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Meet Your Local First Responders for National Night Out on Aug. 7
07/16/2018
The City of Mill Creek will celebrate National Night Out on Aug. 7 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Pine Meadow Park, 15803 32nd Ave. SE in Mill Creek. The community is invited to join the Mill Creek Police Department and Snohomish County Fire 7 for fun family activities, food, and crime prevention and disaster preparedness information.
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Party in the Parks is Local Fun in the Summer Sun, Starting July 17
07/10/2018
Games, food and fun in the summer sun is what the Party in the Parks event is all about. The City of Mill Creek will host three neighborhood Party in the Parks events this summer.
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Mill Creek’s K9 Team Certified as Narcotic Detection Team
06/28/2018
Mill Creek Police Department’s K9 version 2.0 achieved its latest benchmark on June 27. The team of K9 Bagira and Officer Nathan Lerma were certified as a narcotic detection team, attaining 100 percent proficiency in the detection of cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine.
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City Seeks Volunteers to Fill Planning Commission Vacancies
06/27/2018
The City of Mill Creek seeks two volunteers with a background or interest in land use regulations, development or planning to fill two vacancies on the Planning Commission. The terms of both positions lasts three years, expiring on April 30, 2021.
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Heron Park Swings Removed Due to Safety Concern
06/26/2018
The swings at Mill Creek’s Heron Park have been removed due to a safety concern. Heron Park is a popular park with community members. Residents who were young children when the park was built are now eager for their children to enjoy the park as well.
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Mill Creek Police and Fire District 7 Face Off in an Epic Soccer Battle
06/25/2018
It’s a battle to determine the fate of the two local chiefs. One will take all the glory. The other will shoulder the burden of their agency’s disappointment and taking on some of the other chief’s duties. The Mill Creek Police Department and Snohomish County Fire District 7 will go head-to-head in a soccer face off in an action packed evening at Arena Sports on July 19 to raise money for Kiwanis International’s Camp Casey.
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Construction Begins on Mill Creek’s 35th Avenue; Full Road Closure Set for July 2
06/21/2018
The long-anticipated reconstruction of 35th Avenue SE in Mill Creek began on June 18 by Harbor Pacific Contractors. The full roadway closure will begin in the early hours of June 29. A ground-breaking event is set for June 29 at 10 a.m. on the east side of 35th Avenue SE across from 144th Street SE
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Bob Stowe to Serve as Interim City Manager
06/21/2018
The City has entered into a personal services contract with Bob Stowe to be Mill Creek’s Interim City Manager for a period of 1-3 months. Stowe’s first day will be next Monday, June 25.
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Mill Creek Sports Park Turf and Light Replacement to Start in August
06/21/2018
With action by the Mill Creek City Council its June 19 meeting, the turf and light replacement project at Mill Creek Sports Park is slated to begin in August. The work is anticipated to take three months to complete.
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Mill Creek City Manager Placed on Paid Administrative Leave
06/19/2018
The City Council tonight placed Mill Creek City Manager Rebecca Polizzotto on paid administrative leave for 45 days effective immediately. Police Chief Greg Elwin was appointed Acting City Manager. City Attorney Scott Missall was tasked with contacting former Mill Creek City Manager Robert Stowe to serve as interim City Manager during Polizzotto’s absence.
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Mill Creek Festival and Star Fest 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Heat Up July
06/15/2018
Head outside July 14-15 for a weekend of fun and entertainment at the Mill Creek Festival and the annual Star Fest 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament.
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Notice of Special Council Meeting ~ June 19, 2018
06/15/2018
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Mill Creek City Council will hold a Special Council Meeting on Tuesday, June 19, at 6:00 p.m.
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Notice of Special Council Meeting ~ June 13, 2018
06/12/2018
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Mill Creek City Council will hold a Special Council Meeting on Wednesday, June 13, at 5:00 p.m.
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Mill Creek City Council Statement on Recent Mill Creek Beacon Article regarding Rebecca Polizzotto
06/08/2018
The Mill Creek City Council called a special council meeting on June 8 to draft a formal statement regarding a recent Mill Creek Beacon article.
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Notice of Special Council Meeting
06/07/2018
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Mill Creek City Council will hold a Special Council Meeting on Friday, June 8 at 7:00 p.m.
