The city has been paying over $400,000 per year for an Interim City Hall space since 2009, located at the Redstone Corporate Building II on 220th Street Southwest, which caused reserve funds to dwindle. Voters passed a levy in August that will allow the city to pay for the Redstone space while a new City Hall is being built on the vacant city-owned property at 232nd Street Southwest and 58th Avenue West (Civic Center).
The City Council would like to host interviews and select nine members to serve as an advisory committee that would meet in the evening. The meetings will likely happen three times per month beginning in January for the first half of 2017 and less often during the remainder of the year with some weekend meetings possible.
“The initial goal is to work with architects on a City Hall plan and make a recommendation to the City Council as it relates to size and cost of this facility,” City Spokeswoman Virginia Olson said.
The city also plans to have extensive community outreach and neighborhood meetings to receive city-wide input and answer any questions about this important project as part of the committee’s work.
Applicants interested in serving on the committee must be current residents of Mountlake Terrace, at least 18 years old and be able to attend evening and some weekend meetings in 2017.
Individuals interested in serving on this committee should submit an application by 5 p.m. on Nov. 14 to the City of Mountlake Terrace, 6100 219th St. S.W., Ste. 200, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City Council will interview applicants in late November or early December and appoint the committee in December.
To receive an application, you may complete the online form here, download the PDF version here, visit City Hall at 6100 219th St. S.W., Ste. 200, or contact City Clerk/Community Relations Director Virginia Olsen at email@example.com or 425-744-6206.