Palestine Rural Fire Protection District Operating Tax Levy, Measure 02-83 (May 2013)

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A Palestine Rural Fire Protection District Operating Tax Levy measure was approved on the May 21, 2013, election ballot in Benton County, which is in Oregon.

This measure authorized the Palestine Rural Protection District to renew an operating property tax levy of 0.9007 mill ($0.9007 per $1,000 of assessed valuation) for five years.[1]

Election results

Measure 02-83
Approveda Yes 199 89.24%
These results are from Benton County elections office (dead link)

Text of measure

Question on the ballot:

Shall District renew the $.9007 per $1,000 of assessed value for five years beginning in 2013-2014 for fire protection.[1][2]


: Palestine-Rural Fire Protection District's

financial resources have been rapidly depleting in the last couple of years due to an increase in the cost of fire protection service. Therefore, it is necessary to request a renewal of the five-year operating local option tax levy of $.9007 per $1,000 of assessed value to finance the operations of the District beginning in tax year 2013- 2014. The estimated tax raised by year would be $67,531 for 2013-14, $70,232 for 2014-15, $73,041 for 2015-16, $75,963 for 2016-17, $79,002 for 2017-18 for a total of $365,769 over 5 years. The estimated tax cost for this measure is an estimate only based on the best information available from the county assessor at the time of the estimate.[1][2]

Explanatory Statement

This measure will renew the existing temporary operating

tax to help finance the operations of Palestine Rural Fire Protection District. If this measure passes, the District will impose a tax of $.9007 per $1,000 of assessed value within the District for the next five years beginning in 2013-2014. The operating tax rate will be in addition to the permanent rate limit of $1.2493 per $1,000 of assessed value.

Board Members: Roger Biegel
Wayne Henneck
J. David Adams
Christopher Linn
Christine A. Franke
Nicholas Fowler[1][2]

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External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Benton County May 21, 2013 Voter’s Guide
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.