CLALLAM BAY — Nearly 50 people turned out Tuesday night to voice their opinions on the proposed incorporation of the Clallam Bay-Sekiu area.
The incorporation plan met with mixed views, but one supporter said enough signatures have already been gathered to get the measure on the November ballot.
Sekiu resident Leo Klock said he fears the plan could lead to higher taxes for property owners to pay for services such as law enforcement and road maintenance.
“We have followed incorporation since the first time we tried it,”‘ Klock told county commissioners during the meeting at Clallam Bay High School.
“What you’re going to see is a round of property tax hikes and levies,” he said. “When everybody gets their cut, there won’t be enough to fund one deputy.”
Members of a Clallam Bay-Sekiu Chamber of Commerce committee are asking county commissioners to initiate the cityhood process in accordance with state law.This entire report appears today in the Peninsula Daily News. Click on “Subscribe” at left to order your copy, or buy it at hundreds of locations throughout Clallam and Jefferson Counties.