Whidbey News-Times


Will park levy increase to cover repairs? | Letters

November 30, 2012 · Updated 4:33 PM

From my review of the North Whidbey Park and Recreation District’s annual budget on their website, it appears the aquatic club and running club members have been subsidized hundreds of dollars per member yearly from the annual property levy.

Apparently some of the club members are from Coupeville and areas of Island County not subject to the park district levy.

The levy district subject to the property tax to support the pool extends from just south of Oak Harbor to the north end of Whidbey Island, the rest of the island property owners do not contribute to the pool levy but use it and participate in the subsidized clubs.

I believe the levy on north end property owners is meant for operation and maintenance of the pool.

Recent board minutes indicate there are some expensive pool maintenance and potential equipment replacements which have been put off for years and not budgeted.

Will the north end property owners be asked for added levy taxes in the future to maintain pool and to continue subsidizing about 130 private club members thousands of dollars yearly?



Richard Fort
Oak Harbor


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