MLT City Council to host special meeting to recognize legislators Thursday


State legislators from the 1st and 32nd Districts are expected to be attendance at a special meeting of the Mountlake Terrace City Council on Thursday, Sept. 12 when the council announces a proclamation recognizing the legislators for their efforts to secure funds for the city’s Main Street Revitalization Project. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. in the council chambers of Interim City Hall, 6100-219th St. S.W., #220.

A $2 million appropriation from the state’s capital budget was approved by the Washington State Legislature earlier this year for Mountlake Terrace’s Main Street project. City officials report they have now obtained more than $8 million of the project’s $12 million total price tag. Design of aspects of the plan are now underway, with construction slated to begin in late 2014.

The Main Street Revitalization Project includes new pavement, undergrounding of power lines, upgrades to utility and storm water systems, widening of sidewalks, installation of trees, and construction of bike lanes, pedestrian amenities, energy-efficient lighting and below-ground hydronic piping along sections of 56th Avenue West and 236th Street Southwest.



  1. Can we say the meeting is at ‘City Hall’?

    After all, the published agenda of the last City Council meeting

    clearly indicates the meeting is to occur at City Hall.

    If we’re going to selectively use the term ‘interim’, let’s apply that to our elected representatives, as well. After all, they’re not permanent, either.

    We’re in the middle of a medium-term lease at that location and we’re going to sign a lease renewal at that same location. There is no alternative plan for a City Hall elsewhere. There probably is very little stomach for another political fight over a deeply trimmed project at this point, or we’d be hearing about it on this blog (and a deeply trimmed project proposal would tacitly acknowledge that the thrice-failed previous proposals were far more than necessary, something a lot of people are not yet willing to admit). A municipal facility that is static for 5-10 years isn’t ‘interim’, it’s pretty much the way things will be. I note that SnoPUD is planning a major construction project only blocks away. Having municipal offices very close to offices of a public utility makes it more likely we’ll be staying put.

    Like it or not, our current City Hall is functioning adequately for our purposes as a small-but-growing municipality, and this blog is filled with news items of one construction project after another, giving lie to the arguments made by some that the recent ballot measure failure will doom us to trailer park status. We’re doing just fine.


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