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Upcoming Lynnwood City Council Meeting

LYNNWOOD, Washington, November 28, 2021 – For its 6 p.m. Monday, November 29 regular WORK SESSION the Lynnwood City Council will discuss the items listed below. The budget ordinance for the mid-biennium modifications will be presented for City Council approval at the December 13 Council meeting.

Honoring Excellence Awards recipients

  • Kelly Schudde
  • Harvy’s Bike Shop
  • Phong Nguyen

Discussion on the process for allocating ARPA funds

American Rescue Plan Act Funding: During the 2021-2022 biennium, the city will receive a total of $10,936,804 in American Rescue Plan Act funding. The City Council has appropriated $882,000 to date.

Review Mid-Biennium Budget Modifications

On November 23, 2020, the City Council passed Ordinance #3378 adopting the 2021-2022 biennial budget. A biennial budget results in the adoption of a two-year appropriation, with the requirement of a mid-biennium review. The mid-biennium review is done to modify the 2021- 2022 budget for significant items that could not have been anticipated when the biennial budget.

  • Property Tax: A regular property tax levy amount of $4,500,000 for 2022 was included in the Adopted 2021-2022 Budget. A public hearing on the levy was held on November 8, 2021.
  • Community Justice Center: Due to significant supply chain and material cost impacts the bids for construction were higher than anticipated. The City will issue $5 Million in additional principal funding to cover the full cost of the project in conjunction with the upcoming scheduled refunding on the City’s 2012 bonds in 2022. Both the revenue and expenditure budget will be increased for no net impact to the fund. Additional action will be required to adopt an ordinance authorizing the bond parameters.
  • City Clerk: An increase of $77,000 will be requested to fund the current City Clerk/Procurement staffing level through the rest of the biennium.
  • Law Enforcement Grant: The City received a one-time $162,000 grant from the state to offset costs generated by law enforcement and criminal justice related legislation enacted between January 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.
  • American Rescue Plan: On September 13, 2021, the City Council authorized funding 8.2 full time-equivalent positions in the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts, Police, Court and Public Works Department for 2022 totaling $656,000; the positions were funded through the American Rescue Plan Act for 2021.
  • National Recreation and Park Association Grant: The City of Lynnwood is receiving $300,000 in grant funding from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) to support equitable access to the city’s parks through the “ParksLove” Project.

To view the agenda for Monday’s meeting in its entirety, click here.

Lynnwood City Council meeting Time and Location

This meeting will be held electronically by Zoom. The Public can hear the meeting live, 6 p.m. November 29 at www.LynnwoodWA.gov/Live, or join the meeting via Zoom using the link below:

Link to previous meeting agenda and video.

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