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SNOHOMISH COUNTY COUNCIL Snohomish County, Washington NOTICE OF INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Snohomish County Council will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, at the hour of 10:30 a.m., in the Henry M. Jackson Board Room, 8th Floor, Robert J. Drewel Building, 3000 Rockefeller Avenue, Everett, WA to consider proposed Ordinance No. 20-044. A summary is as follows: NOTE: Due to the federal, state, and local emergency response to COVID-19 and pursuant to Governor Inslee’s Proclamations 20-05, 20-25.7, and 20-28.7, the Council office is closed and hearings are being held remotely. If the proclamations, or any equivalent, remain in effect on the date listed above, the public hearing will be held via remote participation only. Please check the Council’s webpage (https://www.snohomishcountywa.gov/2288/Meetings-Webcasts) 24 hours prior to the public hearing for updated information or contact the Council Clerk at 425-388-3494 or email at contact.council@snoco.org. Zoom Webinar Information: Join online at https://zoom.us/j/99299642860 or by telephone call to 1-253-215-8782 or 1-301-715-8592. Meeting ID: 992 9964 2860. At the hearing, the Council may also consider alternatives/amendments to the proposed ordinance and may make any changes to the proposed system of assessment that in its discretion it deems necessary in accordance with RCW 85.38.160. ORDINANCE NO. 20-044 FINALIZING A SYSTEM OF ASSESSMENT FOR FRENCH SLOUGH FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 85.38 RCW Section 1. The Council hereby finds and determines that the system of assessment for the District is in accordance with chapter 85.38 RCW and other applicable laws of the State of Washington, and that the system of assessment described in Sections 2, 3 and 4 is hereby finalized. Section 2. The system of assessment for the District shall consist of a four zone classification system (Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 3, and Zone 4). Parcels in Zones 1 and 2 shall be assessed a per acre assessment based on percentage of the parcel that is located within the Zone. In addition, parcels in Zones 1, 2 and 3 shall be assessed for Improvements on the parcel. An Improvement shall be either an Equivalent Residential Unit (ERU), where one ERU is defined as a market improvement on a parcel in the R-5, R-9,600, R-8,400, R-7,200, or A-10 zones as defined in Title 30 SCC (Unified Development Code), or 3,500 square feet of impervious area in any other zone, as determined based on County records and as verified by the District. The determination of whether parcels are located in Zone 1, Zone 2, or Zone 3 shall be based on County records and mapping. ZONE 1 - Includes parcels that have more than 50 percent of the parcel area inside the 100-year flood plain and more than 50 percent of the parcel area landward of the District dikes. These parcels shall be assessed 100 percent of the per-acre assessment and 100 percent of the Improvement assessment. ZONE 2 - Includes parcels that have 50 percent or more of the parcel area outside the 100-year flood plain or that have 50 percent or more of the parcel area waterward of the District dikes (toward the Pilchuck or Snohomish rivers). These parcels shall have a 50 percent reduction in per acre assessments. These parcels shall also be assessed 100 percent of the Improvement assessment. ZONE 3 - Includes parcel that have 100 percent of the parcel area outside the 100-year flood plain or that have 100 percent of the parcel area waterward of the District dikes (toward the Pilchuck or Snohomish rivers). Zone 3 shall not include those properties within the District that also lie within the City and are under interlocal agreement between the City and District. All Zone 3 parcels shall not be assessed a per acre assessment. These parcels shall be assessed 100 percent of the Improvement assessment. ZONE 4 - Includes those properties that lie within the District and also lie within the City and are subject to the interlocal agreement between the City and District. Acreage Assessments for Zone 1, Zone 2 and Zone 3: The total acreage assessment shall be $521.10 (rounded) of a $1,000 hypothetical budget. Based upon the area in Zone 1 of 5,341.41 acres, the area in Zone 2 of 172.24 acres and the area in Zone 3 of 637.06 acres, the associated dollar value of benefits for a $1,000 hypothetical assessment is: Zone 1 = $0.09600909 per acre Zone 2 = $0.04800454 per acre Zone 3 = $0.00 per acre Zone 4 Assessment: No separate District assessment is made for acreage in Zone 4. The share of the $1,000 hypothetical assessment which is covered by the District and City Agreement is calculated by the District at $259.70 (rounded). Improvement (ERU) Assessment: The total assessment shall be $219.20 (rounded) of a $1,000 hypothetical budget. Based on a total of 1,540.21 ERU, the associated dollar value of benefits is $0.14231826 per ERU. Improvements to property shall be determined from Snohomish County and District records. Assessment Summary: The assessment shares of a $1,000 hypothetical budget are as follows: Acreage Assessment in Zone 1 and Zone 2: $521.10 (rounded) Zone 4 Assessment: $259.70 (rounded) Improvement Assessment in Zone 1, Zone 2 and Zone 3: $219.20 (rounded) Total $1,000.00 (rounded) Section 3. The District shall adopt an annual budget and special assessments based upon application of the system of assessments established by this ordinance sufficient to finance the adopted budget. The District is further directed to forward a copy of its resolution approving the budget, the budget and special assessments sufficient to finance the budget to the County Council and to the County Treasurer, in accordance with 85.38.170 RCW. Section 4. As provided in the 85.38.170 RCW, the special assessments shall be collected by the County Treasurer. Notice of the special assessments due may be included in the notice of the property taxes due, may be included on a separate notice that is mailed with the notice of property taxes due, or may be sent separately from the notice of property taxes due. Special assessments shall be due at the same time property taxes are due and shall constitute liens on the land or improvements upon which they are imposed. Delinquent special assessments shall be foreclosed in the same manner, and subject to the same time schedules, interest and penalties as delinquent property taxes. The County Treasurer may impose a fee for collection of special assessments not to exceed one percent of the dollar value of the special assessments collected. Section 5. This ordinance shall have a prospective effect and shall supersede the District’s system of assessment last finalized by the adoption of Snohomish County Ordinance No. 15-058 on August 26, 2015. Where to Get Copies of Proposed Ordinance: Documentation is available upon request by calling the Snohomish County Council Office at (425) 388-3494, 1-800-562-4367 x3494, TDD 1-800-877-8339, e-mail to Contact.Council@snoco.org. The proposed ordinance is also available on the Council’s webpage at https://snohomishcountywa.gov/2134/Council-Hearings-Calendar. If the Council office is closed due to the emergency response to COVID-19, copies will not be available for pickup until the office reopens. Public Testimony: All interested persons may provide public testimony at the time and place indicated above or by remote participation. Please send written testimony to Snohomish County Council, 3000 Rockefeller Ave., M/S 609, Everett, WA 98201; fax to 425-388-3496; or e-mail Contact.Council@snoco.org. Submitting testimony 24 hours prior to the hearing will ensure that testimony is provided to the Council and appropriate staff in advance of the hearing. American Disabilities Act Notice: For hearings held in the Council Board Room, accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request. Please make arrangements one week prior to the hearing by calling Elena Lao at 425-388-3494, 1-800-562-4367 x3494, TDD 1-800-877-8339, or e-mail elena.lao@snoco.org. QUESTIONS: For additional information or specific questions on the proposed ordinance please call Dave Lucas in the Department of Public Works Surface Water Management Division at (425) 388-3648. DATED this 29th day of July, 2020 SNOHOMISH COUNTY COUNCIL Snohomish County, Washington /s/ Nate Nehring Council Chair ATTEST: /s/ Elena Lao Asst. Clerk of the Council 107027 Published: July 31; August 5, 2020. EDH904778
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