PENINSULA: Jamestown S”Klallam, Clallam agree on rescue costs

BLYN — Clallam County commissioners have signed a year-old agreement allowing the Jamestown S”Klallam tribe to pay a “more fair amount” for emergency calls at its 7 Cedars Casino.

Under the agreement, the tribe will be required to pay $124,260 in delinquent payments accrued since 1995, county Undersheriff Dan Engelbertson said.

Jamestown S'Klallam officials owe $10,813 to Jefferson County Fire District No. 5, $16,220 to Fire District No. 3, $54,065 to the Sequim Police Department and $43,163 to the sheriff's department, Engelbertson said.

Those delinquencies came after tribal officials overestimated anticipated revenues when the casino opened in 1993. The tribe was supposed to pay 2 percent of net win gambling receipts, Engelbertson said.

County commissioners approved the agreement Tuesday in Port Angeles.

For the complete story see Wednesday's Peninsula News, on sale in Clallam and Jefferson counties.

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