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June 25, 1964     Shelton Mason County Journal
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PAC 2 - .,m~ ...... SHELTON-MASON COUNTY JOURNAL, INC., Publishers Founded 1886 by Grant C. Angle Mailing Address" Box d46, Shelton Phone 426-4412 Published at Shelton, Mason County, Washington, every Thursday. Entered as Secmld-Class Matter at the Postoffice, Shelton, Washington - : 7= INITIATIVE 215 NEEDS YOUR SIGNATI :RE Final push to obtain enough signatures to place Initia- tive 215 on next fall's election ballot are now under way throughout the state. The Journal hopes Mason County citizens who have not yet signed one of the petitions for Initia- tive 215 will do so at the first opportunity for thi's appears to be a 'neasure designed for inereasi ng public pleasure of one Of this state's greatest as- sets--its recreational potential. And best of all, Initiative 215 appears to make this possible without levying additional taxes, Briefly, the program proposed through Initiative 215 (the Marine, Recreation Land Act) and its companion mea- sure, Referendum Bill 11 (the outdoor recreation bond issue), would provide about $25 million over the next ten years for outdoor recreation land acquisition and improve- men( from existing revenue sources. Referendum Bill 11 would authorize the state to sell $19 million of general obligation bonds to be paid by the cor- poration license fees now paying off the Century 21 World's Fair bonds, receipts from which now exceed the amount nec- essary for this purpose. The bond funds would be expended for purchasing outdoor recreation land--parks, beaches, game lands, wet lands, fishing areas, etc., anywhere in the state and would be available as matching funds to local gov- ernment units for the same purposes. Initiative 215 directs that the unreclaimed taxes paid by boat owners and operators on their fuel be used to pur- chase marine recreation land (land adjacent to water suita- ble for [?creation use by watercraft) and access to such land. To explain a bit, under present law boat owners and oper- ators pay state motor vehicle fuel tax (7::/.,c per gallon) on fuel ui.ed in their watercraft unless they have applied for and use a permit which allows them to purchase this fuel "ex tax". Boat owners who do not use this permit may claim a refund of their taxes by applying to the Director of Li- censes. Relatively few boat owners: and operators purchase "(g-tax" or use their reclaim privilege. For several boating groups have supported efforts to obtain use of the unre- claimed boat gas tax money for ptwpo es of general benefit TTT I, O]%--%TA OH eOT TTV 30TW NAL--Puhlt i,, ,, u, i ,,,,,,, ,i , , , m ,,, Legal ublications i u i i m,, NOTI(!E OF iII,',AIIING tiN "VACATION OF ('OUN'I'YROAI) NOTICE IS IlEI~Ie, t~Y (IIVI~N: That (311 Non(hly. May 25. 1.q64. (?. Jack Jq~ll,'s oil SHH' I~.,Ul|O 2. |~,elf':l],+. Wash- inf{t(,ll, p,'oslHlil'd ~1 Pe|ililm for the VacD.lioll of CI,llO[y rlFgl(l, sigacd by hilllSolf and toll el]let Prlq)el'ly OWll!'I'S in the vicinity. |ogetbt,r with a skelch of tim area P(qJtioned. lying' wiihin G(pv(q'aleen( LI~Is 2 lilld :l, Section 2. Townsllip 22 Not lb. ltaag'o 2 West. W. M., flod reqlll,slod Abe ]-;card 1o lit'hi{{ Ill(! i'utibhul to lh,ltliag. Said Petition calls for tlw V;lcalil)n of Ii1, followblg (it.scrii)od l)Ol'tilm of Nm'th Sht,re ( ,nln v lhmd. "A i I mi l,orlien of the old N(n'lh Slh)le Road riglll of way thai }ie,, Smtlhcvly ,d" nml adjnc('ul i