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Resolution 21-125-CCBOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Grant County, Washington RESOLUTION SETTING LAND CLASSIFICATION RESOLUTION No. 21- Id'5 -CC AND ASSESSMENTS FOR FUNDING THE 2022 BUDGET OF THE GRANT COUNTY NOXIOUS WEED BOARD WHEREAS, The Grant County Noxious Weed Control Board has requested the Board of County Commissioners to determine the assessments for funding the 2022 budget of the Grant County Noxious Weed Control Board; and WHEREAS, a Public Hearing was held on December 6, 2021 at 8:3 0 a.m. at which time taxpayers were allowed to appear and be heard; and WHEREAS, after discussion a decision was made by the Commissioners to set the land classifications and assessments as follows: Irrigated Cropland 23 cents per acre Dryland 09 cents per acre Range/Scabland 06 cents per acre Minimum Parcels $14.00 per parcel WHEREAS, the Board finds that the control of weeds is a special benefit to the lands within the district and the special benefits provided by the Weed Board and the Weed Board assessment above stated is a special benefit to the land within the District set forth in the assessment and that they should be levied. NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED, that the above assessments shall be levied on the above classification and the Assessor shall spread the levy on the rolls and collect the same. PASSED AND ADOPTED this 6th day of December, 2021. EFFECTIVE the 1 st day of January, 2022. BOARD OF CO TY COMMISSIONERS Yea Nay Abstain T OU TY, ASHINGTON )14 CiiiON'aA r, air ATTEST: Danny E Stone, Vice -Chair JABarbar as z Clerk le B a Rob b � er N:\Staff\BVasquez\Budget - Year End Documents and such\Budget, 2022 Weed Board.docx Page 1 of 1 Docu&gn Envelope ID: OB8C4D9D-B78B-4DBD-Al6D-55C84B5F5091 lel OzuUUS WEED CONTROL BOARD ®F GRANT COUNTY 32 C Street AT. W., Room 321 - P. 0. Box 1115, Ephrata, Washington 98823 (509) 754-2011, Ext. 4710 —or— (800) 572-0119, Ext. 4710 (In Washington) , Fax (509) 75 4-6034 May 19, 2021''` -L/jA �)&A- Board of County Comn-fissioners Grant County Courthouse PO Box 37 Ephrata, WA 98823 SUBJECT: Proposed Assessment Rates Dear Commissioners: Assessment rates for the Noxious Weed Control Board of Grant County were last increased in 2012. We believe that current funding levels have been extended`as long as possble, and find it necessary to request a rate increase to be effective in 2022. Our ending fund balance was over $55,000 less in 2020 than 2019, and this trend is expected to continue at current assessment rates. Funding from current assessment rates has lasted longer than anticipated, due in part to o erato ing with less than a fall staff for several of the past ten years. We have now operated with a full staff since February of 2019. We have incurred additional expenses that have affected our budget as well, including the Grant County services fee,* new to us in 2018, that through 2 has cost a total of $118,000 02 1. After much consideration, the Noxious Weed Control Board of Grant County requests that the Board of County Commissioners consider the following proposed changes to assessment rates. Land Classification Irrigated Dryland Range/Scabland Minimum Parcels Current Rate $ 0.21 /acre $ 0.07 /acre $ 0.04 /acre $ 10-00 / parcel Proposed Rate $ 0.23 /acre $ 0.09 /acre $ 0.06 /'acre $ 14-00 /parcel If you have questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact our Coordinator, Craig Hintz, at Ext. 4710, or (509) 750-4022. V E 14AY 2,5, R A N T C in v o V, z L s -,- DocuSign Envelope ID: OB8C4D9D-B78B-4DBD-A16D-55C84B5F5091 Proposed Assessment Rates Page 2 Sincerely, Noxious Weed Control Board of Grant County: r—DocuSlgned by: r6t& -Obw 4 29F-P�44 r'Arp Ron Tebow, Chairman DocuSigned by: [F RICHARD CALLAHAN _ -9 .51 PUG4 -- ;P -I= -7-964951-1-1... — Richard Callahan, Vice -Chairman (—DocuSigned by: 0 F=70=1 1,-ZI Summer Sahli, Director Excused Chuck Sandmann, Director (--DocuSigned by: 292-539AO838 4 36... Wes Sieg, Director NOXIOUS WEED CONTROL BOARD OF GRANT COUNTY HISTORY OF ASSESSMENT RATES LAN D CLASSIFICATION 1980 1983 1987 1991 1995 1999 2004 2012 Irrigated 0.20 0.20 0.25 0.30 0.20 0.20 0.20 0.21 D ryl a n d 0.08 0.08 0.10 0.10 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.07 Range / Sca b I a n d 0.04 0.04 0.05 0.05 0.03 0.03 0.03 0.04 Public 0.10 Parcel 0.50 1.50 3.50 5.00 5.00 6.00 8.00 10.00