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NOTICE OF POSSIBLE QUORUM/SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING
11/18/2019
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a quorum of Mill Creek Councilmembers may be in attendance at the upcoming Mill Creek Chamber of Commerce November meeting; as City Manager Michael Ciaravino will be serving as the keynote speaker. Although official City business is not expected to be discussed, the City desires to act prudently and in accordance with RCW 42.30.080, and so designates the possible meeting as a Special Meeting of the City of Mill Creek City Council in the event a quorum is present.
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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
11/18/2019
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Mill Creek City Council has scheduled a public hearing to set the property tax and EMS levies for 2020.
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Shop Locally in Mill Creek; Saturday, Nov. 30
11/15/2019
Small Business Saturday is a national day dedicated to supporting small and locally owned businesses. On Saturday, Nov. 30, the City encourages people to shop locally in Mill Creek.
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Join Mill Creek in Kicking Off the Holiday Season; Saturday, Dec. 7
11/14/2019
Embrace the holidays at the annual Mill Creek Santa Parade and Tree Lighting on Saturday, Dec. 7. In addition to the day’s main events, families will be able to enjoy cookie decorating, carriage and train rides, reindeer, musical performances and pictures with Santa.
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CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MEETING CANCELLED
11/12/2019
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Civil Service Commission meeting set for Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 3:00 p.m. is cancelled.
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LEOFF Board Meeting Cancelled
11/11/2019
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Law Enforcement Officers' and Fire Fighters' (LEOFF) board meeting for Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 4:30 p.m. is cancelled unless further notice is given.
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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
11/08/2019
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Mill Creek City Council has scheduled a public hearing to set the property tax and EMS levies for 2020.
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Mill Creek Residents Encouraged to Host USS Ralph Johnson Crew Members for a Holiday Meal
11/05/2019
This Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday, the City would like to connect Mill Creek families with crew members from the USS Ralph Johnson; an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer stationed at Naval Station Everett. Local families will have the opportunity to provide homesick crew members with a holiday meal and a family-oriented experience.
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NOTICE OF POSSIBLE QUORUM/SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING
10/28/2019
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a quorum of Mill Creek Councilmembers may be in attendance at the Exploration Park ribbon cutting ceremony. The City desires to act prudently and in accordance with RCW 42.30.080, and so designates the possible meeting as a Special Meeting of the City of Mill Creek City Council in the event a quorum is present. No action will be taken.
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Mill Creek Celebrates “Service; Past, Present and Future” for Veterans Day 2019
10/25/2019
The City’s annual Veterans Day celebrations on Monday, November 11, will include several special events to honor “Service; Past, Present and Future.” The public will be able to be a part of the commemorative ceremony, the parade and admire the assembly of military memorabilia.
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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
10/23/2019
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Mill Creek City Council has scheduled a public hearing to set the property tax and EMS levies for 2020.
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EXPLORATION PARK GRAND OPENING SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, OCT. 29
10/18/2019
A ribbon cutting ceremony and park dedication for Exploration Park, located at 13901 North Pointe Circle, will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. City Council members will be in attendance, as well as City Staff and City Manager Michael Ciaravino. The general public is welcome to attend.
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Public Hearing to Establish Transportation Improvement Plan Scheduled
10/02/2019
Notice is hereby given that the Mill Creek City Council will hold a public hearing at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. The purpose of the hearing is to establish the Transportation Improvement Plan for the years 2020-2025. A copy of the draft 2020-2025 Transportation Improvement Plan will be available for review by Friday, October 18, 2019 at Mill Creek City Hall during regular office hours, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm or on the City’s website at www.cityofmillcreek.com.
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Free, Family-Oriented Halloween Events in Mill Creek; Oct. 31
10/01/2019
Mill Creek will be bustling on Oct. 31 as it upholds its tradition of hosting two spooktacular Halloween events.
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CITY OF MILL CREEK ACTIVELY SEEKING INPUT FROM PUBLIC REGARDING MILL CREEK SUBAREA VISION
09/27/2019
The City of Mill Creek is conducting a planning study for the Mill Creek Boulevard Corridor. The overarching purpose of the Mill Creek Boulevard study is to identify and evaluate infrastructure needs and establish a long-term vision for the area.
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Mill Creek City Council Recognizes Recipients of 2019 Great Garden Awards
09/26/2019
Councilmember John Steckler and the City’s Art & Beautification Board recognized 12 Great Garden Award recipients at the Tuesday, Sept. 24 City Council meeting.
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Secure Document Shredding Event Back Again; Oct. 26
09/20/2019
Mill Creek Kiwanis Club, Peoples Bank and the City of Mill Creek are hosting a document shredding event Saturday, Oct. 26 from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. at City Hall North located at 15720 Main St. in Mill Creek. The first box of materials to shred is free. Additional boxes can be shredded for a suggested donation of $5 per box. All collected donations will help fund community projects with the Mill Creek Kiwanis Club.
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Join the Mill Creek Police Department for Coffee with a Cop on Oct. 2
09/19/2019
The Mill Creek Police Department invites the community to connect with them at Coffee with a Cop events happening at three coffee shops around the City on Wednesday, Oct 2 from 7:30 to 10 a.m.
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NOTICE OF POSSIBLE QUORUM/SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING
09/13/2019
NOTICE OF POSSIBLE QUORUM/SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING
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NOTICE OF PARK & RECREATION BOARD VACANCIES
09/12/2019
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Mill Creek is seeking volunteers to fill three vacancies on the Park & Recreation Board. These terms will expire on October 31, 2022. Park & Recreation Board meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 5:00 p.m.
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NOTICE OF ART & BEAUTIFICATION BOARD VACANCIES
09/12/2019
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Mill Creek is seeking volunteers to fill two vacancies on the Art & Beautification Board. These terms will expire on October 31, 2022.
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Statement by City of Mill Creek Regarding Communications and Marketing Director, Joni Kirk’s Termination
08/06/2019
In early June, the City of Mill Creek began a workplace investigation triggered in part by an unfair labor practice complaint filed with the Washington Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC).
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Mill Creek Police Department Seeks Additional Information for Indecent Liberties Case
08/06/2019
On July 30, Qingli Ma of Everett was charged with two counts of Indecent Liberties by the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office. The charges stem from an investigation conducted by the Mill Creek Police Department involving the sexual assaults of two persons at Jin Jin Foot Massage, located at 800 164th St. SE, Suite J in Mill Creek.
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City of Mill Creek Announces Tara Dunford as Interim Finance Director
08/02/2019
City Manager Michael Ciaravino announces Tara Dunford as the Interim Finance Director.
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Notice General
NO REGULAR COUNCIL MEETINGS IN THE MONTH OF AUGUST
07/30/2019
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Mill Creek City Council will not hold any regular meetings in the month of August, 2019 unless further notice is given.
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City of Mill Creek Seeks Volunteer for the Civil Service Commission
07/22/2019
The City of Mill Creek is seeking one volunteer to serve on the Civil Service Commission. The current opening is for a term expiring on April 30, 2023.
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Map Your Neighborhood Workshops; Helping Residents Prepare for Crisis Situations
07/19/2019
Pulling together as a neighborhood saves lives when worst case scenarios become a reality. The Mill Creek Map Your Neighborhood workshops are designed to provide community members with preparedness tips to better face potential disaster scenarios.
