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File #: 2021-0452    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Second Reading Consent
File created: 12/14/2021 In control: Transportation, Economy and Environment Committee
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the merger of the timberland classification with the designated forestland program; amending Ordinance 7590, Section 1, as amended, and K.C.C. 9.08.010, Ordinance 4461, Section 1, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.22.060, Ordinance 1076, Section 1, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.010, Ordinance 15137, Section 1, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.015, Ordinance 1076, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.020, Ordinance 1076, Section 3, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.030, Ordinance 1076, Section 4, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.040, Ordinance 1076, Section 7, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.060, Ordinance 4462, Section 7, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.070, Ordinance 4462, Section 8, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.080, Ordinance 1886, Section 10, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.090, Ordinance 10511, Section 7, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.100 and Ordinance 13274, Section 4, as amended, and K.C.C. 21A.37.020 and repealing Ordinance 2537, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.110.
Sponsors: Rod Dembowski
Indexes: Timber Land
Code sections: 20.22.060 - ., 20.36.010 - ., 20.36.015 - , 20.36.020 - . , 20.36.030 - , 20.36.040 - , 20.36.060 - , 20.36.070 - ., 20.36.080 - ., 20.36.090 - ., 20.36.100 - , 20.36.110 - ., 21A.37.020 - , 9.08.010 -
Attachments: 1. 2021-0452 transmittal letter, 2. 2021-0452 Dept. of Commerce Letter, 3. 2021-0452 Fiscal Note, 4. 2021-0452 Plain Language Summary-Timberland, 5. 2021-0452 Public Notice Of Intent To Amend, 6. 2021-0452 Regulatory Note-Timberlands, 7. 2021-0452 Legislative Review Form, 8. 2021-0452_SR_Timberland
Staff: Micklow, Andy
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AN ORDINANCE relating to the merger of the timberland classification with the designated forestland program; amending Ordinance 7590, Section 1, as amended, and K.C.C. 9.08.010, Ordinance 4461, Section 1, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.22.060, Ordinance 1076, Section 1, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.010, Ordinance 15137, Section 1, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.015, Ordinance 1076, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.020, Ordinance 1076, Section 3, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.030, Ordinance 1076, Section 4, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.040, Ordinance 1076, Section 7, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.060, Ordinance 4462, Section 7, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.070, Ordinance 4462, Section 8, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.080, Ordinance 1886, Section 10, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.090, Ordinance 10511, Section 7, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.100 and Ordinance 13274, Section 4, as amended, and K.C.C. 21A.37.020 and repealing Ordinance 2537, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.110.
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PREAMBLE:
Current use taxation programs, as defined in chapters 84.33 and 84.34 RCW, offer a property tax reduction to landowners who voluntarily preserve or manage lands within four categories: open space land or land in the public benefit rating system, timberland, designated forestland and farm and agricultural land. The department of natural resources and parks administers the open space and timberland programs, and the department of assessments administers the designated forestland and farm and agricultural land programs.
The timberland program has long had a minimum acreage requirement of five acres. In 2014, the state amended RCW 84.33.035 to lower the minimum acreage requirement for the designated forestland program from twenty acres to five acres, in effect making the timberland and designated forestland programs duplicative. Additionally, RCW 84.34.400 was created to authorize a county legislative authority to terminate its timberland classification and merge it wit...

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