Budget watch

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

Everett: $1,936to Preston, Gates, Ellis LLP for legal services.

$143 for a subscription to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer for the mayor’s office.

$2,500 to Everett Community College for the Students of Color Career Conference.

Lake Stevens: $2,835 to the city of Marysville for citations filed in October.

$893 to Advantage Building Services of Everett for janitorial services.

$3,315 to CHS Engineers LLC of Bellevue for ongoing engineering services on several projects.

$4,614 to O’Bunco Engineering of Bellevue for ongoing services.

$601 to Westside Fire and Safety Supply of Marysville for annual fire extinguisher maintenance.

Lynnwood: An increase of $22,780, to $137,700 annually, to the compensation package for Lynnwood Municipal Court Judge Stephen Moore through 2009.

$6,500, in addition to $19,500 in state grant money, for a shared recycling coordinator with Edmonds for 2006.

Marysville: $505,866 to employees for payroll in period 11.

$851 to Wildlife Response Services of Stanwood for beaver removal in the city’s south watershed.

$75 to Specialty Cigars International Inc. of Bend, Ore., for cigars for the Cedarcrest Golf Course.

$91 to Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital in Snohomish for medical services for police dog Radar.

Mill Creek: An increase in revenue of $2.8 million and an increase in expenditures of $614,834, resulting in a revised 2005-06 budget of $29.2 million in revenue and $30.5 million in expenditures.

An agreement to pay an increase from $49.18 per hour to $50.70 per hour for mechanic labor and from $49.71 per hour to $50.95 per hour for radio-radar technician labor to Snohomish County for vehicle maintenance.

Monroe: $275 to the Monroe Historical Society for monthly payment.

$415 to the state Auditor’s Office for the 2005 audit.

$1,551 to Cadman Inc. of Monroe for Blueberry Park drain rock repair.

Snohomish: $1,043 to Blumenthal Uniform Co. of Seattle for a ballistic vest.

$5,510 to Evergreen District Court in Monroe for October court filing fees.

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