Langley Marina expansion to be discussed during two meetings today
September 8, 2008 · Updated 9:28 AM
Meetings explaining the benefits of expanding the Langley Marina and its impact on the South Whidbey economy will be held Monday, Sept. 8 at Langley City Hall.
Originally set for 1 p.m., organizers decided to hold two sessions so as many people as possible could attend.
The second meeting will be at 7 p.m.
Maureen Cooke, chairwoman of the advocacy committee for the harbor
project, said there will be a formal presentation and officials will
be available to answer questions on the upcoming levy proposal.
The Port of South Whidbey is pursuing an $8.2 million makeover of the
Langley marina and port commissioners have proposed a November ballot
measure for a 9-cent increase in the port's property tax levy. The levy would be assessed for 20 years.
Currently, the port collects 10.5 cents per $1,000 of assessed value.
If the measure passes in November, homeowners would see a roughly $32
per year increase for a home valued at $360,000.