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Civic Affairs

Mill Creek garbage pickup affected by labor dispute

Waste Management Northwest hasn’t picked up Mill Creek’s garbage, recycling, and yard waste since Tuesday, July 24th because of a strike by Teamsters Local 117.

Waste Management Northwest hasn’t picked up Mill Creek’s garbage, recycling, and yard waste since Tuesday, July 24th because of a strike by Teamsters Local 117 whose members drive the recycling and yard waste trucks. Members of Teamsters Local 174, who drive the garbage trucks, won’t cross the Teamsters Local 117’s picket lines.

According to Waste Management Northwest, residential customers won’t have their garbage, recycling, or yard waste picked up for an indefinite period of time, “Due to a work stoppage that began on Wednesday, July 25th, we have been unable to provide regularly scheduled service. Waste Management does not know how long the work stoppage will be.”

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.

Mill Creek chosen to represent Washington in recycling challenge

The City of Mill Creek was chosen by Waste Management Northwest and Recyclebank to participate in the SC Johnson Green Choices Recycling Challenge.

Out of all cities in Washington State, the City of Mill Creek was chosen by Waste Management Northwest and Recyclebank to participate in the SC Johnson Green Choices Recycling Challenge. One community from each of the 50 states was chosen to compete for a $100,000 community sustainability grant from SC Johnson. The community with the highest recycling participation from July through December as measured by the Recyclebank website and determined by SC Johnson will win the prize.

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.

Mill Creek seeking volunteers for Design Review Board

The City of Mill Creek is seeking two volunteers to fill vacancies on the Design Review Board, with terms expiring on August 31, 2015.

The City of Mill Creek is seeking two volunteers to fill vacancies on the Design Review Board, with terms expiring on August 31, 2015.

The Design Review Board reviews plans and makes urban design decisions that will promote visual quality throughout the City. The Design Review Board rules on all applications requiring building permits except detached single-family residences.

The Board Members shall be from the professions of architecture, landscape architecture, urban (design) planner or similar disciplines and need not be residents of the City.

Mill Creek seeks Public Safety Sales Tax Committee members

Mill Creek seeking Public Safety Sales Tax Committee Members

The City of Mill Creek is seeking members for two committees; one of which will be responsible for writing the pro argument for a new 0.1% Public Safety Sales Tax, and the other will be responsible for writing the con argument against the tax. The proposed tax would be used exclusively for public safety services such as police services.

Mill Creek City Council adopts 2013-2019 Capital Facilities Plan

The Mill Creek City Council unanimously adopted the 2013-2019 Capital Facilities Plan after a June 26th public hearing.

The Mill Creek City Council unanimously adopted the 2013-2019 Capital Facilities Plan after a June 26th public hearing. All councilmembers were present for the hearing and subsequent vote except Councilmember Mark Bond, who couldn’t attend because of a family commitment.

The 2013-2019 Capital Facilities Plan incudes 31 projects valued at $43 million. This is an increase from the 2011-2017 Capital Facilities Plan, which contains 43 projects valued at $36 million.

The increase in total value is largely attributed to the projects associated with East Gateway Urban Village. The entire East Gateway Urban Village infrastructure cost is included in the 3013-2019 Capital Facilities Plan, even though developers will pay for most of it.

Capital facilities are the infrastructure needed to support growth, such as: roads, bridges, sewers, storm water facilities, public buildings, parks and recreation facilities. A capital facilities plan is an outline of the capital facilities projects, their time schedule, approximate budget, and funding sources.

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