City Hall Advisory Committee

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City Hall Advisory Committee From the Left: Eiya Wolfe, Vic Sood, Maggie Hyneman, Linda Rogers, Dustin DeKoekkoek, H. Stan Lake, Rory Paine-Donovan, Stephen Barnes, and Chris Finch.

City Hall Advisory Committee Members:

Linda Rogers, Chair             H. Stan Lake, Vice Chair
Stephen Barnes                   Rory Paine-Donovan
Dustin DeKoekkoek             Vic Sood 
Chris Finch                           Eiya Wolfe
Maggie Hyneman

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City Staff Members:

Virginia Olsen, City Clerk/Community Relations Director or (425) 744-6206                                        

Leslie Choate, Management Analyst        or (425) 744-6225                              

What's New?  

March 27, 2017: The city, the City Hall Advisory Committee and ARC Architects are preparing for the first community meeting on Tuesday, March 28. Doors open at 6pm and the program will begin about 6:30 pm.  The meeting will cover project goals and timeline, why voters did or did not support previous measures, public’s perception of a town center, zoning, public input received so far this year, and the Civic Center site. A vision statement will be created to establish options for the April 20 community meeting.

The city should be receiving the initial results from ARC soon regarding space planning meetings in preparation for discussion with the City Hall Advisory Committee at their April 6 meeting.  The space needs assessment along with input from the committee and community will determine the size of the project.  From that, concepts and a preliminary layout will develop and cost estimating will be done to form a recommendation for community input and eventually City Council consideration. 

In addition to the community meetings (April 20 at the MLT Library, May 10 at Cedar Way Elementary, and June 5 at Interim City Hall), the committee is hosting neighborhood chats. The next neighborhood meeting will be Saturday, April 1 at Countryside Donut House from 9-11 am. If you can't make a meeting, please provide your input on the online comment form linked on this page.  If you attend a meeting, we welcome you to complete a comment form too and we hope everyone participates!  
Community Meetings with ARC Architects & City Hall Advisory Committee
March 28 (Tuesday), Ballinger Clubhouse, 23000 Lakeview Drive (Doors open at 6, program at 6:30 p.m.)
April 20 (Thursday), doors open at 6, presentation at 6:30 p.m., Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Avenue
May 10 (Wednesday), doors open at 6, program at 6:30 p.m., Cedar Way Elementary School, 22222 39th Avenue W
June 5 (Monday), 6:00-7:00 p.m. (Prior to City Council Meeting), Interim City Hall, 6100 219th Street SW, #220 
Neighborhood Meetings with Committee Members
(Check back -- more meetings are in the works) 
April 1 (Saturday), 9-11am, Countryside Donut House, 21919 66th Avenue W.
April 12 (Wednesday), 6-7pm, Recreation Pavilion (Coffee with the City), 5303 228th Street SW
April 15 (Saturday), 10am - 1pm, Recreation Pavilion (April Pools Day), 5303 228th Street SW  

City Hall Project

The City Hall Advisory Committee will begin community outreach next week with three neighborhood chats with 2-3 members of the committee to get the conversation started about a new City Hall. A community meeting with the committee and ARC Architects has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 28 at 6:00 p.m. at Ballinger Clubhouse. The formal program will begin at 6:30 p.m. More details about the meeting will be available in next week's report. A postcard mailing will be sent with four community meeting dates (March 28, April 20, May 10 and June 5). The dates are also included in the April issue of City Happenings. 

Committee Purpose

A levy lid lift measure was approved by Mountlake Terrace voters in August of 2016 and as a result, the City now has ongoing funding for recreation and parks as well as four years of funding for Interim City Hall rent while the community plans a future City Hall. 

In fall of 2016, the City Council discussed a process for community involvement in the design of a new City Hall and adopted a resolution to establish a City Hall Advisory Committee (Resolution No 772).  

The purpose of the Committee is to assist in development of a plan to construct a new City Hall on the vacant property at 232nd Street SW and 58th Avenue W. In addition to other tasks that may be assigned by the City Council, the primary purpose of the Committee shall be to advise and provide recommendations to the City Council as it relates to the size and cost of a new City Hall. 

City Happenings, October 2016

Thank You Voters