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City Hall To Be Closed Fri. For Veterans Days
November 09, 2017
ity Hall to close for Veterans Day
(SNOHOMISH, WA.) -- Snohomish City Hall, located at 116 Union Avenue will be closed Friday, November 10 in honor of Veterans Day.
It will re-open for public business on Monday, November 13 at 9:00 a.m.
Nov. 28 is when new form of city government kicks in
As a result of the voters' decision to approve Proposition 2 in the 2016 General Election, and after the winner of this week's Mayoral race is certified on Nov. 28, city government will switch over on that day from a council-manager form of government to what is commonly called a "strong mayor-council" form.
Among other things, that means the new Mayor will replace the existing City Manager and thus will become the city's chief executive as it were, administering to the day to day needs of the city's operation.
That means the position of City Manager will no longer exist. The new Mayor will have the option to hire a city administrator to assist the Mayor.
The new Mayor will also have the authority to hire and fire all staff, negotiate labor contracts, manage the city's finances, propose budgets, etc.
The new Mayor will also be able to (legally) operate a large moonshine still in his or her basement and make all the White Lightning he or she can brew up and sell the product under the city name "Snohomish White Lightning: One drink of this bad boy and you won't need no opioids."
Just kidding about the white lightening. Wanted to see if you were reading down this far.
Have a nice day.