Methow Valley News - 11/15

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Here are the revenue calculations for a 0.2% sales tax add on from a September post I made...
$240K might support the library, the rink, and a pool... Take the burden off the towns regular budget. I believe the Tonasket Pool yearly ops budget was $80-90K... :-)

Year/Qtr Total Taxable Sales
Twisp
2023 Quarter 1 $9,064,861
2022 Quarter 4 $12,132,721
2022 Quarter 3 $13,333,064
2022 Quarter 2 $12,176,874
Total Sales $46,707,520
Add 0.2% pool sales tax $93,415 revenue

Winthrop
2023 Quarter 1 $13,161,226
2022 Quarter 4 $16,394,175
2022 Quarter 3 $24,148,852
2022 Quarter 2 $19,262,811
Total Sales $72,967,064
Add 0.2% pool sales tax $145,934 revenue

Total Pool Sales Tax Revenue per year $239,349
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Whatever option FOP decides to pursue, it should not include “future facilities.” A pool is the only facility we should be voting on.
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SOulman wrote: Wed Nov 15, 2023 3:47 pm
Whatever solution comes about, there will be a significant component of local funding. People should be open to options.

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It can done with volunteers, fund raising and increasing the sales tax by .02% .

Public pool swimmers really don't need to significantly impose the cost of their recreation and pool party fun onto others.

I have no desire to be open to options in order to accommodate the FOP after what they put this community put through yet again.

The MVN left out the part of the ballot language where tax money was also going to be used for related existing and future facilities. So it wasn't just about a 21 million dollar mega pool as stating in that article.
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A fair and reasonable assessment.

It should be clear to everyone involved that an expensive indoor aquatic center has no future in this valley. The same for an un-elected governing body with authority to take on debt and impose taxes.

Going forward folks should be thinking about a modest proposal appropriate to the nature of our community that people can rally behind. Whatever solution comes about, there will be a significant component of local funding. People should be open to options.

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Methow Valley News - 11/15

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Decent article post election day on Proposition 1 Metropolitan Park District...

Friends of Pool to 'regroup' after failed pool proposal_1.png
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