Commissioners11/30/2004 - 12/22/2004
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Klickitat County Commissioners will hold a public hearing at 1:30 PM on Tuesday, December 21, 2004 in the Commissioner’s Meeting Room, 205 S. Columbus, Room 101, Goldendale, WA 98620 to consider amendment to Klickitat County Code Title 3 “Revenue and Finance” by adding a new Chapter 3.14 to be titled “Forest Excise Taxation”.
WHEREAS, the state legislature in 1984 authorized counties to impose a four-percent timber excise tax on timber harvested on private lands but not from timber harvested on public lands (Chapter 104, Laws of 1984); and
WHEREAS, the state legislature in 2004 extended the authorization for counties to impose a timber excise tax to include timber harvested from public lands (Chapter 177, Laws of 2004), with the tax rate phased in over ten years, and with an effective date of January 1, 2005; and
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners deems it in the best interest of the citizens of Klickitat County to consider imposing the timber excise tax, establish an account into which the proceeds can be deposited, and contract with the State Department of Revenue for the administration and collection of the tax.
At said hearing any interested individual may appear and be heard for or against said proposed amendment. Complete copies of the proposed ordinance may be obtained through the Commissioner’s Office located at 205 S. Columbus, Room 103, Goldendale, WA or by calling (509) 773-4612.
By Order of the Board of County Commissioners
Klickitat County, Washington
Dated this 30th day of November, 2004.
Joan Frey, Chairman
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