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City projects find funding from state Legislature

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — The state budget is dishing out $3 billion in bonds across the state, giving many local projects a piece of the pie.
The city of Snohomish found its missing piece to renovate the Carnegie Building: A $500,000 capital budget request, finishing up what’s needed for the project’s estimated $2.1 million budget. Work is set to begin this summer.
In Everett, the Department of Ecology is getting $5.4 million to speed up soil remediation cleanup work in north Everett. The city hopes to pick up similar funding in the next two biennial budgets to finish the work by 2025, the city’s government affairs director Bob Bolerjack said.
Washington State University received the $10 million it sought to buy the Baker Heights housing development from the Everett Housing Authority.
The Imagine Children’s Museum received $2 million toward renovating the museum. This is on top of a prior $2 million it received.
The YMCA picked up $1 million toward its new center on Colby Avenue.
For parks, the city received a cumulative $273,000 toward renovating the sport courts at Forest Park, Howarth Park and Legion Park.
A funding request for Glacier View Neighborhood Park didn’t get an allocation.
The Everett School District, meanwhile, will receive $800,000 toward constructing an early learning facility.
In Monroe, the Monxroe Boys & Girls Club locked in $464,000 for improvements and $1 million for a Boys & Girls Club Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program facility.
Evergreen Speedway received $150,000 for track improvements.
One item not funded was a capital budget request from the city to help pay for buying the East Monroe site from landowners Heritage Baptist Fellowship Church.
Among other projects:
• A county project to replace unused parts of the Denney Juvenile Justice Center with two 16-bed substance use disorder inpatient treatment facilities for adults received $1.5 million.
• The Mariner Community Campus project, to serve an area straddling South Everett and Lynnwood, received $2.25 million.
• The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office South Precinct project, to relocate the precinct from Mill Creek to the county-owned Cathcart property, received $1 million of its $5 million ask.


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