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Kittitas (pronounced 'kit-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
Along with promoting economic development and job creation, these funds are for the purpose of financing
public facilities which are defined as bridges, roads, domestic and industrial water facilities, sanitary
sewer facilities, earth stabilization, storm sewer facilities, railroad, electricity, natural gas, buildings,
structures, telecommunications infrastructure, transportation infrastructure or commercial infrastructure
and port facilities in the state of Washington.
On April 14, 1998, the Kittitas County Board of Commissioners signed
Resolution 1998-045 accepting
the sales & use tax revenues, and also creating a public facilities fund effective July 1, 1998.
On April 18, 2000, Resolution
2000-049 was signed that directed the Conference of Governments (COG) to select qualified applicants
for the distribution of the Distressed County Sales & Use Tax with the guidance of the Board of
The Distressed County Sales and Use Tax Infrastructure Improvement Program application for these funds
can downloaded or obtained from the Kittitas County Public Works Department at (509) 962-7523. Applications
for 2020 Funding will be due to the Public Works Department by July 15, 2019, at 5:00 pm.
Funding will not be available until January 1, 2020.
RCW 82.14.370 Sales and Use Tax for Public
Facilities in Rural Counties
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.