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The City Awarded $1.3 Million in Grants to Support Public Development Projects
07/08/2019
The Mill Creek Boulevard Land Use and Infrastructure Subarea Plan, along with the recently completed 35th Avenue SE roadway project, have both been recognized to receive vital grant funding. The grants will lessen the financial burden on taxpayers and provide financial backing for development projects that significantly improve quality of living for Mill Creek residents.
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CITY COUNCIL TO MOVE FORWARD ON PURCHASE OF MILL CREEK DEVELOPMENT SITE
07/05/2019
The Mill Creek City Council authorized City Manager, Michael Ciaravino, to execute on a real estate purchase and sale agreement with the Diocese of Olympia at its July 2nd meeting.
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PREPARE FOR FOURTH OF JULY IN CITY OF MILL CREEK
07/03/2019
Looking ahead to a long weekend of Fourth of July festivities, the City of Mill Creek would like to remind residents that discharging fireworks is strictly prohibited within city limits.
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PIANOS ON MAIN BACK FOR SUMMER 2019
07/02/2019
Art is hands-on with these unique street installations. Visitors are invited to make and enjoy music with custom designed pianos donated by Mill Creek residents and transformed by local high school art students. The pianos were immensely popular last summer, and the City is proud to bring the pianos back into the community for another season.
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Mill Creek Surface Water Infrastructure Improvements Move Forward with Low Interest Rate Financing
06/27/2019
The City of Mill Creek is in the process of issuing a Limited Tax General Obligation Bond to finance utility improvements consisting of surface water infrastructure improvements.
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The Farm at Mill Creek Approved by Third-Party Hearing Examiner
06/05/2019
The binding site plan for The Farm at Mill Creek, a proposed development located at 4008 132nd St. SE in Mill Creek, received approval by a third-party examiner on June 3 following the project’s May 23 public hearing.
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Explore the Best of Mill Creek This Summer Via the Selfie Trail
06/04/2019
The City of Mill Creek invites adults, kids and four-legged friends alike to get outside this summer by navigating the updated Mill Creek Selfie Trail.
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Mill Creek Welcomes Summer Months with Party in the Park Evening Events
05/31/2019
The Mill Creek community is once again invited to take part in three summer evening events hosted in the City of Mill Creek’s parks. Back for a second summer by popular demand, the Party in the Park events aim to provide free family-friendly fun while showcasing Mill Creek’s natural outdoor playgrounds.
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Annual 3-on-3 Star Fest Basketball Tournament Slated for Weekend of July 13-14; Registration Now Open
05/31/2019
The City of Mill Creek will again partner with Stars Unlimited to host its annual 3-on-3 Star Fest basketball tournament. The tournament takes place the weekend of July 13¬-14, as part of a full weekend of activity in Mill Creek with the popular Mill Creek Festival.
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Notice of Special Park and Recreation Board Meetings
05/30/2019
Notice is hereby given that the City of Mill Creek’s Park and Recreation Board will hold special meetings on Wednesday, June 5, at 3:30 p.m. and Thursday, June 6, at 3:30 p.m.
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National Family Health and Fitness Day on June 8, 2019
05/30/2019
National Family Health and Fitness Day on June 8 promotes the importance of parks and outdoor recreation in keeping communities healthy and active. The City of Mill Creek’s recreation staff provides the following tips to help people get outside and take advantage of the City’s natural playgrounds that are available for the physical and mental well-being of families.
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City of Mill Creek Flies POW/MIA Flag
05/20/2019
The City of Mill Creek holds special observances for Memorial Day to remember those who have died in service to this nation. The City also encourages residents to remember those who are or have been missing in action or prisoners of war by flying the POW/MIA flag at both City Hall and over the Veterans Monument at Library Park.
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Take Part in a Community Tradition with 34th Annual Run of the Mill on June 29
05/17/2019
A community tradition nearly as old as the City of Mill Creek, Columbia Funding Mortgage presents the 34th annual Run of the Mill takes on June 29. The Family friendly 5K race is includes elite runners, casual joggers and walkers of all ages. This year’s event has some new components, including Kids at the Creek races, and a kid’s area with even more family friendly activities.
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City Moving Forward with Summer 2019 Surface Water Repairs and Replacement
05/15/2019
Twenty sites in Mill Creek will undergo surface water pipe repairs or replacement this summer. The City Council approved a contract with Road Construction Northwest, Inc. at its May 14 meeting for construction of the project in the amount of $749,325.
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Run With Heart Set for Aug. 10 in Mill Creek; Registration Now Open
05/14/2019
The seventh annual Run With Heart co-hosted by the City of Mill Creek and Columbia Athletic Clubs takes place Aug. 10 beginning at 9 a.m. The event includes activities for the whole family. Registration for the day’s events – including the 5K run/walk, Kid’s 1K, Toddler Trot and Diaper Derby – is now open at www.millcreektourism.com/runwithheart.
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City Seeks Volunteers to Fill Park and Recreation Board Vacancy
05/13/2019
The City of Mill Creek seeks volunteers with a background or interest in landscaping, recreation, interlocal agreements or other similar interests to fill a vacancy on the Parks and Recreation Board. This is a mid-term appointment expiring on Oct. 31, 2021. Full terms are three years.
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Advisory Committee Members Sought to Help Develop Vision for Mill Creek Blvd Subarea
05/09/2019
The City of Mill Creek seeks applicants for a project advisory committee to help shape the future of the Mill Creek Blvd subarea. Applicants must submit a letter of interest by May 27.
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Mill Creek Sports Park Reopened May 9 Following Construction
05/09/2019
Freedom Field at Mill Creek Sports Park reopened May 9 after a more than $900,000 renovation that closed the park to the public for five months.
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Statement on North Creek Trail Suspect
05/08/2019
On May 7, the Mill Creek Police responded to an incident that occurred along the North Creek Trail. The Police are working with all parties involved in this situation.
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Welcome, Michael Ciaravino!
05/06/2019
Today, May 6, 2019, we welcome Michael Ciaravino to Mill Creek as the new City Manager!
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Summer 2019 Construction Projects Surrounding Mill Creek; Minor Impacts on Community
05/01/2019
The City of Mill Creek’s Public Works contractors will conduct several projects this summer that are visible to the public and may impact traffic or pedestrians.
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Open Letter to the Mill Creek Community, City Council, and City Staff
04/29/2019
I have had the pleasure and honor to serve as Mill Creek City Manager not once, but twice; with service the first time from 1995 to the start of 2005 and most recently as Interim City Manager over the last eight months.
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“We Will Remember” – City of Mill Creek Memorial Day Events for May 27
04/29/2019
The City of Mill Creek continues its tradition of honoring those members of the U.S. Armed Forces who died in service to their country with two Memorial Day activities on May 27.
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City Council Approves City Manager Contract with Michael Ciaravino
04/24/2019
The Mill Creek City Council unanimously approved an employment contract with Michael Ciaravino at its meeting on April 23. Ciaravino’s appointment as the City Manager is effective May 6.
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Electronics Recycling Event Set for Sunday, May 5
04/18/2019
The City of Mill Creek, in partnership with the Mill Creek Kiwanis Club, will host an electronics recycling event on May 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the City Hall North parking lot at 15720 Main St.
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Art and Beautification Board Seeks Artists for 2019 Art Walks
04/15/2019
The Mill Creek Art and Beautification Board in coordination with the Mill Creek Town Center Business Association seeks artists to showcase their talents in the City’s 2019 summer art walks.
