King County Fire District 27
King County Fire District 27 is located in Fall City, Washington, nestled in the Cascade foothills 24 miles east of Seattle. The Fire District serves a population of approximately 6,200 people in and surrounding the unincorporated rural town of Fall City. The Fire District service area is 22 square miles.
The area offers many recreational activities from river rafting, hiking, horseback riding, golfing and much more. Two river systems, the Snoqualmie and the Raging rivers cross through the District. Several lakes dot the landscape and the Snoqualmie Falls is a popular attraction that borders the Fire District. Fall City is comprised mostly of residential properties, agricultural farming and service business operations.
FIRE DEPARTMENT NEWS
Fire District to request renewal of its Maintenance &Operations Levy
The Board of Commissioners approved a Resolution to submit a ballot measure requesting voter approval of an excess levy at the November 3, 2020 election. This proposed levy replaces an existing levy which expires this year. The District continues to experience increases in the cost of providing fire protection and emergency medical services and cannot maintain current staffing and service levels within the limitations of the District’s Regular tax levy. The renewal of the M&O levy will provide the necessary funds for the District to maintain and improve the level of service in the District.
The District is requesting the following four-year levy:
$650,000 to be collected in 2021 (estimated levy rate of $0.47 per $1,000 of assessed value)
$676,000 to be collected in 2022 (estimated levy rate of $0.47 per $1,000 of assessed value)
$703,000 to be collected in 2023 (estimated levy rate of $0.47 per $1,000 of assessed value)
$731,000 to be collected in 2024 (estimated levy rate of $0.47 per $1,000 of assessed value)
The M&O Levy is expected to cost $47.00 annually or $3.92 per month for ever $1,000 of assessed value.
A taxpayer with a property valued at $500,000 would see an increase from the 2020 M&O Levy of approximately $0.12710 per $1,000 assessed value, which equates to $63.55 per year or $5.29 per month.
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