ORDINANCE NO. 456

AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF SOUTH PRAIRIE, PIERCE COUNTY, WASHINGTON AUTHORIZING AN INCREASE IN TAX LEVY FROM 2004 TO 2005 OF 1% AND SETTING FORTH FACTS.

Whereas, the Town established a budget for 2005, and

Whereas, a public hearing was held, and

Whereas, the expenses incurred by the Town to continue the level of service have increased in excess of 1% from 2004, and

Whereas, the Town desires to attempt to achieve the same level of service to its citizens, and

Whereas, the level of service is necessary for continued public health, safety and welfare, and

Whereas, the Town determined that the Town requires a regular levy in the amount of $54,497, which includes an increase in property tax revenue from the previous year, and amounts resulting from the addition of new construction and improvements to property, and increase in the value of state assessed property, and amounts authorized by law as a result of any annexations that have occurred and refunds made in order to discharge the expected expenses and obligations of the district and in its best interests.

Now, therefore, the Town Council of the Town of South Prairie, Pierce County, Washington do ordain as follows:

Section 1: That an increase in the regular property tax levy is hereby authorized for the 2005 levy in the amount of $532.40 which is a percentage increase of 1% from the previous year.


Section 2:, That an increase in the EMS tax levy is hereby authorized for the 2005 levy in the amount of $93.25 which is a percentage increase of 1% from the previous year.

Section 3: The above increase is exclusive of additional revenue resulting from the addition of new construction and improvements to property and any increase in the value of state assessed property, and any additional amounts resulting from any annexations that have occurred and refunds made.

Section 4: A certified copy of this ordinance shall be transmitted by the Town Clerk to the Pierce County Assessor and such other governmental agency as required.

Section 5: If any provision of this ordinance is determined to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions shall remain in force and affect.

Section 6: This ordinance shall take effect and be in force five (5) days from and after its passage, approval and publication as required by law.

Mayor Layne Ross

INTRODUCED: 12/6/04

PASSED:          12/6/04

 APPROVED:     12/6/04

PUBLISHED:    12/15/04
Attested:

Marla Nevill

Town Clerk