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 2015 ANNUAL REPORT

 

The Airway Heights Transportation Benefit District (AHTBD) is publishing its annual report of operations for the year 2015.  The publishing of this report is in accordance with RCW 36.73.160 (2).

 

The Airway Heights City Council created the Airway Heights Transportation Benefit District, an independent taxing district, by ordinance C-793 on April 15, 2013.  The District was created under the authority provided by RCW 35.21.  The District is a governmental special-purpose entity governed by a Board of Directors, created for the sole purpose of acquiring, constructing, improving, providing and funding transportation improvements within the District.

 

The seven-member Board is composed of the seven members of the Airway Heights City Council acting in an ex officio and independent capacity, which has the authority to exercise the statutory powers set forth in chapter 36.73 RCW.  The Chair of the Board is the Mayor of the City; the Secretary of the Board is the City Manager; and the Treasurer of the District is the City Clerk-Treasurer. 

 

The boundaries of the District are identical with the City of Airway Heights city limits.  The District operates under the laws of the State of Washington applicable to a Transportation Benefit District.

 

A ballot measure was proposed and approved in November 2013 to authorize a sales tax of two-tenths of one percent (0.2%) to be collected in the District, effective April 1, 2014.  Collections of these revenues directly from the State started in 2014.  In 2015, sales tax received by the District was $367,992.75. Monies expended in 2015 totaled $708.80. Fund balance at year end was $585,698.99.  The City is developing a pavement management plan and transportation circulation plan that will provide guidance for the Board on what projects will be undertaken from the sales tax revenue.