Lewis & Clark Rural Fire District Tax Levy, Measure 4-163 (May 2013)

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A Lewis & Clark 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 Lewis & Clark Rural Fire District to renew a property tax levy of $0.75 per $1,000 of assessed valuation for five years in order to pay salaries and benefits for a full-time Fire Chief position, fund the replacement of equipment and continue to fund district operations. The estimated annual revenue from this tax is between $118,000 and $133,000 for a total of $628,855 over the five years. For more details about this tax see the Summary in the Text of measure section.[1]

Election results

Measure 4-163
Approveda Yes 345 73.25%
These results are from Clatsop County elections office

Text of measure

Question on the ballot:

Shall district impose $.75 per $1,000 of assessed value for general operations for five years beginning 2013-2014? This measure renews current local option taxes.[1][2]


The Lewis & Clark Rural Fire Protection District will use the tax revenue from this measure to:

1. Pay salary and benefits to continue a full-time Fire Chief position; and

2. Provide funding toward replacement of fire equipment; and

3. To continue to operate the district at its present level of service. Without this additional revenue, the district must eliminate the full-time Fire Chief position.

It is estimated that this tax will raise $118,448 in 2013-2014; $122,001 in 2014-2015; $125,661 in 2015-2016; $129,431 in 2016-2017; $133,314 in 2017-2018; for a total of $628,855.

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.