Once every four years, Vashon Park District renews its maintenance and operation levy. This year, ballots will be mailed to Vashon voters April 3rd and must be postmarked by April 23rd.
This levy will replace the District’s expiring levy. It is the only money the Park District gets for maintenance and operations. The days of living on borrowed money are over.
The proposed four-year Maintenance and Operations Levy would authorize the collection of levy amounts estimated to be $0.52 per $1,000 of assessed property value in each of the years between 2020 and 2023. The tax rate from the levy is projected to add $60 to current taxes on a $500,000 property. Homeowners who are 61 or older, or disabled, may be exempt.
Vashon Park District has worked hard over the years to get on solid financial footing. VES field is completed with new lights. Vashon youth and seniors enjoy a year round pool.
This levy will result in an increase in Parks revenue of approximately $450,000 over the four-year period. This will allow the Park District to tackle deferred maintenance on essential infrastructure projects to Agren and BARC fields; Lisabeula and Agren parking lots; major work on the Belle Baldwin house; the Inspiration Point wall; and various projects at Point Robinson. The Park District will also use this money to install restrooms at all parks, and work on invasive species remediation.
A Yes vote on Proposition #1 in April will ensure Vashon-Maury Island parks continue operating at current levels while maintaining Vashon’s valuable parks.