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Mill Creek City Council votes to increase 2014 property tax and EMS levies

A majority of the Mill Creek City Council voted to increase the 2014 property tax and EMS (emergency medical services) levies as called for in the 2013-2014 biennial budget in order to minimize a future General Fund drawdown.

A majority of the Mill Creek City Council voted to increase the 2014 property tax and EMS (emergency medical services) levies as called for in the 2013-2014 biennial budget in order to minimize a future General Fund drawdown.

At their November 26, 2013, meeting the City Council voted 4-3 to increase the property tax levy by 1%, and 7-0 to increase the EMS levy by 1%. These tax increases will provide approximately $64,000 in additional tax revenue for the City in 2014, and works out to an $11.33 tax increase for a $450,000 home.

Elle Marie partners with Make a Change to put bikes under Snohomish County Christmas trees

This holiday season, Elle Marie Hair Studio and the MAC Foundation (Make a Change) have joined forces to purchase new bicycles for children in need in Snohomish County. Elle Marie is donating 5% of all retail sales until December 31st to the MAC Foundation.

This holiday season, Elle Marie Hair Studio and the MAC Foundation (Make a Change) have joined forces to purchase new bicycles for children in need in Snohomish County. Elle Marie is donating 5% of all retail sales until December 31st to the MAC Foundation. With the support of their guests, Elle Marie will help deliver a message of hope to children less fortunate this Christmas. The bicycles will be distributed to children throughout Snohomish County through the help of the Toys for Tots program.

Mill Creek City Council moves to ban marijuana businesses

The Mill Creek City Council gave city staff direction to ban marijuana sales, production, and processing within City limits after a discussion during the November 12, 2013, City Council meeting.

The Mill Creek City Council gave city staff direction to ban marijuana sales, production, and processing within City limits after a discussion during the November 12, 2013, City Council meeting.

A majority of the City Council is prepared to pass marijuana prohibition ordinances for the good of the community and is willing to pay to defend these laws in court if the City is sued.

One-car Village Green Drive accident due to speeding on a wet road

Mill Creek Police officer investigating the one-car a traffic accident on Sunday, November 17, 2013, at the entrance of Woodfern.

Those of us who drive along Village Green Drive may have been wondering what happened to the metal utility box in front of the Woodfern monument this week.

Chuck Wright, a long time Mill Creek resident, was on hand to take a few photos of a Mill Creek Police officer investigating the one-car a traffic accident on Sunday, November 17, 2013, at the entrance of Woodfern.

According to a Mill Creek Police spokesperson, the 21 year-old driver was traveling westbound on Village Green Drive, “way-way too fast on a wet road.”

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