PORT ORCHARD — Silverdale should not incorporate, at least not right now. That was the recommendation from the county’s Boundary Review Board at a meeting Thursday night where members reviewed a proposal to incorporate the county’s retail hub.
The board voted 3 to 1 in favor of the recommendation. Regardless of the board’s decision, the proposal to incorporate will go before voters likely in February. Ultimately it will be up to the people living within the proposed boundaries to decide if Silverdale becomes a city. The incorporation proposal met most of the criteria required by state law, but the majority of the review board said it couldn’t recommend supporting the effort because of the public testimony it received.