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Posted on: June 26, 2017

Mill Creek Permit Guide Eases Confusion

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Permit requirements can be confusing for people when starting a residential building or landscaping project. To make things easier, the City of Mill Creek has created a guide to permitting.

“We want to make the process or building or remodeling a...

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Posted on: May 29, 2017

Sprouts Farmers Market to Open in Mill Creek

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Sprouts Farmers Market, a high-end natural grocery store, has submitted plans for a store in Mill Creek. The grocer will redevelop 29,942 square feet of space in the Gateway Shopping Center at 13314 Bothell-Everett Highway in Mill Creek, between 132nd Str...Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2017

Reminder: Non-Emergency Line Available to Request Assistance

Non-Emergency Reporting

With the Independence Day holiday and all its festivities coming up, take the time to learn how to report a non-emergency, such as an illegal firework complaint.

If you’re Mill Creek and other parts of Southwest Snohomish County, call 425-775-300...

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Posted on: June 20, 2017

City of Mill Creek Town Hall Meeting Set for July 17

The City of Mill Creek will hold a Town Hall meeting on Monday, July 17, at 6 p.m. The event will take place in the large community room of City Hall North, 15720 Main St. in Mill Creek. The Mill Creek community is invited to learn about what is transpir...Read on...
Posted on: June 16, 2017

City of Mill Creek Begins Needs Analysis of Fire and Emergency Services

The City of Mill Creek has contracted with the Center for Public Safety Management for an in-depth needs analysis of fire and emergency services in Mill Creek. The outcome of this study will help the City understand personnel and equipment needs for the c...Read on...

Posted on: June 15, 2017

Mill Creek Festival and Star Fest 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Heat Up July

Head outside for a weekend of fun and entertainment at the Mill Creek Festival and Street Fair and a 3-on-3 basketball tournament.

The annual Mill Creek Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 8, with beer garden hours from 11 a.m...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Art and Beautification Board Seeks Three Volunteers to Fill Mid-Term Vacancies

The City of Mill Creek’s Art and Beautification Board is seeking three volunteers to fill mid-term vacancies on the board. The positions expire on Oct. 31 in successive years of 2017, 2018, and 2019.

The Art and Beautification Board serves as an ...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Construction Requires Closure on Seattle Hill Road June 23-26

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The first planned closure of Seattle Hill Road for construction will take place June 23-26. The roadway will be closed for 500 feet on both sides of 36th Drive SE starting on Friday, June 23, at 10 a.m. and will reopen no later than Monday, June 26, at 4:...Read on...

Posted on: June 14, 2017

City of Mill Creek Statement on Fire Services and Emergency Medical Services Contract Negotiations

Fire District 7 Commissioners and personnel attended the June 13 Mill Creek City Council meeting to present a letter and make remarks pertaining to current contract negotiations. The City of Mill Creek is disappointed that Snohomish County Fire District ...Read on...
Posted on: June 13, 2017

Run of the Mill Takes Place June 24, Impacts Local Traffic

Image of Run of the Mill The 31st annual Run of the Mill 5K will take place in Mill Creek on Saturday, June 24, starting at 9 a.m. The race is expected to attract 600 to 800 participants. Registration is available online. The cost to register is $35 for adults ages 19 and older,...Read on...
Posted on: June 7, 2017

City of Mill Creek Recognizes Three Staff Members for Service Milestones

At the June 6 Council Meeting, the City of Mill Creek recognized three staff for service milestones: Officer Kyle Hughes, Sarah Steepy and Gina Pfister. “Each of these employees has uniquely demonstrated service inside and outside the organiza...Read on...
Posted on: June 6, 2017

City of Mill Creek Begins Comprehensive Analysis of Law Enforcement Services

The Mill Creek Police Department has contracted with the Center for Public Safety Management for a comprehensive analysis of law enforcement services. The study follows the City’s LEMAP study in 2015, and helps position the Mill Creek Police Dep...Read on...

Posted on: May 31, 2017

Mill Creek Town Center Art Walks Kickoff June 8

An image of the Art Walk 2017 poster Mill Creek continues a summer tradition with Art Walk in Mill Creek Town Center. The first Art Walk of the season takes place Thursday, June 8, from 5-8 p.m. The community is invited to walk through Town Center and see creative work on display at local b...Read on...
Posted on: May 30, 2017

Cell Phone Law Goes Into Effect July 23, Making Phones in Hands Illegal While Driving

An image of a driver with a cell phone in use The Mill Creek Police Department Traffic Safety Unit is advising drivers of a new cellular phone law that will go into effect on July 23. “The new law, ‘Driving Under the Influence of Electronics Act,’ essentially makes dri...Read on...
Posted on: May 30, 2017

Construction to Impact Mill Creek Traffic Throughout Summer 2017

An image of a road work sign A combination of projects by the City of Mill Creek, Snohomish County, Community Transit, local utilities and the Washington State Department of Transportation will have a significant impact on Mill Creek traffic this summer. Upcoming projects and timel...Read on...
Posted on: May 24, 2017

City of Mill Creek Designates Purple Heart Parking for Combat-Wounded Veterans

The City Council unveils the Purple Heart Parking for Combat-Wounded Veterans Combat-wounded veterans will have an easier time parking at the City of Mill Creek. Two combat-wounded parking spots designated at City Hall were unveiled at the May 23 City Council meeting. The designated parking stalls are identified with purple signs...Read on...
Posted on: May 24, 2017

Mill Creek’s Abigail Brandt Receives Association of Washington Cities Scholarship

Image of Abigail Brandt with the City Council

The Mill Creek City Council selected Mill Creek student Abigail Brandt as the local nominee for an Association of Washington Cities Center for Quality Communities scholarship earlier this year. At the May 23 Council meeting, she received the $500 scholars...Read on...

Posted on: May 23, 2017

Minor to be Charged After Collision with Pole in Mill Creek

A 17-year-old male will be charged with a minor in possession after a collision this morning in Mill Creek. The driver was headed southbound on SR 527 at the 17400 SE block in Mill Creek when he swerved and hit a power pole, which resulted in downed powe...Read on...
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 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

A rendering of the Arena Sports facility in Mill Creek

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 reconstruc...

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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 demons...

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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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