News Flash

Posted on: November 24, 2021

We Thank Our Generous Neighbors and Volunteers

Thanksgiving brings the busiest week of the year for many of our local food banks and service organizations.

The city recognizes each of these groups for their efforts to meet community need, help individuals and families, and bring people together in serv...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Tour Shows Light Rail Construction Progress

The rails for future Link service are visible in Mountlake Terrace on Monday as officials announced that civil construction between Northgate and Lynnwood is halfway done.

Sound Transit leadership provided a tour of the future Mountlake Terrace Station, a ...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: November 23, 2021

New Tree to Adorn Town Center Plaza

A wireless carrier project at Jack Long Park will result in the city cancelling the lighting of the tree atop the water tower this year. Although the city had planned to light the tree, recent project updates have changed the city’s direction.

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General City News & Events
Posted on: November 22, 2021

City Offices Close for Holiday, with Modified Pool Schedule

City Hall and the Police Station will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The Recreation Pavilion will operate on a modified schedule from Wednesday through Saturday. No swimming lessons are scheduled during that time, and the facil...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: November 19, 2021

City Asks for Input on Programs and Services

A community satisfaction survey is being mailed to residents this week to help measure the success of major city services, and your feedback is desired.

About 2,700 households were selected randomly to receive either a paper survey or instructions on how t...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Volunteers Desired For Recreation and Parks Commission

If you would like to play a role in the future of Mountlake Terrace recreation programs and park projects, the City of Mountlake Terrace has a vacancy on its Recreation and Parks Advisory Commission (RPAC).

The seven-member Advisory Commission promotes the...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Drive-Through Food Pantry Set For Saturday In MLT

A food pantry pop-up is scheduled for Saturday afternoon in the Mountlake Terrace Town Center. The event is sponsored by Volunteers of America Western Washington, with assistance from the City of Mountlake Terrace and other organizations.

 

The pop...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: November 9, 2021

City Council Meets Wednesday; City Hall Closed For Holiday

In observance of Veterans Day, City Hall and the Police Station will be closed Thursday, and other city programs may be affected.

The City Council’s work/study session has been moved to 7 p.m. Wednesday. These are usually held on the Thursdays p...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: November 4, 2021

Before/After Photos Show Taylor Pond Restoration

The City of Mountlake Terrace recently completed a water quality project to revitalize Taylor Pond, a regional stormwater detention pond originally constructed in 1979 and updated in 1988.

Taylor Pond is located at the intersection of 216th Street SW and 6...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: November 2, 2021

236th Will Be Closed Saturday For Construction

A rare daytime closure of 236th Street SW is planned from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6. The closure is between Van Ry Boulevard and I-5. 

The closure is necessary for Sound Transit to have steel escalator parts delivered, hoisted and welded i...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: November 1, 2021

Coffee With The City Set for Wednesday, Nov. 3

The community is invited to the monthly Virtual Coffee with the City from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 3, via Zoom.

 

The coffee hour presents an informal opportunity to hear what’s happening around Mountlake Terrace and to as...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: October 27, 2021

Multiple Updates and Reports Slated for Council Study Session

The City Council will meet Thursday to discuss a number of important topics, starting with a report from the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Commission on its first year.

Also on the agenda are updates from staff on the Main Street Revitalization project...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: October 21, 2021

Clear Storm Drains During Wet Weather

With prolonged rain on the way, the City of Mountlake Terrace is welcoming new volunteers for the Adopt-A-Drain program.

This is an easy way to keep your neighborhood clean, prevent flooding, and protect local waterways. Individuals and families can partic...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: October 20, 2021

Police Seek Suspect in Mosque Burglary

Female Burglary Suspect

The Mountlake Terrace Police Department is looking for a female suspect in her late 40’s or early 50’s of unknown race in follow up to a burglary at the Masjid Umar Al-Farooq Mosque, 5507 238th Street SW in Mountlake Terrace. 

About 4:00 p.m. Tues...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: October 14, 2021

236th Street SW To Close Overnight Oct. 16

Sound Transit will again close 236th Street SW at I-5 for light rail construction.

 

The closure is planned from 11 p.m. Saturday, October 16, until 5 a.m. Sunday, October 17. The contractor has obtained a Temporary Noise Variance for this work on ...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Comprehensive Plan Applications Due By Oct. 29

Applications to amend the city’s Comprehensive Plan in 2022 are due by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 29. Application forms are available online at www.cityofmlt.com/172. An application fee applies. 

 

The Comprehensive Plan is a b...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: October 11, 2021

Apply Now For Lodging Tax Grants For Events, Tourism

Financial support is available for organizations planning community events and festivals here.

 

The City of Mountlake Terrace has $25,000 in lodging tax funds available to qualified applicants for projects and events that promote tourism in 2022. ...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Coffee With The City Set for Wednesday, Oct. 13

The community is invited to the monthly Virtual Coffee with the City from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 13, via Zoom.

 

The coffee hour presents an informal opportunity to hear what’s happening around Mountlake Terrace and to ask question...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Stay Active And View Artwork With New MLT Art Map

A new interactive map shows how to find publicly viewable art in Mountlake Terrace. 

