NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Snohomish County Council will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the Henry M. Jackson Board Room, 81 h Floor, Robert J. Drewel Building, 3000 Rockefeller Avenue, Everett, Washington to consider proposed Ordinance No. 18-069. A summary of the ordinance is as follows:
ORDINANCE NO. 18-069
APPROVING A SYSTEM OF RATES AND CHARGES PROPOSED BY THE SNOHOMISH CONSERVATION DISTRICT PURSUANT TO RCW 89.08.405 FOR NATURAL RESOURCE CONSERVATION PURPOSES ON ALL NON-EXEMPT REAL PROPERTY LOCATED WITHIN SNOHOMISH CONSERVATION DISTRICT AND SNOHOMISH COUNTY FOR A FIVE-YEAR PERIOD BEGINNING IN 2019
Section 1. Adopts findings of fact and conclusions.
Section 2. Accepts and imposes the system of rates and charges proposed by the Snohomish Conservation District for the purpose of financing District programs and activities. The system of rates and charges are imposed annually in the following manner: year 1 at $7.00 per parcel plus $0.07 per acre; year 2 at $8.00 per parcel plus $0.08 per acre; year 3 at $9.00 per parcel plus $0.09 per acre; year 4 at $10.00 per parcel plus $0.10 per acre; year 5 at $10.00 per parcel plus $0.10 per acre; or may be modified by the County Council to an alternate annual rate in accordance with chapter 89.08 RCW.
Section 3. Classifies certain parcels as non-assessed properties exempt from the system of rates and charges imposed by this ordinance.
Section 4. States that the system of rates and charges shall be collected in 2019 and each year thereafter for a total of five years.
Section 5. States that the system of rates and charges shall constitute liens against the parcels assessed and shall be subject to the same conditions as tax liens.
Section 6. States that the County and the Snohomish Conservation District may enter into agreements to coordinate programs funded by the system of rates and charges.
At the hearing, the Council may consider alternatives/amendments to the proposed ordinance.
Where to Get Copies of the Proposed Ordinance: Copies of the full ordinance are available upon request at the office of the County Council, Robert J. Drewel Building, 8th Floor, 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, WA. Copies may also be obtained by calling (425) 388-3494, 1-(800) 562-4367x3494, TDD# 1-800-877-8339 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Website Access: The proposed ordinance can also be accessed through the County Council website at http://snohomishcountywa.gov/2134/Council-Hearinqs-Calendar
Public Testimony: At the time and place indicated above, the Council will be accepting public testimony. Anyone interested may testify concerning the above-described matter. Written testimony is encouraged and may be sent to the office of the County Council at the following address: Snohomish County Council, 3000 Rockefeller Ave., MS-609, Everett, WA 98201. Faxed documents may be sent to (425) 388-3496 or E-mailed to email@example.com.
American Disabilities Act Notice: Accommodations for persons with disabilities will be provided upon request. Please make arrangements one week prior to the hearing by calling Elena Lao at (425) 388-3494, 1 (800) 562-4367 X3494, or TDD# 1-800-877-8339 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dated this 3rd day of October, 2018.
Assistant Clerk of the Council
Publish: October 17 and 24, 2018
SNOHOMISH COUNTY COUNCIL
Snohomish County, Washington
SUBMIT AFFIDAVIT AND INVOICE TO: Council 104482
Notice of Introduction of Ordinance and Notice of Public Hearing
Ordinance No. 18-069