This November, there is levy on the ballot that will directly impact the Northshore Senior Center and our Bothell facilities. The levy is for the Northshore Parks and Recreation Service Area (NPRSA), which was founded in 1988 for the construction of the Northshore Senior Center and the Northshore Health and Wellness Center.
Northshore Senior Center leases the buildings, runs the programs, and pays for basic maintenance of the facilities, while NPRSA is the owner of the buildings and responsible for major repairs. Approaching 30 years old, a recent independent facilities assessment determined that there are approximately $4.7M of repairs needed over the course of the next 10 years to keep the buildings safe and usable. These repairs include roof replacement, siding, windows, drainage and mechanical systems.
At 4 cents per thousand dollars of assessed value, this maintenance and operations levy would cost the owner of a $500,000 home just $20 per year. It’s a modest investment in these important public assets to ensure they remain safe and well maintained for generations to come.
Printed materials that you can share with your neighbors about the impact of this levy are available in our main offices in Bothell.