Jerry Smith Town Center Plaza now official; new police officers sworn in at MLT council meeting

New City of Mountlake Terrace police officers Jeremy Voeller, left, and Noah Rodgers are sworn in by Police Chief Pete Caw.

The swearing in of two new city police officers and a resolution officially naming the new Civic Campus Plaza after late Mountlake Terrace Mayor Jerry Smith were among the items before the Mountlake Terrace City Council Monday night.

The council in mid-September had agreed with a recommendation from the Recreation and Parks Advisory Committee to name the plaza in Smith’s honor. The resolution was then drafted to do just that, and it was passed unanimously Monday night as part of the council’s consent agenda.

Jerry Smith

The new Jerry Smith Town Center Plaza will be located on the corner of 58th and 232nd and is being constructed as part of the Civic Campus Redevelopment that includes a new city hall and police station addition.

The new police officers sworn in by Chief Pete Caw Monday are Jeremy Voeller and Noah Rodgers.

In addition, the council on Monday:

– heard a presentation from Jon Waters, chair of the City of Lynnwood’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission, about the value the commission has brought to Lynnwood in terms of both advising city leaders and serving as a voice for citizens on related issues. Councilmembers agreed they would like to discuss bringing a similar commission to Mountlake Terrace.

– Set Dec. 2 as a public hearing date to considering a petition to vacate a street right-of-way at 218th Street Southwest and 64th Avenue West.

– Reviewed an ordinance covering the Frontier Cable franchise transfer to Northwest Fiber, LLC. Frontier announced in May that it was selling its operations and all associated assets in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana to WaveDivision Capital, LLC. Northwest Fiber is owned jointly by WaveDivision Capital.

— By Teresa Wippel

  1. MLT does not need such a ridiculous and politically correct Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion commission. Another made up nonsense way to waste taxpayer’s money.

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