Selah M&O Levy For New Pool Operations On Primary Ballot
If you live in the city of Selah you’re being asked to support an M&O levy to pay to operate a new aquatic center. A one year $300,000 levy to allow the center to open and replace the current pool. Aimee Ozanich with the Selah Parks and Recreation Service Area. “It can’t be extended it is only for that year. And then by the time we run it for a year we will know and have a better idea of what money we make in revenue and also what it takes to run the pool.” If the levy is supported by a super majority 60 percent of Selah voters it would replace the current pool with 2 pools. A recreation pool and a competitive pool. A lazy river and water features. Plus a new bathhouse will be built along with deck space and a patio seating area. If you’re a Selah property owner the one year M&O levy would cost .21 cents per thousand dollars of assessed value or about $40 a year for the owner of a $200,000 home. The issue is on the primary ballot which is due next Tuesday in the Yakima County Auditors office.