The city is eligible to receive up to $647,000 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Employment Security (CARES) Act funding. Distributed through Washington State, the funds are allocated based upon population. Cities will be reimbursed for certain approved uses related to the COVID-19 pandemic. At its June 1 meeting, the Mountlake Terrace City Council held a discussion on possible uses for the CARES Act funding. The city’s goal is to put the funds back into the community to help residents and small businesses.
Ideas included helping residents through food banks and paying bills, and assisting small businesses with loans or grants.
The City Council will continue the discussion and consider adopting a plan for the funding at its June 15 City Council meeting. The public can provide input via email at email@example.com.
Also at its June 1 meeting, the City Council was briefed on proposed updates to the city’s flood hazard regulations. The updated flood hazard regulations and the current Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) must be adopted and in effect by June 19, 2020. A Special Meeting will be held on Monday, June 8 at 7:00 p.m. to consider an ordinance that can be in effect and submitted to FEMA prior to the deadline. The meeting will be held remotely via Zoom teleconference and telephone.
If the public would like to listen in via telephone, the call in number is 1-253-215-8782. To watch the meeting over the internet, follow these steps: 1) Go to https://zoom.us/join; 2) Enter meeting ID (812 6781 3356) and click “join” (you will be prompted to install the Zoom application if you do not already have it); and 3) Enter password (06082020).
To testify at this public hearing, please use the “hand raise” tool within the Zoom program or press *9 if you are participating via phone. These actions will notify the City Council that you would like to testify. When called upon, you will be unmuted and asked to state your name and address for the record and given five minutes to speak. (You may also be asked to spell your name for the written record.)
If you are unable to testify online or via telephone, written comments will be accepted until June 8, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. Please email your written testimony to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to the attention of the City Clerk, 6100 219th Street SW, Suite 200, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043. Your written testimony must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, June 8, 2020 to be included in the permanent record.
For more information on the floodplain regulations update, contact Senior Planner Edith Duttlinger at (425) 744-6279 or email@example.com.