City Council Briefs

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  • Monday, March 3, 2008 11:54am

Man speaks out against proposed red light cameras

Will Nelson, of Red Cedar, spoke out against the city of Mill Creek using red light cameras to catch drivers who run red lights and violate school speed zones.

“I think it’s a real lame idea,” Nelson said during the public comment portion of Tuesday’s regular meeting. “I don’t like the thought of it.”

Nelson called the idea “compliance by malicious enforcement” and said the idea is “heavy handed.”

Mayor Donna Michelson told Nelson that the topic is still in the “infant stage” of being researched by city staff and police, and that the city has not decided whether to adopt them.

Seliger appointed to park board

The Mill Creek City Council unanimously appointed Isaac Seliger to the city’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board on Tuesday.

Seliger has been a principal partner in Seliger &Associates, a firm specializing in grant writing and grant source research for public and nonprofit agencies since 1993. He was one of four candidates who sought the mid-term vacancy.

Councilman Mike Todd, who was part of the council’s interview committee for the vacancy, said all four candidates were “excellent” and shared a passion for serving the city.

Seliger’s term on the parks board runs through Oct. 31 of this year.

Beautification award recognition planned

Councilwoman Mary Kay Voss reported that the city’s Arts and Beautification Board, of which she’s the council’s representative, will begin a recognition program for winners of the city’s annual beautification awards.

The program would be similar to the Elf Awards given out each Christmas by the Mill Creek Community Association. Those awards recognize home holiday displays, with the winners receiving wooden yard signs to display. Winners of the city’s beautification awards receive certificates, but nothing for public display.

Local Boy Scouts troop attends meeting

Eight members of Boy Scouts Troop 377 of Mill Creek attended Tuesday’s City Council meeting so the members could earn their citizenship badge.

The eight members were accompanied by their parents or grandparents and stayed for the duration of the 45-minute regular meeting.

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