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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. 20-041. 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. 20-041 FINALIZING A SYSTEM OF ASSESSMENT FOR ROBE VALLEY FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 85.38 RCW Section 1. The Council, having made all revisions to the system of assessment it deems necessary, 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 two components: (1) An assessment for the benefit or use received from the operations and facilities of the District levied as a per acre charge on all property within the District boundaries using multiple assessment zones according to the level of use or benefit accruing to each parcel. (2) An assessment for the benefit or use received from the operations and facilities of the District by improvements located within the District. An improvement is defined as a habitable structure.  Each parcel with an improvement will be assessed at the same rate. Section 3. Acreage Assessments. (1) Separate assessment levels are established for four classification zones (Zones 1, 2, 3, and 4). Parcels in each zone will be assessed in an amount per acre based on benefit or use received by the operations and facilities of the District and the location of each parcel in relation to Trout Creek and the South Fork Stillaguamish River. The determination of whether a parcel is located in Zone 1, 2, 3, and 4 shall be based on records and mapping of Snohomish County. The assessment zones are described as follows: • Zone 1 – Any parcels south of Trout Creek, except for those parcels that meet the criteria for Zone 3. The assessment level for Zone 1 is 100%. • Zone 2 – Any parcels north of Trout Creek. The assessment level for Zone 2 is 75%. • Zone 3 – Any parcel that has over 50 percent of its area which is not developable. Zone 3 is a no-benefit zone in which no assessments are imposed. • Zone 4 – A common property parcel located in the area of high benefit – designated as a “special benefit zone.” Zone 4 is considered a no-benefit zone in which no assessments are imposed. (2) Acreage assessment rates, expressed as amounts per $1000 of revenue raised by the District, shall be as follows: (a) Zone 1 consists of 35.48 acres. a. $35.00 per acre for the first 0.5 acres of each parcel b. $3.2767 per acre for the area of each parcel exceeding 0.5 acres (b) Zone 2 consists of 9.82 acres. a. $26.25 per acre for the first 0.5 acres of each parcel b. $2.4575 per acre for the area of each parcel exceeding 0.5 acres (c) Zone 3 consists of 0.49 acres. No-benefit zone – no per acre assessment (d) Zone 4 consists of 0.70 acres. Special benefit zone – no separate assessment Section 4. Assessments for Improvements. Each improvement in Zone 1 and Zone 2 shall be assessed a charge of $5.00 (five dollars) for each $1,000 of revenue raised by the District. The determination of the location and ownership of improvements shall be based on Snohomish County records. Section 5. The application of the system of assessments to generate $1,000 of revenue is as follows: Zone 1 Acreage Assessment: $642.86 Zone 2 Acreage Assessment: $152.14 Improvement Assessment (41 improvements): $205.00 Total: $1,000.00 Section 6. A complete and accurate assessment roll for the District is attached as Attachment 1 to this ordinance and is incorporated by reference. Section 7. The District shall adopt an annual budget and special assessments based upon application of the finalized system of assessments 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 RCW 85.38.170. Section 8. As provided in RCW 85.38.170, the special assessments shall be collected by the County Treasurer. Notice of the special assessments due may be included in the notice of property taxes due, may be included on 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 special assessments collected. Section 9. This ordinance shall have a prospective effect and the system of assessment that it finalizes shall supersede the District’s system of assessment last finalized by Snohomish County Ordinance No. 16-057 adopted on August 17, 2016. 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. EDH904786
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