By Doug Petrowski
The Mountlake Terrace City Council is expected to place a $25 million municipal bond issue on the August 7 ballot with a vote at their council meeting Monday, April 2. The bond measure would require 60-percent approval from voters and would raise funds to build a 31,950-square-foot Civic Center that would house City Hall offices, a new police station and a new community/senior activities center for Mountlake Terrace.
Repayment of the general obligation bonds would require a raise in residents’ property taxes beginning in 2014. For the first year, taxes would go up $7.42 per month for the average home in Mountlake Terrace; starting in 2015 property taxes would increase $11.59 per month for the average home for the remainder of the 30-year bond.
The tentative plans for a new Civic Center would also include $145,000 of improvements to the Mountlake Terrace library building and an amphitheater, a spray fountain and an ornamental garden at the Civic Center campus at 58th Avenue West and 232nd Street Southwest.
The City Council meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. at Interim City Hall, 6100-219th St. SW, Suite 200. A time for public comment is included in the agenda.