Mason County Fire Districts 6 & 9 Levy Implementation (August 2011)

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A Mason County Fire Districts 6 & 9 Levy Implementation measures was on the August 16, 2011 ballot in the fire district 6 and 9 areas of Mason County.

This measure was approved only in district 6.[1]

This measure sought to implement a levy in both districts which would be set at a rate of $.35 per $1,000 of assessed property value for period of ten years in order to help pay for maintenance and operational costs of the districts.[2]

This measure was also on the November 2010 ballot but was defeated as it did not get the 60 percent super majority needed to pass. Fire fighters in district 6 have been going around the area trying to promote the measure and hoping for greater support this time. They also hope that because there are less items on the ballot it will have a better chance of getting approved. The levy had expired last year so the district is currently running off of reserve money, but it was noted that it will not survive long that way.[3]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

The Board of Commissioners for Mason County Fire Protection District No. 6 adopted Resolution No. 195, concerning a proposition to finance maintenance and operations expenses. This proposition would authorize the District to levy taxes for the provision of emergency medical services pursuant to RCW 84.52.069 in the amount of $0.35 per $1000.00 of assessed valuation for each of ten consecutive years beginning with levy year 2011 for collection in 2012.[4]

References

  1. Mason County Elections, August Election Results
  2. Mason County Elections, Online Voter's Guide
  3. Kitsap Sun, "Union Fire District Will Place EMS Levy on August Ballot," August 8, 2011
  4. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.