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Notice of Special Council Meeting for April 15
04/12/2019
Notice is hereby given that that the Mill Creek City Council will hold a Special Council Meeting on Monday, April 15, 2019 at 6:15 p.m.
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Construction Begins April 15 on Exploration Park
04/10/2019
Construction on Exploration Park in Mill Creek’s North Pointe neighborhood is slated to begin Monday, April 15. The work will be conducted during day-time hours, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., five days per week.
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Mill Creek Sports Park Reopening Event Cancelled Due to Weather
04/10/2019
The Mill Creek Sports Park grand reopening event slated for April 13 has been cancelled. Due to rain that has not allowed the field area to dry, the turf installation at the sports park is not yet complete.
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Mill Creek Planning Commission to Hold Public Hearing April 18 Regarding Wireless Communication Facilities
04/03/2019
The Mill Creek Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on April 18 at 7 p.m.to consider proposed amendments to the Mill Creek Municipal Code to address wireless communication facilities and to comply with the Federal Communications Commission regulations. The hearing takes place in the City Hall Council Chambers, 15728 Main St.
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City of Mill Creek Identifies Michael Ciaravino as Finalist for City Manager
04/02/2019
At its April 2 meeting, the Mill Creek City Council identified Michael G. Ciaravino as finalist for the City Manager role. The Council voted unanimously to have City Attorney Scott Missall negotiate an employment agreement with Ciaravino for consideration at the City Council’s April 9 meeting.
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City of Mill Creek Seeks Volunteer for the LEOFF 1 Disability Board
03/28/2019
The City of Mill Creek is seeking one volunteer to serve on the LEOFF 1 Disability Board. The current vacancy is for a member of the public at large who must reside within the City of Mill Creek. The term will expire on December 31, 2020.
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Mill Creek’s History Tells a Story
03/28/2019
When trying to tell Mill Creek’s history, it’s not as easy as mapping out dates on a timeline. Rather, Mill Creek’s history is a complex story with many intertwining threads. Now the community can help ensure that story is complete.
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Hop into Spring at the Mill Creek Eggstravaganza
03/28/2019
Join the City of Mill Creek, in partnership with Canyon Creek Church, in welcoming spring on Saturday, April 20, for the annual Eggstravaganza. The event begins at 10:30 a.m. at Heatherwood Middle School, 1419 Trillium Blvd. SE in Mill Creek.
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City Council Approves Development Agreement for The Farm at Mill Creek
03/27/2019
A proposed project in northeastern Mill Creek took another step forward this week with the approval of the development agreement by the Mill Creek City Council based on the City’s regulations that were created in 2008 and modified in 2012.
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City of Mill Creek Adds Two Engineers
03/25/2019
As the City of Mill Creek continues to grow, the Public Works and Development Services department has added two engineers to assist with review, design, and construction of the city's roadway, traffic, and stormwater infrastructure systems.
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Notice of Special Council Meeting ~ March 23, 2019
03/21/2019
Notice is hereby given that the Mill Creek City Council will hold a Special Council Meeting on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.
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Top 5 Candidates Identified for City of Mill City Manager Recruitment
03/15/2019
The City of Mill Creek has identified the five finalists for the City Manager position.
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City of Mill Creek Seeks Volunteers for the Planning Commission
03/15/2019
The City of Mill Creek is seeking three volunteers to serve on the Planning Commission. The terms will expire on April 30, 2022.
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Public Invited to Meet City Manager Candidates at March 22 Social
03/14/2019
The Mill Creek community is invited to meet with City Manager candidates at an evening social on Friday, March 22, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. It will take place in The Forum at Mill Creek Town Center, 15117 Main St., second floor conference ro
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Mill Creek Youth Advisory Board Conducts School Supply Drive
03/14/2019
The Mill Creek Youth Advisory Board asks the community to donate school supplies to benefit middle and high school foster children in the community.
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City of Mill Creek Adopts USS Ralph Johnson
03/13/2019
The City of Mill Creek has adopted the USS Ralph Johnson (DDG-114), the newly commissioned Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer stationed at Naval Station Everett.
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Construction Complete on 35th Avenue SE in Mill Creek, Roadway Reopened for Traffic
03/11/2019
After years of flooding and eight months of construction, construction on 35th Avenue SE in Mill Creek is complete and the roadway is reopened to traffic and pedestrians.
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Notice of Public Hearing: Development Agreement for The Farm at Mill Creek
03/08/2019
Notice is hereby given that the Mill Creek City Council will hold a public hearing at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in accordance with RCW 36.70B.200.
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Notice of Special Council Meeting ~ March 12, 2019
03/04/2019
Notice is hereby given that the Mill Creek City Council will hold a Special Council Meeting on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
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Update on Mill Creek Sports Park Turf & Light Replacement
03/01/2019
The Mill Creek Sports Park has been under construction since January 2019 when FieldTurf USA, Inc. took possession of the field as the construction contractor. Currently the contractor has removed the old field turf, removed all the outfield netting and completed removal of the chain link off the fence posts.
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Update on 35th Avenue SE Reconstruction ~ March 1
03/01/2019
Construction on 35th Avenue SE through Mill Creek ceased in early February due to snow/ice and freezing temperatures. However, work is again underway. Concrete work is in process with the goal of wrapping up at the end of this week.
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Public Hearing on Development Agreement for The Farm Set for March 26
02/27/2019
The Mill Creek City Council has set a public hearing on the Development Agreement for The Farm at Mill Creek for Tuesday, March 26. It will occur at 6 p.m. in the City Hall South Council Chambers, 15728 Main St. The purpose of the public hearing is take public comment only on the issues contained in the Development Agreement. A second open house about the project is slated for March 13 at 5-7 p.m. at the Mill Creek Senior Center, located in the Vintage at Mill Creek development at 4111 133rd St. SE.
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City Council to Consider Development Agreement for The Farm at Mill Creek
02/22/2019
The City of Mill Creek has received an application for a project called The Farm at Mill Creek. At its Feb. 26 meeting, the City Council will have a study session on the Development Agreement.
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City Seeks Volunteers to Fill Park and Recreation Board Vacancy
02/22/2019
The City of Mill Creek seeks volunteers with a background or interest in landscaping, recreation, interlocal agreements or other similar interests to fill a vacancy on the Parks and Recreation Board. This is a mid-term appointment expiring on Oct. 31, 2020. Full terms are three years.
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Mill Creek Selects 2019 Washington Cities Scholarship Nominee
02/21/2019
At their Feb. 19 meeting, the Mill Creek City Council selected Elijah Beals as the City’s 2019 AWC Center for Quality Communities Scholarship Nominee. Beals, a senior at Glacier Peak High School and a resident of the SpringTree neighborhood, will receive a $500 scholarship from the City for being selected as the nominee for the state competition where a $1,000 scholarship prize is up for grabs.
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City Storm Cleanup as of Feb. 19
02/19/2019
Melting of snow has occurred over the past few days and is slowly continuing. Starting Wednesday, Feb. 20, the City’s Maintenance crew will focus on Seattle Hill Road, specifically tree branch pruning and repairing potholes.
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Notice of Special Council Meeting ~ Feb. 19, 2019
02/18/2019
Notice is hereby given that the Mill Creek City Council will hold a Special Council Meeting on Tuesday, February 19, at 6:00 p.m.
