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Port of Grapeview agrees to sales tax funding

The Port of Grapeview completed a hectic agenda of new business Dec. 20 as port commissioners agreed to a memorandum of understanding with Mason County for rural county 0.09 sales tax funding in 2023.

Port Commissioner Jean Farmer said the money has been available for applications “for a while,” but the Belfair sewer had precluded that money from being available to the port.

Under the memo, the port will receive a $20,000 grant it can use to pay for maintenance of its facilities. The port must submit a budget for that maintenance list to the county.

Port Manager Amanda Montgomery said the port...


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