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The Board of Fire Commissioners will ask voters to approve a fire levy lid lift during the November General Election. If approved by voters, the fire levy would return to $1.06 per $1,000 of assessed property value – the same rate it was in 1995. 

Asotin County Fire District 1 formed in 1951. This is the first time in its history that voters will be asked to approve an increase in funding for the fire levy. 

Call volumes have been steadily increasing (13% since 2011), and the fire district is ready. It has expanded the volunteer firefighter program, and purchased land with a building that will serve as a larger fire station and training facility for firefighters. This station, funded in part with a $750,000 federal grant, will accommodate district volunteers, apparatus and equipment for the next 50 years.

A portion of the lid lift will be used to finish the station project and pay cash to replace aging apparatus instead of financing these projects or purchases which costs taxpayers more with interest payments. In addition to saving lives, these projects are important to maintain the fire district’s insurance rating which is lined to the amount homeowners pay in insurance premiums.

The maximum a fire district is allowed to levy is $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed property value, but Fire District 1 doesn't need that much. Fire District 1 is asking voters to return the fire levy from 72 cents to $1.06 per $1,000. This would cost the owner of a $200,000 home an additional $5.66 per month ($68 per year).  This amount is sufficient to finish the station, maintain emergency service levels and protect its insurance rating with the state.

If you have questions about the proposal, please contact Fire Chief Noel Hardin  at nhardin@acfd1.org or (509) 758-5181.  
 

MORE INFORMATION
Community members with questions about the proposed fire levy lid lift are invited to attend one of two public meetings. Both meetings will be held at 2377 Appleside Boulevard, Clarkston, WA 99403, which is the proposed building for a larger fire station for the District. Meeting dates and times are as follows:


• Tuesday, October 24 – 7:00 p.m.
• Saturday, October 28 – 10:00 a.m.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Answers to frequently asked questions about the levy lid lift can be found here

PUBLIC MEETINGS WERE HELD: 


June 13 at 5:00 PM
July 11 at 5:00 PM 
Fire Station at 2314 Appleside Boulevard, Clarkston, WA 99403



Media Releases

KLEW-TV - February 15, 2017
ACFD1 new fire station hits snag​

Lewiston Tribune - February 15, 2017
Fire Department sparks subject of levy increase

Proposed Fire Levy Lid Lift