On the Record: a selection of government data

Consultations

Who is being paid what by whom, and what they found out.

Client: City of Snohomish

Firm: Kennedy-Jenks Consultants of Phoenix, Ariz.

Assignment: Study of technology for improving waste-water treatment.

Cost: $21,073

Budget lines

Spending gleaned from government consent agendas all over Snohomish County.

Snohomish County Fire District 1: $179 to the Port of Edmonds for vehicle fuel.

Snohomish County: $82,000 to Gordon Thomas Honeywell of Tacoma for a one-year federal lobbying contract. Gordon Thomas Honeywell since 2009 has performed state lobbying for the county. Previously, the countys federal lobbying contract belonged to McBee Strategic Consulting of Washington, D.C.

Snohomish County treasurer: $50,000 to Rainier Title Co. of Everett for tax foreclosure title reports.

Snohomish County Public Works: $1,102,833 bid awarded to New West Development of Everett for improvements to the intersection of 35th Avenue SE and Grannis Road, southeast of Mill Creek.

Damage Claims

Who is alleging harm and the reasons.

Agency: City of Edmonds

Claimant: Kimberley Emmons of Shoreline

Asking for: $144

Why: Her car hit a pothole along 104th Avenue West on April 2, and a tire allegedly was damaged beyond repair.

Fines

Civil assessment by regulatory agencies.

Agency: Snohomish County Solid Waste Division

Proposed fine: $7,500 (for three violations)

Who: Drywall Recycling Services of Maltby

Why: Company accused of transporting trailers carrying solid waste outside of Snohomish County for disposal on three separate dates in January.

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