In fact, almost every public art installation here can be seen on a two-mile roundtrip walk or drive through the city’s downtown core. Artwork included ...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: October 6, 2021

City Council Tours Veterans Memorial Park

At a special meeting held on October 4, the Mountlake Terrace City Council walked the trails at Veterans Memorial Park in anticipation of an upcoming meeting scheduled for October 14 to review a resolution confirming the conceptual illustration in the pre...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: October 5, 2021

Purple Lights Show Support For Victims Of Domestic Violence

The Mountlake Terrace Police Department is offering purple light bulbs to help residents show support during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which is October.

This is the 14th year the department has participated in the campaign called Purple Light Nig...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: October 4, 2021

Stormwater Rule Changes Go To Planning Commission

The Planning Commission will host a public hearing on October 11 to consider updates to stormwater codes.

 

Code revisions include adopting the most recent stormwater management manual, adding new language for basin planning and source con...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Pavilion, Pool Reopen Saturdays

The team at the Recreation Pavilion is excited to announce that the pool is reopening Saturdays. The new Saturday hours run from 8:00 a.m. to noon starting Oct. 2.

 

The Pavilion has been actively recruiting employees to help bring back programs an...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: September 30, 2021

Ballinger Waterfront Work Continues

Construction on the most visual new features at Ballinger Park has largely wrapped up, but the public is asked to remain patient as shoreline restoration and other efforts continue.

 

The in-water part of the project is completed, including the boa...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: September 28, 2021

City Secures $7.6M Low-Interest Loan For Water Main Work

The state Public Works Board recently awarded the City of Mountlake Terrace a $7.6 million loan for the Westside Water Main Project. The 20-year loan is especially attractive because of its low interest rate: 0.94 percent.

 

The project will replac...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: September 27, 2021

MLT Lodging Tax Grants Available

Art show

The City of Mountlake Terrace has $25,000 in lodging tax funds available to qualified applicants for projects and events that promote tourism in 2022. Lodging tax funds come from the taxes collected from Studio 6 Hotel located in Mountlake Terrace.&nb...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: September 27, 2021

Nature Walk at Ballinger Park Set For Orca Recovery Day

A family-friendly nature walk is scheduled next month in Mountlake Terrace, with a focus on saving the Southern Resident killer whales.

 

The annual Orca Recovery Day event is set to start at 11:30 a.m. on October 16 at the Mountlake Terrace Commun...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: September 24, 2021

Two Weeks Of Nighttime Closures Planned For 236th Street SW

Drivers should expect overnight closures of 236th Street SW near I-5 from September 27 through October 14.

Sound Transit will be working on the elevated trackway for light rail from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Mondays through Thursdays during that stretch of time...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: September 24, 2021

Applications To Amend Comprehensive Plan Due In October

Applications to amend the city’s Comprehensive Plan in 2022 are due by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 29. Application forms are available online at www.cityofmlt.com/172. An application fee applies. 

 

The Comprehensive Plan is a b...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: September 18, 2021

Dedication Ceremony Celebrates New MLT Civic Campus

The ribbon cutting ceremony included, from left, Councilmembers Erin Murray, Laura Sonmore, Rick Ryan and Steve Woodard, along with Mayor Pro Tem Doug McCardle, Mayor Kyoko Matsumoto Wright, U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, state Rep. Cindy Ryu, state Rep. Davina D...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: September 9, 2021

Superintendent To Address MLT Diversity Commission

The city’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Commission on Sept. 15 will welcome guest speaker Dr. Gustavo Balderas, the superintendent of the Edmonds School District.

 

Balderas joined the district in July 2020. He previously served as superintend...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: September 3, 2021

190-Foot Telecom Tower Planned Near City Water Tank

An iconic part of the city’s skyline soon will have a new feature.

 

In the coming days, a private company will be constructing a 190-foot telecommunications tower, known as a monopole, at Jack Long Park. Concrete pouring occurred Thursda...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: August 27, 2021

Overnight Closures Of 236th Street SW Start Monday

Another round of overnight closures is planned for 236th Street SW near I-5 for light rail construction.

 

The closures are planned from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting Monday and going through Sept. 9. Detours are planned.

 

The contractor has o...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: August 26, 2021

Light Rail Work To Close Northbound I-5 Overnight Friday

A changing landscape as seen Tuesday from the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center web cam.

Light rail construction will close northbound I-5 overnight Friday between State Route 104 and 220th Street SW.

 

Sound Transit plans a large concrete pour for t...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: August 23, 2021

Rec Hiring For Daycare Jobs, Great For Students

Several job opportunities are available in the daycare programs within Mountlake Terrace Recreation and Parks. The postings include full-time and part-time work.

 

The city is seeking two site leaders for programs at the Recreation Pavilion and Mou...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: August 19, 2021

Parks Department Announces $873K In New Grants

A series of new grants totaling $873,000 will benefit the Mountlake Terrace Recreation and Parks Department.

 

The City Council voted Monday to accept the grants, which will support work at Ballinger Park, refurbish the Evergreen Playfield Complex ...

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