Chapter 3.07


3.07.010    Imposed.

3.07.020    Rate.

3.07.030    Administration – Collection.

3.07.040    Conservation futures tax fund.

3.07.050    Use of funds.

3.07.060    Administration of fund.

3.07.010 Imposed.

There is hereby imposed by this chapter a conservation futures tax, as the case may be, upon every taxable property, as defined in RCW 84.34.230, occurring within Jefferson County. [Ord. 10-00 § 1]

3.07.020 Rate.

The rate of tax imposed by this chapter shall be six and one-quarter cents ($0.0625) per thousand dollars of assessed value. [Ord. 10-00 § 2]

3.07.030 Administration – Collection.

The tax imposed by this chapter shall be administered and collected in accordance with RCW 84.34.230. [Ord. 10-00 § 4]

3.07.040 Conservation futures tax fund.

There is hereby created the conservation futures tax fund. Monies collected pursuant to this chapter shall be deposited in this fund by the Jefferson County treasurer. The fund balance may be invested by the treasurer and any interest earned shall be deposited in the fund as well. [Ord. 10-00 § 5]

3.07.050 Use of funds.

Monies deposited in such fund shall only be used for purposes as authorized by the laws of the state of Washington, including the cost of acquisition of conservation futures as well as other rights and interest in real property pursuant to RCW 84.34.210 and 84.34.220. The conservation futures advisory board is required to do the tasks listed in Resolution No. 43-99 with an additional task regarding operation and maintenance. All these tasks will be done before any funds are used for property acquisition or purchase of easements. [Ord. 10-00 § 6]

3.07.060 Administration of fund.

The conservation futures tax fund shall be administered by the board of county commissioners through the county administrator and the conservation futures advisory board established by Resolution No. 43-99. [Ord. 10-00 § 7]