Palestine-Rural Fire District Tax Levy Renewal Measure (March 2013)

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A Palestine-Rural Fire District Tax Levy Renewal measure was approved by an overwhelming majority on the March 12, 2013 election ballot in Benton and Linn Counties, which are in Oregon.

This measure authorizes the Palestine-Rural Fire District to renew a property tax levy of 0.9007 mill ($0.9007 per $1,000 of assessed valuation) for five years in order to fund the operations of the district.[1]

Election results

Palestine Rural Fire District
Approveda Yes 212 84.46%

Election results from Benton County March 12, 2013 election results.

Text of measure

Ballot question:

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

Summary of question:

This measure may be passed only at an election with at least 50 percent voter turnout.

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]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 March 12, 2013 Notice of Tax Levy Election
  2. 2.0 2.1 Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.