Wagoner grateful Oso memorial among 39th Legislative District projects in capital budget

Sen. Keith Wagoner, R-Sedro-Woolley, is pleased to see that the two-year state capital budget approved by the Legislature includes many projects in the 39th Legislative District, including $300,000 for the Oso memorial.

“I am very proud of the 39th Legislative District projects that will be funded in this year’s capital budget,” said Wagoner. “I am especially glad to see that we are putting money toward a memorial for those we lost in the tragic mudslide five years ago.”

The final version of the capital budget was passed by the Legislature with strong bipartisan support in the closing days of the 2019 legislative session.

Here are some of the 39th Legislative District projects funded in the new capital budget:

Behavioral Health Capacity Grants

Sedro-Woolley North Sound Evaluation and Treatment Center – $6.6 million

Early Learning Facilities

City of Monroe, Boys & Girls Club ECEAP Facility – $1 million

Youth Recreational Facilities Grant Program

Boys and Girls Clubs of Snohomish County – $400,000

Local and Community Projects

Arlington B&G Club Parking Safety (Arlington) – $530,000

Evergreen Speedway Capital Improvement (Monroe) – $150,000

Granite Falls Police Department Renovation Project (Granite Falls) – $412,000

Index Water System Design (Index) – $23,000

Monroe Boys and Girls Club ADA Improvements (Monroe) – $464,000

Sewage Lagoon Decommissioning (Concrete) – $255,000

Snohomish Fire District #26 Communications Project (Gold Bar) – $27,000

SR 530 “Oso” Slide Memorial (Arlington) – $300,000

Sultan Water Treatment Plant Design (Sultan) – $246,000

Additionally just outside the 39th, Legislative District, the capital budget also funded $1 million for the Mount Vernon Library and $1.3 million for the Little Mountain Road pipeline and booster station.

The capital budget, known as the bricks-and-mortar budget, funds the construction and maintenance of state buildings, public schools, parks and other public works projects throughout Washington state.