City of MLT Thanks the Community

The city of Mountlake Terrace thanks the community for helping the smooth transition for City Hall:

It’s been one year since the ceiling of the Mountlake Terrace City Hall collapsed on July 16, 2008. Since that day, we have held City Council and Planning Commission meetings in the Mountlake Terrace Library and Ballinger Clubhouse. Boards and commission meetings, Civic Facilities Task Force events and Lake Ballinger Watershed Forum meetings were held in these locations, as well as at the Merrill Gardens Retirement Center and the Pavilion. Our community partners have really gone the extra mile to accommodate the city and help us continue business as usual, despite unusual circumstances.

It was not an easy task to move our meetings around, however, it was much easier due to the generosity and hospitality of our community partners. I would like to publicly acknowledge Librarian Rosy Brewer and her staff for their assistance as well as Carol and Tyrone Hardy at Ballinger Lake Golf Course and Clubhouse. Doug Jones at Northern Lights in Mountlake Terrace made it possible to have audio at our meetings and to digitally record them. Our IT staff, along with the help of Granicus, Inc., was instrumental in making our meeting recordings available online shortly after the meetings. We will resume live streaming of our public meetings over the Internet very soon. My appreciation also goes out to all the volunteers who helped set up and clean up after each meeting and haul equipment back to City Hall.

Last week we held our first City Council meeting in the interim City Hall at the Redstone Building, 6100 219th Street SW. I’d like to thank our community for your flexibility and your participation. The spirit and volunteerism we have in Mountlake Terrace is unmatched.

Virginia Olsen
City Clerk/Community Relations Director
City of Mountlake Terrace

See our previous coverage of city hall, including possible future plans.

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