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Posted on: September 29, 2022

Artist Combines Photography, Wax Painting in MLT Exhibit

The Arts Advisory Commission has selected Edmonds photographer Jeff Galbraith for the October exhibit at the Mountlake Terrace Library.

Galbraith’s creative specialty lies in photography and encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting. In ...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: September 27, 2022

MLT Opens Applications for 2023 Lodging Tax Grants

The City of Mountlake Terrace has $25,000 in lodging tax grants available for qualified events and projects that promote tourism in 2023. These are funded through taxes collected from Studio 6 hotel in Mountlake Terrace. 

 

Lodging tax fun...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Arts of the Terrace Opens Saturday, the Premier MLT Arts Event

The 42nd Annual Arts of the Terrace Juried Art Show kicks off Saturday at the Mountlake Terrace Library.

This year’s show features 315 pieces from 127 artists. It is free and open to the public Sept. 24 through Oct. 1. 

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General City News & Events
Posted on: September 8, 2022

Mayor Pro Tem Wahl Awarded Advanced Municipal Leadership Certificate

Councilmember Bryan Wahl

Mayor Pro Tem Bryan Wahl recently earned the Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership from the Association of Washington Cities

This program recognizes city and town elected officials for accomplishing training in five&...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: September 7, 2022

MLT Police Patrols Seek to Reduce Distracted Driving

The Mountlake Terrace Police Department will be participating in distracted driving emphasis patrols today, Sept. 7, as part of the Snohomish County DUI & Target Zero Task Force.

 

Officers will be looking for drivers violating state law prohib...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: September 1, 2022

Park Cleanup Planned in Remembrance of 9/11

A park cleanup in honor of the National Day of Service is set from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. Volunteers should meet at the Recreation Pavilion parking lot (5303 228th Street SW) in comfortable work clothes, with gardening gloves and tools.&a...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: August 30, 2022

MLT Photographer Shares Art with Global Themes

September will bring a new photography exhibit to the Mountlake Terrace Library.

Benjamin Hou, a Mountlake Terrace resident and volunteer with the Arts Advisory Commission, will present scenes captured while traveling the world. 

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General City News & Events
Posted on: August 24, 2022

Get Outdoors, Get Involved Through Adopt A Park

New volunteers are needed to adopt parks, trails, picnic shelters, and other outdoor amenities in Mountlake Terrace.

 

Adopt A Park volunteer groups have been doing a great job, and it makes sense to expand the program, said Jeff Betz, Recreation a...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: August 17, 2022

City Announces Pay Incentives for Recreation Jobs

The City of Mountlake Terrace is undertaking a new initiative to recruit and retain hourly staff in child care, along with aquatics, athletics, dance, fitness and support services.

 

This effort combines a state grant with federal dollars, drawing ...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Mountlake Terrace Police Host 'Cops and Clergy' Event

William Paige Jr., with the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Commission, shares at Cops and Clergy.

Police and faith leaders in Mountlake Terrace can better work together to help people in crisis, Sgt. Scott King said.

 

On July 28, King met with a...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Have Coffee with the City on Wednesday, August 10

The community is invited to the monthly Virtual Coffee with the City from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10, via Zoom.

 

The coffee hour presents an informal opportunity to hear what’s happening, ask questions and share feedback.

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General City News & Events
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Find Fall Recreation With MLT CRAZE Magazine

The fall edition of MLT CRAZE is now online. This is your comprehensive guide to all the activities at Mountlake Terrace Recreation and Parks over the next few months.

 

This issue of CRAZE is interactive, digital-only and mobile-friendly. It is av...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Artists Sought for Arts of the Terrace Show

The Arts of the Terrace Juried Art Show continues to seek artist submissions through Aug. 12.

Eligible items include paintings, prints, drawings, miniatures, calligraphy, photographs, three-dimensional and artisans’ works. Over $5,000 in prize mo...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Join Us at MLT National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 2

Officer poses with child at National Night Out event

The City of Mountlake Terrace is hosting its award-winning National Night Out from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 2, at the Evergreen Playfield Complex, 22205 56th Avenue W. 

