I am writing in support of the Northwest Parks and Rec Dist. 2 levy that will be on November’s ballot.
This levy will be voted on by all voters in the Blaine School Dist. and should be noted for its importance to all citizens of northwest Whatcom County and especially those in Blaine and Birch Bay. Studies have shown that without question the health and quality of life of a community are in direct proportions to the quality of its parks. Northwest Parks and Rec. provides dozens of services, from programs to playgrounds that directly benefit thousands who live in this area. And, as time goes on, these numbers will only grow. Unfortunately, if this levy fails to meet the 60% majority needed the NW Parks and Rec Dist. 2 will cease to exist and bring to an end all of the valuable services it provides. It truly is a “do or die” situation.
At a levy rate of $.10 per thousand, or $20 per year for four years on a home assessed at $200,000, it will cost less than a cup of coffee or $1.66 per month for the average tax payer. This is an absurd return on investment that brings a greater economic value to each of us and to our community, as well as provides health, safety, environmental and social benefits. It is a rare opportunity to get so much in return for so little paid. I therefore encourage all voters to look for this important levy on your ballot and vote “YES” for the Northwest Parks and Rec Dist. 2. levy. It’s simply too important not to help get this passed. And please, encourage your friends, family and neighbors to do the same.
The Birch Bay Activity Center, located at 7511 Gemini Street, plays host to several activities that encourage year-round fitness. All the activities are designed for people of all ages to participate, and a large portion of the participants are senior citizens.