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Snow and Ice Cleanup Priorities as of Feb. 14
02/14/2019
Mill Creek, along with the greater Puget Sound region, has experienced significantly unusual levels of snowfall over the last two weeks. In the latest round, some areas of our City received more than 14 inches of snow on Feb. 12. Following is an update as of mid-day on Feb. 14.
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Mill Creek Snow Event 2019
02/13/2019
This page contains updates and information about the City’s response in the 2019 snow event.
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Open House Slated for Feb. 20 for Proposed Development Called “The Farm”
02/13/2019
The developer for a proposed project call “The Farm at Mill Creek” will hold an open house for the community on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 5-7 p.m. at the Mill Creek Senior Center, 4111 133rd St. SE. The proposed project site is located west of The Vintage at Mill Creek at 3830 and 4008 132nd St. SE in Mill Creek.
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Art and Beautification Board Meeting Canceled
02/12/2019
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the regular Art and Beautification Board meeting scheduled for February 13, 2019 will be canceled due to inclement weather.
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Citizens Patrol Academy
Third Annual Mill Creek Police Citizens Academy is Now Accepting Applications
02/12/2019
Looking for a way to assist the local Mill Creek Police Department, but not quite ready to become a full-fledged police officer? Try out the Police Citizens Academy.
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City of Mill Creek Closed Tuesday, Feb. 12
02/11/2019
The City of Mill Creek is closed Tuesday, Feb. 12, due to inclement weather for the safety of its employees and citizens. The City Council meeting also slated for Feb. 12 has been canceled.
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Winter Driving Tips
02/08/2019
Some folks don't have the luxury of staying home during snow events. If you need to drive, here are some helpful winter driving tips.
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Map Your Neighborhood Class
City Workshop Helps Neighborhoods Be Prepared for Emergencies
02/06/2019
Emergencies don’t often provide enough time to create and implement an action plan. A free Map Your Neighborhood event at City Hall in Mill Creek on Feb. 19 to will help people develop individual and neighborhood plans to be prepared for emergencies both large and small.
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Stephanie Vignal Appointed to Mill Creek City Council
02/05/2019
The Mill Creek City Council appointed Stephanie Vignal to fill the vacant Council seat at its Feb. 5 meeting. The appointment is for approximately a nine-month term, lasting through certification of the general election in 2019.
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Challenging Community Issues
02/01/2019
Homelessness. Public Sleeping. Panhandling. Three simple topics are evoking a great deal of dialogue in Mill Creek and surrounding communities.
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Spring 2019 Issue of City Connection Now Available
02/01/2019
The spring 2019 issue of the City's magazine, City Connection, is now available.
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Experience Mill Creek through 2019 Community Events
01/30/2019
The City of Mill Creek and local community organizations offer many family-friendly and community focused events year around. From local parties in the parks and art walks, to Veterans Day events honoring members of the U.S. Armed Forces, Mill Creek has something for everyone.
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Mill Creek Farmers Market Updates for 2019
01/28/2019
The City of Mill Creek will continue its summer farmers market in 2019 with some key updates. The market will move to Tuesdays, beginning June 18, with new hours running 3-7 p.m. The Mill Creek Farmers Market will continue through Aug. 20.
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Notice of Public Hearing: Development Agreement for Vintage at Mill Creek
01/10/2019
Notice is hereby given that the Mill Creek City Council will hold a public hearing at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22, 2019. In accordance with RCW 36.70B.200, the purpose of the public hearing is to consider an amendment to the adopted Development Agreement (DA) between the City of Mill Creek and Vintage at Mill Creek located at 4111 133rd Street SE, Mill Creek, WA. The purpose of the amendment is to memorialize a development agreement provision requiring 500 square foot of additional space for the Mill Creek Senior Center in lieu of space for a new police precinct.
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City of Mill Creek Accepting Applications to Fill Vacancy on City Council
01/09/2019
The City of Mill Creek is accepting applications from those interested in filling a vacancy on the Mill Creek City Council, Position No. 2. Councilmember Jared Mead was elected to the Washington State Legislature representing the State's 44th House district and is expected to vacate his position at the end of the year.
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City Seeks High School Applicants for $1,000 AWC Scholarship
12/20/2018
A $1,000 educational scholarship can be a tremendous help to a young student. High school students that live in Mill Creek can apply by Feb. 1 to become the City’s nominee for one of six such statewide scholarships.
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Rates to Increase at Mill Creek Sports Park in 2019
12/20/2018
Hourly use rates will slightly increase at the Mill Creek Sports Park effective Jan. 1, 2019. The fees were last updated in 2013.
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Upcoming City Hall Closures
12/19/2018
Mill Creek City Hall will be closed for holidays on Monday, Dec. 24; Tuesday, Dec. 25; and Tuesday, Jan. 1.
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Exploration Park Construction to Proceed, Slated for Spring 2019
12/13/2018
Construction on Exploration Park in Mill Creek’s North Pointe neighborhood is slated to begin this spring. The Mill Creek City Council unanimously approved a contract for construction of the park at its Dec. 11 meeting.
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Council Meetings Cancelled
12/13/2018
Notice of Council Meeting Cancellations
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Executive Search Firm Selected for City Manager Recruitment
12/12/2018
The national search for a new Mill Creek city manager is underway, and the Council hopes to have a new leader in place at the City next spring.
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Mill Creek Community Generously Supports Military Service Members
12/11/2018
When the City of Mill Creek’s Youth Advisory Board held two collection drives this fall to support members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families, the Mill Creek community generously stepped up.
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Mill Creek Passes 2019-2020 Biennial Budget
12/05/2018
The Mill Creek City Council unanimously adopted the 2019-2020 Biennium Budget at its Dec. 4 meeting. The total budgeted revenues, which include beginning fund balances, are $59,138,265; expenses match revenues for these same years.
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City Receives First Surface Water Rate Increase in 20 Years
11/29/2018
For 20 years, residents of Mill Creek have had the same Surface Water Utility rate of $78 per year. With significant surface water infrastructure repairs and replacement looming, the Mill Creek City Council voted on Nov. 27 to raise the rate to $150 per year in 2019.
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Mill Creek Levies 1% EMS Tax Increase, Avoids Regular Property Tax Increase for 2019
11/29/2018
At its Nov. 27 meeting, the Mill Creek City Council voted unanimously to levy a 1 percent Emergency Medical Services (EMS) tax increase, which will generate $16,802 in revenue for the City. The total EMS levy contributes $1.7 million in revenue to the City to offset the $3.9 million annual cost of EMS services; the City’s General Fund covers the remaining 56 percent or $2.2 million.
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Turf and Lights Replacement Work Slated for Mill Creek Sports Park
11/28/2018
At its Nov. 27 meeting, the Mill Creek City Council awarded a construction contract to FieldTurf USA, Inc., to execute the Mill Creek Sports Park’s turf and light replacement project. Project work is expected to commence in December, so the park will close to the public as of Jan. 1 and is expected to reopen in April 2019.
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11/26/2018
Notice of Special Art and Beautification Board Meeting
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4 Tips to Prevent Package Theft
11/20/2018
The Mill Creek Police Department wants to ruin the holiday season for the "bad guys" and provides the following tips to prevent package theft.
