City receives federal funding for accessible playground

The City of Mountlake Terrace will receive $260,300 in funding from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) for outdoor recreation and conservation projects. U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell recently announced that Mountlake Terrace is one of four cities in Snohomish County to receive funding from more than $1.8 million in LWCF funding to purchase and install…

City Council Oct. 17 to discuss proposed utility rate increases

A discussion regarding three proposed utility rate increases will be before the Mountlake Terrace City Council during its Thursday, Oct. 17 work/study session. First, the council will hear from Waste Management, which has requested an amendment to the city’s solid waste contract that would increase rates for recycling. The proposed increase reflects “the increased costs…

Mountlake Terrace lodging tax grants available

The City of Mountlake Terrace has $25,000 in lodging tax funds is 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…

On video: Oct. 10 Mountlake Terrace City Council 2019 candidate forum

Mountlake Terrace City Council and Edmonds School District Board of Directors candidates who will appear on the Nov. 5, 2019 general election ballot answered questions at an Oct. 10 forum sponsored at the Mountlake Terrace Library by MLTnews, the Mountlake Terrace Community Foundation and the Mountlake Terrace Business Association. This is the city council portion…

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…

Milfoil in Lake Ballinger reduced dramatically after weed control, City of MLT says

Results of this summer’s invasive weed control in Lake Ballinger indicate the amount of Eurasian watermilfoil in the lake has been reduced dramatically, according to the City of Mountlake Terrace. Lake Ballinger was treated twice this summer, July 24 and Sept. 10, as part of a citizen-led effort to reduce the amount of invasive weeds,…

Wednesday: Join officials for Coffee with the City

Join city officials for a cup of coffee and hear first-hand what’s happening in the city. Residents, business owners and others from the community are invited to attend this casual event on Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 6-7 p.m. at the Recreation Pavilion, 5303 228th St. S.W. Participants are encouraged to ask questions, provide input on city…

Council set Oct. 6 to approve artist agreement for Civic Campus

The Mountlake Terrace City Council at its Monday, Oct. 6 business meeting is scheduled to approve a professional services agreement with one of the two artists chosen to provide art for the Civic Campus redevelopment project. Louise McDowell and CJ Rench were selected to create public art in the future Town Center Park/Plaza, which will be located…

MLT City Council work/study session agenda for Oct. 3

Here’s the agenda for the Thursday, Oct. 3, Mountlake Terrace City Council work/study session: – Update from Snohomish Health District – Review of Washington State Department of Transportation JA account authorization for Main Street Project – Review of financial policies – Proclamation for Main Street Makeover Appreciation Week (Oct. 6-13 The meeting will begin at…

Service restored after water main break at Melody Hill construction site

The City of Mountlake Terrace said that that repairs are ongoing but water service has been restored following a water main break at a Melody Hill construction site. However, customers may see some sediment in the water as a result. Sudden changes in water flow, such as a break in the water main, can disturb…

Developer acquires cul de sac next to MLT light rail station

With an eye for future development after Mountlake Terrace light rail station construction is complete, developer Mill Stream Properties, LLC has purchased all eight properties in the 59th Place West cul de sac and will lease them back to Sound Transit as a temporary parking lot, according to a report in NextMLT. In a Sept….

2019 Evergreen Award winners recognized for exceptional properties

Community members filled the Mountlake Terrace Senior Community Center to recognize exceptional properties across the city Wednesday night at the annual Evergreen Awards Ceremony. Inspired by the City of Everett’s Monte Cristo Awards, the Evergreen Awards began in 2009 to recognize well-kept properties in town and the owners/renters that maintain them. This year, 24 winners…

Sound Transit awards MLT $500K for Veteran’s Memorial Park trail connector

Sound Transit’s Board of Directors voted Thursday to award $500,000 to the City of Mountlake Terrace for the Veteran’s Memorial Park Trail Light Rail Connector. Mountlake Terrace is one of 27 jurisdictions to receive funding for projects aimed at making it easier and more convenient to get to transit. The Mountlake Terrace light rail station, part of the Sound…

City council Sept. 26 set to approve updated Town Center Plan

With an eye to light rail coming to the city in 2024, the Mountlake Terrace City Council this Thursday, Sept. 26 is scheduled to adopt the updated Town Center Plan, which will bring increased density and taller buildings to the city’s downtown core. As envisioned, the Town Center Plan is meant to concentrate growth and…

Reminder: City of MLT recruiting for Neighborhood Parks Subcommittee

The City of Mountlake Terrace is seeking candidates to fill a vacancy for the roving position on its Neighborhood Parks Improvement Subcommittee . The subcommittee is comprised of 10 citizen volunteers assigned the responsibility for annually inventorying the neighborhood parks and recommending improvements to the Recreation and Parks Advisory Commission (RPAC). Appointed by RPAC, each…

MLT Salary Commission holds first meeting; decision due by Dec. 16

The Mountlake Terrace Salary Commission held its first meeting Wednesday, Sept. 11. 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 salary adjustment for the city council was in 2001. Salary commission members are Margaret Loiseau, chair;…

Reminder: Day of service park cleanup planned Sept. 14

A parks clean-up event for the National Day of Service is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 14 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Volunteers should meet at the Recreation Pavilion parking lot (5303 228th St. S.W.) at 9 a.m. in comfortable work clothes, with gardening gloves and tools in hand. The Recreation Park Advisory Commission and the Neighborhood…

Final city council work session on Town Center Plan Sept. 12

The final Mountlake Terrace City Council work/study session on the Planning Commission’s recommendation for the Town Center Subarea Plan is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept 12. Also on the Sept. 12 agenda: – Review of development regulations to implement the Shoreline Master Program – Discussion on community housing needs – Introduction to stormwater rate…

Reminder: Coffee with the City Sept. 11

Join City of Mountlake Terrace officials for a casual conversation and a cup of coffee from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11 in the Recreation Pavilion Jungle Room. Residents, business owners and others from the community are invited to hear what’s going on in the city, provide input about city services and events, and ask questions….

City Council Sept. 3 to continue its review of draft Town Center Plan

Continued review and discussion of the draft Town Center Plan update, which would add taller buildings and create greater density in the downtown core, are among the items on the Mountlake Terrace City Council’s business meeting agenda for Tuesday, Sept. 3. The meeting is a day later than normal due to the Labor Day holiday….

Sen. Jesse Salomon tours Ballinger Lake Park, discusses Hall Creek restoration

With plans to redevelop parts of Ballinger Lake Park, the City of Mountlake Terrace is looking to local legislators to help secure state funding for an environmental restoration project to realign Hall Creek. In lieu of the city council’s canceled work/study session, State Sen. Jesse Salomon — who in 2018 was elected to represent the…

To get a better idea of Town Center zoning changes, MLT City Council takes a walk

  Mountlake Terrace City Councilmembers, city staff and consultants, and a few citizens donned their comfortable shoes Monday night for a walking tour of possible changes in Town Center building heights and zoning under the draft subarea plan recommended by the city planning commission. The walking tour of affected neighborhoods was suggested by Councilmember Laura…

Reminder: City of MLT seeking input for Town Center Park Plaza name

The Mountlake Terrace Recreation and Parks Advisory Commission (RPAC) is looking for community input on ideas to name the Town Center Park Plaza that will be located adjacent to the Civic Campus, at the corner of 232nd Street Southwest and 58th Avenue West. The Town Center Park Plaza project is a 14,000-square-foot public gathering space…