City Council Wrap-Up 2/22

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The City Council met on Tuesday February 22nd and covered the following items:

Mountlake Terrace welcomed three new Eagle Scouts to the community. Congratulations to Brett Jory, Alex Hansen, and Joshua Haynes.

The City Manager would like to remind residents that you can sign up for public alerts including weather related alerts at www.cityofmlt.com. More info here.

Recreation and Parks Advisory Commission’s 2011 Workplan was presented to the council. The advisory commission’s mission is promote the use of recreation facilities and programs and participated in city wide special events. Some of the items they will be focused on this year include:

  • Identify locations for installing signs and kiosks at designated city parks and trails.
  • Conduct neighborhood meetings to gather ideas about potential park improvements for Firefighters Memorial Park, Terrace Ridge Park and Bicentennial Park.
  • Work with Fire District 1 Foundation and Firefighters Union regarding partnership opportunities for expansion of Firefighters Memorial Park resulting from the closure/demolition of Fire Station 18.
  • Identify/research/evaluate potential grant opportunities for existing and/or new recreation and park programs.
  • Identify partnership and/or sponsorship opportunities.
  • Review and recommend projects to be included in the In-Kind Service Agreement and Evergreen Playfield Concession/Score booth Agreement.
  • Review and recommend adjustments to the Recreation and Park Fee Schedule.Review potential components of Recreation Pavilion Business Plan.Strive to expand volunteer base for recreation and park programs and special events.
  • Increase community outreach efforts and volunteer opportunities through use of the web site, City Happenings, news releases, CRAZE Recreation Guide, adopt a park etc.
  • Participate in community events – Farmers Market, Park Clean-up (Spring & Fall), Tour de Terrace, National Night Out, Summer Concert(s) and Tree Lighting Ceremony.

A vote of 3-1 tabled the dicussion of the Lodging Tax Advisory Committe which allocated funds for promoting tourism. This will be discussed further during the next work session March 3rd as well as a future post on MLTnews.com.

Passing 5-0, the council approved  the Interlocal Agreement with Edmonds School District for Key Issuance which allows for local police enforcement to have keys to school buildings for emergency purposes.

Keep up to date on what’s happening in your area by listening to online public meetings.

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