Chapter 3.25


3.25.010    Tax imposed.

3.25.020    Fund established.

3.25.030    Use of proceeds.

3.25.010 Tax imposed.

Pursuant to RCW 84.34.230, there is hereby imposed a real property tax levy to be applied against all taxable real property within Whatcom County. The levy shall be applied at a rate of six and one-quarter cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation. (Ord. 92-002 (part)).

3.25.020 Fund established.

A special revenue fund shall be established, as provided for in RCW 84.34.240, which shall be known as the conservation futures fund and to which shall be credited all taxes levied pursuant to this chapter. The executive office shall act as manager of the fund. (Ord. 92-002 (part)).

3.25.030 Use of proceeds.

The amounts placed in the conservation futures fund shall be used solely to acquire rights and interests in open space land, farm and agricultural land, and timber land, as such are defined in Chapter 84.34 RCW, so as to protect, preserve, maintain, improve, restore, limit the future use of, or otherwise conserve the property for public use or enjoyment. No revenue generated by this tax shall be used for the acquisition of any real property or interest in real property through the use of eminent domain. (Ord. 92-002 (part)).