City Helps Business Owners

City Helps Business Owners
Posted on 03/27/2020

RestaurantsIn an effort to support local businesses that are open during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mill Creek City Council authorized staff to waive enforcement of the city’s restrictions on temporary signage for 30 days at their March 24 meeting.

Effective immediately, city staff will expedite the review of temporary signs such as A-Boards and banners for those businesses that wish to communicate to the public that they are open for take-out, delivery, modified business hours, etc.

Temporary signs must be removed by April 25.

 The city encourages businesses to use cost-effective methods. There will be no cost for city review and response.

Business owners who would like to place a temporary sign at their place of business are to email Associate Planner Sherrie Ringstad at with the following information:

  • Name of business
  • Contact person and phone number
  • Message, size and type of temporary sign
  • An image or PDF that shows proposed sign location


“The last thing we need during this shutdown is to see our hard-working business owners suffer more than they already are,” said Mill Creek City Manager Michael Ciaravino. “We want to help local businesses continue to operate and thrive through this unprecedented challenge.”