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Mill Creek confronted with multi-million dollar fix for 35th Avenue SE flooding

The City of Mill Creek has been forced to consider a multi-million dollar project to reconstruct 35th Avenue SE to alleviate flooding.

February 10, 2014, update

The Mill Creek City Council unanimously approved a $423,223 consultant contract with KPFF Consulting Engineers to develop a detailed design for fixing the 35th Avenue SE roadway flooding issues at their regular February 4, 2014, meeting. The additional future construction cost is estimated to be $3,500,000.

Frost Doughnuts moving to larger space in the Mill Creek Town Center

Mill Creek’s popular Frost Doughnuts is moving from their current location to a larger space, but will remain in the Mill Creek Town Center.

Mill Creek’s popular Frost Doughnuts is moving from their current location to a larger space, but will remain in the Mill Creek Town Center.

Tom Rogers, Mill Creek Community Development Director, told the Mill Creek City Council about the move at their February 4, 2014, regular meeting.

The new Frost Doughnuts will be located in the same building as Hot Yoga at Mill Town Center and The Split End Salon.

Cinema entrepreneurs want to expand to Mill Creek or Bothell

At the January 28, 2014, city council meeting Tom Rogers, Mill Creek Community Development Director, reported Big Picture owners are interested in expanding their business to Mill Creek.

Mark Stern, founder of Big Picture Theaters in Seattle and Bellevue, visited Mill Creek in January to talk with city officials about developing a luxury movie theater.

At the January 28, 2014, city council meeting Tom Rogers, Mill Creek Community Development Director, reported Big Picture owners are interested in expanding their business to Mill Creek.

Li’l Sprout Nursery & Garden Center now open in Mill Creek and offers free classes in February

Li’l Sprout Nursery & Garden Center has been open since November and is staffed by many of the same employees as My Garden Nursery. They offer a wide range of free classes most weekends.

Mill Creekers who were sad to see that My Garden Nursery moved to Bellingham last year can take heart that a new nursery and garden center has opened up in the same location.

Li’l Sprout Nursery & Garden Center has been open since November and is staffed by many of the same employees as My Garden Nursery. They offer a wide range of free classes most weekends.

February 2014 News and Events from Mill Creek Garden Club

Mill Creek Garden Club is once again selling “Beautiful Bloomers”. They come in a variety of colors and are created for either a sunny or shady spot. Baskets are $34 which includes tax and free delivery before Mother’s Day in the Mill Creek area.

Your basket purchase gives back to the community by providing funds for our Giving through Gardening grants program which provides money for gardening projects in local grade schools.

Mill Creek Food Bank looking for part-time lead volunteer

The Mill Creek Food bank is looking for someone with some spare time who wants to give back to the community. Bill Kraut of Volunteers of America at 360 593-2873.

The Mill Creek Food bank is looking for someone with some spare time who wants to give back to the community.

The successful lead volunteer will work 12 to 15 hours a week to schedule other volunteers, help with food distribution, and create month end reports. Interested parties should contact Bill Kraut of Volunteers of America at 360 593-2873.

Barbara Athanas, Rotary Club of Mill Creek’s Food Bank representative, believes the community’s need for the food bank is great, “Our numbers continue to grow each and every week; and as the food stamp program shrinks, our lines will grow. We are always looking for monetary donations to help cover our monthly expenses and, of course, food donations and drives are what keep us alive.”

“Anyone interested in helping can please leave a message on the food bank phone at 425 582-5154 or contact Bill Kraut.”

Mill Creek business owner James Donaldson’s thoughts regarding Dennis Rodman’s North Korea trip

James Donaldson (Ex Sonic, NBA All Star and owner of the Mill Creek small business; The Donaldson Physical Therapy Clinic) had some very interesting things to say about Dennis Rodman’s recent trip to North Korea in his January 8, 2014, blog and in a subsequent conversation with Chuck Wright.

James Donaldson (Ex Sonic, NBA All Star and owner of the Mill Creek small business; The Donaldson Clinic) had some very interesting things to say about Dennis Rodman’s recent trip to North Korea in his January 8, 2014, blog and in a subsequent conversation with me.

Based on my long-term friendship with James, a very educated man, I know he is a firm believer in keeping an open mind, listening, and talking with individuals with different views than his. He believes these are the best avenues to achieve change.

Since James has visited North Korea on two separate occasions, his thoughts have more credibility than the majority of other individuals who have commented about Rodman’s trip. Here are some of his thoughts regarding Rodman, the self-defined basketball “ambassador” to North Korea.

Mill Creek’s recent American Disabilities Act ramp upgrades required by law

The City has been receiving comments and questions regarding the wheelchair (American Disabilities Act) ramp upgrade project that was constructed last summer along Mill Creek Blvd, 148th Street SE and 35th Avenue SE.  This work was done to comply with Federal law when doing a repaving project.

The City has been receiving comments and questions regarding the wheelchair (American Disabilities Act) ramp upgrade project that was constructed last summer along Mill Creek Blvd, 148th Street SE and 35th Avenue SE.  This work was done to comply with Federal law when doing a repaving project.  While there is some discretionary choice in the design, all public agencies must adhere to the same regulations.

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