MLT National Night Out receives participation award

The City of Mountlake Terrace was recently selected as a national award winner for its outstanding participation for National Night Out Against Crime, a crime, drug and violence prevention program by the National Association of Town Watch. Over 1,000 people celebrated the Mountlake Terrace National Night Out event this year. Organized by city employees from…

MLT Salary Commission approves pay raise for city council

Following a two-month review, and a public hearing on Wednesday, Dec. 4, the Mountlake Terrace Salary Commission adopted a resolution that provides for a $100 increase to the monthly salaries of the city’s mayor and councilmembers effective Jan. 5, 2020. As of Jan. 5, 2020, the mayor’s salary will be $1,100 per month and councilmembers’…

City of MLT Community Satisfaction Survey coming soon

A Community Satisfaction Survey, designed to gather attitudes and opinions about city services and quality of life issues, will be mailed to 1,800 randomly selected households in Mountlake Terrace on Dec. 9. According to a city announcement, the survey results will help the city prioritize resources and align them with city council goals. The city…

Scene in Mountlake Terrace: Woodard sworn in to council seat

Steve Woodard is now an officially elected member of the Mountlake Terrace City Council. Woodard was sworn in during Monday night’s council meeting after being elected last month. He holds the Position 2 seat that was left vacant with the December 2018 death of long-time Councilmember and Mayor Jerry Smith. The city council earlier this…

MLT City Council set to award construction bid for Civic Campus Dec. 2

The award of a bid for construction of the Mountlake Terrace Civic Campus and the swearing in of newly-elected City Councilmember Steve Woodard are among the items on the Mountlake Terrace City Council’s Monday, Dec. 2 agenda. The council is also scheduled to review the city’s 2020 legislative agenda and hold a public hearing on…

City of Mountlake Terrace preparing for winter weather

The City of Mountlake Terrace is getting ready for winter weather by sweeping streets, cleaning storm drains and preparing for deicing and snow plowing. The city’s fleet includes five trucks equipped with snowplows and sand/salt spreaders and a sixth truck equipped with a dedicated liquid deicer applicator. Snow removal and deicing routes are prioritized according…

Reminder: Deadline Nov. 22 to apply for MLT Planning Commission

The city is seeking candidates to fill a vacancy on the Mountlake Terrace Planning Commission, which meets the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Applicants for the planning commission must be residents of the city, able to meet twice a month, and have an interest in reviewing development proposals, revisions to…

New public restrooms for Ballinger Park boat launch expected by spring 2020

Major new additions are coming to the east end of Mountlake Terrace’s Ballinger Park, including a new boat launch, floating boat dock, fishing pier and pathways by fall of 2020. But visitors to the recreation area won’t have to wait as long for new public restrooms planned for the site. City of Mountlake Terrace officials…

Review of wastewater services agreement, financial reports among agenda items for MLT City Council Nov. 14 work/study session

The Mountlake Terrace City Council’s Thursday, Nov. 14 work/study session includes reviews of the following: – An agreement with the City of Edmonds for wastewater treatment, disposal and conveyance services. – A business license code amendment ordinance. – Second- and third-quarter financial reports. – Six-year financial forecast. – 2020 revenue sources including property tax ordinance….

Reminder: Have Coffee with the City Nov. 13

Citizens, business owners and others from the community are invited to join city officials for a cup of coffee and hear first-hand what’s happening in the city. This casual event will be Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 6-7 p.m. at the Recreation Pavilion, 5303 228th St. S.W., Mountlake Terrace. Participants are encouraged to ask questions, provide…

MLT Salary Commission to meet Nov. 13

The next meeting of the Mountlake Terrace Salary Commission is Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 5 p.m. in the Interim City Council Chambers, 6100 219th St. S.W., Suite 220. The newly established salary commission is an independent body of five commissioners tasked to review and set the salaries of the mayor and city council. The last…

Reminder: City of MLT offices closed, Recreation Pavilion open on Veterans Day

All City of Mountlake Terrace offices will be closed Monday, Nov. 11 in honor of Veterans Day. But the Recreation Pavilion, located at 5303 228th St. S.W., will be open regular hours. The Pavilion will run on a regular schedule Nov. 11, including for lessons and swims. Any veteran who comes in to swim on Nov….

Election 2019: On day 2, Murray still leads city council race

Erin Murray maintained her lead Wednesday over Crystal Gamon in the latest vote count to determine who will fill the open seat on the Mountlake Terrace City Council. In the second day of results released by the Snohomish County Elections Office, Murray had 70.21% of the votes cast (1,454 votes) for the open position 7 seat…

Election 2019: Murray leading Gamon for MLT City Council open seat

In the race for an open seat on the Mountlake Terrace City Council, Erin Murray was leading Crystal Gamon in the first round of general election returns released at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5. Both women are seeking the Positions 7 seat currently held by Seaun Richards, who is not seeking re-election. Both also were…

MLT City Council approves utility rate increases, honors Eagle Scout

Acknowledging the need to invest in the city’s aging infrastructure, the Mountlake Terrace City Council at its Monday, Nov. 4 meeting unanimously approved a staff proposal to raise the city’s sewer rates by 42.5% and its stormwater rates by 95% in 2020. After that initial jump, which becomes effective January 2020, ratepayers will see subsequent…

Veterans Trail access to MLT Transit Center to close Nov. 9

Sound Transit is closing the Veterans Memorial Park Trail access point to the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center on Saturday, Nov. 9 to safeguard passage of pedestrians during construction of the Mountlake Terrace Light Rail Station the City of Mountlake Terrace says. The transit center surface parking lot closed Oct. 19, and after Nov. 9, safe…

City of MLT lodging tax grants available

The City of Mountlake Terrace has $25,000 in lodging tax funds available to qualified applicants for projects and events that promote tourism in 2020. Lodging tax funds come from the taxes collected from Studio 6 Hotel located in Mountlake Terrace. Lodging tax funds must be used for marketing or operation of special events and festivals…

Reminder: City of MLT seeks input on ADA transition plan

The City of Mountlake Terrace is developing an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Self-Assessment and Transition Plan. The city encourages residents to participate in an online survey and comment on the current conditions of the city’s accessibility for persons with disabilities. Visit www.cityofmlt.com/2053/ to take the survey. The self-assessment and transition plan identifies barriers limiting…

Council to discuss stormwater, sewer rate increases at Oct. 31 meeting

Further discussion on plans to increase the city’s stormwater and sewer rates and a review of a proposal to subdivide 4.6 acres in the 3700 block of 214th Street Southwest into 16 single household residential lots are among the items on the Mountlake Terrace City Council’s Oct. 31 work/study session agenda. The council has set…