South Whidbey passenger ferry gets funding

The Port District of South Whidbey Island will receive $130,000 in 2013 Rural County Economic Development Funds.

The funds will go toward the South Whidbey Harbor Passenger Ferry Mooring project.

The source is a .08 percent tax rebate the county is eligible for under a Washington state program to aid rural counties’ economic growth.

The county must use the funds to finance public facilities that serve economic development purposes in rural counties. Projects such as sewage systems, transportation or port facilities all qualify under the program.

Island County became eligible for the funds in 2001 when it was classified as a rural county less than 225 square miles.


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