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NEWS BITES for November 24, 2021

Kiwanis raise $100,000 for teen park
The Snohomish Kiwanis Club has raised $100,000 toward creating a park area geared for teens somewhere in the city. Part of Averill Field is being discussed for the project.
The city plans to redevelop the Averill Field space adjacent to Third Street and Pine Avenue in the near future. It tore down the previously closed Hal Moe Memorial Pool building a couple of years ago.
The Kiwanis would donate the money to the city toward building the park.

Condos proposed for corner lot

A developer seeks to build three detached condos at the corner of Willow Avenue and Pearl Street a block northeast of First Street. The condos would be lined up in a row. The site is on a 0.18 acre lot.
In 2019, the site was contemplated for a “tiny house hotel” of nine 240-square-foot building units.
The immediate vicinity has built up over the past 15 years with  townhouse developments and condo buildings. Next door to the Willow Avenue project is a single-family house.

Van catches fire in downtown Everett
Everett Fire Department photo

A column of smoke could be seen from all over downtown the morning of Thursday, Nov. 18 because a van caught fire in the 1100 block of Hewitt Avenue near W. Marine View Drive. Firefighters quickly put it out and there were no injuries.

Snohomish skips 1% tax increase
The City Council excluded taking a 1% increase when it voted to set 2022 property taxes last week.
2021’s property tax amount was $0.71 per $1,000 in assessed property value. For a $500,000 home, the city’s portion of the 2021 property tax bill was $354.
The estimated tax rate for 2022 will be $0.66 per $1,000 in assessed property value without the increase, the city's finance director said. If council had taken the 1% increase, the estimated tax rate for 2022 will be $0.67 per $1,000.
The rate typically erodes over time, and is not tied to inflation. It erodes because the rate is calculated by adding up a value for what all the properties in the district are worth, and then collecting taxes on that figure. Voters in 2001 set a statewide limitation that government agencies cannot increase the property tax more than 1% a year.



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