Advertisement

civic affairs

Wife’s murder and husband’s subsequent death in car crash bring tragedy to Mill Creek

After socializing with friends Sunday afternoon and evening, a pregnant woman was murdered in her Mill Creek apartment and her husband died in a high-speed car crash shortly thereafter.

According to Officer Ian Durkee, the Mill Creek Police Public Information Officer, witnesses told police that the husband and wife spent part of Sunday with friends watching football and dining out.

Mill Creek voters to decide the fate of proposed public safety sales and use tax increase

On November 6th Mill Creek voters will decide whether or not to help reduce the budget deficit by approving a 0.1% sales and use tax increase.

As with many American cities these days, Mill Creek has budget problems. Revenues are down and expenses are up which results in a projected deficit for the 2013-2014 budget.

On November 6th Mill Creek voters will decide whether or not to help reduce the budget deficit by approving a 0.1% sales and use tax increase, which can only be used to pay for public safety.

The ballot measure is entitled “Proposition 1, Sales and Use Tax Increase of 0.1% for Police and Fire Protection Purposes.”

Everett School District seeking input on high school math textbooks

Everett School District seeks input on math materials for advanced high school math courses.

Come see math books being considered for next school year
District seeks input on math materials for advanced math courses at the high school

Next fall, students in advanced math courses at each of the high schools will be using new textbooks. 

Parents, staff, students and community members are invited to browse the materials being considered and to share feedback about those materials at one of the three Math Adoption Open House events:

Everett High School Library, Monday, Oct. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Jackson High School, Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Penny Creek Elementary Math Portable, Thursday, Nov. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Mill Creek seeking Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Members

The City of Mill Creek is seeking volunteers to serve on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.

From a City of Mill Creek news release:

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Mill Creek is seeking volunteers to fill two full-term vacancies and two mid-term vacancies on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.  The full-term appointments will expire on October 31, 2015 and the mid-term appointments will expire on October 31, 2013.

Parks and Recreation Board meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 5:00 p.m.  All members must be residents of the City of Mill Creek.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Mill Creek Fall Garage Sale Coming Up

Mill Creek's city-wide garage sale is on October 6, 2012.

Love it or hate it, it's that time of year once again, and I'm talking about the semiannual Mill Creek garage sale. This year the Fall sale is Saturday October 6th. As most people already know it is always held on the first Saturday in May and the first Saturday in October.

You can expect thousands of bargain hunters from all over the State and even visitors from as far away as Oregon and Canada. Everybody loves a bargain!

Mill Creek Planning Commission changes East Gateway Urban Village zoning code

The Mill Creek Planning Commission approved changes to the Mill Creek Municipal Code, which are intended to improve the development potential of the East Gateway Urban Village.

At their September 20th meeting the Mill Creek Planning Commission approved changes to the Mill Creek Municipal Code, which are intended to improve the development potential of the East Gateway Urban Village.

However, the final decision on whether or not to implement the changes will be made by the Mill Creek City Council at the September 25th City Council meeting.

164th Street SE intersection improvement project starts

Mill Creek started a project to improve the intersection of 164th Street SE and Bothell-Everett Highway on Monday, September 10th.

The City of Mill Creek, the Washington State Department of Transportation, and Marshbank Construction Inc. began a project to improve the intersection of 164th Street SE and Bothell-Everett Highway on Monday, September 10th. The project should be complete in three to four weeks.

The project removes the landscaped median on southbound Bothell-Everett Highway, and restripes 164th Street SE to extend the eastbound left turn lane.

Human rights public workshops – September 17th and 18th

Your Snohomish County Commission on Human Rights, in partnership with the Snohomish County Council, will host public workshops throughout Snohomish County to engage citizens in an interactive discussion of human rights challenges and opportunities to promote human rights for all citizens.

Snohomish County Commission on Human Rights
Invites our community to public workshops to discuss human rights in Snohomish County

Your Snohomish County Commission on Human Rights, in partnership with the Snohomish County Council, will host public workshops throughout Snohomish County to engage citizens in an interactive discussion of human rights challenges and opportunities to promote human rights for all citizens.

Terry Ryan announces his resignation from the Mill Creek City Council

Terry Ryan announces his resignation from the Mill Creek City Council.

At the September 4th City Council meeting, Councilmember Terry Ryan announced that he would resign from the Mill Creek City Council at 5:00 PM on September 11th. Ryan said that he was no longer able to juggle his full-time commercial real estate broker job at Kidder Mathews, his part-time job as a soccer coach at Mercer Island High School, his part-time Mill Creek City Council job, and his family commitments. “I am good at keeping a lot of balls in the air, but I just can’t balance everything,” he said.

Everett School District students show progress in math and science

Washington State and Everett School District 2012 test results highlight student progress in math and science.

The Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Randy Dorn, released statewide school test results on Wednesday, August 29th. Statewide and Everett School District test results highlight student progress in math and science.

“Students are continuing to make progress,” Dorn said. “Science and math scores are up in almost every grade. Those trends are due to the great work that our science and math teachers do every day, and the fact that we have new standards that are clear and address what students need now and in the future.”

Teachers and Everett School District reach tentative contract agreement

Teachers and Everett School District reach tentative contract agreement

First day of school set for Wednesday, Sept. 5

District and teacher negotiations end Tuesday morning with tentative contract agreement

District and teacher union representatives announced a tentative contract agreement that includes an item students, families and staff have been waiting for – the first day of school for 2012-13 is Wednesday, Sept. 5.

Pages