News Release 1/23/19
PROPOSITION NO. 1 - PROPOSED MERGER INTO KING COUNTY FIRE
DISTRICT 10 WILL BE ON THE BALLOT AT THE APRIL 23, 2019
The Board of Commissioners took
action at a Special Meeting, January 22, 2019 to place the
merger question back on the ballot for the April 23, 2019
Special Election. The ballot measure requests voter approval
to merge Fire District 27 (Fall City) into Fire District 10.
Fire Benefit Charge Information
Under the Merger Proposal the taxing formula will change
for Fall City. Currently the District levies a regular
levy of $1.20 per $1,000 of assessed value, and a
Maintenance and Operations (M&O) levy which for 2019 is $0.36 per $1,000 of assessed value.
Under the new fee structure, for 2020, the regular levy
would decrease to $1.00 per $1,000 of assessed value, and a Fire Benefit Charge
would be assessed on improvements on your
properties. The M&O levy would not be collected in 2020.
estimated fire benefit charges currently assessed by
District 10 and estimated taxes approximately 78% of the 2,478 residential tax parcels in
Fire District 27 would have a decrease in their fire
the average savings is estimated at $136 per year.
Approximately 15% or 375 parcels would see an increase in
their fire assessments; the average increase is estimated at
$66 per year. About 7% or 177 parcels would see no change.
Of the 62 identified Commercial properties in Fire
District 27; 21 parcels will see a tax decrease and 41 will
see an increase.
The above estimates were prepared using parcel information
that was obtained from the King County Assessor's Office
during the first week of November 2018 and uses an estimated
tax rate and an estimated benefit charge. The actual tax
rate and benefit charge that will be used to calculate the
actual impacts will not be established until the budgeting
process is completed in November 2019 and are dependent on
the amount of the benefit charge. Using newer tax parcel or
rate information for comparison may change the FBC
relationship and accuracy of the estimate.
Proposed Merger Tax Comparison Report
To look up your property by address
To look up your property by parcel no.
D10-D27 Merger Summary Cost Document
What is a Fire Benefit Charge?
A Board appointed Committee was
formed in January of 2018 to evaluate consolidation options
for improving the District's service levels and long-term
financial sustainability. The following informational
reports were presented to the Board of Commissioners by the
Town Hall Meeting - Power Point Presentation
Committee Report to the Commissioners
of Snoqualmie Option Pro's/Con's
►Map of Fire District 27
►Map of Eastside Fire & Rescue
►Map of Fire District 10
of City of Snoqualmie Fire & Rescue
of All King County Fire Protection Districts and
For more information call
425-222-5841 and ask for Chief Connor or email to