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Parks and Recreation Board Cancelled for 6/6/18
06/06/2018
The Parks and Recreation Board meeting scheduled for 6/6/18 is cancelled due to lack of a quorum.
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10 Community Members Graduate from Mill Creek Police Citizen’s Academy
05/31/2018
The 2018 Mill Creek Police Citizen’s Academy concluded on May 23 with the graduation of 10 community members. This is the program’s second year.
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Register Today for the 33rd Annual Run of the Mill
05/29/2018
The 33rd Annual Run of the Mill takes place June 30. Registration is now open for this year’s event, which is suitable for runners, joggers and walkers alike – an event for the entire family.
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Police Seek Information on Baskin-Robbins Armed Robbery Suspect
05/29/2018
At approximately 1:49 p.m. on May 29, an armed robbery occurred at the Baskin-Robbins store at the 15700 block of Mill Creek Blvd. Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect.
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Rite Aid Robbery Suspect Taken Into Custody
05/17/2018
A robbery suspect that has targeted several Rite Aid stores and pharmacies in Mill Creek, Bothell and Lynnwood over the last seven months was taken into custody on May 17.
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City Seeks Instructors to Offer New Recreation Classes for Fall/Winter 2018-2019
05/15/2018
The City of Mill Creek seeks local instructors or businesses that are interested in partnering to provide classes to residents. Classes would be offered in fall/winter 2018-2019.
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Memorial Day Events in Mill Creek
05/14/2018
Mill Creek’s Memorial Day events on May 28 will help the community honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country.
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May 23 Workshop Helps Neighborhoods Be Prepared for Emergencies
05/13/2018
Emergencies don’t often provide enough time to create and implement an action plan. A free Map Your Neighborhood event at City Hall in Mill Creek on May 23 will help people develop individual and neighborhood plans to be prepared for emergencies.
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A Fresh Start to Summer as Mill Creek Farmers Market Launches May 25
05/11/2018
Freshly picked berries, cherries and salad greens. Vibrant flowers beckoning passersby to take home a fresh bouquet. The sound of excitement as kids learn about vegetables and select a new one to take home. The Mill Creek Farmers Market launches May 25 at noon and will bring a fresh new feel to the City.
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Community Invited to Participate in Memorial Day Parade
05/03/2018
For 150 years, the United States has set aside a day in May to honor those Americans who died while defending our nation and its values. The City of Mill Creek invites community members to help honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice by participating in its Memorial Day parade.
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PUD Brightens the Lives of Mill Creek Residents
05/02/2018
Snohomish County PUD is replacing high-pressure sodium street light bulbs to much more efficient LED bulbs starting in the Mill Creek Town Center area.
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Free Mill Creek Summer Art Walks Start May 12
04/27/2018
The Summer Art Walks will return to Mill Creek Town Center this summer. These free events are fun for the entire family.
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Mill Creek Councilman Appointed to State Transportation Improvement Board
04/26/2018
Mill Creek Councilman Mike Todd will serve the region as one of the newest members of the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board. In his newly appointed role, he will work to ensure equitable and efficient investment in local transportation projects.
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City of Mill Creek Awards Construction Contract for 35th Avenue SE Reconstruction
04/25/2018
A much needed project to rebuild 35th Avenue SE in Mill Creek passed a major hurdle this week when the Mill Creek City Council approved the project’s construction contract with Harbor Pacific Contractors Inc. at its April 24 meeting. The project contract is for $4.692 million
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Police Seek Information on Rite Aid Robbery Suspect
04/24/2018
The robbery suspect that has targeted Rite Aid stores and pharmacies in Mill Creek, Bothell and Lynnwood over the past several months struck again on the evening of April 23.
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Police Service Dog Retired from Mill Creek Police Department
04/24/2018
Police Service Dog Rasko, a pure-bred German Shepherd that has been with the Mill Creek Police Department since 2013, has retired due to medical reasons.
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City Seeks Volunteers to Fill Art and Beautification Board Vacancies
04/12/2018
The City of Mill Creek is seeking two volunteers with a background or interest in landscaping or art to fill two vacancies on the Arts and Beautification Board. The terms of both positions lasts three years, expiring on Oct. 31, 2020.
