Members of the Mountlake Terrace City Council are scheduled to attend a meeting with the Shoreline City Council at 5:45 p.m., Monday, Sept. 26 in the Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Ave. N., Shoreline.
The purpose of Monday’s meeting is to discuss topics of mutual interest. This will be the first joint dinner meeting between the two City Councils. The following are some of the joint issues between Mountlake Terrace and Shoreline:
Mountlake Terrace and Shoreline will have light rail stations opening in 2023 as part of the Lynnwood Link Extension. As a result both cities have been addressing land use and planning for development around the future stations along with starting negotiation processes with Sound Transit regarding the actual construction of the light rail facilities in the two cities.
Shoreline has contracted with Mountlake Terrace since 2010 for fleet maintenance. The current agreement expires December 31, 2015. The two staffs have been in negotiations for a new service agreement that would be in place for the next several years.
Mountlake Terrace has expressed interest in contracting with Shoreline for additional Development Review support. Staffs from both agencies have been working towards an interlocal agreement to accomplish this.
Mountlake Terrace has built a decant facility and has offered use of this facility to Shoreline in the future. As Shoreline moves forward with design of the North Maintenance Facility, this could be a consideration.
Mountlake Terrace owns a portion of the Edmonds Wastewater (Sewer) Treatment Facility. Although most of Shoreline’s wastewater is treated through King County facilities, a portion of Shoreline’s wastewater flows go to the Edmonds Treatment Facility. The current King County treatment agreements go through 2036. Ronald Wastewater District has agreements with both King County and Edmonds. As Shoreline assumes the Ronald Wastewater District, Shoreline will become responsible for future treatment agreements.
Both cities currently contract with the same Federal Lobbyist firm, Johnston Group. Both cities are actively requesting their federal delegation to implement new financial tools to support local infrastructure projects. As cities the two have common legislative interests at the State level.
Mountlake Terrace has adopted a Ballinger Park Master Plan. The master plan seeks to provide both a recreational open space and a means to improve storm-water management.