New this year is a food drive to help replenish the food banks, along wi...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: July 27, 2022

City Hall and Police Station to Open August 1

The City of Mountlake Terrace invites you to visit the new City Hall and Police Station addition that will open to the public Monday, August 1. City Hall will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and the Police Station is open 7:30 a.m. to...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: July 21, 2022

MLT Arts Commission Honors Local Student with Scholarship

The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship.

 

Lavinia Simkowiak, of Mountlake Terrace High School, plans to attend the Northwest College of Art & Design. She is interested in illustration, entertainment...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: July 20, 2022

ADA Playground & Trail Construction Begins at Ballinger Park

A new playground and trail are coming to Ballinger Park, resulting in a partial closure that will start soon and last potentially into fall. 

 

In the days ahead, residents can expect to see construction begin on the long-awaited Universal...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: July 12, 2022

Tour de Terrace Returns July 22-24

Mark your calendars for Tour de Terrace, one of the best family festivals of Seafair. This three-day community event kicks off Friday, July 22, with a popular parade.

 

At about 7 p.m., the Tour de Terrace Parade takes off with fan favorites includ...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: July 11, 2022

Youth Day at Ballinger Park Offers Free Fun and Learning

As summer heats up, our local streams and lakes take care of us by helping us cool off. But are we returning the favor? 

 

Join us for a family-friendly environmental event from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 16, at Ballinger Park, 23000 L...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: July 7, 2022

Have Coffee with the City on Wednesday, July 13

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

 

The coffee hour presents an informal opportunity to hear what’s happening, ask questions and share feedback.

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General City News & Events
Posted on: June 30, 2022

City Offices, Recreation Pavilion to Close for Holiday

City facilities will be closed Monday for the July 4th holiday. This includes City Hall, the Police Station and the Recreation Pavilion.

 

A few notes for the weekend:

  • On Saturday, July 2, the Pavilion will have a special pool schedule. See details ...
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General City News & Events
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Library Exhibit Showcases Local Painter Cheryl Hufnagel

A Shoreline artist specializing in pastels will have a new exhibit at the Mountlake Terrace Library in July.

Cheryl Hufnagel is planning an array inspired by local landscapes and mountain scenes, along with portraits of cats and dogs, centered by a large f...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: June 23, 2022

City of Mountlake Terrace Shares Outdoor Dining Map

The City of Mountlake Terrace has published an outdoor dining guide just in time for summer.

 

Nearly a dozen restaurants within the city offer patio seating, and one brewery regularly posts the schedule for rotating food trucks.

 

In additi...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: June 22, 2022

June 25 Event to Fight Invasive Species at Ballinger Park

Warmer weather is coming, and more people will be out on the water. 

 

The City of Mountlake Terrace urges anglers, boaters and paddleboarders to do their part this summer to fight back against the aquatic invasive species threatening Lake...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: June 17, 2022

City to Host Fireworks, Food Trucks for 3rd of July

A new kind of fireworks show is taking root in Mountlake Terrace.

This year, the city will host the 3rd of July Celebration, with fireworks, food trucks and family fun.

The party starts at 6 p.m. at Ballinger Park with a DJ, live music and games. Food truck...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: June 16, 2022

City Hall, Police Station Close Monday to Observe Juneteenth

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For the first time, Juneteenth will be a city holiday.

The Mountlake Terrace City Council is expected to adopt a proclamation at its Thursday meeting in observance. The council had earlier approved Juneteenth as an official city holiday, one that also rece...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: June 15, 2022

Arts of the Terrace Seeks Artists for 2022 Show

The Arts of the Terrace Juried Art Show returns this fall.

 

This is the 42nd year for the Mountlake Terrace tradition, which is sponsored by the city’s Arts Advisory Commission and the Mountlake Terrace Friends of the Arts. It will run S...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Public Meeting To Discuss Multifamily Property Tax Exemption Program

The Mountlake Terrace City Council and the Planning Commission will host a presentation on Multifamily Property Tax Exemption Programs on Thursday, June 16, as part of the Council’s regular work session.

 

The presentation, provided by Th...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: June 13, 2022

MLT Dance Academy Announces June 18 Recital

The Mountlake Terrace Dance Academy will present its spring recital on Saturday, June 18.

