Clatskanie Rural Fire District Tax Levy, Measure 4-162 (May 2013)

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

This measure authorized the Clatskanie Rural Fire District to impose an additional property tax levy of $1.2533 per $1,000 of assessed valuation for five years. in order to fund firefighter/paramedic personnel, improved ambulance services and equipment. The estimated annual revenue from this tax is between $530,000 and $600,000. For more details see the Summary under the Text of measure section.[1]

Election results

Measure 4-162 (5-233)
Approveda Yes 24 70.59%
These results are from Clatsop County elections office

Text of measure

Question on the ballot:

Shall Clatskanie Rural Fire Protection District levy $1.2533 per thousand of assessed property value in addition to their base rate?[1][2]


A "yes" vote on this levy would provide funding for additional Firefighter/Paramedic positions, improved ambulance services, purchase of needed replacement equipment and fire hoses, as well as funding for maintenance of the District's buildings and property.

The permanent tax rate alone is inadequate to properly ensure fire and ambulance services. Our community continues to have increasing demand for emergency fire and medical response. Combining the permanent tax rate with a 5-year levy will allow the District to provide staffing and equipment to ensure we can respond to the increasing number of calls for service.

This levy will begin in the 2013-2014 fiscal year. The levy rate of $1.2533 on a home with an assessed value of $100,000 would be $125.33 per year for 5 years.

The proposed rate will raise approximately $536,629 in 2013/2014, $551,834 in 2014/2015, $567,469 in 2015/2016, $583,548 in 2016/2017, and $600,082 in 2017/2018. 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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External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Clatsop County May 21, 2013 Voter’s Guide
  2. 2.0 2.1 Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.