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La Pine Rural Fire District Tax Levy Replacement, Measure 9-90 (May 2013)

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A La Pine Rural Fire District Tax Levy Replacement measure was approved on the May 21, 2013, election ballot in Deschutes County, which is in Oregon.

This measure authorized the La Pine Rural Fire District to replace a 10-year bond issue with a 10-year local tax levy option of $0.23 per $1,000 of assessed valuation for capital replacements as described below in the Summary under the Text of measure section. The estimated annual revenue from this tax is $214,400.[1]

Election results

Measure 9-90
County: ApprovedaYes No
Votes  % Votes  %
Deschutes 2,327 70.24% 986 29.76%
Klamath County 35 70.00% 15 30.00%
Totals: 2,362 70.23% 1,001 29.77%
These election results are from the Deschutes County elections office and the Klamath County elections office.

Text of measure

Question on the ballot:

Shall the District replace an expiring 10-year bond with a 10-year local option levy for capital replacement beginning July 2014?

This measure may cause property taxes to increase more than three percent[1][2]


This measure replaces an expiring bond levy with a tax rate of $0.23/1000 assessed valuation with a local option levy of the same $0.23/1000 rate to provide capital funds over the next ten years for:

• Replacement of three paramedic ambulances which have 150,000-200,000 miles at replacement.
• Replacement of three 25 year old wildland fire engines.
• Replacement of 20 year old fire engine.
• Replacement of 25 year old water tender/tanker.
• Replacement of 25 year old first response/quick attack fire truck.
• Replacement of two 15 year old utility vehicles which have 160,000 miles at replacement.
• Replacement of 15 year old self contained breathing apparatus for firefighters.
• Replacement of 10 year old firefighter protective clothing and gear.

The capital local option levy is for ten years starting in July 2014. The tax rate remains at $0.23/$1,000 which is the current rate of the District’s bond which will expire June 2014. Estimated total annual tax to be received for the purpose of replacing apparatus and equipment is $214,400.[1][2]

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External links


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