Mapleton Fire District Tax Levy, Measure 20-214 (May 2013)

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A Mapleton Fire District Tax Levy measure was approved on the May 21, 2013, election ballot in Lane County, which is in Oregon.

This measure authorized the Mapleton Fire District to renew a property tax levy of $0.70 per $1,000 of assessed valuation for five years in order to fund the operations of the district.[1]

Election results

Measure 20-214
Approveda Yes 151 66.52%
These results are from the Lane County elections office.

Text of measure

Question on the ballot:

Shall Mapleton Fire District impose $0.70 per $1,000 of assessed value for general operations for five years beginning FY 2013-2014? This measure renews current local option taxes.[1][2]


The Mapleton Fire Department provides emergency medical services and fire protection to more than 500 households across approximately 25 square miles. Due to aging equipment, facilities and increased expenditures across the board, i.e. fuel, insurance and maintenance expenses, the current revenues are nto enough to keep up with the rising costs, limiting our department's ability to provide professional services and safety to citizens of our district.

Approval of this five-year extended local option tax levy will allow the department to maintain and upgrade the quality of equipment. This will allow a continuation of the high level of service provided to the community.

The proposed rate will raise approximately $38,313 in 2013-2014; $38,926 in 2014-2015; $39,549 in 2015-2016; $40,181 in 2016-2017; $40,824 in 2017-2018 for a total of $197,793. 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 estimate.[1][2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lane County May 21, 2013 Measures List
  2. 2.0 2.1 Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.