Snohomish PUD Recognized as a Smart Energy Provider

Snohomish County PUD recently earned the Smart Energy Provider (SEP) designation from the American Public Power Association  for demonstrating commitment and proficiency in energy efficiency, distributed generation, and environmental initiatives that support a goal of providing low-cost quality, safe and reliable electric service. “We take a lot of pride in the work our Energy Services…

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…

Community Transit among Washington employers honored for hiring veterans

The state Employment Security Department Thursday recognized Community Transit along with 11 other Washington businesses and agencies for their efforts to employ military veterans in 2019. Department Commissioner Suzi LeVine announced the Hire-A-Vet award recipients in support of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Hire-A-Veteran Month proclamation and the upcoming Veterans Day holiday. “Veterans are among the best-trained…

Snohomish County says it continues to process election-day surge of ballots

As the latest general election results are released, Snohomish County Elections said Friday it continues to process the strong surge of ballots from Tuesday’s election. According to county officials, 87,000 ballots were either dropped at a drop box or returned through the mail on Election Day, matching the Election Day returns in the 2016 Presidential…

Positions open on Evergreen State Fair Advisory Board

Applications and nominations are needed for immediate openings to the Evergreen State Fair Advisory Board from Council District 2 (Everett/Mukilteo/ Tulalip), Council District 3 (Lynnwood/Edmonds) and Council District 4 (Mill Creek/Bothell/Mountlake Terrace/Brier). Applications can be found at www.evergreenfair.org/131/Fair-Advisory-Board. The Evergreen State Fair Advisory Board aids in managing and preserving the largest publicly owned fair in…

Bella’s Voice, Swedish Edmonds honored by Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues

Bella’s Voice in Lynnwood and Swedish Edmonds Hospital are two of nine employers honored Friday by Washington’s Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues & Employment (GCDE) and Disability: In Washington. The awards were presented during the 27th Annual Governor’s Employer Awards ceremony, held at the Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond. The committee advises the governor, Legislature,…

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…

Tips for protecting pipes in freezing weather

The weather has turned cold, and freezing weather can lead to frozen water pipes. Here are some basic tips from the City of Mountlake Terrace on how to prevent freezing pipes, and what to do if pipes do freeze or burst. For outside plumbing, disconnect garden hoses and use a molded foam cover, available at…

Verdant Health Superintendent Robin Fenn stepping down

After three years at the helm of the Verdant Health Commission, Superintendent Robin Fenn is leaving in November. That’s according to an announcement issued Monday morning by Verdant. During her time leading the Verdant Health Commission and Public Hospital District No. 2, Snohomish County,  Verdant has invested nearly $17.8 million in community health and wellness program…

Human Rights Commission accepting nominations for 2019 awards

The Snohomish County Human Rights Commission is seeking nominations for its 2019 Human Rights Day awards. The awards recognize individuals or organizations for their contributions to making Snohomish County a place “that honors the inherent dignity and the equal and inalienable rights of all members of our human family.” Nominations are accepted in the following…

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

Mountlake Terrace City Council candidates who will appear on the Nov. 5, 2019 general election ballot answered questions at an Oct. 10 forum sponsored by MLTnews, the Mountlake Terrace Community Foundation and the Mountlake Terrace Business Association. Those appearing at the forum, from left, are Crystal Gamon, Erin Murray, Laura Sonmore and Steve Woodard.

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…

Snohomish County PUD adds tracker tool to outage map

When an outage occurs, Snohomish PUD customers often want to know how work is progressing to restore power. Now they can tell by simply visiting the PUD’s Outage Map. In anticipation of storm season, the PUD has launched the Outage Tracker, a new feature on the Outage Map, to help customers stay informed on the…

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…

Latest fundraising totals for general election candidates

Here are the latest fundraising totals for candidates running for Mountlake Terrace City Council, Edmonds School District Board of Directors and South Snohomish County Fire District Commission positions. Note that only those living in unincorporated areas or the City of Lynnwood vote for South County Fire Commissioner. City of Mountlake Terrace campaign financials as of…

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…

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Community Transit seeks public comment on new six-year plan

Community Transit has released its draft 2019-2024 Transit Development Plan and is seeking public comment through Oct. 31. Priorities of the plan include access and connectivity to Sound Transit’s Link light rail, with a focus on expanded service. The six-year plan also calls for hiring about 160 new employees by 2024 to help provide 37…

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….