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Significant Milestones Achieved on Mill Creek’s 35th Avenue SE Reconstruction Project
11/16/2018
The City of Mill Creek’s 35th Avenue SE reconstruction project has achieved several significant milestones. As of Nov. 14, all 505 pin piles are installed. The pile-driving work began in August and took several months to complete as the six-inch diameter pin piles were driven through a large peat deposit to load-bearing ground. The average depth was 37 feet below ground. The bridge and roadway on either side of the bridge will be supported by the pin piles.
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Notice of Final Public Hearing: 2019-2020 Biennial Budget, Property Tax and EMS Levies, and Surface Water Utility Rate
11/16/2018
Notice is hereby given that the Mill Creek City Council has scheduled the final public hearings to review and discuss the 2019-2020 Biennial Budget, set the regular and emergency medical services property tax levies, and to set the surface water utility rate.
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Holiday Safety Tips from Mill Creek Police Department
11/15/2018
The holiday season is quickly approaching. Soon shoppers will be rushing home with their treasures. Others might be heading out of town. Either way, the danger of theft and home invasion is a real concern. Whatever your plans, the Mill Creek Police Department has some tips to keep your family and gifts safe from theft.
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Nov. 28 Workshop Helps Neighborhoods Be Prepared for Emergencies
11/14/2018
Emergencies don’t often provide enough time to create and implement an action plan. A free Map Your Neighborhood event at City Hall in Mill Creek on Nov. 28 will help people develop individual and neighborhood plans to be prepared for emergencies.
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City Seeks Volunteers to Fill Art and Beautification Board Vacancies
11/14/2018
The City of Mill Creek is seeking volunteers with a background or interest in landscaping or art to fill three vacancies on the Arts and Beautification Board. The terms of both positions lasts three years, expiring on Oct. 31, 2021.
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Shop Locally for Small Business Saturday and the Holidays
11/12/2018
Small Business Saturday is Nov. 24, and is a national day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for the community. In recognition of this day, the City of Mill Creek encourages people to shop locally.
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Join Mill Creek in Ushering in the Holidays on Dec. 1
11/08/2018
Help launch the holiday season in Mill Creek at the annual Santa Parade and Tree Lighting on Saturday, Dec. 1. These festive events have fun features for the whole family including cookie decorating, carriage rides, photos with Santa and musical performances.
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Mill Creek Raises Traffic Mitigation Fee to Address Impact on Transportation System
11/07/2018
At its meeting on Nov. 6, the Mill Creek City Council unanimously approved raising the City’s traffic mitigation fee by 30 percent to bolster funds for system-wide traffic improvements.
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Notice of Public Hearing: Preliminary 2019-2020 Biennial Budget, Property Tax Levy and Surface Water Utility Rate
11/07/2018
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Mill Creek City Council has scheduled public hearing to review and discuss: the preliminary 2019-2020 Biennial Budget, property tax levy, and surface water utility rate.
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Notice of Special Art and Beautification Board Meeting
11/05/2018
Notice is hereby given that the Mill Creek Art and Beautification Board will hold a Special Meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 4:00 p.m. The meeting is for the purpose of reviewing initial design concepts for the Historical Preservation Project.
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Second Public Hearing on Preliminary 2019-2020 Biennial Budget
11/02/2018
Notice is hereby given that the Mill Creek City Council has scheduled a second public hearing to review and discuss the preliminary 2019-2020 Biennial Budget.
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Winter 2018 Issue of City Connection Now Available
10/31/2018
The Winter 2018 issue of Mill Creek's publication, City Connection, is now available.
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Notice of Public Hearing: Preliminary 2019-2020 Biennial Budget
10/26/2018
Notice is hereby given that the Mill Creek City Council has scheduled a public hearing to review and discuss the preliminary 2019-2020 Biennial Budget.
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Mill Creek City Council Approves 2019-2024 Capital Improvement Plan
10/24/2018
The Mill Creek City Council approved the City’s 2019-2024 Capital Improvement Plan at its Oct. 23 meeting. The CIP identifies 27 projects and programs for a total investment of $19,270,140 over the six-year period.
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10/22/2018
Notice is hereby given that the Mill Creek Art and Beautification Board will hold a Special Meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 4:00 p.m. The meeting is for the purpose of reviewing initial design concepts for the Historical Preservation Project.
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Early Morning Structure Fire in Mill Creek
10/21/2018
An early morning structure fire in Mill Creek scared residents of an apartment building, but was ultimately limited to an exterior deck area.
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City Seeks Executive Search Firm
10/17/2018
The City of Mill Creek is looking for an executive search firm or consultant to aid in the recruitment and selection of a new City Manager.
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Mill Creek Celebrates “100 Years of Honor” for Veterans Day
10/10/2018
Mill Creek’s annual Veterans Day celebration includes several events to help the community celebrate “100 Years of Honor,” as 2018 marks 100 years since the end of World War 1. The festivities include: a Veterans Walk; commemorative ceremony; parade; military displays; and a car show.
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Document Shredding Event Set for Oct. 27
10/08/2018
Mill Creek Kiwanis Club, Peoples Bank and the City of Mill Creek will host a community document shredding event Oct. 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mill Creek City Hall North (15720 Main St., Mill Creek). The first box of materials to shred is free; additional boxes can be shredded for a suggested donation of $5 each.
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Proposed 2019-2024 Capital Improvement Plan Available for Public Review and Feedback
10/05/2018
The City of Mill Creek's proposed 2019-2024 Capital Improvement Plan is now available for public review and feedback.
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City Council Approves Separation Agreement with City Manager Polizzotto
10/02/2018
The Mill Creek City Council has terminated the professional services agreement of City Manager Rebecca Polizzotto and approved a separation agreement during its Oct. 2, 2018 Council meeting.
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Mill Creek Collection Drives to Support Veterans Now Underway
10/01/2018
The City of Mill Creek is supporting members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families through two collection drives now underway: Operation Gratitude and Operation Paperback. The collection drives are underway through Nov. 2.
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Free Spooktacular Family Halloween Events in Mill Creek on Oct. 31
09/26/2018
Mill Creek will be home to two large community events for Halloween again this year.
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Mill Creek Honors Veterans with Memorial Engraving
09/26/2018
Honoring veterans doesn’t start and end on Veterans Day. Mill Creek residents and community members who are veterans or have veterans in their family can apply to have names engraved on the City’s Veterans Monument located in Library Park at 15429 Bothell Everett Hwy.
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Mill Creek City Council Moves Toward City Manager Contract Resolution
09/25/2018
At the Sept. 25 Mill Creek City Council meeting, the Council voted to direct the City Attorney to draft a resolution terminating City Manager Rebecca Polizzotto for presentation to the Council at the next City Council meeting on Oct. 2.
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Mill Creek Launches New Requests and Feedback Site for Community Members
09/21/2018
Community members seeking to provide the City of Mill Creek with feedback or to raise concerns will now do so with a new online Response Center, www.cityofmillcreek.com/responsecenter.
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Development of Mill Creek’s Capital Improvement Plan and Biennial Budget Underway
09/20/2018
Development of Mill Creek’s Capital Improvement Plan and Biennial Budget Underway
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Join the Mill Creek Police Department for Coffee with a Cop on Oct. 3
09/17/2018
The community is invited to meet with Mill Creek police at three coffee shops around the City on Oct. 3 from 7:30 to 10 a.m.