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City of Mill Creek Hires New Marketing and Communications Coordinator
04/02/2018
The City of Mill Creek welcomes Gordon Brink as its new marketing and communications coordinator. In this role, Brink will help keep the community informed about City programs and initiatives, ranging from construction updates, to events and community outreach. Brink also will execute the strategies and efforts outlined by the City’s outreach and engagement plans.
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Mill Creek Elementary Student Selected as Chief for a Day
03/21/2018
The City of Mill Creek has another police chief – sort of. The Mill Creek Police Department recently selected Julia McCauley, a second grader at Mill Creek Elementary, as its honorary Chief for A Day. Chief Greg Elwin and members of the Mill Creek Police Department visited Julia’s class to announce her appointment and award her with her badge.
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Learn about Volunteerism at Community Engagement Event on April 18
03/19/2018
As part of National Volunteer Week, five Mill Creek community organizations will host an event on Wednesday, April 18, for the public to learn about volunteerism and involvement with local service organizations. The event will take place at Arena Sports, 13500 Bothell Everett Hwy, from 4 to 7 p.m.
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Numerous Construction Projects in Mill Creek, Impact Traffic in Spring/Summer
03/14/2018
Mill Creek community members and drivers who travel through the city will need to plan ahead for local travel in late spring and summer 2018 due to numerous roadway projects. Project timelines are weather-dependent and schedules may shift as needed.
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Mackenzie Ryan Named Mill Creek’s AWC Scholarship Nominee
03/07/2018
The Mill Creek City Council selected Mill Creek student Mackenzie Ryan as the local nominee for an Association of Washington Cities Center for Quality Communities scholarship. Ryan is now in the running for one of six AWC statewide scholarships that are awarded at the annual AWC conference in June. Ryan, who attends Archbishop Murphy High School, is the daughter of Michelle Ryan of Mill Creek.
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City of Mill Creek, Snohomish County Fire District 7 Sign New Contract
02/28/2018
The City of Mill Creek and Snohomish County Fire District 7 have signed a new six-year agreement for fire suppression and emergency medical services. Both Fire District 7’s Board of Fire Commissioners and the City of Mill Creek’s City Council approved the contract at separate meetings on Feb. 27.
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City of Mill Creek and Mill Creek Police Officers’ Guild Agree to Three-Year Contract
02/28/2018
The City of Mill Creek has reached a new three-year collective bargaining agreement with the Mill Creek Police Officers’ Guild. The City Council approved the agreement at its Feb. 27 meeting. The agreement is for the term running Jan. 1, 2018, through Dec. 31, 2020.
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Mill Creek to Launch Farmers Market in May 2018
02/13/2018
The City of Mill Creek will launch a farmers market in May 2018. The Mill Creek Farmers Market opens May 25 and will run each Friday from noon to 5 p.m. through Aug. 31. The market will be located in the Mill Creek City Hall North parking lot at 15720 Main St.
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Go Behind the Scenes with Mill Creek Police Citizens Academy
02/09/2018
If you have ever wondered what makes up a police department, then here is your chance to find out up close and personal. Beginning March 21, the Mill Creek Police Department will host its second annual Police Citizens Academy.
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Mill Creek Police Seek Help Identifying Fake Delivery Man
02/06/2018
Mill Creek Police seek the public’s help in identifying a man who stole two packages from the front porch of a Mill Creek residence. The incident occurred the afternoon of Jan. 26 in the 2300 block of 145th Street SE, Mill Creek.
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John Steckler Appointed to Fill Vacancy on Mill Creek City Council
John Steckler Appointed to Fill Vacancy on Mill Creek City Council
02/06/2018
The Mill Creek City Council appointed John Steckler to fill the vacant Council seat at its Feb. 6 meeting. The appointment is for approximately a two-year term, lasting through certification of the general election in 2019.
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Map Your Neighborhood Workshops to Help Community Members Prepare for Disasters
01/29/2018
Four Map Your Neighborhood workshops will take place in Mill Creek this year to help people ensure they’re prepared with action steps following a disaster.
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Mill Creek’s New K9 Team’s Completes First Successful Track
01/28/2018
The City of Mill Creek Police Department’s new K9 team successfully captured its first subject after only four shifts working together. Officer Nathan Lerma and Police Service Dog Bagira recently completed basic training together.
