Budget Watch

Here’s how some of your taxes were spent during recent city council and school board actions.

Arlington $33,539 to Grindline Skateparks of Seattle for the city’s new skate park design.

$1,230 to Police Chief John Gray for professional development.

$15,180 to Marysville for jail service fees.

$32,347 to Snohomish County PUD for utility bills.

Everett: $339,999 to Rinker Materials of Everett for paving work.

$666 to Command Spanish of Petal, Miss., for “survival Spanish for civilians in law enforcement” for the police department.

$320 to Pacific Topsoils Inc. of Everett for dumping waste material from street repair projects.

$43 to Dick’s Towing of Everett for towing a city-owned Honda Accord for repairs.

Edmonds: $1.25 million for amendments to a contract with the Port of Edmonds for construction of a storm-water outfall.

Island County: $16,900 to Dan Pederson for a one-year contract as communications manager for the county’s Marine Resources Committee.

$69,905 to Snohomish Health District for health education, high-risk intervention, counseling and testing.

Lynnwood: $1,302 for city parks director Craig Larsen to attend the National Legislative Forum on Parks and Recreation in Washington, D.C., in February.

$24,898 to purchase four new Harley Davidson motorcycles for the police department.

$5,440 to Mobile Fabricators of Snohomish for a change order on replacement of damaged handrail sections around the city.

$182 for rental car expenses (with half to be reimbursed by Mountlake Terrace) for narcotics detective Chad Link’s attendance at the Drug Enforcement Administration clandestine lab investigation training in Quantico, Va.

$5,850 to the Edmonds School District for surface-water education programs.

Mill Creek: $284,898 to KPG of Seattle for consultant services for the Mill Creek Connector road project.

$16,000 to the Prothman Co. for the recruitment of the next city manager.

$173,202 to Macleod Reckord of Seattle for landscape architecture services for three public trail projects.

$401,989 to Short Cressman and Burgess of Seattle for legal services for 2005-06.

Monroe: $9,671 to Evergreen District Court of Monroe for November court filling fees. The city must pay a fee for every court case it files.

$4,388 to Snohomish County Fire District 3, which serves the city and its surrounding area, for vehicle maintenance.

$517 monthly payment to Monroe Historical Society, a nonprofit group in Monroe.

Snohomish: $6,037 for Bay Valve Services of Seattle for a valve replacement at a water treatment plant.

$1,693 to Nextel Communications of Reston, Va., for phone charges from Nov. 4 to Dec. 5.

$180.06 to Snohomish Square Cleaners of Snohomish for laundering uniforms for the police department.

Stanwood: $54 to Wireless Attachments of Renton for cell-phone supplies.

$410 to the state Auditor’s Office in Olympia for the city’s 2003 audit.

$342 to SND Communications of Bellingham for pager repair and batteries.

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