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Registration for Mill Creek Youth Basketball League Underway through Sept. 30
09/13/2018
Kids in kindergarten through eighth grade can learn the fundamentals of basketball while having fun and developing teamwork skills in the Mill Creek Youth Basketball League. Registration for the 2018-2019 league is now available through Sept. 30.
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Maintaining and Revitalizing Mill Creek’s Recreational Amenities
09/11/2018
The Parks and Recreation Board, an advisory board to the City Council, is responsible for development, design, and operation of park and recreation facilities, as well as for capital improvement planning. “The board prevents things from slipping through the cracks and being neglected in regards to our local parks,” said Peter Lalic, board member.
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Five Mill Creek Locations Added to World’s Largest Treasure Hunt
08/30/2018
The City of Mill Creek has placed five hidden geocaches around the City to encourage geocachers to come through the area and learn about some of the City’s local delights. Geocaching is the recreational activity of hunting for and finding a hidden object by means of GPS coordinates posted on a website.
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City Council Extends Administrative Leave for City Manager
08/22/2018
At a special meeting held Aug. 22, the Mill Creek City Council voted to extend City Manager Rebecca Polizzotto’s leave to Sept. 25.
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Notice of Special Council Meeting ~ Aug. 22, 2018
08/21/2018
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Mill Creek City Council will hold a Special Council Meeting on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
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New City Community Block Trailer Available for Mill Creek Resident Use
08/20/2018
The City of Mill Creek now offers a block party trailer stocked with supplies to help residents host neighborhood gatherings and foster community spirit. The trailer is meant to help increase civil engagement and recreational opportunities throughout the City.
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Mill Creek Police Searching for Human Remains After Skull Found
08/15/2018
The Mill Creek Police Department was contacted on Aug. 14 by a male who found a human skull in a wooded area near North Creek just north of Mill Creek Town Center.
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The City Announces the Winners of the Annual Great Garden Award
08/15/2018
The City’s Art and Beautification Board set out Aug. 8 to deliver yard signs to 12 winners of its annual Great Garden Awards. The Great Garden Awards are given out to gardens that exhibit great design, creativity, diversity and overall beauty.
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Final Two Weeks of Inaugural Season for Mill Creek Farmers Market
08/14/2018
The Mill Creek Farmers Market will wrap up its inaugural season on Friday, Aug. 24.
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Youth Basketball League: The Love of the Game and Personal Growth
08/08/2018
Mill Creek’s Youth Basketball League has been a wildly successful program that gets children of all ages out and active with their peers. The 2018-2019 season is bound to be another great success for the some 800 kids that participate on 80 teams.
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Mill Creek Shows Responsiveness to Residents on Issues Surrounding 35th Avenue SE Reconstruction Project
08/07/2018
Changes to traffic mitigation techniques and bolstered community education programs related to the 35th Avenue SE reconstruction project in Mill Creek are a direct result of the community’s feedback to City leaders.
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Registration for Mill Creek Fall and Winter Recreation Programs Opens Aug. 13
08/06/2018
Registration for the City of Mill Creek’s fall and winter recreation programs opens Monday, Aug. 13. This year’s selections include new great classes as well as long time favorites, and range from toddlers to senior citizens.
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No Regular Council Meetings in the Month of August
08/03/2018
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Mill Creek City Council will not hold any regular meetings in the month of August 2018 unless further notice is given. The next scheduled regular Council meeting is Tuesday, September 4, 2018.
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Fall Events in Mill Creek
08/03/2018
The City of Mill Creek offers many family-friendly and community-focused events through December. From local parties in the parks and family fun runs, to Veterans Day events honoring members of the U.S. Armed Forces, Mill Creek has something for everyone.
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City Council Extends City Manager’s Paid Administrative Leave Until Aug. 24
08/02/2018
At its Aug. 2 special meeting, the Mill Creek City Council extended the City Manager’s paid administrative leave until Aug. 24.
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Growth for the Future
08/01/2018
Economic growth is important to the City. Mill Creek is centrally located in Snohomish County, which anticipates the addition of 100,000 new County residents over the next 10 years. With its proximity to Seattle, fantastic amenities, and keen sense of community, Mill Creek will play an important role in meeting needs of surrounding communities in years to come.
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Notice of Special Council Meeting ~ Aug. 2, 2018
07/27/2018
The Mill Creek City Council will hold a Special Council Meeting on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
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City Seeks Volunteers to fill Board and Commission Vacancies
07/26/2018
The City of Mill Creek is seeking volunteers to fill positions on the Civil Service Commission, Design Review Board, Arts and Beautification Board, and the Parks and Recreation Board.
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City Council Defers Construction on Exploration Park to Obtain Cost Savings
07/25/2018
The Mill Creek City Council deferred moving forward with construction of Exploration Park at its July 24 meeting. The decision was reached following review of bids for the project, which significantly exceeded the engineer’s estimate. The City received two bids for construction in April 2018: one for $1,306,228 and one for $1,752,216. The engineer’s estimate was $1,078,983. Timing of the City’s bid in the midst of a construction boom was likely a factor for the higher-than-anticipated bids.
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Meet Your Local First Responders for National Night Out on Aug. 7
07/16/2018
The City of Mill Creek will celebrate National Night Out on Aug. 7 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Pine Meadow Park, 15803 32nd Ave. SE in Mill Creek. The community is invited to join the Mill Creek Police Department and Snohomish County Fire 7 for fun family activities, food, and crime prevention and disaster preparedness information.
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Party in the Parks is Local Fun in the Summer Sun, Starting July 17
07/10/2018
Games, food and fun in the summer sun is what the Party in the Parks event is all about. The City of Mill Creek will host three neighborhood Party in the Parks events this summer.
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Mill Creek’s K9 Team Certified as Narcotic Detection Team
06/28/2018
Mill Creek Police Department’s K9 version 2.0 achieved its latest benchmark on June 27. The team of K9 Bagira and Officer Nathan Lerma were certified as a narcotic detection team, attaining 100 percent proficiency in the detection of cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine.
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City Seeks Volunteers to Fill Planning Commission Vacancies
06/27/2018
The City of Mill Creek seeks two volunteers with a background or interest in land use regulations, development or planning to fill two vacancies on the Planning Commission. The terms of both positions lasts three years, expiring on April 30, 2021.
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Heron Park Swings Removed Due to Safety Concern
06/26/2018
The swings at Mill Creek’s Heron Park have been removed due to a safety concern. Heron Park is a popular park with community members. Residents who were young children when the park was built are now eager for their children to enjoy the park as well.
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Mill Creek Police and Fire District 7 Face Off in an Epic Soccer Battle
06/25/2018
It’s a battle to determine the fate of the two local chiefs. One will take all the glory. The other will shoulder the burden of their agency’s disappointment and taking on some of the other chief’s duties. The Mill Creek Police Department and Snohomish County Fire District 7 will go head-to-head in a soccer face off in an action packed evening at Arena Sports on July 19 to raise money for Kiwanis International’s Camp Casey.
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Construction Begins on Mill Creek’s 35th Avenue; Full Road Closure Set for July 2
06/21/2018
The long-anticipated reconstruction of 35th Avenue SE in Mill Creek began on June 18 by Harbor Pacific Contractors. The full roadway closure will begin in the early hours of June 29. A ground-breaking event is set for June 29 at 10 a.m. on the east side of 35th Avenue SE across from 144th Street SE
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Bob Stowe to Serve as Interim City Manager
06/21/2018
The City has entered into a personal services contract with Bob Stowe to be Mill Creek’s Interim City Manager for a period of 1-3 months. Stowe’s first day will be next Monday, June 25.
