Moving forward on major transportation infrastructure projects and continuing to beef up the city's police force are the highlights of Marysville's next two-year budget approved by the Marysville City Council Monday night.
The Council unanimously adopted the $352 million biennial budget proposed by Mayor Jon Nehring. Major infrastructure projects include building the First Street Bypass in anticipation of the new Interstate 5/SR 529 interchange and widening State Avenue north of 100th Street NE, extending the Ebey Waterfront Trail, and connecting Bayview Trail to the Centennial Trail. The budget also provides funding to add two new police officers in each 2019 and 2020.
"I am very pleased with this disciplined spending plan that focuses on funding core government services that are most important to those who call Marysville home," Mayor Nehring said. "I appreciate all that was done by the City Council, Finance Director Sandy Langdon and Chief Administrative Officer Gloria Hirashima to put the city in an excellent financial position."
Council President Kamille Norton added, "I am grateful that this budget allows the city to continue to provide excellent services without increasing property taxes for our residents."
Find details of the 2019-2020 city budget online at https://www.marysvillewa.gov/124/City-Budget.