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Page Eight, Monitor Monroe, Wn., June 3, 1971 Richard Boyes he Said with a smile. "It's amaz- tug to learn from the farmers how much of Snohomish County is under water." Commercial Use Barlow said another area of pos- sible discrepancy is the value of apartments and buildings commer- cially rented. "We don't know unless told, how much repair a building needs, costs in operating it and per cent of o9- cupancy and so on that affect the actual value." Barlow said the county was in the process of mailing a questionnaire to owners of such property but the response had been disappointing. "They clam up. They won't tell us about their property and their income from it and without the in- formation we're tied to a sales price or replacement Value based on highest and best use." New Approach Barlow said a whole new ap- proach to determine true and fair value has come about as a i-esult of Bill 283 passed by the State Legislature and now in effect for use in preparing the 1973 tax rolls. "Although the basis is still high- est and best use, we can now cap- (From Page i) county expense, the seven and one- half mills for cities, millage for hospital, sewer, and other taxing districts." Barlow agreed that it was im- possible to attend all budget hearings affecting each taxpayer. Budget Limit Law "However," he said, "The last legislature enacted a budget ltm .t law which becomes effective in 1973 and which says that all taxing dis- tricts, with the exception of state and schools, cannot increase their bud- gets to more than 106 per cent of their highest budgets In the prior three years." One Per Cent Law Another protective measure for property owners -- a comprm be- tween a 40-mill limit on 25 per cent valuation tied in with a single rate income tax, and a 20-mill rate with a 50 per cent valuation -- is the "one per cent tax limit" which will be decided by the electorate at the next general election in 1972. Barlow said in essence the bill states that property tax shall not exceed one per cent of true and fair value so that it doesn't matter whether the valuation is 25 per cent, 50 per cent or 100 per cent NO MORE will three of Monroe's volun- teer firemen jump into their boots at the mayor and fireman, pins honorary fire- men badges on Hank Buss, fire chief On WWSC Scholar List Richard Boyes of Monroe was one of three valley students named to the Presi- dent's List for high scholarship at West- ern Washington State College at the end of Winter quarter. Also named were Jean Adele Wolter of Sultan and Barbara Harder of Carnation, formerly of Monroe, who earned a 4.0 for the quarter. Receiving a bach- elor's degree at the end of the quarter was Andrea Dygert Pool- man of Sultan. Sales & Service ttalize income and discount sales because the total basic tax won't siren's first wail. The three, who have for seven of his 33 years of service, RCA--ZENITH for the one per cent real estate exceed one per cent of value. It accumulated 89 years of service, and afire and proceeding left, Neal McCaffery, 28 FRIGIDA .. tax, title insurance fee and so ondoesn't disturb excess levies, how- eelerAppl,ance which add up to about 15 percent," ever. , district commissioner, were honored by years a fireman; Charles Taylor, 30years Barlow explained. "One portion of Returning to the subject of firemen at a retirement party last week. a commissioner, and Ernie Korslund, 28 794.8141 Monroe the bill which would have allowed schools, Barlow satddistricts wereHere Jack Law, wearing the hat of both years a fireman. --Staff Photo us to assess on the basts of what forced to stay in a position of bank- the majority of property in the area ruptcy because they can't have state --- ............. = - -- - has been used for was vetoed byaid for capttal tmprovements unless [wel du IQ NG the governor. But property owners they are "bonded to the button" and V e Ic G r o ore UALITY CLEANI still have the option of the open have exausted all local sources. space classification.' ' School Tax Twelve Monroe stu- Jeffrey Jack, Linda MONROE/ | " Asked if the county intended to "But," he said, "it is a false- dents will receive theLundgren, Jane Mar- -Alterati0ns lower millage so that the dollar hood told by some school super- associate degree at tin, William Nauman, E L E C T R I C affect ts in keeping with the new S0 intendents that money from the in- Everett Community Cathy Nelson, Rich- "ghl [ -Tuxedo Rentals per cent valuatton instead of the old creased valuation goes to the state College commence- ard Nelson, JantneO1- orge Wrl 25 percent, Barl_qwsaidcountycom- general fund. Notonedimeofschool ment exercises at 8 son, and Dale