County assembling task force to examine track proposal

The Kitsap County commissioners plan to assemble a task force to examine all aspects of the International Speedway Corp.’s proposal to locate a racetrack in Kitsap County, soliciting experts from financial and environmental areas.

“This will be a full team,” said Central Kitsap Commissioner Patty Lent. “We want them to advise the county as to how to move forward. We don’t want to make errors and assume things. We want to go forward with the right information, and we will pay for this.”

The ISC proposal is expected sometime in October, according to spokesman Stann Tate. Lent said there was no schedule for establishing the task force, but she said that a Sept. 6 open meeting would provide much of the information needed to recruit the proper people.

“We will have a team of experts that will look at any bond issues and the entire fiscal package, as well as the environmental aspects,” she said. “With this, we will be able to determine exactly what it will cost.”

Lent said the task force would be of a

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