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Civic Affairs

Primary election ballots must be postmarked by August 6th

Mill Creekers have a chance to make a difference as two City Council seats are in this year’s primary election. Voters will decide which two candidates will qualify for the November 5th general election.

Most of those eligible to cast a vote in Tuesday’s primary election won’t do so. Since this is not a big national election year, turnout will most likely be around 30 percent.

However, Mill Creekers have a chance to make a difference as two City Council seats are on this year’s primary election ballot. Voters will decide which two candidates will qualify for the November 5th general election.

Presentation honors Fire District 1 for winning national award

Snohomish County Fire District 1 was honored as the winner of the national award for Excellence in Fire Service Based Emergency Medical Service in a presentation on August 1, 2013 at the Martha Lake Fire Station 21 near Mill Creek.

Snohomish County Fire District 1 was honored as the winner of the national award for Excellence in Fire Service Based Emergency Medical Service in a presentation on August 1, 2013 at the Martha Lake Fire Station 21 near Mill Creek.

The Congressional Fire Services Institute and the MedicAlert Foundation present this competitive award annually to honor innovative practices which enhance the quality of emergency medical services (EMS).

Mill Creek City Council repeals ban on firearms in Mill Creek parks

The Mill Creek City Council voted unanimously to repeal an ordinance banning firearms in Mill Creek City parks at their July 23, 2013 regular meeting.

The Mill Creek City Council voted unanimously to repeal an ordinance banning firearms in Mill Creek City parks at their July 23, 2013 regular meeting.

This action was taken at the advice of Shane Moloney, Mill Creek City Attorney, in order to avoid possible legal action and to better conform to Washington State law.

A previous Mill Creek City Council made it unlawful to carry a firearm in any park as an effort to increase public safety.

Snohomish County hosts 2013 National Night Out on August 6th

Join your neighbors for crime-prevention tips and fun during this year’s National Night Out Against Crime from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 6, 2013, at Willis Tucker Community Park.

Join your neighbors for crime-prevention tips and fun during this year’s National Night Out Against Crime from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 6, 2013, at Willis Tucker Community Park.

The annual free event features on-site emergency vehicles and booths with safety tips and information. Visitors can learn how local law enforcement agencies are working to reduce crime and protect families, and can get tips to increase personal and public safety.

Bart (Tim) Masterson files for re-election to the Mill Creek City Council

Bart Masterson has filed for reelection to the Mill Creek City Council. He was first elected to the City Council in 2009.

Bart Masterson has filed for reelection to the Mill Creek City Council. He was first elected to the City Council in 2009.

According to Masterson’s press release, “During the economic turmoil of the last four years, he has concentrated on the City’s fiscal soundness by advocating for tactical expense trimming and careful spending rather than drastic service cutting measures.  As a result, our financial reserves have remained strong and service levels high.”

From the City Manager: The Civic Center Concept and Economic/Community Development

A City-funded Civic Center is one way to reinvest in the Mill Creek community, create a sense of place and be a catalyst for economic development.

By Ken Armstrong, Mill Creek City Manager.

In the last edition of this magazine (Mill Creek Current – Summer 2013), I wrote about some economic and community development ideas here in Mill Creek.  Included in that discussion was a description of one City-funded possibility, which was first presented to the Mill Creek City Council in April 2013.  This scenario was and still is in its very early stages and the process of taking this idea from the conceptual phase to reality will take years.  Additionally, the idea we presented was just a way to start the conversation and was not meant to be the only way forward for how the City might reinvest in the community, create a sense of place and be a catalyst for economic development.

Holtzclaw seeks Mill Creek City Council seat

Brian Holtzclaw, a 10-year Mill Creek resident, believes he can help solve our city's challenges through careful fiscal planning and cost control instead of increasing taxes.

From a Holtzclaw campaign news release.

Brian Holtzclaw, a 10-year Mill Creek resident, believes he can help solve our city's challenges through careful fiscal planning and cost control instead of increasing taxes.

Holtzclaw is a native Washingtonian.  He attended Whitman College in Walla Walla and graduated from University of Puget Sound School of Law. He has been a licensed attorney for almost 20 years.

His wife, Amy and their two boys live in the Brighton subdivision. They are active in Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Mill Creek Little League.

Technology Student Association awards for Jackson High School students and staff

The Technology Student Association (TSA) elects two national officers from Washington State, both from Jackson High School.

The Technology Student Association (TSA) elects two national officers from Washington State, both from Jackson High School.

Twenty students from the Henry M. Jackson High School Technology Student Association (TSA) and their advisors returned from the 35th Annual TSA National Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida on July 3 bearing significant honors.

“We had many great accomplishments that have reached far beyond our past successes,” said Rick Wigre, TSA Advisor and recipient of the 2012-13 Advisor of the Year Award for Washington State.

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