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Mill Creek Sports Park Turf and Light Replacement to Start in August
06/21/2018
With action by the Mill Creek City Council its June 19 meeting, the turf and light replacement project at Mill Creek Sports Park is slated to begin in August. The work is anticipated to take three months to complete.
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Mill Creek City Manager Placed on Paid Administrative Leave
06/19/2018
The City Council tonight placed Mill Creek City Manager Rebecca Polizzotto on paid administrative leave for 45 days effective immediately. Police Chief Greg Elwin was appointed Acting City Manager. City Attorney Scott Missall was tasked with contacting former Mill Creek City Manager Robert Stowe to serve as interim City Manager during Polizzotto’s absence.
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Mill Creek Festival and Star Fest 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Heat Up July
06/15/2018
Head outside July 14-15 for a weekend of fun and entertainment at the Mill Creek Festival and the annual Star Fest 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament.
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Notice of Special Council Meeting ~ June 19, 2018
06/15/2018
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Mill Creek City Council will hold a Special Council Meeting on Tuesday, June 19, at 6:00 p.m.
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Notice of Special Council Meeting ~ June 13, 2018
06/12/2018
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Mill Creek City Council will hold a Special Council Meeting on Wednesday, June 13, at 5:00 p.m.
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Mill Creek City Council Statement on Recent Mill Creek Beacon Article regarding Rebecca Polizzotto
06/08/2018
The Mill Creek City Council called a special council meeting on June 8 to draft a formal statement regarding a recent Mill Creek Beacon article.
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Notice of Special Council Meeting
06/07/2018
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Mill Creek City Council will hold a Special Council Meeting on Friday, June 8 at 7:00 p.m.
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Parks and Recreation Board Cancelled for 6/6/18
06/06/2018
The Parks and Recreation Board meeting scheduled for 6/6/18 is cancelled due to lack of a quorum.
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10 Community Members Graduate from Mill Creek Police Citizen’s Academy
05/31/2018
The 2018 Mill Creek Police Citizen’s Academy concluded on May 23 with the graduation of 10 community members. This is the program’s second year.
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Register Today for the 33rd Annual Run of the Mill
05/29/2018
The 33rd Annual Run of the Mill takes place June 30. Registration is now open for this year’s event, which is suitable for runners, joggers and walkers alike – an event for the entire family.
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Police Seek Information on Baskin-Robbins Armed Robbery Suspect
05/29/2018
At approximately 1:49 p.m. on May 29, an armed robbery occurred at the Baskin-Robbins store at the 15700 block of Mill Creek Blvd. Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect.
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Rite Aid Robbery Suspect Taken Into Custody
05/17/2018
A robbery suspect that has targeted several Rite Aid stores and pharmacies in Mill Creek, Bothell and Lynnwood over the last seven months was taken into custody on May 17.
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City Seeks Instructors to Offer New Recreation Classes for Fall/Winter 2018-2019
05/15/2018
The City of Mill Creek seeks local instructors or businesses that are interested in partnering to provide classes to residents. Classes would be offered in fall/winter 2018-2019.
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Memorial Day Events in Mill Creek
05/14/2018
Mill Creek’s Memorial Day events on May 28 will help the community honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country.
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May 23 Workshop Helps Neighborhoods Be Prepared for Emergencies
05/13/2018
Emergencies don’t often provide enough time to create and implement an action plan. A free Map Your Neighborhood event at City Hall in Mill Creek on May 23 will help people develop individual and neighborhood plans to be prepared for emergencies.
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A Fresh Start to Summer as Mill Creek Farmers Market Launches May 25
05/11/2018
Freshly picked berries, cherries and salad greens. Vibrant flowers beckoning passersby to take home a fresh bouquet. The sound of excitement as kids learn about vegetables and select a new one to take home. The Mill Creek Farmers Market launches May 25 at noon and will bring a fresh new feel to the City.
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Community Invited to Participate in Memorial Day Parade
05/03/2018
For 150 years, the United States has set aside a day in May to honor those Americans who died while defending our nation and its values. The City of Mill Creek invites community members to help honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice by participating in its Memorial Day parade.
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PUD Brightens the Lives of Mill Creek Residents
05/02/2018
Snohomish County PUD is replacing high-pressure sodium street light bulbs to much more efficient LED bulbs starting in the Mill Creek Town Center area.
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Free Mill Creek Summer Art Walks Start May 12
04/27/2018
The Summer Art Walks will return to Mill Creek Town Center this summer. These free events are fun for the entire family.
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Mill Creek Councilman Appointed to State Transportation Improvement Board
04/26/2018
Mill Creek Councilman Mike Todd will serve the region as one of the newest members of the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board. In his newly appointed role, he will work to ensure equitable and efficient investment in local transportation projects.
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City of Mill Creek Awards Construction Contract for 35th Avenue SE Reconstruction
04/25/2018
A much needed project to rebuild 35th Avenue SE in Mill Creek passed a major hurdle this week when the Mill Creek City Council approved the project’s construction contract with Harbor Pacific Contractors Inc. at its April 24 meeting. The project contract is for $4.692 million
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Police Seek Information on Rite Aid Robbery Suspect
04/24/2018
The robbery suspect that has targeted Rite Aid stores and pharmacies in Mill Creek, Bothell and Lynnwood over the past several months struck again on the evening of April 23.
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Police Service Dog Retired from Mill Creek Police Department
04/24/2018
Police Service Dog Rasko, a pure-bred German Shepherd that has been with the Mill Creek Police Department since 2013, has retired due to medical reasons.
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City Seeks Volunteers to Fill Art and Beautification Board Vacancies
04/12/2018
The City of Mill Creek is seeking two volunteers with a background or interest in landscaping or art to fill two vacancies on the Arts and Beautification Board. The terms of both positions lasts three years, expiring on Oct. 31, 2020.
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City of Mill Creek Hires New Marketing and Communications Coordinator
04/02/2018
The City of Mill Creek welcomes Gordon Brink as its new marketing and communications coordinator. In this role, Brink will help keep the community informed about City programs and initiatives, ranging from construction updates, to events and community outreach. Brink also will execute the strategies and efforts outlined by the City’s outreach and engagement plans.
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Mill Creek Elementary Student Selected as Chief for a Day
03/21/2018
The City of Mill Creek has another police chief – sort of. The Mill Creek Police Department recently selected Julia McCauley, a second grader at Mill Creek Elementary, as its honorary Chief for A Day. Chief Greg Elwin and members of the Mill Creek Police Department visited Julia’s class to announce her appointment and award her with her badge.
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Learn about Volunteerism at Community Engagement Event on April 18
03/19/2018
As part of National Volunteer Week, five Mill Creek community organizations will host an event on Wednesday, April 18, for the public to learn about volunteerism and involvement with local service organizations. The event will take place at Arena Sports, 13500 Bothell Everett Hwy, from 4 to 7 p.m.
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Numerous Construction Projects in Mill Creek, Impact Traffic in Spring/Summer
03/14/2018
Mill Creek community members and drivers who travel through the city will need to plan ahead for local travel in late spring and summer 2018 due to numerous roadway projects. Project timelines are weather-dependent and schedules may shift as needed.
