"Supporters have no plans for incorporation election, part III"

"Although the margin of defeat would allow another run at cityhood, Silverdale incorporation supporters are down for the count after last week's vote.Given the spread of the vote and even if it was a close loss, I don't see if you could do it again for another 10 years, said Citizens for Silverdale spokesman Don Harris.Incorporation failed by a margin of 2,557-1,775, or 59.03 percent to 40.97 percent, on Feb. 2.If the measure was voted down by 60 percent or more, proponents would be barred from resubmitting the proposal for three years. Even though the election results are not yet final, that margin does not seem likely, leaving the door open for an immediate resubmission.Unlike the last failed incorporation vote in November, when cityhood lost by just five votes and incorporation proponents came back swinging, the tone on Monday was reticent.I haven't heard discussion of resubmitting an incorporation proposal, Jim Kendall said. Kendall was president of Silverdale-Now, the incorporation proponent that got the proposal from the drafting stage onto the ballot.It's a little too early to think about it. ... I think everybody is trying to assess what happened and why, Kendall said. It was an interesting outcome. I won't go into the wheres and whyfores it happened because it doesn't matter.Fellow president Richard Sheak, who steered Citizens for Silverdale, was similarly low-key about another run. Not right now, Sheak said, though he denied rumors that Citizens had disbanded. We're still an entity. For now, we're going to pay off any money we still owe and then take it from there.As for resubmitting, Sheak would not speculate. The process is pretty long and drawn out. It took almost two years last time - people are tired. Right now, it's time to spend time with families, he said."

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