Marysville budget highlights

Herald staff

MARYSVILLE — Besides a new program focused on traffic safety, the city’s preliminary budget for 2001 includes money for major improvements to the city’s infrastructure.

Of the proposed $49.1 million balanced budget proposal, $12.8 million would go to the city’s general fund. This would be an 8 percent increase over this year’s budget.

The general fund covers costs for basic services, such as police, parks, planning services and human services. Of the budgeted general fund expenses, $5.1 million would go to police and public safety.

Highlights of the proposed capital improvement projects include:

  • $2.8 million for State Avenue improvements from 116th to 136th streets, including expanding it to three lanes.

  • $2 million to construct a sewer main to provide sewer line capacity and future capacity for Navy housing to 152nd Street NE and 51st Avenue NE; the cost of the project will be funded through a special local improvement district.

  • $1.2 million to expand the Ash Avenue Park-and-Ride lot north of Fourth Street.

  • $1 million for design of upgrades to the waste-water treatment plant.

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