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Civic Affairs

Mill Creek’s Waste Management Northwest contract extension provides benefits to the City and residents

The City of Mill Creek extended their existing solid waste contract with Waste Management Northwest for two more years rather than going through an extensive request for proposal (RFP) process.

The City of Mill Creek extended their existing solid waste contract with Waste Management Northwest for two more years rather than going through an extensive request for proposal (RFP) process.

At their June 25th, 2013 meeting the Mill Creek City Council voted unanimously to extend Waste Management Northwest’s contract to June 30, 2015.

Tom Gathmann, Mill Creek Public Works Director, recommended the contract extension to give the City time to consider its options, “Several other cities in the region are in the RFP and evaluation process at this time, which provides the opportunity of reviewing the latest solid waste contract provisions and rates prior to finalizing our next long-term contract.”

Mill Creek seeking volunteers to fill two Design Review Board vacancies

The City of Mill Creek is seeking two volunteers to fill vacancies on the Design Review Board, with a term that expires on August 31, 2016.

The City of Mill Creek is seeking two volunteers to fill vacancies on the Design Review Board, with a term that expires on August 31, 2016.

Because of the technical qualifications required by this position, it can be difficult to find qualified volunteers. It is not necessary for the volunteer to live in Mill Creek.

A letter of interest is due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, 2013.

Design Review Board meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 5:15 PM.

The Design Review Board was created to review and make urban design decisions that will promote visual quality throughout the City. The Design Review Board reviews all site plans, building elevations, landscaping and monument signs for attached single-family residential, multifamily residential, industrial, and commercial developments.

Be prepared for delays along Village Green Drive beginning July 8th

Broken sidewalks and curbs were removed in June and the sidewalk sections were temporarily filled with crushed rock as a safety measure.

Be prepared for some construction delays along Village Green Drive beginning July 8th, 2013 as workers pour concrete to repair sidewalks and curbs. Additional projects will begin later in the month.

Broken sidewalks and curbs were removed in June and the sidewalk sections were temporarily filled with crushed rock as a safety measure.

Approximately 100 Mill Creek sites are scheduled for various repairs this summer and fall, including a significant reconstruction of the sidewalk near the Mill Creek Country Club golf course at the intersection of Village Green Drive and County Club Drive.

Council selects Trenary as the next Snohomish County Sheriff

The Snohomish County Council appointed Ty Trenary as the next Sheriff on Monday, July 1, 2013.  The unanimous 5-0 vote places Trenary in the Sheriff’s Office top position, vacated by John Lovick.

The Snohomish County Council appointed Ty Trenary as the next Sheriff on Monday, July 1, 2013.  The unanimous 5-0 vote places Trenary in the Sheriff’s Office top position, vacated by John Lovick when he resigned June 3rd to accept the position of County Executive.

The 47 year-old Trenary has served the citizens of Washington State as a police officer for over 25 years.  He started his law enforcement career in Eatonville where he also served as a D.A.R.E. officer until joining the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office in 1991.

Suspect arrested in Molly Conley shooting

The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office has identified the suspect arrested in Molly Conley's shooting as 26 year-old Erick N. Walker from Marysville.

June 30, 2013 update

The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office has identified the suspect arrested in Molly Conley's shooting as 26 year-old Erick N. Walker from Marysville.

Authorities have not said what led them to Walker, but there was a rewared for more than $30,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Molly Conley's murderer.

Original June 28, 3013 article

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested a 26 year-old man on Friday, June 28, 2013 at his Marysville home in connection with the June 1st fatal drive-by shooting in Lake Stevens of 15 year-old Molly Conley.

He will be booked into the Snohomish County Jail for 1st degree murder sometime tonight.

On Saturday June 1st, 2013 at around 11:15 pm, 15 year-old Molly Conley was killed by a single shot in the neck as she was walking with some friends along the 10600 block of South Lake Stevens Road, in Lake Stevens.

Conley, a freshman at Bishop Blanchet High School in Seattle, was with a group of friends celebrating her 15th birthday.  She was described as having a huge, loving heart.

The bullet that struck Conley came from a dark colored vehicle that drove past them.

Tambark Creek Park finally dedicated after 17 years

It took 17 years before Snohomish County Executive John Lovick was able to dedicate Tambark Creek Park, our new south county playground and sports park. He and other Snohomish County and Mill Creek officials officially opened Tambark Creek Park on Friday afternoon, June 28, 2013.

It took 17 years before Snohomish County Executive John Lovick was able to dedicate Tambark Creek Park, our new south county playground and sports park. He and other Snohomish County and Mill Creek officials officially opened Tambark Creek Park on Friday afternoon, June 28, 2013.

During the 1996 embryonic stages of this park then Mill Creek City Councilmember Lovick, along with Councilmember Kathy Nielsen (current Mill Creek Mayor Pro Tem) began to visualize what this 40 acres might look like.

So when Executive Lovick dedicated Tambark Creek Park he was uniquely involved with both the visualization phase and the reality phase of this south Snohomish County (35th Ave. S.E.) park and sports field.

New multi-use Tambark Creek Park opened

Snohomish County and Mill Creek officials opened Tambark Creek Park, a new 40-acre multi-use facility, on Friday afternoon, June 28, 2013.

Snohomish County and Mill Creek officials opened Tambark Creek Park, a new 40-acre multi-use facility, on Friday afternoon, June 28, 2013.

Snohomish County developed the park with part of the $70 million in mitigation funds received from King County for the construction of the Brightwater Sewage Treatment Plant. According to Lukas Velush of the Everett Herald in an October, 2005 article; approximately $8 million was earmarked to develop Tambark Creek Park.

Snohomish County and Mill Creek plan to share future maintenance costs for Tambark Creek Park although a final agreement has not yet been reached.

Tambark Creek Park is located southeast of Mill Creek on 35th Avenue SE just north of 180th Street SE.

There are two entrances to the park. The park’s west entrance is off 35th Avenue SE and the east entrance is off Sunset Road & 176th Street SE.

Bill Iffrig to be honorary starter for the Run of the Mill 5k in support of Boston marathon victims

Bill Iffrig of Lake Stevens, local Boston Marathon hero who was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated, will be running in the Run of the Mill 5K and will be the 2013 Honorary Starter on Saturday, July 6, 2013 in the Mill Creek Town Center.

Bill Iffrig of Lake Stevens, local Boston Marathon hero who was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated, will be running in the Run of the Mill 5K and will be the 2013 Honorary Starter.

The Run of the Mill 5K is Saturday, July 6, 2013 in the Mill Creek Town Center.

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