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What you'll pay if pool tax passes

"What does passage of the North Whidbey Park and Recreation District six-year maintenance and operations levy mean to taxpayers? Here’s how it breaks down.Currently:Taxpayers are paying 15 centw per $1,000 of their assessed property value for the maintenance and operation of the district as well as 12 cents per $1,000 of assessed value to pay off the bond that built the $1.9 million Vanderzicht Memorial Pool. The total cost is 27 cents per $1,000, or about $35 per year on a $130,000 home.Years 2000 to 2002If the levy passes the 12 cents per $1,000 bond payment will continue and the maintenance-and-operation assessment will jump to 20 cents per $1,000. That will boost the total cost for taxpayers to 32 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value, or about $42 per year on a $130,000 home.Years 2002 to 2005The 12 cents per $1,000 construction bond will be paid off at the end of 2001. Then only the maintenance-and-operation levy at 20 cents per $1,000 will remain. That will mean that the district’s portion of the tax burden will go down to about $26 per year on a $130,000 home.Who can voteDo you live in the North Whidbey Park and Recreation District? The park district has the same boundaries as the Oak Harbor School District, which covers the area from the Deception Pass Bridge south to Arnold Road on Penn Cove. Any registerted voter in the district can cast a vote on the pool levy. "

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