 

This year’s theme is “The Elements,” a reflection on how air, earth, fire and water all affect us and become part of us. The f...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: June 13, 2022

Pool to Close June 19-26 for Maintenance

The pool at the Recreation Pavilion will be closed June 19-26 for routine maintenance and preparing for the summer season.

 

This closure includes the pool deck, along with the spa, sauna and locker rooms. Drop-In Open Gym also is canceled.

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General City News & Events
Posted on: June 3, 2022

Have Coffee with the City on Wednesday, June 8

The community is invited to the monthly Virtual Coffee with the City from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8, via Zoom.

 

The coffee hour presents an informal opportunity to hear what’s happening, ask questions and share feedback.

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General City News & Events
Posted on: June 1, 2022

Water Main Project Begins; Other Road Work Planned

Residents may see construction activity this week as the Westside Water Main Improvements Project gets underway.

Crews will be verifying pipe locations and traffic control plans along 66th Avenue W. Heavier equipment and excavation work will become visibl...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: May 23, 2022

Partners Tour Fantastic Remodel of MLT Waterfront

The City of Mountlake Terrace and partners celebrated the major renovations at Ballinger Park with a ribbon cutting Saturday.

The park re-opened earlier this year with nearly $1.5 million in improvements. New amenities include the 220-foot aluminum fishing...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: May 23, 2022

Road Repairs Will Displace Parking for a Few Days

UPDATE June 1: This project now is scheduled for Monday, June 6, to Thursday, June 9. 

A project scheduled for next week will restore local streets that were affected by a 2021 hydraulic fluid spill.

 

Residents in several neighborhoods sho...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: May 20, 2022

Community Invited to Vote on Bicentennial Playground

A public survey launched Friday for folks to weigh in on the new playground coming to Matt Hirvela/Bicentennial Park.

Everyone in the community is asked to review three options before the City Council approves a final design. The online survey can be found...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Join May 19 Discussion About Local Watershed Health

A virtual gathering next week will provide the opportunity to learn about the health of your local watershed. The city is seeking input on which local creeks and lakes are most in need of improvement. 

If you appreciate having a creek in your neig...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Mountlake Terrace Awarded $30K Grant to Add Trees

The state Department of Natural Resources has named Mountlake Terrace as the recipient of a $30,000 grant for a street and parks tree planting program.  

 

This will be a multi-year effort to increase canopy by planting new street trees an...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: May 6, 2022

MLT Police Recover Two 'Ghost Guns'

The Mountlake Terrace Police Department recently recovered over 100 fentanyl pills and two untraceable handguns known as “ghost guns.”

 

Also discovered was $6,972 in cash, and an undisclosed amount of methamph...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Have Coffee with the City on Wednesday, May 11

The community is invited to the monthly Virtual Coffee with the City from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, via Zoom.

 

The coffee hour presents an informal opportunity to hear what’s happening, ask questions and share feedback.

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General City News & Events
Posted on: May 3, 2022

New Exhibit Explores Climate Change, Recovery and Healing

Local artist and illustrator Kate Rose Johnson will have a new exhibit at the Mountlake Terrace Library during May.

 

Johnson will be displaying a collection of abstract landscapes. These paintings and mixed media speak to her concerns about the cl...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: May 2, 2022

City Celebrates Three New Businesses in Town Center

A ceremony on Friday evening marked the openings of Baguus Little Asia, Specialty Fitness Pros, and Bagdasarov Insurance Agency, a State Farm office.

 

All three businesses are located in the Arbor Village and Atlas 236 buildings, which together an...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: April 23, 2022

Volunteers Beautify MLT Town Center and Its Urban Forest

Dozens of Mountlake Terrace community members came together Saturday to combat invasive plants around the Civic Campus and Veterans Memorial Park.

 

The city counted more than 60 people at the Volunteer Spring Cleanup, including representatives fro...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: April 19, 2022

Leader in Ethnic Studies to Address Diversity Commission

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Commission will hear from guest speaker Alekzandr Wray at its meeting on Wednesday, April 20. 

 

Wray is the Ethnic Studies Program Manager for Seattle Public Schools and has been an educator since 201...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: April 14, 2022

City Partners with PetData to Simplify Animal Licensing

It’s now easier than ever to register or renew pet licenses in Mountlake Terrace.

