MCCA Playgrounds Closed

In our continued effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, MCCA is closing all playgrounds today. We are following the lead of our surrounding cities (including Mill Creek and Everett) and Snohomish County. Our top priority is doing everything we can to keep our residents safe.

MCCA staff cannot keep the playground equipment sanitized. We have noticed that after Mill Creek and surrounding cities closed their playgrounds, the number of visitors to some of our playgrounds increased.

Like you, we hope that we will be able to return to life as usual sooner rather than later. We are working to do everything we can during this 2 week “Stay Home” order to work toward the goal of flattening the curve.

We continue to monitor the situation, and look forward to re-opening the playgrounds as soon as it is safe to do so.

Sincerely,

Hilary Bublitz

Association Director

Mill Creek Community Association

Stay Home, Stay Safe Order Compliance

MCCA staff are preparing to follow Governor Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order that goes into effect Wednesday evening (March 25th). During that time the law dictates that MCCA employees provide essential onsite services only. Here are the essential services that we will continue to provide during the stay home order:

  • Financial services: Escrow requests, mortgage refinance requests, accounts payable, payroll.
  • Safety and sanitation services: Empty trash cans & restock mutt mitts, monitor beaver dams, emergency tree work (people or property are in danger).
  • Security services: Security patrols, basic vacation checks (drive by only).
  • Communication services: “check in” phone calls for our “at risk” residents, coordination of our volunteer response, and email updates to the MCCA community as necessary.

Office staff will work remotely, checking email and phone messages (425-316-3344). The best way to reach us is by email (info@mcca.info). Phone messages will be checked by staff throughout the day. Security will continue to answer their phone during their regular business hours.

We are all feeling the stress of these uncertain times. I thank you for your patience as we navigate this uncharted course. Please contact us if you would like a “check in” phone call, or if you would like to be placed on our volunteer list.

Sincerely,

Hilary Bublitz, CMCA, AMS

Association Director

Mill Creek Community Association

MCCA – COVID-19 Precautions Update

Yesterday Governor Inslee urged us to continue to take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. At MCCA, we are working to do our part. Following the lead of Snohomish County and the City of Everett, we have closed the parking lot for Chopper Park. Traffic in the Chopper Park parking lot has increased dramatically since other area parks closed earlier this week. To ensure that our residents can walk our trails and maintain safe social distancing practices, we will keep the Chopper Park parking lot closed until further notice.

The beautiful weather has brought many of our residents outside. Please continue to practice good hygiene and maintain a safe social distance from other residents and MCCA staff. Maintenance staff has noticed an increase in trash, such as used tissues and pet waste bags, left on the sides of our trails and sidewalks. Please use the trash receptacles we have located at various places along our sidewalks and trails to dispose of trash. We need your help to keep MCCA beautiful and safe for all.

All our area kids are now out of school. Please remember to follow the rules posted in our parks and playgrounds. All MCCA parks are closed at sunset. We are following the lead of the City of Mill Creek and reminding you that it is the responsibility of those who visit our parks to sanitize playground equipment before and after each use. MCCA staff will not be sanitizing playground equipment.

The MCCA Office has a list of volunteers ready to help deliver necessities to our at-risk residents, who are following the advice of the CDC, and sheltering in place. If you would like to be added to the list of volunteers, or if you would like to be added to the list of residents who would like a “check-in” call from MCCA staff, please contact us (425-316-3344 or info@mcca.info).

I am thankful for the MCCA staff who still come to work to ensure that we can meet the needs of our residents. We thank our volunteers and residents for their patience as many of our events and meetings are cancelled or postponed and project timelines are stretched as we work to maintain our office and maintenance routines as much as we can. While I encourage our residents to continue to follow the guidelines for reduced social interaction set forward by our Governor, “social distancing” does not mean social disengagement. Please continue to reach out to your neighbors, your family and our office via phone or email.

Sincerely,

Hilary Bublitz

Association Director

Mill Creek Community Association

MCCA – Coronavirus Precautions & Plans

The MCCA is working to keep our residents and staff safe during this time. We continue to follow guidelines from the CDC and encourage our residents to do likewise. Please continue to take precautions, including good hygiene practices and social distancing, to keep yourself and others safe.

After much consideration and out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to close the MCCA Office to residents for the time being. Please be assured that we are still here to assist you via phone (425-316-3344) or email (info@mcca.info) during our regular business hours.

We continue to collect names of residents who are at-risk and would like a phone call. We thank the many residents who have emailed to say that they are willing to volunteer during this time to help our at-risk residents. If you are able to pick up a few necessary items from the store and deliver to someone’s doorstep, please let us know. We would love to add to you to our list of volunteers. Contact via phone or email to be added to the list of volunteers, or the list of those who would appreciate receiving a check-in call.

The news on the Corona virus changes day by day. We will re-evaluate daily to make sure we are doing all we can to keep our residents and staff safe. Please reach out to your neighbors, friends and family via phone or email and take precautions to stay healthy.

We will continue to communicate with our residents via our website and email. If you are not currently receiving emails from us, please contact the MCCA office (info@mcca.info) so we can add your email address to our system.

Sincerely,
Hilary Bublitz
Association Director
Mill Creek Community Association

Arborist Day May 28 & 29

If you have questions or concerns about trees on your property, this is the event for you! To secure your appointment with certified arborist, Dan Douglas, complete and submit the Arborist Day application and bring a $50 check to the MCCA office. Appointments are filled on a first paid, first served basis. Once all applications are received, we will contact you with your appointment time.

If you have questions about Arborist Day, please contact the MCCA office (info@mcca.info). We look forward to working with you!

Locking Mailboxes

Due to the rise in mail theft over the past years, MCCA recommends that all residents replace the standard black mailbox with a locking mailbox.

Mail Boss 7106

The MCCA-approved locking mailbox is the Mail Boss 7106 in black. You can purchase your locking mailbox online at Amazon. When you receive your mailbox, please contact the MCCA office and we can schedule our maintenance department to help you with installation. MCCA maintenance will only install the MCCA approved mailbox.

NOTE: None of our kiosk mailboxes, locking or standard, are secure for outgoing mail. To further protect from identity theft and fraud, we suggest that you place outgoing mail in a locked USPS collection box for pick up. You can search the USPS website for the location of nearby collection boxes.