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Chief: West Mason Fire needs help

‘...had more calls than we’ve ever had...’

If you live in the West Mason Fire District, fire chief Matt Welander wants to talk to you.

The district’s August EMS levy failed despite getting a simple majority, with 436 votes or 54.5% of the votes voting “yes,” but it needed 60% to pass. The levy measure failed to get a majority with 423 “no” votes for 53.07%. Welander said he was sad to see the results of the election and wants some answers on what he needs to do to get some help from residents.

“I’ve obviously not done a good enough job of explaining the realities of the position of the district,” Welander told the Journal. “I don’t kno...


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