 

The municipal code requires pet licenses for all dogs, cats, horses, pigs and goats that are at least three months old. Dogs and cats must have and wear t...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: April 12, 2022

Visit CRAZE for Summer Recreation Schedule

The summer edition of CRAZE is now posted online. CRAZE is a comprehensive guide to all the activities at Mountlake Terrace Recreation and Parks over the next few months.

 

This edition of CRAZE is interactive, digital-only and mobile-frie...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Volunteer Spring Cleanup Set For April 23

A community work party is planned to spruce up Veterans Memorial Park and the Civic Campus.

 

A Mountlake Terrace tradition, the Volunteer Spring Cleanup is moving this year from Ballinger Park into Town Center.

 

The event runs from 9 a.m. ...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: April 7, 2022

Have Coffee with the City on Wednesday, April 13

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

 

The coffee hour presents an informal opportunity to hear what’s happening, ask questions and share feedback.

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General City News & Events
Posted on: April 6, 2022

MLT Hosts April Pools Day Event for Water Safety

The Recreation Pavilion is a bustling hub of multi-generational fitness and fun, but its programming underscores an important mission of water safety and drowning prevention.

 

As part of that mission, the Pavilion will host April Pools Day, an ann...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: April 5, 2022

Tour de Terrace Signals Return of MLT Events

Tour de Terrace, the largest community festival in Mountlake Terrace, returns in summer 2022 after a pandemic hiatus.

 

The City Council approved the contract with the Tour de Terrace Organization on Monday night. This nonprofit was founded by late...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: April 1, 2022

Library Exhibit Features MLT Artist

A watercolors exhibit by longtime resident Kathy Tuura opens Friday at the Mountlake Terrace Library.

 

The show runs through April, as part of a monthly rotation organized by the city’s Arts Advisory Commission.

 

Tuura has been a...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: March 30, 2022

City of MLT Hiring to Meet Service Demands

The City of Mountlake Terrace is growing and has a number of vacancies to be filled in high-demand service areas. If you or someone you know is interested in working in local government, please check out the following opportunities. 

 

In ...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: March 28, 2022

Federal Budget Adds $2M for MLT Trails, Light Rail Plaza

Transit connections in the Mountlake Terrace Town Center received a major boost earlier this month, when President Joe Biden signed into law the 2022 federal budget.

Within the budget, U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen secured $2 million to support the Transit Connect...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: March 22, 2022

City Council Approves Westside Water Main Project

Construction on the Westside Water Main Project will begin in the coming weeks after the City Council approved the contract at its Monday night meeting.

 

This work will take about a year to conclude. Crews will be replacing approximately 9,400 lin...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: March 11, 2022

Recreation Pavilion to Remove Mask Requirement

Starting Saturday, customers at the Recreation Pavilion will not be required to wear masks.

 

However, the city still recommends mask use, and anyone who chooses to remain masked may do so.

 

The new guidelines are in line with state policy,...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: March 10, 2022

DEI Commission to Hear from Affordable Housing Expert

Chris Collier

Chris Collier, program manager of the Alliance for Housing Affordability, will be the guest speaker at the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Commission’s March 16 meeting.

 

The alliance consists of 13 local cities, including Mountlake Te...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: March 8, 2022

Woman Arrested After Assault at Store

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A 32-year-old Mountlake Terrace woman was arrested Monday afternoon after an incident at a store in the 22800 block of 44th Avenue W.

Police were called at 4:15 p.m. for a report of an assault in progress. They were told the suspect had attempted to assaul...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: March 4, 2022

Sign Up Soon for MLT Summer Camps

Registration opens Monday, March 7, for children’s summer activities and camps offered by Mountlake Terrace Recreation and Parks. Dance Camps registration will follow on March 14.

 

The various programs serve ages 3 and up, making Mountla...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: March 3, 2022

Council Retreat Set for Sunday, March 6

The City Council will hold a special meeting for a retreat at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 6, via Zoom.

The retreat provides time for in-depth conversations about strategies and policy goals for the next six years. Potential topics include communication and engage...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: March 3, 2022

Have Coffee with the City on Wednesday, March 9

The community is invited to the monthly Virtual Coffee with the City from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, via Zoom.

 

The coffee hour presents an informal opportunity to hear what’s happening, ask questions and share feedback.

