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 By Rebecca Carr    News    February 19, 2020 

Native Mukiltean hits century mark

Editor's note: Beverly Ellis is celebrating her 100th birthday on Sunday. In her honor, we're republishing an article written by former editor Rebecca Carr that marked Beverly's 90th. It's a fun...

 

Deadline is Friday for decorating contest

Mukilteo resident and Gallery Homes Real Estate owner Elizabeth Erickson has fond memories of driving around with her young children, enjoying the various holiday decorations and the unique ways people celebrate this special time of year. Now she... Full story

 

City tries to make most of limited transportation funds

Like many cities these days, Mukilteo’s list of needed transportation improvement projects exceeds available dollars. “We don’t have a lot of money for most of the items on our six-year plan,” Public Works director Larry...

 

Fish to benefit from own ‘transportation plan’

The fish will soon be jumping in Mukilteo, thanks to a three-phase project in the north end of town that will allow passage in currently hard-to-reach areas. Mukilteo City Council recently approved $93,118 in funds to complete Phase 2, which will...

 

Thorns among the blooms at Rosehill?

We are pleased to see a much more realistic, scaled-down staffing model for the new Rosehill Community Center, one that includes a significantly smaller general fund transfer than previously proposed. We support tax dollars subsidizing a community...

 

Mukilteo voters to have their say on annexation

When it comes to the issue of annexation, there is no such thing as too much information. With Mukilteo residents facing an advisory vote on the November ballot, staff is busy planning two open houses, a mailing campaign to registered voters,... Full story

 

New Rosehill starts to bloom

The new Rosehill Community Center is rapidly taking shape as walls go up, glass is installed and new parking areas are paved. Slightly ahead of schedule, staff and equipment will move into the new facility in November, with demolition of the old...

 

Fifth grader wins Mayor for a Day

Beacon photo by Rebecca Carr Mukilteo 5th grader Annamarie Cao stands outside City Hall, where she’ll reign as 2010 Mayor for a Day in Beacon Publishing and Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival’s...

 
 By Rebecca Carr    News    September 1, 2010

20 years of memories for City lifer

Photo by Rebecca Carr Mukilteo Mayor Joe Marine presents executive assistant Shirley Engdahl with a clock to commemorate her 20 years with the City of Mukilteo. Marine joked that the clock includes a...

 
 By Rebecca Carr    News    August 25, 2010

EMS so far is a YES

Despite the formidable supermajority requirement, enough Mukilteans said yes to a permanent Emergency Medical Services levy that the city won’t have to ask again. The results won’t be certified until Sept. 1, but as of 5 p.m. Monday, the...

 
 By Rebecca Carr    News    August 18, 2010

Business licenses in spotlight as city reviews budget policies

A significant goal of Mukilteo’s financial planning is to adjust fees and taxes so that each service draws enough revenue to pay for itself. While many of those services cost more than they take in, business licenses are currently the... Full story

 
 By Rebecca Carr    News    August 18, 2010

City earns recognition, money from PUD

A dollar saved is a dollar earned when it comes to being energy efficient. The Mukilteo City Council learned that Monday when Snohomish County PUD handed over nearly $5,900 toward the solar panels that now help power the new LEEDS Gold Certified...

 
 By Rebecca Carr    News    August 18, 2010

How to stop budget gap from becoming canyon

It seems so simple and so obvious on paper: don’t spend more than you take in, and you won’t go in the hole financially. It’s a bit more complicated – yet important – to implement that rule in the complex world of...

 

The time to ask is now

We commend Mukilteo City Council’s decision Monday to ask residents how they feel about annexation. The council had agreed to put the question on the ballot last year, but upset many residents by withdrawing the advisory vote (the only legal way ci...

 
 By Rebecca Carr    News    August 11, 2010

I-2 wins round 2 – round 3 is Supreme Court

Mukilteo’s second initiative in city history cleared perhaps its biggest hurdle Friday when Superior Court Judge Michael Downes declined to block it from going on the November ballot. Downes called it “premature” for the court to rule on the...

 
 By Rebecca Carr    News    August 11, 2010

November ballot to include annexation

Mukilteo residents will get to weigh in on the issue of annexation this November, after the City Council narrowly approved putting Proposition 2 on the ballot. In a nonbinding advisory vote format, citizens in the current city boundaries will be... Full story

 
 By Rebecca Carr    Opinion    August 4, 2010

Once and for all, Y-E-S to EMS

Mukilteo voters are once again deciding whether to renew the Emergency Medical Services levy, and if so, at what amount and for how long. Currently before voters is a measure that would increase the current levy – due to expire Dec. 31 – to 50... Full story

 
 By Rebecca Carr    News    August 4, 2010

Chief injured in motorcycle accident

Mukilteo Police Chief Michael Murphy is recovering in Providence Hospital after hitting a deer while riding his motorcycle. The chief and his wife, Becky, were returning from a road trip throughout the Northwestern states, and had just eaten lunch ou...

 
 By Rebecca Carr    News    August 4, 2010

Pedestrian killed in crosswalk

A 73-year-old Mukilteo woman was killed Thursday when a commercial truck struck her in a crosswalk. Margaret Fox died instantly in the collision, Mukilteo’s Crime Prevention Officer Cheol Kang said. The driver, a 32-year-old Mukilteo man, had...

 
 By Rebecca Carr    News    August 4, 2010

Traffic camera discussion not shuttered yet

For the second time Monday night, the Mukilteo City Council was in the awkward position of making decisions based on events that may or may not happen before those decisions are relevant. This time, it was the much-debated traffic cameras that had...

 
 By Rebecca Carr    News    August 4, 2010

Voters to decide EMS again, this time for good

Voter apathy, unusual timing and a cost-saving decision by the county converged to make this year’s EMS levy a challenging decision for the Mukilteo City Council. Facing a complicated situation, the council voted 6-1 to place the measure unchanged...

 
 By Rebecca Carr    News    July 28, 2010

I-2 hearing set – but who is MCSG?

Apparently, the wheels of justice can turn rapidly when it comes to the rules of the road. Less than a month after Mukilteo Initiative 2 putting the issue of traffic cameras in the hands of voters was approved for the November ballot then contested... Full story

 
 By Rebecca Carr    News    July 28, 2010

Levels of service talks to start

In writing, they call it foreshadowing – events that hint at what’s coming in future chapters. If Monday’s informal discussion on “levels of service” (LOS) is any indication, budget talks are going to be unpleasant this year. “When times... Full story

 
 By Rebecca Carr    News    July 28, 2010

Shoreline management key to tank farm development

Balancing public access with protecting the environment is the challenge and the goal as Mukilteo updates its shoreline management plan. The city is reviewing the portion of its code related to maintaining the shoreline, and will hold several open... Full story

 
 By Rebecca Carr    News    July 22, 2010

City turns back grant; Lighthouse Park phase 4 on hold

It's never easy to turn away a half-million dollars, but that's exactly what Mukilteo City Council did Monday when it failed to pass a resolution directing staff to apply to Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) for a $500,000...

 

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