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Posted on: May 22, 2017

Tree Tags in Mill Creek Town Center Share Value of Trees to the Community

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Money really does grow on trees! People wandering through the south end of Mill Creek Town Center can now see tags attached to trees featuring dollar signs. The tags are part of an educational effort undertaken by the City of Mill Creek to help the commun...Read on...

Posted on: May 17, 2017

City of Mill Creek Launches Social Media Tools

Image of social media icons The City of Mill Creek has launched its social media program. Its first three social media channels include Facebook.com/MillCreekWA, Twitter.com/MillCreekWA and Instagram.com/CityofMillCreek. “The City’s communications goals include...Read on...
Posted on: May 16, 2017

Natural gas leak shuts down Mill Creek neighborhood

Press Release from Snohomish County Fire District 7 At 12:07 pm, Fire District 7 was dispatched to a report of a gas leak outside at the intersection of Village Green Drive and 155th St SE. When crews arrived there was a strong odor of natural gas in the...Read on...
Posted on: May 16, 2017

Punctured Gas Line Temporarily Closes Village Green Drive

A gas line in Mill Creek was inadvertently punctured by a Snohomish County PUD contractor during underground utility construction work on Tuesday, May 16. There is no danger to residents. However, Village Green Drive is closed in both directions to vehicl...Read on...

Posted on: May 11, 2017

Art and Beautification Board on the Lookout for Great Gardens in Mill Creek

Do you have a green thumb? Do you take pride in having color and texture in your garden throughout the season? The City of Mill Creek’s Art and Beautification Board kicks-off the review of Mill Creek gardens this month for its annual Great Garde...Read on...

Posted on: May 3, 2017

Tom Rogers Recognized for 25 Years of Service to City of Mill Creek

Tom Rogers Receives Service Award Tom Rogers was recognized at the Mill Creek City Council meeting on May 2 for 25 years of service to the City. Rogers is the director of the Community and Economic Development department, a role he has held since 2012. “We appreciate Tom&rs...Read on...
Posted on: May 3, 2017

Tom Gathmann Honored With Key to the City at Retirement

Tom Gathmann with the City Council

Tom Gathmann, a long-time City of Mill Creek employee, was presented with a key to the City at the City Council meeting on May 2 in recognition of his distinguished service. Gathmann, who joined the City in November 2007, retired from the City on April 28...Read on...

Posted on: May 2, 2017

Mill Creek to Implement Innovative Approach to Preserve Beaver Habitat While Reducing Flooding

A beaver dam across Penny Creek The City of Mill Creek will install new tools on May 5 to help preserve beaver habitat while reducing flooding. Beavers are to blame for many of the woes of travelers on the Mill Creek portion of 35th Avenue SE. Beaver dams, which appear very quickly, h...Read on...
Posted on: April 28, 2017

City of Mill Creek Announces Events Through Summer 2017

Map Your Neighborhood May 17, July 26 and Oct. 4 6:30-8 p.m. City Hall Council Chambers, 15728 Main St., Mill Creek If the ‘Big One’ struck five minutes from now, would you, your loved ones, and your pets survive? How would you or your...See the list of events...
Posted on: April 26, 2017

Mill Creek Police Offer 8-Week Citizen Police Academy

The Mill Creek Police will hold a free Citizen Police Academy running May 17 through July 12 to introduce members of the community to police work. The weekly classes will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the community room at City Hall North, 15720 Ma...Read on...

Posted on: April 24, 2017

Mill Creek Police Seek Stolen Car Associated with Attempted Burglary

An image of the stolen vehicle Police in Mill Creek are seeking the public’s help in locating a stolen vehicle and identifying five individuals who attempted a burglary at a gas station in Mill Creek in the early hours of April 24. A stolen 1994 Honda Accord with Washington ...Read on...
Posted on: April 17, 2017

Mill Creek Police Chief Named Co-Chair of WASPC’s Small Agency Committee

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Mill Creek Police Chief Greg Elwin has been named co-chair of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) Small Agency Committee. His work will help ensure that smaller cities, such as Mill Creek, have their needs represented equally ...Read on...

Posted on: April 12, 2017

Arena Sports and Entertainment Breaks Ground on New Sports Complex and Family Entertainment Center

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The party is just getting started in Mill Creek as Arena Sports, the largest indoor sports company in Washington state, today announced it is breaking ground on its biggest and most substantial location to date. The 98,000 square-foot facility, which will...Read on...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

City of Mill Creek to Hold Two Events for Memorial Day Weekend

Image at the Mill Creek Veterans Monument The City of Mill Creek will hold both a commemoration ceremony and a parade for Memorial Day weekend to honor those who died while serving in the U.S. armed forces. The commemoration ceremony is set for Friday, May 26, at 6 p.m. at Mill Creek&rsquo...Read on...
Posted on: April 12, 2017

Snohomish County PUD Begins Extended Utility Project on April 17

Snohomish County PUD will begin an underground utility construction project on April 17 that will result in lane closures and restrictions in Mill Creek for the spring and through September. PUD will be replacing approximately 9,000 circuit feet of cable....Read on...