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General City News & Events
Posted on: February 24, 2022

Community Survey Highlights Progress on Economic Development

As a community, Mountlake Terrace’s economic health and commercial vibrancy have greatly improved in recent years, according to a public survey. Continued downtown development and Phase II of the Main Street project were described as top priorit...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: February 23, 2022

City Receives Award for Employee Wellness Efforts

For the fourth year in a row, the City of Mountlake Terrace has received the WellCity Award from the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) for promoting employee health.

 

This accomplishment involved meeting 29 wellness requirements for the city ...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: February 22, 2022

Inspection Requests Move Exclusively Online

Beginning March 14, the City of Mountlake Terrace will require all inspections to be requested via the Permit Portal

 

The city continues to make an effort to provide consistency and expedite inspection scheduling. Consolidating...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: February 17, 2022

City Offices to Close for Holiday

City Hall and the Police Station will be closed Monday for Presidents' Day.

The holiday moves the regular City Council meeting to Tuesday. The 7 p.m. meeting will be held via Zoom. Visit www.cityofmlt.com/129 for the agenda and other information....

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General City News & Events
Posted on: February 11, 2022

Mountlake Terrace Honored for Commitment to Urban Forest

The City of Mountlake Terrace has been named a 2022 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. This award honors the city’s commitment to effective urban forest management.

 

The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, in pa...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: February 7, 2022

Have Coffee with the City on Wednesday, February 9

The community is invited to the monthly Virtual Coffee with the City from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 9, via Zoom.

 

The coffee hour presents an informal opportunity to hear what’s happening, ask questions and share feedback. January’s ...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: February 1, 2022

Mountlake Terrace Celebrates Black History Month

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE — Mayor Kyoko Matsumoto Wright today signed a proclamation recognizing Black History Month, an opportunity for the community to acknowledge the history and challenges faced by African Americans, and paying tribute to this community for i...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: January 27, 2022

Lake Ballinger Restoration Project to Receive $3.25 Million

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Representative Rick Larsen (WA-02) met with Mountlake Terrace Mayor Kyoko Matsumoto Wright on Wednesday to announce $3.25 million in funding for the Lake Ballinger Ecosystem Restoration Project. The funds will come from the bipartisan Infrastructure Inves...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: January 21, 2022

At Special Meeting, Council to Discuss Long-Range Topics

The City Council has a special meeting set for Monday, January 24, to identify areas of further discussion at an upcoming retreat.

 

Monday’s meeting will start at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom, due to pandemic precautions.

 

The Council has ...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: January 21, 2022

Parks Plan Aims to Improve Veterans Park, Replace Pavilion

The City Council on Tuesday approved the Recreation, Parks and Open Space (RPOS) Plan, which provides a comprehensive long-range vision for the city recreation and parks system.

 

The plan identifies these priorities:

  • continue to fulfill the Balling...
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General City News & Events
Posted on: January 14, 2022

Ballinger Park Waterfront Re-Opens After Renovations

The Ballinger Park waterfront is open again, with a new 220-foot aluminum fishing pier, boat launch, dock, restrooms and other amenities. 

The city thanks the community for their patience during the closure, which was affected by supply chain issu...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: January 13, 2022

City Council to Vote Tuesday on Parks Plan

City offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 17, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Recreation Pavilion will operate on normal hours.

The holiday moves the regular City Council meeting to Tuesday, Jan. 18. During a public hearing, the Council will review the ...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Health and Safety Draw Most Votes in COVID Relief Survey

An online survey identified “Community/Public Health and Safety” as the top priority for how the City of Mountlake Terrace uses federal pandemic relief funds.

The city recently sought public input about how to allocate nearly $6 million...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Senior Planner Edith Duttlinger Retires After 34 Years

The City of Mountlake Terrace recognizes Senior Planner Edith Duttlinger, who retires Friday after 34 years of service.

 

Duttlinger dedicated more than four decades to local government. She stayed at Mountlake Terrace because it was a warm and inv...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Have Coffee with the City on Wednesday, Jan. 12

The community is invited to the monthly Virtual Coffee with the City from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 12, via Zoom.

 

The coffee hour presents an informal opportunity to hear what’s happening, ask questions and share feedback.

