mayor Dale Kaemingk seeks to retain the position he has held since the Brier City Council appointed him last year to fill the remainder of longtime Mayor…

Brier offering free stormwater detention awareness webinar Aug. 5

The City of Brier is partnering with the Snohomish Conservation District to offer a free online webinar Thursday, Aug. 5 aimed at raising awareness about local stormwater detentions systems. The free one-hour class, which starts at 6:30 p.m., is directed at property owners, to help them further understand the stormwater detention systems that are on…

Brier City Council OKs county sheriff’s office contract for some police services

Following action by the Brier City Council July 13, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office will temporarily provide some police services while Brier searches for a new police chief. The city council unanimously approved, at its July 13 regular business meeting, entering into an interlocal agreement with Snohomish County for supplemental law enforcement services. The city…

Brier to contract with county sheriff’s office for some police services

Facing a shortage of law enforcement personnel at the Brier Police Department, the City of Brier will soon begin contracting for supplementary services with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Department. Following last month’s announcement that Chief Mike Catlett would be retiring, city leaders said they would be conducting a search to hire his replacement. The police…

Brier police chief to retire

Updated June 21 with statement from Brier Police Chief Brier Police Chief Mike Catlett, who has been heading up the police department since May 2014, has announced he will be retiring. Catlett has been with the department since 2013, when he started as a patrol officer. He became the interim chief of police in May 2014,…

Mountlake Terrace and Brier still uncertain of dates for reopening city halls

Following Gov. Jay Inslee’s announcement last week that some COVID-19 safety measures will remain in place after the state’s economy fully reopens June 30 or earlier, officials in the cities of Mountlake Terrace and Brier are uncertain about when their city halls and government meetings will also reopen to the public. According to the governor’s…

Two running for mayor of Brier

Two candidates have filed to run in this fall’s election for mayor of Brier. Current Mayor Dale Kaemingk seeks to retain the position he has held since the Brier City Council appointed him last year to fill the remainder of longtime Mayor Bob Colinas’ term. Kaemingk’s opponent is Hisham “Sham” Othman, a first-time candidate for…