TAXES AFFECTED BY INCORPORATION

Yes UTILITY TAXES* (amount determined by city council) Electric (state law allows up to 6 percent) Natural gas (state law allows up to 6 percent) Telephone (state law allows up to 6 percent) Cable (federal law allows up to 5 percent) Garbage (open to negotiations with elected city council) Water (city will set this rate) Sewer (city will set this rate) Stormwater (city will set this rate) OTHER TAXES State general tax Regional library tax (Kitsap Regional Library) Local school tax (Central Kitsap School District) County road tax ($1.43/$1,000 of assessed value) Port district tax (Port of Silverdale) Public Utility District tax (Kitsap Public Utility District) X X X X X X X X X X X X** X X No

WASHINGTON’S CITIES
Cities are measured by population size. Washington’s 282 cities fall into six classifications: ■ 167 cities have 5,000 people or less; ■ 39 cities have 5,000 to 10,000 people; ■ 34 cities have 10,001 to 25,000 people; ■ 14 cities have 25,001 to 50,000 people; ■ 12 cities have 50,001 to 100,000 people; ■ Six cities have more than 100,000. Of these, 54 cities, or 19 percent, use a council-city manager form of government like what is proposed for Silverdale. The remaining 227, except for one, have a mayor-council form. Shelton is the only city with a three-member commission. Most recent Silverdale incorporation votes Nov. 2, 1999 (mailed to wrong houses) Yes: 49.94% (2,095 votes) No: 50.06 (2,100 votes) Feb. 1, 2000 (special election) Yes: 40.99% (1,788 votes) No: 59.01 (2,574 votes)

* Cities do not have to tax utilities, but Kitsap's four cities choose to. ** (eliminated)
Sources: Kitsap County Assesor's Office, Revised Code of Washington

TIMELINE OF INCORPORATION
Time period Boundary Review Board (May 26). Board has 30 days to hold public meeting on proposal. ■ County auditor assigns identification number and initiators collect sufficient signatures for petition (10 percent of total number of voters living within boundaries). ■ Petitions presented to County Auditor for verification. ■ Boundary Review Board holds hearing(s) on proposed incorporation. ■ Boundary Review Board review and decision. ■ If the board votes against incorporation, the proceedings will end and the group proposing incorporation has the ability to appeal the BRB decision to Superior Court. ■ If BRB approves incorporation an election must be held 60 days after the decision.
■ Notice of Proposed Incorporation filed with

180 days

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