The proposed $23.8 million budget would hire one receptionist and three summer workers to help maintain parks, streets and buildings. The budget also includes a 1 percent property tax levy increase.
People can comment on the proposed tax increase at one of the public hearings scheduled for tonight's council meeting.
The Snohomish City Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. in the George Gilbertson Boardroom, 1601 Ave. D.
The property tax increase levy would bring the city $10,600 in additional revenue. This means that the average house valued at $213,000 would be paying $2.30 more in property taxes.
The proposed budget has also includes a 2 percent cost-of-living adjustment for the 49 city employees.
Since 2008 the city has made reductions in its staff and services. One of these cuts was switching from a city police department to contracting for police services with the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office.
The council is not making a decision tonight.
Hearings are scheduled for Nov. 6 on both the proposed property tax increase and the budget.
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