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City of Mill Creek temporarily relaxes sign code ordinance to support local businesses

In an effort to continue supporting local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, at their April 14th meeting the Mill Creek City Council extended the enforcement waiver of temporary signs by another 30 days.  The new deadline to remove temporary signs is now Memorial Day, May 25th.
Main Street in Mill Creek Town Center. Photo credit: Frank Hammer.

By Interim Mill Creek Communications and Marketing Coordinator Bill Craig.

April 15, 2020, update.

In an effort to continue supporting local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, at their April 14th meeting the Mill Creek City Council extended the enforcement waiver of temporary signs by another 30 days.

The new deadline to remove temporary signs is now Memorial Day, May 25th.

Original March 27, 2020, article.

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

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

These temporary signs must be removed by April 25th.

The city encourages businesses to be cost-effective in creating their temporary signage. There will be no cost for the city to review and response to sign requests.

Business owners who would like to place a temporary sign at their place of business should email Associate Planner Sherrie Ringstad at sherrier@cityofmillcreek.com with the following information:

  • Name and address 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.

He went on to say, “We want to help local businesses continue to operate and thrive through this unprecedented challenge.”

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