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General City News & Events
Posted on: January 4, 2022

City Council Selects 2022 Leadership

The City Council on Monday re-elected Kyoko Matsumoto Wright to serve as mayor. The appointment brings another two years for Matsumoto Wright, who has held the post since 2018.

 

Also at Monday’s meeting, Councilmember Bryan Wahl was elected as May...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: December 29, 2021

Community Satisfaction Survey Open Through Jan. 10

A public survey seeks input from Mountlake Terrace residents and business owners as the city measures the success of various programs and services.

 

This community satisfaction survey generally is conducted every two years. In November, a paper ve...

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

Mountlake Terrace Updates Development and Impact Fees

As of January 1, updated development and impact fees will go into effect. Each year the city considers and adopts fee schedules for development services, which includes the review, permitting and inspection of land use and construction projects. ...

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

City Offices to Close for Holidays

City offices will be closed Friday, Dec. 24, for the holiday. This closure includes City Hall and the Police Station.

 

The Recreation Pavilion will be on a modified schedule for winter break from Dec. 20-30. The facility also will close Dec. 24, 2...

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General City News & Events
Posted on: December 15, 2021

City Seeks Input on Use of Pandemic Aid

Earlier this year, Congress passed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), and the City of Mountlake Terrace is eligible to receive almost $6 million in federal funds. The ARPA program will provide $350 billion in emergency funding for state, local and triba...

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

City Offers Repayment Plans for Past-Due Utility Bills

Customers who have fallen behind on utility payments during the pandemic have the opportunity to sign up for a repayment plan to avoid termination of services. They are encouraged to get in touch before Dec. 17, to allow time for processing. 

At M...

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

Have Coffee with the City on Wednesday, Dec. 8

The community is invited to the monthly Virtual Coffee with the City from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 8, via Zoom.

 

The coffee hour presents an informal opportunity to hear what’s happening, ask questions and share feedback. Last mont...

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

MLT Launches Utility Bill Online Access With Autopay

Starting Thursday, utility customers in the City of Mountlake Terrace can access their bill online and set up payments to include auto-payments.

 

The city thanks customers for their patience during the transition between billing vendors over the p...

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

City Expands Access to Online Permit Applications

In an effort to go paperless, the City of Mountlake Terrace is expanding permit application options in the online permit portal. The electronic portal system makes applying for permits faster and easier.  (To view the permit applications availabl...

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General City News & Events
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

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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. 

 

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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 se...

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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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General City News & Events

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: December 14, 2021

Public and Private Projects

Projects

Learn about private development, public projects and infrastructure improvements in progress.

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Public and Private Projects
Posted on: December 14, 2021

Light Rail Station

Light rail construction in August 2021

The Sound Transit light rail station in Mountlake Terrace is halfway through civil construction. Service is set to start in 2024.

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Public and Private Projects
Posted on: December 14, 2021

Park Projects

Fishing pier construction in 2021

Visit our new webpage to learn more about all the great improvements coming to a park near you!

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Public and Private Projects
Posted on: December 14, 2021

Terrace Station

Terrace Station

Terrace Station offers 600+ units of urban living, all above commercial space along a new roadway close to Interstate 5 and transit. One of three buildings is now finished.

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Public and Private Projects
Posted on: December 14, 2021

Main Street Project

Town Center shown in 2021

Town Center revitalization includes the reconstruction of 236th Street SW (completed) and 56th Avenue W (starts 2022). Both projects provide improved connections to transit.

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Public and Private Projects
Posted on: December 14, 2021

Town Center Subarea Plan

Town Center

Read about development regulations, updated comprehensive plan map, official zoning map, Economic Vitality Element and Planned Action Area.

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

Arts of the Terrace, a free art show, takes place at the Library through Oct. 1

Art show postcard 2022, a collage of paintings and sculpture

The 42nd Annual Arts of the Terrace Juried Art Show kicks off Saturday at the Mountlake Terrace Library.

This year’s show features 315 pieces from 127 artists. It is free and open to the public Sept. 24 through Oct. 1. 

Arts of the Terrace is one o...

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Spotlight
Posted on: September 15, 2022

Expect Construction Slowdowns Friday at Ballinger Park

Ballinger Park traffic alert 9-15-2022

Expect slowdowns along Lakeview Drive, this Friday (Sept. 16) near Ballinger Park, as construction crews work to pave the Ballinger Trail. Large trucks will be entering and exiting the site throughout the day. The Senior Center will be closed as well.

