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Pro-incorporation efforts continue

The committee pushing for Silverdale incorporation expects to submit voter petitions to the Kitsap County Auditor's Office today.

Citizens United for Silverdale, needs at least 10 percent of signatures from registered voters in the proposed incorporation boundaries in order to get the incorporation measure to voters in a special spring election.

Marcus Hoffman, committee spokesman, Friday said the group has verified 1,060 signatures and was going out on Saturday to get more. About 982 signatures are needed. The committee plans to have a cushion of about 200, Hoffman said.

The auditor's office must verify the signature petitions in order for the committee to continue its incorporation efforts.

Hoffman said the committee is readying for a ballot measure for residents to vote on whether they want Silverdale cityhood in May 2012.

The committee began petitioning for signatures in the summer.

"It was really fun going door-to-door," Hoffman said. "I was very encouraged."

Members of the community can contact the committee to hear a presentation on the benefits of incorporating Silverdale. They can be reached at UniteSilverdale@gmail.com.

"People will vote 'no' if they don't know, so we have to prove the positive." Hoffman said.

 

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