April 18, 2024 12:26 pm

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Mukilteo to hold public hearing on amendments to fire and building codes

MUKILTEO—For its Business Meeting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, February 20, the Mukilteo City Council will hold a public hearing on amending its building and fire codes and approving legislative priorities from its annual retreat.

The meeting will be held both in-person and can watch the live streaming of Council Meetings at www.mukilteowa.gov, Facebook Live and is also available via Zoom.

The council is expected to approve the following items listed in its consent agenda:

  • Approval of minutes for January 9, 2024, Work Session and February 5, 2024, Regular Meeting (AB24-047)
  • Council to approve payment vouchers of $2.9 million
  • Police Vehicle Purchase. To authorize Mayor Joe Marine or his designee to purchase a 2024 Ford F150 Police Responder for the Police Department in an amount not to exceed $90,000.
  • Award 76th Street Parking Lot paving contract to Quilceda Paving & Construction, Inc. in the amount of $75,000
  • Authorize Mayor Marine to sign a Department of Ecology (DOE) Pollutant Removal Grant Acceptance in the amount of $440,829 for WQC-2024-Mukilt-00156 Stormwater Pipe Pollutant Removal Project Phase 2.
  • Approve $1,170 in travel reimbursement to Mayor Marine, Councilmember Jason Moon, and Councilmember Donna Vago for the Association of Washington Cities Legislative City Action Days.
  • Climate Change Grant Acceptance. To authorize Mayor Marine to sign a $500,000 grant contract with the Department of
  • Commerce to develop Climate Change Policies with no match requirement.

PUBLIC HEARING: Title 15 Code Amendments related to Mukilteo building codes

The City of Mukilteo currently uses 2018 codes for building and fire review. The Internation Code Council develops new codes on a three-year code cycle. These codes are then reviewed and approved at a state level before being available for adoption by local jurisdictions. This code update has been delayed due to litigation, but the 2021 codes have been adopted by the state and will become effective on March 15, 2024. We are required to update the Mukilteo Municipal Code to reflect the 2021 code standards. Any amendments to the base code require a public hearing.

City staff are recommending adopting the 2021 codes with minor amendments to tailor the codes to Mukilteo’s needs. This would include modifications to the refunds and appeal processes to match how they are done for other local permits. Staff confirmed with the state code authority that these modifications are acceptable. This update will adopt the 2021 edition of the following code books:

  • International Building Code
  • International Residential Code
  • International Mechanical Code
  • International Fuel Gas Code
  • Uniform Plumbing Code
  • International Swimming Pool and Spa Code
  • International Energy Conservation Code
  • Existing Building Code
  • International Wildland Urban Interface Code
  • International Fire Code

To view the supporting documents, click on a link below:


The council is expected to adopt its priorities list developed from its annual retreat on February 10, 2024. Below are its legislative priorities from the retreat:

Short Term Priorities

  • Long Range Financial Plan
  • Fire Department Sustainability (Study of)
  • Better City Council Utilization of DEI, MYAC, and PAC

Long Term Priorities

  • Waterfront Development
  • Economic Development


The City Council appreciates hearing from the public about agenda items or other City matters. Comments regarding items on the agenda will be taken when that agenda item is heard. Speakers are asked to state their name and city of residence for the record, and to limit their comments to three (3) minutes or less. All remarks shall be addressed to the Council as a body and not to any specific Councilmember. In keeping with the Council’s rules, all speakers are asked to be courteous in their language. The full City Council rules for public comments can be found in Rule 10 of their Rules of Procedure.


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