Rates and Charges
For over 78 years, the Snohomish Conservation District has been on the cutting edge of agriculture, habitat restoration and community conservation. With a growing population and increased pressure on our natural resources, the District has developed a proposal to meet the demands of a diverse and changing environment.
Rates & Assessment Information
From 2010-2017, the District received a $5 per parcel (+$0.05/acre) assessment. In 2018, a $6 rate (+$0.06/acre) was approved by Snohomish County Council, and for 2019, a $7 rate (+$0.07/acre) was approved by the Snohomish County Council. For 2020, the District is proposing a single year increase to $8 per parcel (+ $.08/acre).
The District will continue to propose a continuation of this incremental approach, to increase $1 per year until we reach $10 per parcel (+$0.10/acre), to ensure that services can continue to be provided for our local communities into the future.
Island County/Camano Island
We received an assessment of $5/parcel and $0.05/acre to fund services for residents of Camano Island. Camano Island is currently under a ten year assessment (2010-2020) for the Snohomish Conservation District to provide services including technical assistance to rural residential, farm, and forestry landowners, education and outreach, soil testing, and other natural resource-related assistance.
**Conservation Districts are authorized to receive a special assessment under RCW 89.08.400.
SNOHOMISH CONSERVATION DISTRICT
ASSESSMENT RENEWAL PUBLIC MEETING
Snohomish Conservation District (SCD) is holding a public meeting on a proposed renewal of its special assessment. The meeting will be held at the Camano Island Library, 848 N Sunrise Blvd., Camano, WA 98282 on Wednesday, July 17 from 6:00-7:00 pm. The SCD and its Board of Supervisors are proposing a revised assessment based on RCW 89.08.405 system of rates and charges, recognizing that different land uses have differing conservation needs, receive differing benefits, and should be charged at differing rates. Current annual rate is a flat $5/parcel plus $.05/acre. Proposed rates will be a range of charges up to $5/parcel plus up to $.10/acre. The District will present the assessment proposal and work plan, and would like comments from Camano Island landowners regarding this proposal.
For more information, contact SCD at firstname.lastname@example.org / 425-377-7001 or view the website at www.snohomishcd.org.
Events and Meetings
Public comment is always welcome at our monthly board meetings held on the third Tuesday. You can find the meeting schedule on our District Business page.