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.
| Measure 02-83|
| 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.
||: 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.
||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
J. David Adams
Christine A. Franke