Reiner. " at... / UABr.E~S ( h~/f ~ J missioners, school districts, city tax goes to the state except thestate p.m. tonight, Thurs- A certificate will be nroeElectrical contract Hardware | IltJaklkv . | councils and other tax dtstrictcom-- tax of two mills. The six mills day, in the Everett awarded to JohninvitedGoerz ! JIFFY(Ho'ux)CLEANERSI missioners all have elected officers for schools is credited to the dis- Civic Auditorium. of Monroe. @ 25 Years Serving who prepare budgets. They declare trtct's account and does not go to Students are Steven The public is ,Area ' Bergman, Vicki to the college'sgradu- MONROE: T STSS 1 / how much they plan to spend on the the state," hede ePhwa:ized. Monro basis of expected revenue and adopt Barlow s i s irked at the Bleese, MichaelFaus- ation exercises. Tic- SNOHOMISH: LO a-45 | Safeway Shopping Center, Monroe their budgets at a public hearing. State Legislature for passing Senate set, Rita Harrison, kets are not required. , , .- = ...... : .... / The millage is then set on that bud- Bill 849 that takes standing timber off of the tax rolls over a phase- get. "It all comes back to your laps," Barlow said. "The six mills for schools won't go down because they are forced to take a full six mills locally to receive state per pupil funding. Nor will road districts *because if they levy less than five mills the state takes gas tax mon- ies away from them "But there is no restriction against lowering the four mills for out period of ten years, leaving only a yield tax. He predicted the bill, which he termed a"giveaway" would "Come home to roost". The assessor said that only.about 50 per cent of the state-is"'t-a ed: ..... The" rest is city, state or federally owued, is in for- est lands or is school or church owned. Furniture and Upholstery For The Finest In Furniture, Davenport Recliners & Dinette SetsAlso Recovering lll-East Main, Monro , .# 79,.8030 Interest (From Page 1) 200 savings and loan associations in the West," will include Norman Strunk, executive vice- Dtrectors of Wash- president of the United States Savings and Loan IH[If, , " tngton Natural Gas League, Chicago; Carl O. Kam2, Jr., member Westgate, Hwy2, Sultan Company of Seattle, of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board inWash- have today declared a ington, D.C. and Garrit Vander Ende, chairman LAUNDRY DRY CLEANING dividend of 25cents a of the board of Pacific First Federal Savings Open Dally on oo,at on, t lill iti ll value con rnon stock, "Keynoting the Conference, Vander Ende will ( 8 A. M .... P.'M. ) payable June 28 to cite the savings and loan industry's long-time ) TT .NDANY__ON_ DUTY_ .__ .| )4 lia holders of record as ofposition as America's number one home financ- Chairman of theBoard ness to provide the funds and leadership needed MONDAY & TU SDAY announced, to insure decent affordable housing for all Night 6:OOPM-IO:OOPM Also declared were America during the 1970's," Humphrey said. Incur Main Dining the quarterly dtvi- "Savings and loan association representatives deride on the 5 per cent attending this Conference are aware," Humphrey Preferred Stock, Ser- pointed out, ':that our industry must provide realistic leadership as well as dollars, if our ies A, the 6 per cent Preferred Stock, Ser- ies B, and the 8-7/8 per cent Preferred Stock, Series C. nation is to solve the housing problems which government largely failed to correct during the 1970's. We expect to set some important and realizable goals at this Conference." This year's meeting will be at the Olympic Hotel, Seattle. Next year's meeting will be held in Fatrbanks, Alaska, with Walter Sczudlo of that city presiding. (20BB55103) (FHT- NC) PORT HUENEME, CALIF, April 26 -- Navy Construction- man Loren H. Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward E. Jones of 4913 139th. Ave., Sno- homish, has returned to the Naval Construc- tion Battalion Center, Port Hueneme, Calif. after a six-month de- ployment to Vietnam WITH FARMERS Room Only Purchase one menu item at regular price and get a second equivalent item at PRICE Main St. Snohomish eee, COAST TO COAST STORE will give from $10.00 to $100.00 rew rd to anyone who will give information that will lead to the recovery of merchandtse stolen from the store such as radios, guns- fishing equipment - tools - lawn mowers etc. The names of those who supply the information will be held in strict confidence. I See George Kopper personally I Deposit Required Many Styles In Wedding Invitations and Announcements Guest Books, Accessories To Choose From Depend on us for beautlfully-printed wedding invitations and announcements, correct in every detail. Reasonable, prompt service. / MONROE MONITOR West Main Street 794-7116