YOU ARE NOTIFIED that on November 17, 2020 the Board of County Commissioners of Yakima County, Washington (the “County”) adopted Resolution No. 339-2020, declaring its intention to create a local improvement district (“LID”) and to order certain improvements within said LID. The boundaries of the proposed LID are as set forth in that resolution.

The proposed improvements consist of the following:

Design and construction of approximately 2,000 feet of 8-inch and 12-inch water main in Kroum Drive, E. Henning Street, S. 43rd Street, S. 42nd Street and S. 41st Street, along with fire hydrants and metered service lines.

The County Utilities Manager has prepared a diagram showing the lots, tracts, and parcels of land specially benefited thereby and has estimated the total cost of the proposed improvements to be seven hundred thousand dollars ($700,000). The apportionment for the domestic water system improvements shall be such that up to seven hundred thousand dollars ($700,000) will be paid by the County with Washington State Department of Health grants, and cost overruns (including bond costs and interest if they should become necessary) shall be paid by special assessments levied against the property within the proposed LID specifically benefited by the proposed improvements.

The cost of improvements described in Section 1 of adopted Resolution No. 339-2020 not covered by grant funds and costs of interim notes and bonds shall be assessed against the property on an in rem basis as each parcel is specifically benefited by such improvements, on the basis of the amount of the special benefits to such property. The assessments shall be for the sole purpose of payment into such local improvement district bond fund as may be specified by the County Commissioners for the payment of local improvement bonds to be issued in part to defray the costs of such improvements and shall constitute a valid in rem lien against each real property tax parcel identified within the area of Exhibit A. The Yakima County Treasurer shall have the full legal ability to collect any and all amounts owing as assessed against the parcels identified in Exhibit A under existing ad valorem property tax and LID collection laws within the state of Washington. Such failure to pay may result in real property foreclosure as authorized under existing applicable Washington law. Actual apportionments may vary from the assessment estimates so long as they do not exceed the figure equal to the increased true and fair value the improvement adds to the property.

The Board is considering the formation of the district and the ordering of those improvements under the petition method prescribed by statute, but first must give notice thereof to property owners within the proposed district and an opportunity to be heard to anyone desiring for or against the proposed improvements.

You are notified that a meeting of the Board of County Commissioners will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 8th, 2020, or as soon thereafter as possible. The meeting will be conducted telephonically. Persons wishing to testify and support or object to such improvements and the formation of a local improvement district must call 509-574-1500 between 9:45 and 9:55 am and provide their name and the matter upon which they are calling to testify to the Clerk of the Board. PARTICIPANTS SHOULD MUTE THEIR PHONES AND REMAIN SILENT UNTIL CALLED UPON BY THE CHAIRMAN TO GIVE TESTIMONY. The regular meeting of the Board of Yakima County Commissioners will be conducted before the Public Hearing. There may be more than one public hearing. Callers will be identified by name when it is their turn to give testimony. Written testimony or translator assistance request may also be submitted to the Clerk of the Board by email to by 4:00 pm on the Monday prior to the hearing.

The estimated cost of such improvements to be borne by and assessed against the described lot, tract or parcel of land located in Yakima County, Washington, of which you are the owner or reputed owner as shown on the tax rolls of the Yakima County Assessor, is as stated on the preliminary assessment roll.

ATTEST: Julie Lawrence, Clerk of the Board

(964765) November 19 and 20, 2020