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Spotlight
Posted on: September 12, 2022

Join us Wednesday, Sept. 14, for Coffee with the City

Coffee with the City September 2022. A blue swirl on a purple background with an iced coffee.

Come hang out with us at Coffee with the City on Wednesday, Sept. 14! This is a casual, informal gathering with leaders from City Hall and the Police Department.
Use Zoom meeting ID 880 4842 2899, with password 091422, or click tinyurl.com/mltcoffee.
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Spotlight
Posted on: September 1, 2022

Interested in Volunteering? Park Cleanup Planned in Remembrance of 9/11

Volunteers at a past Day of Service. A group of adults and children stand in front of the Pavilion.

A park cleanup in honor of the National Day of Service is set from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. Volunteers should meet at the Recreation Pavilion parking lot (5303 228th Street SW) in comfortable work clothes, with gardening gloves and tools.&a...

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Spotlight
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Fall Recreation Programs Open For Registration

Four kids in knit caps play with fall leaves on the cover of CRAZE Fall 2022.

The fall edition of MLT CRAZE is now online. This is your comprehensive guide to all the activities at Mountlake Terrace Recreation and Parks over the next few months.

 

This issue of CRAZE is interactive, digital-only and mobile-friendly. It is av...

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Spotlight
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Have Coffee with the City on Wednesday, August 10

An illustrated ice coffee against a purple backdrop with pink dots.

The community is invited to the monthly Virtual Coffee with the City from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10, via Zoom.

 

The coffee hour presents an informal opportunity to hear what’s happening, ask questions and share feedback.

 

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Spotlight
Posted on: July 27, 2022

Come See Us! City Hall and the Police Station Are Open

The new lobby at City Hall.

The City of Mountlake Terrace invites you to visit the new City Hall and Police Station addition that will open to the public Monday, August 1. City Hall will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and the Police Station is open 7:30 a.m. to...

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Spotlight
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Join Us at MLT National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 2

Officer poses with child at National Night Out event

The City of Mountlake Terrace is hosting its award-winning National Night Out from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 2, at the Evergreen Playfield Complex, 22205 56th Avenue W. 

New this year is a food drive to help replenish the food banks, along wi...

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Spotlight
Posted on: July 12, 2022

Tour de Terrace Returns July 22-24

Tour de Terrace Parade Map 2022: Shows route along 56th Avenue W, northbound from 234th.

Mark your calendars for Tour de Terrace, one of the best family festivals of Seafair. This three-day community event kicks off Friday, July 22, with a popular parade.

 

At about 7 p.m., the Tour de Terrace Parade takes off with fan favorites includ...

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Spotlight
Posted on: July 7, 2022

Have Coffee with the City on Wednesday, July 13

Coffee with the City is at 6 p.m. July 13.

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

 

The coffee hour presents an informal opportunity to hear what’s happening, ask questions and share feedback.

 

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Spotlight
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Find Outdoor Dining in MLT With This Handy Map

Guests enjoy outdoor dining at Snohomish Pie Co. in Mountlake Terrace.

The City of Mountlake Terrace has published an outdoor dining guide just in time for summer.

 

Nearly a dozen restaurants within the city offer patio seating, and one brewery regularly posts the schedule for rotating food trucks.

 

In additi...

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Spotlight
Posted on: June 7, 2022

Have Coffee with the City on Wednesday, June 8

Virtual Coffee with the City June 2022

The community is invited to the monthly Virtual Coffee with the City from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8, via Zoom.

 

The coffee hour presents an informal opportunity to hear what’s happening, ask questions and share feedback.

 

This...

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Spotlight
Posted on: May 31, 2022

New State Grant Will Provide Free Trees For Parks and Neighborhoods

An illustration of a couple planting a tree

The state Department of Natural Resources has named Mountlake Terrace as the recipient of a $30,000 grant for a street and parks tree planting program.  

 

This will be a multi-year effort to increase canopy by planting new street trees an...

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Spotlight
Posted on: May 8, 2022

Have Coffee with the City on Wednesday, May 11

Coffee with the City graphic May 2022

The community is invited to the monthly Virtual Coffee with the City from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, via Zoom.

