By Madeline Coats
Editor, Mill Creek Beacon 

Acceptance of grant funding for Mill Creek's historical timeline panels 

 

October 4, 2019



The City Council voted unanimously to authorize City Manager Michael Ciaravino to accept Snohomish County’s Historic Preservation Grant funding of $7,806 at a meeting Sept. 10. 

On July 25, the communications and marketing department received confirmation that the city had been awarded this full dollar amount. The awarded funding will be allocated towards production and installation of five historic timeline panels.

“The historical preservation project is a way that we are trying to encapsulate the history of the city. The idea is that we are creating these panels that will be put on the bridge,” said interim Director of Communications & Marketing Gordon Brink at the council meeting.

The city previously applied for and received an initial $12,500 grant from the Snohomish County Historic Preservation Commission Community Heritage Program. Phase one of this project designated all 2018 funds towards research and design of five historical panels.

The Art and Beautification Board is working on this project to help preserve Mill Creek’s history with these panels serving as artistic and historical display. Upon completion, the panels will be added to the list of art and history sites featured in the Snohomish County Tourism Bureau’s semi-annual visitor’s guide.


The City of Mill Creek will need to complete its obligations under the scope of work by no later than Dec. 31. The goal is to produce the panels by early 2020 to hang in the covered bridge area just north of 153rd Street Southeast in the Mill Creek Town Center. 

The Public Works department is currently working on the installation.

 

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