East County Fire District #5 will be receiving additional funds to go toward their “ambulance fund”.
Fire Chief Dan Prater tells KXRO that the passage of the EMS levy will provide funding for the ambulance membership. This membership would help pay for citizens of the District to be transported to hospital emergency rooms by the Fire District without incurring out-of-pocket expenses. The cost would only be the insured amount, as allowed by law.
The EMS Levy rate would be for 50 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation and would start being collected in 2017.
Fire District #14 is failing their excess levy for EMS services for a second time in recent months. The Ocosta Fire Department required a 60% majority for the measure to pass, and is currently receiving 50.77% of the vote. That measure failed in August as well by a 49.76% to 50.24% vote.
In Pacific County, the North Pacific County EMS District #1 also saw an over 60% majority on Tuesday. They proposed an excess levy of $0.60 per $1,000 assessed value for Emergency Medical services. These funds would only be collected up to $460,000.
The Raymond Fire Department posted on their Facebook page;