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Voters soundly approved the South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District's ballot request to continue its maintenance and operation levy on Tuesday night. Results came in showing 65.27 percent - 3,016 ballots - of South Whidbey voters said "yes" to the measure, which would will also increase the existing rate by 3 cents. Beginning in Jan. 1, 2015, the new rate will be 18 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value. It's expected to generate an estimated $118,000 of additional revenue for district's coffers.
Community Events, April 2014
Hundreds of children and their family and friends searched high and low at Dan Porter Park during the Nancy Brown Memorial Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19.
In any other setting, the no-show of honored guests is a total faux-pas.
Ballots for the South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District levy lid lift are due tomorrow, Tuesday, April 22.
Running the Island County Fairgrounds costs too much, and the managing Whidbey Island Fair Association wants county funding as part of a restructured lease.