The Mill Creek City Council was unanimous in taking action on four issues at the regular City Council meeting on January 8, 2013 as follows:
- Ordinance imposing the Public Safety Sales Tax
- Interlocal Agreement for 164th Street NW overlay repaving
- Mill Creek Sports Park policy amendments
- Appoint Dave Tyler to Mill Creek Design Review Board
Ordinance imposing the Public Safety Sales Tax – The City Council voted 7-0 to impose a 0.1% “public safety” sales tax as approved by Mill Creek voters in the November 6, 2012 election. This sales tax will be administered and collected by the Washington State Department of Revenue beginning on April 1, 2013.
Interlocal Agreement for 164th Street NW overlay repaving – The City Council voted 7-0 to have the City Manager, Ken Armstrong, execute an Interlocal Agreement with Snohomish County for this summer’s 164th Street overlay repaving project. 164th Street SE will be repaved from I-5 east to the Bothell-Everett Highway (State Route 527) causing significant traffic disruptions. The City of Mill Creek and Snohomish County each received Federal funding for this project resulting in increased process steps and additional paperwork requirements. Since City staff is limited, Snohomish County will take the lead on the project.
Mill Creek Sports Park policy amendments – The City Council voted 7-0 to amend the Mill Creek Sports Park policy to increase fees charged for the use of Freedom Field to be more in-line with the fees charged by surrounding cities, and to clarify field usage rules to make administration easier and more equitable. After the increase Freedom Field’s fees will still be lower than fees charged by surrounding cities.
Appoint Dave Tyler to Mill Creek Design Review Board – The City Council voted 7-0 to appoint Dave Tyler to the Mill Creek Design Review Board with a term that expires on August 31, 2014. Tyler is a planner with the City of Everett and was a Mill Creek homeowner until very recently. The Design Review Board reviews and makes urban design decisions that promote visual quality throughout the City. The Design Review Board reviews all site plans, building elevations, landscaping and monument signs for attached single-family residential, multifamily residential, industrial, and commercial developments.