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BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS <br />COUNTY OF KITTITAS <br />STATE OF WASHINGTON <br />RESOLUTION NO. 2O2O- A A5 <br />A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE REFUND OF THE FIRE ASSESSMENTS <br />COTLECTED ON AIRPORT TEASES STARTING AUGUST 2O2O <br />WHEREAS, on August L,2020, the County Auditor's office started collecting and billing the lessees of the <br />Airport, which was previously done in the Department of Public Works, AND <br />WHEREAS, the language in the lease contracts states a fire protection assessment would be assessed to the <br />lessee for "ln lieu of taxes for fire protection services", AND <br />WHEREAS, the County Auditor has been collecting the funds for the fire assessment from the lessees and <br />placing those funds in a special account. <br />WHEREAS, verification from the County Assessor shows they lessees are being assessed property taxes on <br />their buildings which includes taxes for the Fire District. <br />WHEREAS, On November 23,2O2O, the Budget & Finance Manager presented to the Board of County <br />Commissioners information regarding the Airport leases for the fire assessment fees, AND <br />WHEREAS, after discussion the Board of County Commissioners approved the funds collected since August <br />2, 2O2O should be returned to the lessee <br />NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Board of County Commissioners direct the County Auditor to credit <br />the lessees who have paid the fire assessment fees since August 2O2O, and to not charge the fire assessment that is <br />included in the lessee agreements. <br />NOW THEREFORE BE lT FURTHER RESOLVED, the fire assessment fees collected and remitted to the Fire <br />District prior to August 2020, will be resolved later between the Fire District Commissioners and the Kittitas County <br />Board of County Commissioners. <br />DATED this L5th day of December 2O2O, at Ellensburg, Washington <br />BOARD OF SSIONERS <br />KITTITAS ,wA <br />Z Clerk of the <br />n Deputy Clerk of the Board <br />Com mlssloner