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Polygon NW makes progress on East Gateway Urban Village development

Polygon Northwest has already begun grading the site of their multi-use development in Mill Creek’s East Gateway Urban Village.

Polygon Northwest has already begun grading the site of their multi-use development in Mill Creek’s East Gateway Urban Village. As well, their informal meetings with Mill Creek’s Design Review Board over the past months have resulted in design improvements in building elevations, materials and landscaping design, which should result in quick final approvals.

The next step in the process will occur at the June 26, 2013 public hearing when the Mill Creek Hearing Examiner will receive public input on the project’s binding site plan. The binding site plan being considered only includes the residential portion of the complex. The commercial development will be considered at at later date.

2013 Mill Creek Festival Main Stage lineup is announced

The 2013 Mill Creek Festival will run Saturday, July 13th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 14th from 11 a.m. To 5 p.m.

One of Mill Creek's summer highlights and a favorite family event is the Mill Creek Festival, which is put on the the Mill Creek Business Association. 

The 2013 Mill Creek Festival will run Saturday, July 13th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 14th from 11 a.m. To 5 p.m.

The Main Stage at the beer and wine garden is a fun place to enjoy continuous, live entertainment throughout the weekend and the area will stay open for an extra hour on both days.

Snohomish County Sheriff’s helicopter to test emergency notification device in Mill Creek

Sometime between 4 and 6 pm on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s helicopter, SnoHawk 10, will fly over the Sheriff’s Office South Precinct in Mill Creek and other locations to test a long-range acoustic device called the LRAD 500XTM.

If you hear voices from the sky along Mill Creek Boulevard on Wednesday afternoon, don't be alarmed. It is just the Snohomish County Sheriff's office testing a new gadget.

Sometime between 4 and 6 pm on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s helicopter, SnoHawk 10, will fly over the Sheriff’s Office South Precinct in Mill Creek and other locations to test a long-range acoustic device called the LRAD 500XTM.

Firefighters save shop from burning recreational vehicle

A large shop only sustained minor damage after quick action by firefighters at an early morning fire on Saturday, June 15th.

A large shop only sustained minor damage after quick action by Snohomish County Fire District 7 firefighters at an early morning fire on Saturday, June 15, 2013.

A neighbor called 9-1-1 just before 2:30 a.m. to report a recreational vehicle fire spreading to a building in the 4600 block of 240th Street SE in unincorporated Snohomish County.

Firefighters arrived to find a 40-foot recreational vehicle engulfed in flames and spreading to the two-story shop it was parked alongside. Although the closest fire hydrant was more than 800 feet away, firefighters were able to quickly knock down the flames and keep the fire from spreading even further.

Herbie Martin seeks Mill Creek City Council seat

Herbie Martin has announced his candidacy for Mill Creek City Council position number one.

Herbie Martin has announced his candidacy for Mill Creek City Council position number one.

This is Martin’s first time running for public office, but he was previously elected to Union Local 843’s Executive Board.

Martin has worked for the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services for the past 12 years and is a 20-year United States Army veteran. He received his Masters Degree from Seattle University in 2009 and his Bachelor’s Degree from Saint Leo University in 1992. He currently serves the Washington State Labor Council as Vice President and is a member of standing on the Diversity Committee.

Martin has a history of community service. He served on the North Seattle Community College Diversity Advisory Committee, Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry Student Advisory Committee, and the Yesler Community Center Board. He supports school sports events, Mill Creek Parks and Recreation events and established a non-profit organization for veterans.

2013 Mill Creek Festival & Street Fair is coming up

The 2013 Mill Creek Festival and Street Fair on Saturday July 14th and Sunday July 15th is a popular, fun, and free event for the whole family to enjoy.

The Mill Creek Festival and Street Fair on Saturday July 13th and Sunday July 14th is a popular, fun event for the whole family to enjoy.

Over 200 local businesses will be participating in the event and more than 50 talented artists will be selling their handcrafted items.

This event is free to the public.

The festival is produced by the Mill Creek Business Association and will be taking place on the weekend of July 13-14.

Douglas Carlson is running for Mill Creek City Council

Douglas Carlson announced he is running for Mill Creek City Council position number two. Carlson is a Washington native and has lived most of his life in the Northwest.

Douglas Carlson announced he is running for Mill Creek City Council position number two.

Carlson is a Washington native and has lived most of his life in the Northwest. He loves Washington State and spending time with his sweetheart and her rambunctious four-year-old grandson.

Most recently Carlson worked as an Interdisciplinary Scientist for the United States Food and Drug Administration taking a leadership role over a team of scientists responding to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and earlier, to the melamine outbreak of 2008.

Carlson loves his community and is committed to lending his time and talents to the City Council. He is devoted to the preservation and beautification of his community and environment and is committed to valid scientific processes in education, community health, nutrition, and environment.

Scott Dorsey appointed Fire District 7 Medical Services Administrator

At the May 23, 2013 Board Meeting Scott Dorsey was appointed Medical Services Administrator (MSA) of Snohomish County Fire District 7.

At the May 23, 2013 Board Meeting Scott Dorsey was appointed Medical Services Administrator (MSA) of Snohomish County Fire District 7.

Dorsey has served in the interim position since 2010 when the previous MSA retired. The MSA is responsible for managing the district’s emergency medical services.

“Chief Dorsey has done an outstanding job while serving in the interim MSA position,” said Fire Chief Gary Meek. “He has gone above and beyond to make sure our citizens receive the best emergency medical care. We know he will continue to serve our community with great enthusiasm and professionalism.”

Mill Creek Business Association awards five college scholarships

The Mill Creek Business Association awarded college scholarships worth $2,000 each to five local high school students at their May 21, 2013 monthly lunch meeting.

The Mill Creek Business Association awarded college scholarships worth $2,000 each to five local high school students at their May 21, 2013 monthly lunch meeting.

Bridget Barrington, Mill Creek Business Association Vice President, presented the scholarships to the following local high school seniors:

Hannah Dowdell – Cascade High School.

Samantha Hemler – Henry M. Jackson High School.

Kenneth Neaville - Henry M. Jackson High School.

Colton Popp – Archbishop Murphy High School.

Chad Weholt – Henry M. Jackson High School.

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