 

The coffee hour presents an informal opportunity to hear what’s happening, ask questions and share feedback.

 

This...

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Spotlight
Posted on: April 23, 2022

Volunteers Beautify MLT Town Center and Its Urban Forest

Molly Luna, of the Recreation and Park Advisory Commission, weeds alongside her daughter Sadie.

Dozens of Mountlake Terrace community members came together Saturday to combat invasive plants around the Civic Campus and Veterans Memorial Park.

 

The city counted more than 60 people at the Volunteer Spring Cleanup, including representatives fro...

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Spotlight
Posted on: April 14, 2022

Volunteer Spring Cleanup Set For April 23

A wooded trail in Veterans Memorial Park.

A community work party is planned to spruce up Veterans Memorial Park and the Civic Campus.

 

A Mountlake Terrace tradition, the Volunteer Spring Cleanup is moving this year from Ballinger Park into Town Center.

 

The event runs from 9 a.m. ...

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Spotlight
Posted on: March 22, 2022

Construction to Begin on Westside Water Main Project

Westside Water Main map

Construction on the Westside Water Main Project will begin in the coming weeks after the City Council approved the contract at its Monday night meeting.

 

This work will take about a year to conclude. Crews will be replacing approximately 9,400 lin...

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Spotlight
Posted on: February 1, 2022

Mountlake Terrace Celebrates Black History Month

Black History Month graphic

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE — Mayor Kyoko Matsumoto Wright today signed a proclamation recognizing Black History Month, an opportunity for the community to acknowledge the history and challenges faced by African Americans, and paying tribute to this community for i...

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Spotlight
Posted on: February 7, 2022

Have Coffee with the City on Wednesday, February 9

Cup of Coffee

The community is invited to the monthly Virtual Coffee with the City from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 9, via Zoom.

 

The coffee hour presents an informal opportunity to hear what’s happening, ask questions and share feedback. January’s ...

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Spotlight
Posted on: January 31, 2022

Vouchers Available for Swim Lessons

Swim Lesson Group in pool

Swim lesson vouchers have recently been distributed to all third graders in the Edmonds School District in collaboration with Verdant Health Commission and south Snohomish County cities. Verdant Health Commission’s grant provides three vouchers p...

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Spotlight
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Health and Safety Draw Most Votes in COVID Relief Survey

ARPA survey responses chart

An online survey identified “Community/Public Health and Safety” as the top priority for how the City of Mountlake Terrace uses federal pandemic relief funds.

The city recently sought public input about how to allocate nearly $6 million from the American R...

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Spotlight
Posted on: December 2, 2021

MLT Launches Utility Bill Online Access With Autopay

As of December 2, utility billing customers have online access.

Starting Thursday, utility customers in the City of Mountlake Terrace can access their bill online and set up payments to include auto-payments.

 

The city thanks customers for their patience during the transition between billing vendors over the p...

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Spotlight
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Have Coffee with the City in an informal Zoom on Wednesday, Jan. 12

Latte art graphic

The community is invited to the monthly Virtual Coffee with the City from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 12, via Zoom.

 

The coffee hour presents an informal opportunity to hear what’s happening, ask questions and share feedback.

 

The...

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Spotlight
Posted on: December 29, 2021

Provide Feedback with the Community Satisfaction Survey

Family fun at the Recreation Pavilion

A public survey seeks input from Mountlake Terrace residents and business owners as the city measures the success of various programs and services.

 

This community satisfaction survey generally is conducted every two years. In November, a paper ve...

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Spotlight
Posted on: December 15, 2021

City Seeks Input on Use of Pandemic Aid

ARPA Survey button

Earlier this year, Congress passed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), and the City of Mountlake Terrace is eligible to receive almost $6 million in federal funds. The ARPA program will provide $350 billion in emergency funding for state, local and triba...

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Posted on: October 28, 2021

New Job Opportunities Posted!

Recreation Hiring 10-28-2021

We're hiring in aquatics, child care and more.

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Posted on: October 5, 2021

How To Get A Purple Light For Domestic Violence Awareness Month

An example purple bulb

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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Spotlight
Posted on: September 27, 2021

Lodging Tax Grants Available For Events, Tourism

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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