Marysville council looking at issues to help people in need

  • Wednesday, January 8, 2020 12:30pm
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MARYSVILLE – At the City Council meeting Monday, leaders will vote on a number of items dealing with people in need.

One involves renewal of its Ending Homeless Program agreement with Snohomish County, which is providing flex funds amounting to $11,295. The funds are to be used for the Embedded Social Worker team of officer Michael Buell and Rochelle Longman to facilitate removal of barriers to housing and/or abate emergency situations.

Another issue involves the city using a portion of the local state sales tax for assistance in providing affordable and supportive housing. The city qualifies for .0073%, or about $90,000 annually.

A third item deals with Community Development Block Grant funding for the next two years, expected to be approximately $355,415 and $345,000.

Five capital project applications and six public services applications were submitted for each year. Committee capital project recommendations are:

•Homage Senior Services minor home repair – $95,000 and $100,000

•City crosswalk improvements – $81,200

•City parks Cedar Field – $78,115

•Boys and Girls Club of Snohomish County – $62,900 and $47,100

Committee public services recommendations are:

•Food Bank Backpack Program – $20,000 and $19,500.

•Housing Hope Beachwood Apartments – $18,400 and $17,500.

•Homage Senior Services Meals on Wheels – $15,000 and $14,700.

For Administration

•City of Marysville – $66,000 and $65,000.

Unfunded requests came from Interfaith Association Miracle House, Volunteers of America Maud House for emergency women’s shelter and Domestic Violence Services for prevention-education programs.

The council will also look at a $125,000 grant to upgrade its Downtown Master Plan and an agreement with Whatcom County for police to use its gun range.

Along with discussing those items at Monday’s work session, incumbents Mayor Jon Nehring and council members Kamille Norton and Stephen Muller took the oath of office after being re-elected in November. Newcomer Kelly Richards also was sworn in. The board again voted in Norton as council president.

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