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Fire levy on August ballot

Welander said they are weighing options, merger

West Mason Fire will be on the ballot in August with a $0.50 emergency medical services levy and a lid lift to $1.50.

If the levy and lid lift are approved, it would be $2 per day for a $400,000 house, West Mason Fire Chief Matthew Welander told the Journal. The levy and lift will pay for staff and a new fire engine.

The lid lift requires a simple majority to pass, while the EMS levy needs 60% approval to pass because it is a new tax for the area.

“We need people to come out to the commissioner meetings and tell us what they want,” Welander said March 16. “If they don’t want this, then either...


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