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Skamania County Fire District 5 Levy Increase (November 2011)

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A Skamania County Fire District 5 Levy Increase measure was on the November 8, 2011 ballot in the fire district 5 area of Skamania County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 163 (61.51%)Approveda
  • NO 102 (38.49%)[1]

This measure sought to increase the current district levy to a rate of $.90 per $1,000 of assessed property value for a continuing period of time in order to further fund maintenance and operational costs of the district as well as replace equipment as needed.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

The Skamania County Fire District No. 5 Board of FIre Commissioners adopted Resolution 2011-02 to recommend increasing the District's property tax levy. This proposition would allow Fire District No. 5 to increase its expense levy to $0.90 per thousand dollars of assessed value (current level of $0.66) for each collection beginning in 2012. Levy increases in subsequent years would be subject to limitations under RCW 84.55. Funds would support equipment replacement, maintenance and operations.[3]


  1. Skamania County Elections, Current Election Results
  2. Skamania County Elections, Online Voter's Guide (dead link)
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.