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Mill Creek City Council passes six-month marijuana moratorium

At their regular July 23, 2013 meeting, the Mill Creek City Council unanimously passed an ordinance establishing a six-month moratorium on marijuana related businesses and activities within Mill Creek City limits.

September 1, 2013 update

The Mill Creek City Council will hold a public hearing at the City Hall to receive public testimony regarding marijuana production and sales on Tuesday September 3, 2013 at 6 pm.

On Thursday, August 29, 2013 the Federal Justice Department announced that it would not sue to block Washington State's recreational marijuana law impmementation. Brian M. Rosenthal of the Seattle Times reported, "The DOJ’s decision brings an end to months of uncertainty as Washington state has wondered whether the other Washington would sue to stop the implementation of Initiative 502, which passed with 55.7 percent of the vote."

In separate news, the Pew Research Center reported that, "Six-in-ten Americans say that the federal government should not enforce its marijuana laws in states that permit use."

Original July 27, 2013 article

At their regular July 23, 2013 meeting, the Mill Creek City Council unanimously passed an ordinance establishing a six-month moratorium on marijuana related businesses within Mill Creek City limits.

Transformer fire on Village Green Drive knocks out power

An electrical transformer malfunction and fire knocked out electrical power for many Mill Creek residents during a heavy rain storm on Thursday evening, August 29, 2013.

Friday afternoon update

According to Autumn Waite, Snohomish County Fire District 7 Public Information Officer, there were two more transformer fires causing power outages along Mill Creek Boulevard on Friday morning. The first was at 9:37 am at 151st and Mill Creek Boulevard, and the second was at 11:09 am at the 14600 block of Mill Creek Boulevard.

Waite said, "In both cases there was light smoke and we remained on scene until PUD arrived."

Power was out for an hour or two in some Mill Creek neighborhoods.

Original article

An electrical transformer malfunction and fire knocked out electrical power for many Mill Creek residents during a heavy rain storm on Thursday evening, August 29, 2013. A Laurel homeowner reported a very loud explosion at about 6:45 pm, the same time the power went out.

Snohomish County’s Seattle Hill Road Improvement Project going ahead

Snohomish County is going ahead with an estimated $13.2 million project to improve Seattle Hill Road between 35th Avenue SE and 132nd Street SE whether Mill Creek participates or not.

Snohomish County is going ahead with an estimated $13.2 million project to improve Seattle Hill Road between 35th Avenue SE and 132nd Street SE whether Mill Creek participates or not. With Mill Creek’s participation, there will certainly be bike lanes and sidewalks along both sides of the road.

However, according to Scott Smith, Mill Creek City Engineer, if the Mill Creek City Council decides not to help fund the project, the City will lose some of the existing sidewalks and hard shoulder when the road is widened.

From The Mill Creek City Manager’s Desk: The City of Mill Creek’s 2012 Strategic Plan, part two

Preserving the community’s character is a foundational goal.  What makes Mill Creek unique is its aesthetically appealing nature along with a well deserved sense of safety and security.

By Ken Armstrong, Mill Creek City Manager

This is second in a series of columns relating to the City of Mill Creek’s 2012 Strategic Plan.

Preserving the community’s character is a foundational goal.  What makes Mill Creek unique is its aesthetically appealing nature along with a well deserved sense of safety and security.  It is therefore important that future economic development, annexation and public facility construction strategies be aligned with and true to this goal.

EZ Rocks Skate for a Cure

The first annual "EZ Rocks Skate for a Cure" will be held on September 21, 2013 at Bellevue Skate Park. This is a competitive skateboarding event established to raise awareness about ALD and raise funds for newborn screening programs for the early detection of rare childhood disease.

The late Ethan Zakes and his family lived in Mill Creek for several years and were active members of the community.

Skateboarding was Ethan's true passion. He would practice every chance he got, watch videos, read magazines and talk for hours with others about skating. Skater clothes and shoes were a staple of his wardrobe that became more eclectic as the years went by.

2013 Mill Creek primary election results

2013 Mill Creek primary election results.

November 6, 2013 update

Click here for the 2013 Mill Creek General Election Results.

Original August 16, 2013 article

The Elections and Voter Registration Division of the Snohomish County Auditor’s Office post the results of the August 6, 2013, primary election on their website. The results are updated each week with the latest tabulations until the election is certified. August 23, 2013 is the last day for the State to certify the returns.

Snohomish County home sales and prices both rise in July

According to the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS), Snohomish County home sales and median prices continue to rise, “Despite lean inventory and increasing mortgage rates.”

According to the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS), Snohomish County home sales and median prices continue to rise, “Despite lean inventory and increasing mortgage rates.”

Figures released by NWMLS show closed sales of homes and condos in Snohomish County rose 10.9 percent from July 2012 to July 2013. The median sales price rose 15.9 percent, from $251,111 to $291,000, over the same period.

Mill Creek’s delayed road and sidewalk projects may start next week

According to Scott Smith, Mill Creek City Engineer, contractors for Mill Creek’s road overlay project and the separate Village Green sidewalk reconstruction project may begin the week of August 19th, 2013.

According to Scott Smith, Mill Creek City Engineer, contractors for Mill Creek’s road overlay project and the separate Village Green sidewalk reconstruction project may begin the week of August 19th, 2013.

However, Smith said both of the contractors have a very high workload and the schedule may change, “as the contractor juggles the needs of four different agencies and the Snohomish County paving work.”

Here is what Smith said in an August 13, 2013 email:

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