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Posted on: July 23, 2020

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE: Adoption of Port Ludlow Drainage District Assessment System Ordinance

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners on Monday, August 17, 2020 at 10:30 AM in the Commissioners’ Chambers at the County Courthouse in Port Townsend, Washington, for the purpose of taking testimony concerning an ordinance to adopt the Port Ludlow Drainage District assessment system. The following is a summary of the proposed ordinance:

SECTION 1. PURPOSE AND SCOPE
The Ordinance establishes a system to set Port Ludlow Drainage District assessments.
SECTION 2. AUTHORITY
The Ordinance is adopted under Chapter 85.38 Revised Code of Washington.
SECTION 3. ASSESSMENT SYSTEM
The assessment system creates a rate structure for District assessments. The actual assessment on properties within the District will be set by the District Commissioners through the District budget. The assessment system is specified in Appendix 1. Assessment System Calculation Method.
SECTION 4. ORDINANCE REVIEW
The assessment system shall be reviewed by the County Commissioners every four years.
SECTION 5. REPEALER
The Ordinance repeals and replaces Ordinance No. 02-0808-16.
SECTION 6. SEVERABILITY
If any section of the Ordinance is held invalid, the remainder of the Ordinance shall not be affected.
APPENDIX 1. ASSESSMENT SYSTEM CALCULATION METHOD

Copies of the ordinance are available at the Commissioners’ office at the County Courthouse, 1820 Jefferson St, Port Townsend, or by calling (360) 385-9100 or emailing jeffbocc@co.jefferson.wa.us.  The ordinance can also be viewed on the County website at www.co.jefferson.wa.us.

Written testimony is invited beginning on July 23, 2020 and ending on August 17, 2020 at the end of the Public Hearing, unless extended by the Board of County Commissioners. Written testimony may be submitted by Email to: jeffbocc@co.jefferson.wa.us; by Mail to: Jefferson County Commissioners’ Office; PO Box 1220, Port Townsend, WA 98368; or In Person (if allowed) to: Jefferson County Commissioners’ Office, Jefferson County Courthouse, 1820 Jefferson Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368. Testimony must be received by the Board of County Commissioners by the end of the public comment period.

The meeting site is ADA accessible. Accommodations for people with disabilities can be arranged with advance notice by calling 385-9100.

NOTE: Due to Covid-19, it is unknown if there will be restrictions on the Open Public Meeting Act on the date of this Hearing that will preclude public in-person attendance. Please check the Jefferson County website at www.co.jefferson.wa.us for the current status or to view this meeting live, go to www.co.jefferson.wa.us. Follow the links under "Quick Links: Videos of Meetings-Streaming Live."