Council authorizes City to sign three Interlocal agreements

City-of-MLT-logoThe Mountlake Terrace City Council authorized the City to sign three Interlocal agreements during its Monday meeting.

The Council approved the 2014 Interlocal agreement for Snohomish Regional Drug and Gang Task Force. The Task Force investigates narcotics and gang related criminal activity throughout Snohomish County and the region. Investigators, analysts, and support staff from 30 agencies are assigned full time to the effort. An oversight committee of Snohomish County police chiefs governs the activity.

The Council also approved the 2014 Interlocal agreement for the Northwest Washington Incident Management Team. The Northwest Washington Incident Management Team is made up of emergency response professionals from 18 agencies within Snohomish, Skagit, Island, San Juan and Whatcom Counties. Areas of expertise include, Police, Fire, Public Works, Public Health, Information Technology, Finance and Public Information. The team assists in containment/control of incidents, provides logistic control, safety measures, operational command/support and assists with resource requests from state and federal sources.

City staff recently noted that the Oso land slide response in North Snohomish County required both a front line response and command level emergency management which has lasted several months. Cities which participate are also encouraged to contribute personnel to the effort, which results in more highly trained resources within the agency.

Finally, the Council an Interlocal agreement amendment allowing the Town of Woodway to join the Water Resource Inventory Area 8 Salmon Recovery Council. Since 2001, Mountlake Terrace has participated as a member jurisdiction of the Water Resource Inventory Area 8 Salmon Recovery Council along with a majority of the eligible member jurisdictions located within WRIA 8 through an Interlocal Agreement for planning and management activities related to salmon recovery. Woodway did not join in the original agreement but now wishes to do so. All of the member jurisdictions must approve the addendum to allow Woodway to participate.


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