After Paine-Donovan sworn in, council discusses undergrounding utility code amendments

The Mountlake Terrace City Council at its Thursday, Feb. 2, work session briefly discussed the city’s proposed amendments to the undergrounding utilities ordinance.  The meeting began with the swearing in of new councilmember Rory Paine-Donovan, who was appointed to the vacant Position 3 seat on Tuesday. Associate City Planner Jonathan Morales came before the council…

Expect noise, traffic delays this month for water main construction

The City of Mountlake Terrace has advised residents to expect construction noise and traffic delays throughout February due to the city’s westside water main construction project. Crews are starting in the area of 226th Place Southwest and 73rd Place West and will work eastward, the city said.

Paine-Donovan set to be sworn in during Thursday’s city council meeting

The Mountlake Terrace City Council work/study session this Thursday, Feb. 2 will begin with the swearing-in of newly appointed Mountlake Terrace City Councilmember Rory Paine-Donovan. The council Tuesday night appointed Paine-Donovan to fill the Position 3 seat left vacant following the resignation of Doug McCardle. Also on Thursday’s agenda: – The city manager’s report – Review…

Paine-Donovan appointed to vacant Mountlake Terrace City Council seat

The Mountlake Terrace City Council Tuesday night appointed Robert (Rory) Paine-Donovan to fill the Position 3 seat left vacant following the resignation of Doug McCardle. Paine-Donovan, who graduated from the Evergreen State College with a degree in public policy, has lived in Mountlake Terrace for seven years and works for the Washington State Attorney General’s…

Mountlake Terrace residents can get free street trees

To increase access for all residents to the benefits of trees, the city is offering free street trees and tree planting. Trees better the community in many ways, the city said in announcing the program. They filter air pollutants, cool neighborhoods in summer, encourage walking and running, soak up stormwater runoff, provide homes for wildlife,…

MLT City Council set to interview applicants for vacant seat Jan. 30-31

  The Mountlake Terrace City Council will hold two special meetings — one on Monday, Jan. 30 and the other on Tuesday, Jan. 31 — to interview the 12 candidates who have applied for the council’s vacant Position 3 seat. Both meetings will begin at 6 p.m. at Mountlake Terrace City Hall, 23204 58th Ave. W.,…

Mountlake Terrace Elementary teacher committed to teaching students about salmon

Mari Knowles, a fourth-grade teacher at Mountlake Terrace Elementary School, will be participating in the Salmon in Schools program for her 20th year. Each year, Knowles requests a permit from the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife to raise 200 coho salmon eggs into fry. Once the permit is issued, Jim Siscel, Salmon in…

City of MLT weekday swim preregistration for winter Jan. 31-Feb. 1

The City of Mountlake Terrace’s weekday swim lesson registration for the winter session is approaching. For anyone currently participating in swim lessons Monday/Wednesday, preregistration starts at noon Tuesday, Jan. 31. Preregistration for Tuesday/Thursday lessons is at noon Wednesday, Feb. 1. Open registration for those not enrolled in a current class will begin at noon Thursday,…

Edmonds Arts Commission issues call for youth, adult poetry submissions

The City of Edmonds Arts Commission (EAC) seeks submissions of short poems to be displayed in temporary poetry poster installations at various city locations. According to the city’s announcement: The goal is to surprise and delight the public with thoughtful short pieces of poetry that create a literary link connecting the reader to a sense…

Reminder: Portion of 61st Pl W closed to through traffic during construction

The City of Mountlake Terrace reminds motorists that 61st Place West is closed to through traffic between 215th Street Southwest and 213th Place Southwest from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. through Jan. 27 due to construction. Drivers can access the Southwest Transfer Station from 215th Street Southwest and the Snohomish Recycling Center from the 212th…

State housing bills a battleground for local control vs. density

I’ve written it before, and it is still true: Nothing sparks more reaction in South Snohomish County than the phrase “single-family zoning.” What drives that reaction is equal parts growth, change, fear, the economy and history. The Washington State Legislature is again debating a bill that could change single-family zoning and housing statewide. That fuels…

13 residents seeking vacant Mountlake Terrace City Council seat

  Thirteen individuals with a diverse range of community engagement and work backgrounds have applied for appointment to the vacant Mountlake Terrace City Council Position 3 seat. The position opened up in mid-December after former Councilmember Doug McCardle announced Nov. 2022 that he was resigning from the job. The Mountlake Terrace City Council will interview…

Kent man jailed after residential burglary in Brier

A Kent man was booked into Snohomish County Jail earlier this week after Brier police spotted him and another man allegedly burglarizing a Brier residence, then leaving the scene. According to Brier Police Chief Nick Almquist, at around 6:45 a.m. Jan. 16, a Brier police officer noticed a truck parked in the driveway of a…

MLT City Council remains neutral on state housing bill, approves 2022 budget amendments

The Mountlake Terrace City Council at its Tuesday, Jan. 17, business meeting discussed the stance the city will take on Washington’s House Bill 1110 regarding middle housing. Compared with typical apartment buildings, middle housing supports fewer homes per lot, yielding structures such as duplexes, triplexes and even quadplexes. HB 1110 is aimed at decreasing the…

City council Jan. 17 scheduled to approve lodging tax funding

Meeting a day later than usual due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the Mountlake Terrace City Council Jan. 17 is scheduled to approve 2023 funding recommendations from the city’s Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, among other agenda items. The Studio 6 Hotel, located in Gateway Place, is the city’s only lodging facility that collects…

MLT city council agrees to place South County Fire annexation question on ballot this April

The Mountlake Terrace City Council at its Thursday, Jan. 12 work/study session voted to place a measure before voters this April asking whether the city should annex into the South Snohomish County Regional Fire Authority, otherwise known as South County Fire. Prior to the council vote, Mountlake Terrace Assistant City Manager Stephen Clifton gave councilmembers…

MLT Recreation and Parks offering youth specialty classes this winter

From drawing to sewing to racquetball, the City of Mountlake Terrace is offering a range of classes for youth this winter. Classes include: Adventures in Drawing – Landscapes-Animals-People Thursdays, 4:30-6 p.m. Jan. 12 through Feb. 9 Feb. 16-March 16 Offered to children in grades 2-6 Resident fee is $100, non-resident is $110 HappyFeet & Future…

Army Corps of Engineers awards construction contract for Ballinger Park restoration

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has awarded a contract to Federal Way-based construction firm to restore wetlands, riparian corridors, and fish and wildlife habitat at Mountlake Terrace’s Ballinger Park. Tunista Construction, LLC received the contract award for its $5.498 million bid. The project will create and preserve critical habitat for species of concern…

Portion of 61st Pl W closed through Jan. 6 for construction

The City of Mountlake Terrace Public Works Department said that 61st Place West is closed to through traffic between 215th Street Southwest and 213th Place Southwest from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. through Jan. 6 due to construction. Drivers can access the Southwest Transfer Station from 215th Street Southwest and the Snohomish Recycling Center from…

MLT City Council Jan. 3 set to discuss use of ARPA funds, regional fire service

The Mountlake Terrace City Council at its Tuesday, Jan. 3, business meeting is set to discuss how it will spend the remainder of its American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds the city was allocated. The council has been discussing various spending options and still has roughly $4.6 million of the original $5.9 million in ARPA…

City of MLT hiring for recreation and parks positions

A reminder that the City of Mountlake Terrace Recreation and Parks Department has a range of available job opportunities, from swim instructors to child care to administrative positions. Recruitment and retention bonuses are also available for qualified positions. Openings include: Positions for day camp and child care programs. Click here for an application. Part-time lifeguards/swim…