Board rearranged after votes come in for elections in Jefferson County

Peninsula Daily News

PORT LUDLOW — One Port Ludlow Drainage District board appointee is out and another is in after votes were counted Tuesday and Wednesday.

Jim Boyer, a Port Ludlow home builder, won 428 votes, or 51.01 percent, to appointee Elizabeth Van Zonneveld's 394 votes, or 46.96 percent, for a six-year term in Position 1 in Tuesday's election.

Allen A. Uyeda, who is retired from the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, kept his seat, winning election to a two-year unexpired term with 427 votes, or 50.89 percent, to Boeing retiree Arthur E. Moyer's 399 votes, or 47.56 percent.

Uyeda and Van Zonneveld, who has served on several boards including the Port Ludlow Village Council, were appointed in 2010.

Boyer was a freeholder candidate in the 2013 charter election and an unsuccessful candidate for a Jefferson County commissioner seat in 2010.

Turnout was 52.44 percent, with 839 ballots returned from 1,600 issued. The second count of ballots was Wednesday. The election will be certified Feb. 18.

Three commissioners serve on the board. They meet at 10 a.m. the second Thursday of the month in the Bay View Room of the Port Ludlow Beach Club, 121 Marina View Drive

The Jefferson County Auditor's Office is receiving a steady flow of ballots in votes on proposed property tax levies in the Chimacum and Brinnon public school districts.

The special election ballots will be counted Tuesday.

As of Wednesday, the Auditor's Office had received 3,265 ballots, or 38.29 percent, of the 8,526 issued in the Chimacum School District election, and 399, or 41.65 percent, of the 958 issued in the Brinnon school's election.

Both measures would replace levies due to expire this year. If passed, collection would begin in 2015.

Chimacum levy

The three-year Chimacum levy would be expected to raise $9 million for the district over three years, assessing $1.67 per $1,000 of property value in 2015, $1.83 in 2016 and $1.99 in 2017.

The current rate is $1.52 per $1,000.

The new levy, if approved, would mean a person owning a $200,000 home would pay $334 in 2015.

Brinnon's proposed two-year levy would not increase from the present rate of $1.06 per $1,000 of property value — meaning a person owning a $200,000 home pays $212 a year.

It would be expected to bring in $605,042 over two years.

Last modified: February 05. 2014 7:26PM
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