During the May 8th City Council Meeting, the Mill Creek City Council voted 4-1-1 to approve funds from its contingency budget to support three events being planned by the Mill Creek Town Center Business Association. Mayor Pro Tem Kathy Nielsen, Councilmember Donna Michelson, Councilmember Terry Ryan, and Mayor Mike Todd voted “yes;” Councilmember Bart Masterson voted “no;” and Councilmember Mark Harmsworth abstained. Councilmember Mark Bond couldn’t attend the City Council meeting because of a work conflict.
This summer’s Mill Creek Art Walk will receive $500, the Summer Concert Series will receive $1,000, and the Halloween Treats on Main Street will receive $1,000 from the City.
Linda Knox, President of the Mill Creek Town Center Business Association, also requested $2,000 for the Santa Parade, but the City Council directed the acting City Manager, Tom Gathmann, to get additional information regarding how these funds will be spent before deciding whether or not to provide the money.