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File #: 2007-0552    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/22/2007 In control: Operating Budget, Fiscal Management and Mental Health Committee
On agenda: 11/5/2007 Final action: 11/13/2007
Enactment date: 11/26/2007 Enactment #: 15958
Title: AN ORDINANCE regarding the King County noxious weed control program; revising King County noxious weed control program assessments; confirming the exception for federally and tribally owned lands; and amending Ordinance 13225, Sections 1 and 2, and K.C.C. 4.94.010
Sponsors: Bob Ferguson
Indexes: Fees, Weeds
Code sections: 4.94.010 -
Attachments: 1. 15958.pdf, 2. 2007-0552 1311 Nox Weed Fiscal Note.xls, 3. 2007-0552 2 Finance 2008 eCommerce Agencies Absorbing Convenience Fees.doc, 4. 2007-0552 3 Index to the 2008 Proposed Ordinance.xls, 5. 2007-0552 Hearing Notice.doc, 6. 2007-0552 Noxious Weed Regulatory Note.doc, 7. 2007-0552 REVISED STAFF REPORT - Noxious Weeds Fees.doc, 8. 2007-0552 Staff Report for 11-07&08-07 OBFMMHC - Noxious Weeds Fees.doc, 9. 2007-0552 Transmittal Letter.doc
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Clerk 11/14/2007
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AN ORDINANCE regarding the King County noxious weed control program; revising King County noxious weed control program assessments; confirming the exception for federally and tribally owned lands; and amending Ordinance 13225, Sections 1 and 2, and K.C.C. 4.94.010
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STATEMENT OF FACTS:
1. On November 19, 2001, the King County council adopted Ordinance 14263 at the request of the King County noxious weed board to raise the noxious weed control program assessment in order to expand noxious weed control services as authorized in RCW 17.10.240.
2. Since November 19, 2001, the costs of providing noxious weed control services have risen substantially.
3. The King County noxious weed control board resolved on May 16, 2007, that the noxious weed control program assessment must be increased to provide the services necessary to educate the public and to identify and control both terrestrial and aquatic noxious weed infestations.
4. The King County noxious weed board has submitted its 2008 budget for noxious weed control to the King County council, and based on this budget an increase in the noxious weed control program assessment is warranted on all property not classified as forest land from one dollar and fifty cents to two dollars and ten cents per parcel, and from nine cents to fifteen cents in the per acre fee, and on property classified as forest land, from fifteen cents to twenty-one cents per parcel, and from nine-tenths of a cent to one and one-half cents in the per acre fee, in order to meet the rising costs of providing necessary noxious weed control services.
5. Lands owned by the federal government or by federally recognized tribes or members of such tribes that are located within the historical boundaries of a reservation shall not be assessed for the noxious weed control program.
6. It is in the public interest, and is necessary for the protection of health, safety and welfare for the residents of King C...

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