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Mackenzie Ryan Named Mill Creek’s AWC Scholarship Nominee
03/07/2018
The Mill Creek City Council selected Mill Creek student Mackenzie Ryan as the local nominee for an Association of Washington Cities Center for Quality Communities scholarship. Ryan is now in the running for one of six AWC statewide scholarships that are awarded at the annual AWC conference in June. Ryan, who attends Archbishop Murphy High School, is the daughter of Michelle Ryan of Mill Creek.
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City of Mill Creek, Snohomish County Fire District 7 Sign New Contract
02/28/2018
The City of Mill Creek and Snohomish County Fire District 7 have signed a new six-year agreement for fire suppression and emergency medical services. Both Fire District 7’s Board of Fire Commissioners and the City of Mill Creek’s City Council approved the contract at separate meetings on Feb. 27.
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City of Mill Creek and Mill Creek Police Officers’ Guild Agree to Three-Year Contract
02/28/2018
The City of Mill Creek has reached a new three-year collective bargaining agreement with the Mill Creek Police Officers’ Guild. The City Council approved the agreement at its Feb. 27 meeting. The agreement is for the term running Jan. 1, 2018, through Dec. 31, 2020.
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Mill Creek to Launch Farmers Market in May 2018
02/13/2018
The City of Mill Creek will launch a farmers market in May 2018. The Mill Creek Farmers Market opens May 25 and will run each Friday from noon to 5 p.m. through Aug. 31. The market will be located in the Mill Creek City Hall North parking lot at 15720 Main St.
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Go Behind the Scenes with Mill Creek Police Citizens Academy
02/09/2018
If you have ever wondered what makes up a police department, then here is your chance to find out up close and personal. Beginning March 21, the Mill Creek Police Department will host its second annual Police Citizens Academy.
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Mill Creek Police Seek Help Identifying Fake Delivery Man
02/06/2018
Mill Creek Police seek the public’s help in identifying a man who stole two packages from the front porch of a Mill Creek residence. The incident occurred the afternoon of Jan. 26 in the 2300 block of 145th Street SE, Mill Creek.
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John Steckler Appointed to Fill Vacancy on Mill Creek City Council
John Steckler Appointed to Fill Vacancy on Mill Creek City Council
02/06/2018
The Mill Creek City Council appointed John Steckler to fill the vacant Council seat at its Feb. 6 meeting. The appointment is for approximately a two-year term, lasting through certification of the general election in 2019.
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Map Your Neighborhood Workshops to Help Community Members Prepare for Disasters
01/29/2018
Four Map Your Neighborhood workshops will take place in Mill Creek this year to help people ensure they’re prepared with action steps following a disaster.
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Mill Creek’s New K9 Team’s Completes First Successful Track
01/28/2018
The City of Mill Creek Police Department’s new K9 team successfully captured its first subject after only four shifts working together. Officer Nathan Lerma and Police Service Dog Bagira recently completed basic training together.
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Spring Events in Mill Creek
01/23/2018
The City of Mill Creek and local partners will host many family-friendly and community-focused events through June. From egg hunts for kids of all ages and wine walks, to Memorial Day events honoring members of the U.S. Armed Forces, Mill Creek has something for everyone.
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City of Mill Creek Seeks High School Applicants for AWC Scholarship
01/08/2018
A $1,000 educational scholarship can be a tremendous help to a young student. High school students that live in Mill Creek can apply by Feb. 9 to become the City’s nominee for one of six such statewide scholarships.
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Play & Learn Program Opens Jan. 8 in Mill Creek
01/04/2018
Everett Public Schools, in partnership with the City of Mill Creek, will offer a Kaleidoscope Play & Learn group on Mondays beginning Jan. 8 at Mill Creek City Hall North, Large Community Room, 15720 Main St.
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City’s Safe Internet Purchase Exchange Will Help Keep People Safe
12/18/2017
The City of Mill Creek has installed a Safe Internet Purchase Exchange in the City Hall South parking lot, located at 15728 Main St., to protect residents and promote business.
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City of Mill Creek Launches New Website and New Tourism Site
12/13/2017
The City of Mill Creek launched a new, user-friendly website on Dec. 13. The site features a modern look and design, fulfills accessibility requirements, and provides information in a clean, easy-to-read format.
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Scott Eastman Appointed as Deputy Chief of Police for the City of Mill Creek
12/12/2017
The City of Mill Creek has appointed Scott Eastman, a 28-year law enforcement veteran, as the deputy chief of police. He assumes his new role on Jan. 2.
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Park in North Pointe Neighborhood Named Exploration Park
12/08/2017
The Mill Creek City Council voted at its Dec. 5 meeting to name the park in the City’s North Pointe neighborhood Exploration Park.
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Planning Commission Seeks Volunteer to Fill Mid-Term Vacancy
12/07/2017
The City of Mill Creek’s Planning Commission is seeking a volunteer to fill a mid-term vacancy on the board.
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Mill Creek’s Holiday Events Set for Dec. 2
11/28/2017
Celebrate the holiday season with the annual Santa Parade and Tree Lighting at City on Hall on Saturday, Dec. 2.
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Mill Creek Receives $50K Grant for Stormwater Compliance Work
11/15/2017
The City of Mill Creek has received a $50,000 grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology for stormwater work.
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Recycling Light Bulbs is Watts Up
11/07/2017
Here’s a bright idea – recycle used fluorescent light bulbs at Mill Creek City Hall.
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Mill Creek Hires Director of Public Works and Development Services
10/16/2017
Gina Hortillosa is the City of Mill Creek’s director of Public Works and Development Services. She assumes her post on Nov. 1. Hortillosa comes from Snohomish County, where she served since 2014 as a program planning supervisor for the Transpor
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Mill Creek Featured at International Conference for Innovative Approach to Government
10/11/2017
The City of Mill Creek will be featured at the International City/County Management Association annual conference as a great example of innovation and progress. “We are one of only 10 communities with a population under 20,000 that will be fea
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K9 Version 2.0 Coming to Mill Creek
10/04/2017
The City of Mill Creek is expecting! With the City's current K9, Rasko, nearing the end of his service, the Mill Creek Police are anticipating the arrival of a new K9 team within the next 10 to 12 months. “With our current service dog expected
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City of Mill Creek Gives Back to Military Community through Operation Gratitude
10/03/2017
The City of Mill Creek is giving back to U.S. service members and partnering with Operation Gratitude to encourage residents to honor deployed troops and their families waiting at home.
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City of Mill Creek and Snohomish County Fire District 7 Reach Tentative Agreement
07/14/2017
Today, the City of Mill Creek and Snohomish County Fire District 7 reached a tentative agreement for a new six-year fire services contract (2017-2022). The tentative agreement encompasses the material economic terms of the new fire services agreement
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Run with Heart
Register Today for Run with Heart
Run with Heart, a fun run put on by the City of Mill Creek and Columbia Athletic Club, takes place Sept. 29 at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE in Everett.
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Notice of Public Hearing: Transportation Improvement Plan
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Mill Creek City Council will hold a public hearing at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. The purpose of the hearing is to establish the Transportation Improvement Plan for the years 2019-2025.
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Mill Creek Festival and Star Fest 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament; Taking Over the City July 13-14
July 13-14 is set to be a wonderful weekend of activities and entertainment for families, four-legged friends and basketball players alike in Mill Creek.
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