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File #: AB2023-231    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Requiring a Public Hearing Status: Adopted
File created: 3/24/2023 In control: Council
On agenda: 5/9/2023 Final action: 5/9/2023
Enactment date: 5/9/2023 Enactment #: ORD 2023-027
Title: Ordinance authorizing a revised system of assessment for Drainage Improvement District No. 7
Indexes: Ordinance, Public Works
Attachments: 1. Agenda Bill Master Report, 2. Adopted Ordinance #2023-027, 3. Memo, 4. Ordinance, 5. Roll Compare, 6. Public Hearing Notice, 7. Notice of Hearing after 4.11.2023, 8. Notice of Action Taken on 5.9.2023
Related files: AB2023-253
Department Public Works Department

Primary Contact Email:    SDraper@co.whatcom.wa.us




Ordinance authorizing a revised system of assessment for Drainage Improvement District No. 7





This ordinance would adopt a revised system of assessment to provide revenue for the Drainage Improvement District No. 7. The existing method of assessment is based solely on a relative ratio per acre per lot and does not take into consideration the greater contribution of runoff from and the greater benefit associated with conveying runoff away from a higher value asset within the District. The proposed system of assessment will be based on a combination of a relative ratio per acre (including minimum fee for lots smaller than one-acre) and a relative ratio of improvement value (per Assessor) per lot within the District. The revised system is being proposed to improve the equity of property assessments

Whatcom County, Washington
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