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Movin' on up

As population increases and Medical Lake moves out of small city status, public works funding may face challenges

 

September 21, 2017



By PAUL DELANEY

Staff Reporter

Recently at a Medical Lake City Council meeting, City Administrator Doug Ross informed the members that in all likelihood they were about to jump into the big fish pond.

As the city approached, and actually surpassed the 5,000 plateau in population, it was also going to be forced to move out the “Small Cities” category for what is known as Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) street funds.

“Right now we’re in the small cities account,” Ross said, meaning they compete with other municipalities that are under 5,000 in population for grant dollars for...



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