Voters to Decide on $13 Million Bond Measure for Fire District

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Umatilla County Fire District #1 has put Bond Measure 30-148 on the May ballot to fund equipment, vehicles, and station renovation.

The fire district covers the greater Hermiston and Stanfield area and provides both fire and ambulance service.

The bond will provide $13.145 million over the next 20 years at a cost of about $0.23 per $1,000 assessed value to property owners. The funds will focus on three priorities:

  • Protecting our first responders’ health and safety as they protect our communities.
  • Ensuring reliable fire and ambulance response times as call volume continues to increase.
  • Maintaining and modernizing equipment and facilities to reduce maintenance costs and phase out obsolete vehicles.

Ballots are due Tuesday, May 18 and can be returned by mail or at the drop box at the Stafford Hansell Government Center at 915 S.E. Columbia Drive.

Learn more about the bond at www.yeson30-148.com.

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