Posted on: April 5, 2017

Snohomish County Grants $100K for Mill Creek Sports Park Refurbishment

Mill Creek City Council and County Councilmember Terry Ryan

Snohomish County Councilmember Terry Ryan presented a check to the Mill Creek City Council at its April 4 meeting for a $100,000 grant to refurbish Freedom Field at the Mill Creek Sports Park. The Snohomish County funding will go toward replacing the fiel...Read on...

Posted on: March 31, 2017

ST3 Sales Tax Increase Impact on Mill Creek

Effective Saturday, April 1, sales and use tax within the City of Mill creek will increase half a percent from 9.9% to 10.4%. This works out to a 5 cent increase per $10 spent in Mill Creek. This voter-approved tax increase – known as the ST3 ta...Read on...

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Posted on: March 31, 2017

City of Mill Creek Earns 2017 WellCity Award

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The City of Mill Creek received a 2017 WellCity Award from the Association of Washington Cities for its outstanding commitment to employee health. The award is one the City actually can take to the bank; it will receive a 2 percent premium discount on its...Read on...

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Posted on: February 28, 2017

State Senate Budget has Significant Impacts on City Budget

The Washington State Senate’s budget that moved forward on a partisan vote last week has a significant impact on the City of Mill Creek’s budget. At its March 28 meeting, the City Council encouraged its citizens to speak out against th...

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Posted on: March 21, 2017

New Videos Highlight Mill Creek Community Features

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Anew series of community videos showcases the features and amenities of the City
of Mill Creek.

“These videos are meant to showcase the Mill Creek community to those who are interested in visiting, relocating, or doing business in this great cit...

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

Mill Creek City Council Approves Overlay of Neighborhoods Impacted by Chip Seal

The Mill Creek City Council made the decision at its March 14 meeting to move forward with overlay work in four neighborhoods that were negatively impacted by chip seal pavement preservation work.

Existing pavement will be ground down and new pavement appl...

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Posted on: March 9, 2017

Mill Creek Police Honor Flag with Disposal Ceremony After Vandalism

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Mill Creek police honored the American flag with a proper disposal ceremony after an act of vandalism damaged a flag overnight.

In the early hours of March 9, a Mill Creek resident came across two males in their late teens or early 20s who were burning a f...

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

35th Avenue SE Reconstruction Slated to Begin in Early 2018

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The City of Mill Creek’s 35th Avenue SE reconstruction project is slated to begin in early 2018, according to City Engineer Scott Smith. At the City Council meeting on March 7, Smith provided a project update.

The City is undertaking a reconstruction...

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

City Council Receives Overview of City’s Finance and Administration Operations

The City Council received a post-biennium overview of the City’s Finance and Administration department’s operations at its Feb. 28 meeting. The operational review followed the City’s biennium close budget review, which demonstrated a $1....

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Posted on: March 1, 2017

Marci Chew Recognized for 15 Years of Service to City of Mill Creek

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Marci Chew was recognized at the Mill Creek City Council meeting on Feb. 28 for 15 years of service to the City.

Chew has been the City’s surface water specialist since 2002, and is one of the key people behind the scenes in the Public Works depa...

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Posted on: February 23, 2017

City of Mill Creek Overcomes Deficit, Reports Fund Increase to End Biennium

The City of Mill Creek has closed its 2015-2016 biennium with $1.5 million more in General Fund reserves than was expected, closing at nearly $6.4 million. In addition, the City was able to transfer $480,000 to the Capital Improvement Projects Fund.&n...

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Posted on: February 13, 2017

Mill Creek Police Seek Information to Identify Remains

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The Mill Creek Police Department and Snohomish County Medical Examiner need help to identify an individual who was found deceased two years ago.

In January 2015, Mill Creek officers were called to the 17500 block of SR 527. The reporting party had discover...

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Posted on: February 9, 2017

Arena Sports Facility Moves Forward, Will Bolster Tourism and Economic Development

In a move that supports the City of Mill Creek’s focus on economic development and tourism growth, a proposed arena sports facility in Mill Creek has been approved by the hearing examiner. CSA Real Estate’s Binding Site Plan applicatio...

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