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Mill Creek withdraws from Regional Fire Authority

The Mill Creek City Council voted 7-0 to withdraw from the South Snohomish County Regional Fire Authority planning committee at the December 11, 2012 City Council meeting.

The Mill Creek City Council voted 7-0 to withdraw from the South Snohomish County Regional Fire Authority Planning Committee at the December 11, 2012 City Council meeting.

The City Council made this decision because as a member of the proposed Regional Fire Authority, Mill Creek would end up paying approximately $500,000 more per year for the same amount of service the City is now receiving from Fire District 7 according to the South Snohomish County Regional Fire Authority Planning Committee’s most recent financial analysis.

Snohomish County real estate sales increase in November, but things may change next year

The inventory of homes for sale in Snohomish County continues to shrink causing an uptick in pending sales and median prices. Many real estate experts expect increased sales and prices in 2013 as long as Congress doesn’t send the economy into a nose dive with overly aggressive budget tightening.

The inventory of homes for sale in Snohomish County continues to shrink causing an uptick in pending sales and median prices. Many real estate experts expect increased sales and prices in 2013 as long as Congress and the President don’t send the economy into a nose dive with overly aggressive budget tightening.

Fire District 1 retirement ceremony to honor Firefighters Tipp and Hood

Firefighters Gary Hood and Mike Tipp will be honored for their years of service to the citizens of Snohomish County Fire District 1 at a retirement ceremony at Martha Lake Fire Station.

Firefighters Gary Hood and Mike Tipp will be honored for their years of service to the citizens of Snohomish County Fire District 1 at a retirement ceremony at Martha Lake Fire Station 21 on Monday, December 17, 2012 at 9:00 AM.

Parking will be available in the north and east parking lots of the neighboring Christ the Rock Church.

Fire 1 Foundation helps families in need this holiday season

Fire 1 Foundation donates $10,000 to Volunteers of America food bank programs.

County-wide food bank programs will benefit from a $10,000 donation from the Fire 1 Foundation, a nonprofit community service organization founded by the employees of Snohomish County Fire District 1.

“Supporting food bank programs is a tradition for Fire District 1 that started more than 20 years ago when a group of firefighters passed the hat to collect money to sponsor a family for the holidays. It grew from there,” said Jim Grieco, president of the Fire 1 Foundation and a captain at Fire Station 10 north of Lynnwood.

Just Between Friends Toy Sale and Holiday Bazaar - Gold Creek Community Church in Mill Creek.

The Just Between Friends organization is holding a toy sale and holiday bazaar at Gold Creek Community Church on December 7th and 8th, 2012.

Just Between Friends Toy Sale and Holiday Bazaar is happening this weekend at Gold Creek Community Church in Mill Creek.

Just Between Friends is not a retail store, but rather a savings extravaganza shopping event that happens a few times a year in Snohomish County.

Washington State Patrol Detectives seek witnesses to Smokey Point motorcycle accident

Washington State Patrol Detectives Seek Witnesses to Smokey Point motorcycle accident

The Washington State Patrol Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) is investigating the one-motorcycle serious injury collision involving a Snohomish County Sheriff’s deputy on the morning of Wedsnesday, November 21, 2012.

The crash occurred at about during the morning rush hour at 8:15 a.m. as the deputy was entering the southbound lanes of I-5 from Smokey Point. He suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to Harbor Medical Center in Seattle.

Detectives are seeking additional witnesses to the collision and any event leading up to it.

It’s now a seller’s market for western Washington real estate

It’s now a seller’s market for western Washington real estate

The Snohomish County real estate market continues to improve and inventory continues to shrink resulting in a sellers market according to the Northwest Multiple Listing Service, “Brokers say that combination is resulting in disappointment for buyers who are slow to accept the reality of a recovering housing market.”

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.

2012 primary election results

Primary election results for races pertinent to Mill Creek.

The Elections and Voter Registration Division of the Snohomish County Auditor’s Office and the Office of the Secretary of State post preliminary results of Tuesday’s primary election with the latest tabulations on a regular basis until the election is certified.

Election results are not final or official until certified. August 21, 2012 is the last day for the Office Secretary of State to certify the returns.

Snohomish County begins intersection improvement construction

Snohomish County is preparing to work on a project to improve the intersection of 35th Avenue SE and 180th Street SE.

Snohomish County is preparing to work on a project to improve the intersection of 35th Avenue SE and 180th Street SE. Construction begins at the intersection on Thursday, August 2nd, and will continue into summer of 2013.

Work will begin on the northwest side of 180th Street SE, and will move east.

Single lane closures will be in effect Mondays through Fridays.

The closure and culvert replacement originally planned on 51st Avenue SE, east of the 35th/180th intersection, have been rescheduled to next year.

August Primary Election will decide Superior Court Judgeship

Jack Follis and Millie Judge are competing for the Snohomish County Superior Court Position 11 judgeship.

Jack Follis and Millie Judge are competing for the Snohomish County Superior Court Position 11 judgeship being vacated by retiring Judge Larry McKeeman who held the position for over twenty years.

Position 11 is the only contested seat out of 15 Snohomish County Superior Court judgeships. Because there are only two candidates, the race will be decided in the August 7th primary election.

The term for a Snohomish County Superior Court Judge is four years and the position pays $148,832 a year.

Like it or not, fireworks are now being sold

Sales of consumer fireworks began today, June 28, at noon and end on July 5, at 11:00 pm.

Sales of consumer fireworks began today, June 28, at noon and end on July 5, at 11:00 pm. The sale of fireworks is banned in Mill Creek. A full list of Washington Counties and Cities which ban or restrict firework sales can be found on the Washington State Patrol website.

State Fire Marshal Charles Duffy reminds Washingtonians that the purchase of fireworks over the internet is illegal, “In Washington State, fireworks must be purchased from a licensed retail fireworks stand during the legal sales period.  Orders for fireworks cannot be placed over the internet or posted on websites such as Craig’s List.  Residents should talk with family members and guests about the fireworks laws for their area.”

McCollum Park's swimming pool opens Saturday

McCollum Park's heated outdoor swimming pool opens for the summer.

McCollum Park's heated swimming pool officialy opens for the summer on Saturday, June 23rd. Open swim sessions will start at 12:15 PM, 2:15 PM, and 5:30 PM.

Swim lessons will begin on Monday, June 25th.

McCollum Park's 2012 fees for open swim, swim lessons, swim team, season passes, pool rentals and more have been reduced in some cases by nearly 20 percent.

Many new programs have been added, including four-week learn-to-swim sessions, which meet two times per week for increased family flexibility.

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