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Mill Creek voters to decide the fate of proposed public safety sales and use tax increase

On November 6th Mill Creek voters will decide whether or not to help reduce the budget deficit by approving a 0.1% sales and use tax increase.

As with many American cities these days, Mill Creek has budget problems. Revenues are down and expenses are up which results in a projected deficit for the 2013-2014 budget.

On November 6th Mill Creek voters will decide whether or not to help reduce the budget deficit by approving a 0.1% sales and use tax increase, which can only be used to pay for public safety.

The ballot measure is entitled “Proposition 1, Sales and Use Tax Increase of 0.1% for Police and Fire Protection Purposes.”

Everett School District seeking input on high school math textbooks

Everett School District seeks input on math materials for advanced high school math courses.

Come see math books being considered for next school year
District seeks input on math materials for advanced math courses at the high school

Next fall, students in advanced math courses at each of the high schools will be using new textbooks. 

Parents, staff, students and community members are invited to browse the materials being considered and to share feedback about those materials at one of the three Math Adoption Open House events:

Everett High School Library, Monday, Oct. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Jackson High School, Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Penny Creek Elementary Math Portable, Thursday, Nov. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Qdoba Mexican Grill and another Starbucks coming to Mill Creek

The newest Mill Creek Starbucks opened for business on Sunday, September 29, 2012. The new coffee shop and drive-through are open from 4:30 AM until 8:30 PM every day of the week.

November 17, 2012 Update:

According to a Qdoba Mexican Grill spokesperson, their new Mill Creek restaurant will open for business on November 26, 2012.

Qdoba Mexican Grill, Starbucks and an AT&T retail store will be the three tenants in a new building in the Mill Creek Plaza shopping center where Round Table Pizza was located. The old Round Table Pizza building was demolished last winter.

Mill Creek women’s tennis team wins 2012 national championship

A Mill Creek Tennis Club women’s team, the Breakers, won the first place title at the United States Tennis Association (USTA) League 3.5 Adult National Championships in Tucson, Arizona on October 7, 2012.

A Mill Creek Tennis Club women’s team, the Breakers, won the first place title at the United States Tennis Association (USTA) League 3.5 Adult National Championships in Tucson, Arizona on October 7, 2012.

According to their coach, Roger Mark, winning the national tennis championship was “an extraordinary achievement in human endurance” for the Breakers because they had to overcome the loss of seven players since the season began back in February. Mark said the Breakers went to Tucson with nine players instead of the normal 16 due to injuries, a pregnancy, and relocation. Since eight players were required for each match, the nine remaining tennis team members had to play match after match in the hot desert sun without the relief afforded by a larger team. Mark described the championship win as, “overcoming all odds against the toughest competitors. Their camaraderie and sisterhood enabled them to achieve this national title.”

Mill Creek seeking Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Members

The City of Mill Creek is seeking volunteers to serve on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.

From a City of Mill Creek news release:

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Mill Creek is seeking volunteers to fill two full-term vacancies and two mid-term vacancies on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.  The full-term appointments will expire on October 31, 2015 and the mid-term appointments will expire on October 31, 2013.

Parks and Recreation Board meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 5:00 p.m.  All members must be residents of the City of Mill Creek.

Duties and Responsibilities:

It’s now a seller’s market for western Washington real estate

It’s now a seller’s market for western Washington real estate

The Snohomish County real estate market continues to improve and inventory continues to shrink resulting in a sellers market according to the Northwest Multiple Listing Service, “Brokers say that combination is resulting in disappointment for buyers who are slow to accept the reality of a recovering housing market.”

Registration for Mill Creek youth basketball now open

Mill Creek youth basketball league registration now open.

From a Mill Creek Parks and Recreation news release:

Register by October 26, 2012, to avoid a $20 late registration fee!

Mill Creek Parks & Recreation Youth Basketball League sign-ups have begun and teams are being formed for the 2012-2013 season.

Last year’s season was a great success with 743 players competing on 75 teams ranging from kindergarten through eighth grade (both girls and boys). This year we anticipate as many players returning if not more with our new 9th grade division.

A new McDonalds will rise where the old one stood

The new Thomas Lake McDonald's is now open

October 4, 2012 Update

The new Thomas Lake McDonald's will open tonight at midnight! As well, Ronald McDonald will be appearing at the new restaurant on Saturday, October 13th from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

As you might have noticed, the Thomas Lake McDonalds restaurant on 132nd Street SE has been demolished. However, golden arches fans don’t need to worry, because a larger McDonalds will be built at the same location.

Mill Creek Fall Garage Sale Coming Up

Mill Creek's city-wide garage sale is on October 6, 2012.

Love it or hate it, it's that time of year once again, and I'm talking about the semiannual Mill Creek garage sale. This year the Fall sale is Saturday October 6th. As most people already know it is always held on the first Saturday in May and the first Saturday in October.

You can expect thousands of bargain hunters from all over the State and even visitors from as far away as Oregon and Canada. Everybody loves a bargain!

Mill Creek Planning Commission changes East Gateway Urban Village zoning code

The Mill Creek Planning Commission approved changes to the Mill Creek Municipal Code, which are intended to improve the development potential of the East Gateway Urban Village.

At their September 20th meeting the Mill Creek Planning Commission approved changes to the Mill Creek Municipal Code, which are intended to improve the development potential of the East Gateway Urban Village.

However, the final decision on whether or not to implement the changes will be made by the Mill Creek City Council at the September 25th City Council meeting.

Cougar Park’s cable ride repaired

Cougar Park cable ride fixed.

Mill Creek’s popular cable ride is ready for service after being out of commission for over a month. According to a City of Mill Creek spokesperson, a bolt in the pulley assembly may have failed due to a stress fracture. The repair was performed under warranty at no cost to the City.

The cable ride is designed specifically for older children and is a safe version of a zip line.

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