Have virtual Coffee with the City Aug. 12

Coffee with the City returns on Wednesday, Aug. 12 in a remote format via Zoom teleconference from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Mountlake Terrace residents, business owners and others from the community are invited to join the city manager and police chief for a “virtual” cup of coffee, ask questions, and hear updates about what’s happening…

Applications now available for new MLT Diversity Commission

The City of Mountlake Terrace is now accepting applications from Mountlake Terrace residents who want to serve on the newly created Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Commission. The Mountlake Terrace City Council at its Aug. 3 meeting adopted an ordinance creating the commission, with the aim of ensuring the community is welcoming and equitable for…

Friday: Pop-up food pantry coming to Mountlake Terrace

A pop-up food pantry that has been operating in Lynnwood on Thursdays for the past several weeks is coming to Mountlake Terrace from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 7 — and both those who need food and volunteers who want to help distribute it are welcome to participate. The effort to bring the Volunteers…

MLT offering temporary outdoor use permits for businesses

In an effort to assist businesses during the Governor’s “Safe Start Washington” program, as well as the city’s desire to address the community’s interest in allowing food trucks, the City of Mountlake Terrace has created a temporary outdoor use permit for restaurants, retail and other businesses. The temporary outdoor use permit is intended for those…

Council approves formation of MLT diversity commission, hears light rail update from Sound Transit

The Mountlake Terrace City Council at its Aug. 3 business meeting unanimously approved a proposal to create a diversity, equity and inclusion commission to facilitate citywide communication and outreach. Its mission: “Promote and embrace diversity through action, education, and guidance. The commission seeks to foster an understanding that includes, accepts, respects and appreciates each individual…

Approval of ordinance creating city diversity commission on Aug. 3 council agenda

The Mountlake Terrace City Council at its Monday, Aug. 3 meeting is scheduled to adopt an ordinance creating a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commission. The council discussed the matter at its Thursday, July 30 work/study session. You can read more about that meeting here. The remote meeting will begin at 7 p.m. via Zoom. If the…

Save the date: Next virtual Coffee with City set for Aug. 12

The next Coffee with the City is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, via Zoom, where you can participate online or via telephone. If the public would like to listen in via telephone, the call-in number is 1-253-215-8782. To watch the meeting over the internet: 1) Go to https://zoom.us/join; 2) Enter meeting ID (881…

Deadline July 31 to take online survey for MLT Transportation Plan Update

The City of Mountlake Terrace is updating its Transportation Master Plan, and the deadline is July 31 for residents to take an online survey to provide feedback on the city’s transportation and traffic conditions. Click here to take the survey. The primary goal is to update the original plan to more accurately address the changing…

MLT seeks nonprofit partnerships to assist residents

The city has issued a request for proposals seeking nonprofit organizations to partner with the city to help Mountlake Terrace residents with meal delivery and/or paying unmet bills. The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. on Friday, July 31, 2020. Earlier this month the Mountlake Terrace City Council approved the use of federal CARES Act…

City of MLT beginning process to establish Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commission

he Mountlake Terrace City Council has directed staff to start the process for establishing a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commission. Any resident who is interested in serving or participating in the process can call the city clerk at 425-744-6206. Following city council direction July 6, city staff will prepare an ordinance to establish the commission and…

Council OKs rent reduction for MLT Senior Center, hears update on city finances

The Mountlake Terrace City Council voted unanimously Monday night to approve rent reduction and forgiveness for the Mountlake Terrace Senior Community Center, which rents the city-owned Mickey Corso Community Clubhouse at Ballinger Park. Last month the center had asked for a reduction in the lease to $500 each month and forgiveness for amounts owed from…

MLT Council briefed on ways pandemic is impacting city departments

The Mountlake Terrace City Council spent most of its work/study session on July 16 receiving updates from multiple city departments regarding their operations and efforts during the first six months of the year. Recreation and Parks Director Jeff Betz informed councilmembers about ongoing work to update the city’s master plan for Recreation Parks and Open…

Bob Colinas resigns after 14 years as Brier’s mayor

After more than 14 years serving as the mayor of Brier, Bob Colinas has decided to step down from the office. Colinas, first elected to the Brier mayoral post in 2005, resigned on Friday.  Colinas was serving his fourth term as mayor of the city that has grown to a population of approximately 7,000. “It’s…

Scene in MLT: City leaders hand out free masks, hand sanitizer

Mountlake Terrace leader distributed free masks and hand sanitizer to residents Tuesday afternoon at the Mountlake Terrace Senior Center. Creekside Church was also onsite with a hot meal as well as bagged meals for seniors. View more photos in the gallery below: –Photos courtesy of the City of Mountlake Terrace

MLT City Council to review recreation and parks master plan during July 16 work session

Reviewing the scope of work for the city’s Recreation, Parks and Open Space Master Plan and city department performance measures are among the items on the Thursday, July 16,  Mountlake Terrace City Council work/study session agenda. The remote meeting will be conducted via Zoom beginning at 7 p.m. Those who want to listen via telephone can…

Scene in MLT: Civic Campus construction continues

Work continues on the Mountlake Terrace Civic Campus being built on the site of the former Mountlake Terrace City Hall — on the southwest corner of 232nd Street Southwest and 58th Avenue West. The project includes a new, two-story city hall of approximately 18,600 square feet that includes city council chambers, public lobby, offices, meeting…

Deadline July 13 to apply for COVID-19 small business relief grants in Mountlake Terrace

The City of Mountlake Terrace has established a Small Business Relief Grant Program for businesses impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. The deadline to apply is Monday, July 13. The city has initially allocated $100,000 to this program, which is included in $647,000 available to Mountlake Terrace through the federal 2020 CARES Act. The city’s goal is…

City of MLT to distribute face coverings citywide

The City of Mountlake Terrace will be mailing two face masks to each home and business in a few weeks to help ensure compliance with Governor Inslee’s order requiring their use in public. “The city council wants to make sure everyone has a face covering to promote public health and safety, so we are distributing…

Mountlake Terrace’s virtual Coffee with the City set for July 8

Coffee with the City returns on Wednesday, July 8 in a remote format via Zoom teleconference from 6-7 p.m. Residents, business owners and others from the community are invited to join the city manager and police chief for a “virtual” cup of coffee, ask questions, and hear updates about what’s happening in Mountlake Terrace. To…