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2013 Mill Creek primary election results

2013 Mill Creek primary election results.

November 6, 2013 update

Click here for the 2013 Mill Creek General Election Results.

Original August 16, 2013 article

The Elections and Voter Registration Division of the Snohomish County Auditor’s Office post the results of the August 6, 2013, primary election on their website. The results are updated each week with the latest tabulations until the election is certified. August 23, 2013 is the last day for the State to certify the returns.

Snohomish County home sales and prices both rise in July

According to the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS), Snohomish County home sales and median prices continue to rise, “Despite lean inventory and increasing mortgage rates.”

According to the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS), Snohomish County home sales and median prices continue to rise, “Despite lean inventory and increasing mortgage rates.”

Figures released by NWMLS show closed sales of homes and condos in Snohomish County rose 10.9 percent from July 2012 to July 2013. The median sales price rose 15.9 percent, from $251,111 to $291,000, over the same period.

Mill Creek’s delayed road and sidewalk projects may start next week

According to Scott Smith, Mill Creek City Engineer, contractors for Mill Creek’s road overlay project and the separate Village Green sidewalk reconstruction project may begin the week of August 19th, 2013.

According to Scott Smith, Mill Creek City Engineer, contractors for Mill Creek’s road overlay project and the separate Village Green sidewalk reconstruction project may begin the week of August 19th, 2013.

However, Smith said both of the contractors have a very high workload and the schedule may change, “as the contractor juggles the needs of four different agencies and the Snohomish County paving work.”

Here is what Smith said in an August 13, 2013 email:

“From The Mill Creek City Manager’s Desk” - The City of Mill Creek’s 2012 Strategic Plan

It is not true that Mill Creek’s Strategic Plan is a tax instrument and that by approving the Strategic Plan, City Councilmembers were “indicating their support of the utility tax by including it in the Strategic Plan.”

By Ken Armstrong, Mill Creek City Manager.

As I mentioned in a previous column, a lot has been written about the City’s Strategic Plan.  Unfortunately, much of what was written portrays the Strategic Plan as being a tax instrument and that by approving the Strategic Plan, City Councilmembers were “indicating their support of the utility tax by including it in the Strategic Plan.” Actually, that is not the case.

2013 Mill Creek Amazing Race Digital Scavenger Hunt for Teens

The Mill Creek Library and Mill Creek Parks and Recreation Department are teaming up again for the third annual Amazing Race Digital Scavenger Hunt for Teens on Friday, August 16, 2013 from 1-4 p.m.

The Mill Creek Library and Mill Creek Parks and Recreation Department are teaming up again for the third annual Amazing Race Digital Scavenger Hunt for Teens on Friday, August 16, 2013 from 1-4 p.m.

Teens in grades 6-12 will compete in teams of two or three to find and take photos of clues around the Mill Creek Library and Mill Creek Town Center.

The City of Mill Creek is hosting a Kids Fun Run on Saturday, August 10th, 2013

Please join Mill Creek Parks & Recreation staff for the fourth annual Kids Fun Run on Saturday, August 10, 2013.

Please join Mill Creek Parks & Recreation staff for the fourth annual Kids Fun Run on Saturday, August 10, 2013.

The Run will take place at Heatherwood Middle School Track and Field, 1419 Trillium Blvd. SE, Mill Creek, WA 98012.

Children ages 3 years through 5th grade are invited to participate in three age-appropriate run/walks starting at 10:00 a.m.

Check-in is at 9:00 a.m.

Mill Creek Officer selected as School Resource Officer of the Year

The Washington School Safety Organization (WSSO) has named Mill Creek Police Officer Rory Mundwiler as the 2013 School Resource Officer (SRO) of the Year.

The Washington School Safety Organization (WSSO) has named Mill Creek Police Officer Rory Mundwiler as the 2013 School Resource Officer (SRO) of the Year.

WSSO Vice President, Deputy Karen Davy, stated, “Our Board chose Rory because staff and students alike see him as a professional who is completely capable of handling a crisis but also someone who is compassionate and can reach the kids on a level they understand.”

Primary election ballots must be postmarked by August 6th

Mill Creekers have a chance to make a difference as two City Council seats are in this year’s primary election. Voters will decide which two candidates will qualify for the November 5th general election.

Most of those eligible to cast a vote in Tuesday’s primary election won’t do so. Since this is not a big national election year, turnout will most likely be around 30 percent.

However, Mill Creekers have a chance to make a difference as two City Council seats are on this year’s primary election ballot. Voters will decide which two candidates will qualify for the November 5th general election.

Presentation honors Fire District 1 for winning national award

Snohomish County Fire District 1 was honored as the winner of the national award for Excellence in Fire Service Based Emergency Medical Service in a presentation on August 1, 2013 at the Martha Lake Fire Station 21 near Mill Creek.

Snohomish County Fire District 1 was honored as the winner of the national award for Excellence in Fire Service Based Emergency Medical Service in a presentation on August 1, 2013 at the Martha Lake Fire Station 21 near Mill Creek.

The Congressional Fire Services Institute and the MedicAlert Foundation present this competitive award annually to honor innovative practices which enhance the quality of emergency medical services (EMS).

Announcing the August 8th Mill Creek Second Thursday Art Walk artists

The Mill Creek Town Center Business Association along with the City of Mill Creek’s Art & Beautification Board is pleased to announce the artists for the August 8th Mill Creek Town Center Second Thursday Art Walk.

The Mill Creek Town Center Business Association along with the City of Mill Creek’s Art & Beautification Board is pleased to announce the artists for the August 8th Mill Creek Town Center Second Thursday Art Walk.

The event will run from 5 to 8 pm on Thursday, July 8, 2013.

Donna Michelson, Mill Creek City Councilmember liaison to the Art & Beautification Board, has been involved in the planning, “The Art & Beautification Board are very excited about the upcoming Art Walk.  This is the second year for this new event and we have added an extra month (June) to make it four months total.”

Mill Creek City Council repeals ban on firearms in Mill Creek parks

The Mill Creek City Council voted unanimously to repeal an ordinance banning firearms in Mill Creek City parks at their July 23, 2013 regular meeting.

The Mill Creek City Council voted unanimously to repeal an ordinance banning firearms in Mill Creek City parks at their July 23, 2013 regular meeting.

This action was taken at the advice of Shane Moloney, Mill Creek City Attorney, in order to avoid possible legal action and to better conform to Washington State law.

A previous Mill Creek City Council made it unlawful to carry a firearm in any park as an effort to increase public safety.

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