Mill Creek View Volume XXV - Issue 02 January 2022 B 1
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The Everett School District is asking the voters to approve a capital levy in the amount of $325.5 million to be paid back over six years. Here is the cost according to the Everett School District: 2023: $1.18 per $1,000 of assessed valuation 2024: $1.75 per $1,000 of assessed valuation 2025: $1.75 per $1,000 of assessed valuation 2026: $1.73 per $1,000 of assessed valuation 2027 $1.76 per $1,000 of assessed valuation Included in the capital project: Replace Madison Elem. $62,902,000 Replace Jackson Elem. $48,838,000 Modernize and upgraded Cascade HS:$23,352,000 Cascade HS: $6,096,000 Jackson HS: $610,000 Everett HS: $29,702,000 Technology systems, equipment $96,000,000 and services 2023-2028 Upgrade HVAC at four sites: $4,223,595 Replace roofing at six schools: $12,288,000 Replace flooring at two schools $1,332,000 Install security fencing at 2 schools $300,000 Upgrade Security systems at 11 sites $208,000 Install access control systems at: $567,000 Everett and Cascade HSs Replace locksets and keying systems $1,100,000 District-wide Upgrade fire alarm systems at 3 sites: $1,472,500 Replace aging playground equipment at 8 elementary schools $2,264,000 New reader boards at 19 schools: $2,222,730 Replace freezers at 2 sites: $ 638,710 Replace bleachers at Jackson HS: $1,360,98 and Cascade HS
February 2022 ballot issue
Capital Levy projects
Everett School District Capital Levy Total of $4.08 x $1,000 of assessed valuation April 2022: Proposed annexation to new Fire District Cost: $1.51 - $2.03 per $1,000 of assessed valuation de- pending on if council permanently reduces property taxes for the amount taxpay- ers are already paying for fire services or just pockets' the money. If the council chooses to keep the money already being collected from taxpayers in addition to the new $1.51 fee, the total cost will be $2.03 for $1.51 for actual fire services. Note: The EMS levy tax rate of $0.3662 goes away at the end of 2022 with voter approval of the annexation. 2022: Mill Creek property tax increase of 1% 2022: Snohomish County property tax increase of 2.5% Property tax assessed valuations to increase for 2022 taxes Note: New pending assessed valuations are available online at the Snohomish County Assessor's office. The report from the Assessors office that outlines the increases is typically not available until mid-February. Individual assessments can be viewed online now. Sample 2022 Mill Creek pending assessed valuation increases Subdivision 2021 assessed 2022 assessed % Increase Valuation Valuation Holtzclaw: Brighton 776,400 885,300 14.03% Vignal: Winslow 664,600 760,000 14.35% Allison Juniper 813,100 929,000 14.25% Cavaleri: Websters Pond 609,400 682,100 10.66% Duque The Meadows 511,500 534,300 4.46% Steckler Evergreen 1,335,800 1,565,800 17.22% Note: Bond is not included because he lives in an apartment now, with no individual assessed valuation to compare.
Chart prepared by the Everett School District
Upcoming ballot measures, fee and tax increases: February 2: Everett School District Programs and Operations Levy
State Parks 2022 free days
Jan. 17: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day March 9: Billy Frank Juniors Birthday March 19: State Parks 108th Birthday April 22: Earth Day June 11: National Get Outdoors Day June 12: Free Fishing Day June 19: Juneteenth Sept. 25: National Public Lands Day Oct. 10: World Mental Health Day Nov. 11: Veterans Day Nov. 25: Native American Heritage Day
National Freedom Day
National Freedom Day is a U. S. obser- vance on Feb. 1 honoring the signing by President Abraham Lincoln of a joint House and Senate resolution that later was ratified as the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2022. Founder: Richard Robert Wright Senior nationaltoday.com.
Larry Cunningtons funeral was attended by more than 100 family, friends, veterans and firefighters, with representation by AmVets, VFW, Combat Veterans Riders, Elks and other groups. The fire department provided the Honor Guard for flag presentation at the chapel service and fire engine escort to the graveside service. The VFW conducted the graveside service and 21 gun salute followed by another service conducted by The Benevo- lent and Protective Order of the Elks and finally a flag presentation to the family by the U.S. Navy. Steve Bird
Larry Cunnington joined the Walla Walla Fire Dept. in 1966 and served for 20 years; he was an engineer when he retired in May, 1986. He earned his Associate of Applied Sciences in Fire Fighting in 1971 from Walla Walla Community College. He was an active member of The Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks for 50 years and enjoyed spending time at the lodge. He served
Hundreds attended Larry Cunnington funeral
as a board member and in every offi- cer position, including Exalted Ruler in Sequim and Walla Walla. Cun- nington helped with most events and spearheaded the Student School Patrol Picnic. He was a great mentor to a lot of us, said Steve Bird, Commander Post#1111 Walla Walla; PDC, NEC, Service Foundation President, AmVets Dept. of Washington. He joined AmVets in 2007 and in addition to his active membership he was elected in the leadership positions of AmVets Post Quartermaster, AM- VETS Post 1111 Commander 2012- 2022, State Eastern District Com- mander 2016-2021 and AmVets 1st Vice Commander for the State of WA 2017-2018. He volunteered with Vet- eran's Relief Board for 10 years, serv- ing as chair for three of those years. Larry also volunteered with Veterans Stand Down for three years. Cunnington's hobbies over the years included: camping, horseback riding, raising animals, farming, flo- ristry, woodworking and other crafts; many of which he shared with his chil- dren. Cunnington married Tiny Turner in 1995 and would say that he had led a full life and saved the best for last. Larry is survived by his wife, Tiny of Walla Walla; his daughters, Teri Kramer (Mark) of Harrington, WA, (her mother Carol Robertson), Lori Cunnington Elam (Jeffrey) of Veneta, OR and Marci Lux (Jim) of Walla Walla, (their mother Sharon Foster); ive grandchildren, 10 great-grand- children; sister, Debbie Townsend (Randy) of Hermiston, OR; three nieces, two nephews; Tiny's daugh- ters, Terri Harding of SeaTac, WA and Connie Fellows (Tom) of Athena, OR; Tiny's six grandchildren and 18 great- grandchildren; all of whom he count- ed as his own. He is also survived by Joe Shelby, the son he never had (and his mother Amy Uribe). Larry is preceded in death by his parents, Mildred (6-5-1994) and William Wo- lin (5-9-2007), and Jacob Cunnington (1-15-1958); his brother, Leslie (9-1- 2017); an infant twin (stillbirth); and Tiny's son, James Turner (2019). A fire department funeral was held on January 15 at Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, Walla Walla, with graveside service to follow at Blue Mountain Memorial Garden Cem- etery, 300 Southeast Myra Road, Col- lege Place. Memorial contributions may be made to the AMVETS, The Elks, The Honour Project or Walla Walla Firefighters Benevolent As- sociation through the Herring Grose- close Funeral Home. A potluck will be held at the VFW after the graveside service. Family and friends are also invited to sign the online guestbook at www.herringgroseclose.com.
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