Creation of Public Utilities District to help fund Asotin aquatic center

Creation of Public Utilities District to help fund Asotin aquatic center »Play Video
Asotin County Family Aquatic Center.
CLARKSTON, WA - The Asotin County Commissioners are working towards creating a Public Utilities District to help bring in funding for the Asotin County Family Aquatic Center.

Commissioner Brian Shinn said the Commerce Department is conducting a financial feasibility study to see if creating a two-tenths of 1% sales tax is plausible and reasonable for county residents. Shinn said if the PUD and sales tax receives a majority vote, the funding opportunities look promising.

"Estimates range from the Department of Revenue for the State of Washington, the last calculation they did for us on this was $550,000," said Shinn.

Shinn said that with the money, the Aquatic Center could possibly enact fee reductions in the future.