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2012 Stuff the Bus event at Central Market

Mill Creek’s Stuff the Bus for Kids event, sponsored by the Everett Public Schools Foundation, will be held at Central Market August 16-19.

Mill Creek’s Stuff the Bus for Kids event, sponsored by the Everett Public Schools Foundation, will be held at Central Market beginning tomorrow. Volunteers will be collecting school supply donations in yellow school buses, which will be parked outside for four days, from August 16th to 19th from 9 AM until 5 PM.

The Everett Public Schools Foundation will be trying to fill over 1,700 support requests from all 26 schools in the Everett School District - a reflection of the number of students who need community support to ensure that each student has school supplies needed to begin school ready to learn.

Mill Creek housing prices increase and inventory drops in July

Mill Creek housing prices increase and inventory drops in July

The median home price in the Mill Creek-Everett-Lynnwood area increased by about 10% in July 2012 compared to July 2011, according to the Northwest Multiple Listing Service, the largest full-service multiple listing service in the Northwest. The number of pending sales for this area increased about 20% and the inventory of available homes for sale dropped about 53% for the same period.

2012 primary election results

Primary election results for races pertinent to Mill Creek.

The Elections and Voter Registration Division of the Snohomish County Auditor’s Office and the Office of the Secretary of State post preliminary results of Tuesday’s primary election with the latest tabulations on a regular basis until the election is certified.

Election results are not final or official until certified. August 21, 2012 is the last day for the Office Secretary of State to certify the returns.

Stuff the Bus needs volunteers

The Everett School District is looking for volunteers for multiple Stuff the Bus community events in August.

The Everett School District is looking for volunteers for multiple Stuff the Bus community events in August.

Two ways to Feel Good this month

  1. Help Stuff the Bus August 16th, 17th, and 19th.
  2. Help stuff backpacks August 23rd, 24th, 27th, and 28th.

Gathering supplies and packing backpacks helps each student have tools for school success.

Mill Creek City Council approves Police Guild Collective Bargaining Agreement

Mill Creek City Council approves Police Guild Collective Bargaining Agreement

The Mill Creek City Council unanimously approved a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between the City and the Police Guild at the July 24th city council meeting. The new Collective Bargaining Agreement is retroactive to January 1, 2012 and is in effect until December 31, 2014. Police Guild members have been working without an agreement since the old Collective Bargaining Agreement expired on December 31, 2011.

Play Local – Plan a Staycation

Many people are finding that the most relaxing vacation are staycations. A staycation a hybrid of the words ‘stay’ and ‘vacation’.

Many people are finding that the most relaxing vacation are staycations. A staycation is a key piece of jargon these days. As you probably guessed, it’s a hybrid of the words ‘stay’ and ‘vacation.' According to the Urban Dictionary a staycation is “a vacation, which involves staying where you are, or staying close to home, usually within a 100 mile radius.”

When you stage a small-scale local adventure you save money, support your local economy and eliminate the hassle and stress of long-distance travel. From hiking, kayaking or paddle-boarding at nearby parks to indulging in week long wellness experiences, a staycation — like any getaway — can be as active or leisurely as you desire. It just takes a little planning, an open-minded attitude and a sense of adventure.

Electronics recycling event successful

Boy Scout Troop 221 and 1 Green Planet jointly conducted a very successful recycling event in Mill Creek on Saturday, July 28th. Eagle Scout candidate, David Gyuro, organized the event as his Eagle Scout project.

Boy Scout Troop 221 and 1 Green Planet jointly conducted a very successful recycling event in Mill Creek on Saturday, July 28th. Eagle Scout candidate, David Gyuro, organized the event as his Eagle Scout project.

The electronics-recycling event Gyuro planned and carried out was a big success with over 250 residents participating and 862 items collected; including 143 computers, 140 televisions, 132 printers, 43 household appliances, 34 bicycles, numerous lawn mowers, and one motorcycle. 1 Green Planet estimates that over 30,000 pounds of e-waste was collected.

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.

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.

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