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Port Of Grapeview News – May 2015

IDD UPDATE:  The legislation that expands the collection period of an Industrial Development District Tax was signed by the Governor two weeks ago.  It becomes law on July 24th. What it means is that the allowable .45 cents per thousand of assessed value is collected over 20 years instead of six.  Let me make a couple of very important points:

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New Deschutes Flood Map Introduced at June 9 Open House

 It can be hard to imagine the devastation that floods can bring to Thurston County communities as warm summer weather sets in, but that’s exactly what emergency management officials will do on Tuesday, June 9 when they host an open house for the updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps for the Deschutes River watershed. “We know flood insurance is probably the last thing on people’s minds when the sun is out and summer is around the corner. But if you wait until the flood waters are at your front door to think about how to protect your home and property, it’s too late,” said Andrew Kinney, Thurston County Emergency Management Coordinator.

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Educational workshop for new nonprofits June 15 in Lacey

OLYMPIA…The Secretary of State’s Corporations and Charities Division is offering an educational workshop for new nonprofits on Monday, June 15, in Lacey. The event is at the Lacey Conference Center (975 Carpenter Road NE) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with lunch provided.

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