Budget Watch

Here’s how some of your taxes were spent during recent city council actions:

  • Everett: $1.2 million to Strider Construction Co. of Bellingham to replace 4,000 feet of deteriorated sewer lines and 72 side sewer connections on the west side of the Port Gardner neighborhood along Federal, Kromer and Charles avenues and 33rd Street.

    $94,000 to Perteet Engineering of Everett for downtown traffic studies, including an evaluation of traffic on Rucker Avenue between Pacific and Everett avenues.

    $80,000 in state and local money to Blue Marble Environmental of Seattle to set up a pilot commercial food composting program. The company is owned by Everett Recycling Coordinator Jack Harris, who bills $65 an hour for his work. The contract was not put out to bid. Everett does not allow city employees to have an interest in contracts, but because Harris is an independent contractor, he can be awarded contracts under city rules, Everett spokeswoman Kate Reardon said.

  • Monroe: $582 to Cadman Inc. of Snohomish for sidewalk repair.

    $582 to Les Schwab Warehouse of Monroe for tires for patrol vehicles.

    $225 to Steuber Distributing Co. of Snohomish for flower baskets.

  • Snohomish: $388 to U.S. Postal Service for postage from Feb. 10 to Feb. 26.

    $24 to Western Facilities Supply Inc. of Everett for restroom supplies.

    $374 to Star Roofing &Construction of Everett for roof repair at Ferguson Park.

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