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Central Mason-Grapeview fire merger, FD16 levy passing

Two fire and medical service measures on Tuesday’s special election ballot were passing overwhelmingly on the first count.

Grapeview Fire District 3’s proposed merger with Central Mason Fire District 5 to provide fire and emergency medical services to areas covered by the two districts had 545 approval votes for 77.86%, and 155 rejection votes for 22.14%.

West Mason Fire District 16’s proposed property tax levy of 50 cents or less per $1,000 of assessed valuation for six years, beginning this year, for emergency medical services received 437 “yes” votes for 60.11%, and 290 “no” votes for 39.89...


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