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Spring Events in Mill Creek
01/23/2018
The City of Mill Creek and local partners will host many family-friendly and community-focused events through June. From egg hunts for kids of all ages and wine walks, to Memorial Day events honoring members of the U.S. Armed Forces, Mill Creek has something for everyone.
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City of Mill Creek Accepting Applications to Fill Vacancy on City Council
01/10/2018
The City of Mill Creek is accepting applications from those interested in filling a vacancy on the Mill Creek City Council, Position No. 1.
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City of Mill Creek Seeks High School Applicants for AWC Scholarship
01/08/2018
A $1,000 educational scholarship can be a tremendous help to a young student. High school students that live in Mill Creek can apply by Feb. 9 to become the City’s nominee for one of six such statewide scholarships.
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Play & Learn Program Opens Jan. 8 in Mill Creek
01/04/2018
Everett Public Schools, in partnership with the City of Mill Creek, will offer a Kaleidoscope Play & Learn group on Mondays beginning Jan. 8 at Mill Creek City Hall North, Large Community Room, 15720 Main St.
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City’s Safe Internet Purchase Exchange Will Help Keep People Safe
12/18/2017
The City of Mill Creek has installed a Safe Internet Purchase Exchange in the City Hall South parking lot, located at 15728 Main St., to protect residents and promote business.
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City of Mill Creek Launches New Website and New Tourism Site
12/13/2017
The City of Mill Creek launched a new, user-friendly website on Dec. 13. The site features a modern look and design, fulfills accessibility requirements, and provides information in a clean, easy-to-read format.
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Scott Eastman Appointed as Deputy Chief of Police for the City of Mill Creek
12/12/2017
The City of Mill Creek has appointed Scott Eastman, a 28-year law enforcement veteran, as the deputy chief of police. He assumes his new role on Jan. 2.
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Park in North Pointe Neighborhood Named Exploration Park
12/08/2017
The Mill Creek City Council voted at its Dec. 5 meeting to name the park in the City’s North Pointe neighborhood Exploration Park.
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Planning Commission Seeks Volunteer to Fill Mid-Term Vacancy
12/07/2017
The City of Mill Creek’s Planning Commission is seeking a volunteer to fill a mid-term vacancy on the board.
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Mill Creek’s Holiday Events Set for Dec. 2
11/28/2017
Celebrate the holiday season with the annual Santa Parade and Tree Lighting at City on Hall on Saturday, Dec. 2.
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Mill Creek Receives $50K Grant for Stormwater Compliance Work
11/15/2017
The City of Mill Creek has received a $50,000 grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology for stormwater work.
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Recycling Light Bulbs is Watts Up
11/07/2017
Here’s a bright idea – recycle used fluorescent light bulbs at Mill Creek City Hall.
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Mill Creek Hires Director of Public Works and Development Services
10/16/2017
Gina Hortillosa is the City of Mill Creek’s director of Public Works and Development Services. She assumes her post on Nov. 1. Hortillosa comes from Snohomish County, where she served since 2014 as a program planning supervisor for the Transpor
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Mill Creek Featured at International Conference for Innovative Approach to Government
10/11/2017
The City of Mill Creek will be featured at the International City/County Management Association annual conference as a great example of innovation and progress. “We are one of only 10 communities with a population under 20,000 that will be fea
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K9 Version 2.0 Coming to Mill Creek
10/04/2017
The City of Mill Creek is expecting! With the City's current K9, Rasko, nearing the end of his service, the Mill Creek Police are anticipating the arrival of a new K9 team within the next 10 to 12 months. “With our current service dog expected
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City of Mill Creek Gives Back to Military Community through Operation Gratitude
10/03/2017
The City of Mill Creek is giving back to U.S. service members and partnering with Operation Gratitude to encourage residents to honor deployed troops and their families waiting at home.
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City of Mill Creek and Snohomish County Fire District 7 Reach Tentative Agreement
07/14/2017
Today, the City of Mill Creek and Snohomish County Fire District 7 reached a tentative agreement for a new six-year fire services contract (2017-2022). The tentative agreement encompasses the material economic terms of the new fire services agreement
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