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East Gateway Urban Village Update – February 2013

Development of the East Gateway Urban Village continues to move forward.

Development of the East Gateway Urban Village continues to move forward.

Economic development of underutilized areas of Mill Creek has been the City’s focus since the adoption of Mill Creek’s Strategic Plan on April 10, 2012.

Mill Creek’s Strategic Plan and Comprehensive Plan both highlight the East Gateway Urban Village as a main source of increased revenue for the City.

Puget Sound Energy working with Mill Creek to improve road patches

A Puget Sound Energy paving contractor is in the process of replacing the temporary cold-patch on Village Green Drive and 148th Street SE with a more permanent hot-patch that will be much smoother and more drivable. Part of the patched roadway will be completely refinished with an overlay this summer.

A Puget Sound Energy paving contractor is in the process of replacing the temporary cold-patch on Village Green Drive and 148th Street SE with a more permanent hot-patch that will be much smoother and more drivable.

Part of the patched roadway will be completely refinished with an overlay this summer as described in the following article:

Mill Creek’s ageing roads to get a new lease on life

36th Annual Washington State Patrol-Kiwanis Youth Law Enforcement Career Camp now accepting applications

Applications are currently being accepted for the 36th Annual Washington State Patrol-Kiwanis Youth Law Enforcement Career Camp to be held at the Washington State Patrol Academy in Shelton from July 7 through July 13, 2013.

Washington State high school juniors and seniors with an interest in law enforcement as a career will have an opportunity to spend a week this summer learning about the roles and job opportunities within law enforcement.

Applications are currently being accepted for the 36th Annual Washington State Patrol-Kiwanis Youth Law Enforcement Career Camp to be held at the Washington State Patrol Academy in Shelton from July 7 through July 13, 2013.

Space is available for only 24 students, so submit your application now!

County Councilmember Gossett proposes to leverage low interest rates to preserve open space

Snohomish County Councilmember Dave Gossett presented a plan to leverage the current low interest rates to greatly expand the preservation of open space within Snohomish County at the January 15, 2013 meeting of the Conservation Futures Advisory Board.

Both interest rates and land prices are at historically low levels. Snohomish County Councilmember Dave Gossett presented a plan to leverage the current low interest rates to greatly expand the preservation of open space within Snohomish County at the January 15, 2013 meeting of the Conservation Futures Advisory Board.

Burn bans lifted in King and Snohomish Counties

Due to stagnant weather conditions, a Stage 1 burn ban remains in effect for Pierce County, until further notice.  Burn bans have been lifted for King and Snohomish counties, effective at 1 p.m. on January 21, 2013.

From the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency website.

Stage 1 Burn Ban in Effect for Pierce County

Please rely on your home's cleaner source of heat until air quality improves

Due to stagnant weather conditions, a Stage 1 burn ban remains in effect for Pierce County, until further notice.  Burn bans have been lifted for King and Snohomish counties, effective at 1 p.m. on January 21, 2013.

Poor Snohomish County air quality prompts continued burn ban

Due to stagnant weather conditions, Stage 1 burn bans are in effect for King, Pierce and Snohomish counties, until further notice.

Monday, January 21, 2013 update.

Stage 1 Burn Ban remains in Effect for King, Pierce,
and Snohomish Counties.

Please rely on your home's cleaner source of heat until air quality improves.

Due to stagnant weather conditions, Stage 1 burn bans are in effect for King, Pierce and Snohomish counties, until further notice. 

"Cold and calm conditions will persist for a few more days," said Dr. Phil Swartzendruber, agency forecaster. "In neighborhoods where wood-burning is common, air pollution levels could reach the UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS category."

"We encourage everyone who doesn't rely on wood heat to use instead their home's cleaner source of heat until weather conditions change."

Visit Washington State Parks for free on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday, January 21st 2013. If you are lucky enough to have the day off work this is a free day to visit Washington State Parks.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday, January 21st 2013. If you are lucky enough to have the day off work this is a free day to visit Washington State Parks.

The Discover Pass is not required to visit state parks on free days. The Discover Pass is a $30 annual or $10 one-day permit.

Support state parks by purchasing your annual Discover Pass, and enjoy a whole year of outdoor fun on Washington’s beautiful state-managed recreation lands.

Fire District 1 to implement changes to improve efficiency and response times with less staff

Snohomish County Fire District 1 will begin implementing staffing changes this month as part of a lean 2013 budget that aims to maintain existing service levels, improve efficiency and avoid firefighter layoffs despite declining revenue.

From a Snohomish County Fire District 1 news release written by Leslie Hynes, Public Information Officer.

Snohomish County Fire District 1 will begin implementing staffing changes this month as part of a lean 2013 budget that aims to maintain existing service levels, improve efficiency and avoid firefighter layoffs despite declining revenue.

Stage 1 burn ban continues for Snohomish County

Continuing cold weather and rising air pollution have prompted a Stage 2 burn ban in Pierce County, effective at 1 p.m. on January 17, 2013. A Stage 1 burn ban continues for Snohomish County. These bans are in effect until further notice.

Updated Friday, January 18, 2013.

Please rely on your home's cleaner source of heat until air quality improves.

Continuing cold weather and rising air pollution have prompted a Stage 2 burn ban in Pierce County, effective at 1 p.m. on January 17, 2013. A Stage 1 burn ban continues for Snohomish County. These bans are in effect until further notice. 

"Pollution levels in Pierce County spiked overnight and reached UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS," said Dr. Phil Swartzendruber, agency forecaster.

Former Mill Creek City Councilmember Terry Ryan announces run for Snohomish County Council

Former Mill Creek City Councilmember Terry Ryan announced his candidacy for the Snohomish County Council’s District 4 seat today, January 17, 2013.

Former Mill Creek City Councilmember Terry Ryan announced his candidacy for the Snohomish County Council’s District 4 seat on January 16, 2013.

Ryan announced that he is seeking the Councilmember position as a Democrat.

District 4 contains the City of Mill Creek as well as parts of Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood, Briar, Bothell, and unincorporated Snohomish County. County Councilmember Dave Gossett, a Democrat from Mountlake Terrace, currently represents the District. Since Councilmember Gossett has served for three consecutive terms, he is unable to run again.

Stage 1 burn ban in effect for
Pierce and Snohomish Counties

A Stage 1 burn ban continues for Pierce and Snohomish counties, until further notice. The ban in King County is lifted, effective at 1 PM on January 16, 2013.

Please rely on your home's cleaner source of heat until 
air quality improves.

A Stage 1 burn ban continues for Pierce and Snohomish counties, until further notice. The ban in King County is lifted, effective at 1 PM on January 16, 2013.

"We're lifting the ban in King County because air pollution levels there have improved," said Dr. Phil Swartzendruber, agency forecaster. "Based on historic patterns, it’s unlikely they’ll reach trigger levels in the next few days."

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