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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Port Commission of the Port of Skagit County, Washington, will hold an open public hearing at an open public meeting of the Port Commission, on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, in the Port Commission hearing room, located at 15400 Airport Drive, Burlington, Washington 3:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, for the purpose of receiving public comment regarding adoption of a resolution authorizing the creation of an industrial development district (the “IDD”).  The IDD shall have those powers granted to industrial development districts by RCW 53.25.100.  All improvements undertaken within the IDD shall be included within and consistent with the Port’s Comprehensive Plan.  In addition, the Port may raise revenue by making a multi-year annual levy of not to exceed $.45 per $1,000 assessed value over a twenty-year period upon compliance with the procedures set forth in RCW 53.36.100.  A copy of the resolution is available to the public at the Port offices.  Testimony will be taken from all members of the public attending the hearing.  Written comments may be sent prior to the meeting to the Executive Director, 15400 Airport Drive, Burlington, Washington  98233.

DATED: December 21, 2016    

If you are a reporter seeking information about the Port of Skagit, please call Andrew Entrikin, community outreach administrator, at 360-757-0011 or email