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Volume 3, Issue 9


September 2005

Voluntary park district annexation

Large areas of Cedar Mill are still not in the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District. This means these landowners don’t pay property taxes to support THPRD. County regulations (County Ordinance 624) now require new developments to annex in, but this is a recent change. The district has initiated a voluntary annexation program that allows individual landowners to annex into the district.

The forms inviting people to join the district were mailed in July, and need to be returned to THPRD by Friday, September 9. As of last week, 90 homeowners have opted to join the district. The district will pay County processing fees which have been as high as $2000.

Out-of-district residents are charged higher fees for THPRD activities and facilities, and have to wait an extra week to sign up for programs. For some families, these higher fees would more than pay for their property tax increase. Many of the people who have signed up, however, simply think it’s the right thing to do.

For more information on the program, call the District office at 503-645-6433.


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